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They love Their Laura

July 13, 2015 WALNUT GROVE — Saturday’s high temperatures didn’t keep thousands of fans from flocking to Walnut Grove for the annual Laura Ingals Wilder festivities. more »»

ON THE AGENDA: Marshall City Council

July 13, 2015 When: 5:30 p.m. more »»

Amusement replaced by shock for local families

July 11, 2015 The name of the ride alone — ‘The Catapult’ — sounds ominous. But the ride didn’t even have to begin Wednesday for some local residents to receive a scare of a lifetim. more »»

Redwood County kicks off fair season

July 11, 2015 REDWOOD?FALLS?— Friday’s hot weather didn’t put a damper on the festivities at this year’s Redwood County Fair. more »»

Long-time local ag instructor to retire

July 10, 2015 MARSHALL — After a long and satisfying career teaching agriculture for 46 years, Dennis Schroeder is retiring. more »»

Local familes get big scare at amusement park

July 10, 2015 MARSHALL — This is a summer the Larson family of Tracy will not soon forget. On June 1, their youngest son, Trevor, a soon-to-be eighth-grader at Tracy Area High School, had major knee surgery. more »»

Slow cooking for fast-paced living

July 10, 2015 A recent class didn’t just teach area residents about using slow cookers, it gave them their own TRACY — It was “graduation day” in Darlyce Rangaard’s cooking and healthy living class, but it didn’... more »»

Lake Shaokatan continues to bounce back

July 10, 2015 LINCOLN COUNTY — Once plagued by toxic blue-green algae, Lake Shaokatan is making a comeback. more »»

The Ingalls return this weekend

July 9, 2015 Ever since she was in elementary school, Erin Richards has been involved with the Wilder Pageant in some fashion, whether it was portraying Carrie Ingalls, working with props or serving as the... more »»

Tough enough to take the reins

July 9, 2015 MARSHALL — The Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign is gaining new support across the community of Marshall. more »»

Mail scam hits SW Minnesota

July 9, 2015 Another mail scam is circulating in the area. A woman from Tyler on Wednesday brought some items she received in the mail to the Independen. more »»

Summer of fun

July 9, 2015 Cottonwood’s Coming Home Days Cottonwood’s annual Coming Home Days begins Friday with the American Legion #503 Musical “Planes, Trains & Automobiles,” and lasts through Sunda. more »»

Driver involved in fatal crash appears in court

July 8, 2015 MARSHALL — The Marshall man identified in connection with a fatal crash at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 23 and Saratoga Street in May appeared in front of Judge Michelle Dietrich in Lyon... more »»

County board divided on new emergency alert system

July 8, 2015 MARSHALL — Lyon County will have an additional way to send out emergency warnings in the future, after action by the Lyon County Board on Tuesda. more »»

A nice addition to the ACC

July 8, 2015 MARSHALL — The back patio at the Adult Community Center got a new face-lift thanks to an recent Eagle Scout project by Marshall freshman Ben Leek. more »»

Expansion work under way at gov't center

July 7, 2015 MARSHALL — The fences went up late last week around part of the Lyon County Government Center. By Monday morning, excavators were busy tearing out sidewalks to make way for a new building addition. more »»

A talented bunch

July 7, 2015 MARSHALL — No matter your interests, Marshall Middle School was a busy place to be on Monday afternoon. more »»

Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive begins this week

July 7, 2015 Donation barrels and boxes for this year’s Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive will be located at Shopko, Wal-Mart, Marshall Area YMCA, Adult Community Center--Marshall, Minnwest Bank-- Marshall &... more »»



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