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Recent SMSU grad learns the legal system

Local News

GRANITE FALLS — Madison Getz is spending much of her summer of 2019 working on the front lines of county-based legal business. Getz, who graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in May with a four-year degree in justice administration, is assisting Yellow Medicine County Attorney ...

Legacy Grant funds help preserve National Register places

Local News

The Murray County Museums have received three grants in the last six months from the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Fund administered through the Minnesota Historical Society, according to museums coordinator Janet Timmerman. These grants are made possible by the Legacy ...

Seeking the positive

Business

MARSHALL — It all began with a school project. Eric Leach, Parker Terfehr, and Simon Zahrbock, recent graduates of Marshall High School, started TZ Clothing, a business and clothing line, in December. It started when Terfehr and Zahrbock worked on a school project involving the ...

Crime for July 8

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 20-year-old Marshall woman was cited for minor possession in an incident reported at 1:04 a.m. Friday on the intersection of North Fourth Street and West Lyon Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A cat at large was taken to the kennel in an animal complaint reported at ...

Special delivery

Local News

MINNEOTA — She had just started having contractions Wednesday morning, Stephanie Schilling said. But as her sister was driving her from Porter to the hospital in Marshall, Schilling could tell that her baby was going to be born sooner than expected. Schilling called 911. “I told them, ...

Collision with deer injures motorcyclist

Local News

VESTA — A Franklin man was injured when his motorcycle hit a deer early Thursday morning in Vesta Township, the Minnesota State Patrol said. Paul Woods, 61, was riding westbound on Minnesota Highway 19 around 5:30 a.m., when his motorcycle struck a deer, the State Patrol said. The ...

having fun painting

Local News

Young children at Amanda Schwartz’s day care in Marshall painted tiles (and sometimes legs and arms) Wednesday morning. The tiles will have felt pads on the bottom so they can be used as a coaster, Schwartz said.

Trump pick for Fed says she does not want to harm investors

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Economist Judy Shelton, tapped by President Donald Trump for a seat on the Federal Reserve board, said on Friday she does not favor credit tightening by the Federal Reserve that would harm investors. In a CNBC interview, Shelton sought to align her past criticism of the ...

Burned Jim Beam warehouse was insured

Business

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Jim Beam storage warehouse that burned down, destroying 45,000 barrels of aging whiskey, was equipped with sprinklers and was insured, the company says. Meanwhile, the famed distiller is still assessing the loss of the bourbon. Remnants of the fire that erupted ...

US stocks cap milestone-setting week with modest losses

Business

Bond yields rose and stocks mostly bounced back from an early slide to finish with modest losses Friday, a downbeat end on Wall Street to an otherwise milestone-setting week for the broader market. The small decline snapped a six-day winning streak for the S&P 500, though the benchmark ...

Trump promises order aimed at lower prescription drug prices

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising an executive order that he says is intended to enable the U.S. government to pay lower prices for prescription drugs. Trump says his administration soon would announce a “favored-nations clause,” where the amount paid by the ...

US adds 224,000 jobs, making Fed rate cut less certain

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy’s durability after more than a decade of expansion. The strength of the jobs report the government issued Friday could complicate a decision for the Federal ...

Crime

News of Record

MARSHALL — A traffic incident reported at 1:04 a.m. Friday at the intersection of North Fourth Street and West Lyon Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. TRACY — Noise was reported at 12:30 a.m. Friday at the intersection of South Fourth Street and Greenwood Avenue, ...

One piece at a time

Features

GREEN VALLEY Anyone who’s ever attempted a jigsaw puzzle knows that it takes plenty of time and patience to achieve the main objective. Dan Labat of Green Valley knows that lengthy process from many hours of step by step assembly. Eventually those hours produce picture perfect results ...

Celebrating Independence Day

Local News

MARSHALL — Adults and children ignored a weather forecast that called for chance of thunderstorms and enjoyed Fourth of July festivities at Independence Park Thursday. Many families were relaxing, enjoying the bouncy houses, kite flying, food, the kid’s fishing competition and the city ...

Nursing home closure impacts hospital budget

Local News

SLAYTON — Favorable budget trends this spring at Murray County Medical Center in Slayton are about to be tested by the closing of the city’s nursing home. The Slayton Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, which until several weeks ago housed 38 residents, has completed its closure ...

Burke becomes Murray County’s first administrator

Local News

SLAYTON — Murray County’s search for its first-ever county administrator concluded Tuesday with the hiring of Thomas Burke. Commissioner and Board Chairman Dave Thiner presented a recommendation from the county personnel committee, which includes two out of the five commissioners. It ...

Crime

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 24-year-old man was arrested for domestic assault at 11:57 p.m. Tuesday on the 1500 block of East College Drive, Marshall Police said. COTTONWOOD — Parties in a domestic incident reported at 11:44 p.m. Tuesday on North Barstad Road were separated, the Lyon County ...

Regional Calendar

Public Notices

Today Community Transit hours: 5:45 a.m.-9 p.m. Community Transit hours throughout Lyon County: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. SW MN Arts Council Gallery 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m., 114 N. 3rd St., Marshall. Household Hazardous Waste Facility open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., located in the Public Works ...

Marshall Community Services

Public Notices

For registration information, call 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or log onto https://bit.ly/2mIZEQh. Driver Education Classroom Openings: The next classroom session of Driver Education will be July 7 through July 26. The program will begin with a Parent/Teen session on ...