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Sanford Health buys medical center from city of Tracy

April 1, 2016 Sanford Health has officially purchased Sanford Tracy Medical Center, fully integrating the facility with the health system, Sanford said in a news release Thursday afternoon. more »»

Dayton talks water quality of SW MN in Edgerton forum

April 1, 2016 MARSHALL — Edgerton was host to Gov. Mark Dayton and key members of his cabinet Wednesday for a discussion on southwest Minnesota’s water quality. more »»

‘All about me’

April 1, 2016 Photo by Deb Gau Kindergartners at Park Side Elementary in Marshall shared a few things about themselves through music, during their spring concert Thursday afternoon. more »»

They’ve got the beat

March 31, 2016 Annual Beats performances are this weekend MARSHALL — Marshall High School’s annual Beats percussion showcase will be adding some older songs to its repertoire this year. more »»

United in caring

March 30, 2016 United Way of Southwest Minnesota recognizes volunteers and supporters MARSHALL — There are a lot of people in southwest Minnesota who are working to help make their community a better place. more »»

Local man pleads guilty to child porn possession charges

March 30, 2016 MARSHALL — A Marshall area resident pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of possessing child pornography. more »»

The Skit Guys to entertain at MACS Promise Banquet Thursday

March 30, 2016 MARSHALL — More than 500 are registered to attend the 9th annual Marshall Area Christian School Promise Banquet on Thursday at the Southwest Minnesota State University R/A Facility. more »»

‘Crisis’ mode: Teachers hard to come by

March 29, 2016 Area superintendents express great concern over the teacher shortage issue in Minnesota MARSHALL — All you have to do to understand the teacher shortage issue in Minnesota is do the math. more »»

More wind farms planned for Lincoln and Lyon counties

March 29, 2016 MARSHALL — Expect to see more wind turbines on the horizon in Lincoln and Lyon counties in the coming years. more »»

Thirsty customers

March 29, 2016 Photo by Deb Gau With nice weather and a day off from school, lots of Marshall kids were outside Monday afternoon. more »»

A hoppin’ good time

March 28, 2016 Milroy Lions, PTO combine efforts for community Easter event MILROY —”Here comes the Easter Bunny” announced Alicia Eliason as the tall furry rabbit walked out of the Milroy School cafeteria... more »»

Easter egg hunt at Hy-Vee

March 28, 2016 Photos by Per Peterson... more »»

A new start

March 26, 2016 Marshall High School wrestling duo won’t come across anything as challenging on the mat as they did growing up in Burma. more »»

Lack of broadband holds rural MN back

March 26, 2016 SWRDC, legislators discuss how Greater Minnesota will miss out if high-speed Internet isn’t upgraded SLAYTON — The Southwest Regional Development Commission hosted a Coffee and Broadband Legislativ... more »»

Following his passions

March 25, 2016 Marshall resident Brian West has found lots of ways to use his skills and interests to give back to the community Brian West may be retired, but he’s still plenty busy. more »»

More than words

March 24, 2016 Marshall native, TAHS graduate earns distinguished teacher honor Global awareness and a love for teaching took Shannon Tanghe from the rural southwest Minnesota area to more than 6,000 miles away i... more »»

Keeping the lead out

March 24, 2016 MMU commissioners learn about water safety measures MARSHALL — With the city of Flint, Michigan, facing a crisis of lead contamination in its water, local residents’ concerns have turned to the... more »»

Passion play

March 24, 2016 Photos by Karin Elton... more »»

Public salaries

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 »»



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