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February 9, 2015 HENDRICKS — The fish were biting at Lake Hendricks on Saturday, area anglers said. But Hendricks’ annual ice fishing derby was about more than trying to land the big one. more »»

$9M a major score for L&C project

February 9, 2015 MARSHALL — Troy Larson, Lewis & Clark executive director, said the $9 million in funding recently secured from the Bureau of Reclamation (BoR) will mean another pipeline project can get started. more »»

ON THE AGENDA: Marshall City Council

February 9, 2015 When: 5:30 p.m., Tuesday Where: Professional Development Room, Marshall Middle School • Award of bids for Southwest Minnesota Amateur Sports Center; reject and authorize rebid of Contract # 0920. more »»

Marshall speech splits team on Saturday, competing at two tournaments

February 9, 2015 The Marshall speech team took home the first place Team Sweepstakes trophy placing at Worthington, placing first out of 23 teams. more »»

Tracy Area High School named a top AFS School

February 9, 2015 Tracy Area High School has been selected as a 2015 Top AFS School by AFS-USA, a leading intercultural learning provide. more »»

Victims in YMC crash identified as Butterfield couple

February 8, 2015 YELLOW MEDICINE COUNTY — A Butterfield couple was killed in a fatal crash Friday morning in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota State Patrol said. more »»

Advocates discuss effects of Sandpiper oil pipeline

February 7, 2015 MARSHALL — Supporters of a proposed oil pipeline in northern Minnesota said this week that the project would have positive effects that impact the whole state. more »»

Giving smiles

February 7, 2015 Photo by Karin Elton Po Tha Da of Marshall received a check-up Friday morning courtesy of Dr. Paul Johnson and dental assistant Janet DeVos-Johnson at Johnson Family Dental Care in Marshall. more »»

More manpower at Lake Benton search

February 6, 2015 By Per Peterson and Anna Haecherl-Smith Independent staff LAKE BENTON — A day after the search for two missing persons was suspended because of weather conditions, additional manpower was assembled... more »»

Open doors, open house for Avera’s cancer center

February 6, 2015 MARSHALL — Celebrations for the opening of Avera Marshall Medical Center’s new cancer institute were still going on Thursday. But this time, it was a true grand opening, with everyone invited. more »»

Bus driver resigns after child left at rural bus stop

February 6, 2015 A bus driver in the Tracy School District has resigned after an incident that left a seventh-grade student at a rural bus stop between Currie and Tracy. The bus was en route to the school on Jan. more »»

Searchers worked against weather at Lake Benton on Thursday

February 5, 2015 LAKE BENTON — Minnesota weather has slowed the search for two people missing since Sunday. more »»

A ‘Wonderland’ in Marshall

February 5, 2015 MARSHALL — Bringing a well-known children’s story to life on the radio can be a daunting task, but a local community theater is taking on the challenge. more »»

Search for pair continues Wednesday

February 4, 2015 LAKE BENTON — The intensive search for two missing people continued under the surface of Lake Benton on Wednesday. more »»

Area dental collaborative presents at Lyon County Board meeting

February 4, 2015 MARSHALL — The number of area dental providers who accept Medicaid patients has gone from one to zero as of Jan. 1, say members of the Early Childhood Dental Network Southwest. more »»

What price clean water?

February 4, 2015 MARSHALL — Everyone wants clean water but keeping Minnesota’s rivers and lakes clear can be an expensive process. more »»

Ready to read

February 3, 2015 MARSHALL/COTTONWOOD — Marshall third- and fourth-graders and Lakeview kindergarten through sixth-grade students are among youth participating in the nationwide One School, One Book program the entir... more »»

School board looks at options for future

February 3, 2015 MARSHALL — Marshall Public School board members learned about nine different financial tools available for capital projects in a presentation by Ehlers at Monday’s board meeting. more »»

‘Spontaneous’ artwork at the Daily Grind

February 3, 2015 MARSHALL —Southwest Minnesota State University student Mariya Krumm describes her art as “spontaneous.” “You never know what you’re going to get when I draw,” she said. more »»



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