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7,864 miles of distance learning

Local News

Sirrina Martinez takes distance learning to a new level. The Southwest Minnesota State University student is finishing her senior year while deployed to Africa as a member of the Minnesota National Guard. Martinez, a non-traditional student from Lake Benton, is taking 13 credits online this ...

Crime

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MARSHALL — A 31-year-old man was arrested for drug possession and driving after revocation; and a 24-year-old man was arrested on a Department of Corrections apprehend and detain order; in an incident reported at 6:42 p.m. Thursday on the 800 block of North Sixth Street, Marshall Police ...

Fischbach joins local lawmakers in condemning violence

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MARSHALL — Area legislators and local political party officials were united in condemning the actions of protesters who stormed into the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday. “There is no room for violence, no matter what your group,” said Minnesota state Rep. Chris Swedzinski on ...

No CDA meeting Jan. 11

Public Notices

There will be no Jan. 11 meeting for the Catholic Daughters of the Americas due to the Covid-19 restrictions per the Minnesota Governor’s orders.

Trump supporters gather in downtown Marshall

Local News

MARSHALL — On the same day that members of Congress were supposed to start the process of counting Electoral College votes from the November presidential election, a group of area residents were in Marshall showing their support for President Donald Trump. By 1 p.m., a group of around 25 ...

Walz loosens COVID restrictions on restaurants, gyms and more

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MARSHALL — It wasn’t a full return to normal. But under new guidance from Gov. Tim Walz, businesses like bars and restaurants will be able to return to indoor service at half-capacity next week. While he was disappointed that bars restaurants would still have to close at 10 p.m., ...

Music keeps playing during a pandemic

Local News

It takes more than a pandemic to stop the enthusiasm people have for music. Even though there isn’t the usual schedule of concerts, athletic events and formal practices; music store owners in Marshall find that customers still enjoy singing and playing their favorite ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 7

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 44-year-old man turned himself in on Lyon County warrants at 8:33 p.m. Tuesday at the Law Enforcement Center, Marshall Police said. TRACY — A suspicious vehicle was reported at 7:49 p.m. Tuesday on the 1100 block of Morgan Street, Tracy Police said. No further information ...

New Year’s surprise

Local News

MARSHALL — Andrew and Marisa Kack said they weren’t expecting their new son to be born until later this week. But as it turned out, baby Abram Kack had a surprise in store for them. “On Sunday, (Marisa) was feeling like it might be sooner,” Andrew Kack said. The couple had to make a ...

Lyon Co. to seek new recycling proposals

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MARSHALL — Lyon County’s contract for curbside recycling pickup ends later this spring, and the county will be seeking proposals for a new contract. A request for proposals approved by the Lyon County Board on Tuesday keeps the proposed pickup schedule at every other week, the same as it ...

Swedzinski, Dahms take oath as Minn. Legislature convenes

Local News

MINNEAPOLIS — Both Rep. Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent, and Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, took the oath of office as the Minnesota Legislature convened Tuesday with the COVID-19 pandemic and a new two-year budget at the top of the agenda for a session that will be unlike any before. Battle ...

Crime for Jan. 6

News of Record

MARSHALL — Theft reported at 6:48 p.m. Monday on the 600 block of Kendall Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MINNEOTA — A 17-year-old girl was cited for speeding at 3:52 p.m. Monday at the intersection of East Fourth Street and North Monroe Street, the Lyon County ...

Marshall man injured in Highway 23 crash

News of Record

COTTONWOOD — A Marshall man was injured in a crash involving a car and a semi tractor near Cottonwood on Tuesday afternoon, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The crash was reported at 2:04 p.m on Minnesota Highway 23 just north of 380th Street, the State Patrol said. A 1999 Nissan Altima ...

Fischbach takes oath

Local News

WASHINGTON — Michelle Fischbach was sworn in as a member of the 117th Congress representing Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District during a ceremony on Sunday. Fischbach wrestled the Congressional seat from Democrat incumbent Collin Peterson during the General Election in ...

Marshall Schools extends supt. offer to Williams

Local News

MARSHALL — They had a full slate of applicants for schools superintendent. But Marshall School Board members felt they had more of a sure thing in interim superintendent Jeremy Williams. After talking about the superintendent search process at Monday’s school board meeting, board ...

MDH seeks to increase penalties against Haven’s Garden

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MARSHALL — A Lynd restaurant owner defying Gov. Tim Walz’s shutdown order has raised more than $40,000 for her defense, according to a fundraising website. Meanwhile, attorneys for the Minnesota Department of Health are trying to have penalties increased against Larvita McFarquhar, who ...

Business Briefs for Jan. 5

Business

Bossuyt promoted to executive vice president and COO Todd Bossuyt, CPCU, AIC, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of North Star Mutual Insurance Company in Cottonwood. He began employment with North Star in 1999 as a field representative in ...

Bright lights in rural Taunton

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When they first started adding to their collection of Christmas lights, Austin and Shannon Dritz were doing something they enjoyed. But over the past few years, the display of colored lights at their rural Taunton home each December has started to catch more people’s eyes. “We see a lot ...

Local/state briefs

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Shari Lamke to be new general manager at Pioneer PBS The Pioneer PBS board of directors announced the agreement of employment with Sherece (Shari) Lamke as the regional public television station’s new president and general manager. After an extensive national search involving dozens of ...