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Power of the Purse

April 27, 2016 Photo by Anna Haecherl Mark “Monty Hall” Fokken was the special guest at the United Way of Southwest Minnesota’s Power of the Purse fundraiser Tuesday at the Ramada Inn. more »»

Exceptional Women of SW MN banquet set for May 10

April 27, 2016 MARSHALL — Prepare to be inspired. more »»

Judge denies request for Hexum to leave jail

April 27, 2016 MARSHALL — The man who pleaded guilty to murder in the deaths of an elderly couple in Lyon County one year ago was in court again Tuesday — but for an unusual reason. more »»

Report: WG woman arrested at O’Hare with more than 37 lbs. of opium

April 26, 2016 A Walnut Grove woman was arrested at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport over the weekend for possessing large quantities of drugs. more »»

What’s cookin’?

April 26, 2016 MARSHALL — Cooking is something people must do to take care of themselves and their families, but how many know how to chop an onion without their eyes watering or what grains are the healthiest?... more »»

PHOTO: Chamber Winds

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Government Center construction takes shape

April 25, 2016 Delta Lodge #119 of Marshall hosts cornerstone ceremony for courthouse MARSHALL — The new building addition at the Lyon County Government Center in Marshall is continuing to take form. more »»

Just for Kix spring show

April 25, 2016 Photos by Cindy Votruba More than 25 performances were featured at the Marshall Just for Kix spring show “Trained in the USA”?Sunday afternoon at the R/A Facility at Southwest Minnesota State... more »»

Kicking off spring

April 23, 2016 Hip hop dance will be part of Sunday’s big performance MARSHALL — New lyrical and hip hop dance classes, along with fathers and daughters performing to a medley about America’s pastime will grace... more »»

Quilt history has been questioned, but discussion garners interest

April 23, 2016 MARSHALL — At the Lyon County Museum this week, more than 50 quilters and history buffs gathered to learn about the secret symbols depicted in quilt blocks that were used in the Underground Railroa. more »»

Peace pole

April 23, 2016 Photo by Anna Haecherl Southwest Minnesota State University President Connie Gores spoke during a peace pole dedication near the new pedestrian bridge at the intersection of Saratoga Street and... more »»

Group meets to foster health

April 23, 2016 MARSHALL — Seventy-three percent of Lyon County adults are overweight, including 34 percent who are obese, according to a survey. more »»

Decent start to planting season in SW Minnesota

April 22, 2016 MARSHALL — Warm and dry conditions across the state allowed farmers ro being planting in earnest last week, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. more »»

A powerful fundraiser

April 22, 2016 MARSHALL — The United Way of Southwest Minnesota’s major fundraising event for children’s literacy is sold out as of Wednesday morning. That’s the Power of the Purse. more »»

MMU Commission hears 2015 audit report

April 21, 2016 MARSHALL — Members of the Marshall Municipal Utilities Commission heard the results of MMU’s 2015 audit on Wednesday. more »»

Lienemann out at Lakeview

April 21, 2016 The Lakeview Public School District, “after receiving allegations against an employee, placed Phil Lienemann on administrative leave for an unspecified amount of time while the district began... more »»

Affordable housing advocates prepare for the future

April 21, 2016 MARSHALL — Staring in the face of what is known in some circles as the “age wave,” affordable housing advocates are in the middle of a push for state bonding monies this year. more »»

Bypass proposal needs more study, county says

April 20, 2016 MARSHALL — Changing the route of a Lyon County highway as it passes through the city of Minneota could be good for local traffic flow and safety, county commissioners said Tuesday. more »»

RTR Superintendent Houck placed on administrative leave

April 20, 2016 MARSHALL — Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Superintendent Bruce Houck has been placed on administrative leave, confirmed school board chair Jeff Hansen, who declined to comment further on the matter. more »»



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