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Area wind turbine foundation system wins award

Business

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon cleantech company that developed a new concrete-saving, CO2-reducing foundation system for wind turbine towers has been awarded the 2019 Merit Award from the Post-Tensioning Institute, based on the first installation of the foundation technology in southwest ...

Crime and Accidents for May 13

News of Record

MARSHALL — An incident reported at 9:57 a.m. Saturday on the 200 block of Stephen Avenue is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An incident reported at 8:32 a.m. Saturday on the 600 block of Soucy Drive is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL ...

Nursing professionals ‘never stop learning’

Local News

MARSHALL - Southwest Minnesota State University’s four-year nursing degree program continues to grow, and at the same provides a much-needed opportunity for both nursing students and regional health care facilities. It produces four-year graduates such as Chelsea Self, a Tracy resident who ...

Main Street building back in business after October fire

Local News

MARSHALL — It’s been nearly seven months since a fire closed down a Main Street building housing a dozen local businesses. But while some work on the inside of the building is still going on, things are getting back to normal. Dan Vogt, owner of the building at 348 West Main, said ...

House Democrat issues subpoenas for Trump tax returns

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Democrat on Friday issued subpoenas for six years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns, giving Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig a deadline of next Friday to deliver them. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, ...

Stocks rebound as hopes rise that trade tensions will ease

Business

Wall Street capped a turbulent week with a late-day rally Friday after shaking off an early slump triggered by the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China. The market fell sharply in the early going after the U.S. raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods ...

Risky politics? Trump wields his tariffs as a weapon at home

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — His trade war already raging worldwide, President Donald Trump on Friday brandished his aggressive approach as a political weapon at home, too, casting himself as a fighter for American workers and scorning his chief Democratic rivals as weak. Trump’s actions have already ...

Crime-Accidents

News of Record

TRACY — A runaway was reported at 7:34 a.m. Friday on the 400 block of Harvey Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. RUSSELL — A scam reported at 5:17 p.m. Thursday on the 300 block of Hill Street is under investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office ...

‘Their chance to shine’­

Features

MARSHALL Marshall High School senior Rachel Thomsen, wearing a blue and gold dance outfit, knelt down at a far corner of the basketball court inside the Southwest Minnesota State University PE gym. As the music to “Jealous of the Angels” blared throughout the gym, the large crowd ...

Fatal farm accident reported in rural Vesta

Public Notices

VESTA — A fatal accident was reported early Friday morning in rural Vesta. Orlean Alvin Stage, 52, died of injuries he received in the accident at a farm in rural Vesta, in Redwood County. According to the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to the farm around ...

Huron Road closed starting Monday

Public Notices

MARSHALL — Construction that will temporarily close Huron Road, in the Marshall industrial park, will begin Monday, the Marshall City Engineer’s Office announced. Huron Road will be closed until further notice, and motorists should plan on taking alternate routes. The construction ...

Area lakes in ‘great shape’ for catching walleye

Local News

MARSHALL — It was a rough winter — for fish as well as people, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. But while some area lakes may have seen partial fish die-offs due to this year’s extreme winter weather, populations in southern Minnesota are looking good for Saturday’s ...

Head-on crash injures four near Balaton

Local News

BALATON — Four people were injured, two of them seriously, in a head-on crash Thursday morning on Lyon County Road 5, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said. An 18-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy were transported by air from Avera Marshall Medical Center to hospitals in Sioux Falls, ...

Crime and Accidents for May 10

News of Record

TRACY — An animal complaint was reported at 7:40 a.m. Thursday on the 500 block of Madison Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — A 17-year-old boy was arrested for underage consumption, domestic assault and disorderly conduct in an incident at 11:56 ...

Simulating poverty

Local News

By Karin Elton kelton@marshallindependent.com MARSHALL — What’s it like to be poor? People whose job it is to help the less fortunate got a chance to find out how to try to navigate through life on limited resources. Southwest Health and Human Services sponsored a “poverty ...

SW Health and Human Services reaches balanced budget goal

Local News

MARSHALL — Southwest Health and Human Services had a three-year string of budget deficits, one that ended when it finished 2018 solidly in the black. Agency director Beth Wilms said the six-county agency, which serves Lyon, Redwood, Murray, Lincoln, Pipestone and Rock counties, finished ...

Hands-on experience

Local News

MARSHALL — Nonprofits rely on volunteers and an agency that helps the elderly and their caregivers has been helped immensely by three Southwest Minnesota State University seniors. “It has been an absolute godsend to have had three students help this semester,” said Rebekah Reynolds, ...

Crime and Accidents for May 9

News of Record

MARSHALL — A report is not complete on a domestic incident at 6:48 a.m. Wednesday on the 200 block of West Redwood Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 39-year-old woman was cited for failure to provide proof of insurance in a traffic incident at 9:24 p.m. Tuesday at the ...

Lawn care

Ag and Extension

When the rain decides to stop, we will all be out mowing our lawns. There isn’t anything like the smell of freshly cut grass on a spring day especially if it is the first couple of times that we are able to get out and mow. Lawn care is getting a lot of press these days because our lawns are ...

‘Time to replace them’

Local News

MARSHALL — Aaron VanMoer wants to get rid of all the “Christmas trees” in Lyon County. The county engineer told the Lyon County Board at its regular meeting Tuesday morning that the intersection street signs that look like trees are faded and “have met their life expectancy and it’s ...