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New lease on life

Business

GREEN VALLEY — When saving antiques that have substantial wear and tear but plenty of sentimental value, owners in Marshall and nearby locations often turn to Dan Markell. He operates Markell’s Antique Restoration at his acreage north of Marshall. His shop building, originally an on-farm ...

Avera Health announces new chief human resources officer

Business

Avera Health President and CEO Bob Sutton announces that Kim Jensen has been named chief human resources officer for the Avera Health system. She officially begins that role Dec. 30. “Kim brings numerous years of experience with HR leadership – and specifically more than 20 years of ...

SpaceX launches Air Force’s best GPS yet

Business

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has launched the U.S. Air Force's most powerful GPS satellite ever built. A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday, hoisting the satellite into orbit. The satellite was supposed to soar Tuesday but rocket concerns and then ...

London airport open, but location of drone culprit up in air

Business

LONDON (AP) — London's Gatwick Airport was operating without problems Sunday, but the fugitive drone operators who brought incoming and outgoing flights to a standstill over multiple days remained at large — and a potential threat — after police cleared two local residents who were ...

Russia: Criminal probe opened in mine fire

Business

MOSCOW (AP) — Rescue teams on Sunday found the bodies of nine construction workers who were trapped inside a burning potash mine in Russia’s Ural Mountains, while Russian officials opened a criminal investigation of the accident. A fire erupted Saturday at the mine operated by fertilizer ...

Italian Senate OKs budget, tweaked to satisfy EU concerns

Business

ROME (AP) — After a raucous marathon session, the Italian Senate early Sunday approved a national budget law that was tweaked after the European Union objected to plans by Italy’s populist government to satisfy expensive campaign promises with a large deficit. The budget, which was ...

Jennie-O recalls more than 164,000 pounds of ground turkey

Business

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota-based poultry producer is recalling more than 164,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with salmonella. The Jennie-O Turkey Store products have markings saying to use or freeze by Nov. 12 or 13. The recall includes plain ground ...

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., Public Works Building, ...

‘Take it day by day’

Local News

MARSHALL — Having lost their home and belongings in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, Lynn and Kyle Johnson are just trying to get through Christmas. The future beyond that includes a lot of question marks. “We just have absolutely no idea what our future ...

It’s a time for giving

Local News

MARSHALL — Christmas is a time to receive presents and a time to give as well. Wes Pronk, Ty Brouwer, Joe Hasse and Brad Minnehan from Buffalo Ridge Gobblers, the local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, hauled in six cases of frozen turkeys to the Kitchen Table Food Shelf Friday ...

Murray County board OKs bid for courthouse remodeling

Local News

SLAYTON — The Murray County Board has approved a low bid for the courts building remodeling project. Commissioners James Jens of the Currie area, Dave Thiner of Fulda and Glenn Kluis of Slayton approved a low base bid of $285,100 submitted by Sussner Construction of Marshall. Another higher ...

Vintage ornaments

Local News

Through Dec. 31, visitors at the Lyon County Museum in Marshall have a chance to revisit Christmas memories, with an exhibit of vintage holiday ornaments, Christmas cards, and more. Different styles of Christmas ornaments are on display on trees around the museum’s Heritage Room — ...

Strength in US growth at end of year likely to fade in 2019

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has turned in a stellar performance this year. But mounting problems, from trade tensions to jittery financial markets and political gridlock in Washington, are expected to sharply slow growth in 2019. The Commerce Department estimated Friday that the ...

Decade-long rally on Wall Street looks like it’s ending

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — After almost 10 years, Wall Street's rally looks like it’s ending. Another day of big losses Friday left the U.S. market with its worst week in more than seven years. All of the major indexes have lost 16 to 26 percent from their highs this summer and fall. Barring huge ...

Crime-Accidents

News of Record

One injured in semi collision MARSHALL — One person was hurt when a vehicle hit the back of a semi trailer in a Thursday morning crash, Marshall Police said. The collision was reported at 6:28 a.m., at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Minnesota Highway 23. The driver of the ...

Reindeer pause in Granite Falls

Features

GRANITE FALLS It’s become something of a holiday tradition in Granite Falls over the past few years. On the Sunday before Christmas, kids can come to meet Santa Claus and see live reindeer at the historic Volstead House on Ninth Avenue. The free event has been popular in past years, and ...

RTR school district voters urged to ‘reinvest in our future’

Local News

TYLER — More than 100 people were in attendance on Wednesday evening as CO-OP Architecture representative Kyle Raph showcased what the new Russell-Tyler-Ruthton preK-12 facility would look like if the upcoming building bond referendum passes. After the presentation, Raph then fielded ...

Same corner, different name

Local News

TAUNTON - Just when it looked like the door was going to be locked for the last time at Rusty’s Corner Cafe in Taunton after New Year’s Eve, a new era got its start at the 11th hour. After months of searching for a buyer, owner Rusty Rhymer was contacted by Brad and Courtney Norcutt. The ...

Three charged in connection with Marshall drug search

Local News

MARSHALL — Three people were charged in Lyon County District Court this week, after a search by area law enforcement found drugs in a Marshall apartment. On Tuesday, the Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a Marshall address, with assistance from the ...