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Public Notices

United Way of Southwest Minnesota Community impact grants open

United Way of Southwest Minnesota announced that the 2021 community impact grants are now open and must address at least one of UWSWMN’s priority areas. Programs must be delivered in our service area which includes Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui ...

Annual Bishop Lucker Lecture to be held virtually

NEW ULM – For the first time in 18 years, the audience of the annual Bishop Lucker Lecture, sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of New Ulm, will participate via an online webinar due to the COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. The lecture will broadcast live on Monday, March 8, at 7 ...

SMSU Third in Military Friendly® Schools Rankings

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University has been ranked third in the country in the small public university class by Military Friendly® Schools. Military Friendly® rates schools based on six categories: academic policies and compliance, admissions and orientation, culture and ...

George Floyd Panel Discussion March 2

MARSHALL — A panel discussion, “Justice and George Floyd: Police on Trial,” will be held via Zoom March 2 at 7 p.m. The event is the second of three to be held prior to the trial of the four Minneapolis police officers charged in the killing of George Floyd. The topic for the second ...

SMSU Ranked 30th in Nation for Best Master’s in Coaching

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University has been ranked 30th in the nation for the Best Master’s in Coaching by Intelligent.com. Intelligent.com is a website that helps students make informed higher education choices. It evaluates programs on the basis of flexibility, faculty, ...

United Way of Southwest Minn. raises $502,000 during 2020-21 campaign

United Way of Southwest Minnesota reports a total of $502,000 was raised during the 2020-21 fundraising campaign. A small portion of the funds raised locally will be paid directly to local organizations as designated by the donors. All other funds raised locally will support local ...

Johnson, Krueger promoted to manager at Hoffman & Brobst

Hoffman & Brobst, PLLP announced the promotions of Carlton Johnson, CPA, and Kyle Krueger to manager. As Managers, Johnson and Krueger will continue to serve their clients and transition into new relationships with existing clients. In addition to their client work, Johnson and Krueger ...

Appreciate donation of books

Thank you to the Pride in the Tiger Foundation. Being a middle school student is hard work. There is always so much pressure to fit in and a strong desire to do what your peers are doing. No one wants to stand out as different. Thanks to a generous donation from the Pride in the Tiger ...

Plan for upcoming Passover event

The area Torah Keepers are welcome to attend the Almighty Yahuah’s annual sacred festival Pesach (Passover) March 27-April 2. There is also a meeting for Sukkot (Tabernacles) Sept. 21-28. Call for details at 218-766-8176.

Catholic Daughters of Americas offering scholarship

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas local Court St. Joan of Arc No. 129 is offering $500 scholarship to a 2021 graduating Catholic girl who plans to continue her former education. She must be a member of Holy Redeemer parish or any of the adjacent Catholic parishes that do not have a ...

‘Cultures on the Prairie’ Conference Feb. 23

MARSHALL — Cultures on the Prairie, a virtual conference highlighting the many cultures in the workplace, schools and communities of southwest Minnesota, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. A trio of panels will highlight the event, and will discuss diversity from the ...

CWD testing shows low prevalence of disease in areas tested

Testing results from Minnesota’s 2020 hunting season and early 2021 special hunts confirmed chronic wasting disease in 22 wild deer, all within current disease management zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. In total, 7,682 samples were tested from ...

Participate in setting deer population goals

Minnesotans interested in deer populations can help shape deer population goals in the southwestern and northeastern areas of the state during an open public input process. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sets deer population goals — the desired increase or decrease in a deer ...

Apply for WMA turkey permits

Firearms turkey hunters age 18 and older who are interested in a permit to hunt in Mille Lacs, Carlos Avery or Whitewater wildlife management areas during the A through C seasons are required to apply for a lottery. The deadline to apply for those high-demand areas is Friday, . Successful ...

DNR seeks input on statewide off-highway motorcycle trails master plan

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has initiated a statewide master planning project for off-highway motorcycle (OHM) trails. As part of the planning process, members of the public are invited to provide comments regarding the desired types and locations of additional trails, any ...

Renewal by Anderson in Marshall receives Green Diamond Service Award

MARSHALL — Renewal by Andersen of Marshall has received the company’s prestigious Green Diamond Service Award, given to the top locations in the Renewal by Andersen affiliate network. This award recognizes affiliate locations that demonstrate exemplary dedication to providing an ...

Bruce Pogatchnik elected new First Independent Bank president

After 38 years, on Jan. 27, the Board of First Independent Bank elected as President someone other than Duke Pogatchnik. Bruce Pogatchnik was named as the new Bank President. Bruce Pogatchnik joined the First Independent Bank Board in 1990 and has currently been serving as vice-president / ...

Neels, Koerber named directors of First Independent Bank

Kathy Neels and Thomas Koerber were named as Directors of First Independent Bank at its annual board meeting held on Jan. 27. Neels has been with First Independent Bank since 1984 and is currently executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Bank. She has held many jobs at ...

New at the Library

Fiction Audrain, Ashley. The Push Deluca, Jen. Well Played (Well Met #2) Driscoll, Teresa. I Will Make You Pay Eden, Sarah M. The Gentleman and the Thief (Proper Romance Victorian #3) Edwards, Mark. The Retreat Fargo, Layne. They Never Learn Foley, Lucy. The Guest List Gardner, ...

DNR invites public input on recommendations to enhance outdoor recreation

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites the public to review and comment on a set of recommendations intended to bring measured growth, increased and equitable access, and a higher quality of outdoor recreation opportunities to Minnesotans and visitors. The draft recommendations ...