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Giving it their all

February 17, 2014 MARSHALL — Being the defending state champs in Class A for dance team was a little nerve-wracking for the Yellow Medicine East Silhouettes, but they managed to pull out a win this weekend at the... more »»

At the races

February 17, 2014 Photo by Cindy Votruba Kids and adults got a chance to race at First Baptist Church’s annual Grand Prix on Saturday morning. more »»

Mental health defense planned in Dikken case

February 15, 2014 GRANITE FALLS — Attorneys for a man accused of killing two people in Granite Falls in September said Friday they plan to make a mental illness defense in the cas. more »»

State Dance

February 15, 2014 Photo special to the Independent from Joe Brown The Yellow Medicine East, pictured, and Tracy-Milroy-Balaton jazz dance teams took the floor at Target Center on Friday at the 2014 State Girls Dance... more »»

Police Chief Johnson’s resignation accepted

February 15, 2014 Minneota Police Chief Eric Johnson will be moving on after 17 years. City Administrator Shirley Teigland confirmed the Minneota City Council had accepted Johnson’s resignation on Monday. more »»

Marshall city hall building study discussion continues

February 15, 2014 MARSHALL — Members of a task force focused on Marshall’s city hall building continued their discussion of building studies on Friday mornin. more »»

Dance teams primed and ready for state

February 14, 2014 MARSHALL?— Kicking a little higher, turning a little straighter, area dance teams have fine-tuned their routines this week in preparation for the 18th Minnesota State High School League tournament... more »»

Helping out at Hill Street

February 14, 2014 Photo by Cindy Votruba Holy Redeemer youth mission students kicked off a miniature mission Thursday afternoon at Hill Street Place by helping serve the evening meal, greeting residents and providing... more »»

Looking for a little respect

February 13, 2014 MINNEOTA — Whoever coined the old adage “sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me” must never have been called names or been picked on as a child or young adult because... more »»

The Olympic spirit

February 13, 2014 Photo by Steve Browne Students at Samuel Lutheran School form an American flag on Red, White and Blue Day Wednesday. more »»

Site change means updated subsidy agreement for Action

February 12, 2014 MARSHALL — The city of Marshall and a local business are looking for a plan B, after the Federal Aviation Administration weighed in on a proposal for Action Manufacturing to expand on land near the... more »»

YMC Board refuses to endorse website resolution

February 12, 2014 GRANITE?FALLS?— The Yellow Medicine County Board passed a resolution Tuesday denying the county’s endorsement of proposed legislation allowing counties to publish certain public notices on their... more »»

Author with a message

February 12, 2014 Photo by Deb Gau It only takes a minute to make a difference in a person’s life, Jonathan Friesen said. Sometimes a simple “hello” is all it takes to make someone feel noticed and accepted. more »»

GOP hopeful goes on offensive with Seifert as target

February 11, 2014 MARSHALL — The race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination runs six lanes wide, but if you ask the Dave Thompson campaign, two favorites have already emerged. more »»

Examples of excellence

February 11, 2014 MARSHALL — Marshall High School juniors Sara Antony and Sam Marshall have their schedules packed full of activities, but they don’t mind. more »»

MHS Snow Week

February 11, 2014 Photo by Deb Gau Students at Marshall High School crowned Snow Week royalty on Monday night. This year’s Snow Week queen and king are Michelle Deutz and Ryan Schultz. more »»

A Silhouette sweep

February 10, 2014 MONTEVIDEO — It was shaping up to be a tough section tournament for the Yellow Medicine East Silhouette Dance Team. Dancers said Saturday they weren’t really sure how well they would d. more »»

Group to move on to building study of city hall

February 8, 2014 MARSHALL — Now that they have a better idea of the problems with Marshall’s city hall, members of a building task force agreed Friday it was time to find out what it might cost to solve them. more »»

A triple feat

February 8, 2014 MARSHALL — Each year, the Minnesota State High School League recognizes exceptional high school seniors, those who have excelled in academics, arts and athletics throughout their high school career. more »»

Minneota chief takes new job in Cold Spring

February 8, 2014 Minneota Police Chief Eric Johnson is leaving the community he’s served for 17 years. Johnson has accepted a position as chief of police in Cold Sprin. more »»



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