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2010: Year in Review

January 1, 2011
By Independent Staff

Area troops were welcomed home just before Easter with open and loving arms after a year of serving overseas. The chill in the air was no match for the warm feelings shared by everyone on the grounds of the Marshall National Guard Armory that day as Minnesota National Guard troops from the 151st Artillery, A Battery, returned from serving in the Middle East. The welcome home ceremony wound its way through the streets of Marshall and was truly one of the most memorable moments of 2010. But there were other times in the past year that most area residents would rather forget, like the September rains that raised doubts about the year's harvest and flooded roads, parks, and basements in and around Marshall. And, of course, 2010 was an election year as we said goodbye to a few longstanding policymakers from the area. The 2010 Year in Review includes the highs and the lows of the past 365 days, broken down in a month-by-month format:



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