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Celebrating Independence Day

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Wilder Pageant to give 300th performance Friday

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WALNUT GROVE — Three hundred is a big number. But when you realize it’s also the number of Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant performances that area residents have made possible over the years, it carries some extra weight. “It’s shocking and amazing,” Bill Richards said Tuesday, as ...

Recycling program rescues unwanted computers

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MARSHALL — Have an unwanted electronic device? It may gain new life and help out a family to boot by donating it to the Lyon County Environmental Office. Roger Schroeder, the Lyon County Public Works administrator, gave an update on one of his department’s recycling programs Tuesday ...

Time for the Fourth and fun in Marshall

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MARSHALL — With the 4th of July holiday weekend fast approaching, many area families will be relaxing together. And in Marshall, a good bet for some all-ages fun will be celebrations at Independence Park. The city’s annual Independence Day event and Festival of Kites is planned to ...

Speaking out for children

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MARSHALL — It wasn’t the first time they had stood with signs out on the corner of Main Street and College Drive. But the cause they gathered for on Tuesday was one that hit close to home, especially for parents and grandparents. “I just cannot imagine taking a child away from its ...

Crime for July 3

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MARSHALL — A report is pending on a domestic incident at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday on the 600 block of South Fourth Street, Marshall Police said. TRACY — A domestic incident was reported at 3:24 a.m. Tuesday on the 400 block of Morgan Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was ...

Water runs through it

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MARSHALL — It’s a problem that comes back with the rain, residents in the neighborhood around Legion Field Road said. Ponding water reaching across backyards had returned again Monday morning, after a severe thunderstorm came through the area. But while the city of Marshall does have a ...

‘Periodic chances’ of thunderstorms throughout the week

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MARSHALL — Radar estimates for rainfall over southwestern Minnesota this weekend show that it received about two to four inches of rain with Ghent and Green Valley receiving the most, according to Jen Hacker, a meteorologist for the U.S. National Weather Service Sioux Falls, S.D. “The ...

Hwy. 14 work put on hold for Wilder Pageant

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WALNUT GROVE — A construction project running on U.S. Highway 14 from Tracy to Revere has been put on hold, to help visitors traveling to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant in Walnut Grove. The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Friday that work on Highway 14 will be suspended ...

Crime for July 2

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MARSHALL — A 35-year-old man was arrested for DWI and placed on a 12-hour hold at 6:11 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 59, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said. MINNEOTA — A suspicious incident was reported at 4:42 p.m. Sunday on the 300 block of East Second Street, Minneota Police said. ...

Prohibited acts

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GRANITE FALLS — With it being the 100-year anniversary of Prohibition, local artists Jess Gorman and Tamara Isfeld collaborated on Prohibited Acts, a project featured at Volstead Days in Granite Falls. The project is funded by the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council. The Days also featured ...

YMC Board OKs IT staff expansion

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GRANITE FALLS — Yellow Medicine County will increase its information technology staff to two full-time employees after wide expansion of its IT network in the past 10 years. The county board approved a request from IT Director Dennis Pederson to increase a part-time position to full-time. A ...

Raising support for epilepsy

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MARSHALL — Jackie Turner’s brother Grant has epilepsy, and this last year had been hard for him. “Last year, my brother, Grant, who has epilepsy, had a tough year just having more frequent seizures. So, I’ve been thinking for years I would love to do a 5K for epilepsy, because I love ...

Business Briefs for July 1

Business

Bjorlie hired at Avera Marshall Big Stone Therapies Jessica Bjorlie has been hired at Avera Marshall Big Stone Therapies as a clinician. She has a bachelor of science degree in athletic training from the University of North Dakota. She is married to Dan Bjorlie and lives in Benson. Bursch ...

New business on the block

Business

MARSHALL — Sarah Kesteloot’s goal to have her own retail business ties in perfectly with the expansion of business activity on North Third Street in downtown Marshall. Kesteloot opened Rustic Hideaway Boutique June 1 as the latest of several successful neighboring business startups in the ...