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Helping out when needed

THUMBS UP:

To all the Good Samaritans out there who have helped their fellow humans during this spate of snowstorms whether the person is stuck on the street or helping snow blow driveways. A special shout-out goes to Alissa and Josh Moat who helped a Southwest Minnesota State student on a frigid day after she had to choose between getting up-close-and personal with a snowbank or crashing into an abruptly-turning car.

RTR to go forward

THUMBS UP:

To dropping the RTR lawsuit and letting the majority of Russell, Tyler and Ruthton voters decide on building a new school for the area children. The district needs support at this time in making the best decisions that will benefit the larger community.

February has been snowiest month

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To breaking records. Usually breaking a record is a great accomplishment. Marshall needed fewer than 2 inches of snow to make it the third-snowiest on record in the past 85 years, according to forecasters out of the National Weather Service-Sioux Falls, South Dakota, office. That record was easily broken this week. Isn’t March officially known as the snowiest month?

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