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March 24, 2016 After making a request for information to various entities, the Independent is publishing lists of the top salaried/hourly employees from the city of Marshall, Lyon County, Marshall High School,... more »»

March snow

March 24, 2016 Photo by Jenny Kirk The robin pictured here in a snow-covered tree in Marshall on Wednesday is a reminder that Mother Nature has a mind of her own despite the fact that the calendar says it is... more »»

City settles on soda seller for sports arena

March 23, 2016 MARSHALL — A proposal from Viking Coca-Cola to provide soft drinks at the Red Baron Arena and Expo for the next 10 years was an “unprecedented” deal, Marshall city staff said at Tuesday night’s... more »»

Fun with food

March 23, 2016 Area students show what they know at annual Culinary Skills Challenge MARSHALL — Nearly 200 high school students had the opportunity to participate in distinguished competitions and interactive... more »»

GF Mayor Smiglewski named a Bush Fellow

March 23, 2016 MARSHALL — Granite Falls Mayor Dave Smiglewski has been named as one of the 2016 Bush Fellows. more »»

Trio appears in court on drug charges

March 22, 2016 MARSHALL — Three people arrested in connection with a drug investigation at a Marshall home appeared in custody in Lyon County District Court on Monday. more »»


March 22, 2016 MARSHALL — The sun wasn’t even up yet, but people were gathered at the Marshall Area YMCA, ready to make a difference. more »»

Pre-K challenges are aplenty

March 22, 2016 MARSHALL — In an increasingly diverse and challenging world, more and more emphasis has been put on upgrading early childhood education programming — it’s a growing priority across the nation as wel... more »»

3 arrested in marijuana grow operation

March 21, 2016 MARSHALL — Three people were arrested Friday after a search warrant was executed at a Marshall residence and law enforcement discovered a marijuana grow operation in the basement of the home,... more »»

Weilage reflects on 35 years of public service

March 21, 2016 MARSHALL — After serving the city of Marshall for more than 35 years, Marshall’s Director of Community Services, Harry Weilage, is retiring. more »»

Egg hunt at Garvin Park

March 21, 2016 Photos by Anna Haecherl Hundreds of children and their families converged on Garvin Park Sunday for the annual East Egg hunt. More than 7,000 eggs were hidden across the park. more »»

Skating show

March 21, 2016 Photo by Shannon Rathmanner The Basic 7/Freestyle 6 skaters performed to “Hand Jive”?at the “Celebrating 20 Years of Figure Skating” show Sunday. more »»

MHS speech team first place at SMSU

March 21, 2016 Fresh off earning the Big South Conference championship on Thursday, the Marshall Tiger Speech Team finished off the regular season with a first place finish in team sweepstakes at the Southwest... more »»

Sale transition going well at Avera Tyler

March 19, 2016 MARSHALL —?The former Tyler Healthcare Center was an important part of its community on many levels, George Jorgensen sai. more »»

MERIT Center expansions ready for classes

March 19, 2016 MARSHALL — Expansions at the Minnesota Emergency Response and Industrial Training (MERIT) Center in Marshall are just about complete and are already serving the public, local officials learned... more »»

A century of concrete

March 19, 2016 Gov. Dayton proclaims today as The 100th Anniversary of Buffalo Ridge Concrete Day MARSHALL — Corporate America’s got nothing on Buffalo Ridge Concrete. Gov. more »»

International String Trio to perform today at SCCPA

March 19, 2016 MARSHALL— Three musicians from three different parts of the world came together 17 years ago to form a string trio that plays a wide repertoire, from Italian and Russian music to gypsy and classica. more »»

Hexum pleads guilty in Hively murders

March 18, 2016 MARSHALL — Emotions were intense in the courtroom Thursday afternoon, as the man accused of killing two people in Lyon County last year pleaded guilty to felony charges including two counts of first... more »»

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

March 18, 2016 Photos by Deb Gau and Jenny Kirk ... more »»



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