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SW Health and Human Services expands security

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MARSHALL — The regional Southwest Health and Human Services joint powers board voted Wednesday to expand emergency button availability for staff at county-based offices. The board approved a recommendation from administrators to spend $4,535 for emergency buttons (known as panic buttons) in ...

Clarkfield school demolition options under review

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CLARKFIELD — The city of Clarkfield will soon make a choice between two demolition options for the former K-12 Clarkfield school. The choice will shape the future of a large land area close to both the downtown business district and U.S. Highway 59. It includes land that currently contains ...

Marshall to roll out new bike share program

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MARSHALL — Getting around town, or just going for a ride, should become a little easier for cyclists in Marshall this summer. At least that’s the goal of a new bike share program that will start next week. The program will make a total of nine bicycles available for the public to check ...

Crime and Accidents for May 17

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MARSHALL — A 27-year-old man turned himself in on a Lyon County warrant at 3:12 a.m. Wednesday at the Law Enforcement Center, Marshall Police said. BALATON — An incident reported at 12:39 a.m. Thursday on the 100 block of North Central Avenue is under investigation, the Lyon County ...

A team effort

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MINNEOTA — Kim Gades, high school speech coach for the Minneota School District, was surprised by her peers this spring for the second time in three years. Speech coaches from about 20 high schools named her the region’s speech coach of the year for 2019. She won the award for the first ...

Minnesota on tap

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MARSHALL — Shopping local isn’t hard for fans of craft beer in Minnesota — there are breweries in all corners of the state. And this week, around a dozen craft brewing companies, including area breweries, will all be bringing their products to Marshall for tasting. The Made In Minnesota ...

YMC Board caps off justice center camera changes

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GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine County Board approved a last step Tuesday in upgrades to surveillance camera systems at the county justice center. The board approved new cameras for the veterans’ memorial area and the north side of the building. The camera units and related wiring, ...

Crime for May 16

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TRACY — An animal complaint was reported at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday on the 200 block of Ninth Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. TRACY — An animal complaint was reported at 9:44 p.m. Tuesday on the 3200 block of U.S. Highway 14, Tracy Police said. No further ...

Referendum passes

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MARSHALL — A $29.8 million building referendum that would replace the current West Side Elementary and update other public school buildings was passed by Marshall voters on Tuesday. According to unofficial vote totals, the referendum received 1,950 “yes” votes and 1,180 “no” votes, ...

UCAP gets $2.5 million to begin Head Start construction

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MARSHALL — After months of planning, United Community Action Partnership has been awarded $2.533 million from the Office of Head Start toward the construction of a Head Start facility. UCAP Executive Director Nancy Straw said the award announcement brings relief and excitement. ...

City approves tree-planting guidelines

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MARSHALL — Members of the Marshall City Council approved a new city policy for tree planting on Tuesday afternoon — but not without some questions first. Some council members questioned the wording of parts of the policy, and how it would affect property owners. The policy proposal was ...

Wind energy company to hire 300

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MARSHALL — A wind energy company looking to hire around 300 people for a project near Lake Benton and other projects outside Minnesota held a job fair Tuesday at the Lyon County Government Center. While the job fair was slow to steady throughout the afternoon, Colleen Mertes, a recruiting ...

Crime and Accidents for May 15

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COTTONWOOD — An incident reported at 8:39 a.m. Monday on the 100 block of Lindsay Drive is under investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. COTTONWOOD — A report is pending on a domestic incident reported at 11:56 a.m. Monday on the 100 block of West Fifth Street North, ...

‘A perfect match’

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MARSHALL — Oct. 15, 2018, was a day when Brenda Olsen and Lisa Myhrberg’s world caved in. Their hair salon, Perfect Styles — their home away from home for the past 30 years — was destroyed from a fire at 348 W. Main St. That was also the day that Darrel Hoogheem drove up in the ...

Marshall school referendum election today

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MARSHALL — Voters will decide fate of the Marshall Public Schools District $29.8 million building referendum today. The polling site located inside the Marshall Middle School at 401 Saratoga St. will open at 7 a.m. today and close at 8 p.m. The referendum is a single-question ballot that ...

Audience to help drive plot for ‘Museum’ production

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MARSHALL — For Marshall High School’s latest theater production, the actors will only be a few inches away from the audience members. Marshall High School’s Tiger Theatre is presenting “Museum” Wednesday-Friday in the lobby of the Schwan Community Center for the Arts. Hors ...

Crime and Accidents for May 14

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COTTONWOOD — A report is pending on a family matter reported at 7:48 a.m. Monday on the 100 block of West Fifth Street North, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. TRACY — An incident reported at 4:19 p.m. Saturday on the 1900 block of Lyon County Road 11 is under investigation, ...

‘Always a Mustang’

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MARSHALL — “We call this ceremony a commencement for a reason,” Southwest Minnesota State University President Connie Gores said as she spoke with the university’s 2019 graduating class. Commencement didn’t just mark the end of students’ time at SMSU. “It’s the start of ...

A culture question-and-answer

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MARSHALL — The two languages use the same letters. But learning the written form of the Hmong language is not like learning the ABCs in English, area residents found out. A slide that presenters Kou Thao and Khou Lor cued up listed all the different parts used to write the sounds spoken in ...

Fishing opener yields mixed results for anglers

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SLAYTON — Windy and cool temperatures didn’t stop fishing enthusiasts from putting their lines in the water during Saturday’s Minnesota fishing opener. By noon, people were scattered across Lakes Shetek and Sarah, fishing for walleye, northerns, crappies and perch. The results ...