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Sanford Canby recognized for excellence in quality and patient safety

Business

Sanford Canby Medical Center has been recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) for superior performance in quality and patient safety as part of MHA’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN). MHA is one of 16 national, regional or state organizations selected by the U.S. ...

Wondering ‘where the time went’

Business

MARSHALL — Seventy-one years worth of Bremer Bank experience concluded last week with a Thursday afternoon retirement party. Mortgage lender Deb Blomme and Vice President of Bremer Investments Mark Buss are retiring after spending all of nearly all of their careers at Bremer’s Marshall ...

Crime for Jan. 28

News of Record

MARSHALL — Theft reported at 3:54 a.m. Sunday on the 100 block of East Main Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — An adult male was arrested for domestic assault in an incident reported at 6:41 a.m. Saturday on the 800 block of West Southview Court, Marshall ...

RTR Schools has community meeting on upcoming bond referendum

Local News

TYLER — With less than three weeks remaining before the upcoming bond referendum, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton residents at the community meeting at the high school on Thursday were hungry for open, honest answers to their questions. About 250 individuals gathered in the gym to listen to a trio ...

Bitter cold, snow slated for next week’s forecast

Local News

MARSHALL — If you think it’s been cold this week — you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. After “snow beginning Sunday and into Monday morning with a potential accumulation of 2 to 4 inches,” said Matthew Dux, National Weather Service meteorologist for the Sioux Falls, S.D., office, ...

Cultural perspectives shared at Marshall Middle School event

Local News

MARSHALL — Eighth-graders at Marshall Middle School had an opportunity Friday morning to learn about how the world’s continents encompass hundreds of different cultures. At an all-grade assembly in the Middle School theater, students listened to the stories of a four-member panel. Added ...

Independent wins six MNA awards

Local News

The Marshall Independent picked up six Better Newspaper Contest awards Thursday at the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s annual convention and trade show in Bloomington. In the business category for All Dailies, Marshall Independent Editor Mike Lamb received first place for a special ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 26

News of Record

MARSHALL — Theft of a purse reported at 7:38 p.m. Thursday on the 1500 block of State Street is under investigation, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A report is pending on a warrant pickup reported at 12:46 a.m. Friday on the intersection of Lyon County Road 7 and Minnesota Highway 23, ...

A front row seat to history

Features

SLAYTON Christy Riley ventured to Washington, D.C., to launch her career, but in the end life’s highway led her back home. Riley began to serve as a U.S. House of Representatives staff member in 1990 when she was hired as a staff assistant for Congressman Vin Weber, who represented a ...

A life-changing experience

Local News

MARSHALL — Despondent over the death of his beloved younger sister, a Southwest Minnesota State University student is honoring her memory by raising money for a good cause. Marco Gacke, a Southwest Minnesota State University senior, biked 4,500 mile across the country last summer from ...

Flu outbreak causes Wabasso School to cancel classes

Local News

WABASSO — With more than 20 percent of its student population affected by a flu outbreak, Wabasso Public School made the decision to close its doors for the remainder of the week. On Wednesday evening, Superintendent Wade McKittrick notified parents of Independent School District 640 that ...

Balaton native on mission trip at Puerto Rico school

Local News

MARSHALL — While fellow Minnesotans are busy dealing with blustery winter conditions this week, six residents are among nearly 45 educators and Lifetouch employees from across North America who are assisting with the rebuilding process at a Puerto Rican school that was damaged by Hurricane ...

Crime for Jan. 25

News of Record

MARSHALL — A motor vehicle hit a school bus in an incident reported at 4:44 p.m. Wednesday on the 500 block of Pleasant Street, Marshall Police said. No injuries were reported, Police said. TRACY — A family matter was reported at 4:37 p.m. Wednesday on the 700 block of North Third ...

Marshall City Council considers update to snow removal ordinance

Local News

MARSHALL — Under existing city ordinances in Marshall, property owners can find themselves facing a bill from the city if they don’t shovel sidewalks. And if proposed changes to the ordinances get approved by the Marshall City Council, the same would apply to private streets. At Wednesday ...

RTR plaintiffs pursue temporary injunction against referendum

Local News

MARSHALL — Court documents filed Tuesday in the lawsuit against the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District included a motion to put a temporary halt on an upcoming special election. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed a motion for a temporary injunction in Lyon County District Court on Jan. 22, ...

Spectacular speech event draws top speech teams

Local News

MARSHALL — Marshall High School speech team members say their hometown meet is a way to get the whole team involved and excited for the rest of the season as well as learning from the best of the best. “We get a lot of good competition at our tournament in Marshall, and it’s great for ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 24

News of Record

COTTONWOOD — A 21-year-old male was arrested for third degree DWI and placed on a 12-hour hold in an incident reported at 11:41 p.m. Tuesday on the 2800 block of Lyon County Road 24, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. MARSHALL — Parties were separated in a domestic incident ...

Tending to orchids

Ag and Extension

We are in the depths of winter with around 50 days or so left to “grin and bear it.” We are all hardy individuals but it is also nice to see some color in our house-something green and growing. If your amaryllis plants are done flowering, you can depend on orchids to fill their place. In ...

Ag Briefs

Ag and Extension

SMSU Farm Outlook & Education seminar scheduled for Feb. 13 The 35th annual Farm Outlook & Education Seminar will be from 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Conference Center Ballroom at Southwest Minnesota State University. The Farm Outlook & Education Seminar is a ...