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Crime-Accidents

News of Record

Crime MARSHALL — A missing vehicle reported at 1:33 a.m. Friday on the 200 block of North First Street was recovered, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said. RUSSELL — A report is pending on a family matter at 11:44 p.m. Thursday on the 400 block of East Old Highway 23, the Lyon ...

Not a car, not a bike

Features

Described as a cross between a motorcycle and a car with one rear wheel and two wheels in the front, the ultra-rare line of Vanderhall “autocycles” manufactured in Provo, Utah, are a sight to behold at first glance. “I joke with people that it is not for a shy person because it gets ...

Adjusting to the new normal

Local News

MARSHALL — As the world continues to shut its doors over the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, one of the more recent areas to do so has been the hospitality industry. Earlier this week, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz ordered the temporary closure of restaurants, bars and other establishments and ...

Marshall City Council meetings moved to MERIT Center

Local News

Several area government bodies are closing off in-person access to board meetings in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. On Thursday, the city of Marshall announced that Mayor Bob Byrnes determined that in-person city council meetings are not practical because of the outbreak. The city said ...

Crime for March 20

News of Record

GHENT — Parties were separated in an incident reported at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday on Minnesota Highway 68, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. A 20-year-old man was served a trespass notice, and a 39-year-old woman was cited for failure to drive with due care, the sheriff’s department ...

Lunch on the bus

Local News

MARSHALL — Wednesday was the first day many area schools were officially closed down for COVID-19 response. But in a few places around Marshall, big yellow school buses were still waiting for children. In the parking lot outside St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Christina Lonien and Johanna ...

Lyon Co. Law Enforcement Center to close to public

Local News

MARSHALL — Lyon County law enforcement is joining the government agencies and public buildings that are taking precautions against the spread of COVID-19. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office announced it was closing the Lyon County Law Enforcement Center to the public, effective at 4 p.m. ...

Marshall graduate stuck in Peru

Local News

MARSHALL — Tuesday was Day 1 for Dan West, a 2014 Marshall High School graduate who is stuck in Cusco, Peru, because of a government lockdown. He and his buddy from his University of Minnesota days, Jon Du, had plans to go zip lining, mountain biking and hiking to the ancient structures of ...

Weiss named Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau director

Local News

MARSHALL — Cassi Weiss said she’s grown to have “a huge passion” for the Marshall community, and she’s seen the recent growth and progress the Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau has made in building relationships with local businesses. Both of those things were big reasons why ...

Closings and postponements

Local News

Prairie Home Hospice not allowing visitors to Cottonwood facility • Prairie Home Hospice & Community Care has announced that it will no longer be allowing visitors at Prairie Home Fieldcrest Assisted Living in Cottonwood. There are no current signs of the virus within the facility or ...

Crime for March 19

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 19-year-old man was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign at 10:16 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Kendall Street and Legion Field Road, Marshall Police said. BALATON — Theft of an ice auger reported at 7:51 p.m. Tuesday on the 400 block of South Mound Avenue is ...

Gearing up for gardening

Ag and Extension

The sunnier days and warmer temperatures are getting the gardener inside all of us ready to go and pumped up for another summer of gardening in Minnesota. We made it through probably the worst winter has to offer and I am finding that there are many gardeners who have been starting their seeds ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

Food regulations class has been canceled The free training on local food regulations scheduled for April 7 at the Marshall Area YMCA has been canceled because of COVID-19 concerns, said Kim Guenther, Marshall Farmers’ Market coordinator. All unnecessary travel, including for such trainings, ...

Closures and cancellations within the region

Local News

Social Security Offices are closed • All local Social Security offices are closed to the public for in-person service. This decision protects the population we serve-older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions-and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) ...

Regional Calendar

Public Notices

Today Community Transit hours: 5:45 a.m.-9 p.m.; Red Route, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Blue Route, 8:35 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Community Transit hours throughout eight counties: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Household Hazardous Waste Facility open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., located in the Public Works Building, Marshall. ...

Building savings in a time of emergency

Business

(AP) — If you are going to stockpile anything these days, consider liquid savings. A stash of easily accessible money to tap for emergencies is always important, but it is critical at times like these when people face potential layoffs and deep economic uncertainty. Experts generally ...

Crime for March 18

News of Record

TRACY — A suspicious incident was reported at 2:28 a.m. Tuesday on the 1200 block of South Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. GARVIN — Burglary reported at 10:32 p.m. Monday on the 100 block of Polk Street is under investigation, the Lyon County ...

Walz signs farm and disaster aid; expansion of Highway 14

Local News

ST. PAUL (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz signed three bills important to rural Minnesota on Tuesday, in addition to a $200 million package to help the state’s health care system combat the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the laws will offer $50 million in low-interest loans to Minnesota farmers via the ...