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Remembrance and healing

July 12, 2014 MARSHALL — It’s been 42 years, but Mark Madsen said he still remembers the day he left Granite Falls on a Greyhound bus to join the Air Force. At the time the U.S. more »»

87 down, none to go

July 12, 2014 MARSHALL — Marty Seifert isn’t the first political candidate to visit all 87 counties in Minnesota, but he’s the only Republican gubernatorial candidate to do it. more »»

IP Senate candidate Terrell visits Marshall

July 12, 2014 MARSHALL — Kevin Terrell, an Independence Party candidate for U.S. senator, visited Marshall Friday afternoon to talk with local residents about issue. more »»

The Independent to add additional ways to read the newspaper

July 12, 2014 Since 1874, the Independent has delivered valuable news and information to people in Marshall and the surrounding communitie. more »»

Investigation closed into fire that killed 2 children

July 12, 2014 LUCAN (AP) — The state fire marshal has closed its investigation of a house fire that killed two children in southern Minnesota last December. more »»

Thursdays on 3rd

July 11, 2014 Photos by Deb Gau The Thursdays on Third Street Fair had a good turnout Thursday afternoon, although a sudden rain shower interrupted some of the outdoor festivities. more »»

Group says library still has ‘Friends’

July 11, 2014 MARSHALL — After the Marshall-Lyon County Library and the Plum Creek Regional Library System officially parted ways this month, it left some questions unanswered — mainly questions of how it would... more »»

Investments bring more than $80,000 to Marshall schools

July 11, 2014 MARSHALL — Education in Minnesota continued to be a high priority for the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. more »»

Remembering our soldiers

July 11, 2014 Photos by Anna Haecherl-Smith Poo Bear Gagnon, far left, and Darrell Mercie, left, were among the volunteers who helped set up the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall at Independence Park on Thursday... more »»

Byrnes: no guarantee speed limit on 23 will drop

July 10, 2014 MARSHALL — Marshall Mayor Bob Byrnes isn’t against lowering the speed limit on Minnesota Highway 23 in Marshall but knows a speed study — which he is requesting for that corridor — is no panacea. more »»

Marshall’s Timmerman named Scout of the Year

July 10, 2014 MARSHALL — Earning the title of Eagle Scout is not easy, only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts do. What is even harder to do is earn Scout of the Year. However, that is what Troy Timmerman did. more »»

Ready to ride

July 10, 2014 MARSHALL — The decision to take part in the Bike MS TRAM event was a personal one for Tom Caron. more »»

Thursdays on 3rd Street Fair starts today

July 10, 2014 MARSHALL — The kickoff for the Thursdays on 3rd Street Fair from 4-7 p.m. is today. Each Thursday through Aug. 7, the Street Fair will be held in the 100 block of East Third Street. On Aug. more »»

McFadden: We will ‘outwork’ Franken

July 10, 2014 MARSHALL — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden has been a repeat visitor to Marshall over the past year. And it looks like that visibility is in keeping with his campaign strategy. more »»

We welcome the wall

July 10, 2014 Photo by Anna Haecherl-Smith The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall arrived in Marshall on Wednesday evening, escorted by the Marshall and Slayton fire departments, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department... more »»

Summer spotlight

July 10, 2014 The “Summer Spotlight” section runs weekly and features upcoming festivals going on around the area. Today: Coming Home Days. more »»

Earthwork bid a no-go for sports center fields

July 9, 2014 MARSHALL — Members of the Marshall City Council learned Tuesday that not all was going as expected for a planned softball complex at the regional amateur sports center in town. more »»

Rotary gives back

July 9, 2014 MARSHALL — Local Rotary members found out how many wheelchairs they can cram into a truck Tuesday mornin. more »»

Memorial wall: More than a list

July 8, 2014 MARSHALL — It’s known as “The Wall That Heals.” And for several years now, the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, a scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. more »»

A Trek to remember

July 8, 2014 MARSHALL — Teenagers in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have an opportunity every four years to reenact the Mormon pioneer travel west, and a number of local youth took part in this... more »»



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