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Concerned over farmers in light of proposed insurance rate increase

September 3, 2016 MARSHALL — Proposed health insurance rate increases of 36 percent to 66 percent for Minnesotans — including those who purchase coverage from MNsure — raised plenty of eyebrows this week, and the Lan... more »»

Nice touch at fire hall

September 3, 2016 Photo by Karin Elton Electrician Monte Buntjer and Marshall Fire Chief Marc Klaith admire the new glass doors at the Marshall Fire Department Friday morning. more »»

RTR Board chair focusing on looking on the bright side

September 2, 2016 MARSHALL — The last year has been extremely difficult for the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School Board, especially board chairman Jeff Hansen who has had to make some tough decisions in regards to a... more »»

The play’s his thing

September 2, 2016 Retired SMSU?theater professor William Hezlep pens the last two plays in series MARSHALL — Marshall area residents might be surprised to know there is a playwright living among them. Dr. more »»

SMSU’s roots in ag growing deeper

September 1, 2016 Once on the brink of cutting ag curriculum, SMSU has refocused and has stepped up the program to the tune of six ag bachelor’s degrees Editor’s note: This is the third of a series of back-to-schoo... more »»

And they will follow

September 1, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the second of a series looking at rural southwest Minnesota churches. more »»

Helping out children

September 1, 2016 Photo by Jenny Kirk Radiant Life Church was the location of a school supplies giveaway on Wednesday in Marshall. more »»

Utility rate study looks good for Marshall electric bills

September 1, 2016 MARSHALL — It looks like utility bills could be going down considerably in Marshall in the next three years, according to a rate study presented to the Marshall Municipal Utilities Commission on... more »»

Gores’ new ride more than just a nice set of wheels

September 1, 2016 MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University President Connie Gores is big on school spirit — so much so that she recently purchased a classic gold 1967 Ford Mustang. more »»

Marshall Council hears local funding requests

August 31, 2016 MARSHALL — Budget talks for the city of Marshall are set to pick up for the fall. more »»

Worldly views

August 31, 2016 Journalists from around the world share thoughts and views at forum in Tracy TRACY — Ten news reporters from around the world participated in a journalist forum held in Tracy Monday night. more »»

Lyon County holds hearing on changing tobacco ordinance

August 31, 2016 MARSHALL — “High tobacco prices equals fewer kids (and adults) smoking” is the contention of Southwest Minnesota Health and Human Services (SWMNHHS), who is promoting that Lyon County updates its... more »»

Workshop gives updates on buffer law

August 30, 2016 MARSHALL — The new buffer law is on the books. Now, the big question for Minnesota counties and conservation districts is how to implement it. more »»

Fighting the good fight

August 29, 2016 BALATON — Fight from the Fairway is in its fifth year and serving new recipients this year. more »»

Catching a ride

August 27, 2016 New program makes public transportation easier for developmentally disabled MARSHALL — A half dozen residents and their chaperones rode the Marshall Area Transit (M.A.. more »»

What a rush — a new year at SMSU

August 27, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the second of a series of back-to-school stories. By Jenny Kirk jkirk@marshallindependent. more »»

Strength in numbers

August 26, 2016 Rock Valle Lutheran joins forces with Hawk Creek Editor’s note: This is the first of a series looking at rural southwest Minnesota churche. more »»



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