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June 26, 2014 Meester to be sworn in as Lincoln County interim sheriff Chad Meester, Lincoln County sheriff deputy, has been appointed to be the interim sheriff, filling the role left vacant by the retirement of... more »»

Summer spotlight

June 26, 2014 The “Summer Spotlight” section runs weekly and features upcoming festivals going on around the area. Today: Vesta’s River Daze and All-Fest in Wabasso. more »»

Meeting the Minnesota Wild

June 26, 2014 Photo by David Merrill Carter Versaevel gets his jersey signed by Minnesota Wild hockey player Matt Cooke during a stop of the Wild’s road tour Wednesday at the Lockwood Motors Ice Arena. more »»

Residents voice concerns on crematorium plan

June 25, 2014 By Deb Gau MARSHALL — A request to build a crematorium on property owned by a local cemetery drew a lot of concern from the cemetery’s neighbors Tuesday night. more »»

YMC Board approves courthouse request for proposals

June 25, 2014 GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine County Board approved a request Tuesday for proposals detailing the construction costs and requirements for the new county courthouse. more »»

After 10 years in Marshall, friends, colleagues say goodbye to Willert

June 25, 2014 MARSHALL — There was a steady line of people coming in the door at the open house farewell celebration for outgoing Marshall Superintendent Klint Willert. more »»

Summer spotlight

June 25, 2014 The “Summer Spotlight” section runs weekly and features upcoming festivals going on around the area. Today: Dawson’s River Fest. more »»

Catching on

June 25, 2014 Photos by Jenna Stoutland Nate Drown and Kailyn Pearcy showed ’em how it’s done as they practiced their baseball skills on a hot Tuesday morning. more »»

MLCL to stay with Plum Creek system

June 24, 2014 MARSHALL — It was a difficult decision, they said. more »»

To replant or not? That is the question after heavy rains

June 24, 2014 LEOTA — More than 100 area farmers met at John Busman’s farm on the Murray-Nobles County line for a special Hail Clinic put on by the University of Minnesota Extension Office on Monday. more »»

Seifert calls for transparency on MNsure rates

June 24, 2014 MARSHALL — GOP gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert wants Gov. Mark Dayton to “show us the rates” for premiums available through MNsure, and he wants him to do it before the election. more »»

SWIF President/CEO Ristau announces resignation, accepts new position

June 24, 2014 Long-time Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) President/CEO Sherry Ristau is resigning from her position, effective later this summer, SWIF said in a news released Thursday. more »»

Pedaling for a cause

June 23, 2014 By Cindy Votruba MARSHALL — By 8:15 p.. more »»

Ribbon-cutting in milroy

June 23, 2014 Photo by Cindy Votruba Milroy Mayor Jeff VanDeWiele cuts the ribbon for the town’s new playground during a short ceremony Saturday morning for Milroy’s Fun Fest. more »»

Western Fest parade

June 23, 2014 Photo by Cindy Votruba The Upper Sioux Community had a float in the Western Fest parade Saturday in Granite Falls. more »»

Sun shines for relay

June 21, 2014 MARSHALL — Sixteen teams, 211 registered participants and dozens of spectators were at the Lyon County Fairgrounds on Friday night for the 21st annual Feat at the Fairgrounds Relay for Life event. more »»

Everyone agrees: An extended break in the weather would be nice

June 21, 2014 SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA — It seems like field conditions can only go from one extreme to another in the area. more »»

Boys State 2014 wraps up with eventful day

June 21, 2014 MARSHALL — Less than a week after coming to the 2014 American Legion Boys State as strangers living throughout the state of Minnesota, the 355 high school attendees joined together to develop and... more »»

Pre-trial hearing takes place in Granite Falls murder case

June 21, 2014 GRANITE FALLS — The case of a man charged with killing two people in Granite Falls last year is still headed for a trial in September. more »»

High-ranking Republican takes Dems to task over taxes, business climate

June 21, 2014 MARSHALL — Even as Minnesota’s unemployment rate dipped to 4.6 percent this week, Republicans in St. Paul are fearful the business and job climate in the state is perched on a slippery slope. more »»



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