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Crime MARSHALL — A report is not complete on a scam reported at 8:05 a.m. Thursday on the 1300 block of Nwakama Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A report is not complete on property damage reported at 6:27 a.m. Thursday on the 2600 block of Lyon County Road 8, the Lyon County ...

Touring in place

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MARSHALL Who knew Marshall has a street called Denali? Or an Amber Court or Kaleb Circle? There is more to Marshall than you may know. Marshall residents are that much the wiser after taking a Marshall Economic Development Tour last Friday, Nov. 2. “Sometimes we get stuck on our ...

Lincoln County pursues Small Cities housing grants

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IVANHOE — The Lincoln County Board gave the green light for an application to the Small Cities housing rehabilitation program at Tuesday’s meeting. Lincoln County Housing and Redevelopment Executive Director Vince Robinson updated the board on the process of applying for Lincoln County’s ...

Favorite son (-in-law) wins governor’s race

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IVANHOE — Minnesota’s governor-elect Tim Walz had a little extra help from his local connections. Walz is the son-in-law of Val and Lynn Whipple of Ivanhoe. They along with their daughter, Gwen Whipple Walz, and their other daughters attended his victory party Tuesday night in St. ...

Ivanhoe Elementary students choose Johnson over Walz

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IVANHOE — While voters cast ballots on Tuesday, Ivanhoe grade school students took part in a mock election. In that process, Tim Walz lost to Republican candidate Jeff Johnson by a vote of 20 for Johnson compared to 15. Other Democratic candidates including Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. elect Tina ...

Marshall High mock election mirrors real one

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MARSHALL — One vote really can make a difference in an election as Marshall High School students and staff recently found out after taking part in a mock election process. While one race was determined by a single vote, the overall outcomes basically mirrored actual results from Election ...

tru Shrimp finalizing harbor plans

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BALATON — trū Shrimp has started the process of finalizing construction plans for a 67-acre shrimp harbor complex in Luverne, according to a Wednesday press release. The trū Shrimp Company’s board of directors approved the continued development of Luverne Bay Harbor Complex during its ...

Speed limits to go up on U.S. 59, other area highways

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Traffic will officially be moving a little faster on several area highways by the end of the year, as the result of a study by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT District 8, which includes 12 counties in southwestern Minnesota, announced Wednesday that the speed limit on parts of ...

State legislators keep seats in area House races

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Election Day ended with victory for incumbent candidates in area races for the Minnesota House of Representatives. In the region, Rep. Chris Swedzinski, Rep. Joe Schomacker, and Rep. Rod Hamilton each held on to seats in the state Legislature. Swedzinski, R-Ghent, said Tuesday that he ...

Dimmers in as Tracy mayor; Telkamp re-elected Murray Co. sheriff

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Tuesday’s elections had an impact on state and national politics, but there were also notable results for local government and schools. In the area around Marshall, there were contested races for city, county and school district positions. In area city races, the city of Tracy had an ...

Crime for Nov. 8

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MARSHALL — A 40-year-old female was arrested for domestic assault in an incident reported at 2:34 a.m. Wednesday on the 400 block of Jewett Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A 37-year-old male was arrested for drug possession and held for court in an incident reported at 11:59 ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

Women in Ag Network December Workshop is Dec. 13 in Willmar The Women in Ag Network will host its December workshop, Micro-Loans, Grants, and Traditional Farm Financing, on Dec. 13 in Willmar at the University of Minnesota Regional Extension Office (1802 18th St. NE, Willmar). Starting with ...

Labat, DeCramer elected to Marshall City Council

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MARSHALL — The Marshall City Council will have one new face and one returning member in 2019. After local elections Tuesday night, Marshall City Council member John DeCramer was re-elected in Marshall’s Ward 1, while Russ Labat was elected in Ward 2. “I’m ecstatic,” Labat said ...

Chapman, Runchey and Ziemer elected to Marshall School Board

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MARSHALL — The results of the Marshall Public School board race revealed that the top three vote-getters were Sara Runchey (3,825 votes), Jeff Chapman (3,075 votes) and Aaron Ziemer (2,947 votes). Edged out was Ben Walker with 1,878 votes. A total of 17,529 votes were cast, including 51 ...

Survey says

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MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University political science students collected 328 surveys on Election Day Tuesday in Lyon County and weighed in with their predictions and findings regarding the Lyon County Exit Poll. “I think it was an amazing experience,” SMSU junior Fatouh ...

Crime and Accidents for Nov. 7

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MINNEOTA — A 24-year-old male was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign at 7:32 a.m. Tuesday on the 3900 block of 160th Avenue, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — A 19-year-old female was arrested for first and fifth degree sale of drugs in an incident reported ...

Future hearings set for three in Marshall sex sting

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MARSHALL — Future hearing dates have been set for three men arrested in connection with an undercover prostitution sting in Marshall. Todd Mykle Roberts, 46, of Marshall, appeared in Lyon County District Court on Tuesday on charges of hiring or agreeing to hire a minor for prostitution, ...

Marshall School Board hears Fiscal Year 2018 audit review

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MARSHALL — Hoffman & Brobst Manager Tamara Deutz presented the Marshall School Board with a Fiscal Year 2018 audit review at the work session meeting on Monday. “This is for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2018,” Deutz said. “You had an unmodified opinion, which is a clean opinion ...

A hit or miss start to the season

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MARSHALL — Wet weather hampered the opening weekend of firearm deer season for some hunters around the Marshall area, but others were more fortunate. “I think the weather affected the deer hunting, from the die-hard hunters to the ones that did limited hunting,” said Ryan Michelson, ...