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Homicide suspected in farmhouse fire

May 3, 2015 BALATON — The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating the circumstances surrounding the Thursday fire north of Rock Lake that left two people... more »»

Helping in Haiti

May 2, 2015 MARSHALL — They saw horrors — people dying with no medical treatment, a paralyzed man in a wheelchair with no wheels, children having to drink filthy water — but they also saw and experienced moment... more »»

Marshall not only green, it’s clean now, too

May 2, 2015 MARSHALL — Marshall is now a cleaner place to visit, live and work thanks to the efforts of more than 325 GreenStep City Clean-up volunteers who picked up 840 pounds of trash last week. more »»

Hivelys remembered for their faith and service toward others

May 2, 2015 MARSHALL — Family and friends of a rural Russell couple who died this week said they should be remembered most for how they live. more »»

Bird flu found in Cooper’s Hawk in YM County

May 1, 2015 MARSHALL — A Cooper’s Hawk that apparently crashed into the steps of a Yellow Medicine County resident’s deck and died is the first wild bird to test positive for avian influenza in the state,... more »»

It's a start

May 1, 2015 CANBY — More than 200 high school students were on the Canby High School campus to take part in the Yellow Medicine Integration Cooperative’s annual Art is the Start workshop Wednesday. more »»

First climb

May 1, 2015 Photo by Anna Haecherl-Smith The MERIT?Center’s training grounds became a playground for Southwest Minnesota State University students when Frankie Albitz’s Adventure Ropes class got a chance to... more »»

Group seeks help in making Marshall more walkable

April 30, 2015 MARSHALL — Pedestrian safety and transportation issues are coming back up for discussion in Marshal. more »»

2 dead in house fire

April 30, 2015 RUSSELL — Two people were killed in a house near Russell on Thursday morning. Jim and Cathy Hively of Lyons Township in rural Russell died in the fire that was called in shortly after 9 a.m. more »»

Making a connection with stories

April 30, 2015 5 local people will share personal stories at first-time event Friday MARSHALL — Everyone has a story to tell, and a group of people will get their chance to spin their personal yarns at a... more »»

Shipping out

April 30, 2015 Postmaster Carol Noble’s retirement after 17 years of service to Marshall won’t go unnoticed in the communit. more »»

MHS convocation

April 30, 2015 Photos by Jenny Kirk A large number of Marshall High School students were recognized at an honors convocation ceremony Wednesda. more »»

Newsboys concert a huge success, organizers say

April 30, 2015 MARSHALL — When the Christian band Newsboys came to Marshall to perform a concert on Sunday, the members had no idea a crowd of more than 4,000 awaited them at Southwest Minnesota State University’s... more »»

Council approves extra cost for sports center site work

April 29, 2015 MARSHALL — Excess soil at the site of Marshall’s new regional sports center means some additional construction costs for the city, Marshall municipal staff said Tuesday night. more »»

MN House moves Drake’s Law forward

April 29, 2015 MARSHALL — Drake’s Law passed a major hurdle on the Minnesota House floor Tuesday night as it was part of an omnibus public safety finance and policy bill that passed in a 115-19 vote. more »»

Making the connection

April 29, 2015 MARSHALL — In an effort to bring back a vital program, Americorps VISTA volunteer Kelsey Stern coordinated a Campus and Community Connect event that was held Tuesday at Southwest Minnesota State... more »»

Residents living with disabilities speak out at event

April 29, 2015 MARSHALL — The six panel members at the Born This Way Here to Stay event at the Marshall-Lyon County Library Tuesday evening all shared a similar story and plea for community members to hear: We are... more »»

Purse power

April 29, 2015 Photo by Jenny Kirk Mary Ahrends, left front, and Mary Brau, left back, prepare to deposit tickets in the baskets for deluxe package drawings during the United Way of Southwest Minnesota’s Power of... more »»

MMS spring concert

April 29, 2015 Photo by Cindy Votruba Members of the Marshall Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade orchestra performed during the school’s spring orchestra and choir concert Tuesday night. more »»

‘My family is living outside’

April 28, 2015 MARSHALL — Last Friday, the Nepalese students at Southwest Minnesota State University were concerned with final exams, jobs and their personal relationships. That all changed when Nepal was hit by 7. more »»



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