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Census Bureau Revises Marshall, MN Population Upward, Confirms City Growth 

2024-05-23T07:08:00-05:00May 23rd, 2024|Categories: News|

MARSHALL -- The US Census Bureau has updated population estimates for Marshall, MN, reflecting changes from the Count Question Resolution (CQR) and Post-Census Group Quarters Review (PCGQR) programs. The revised figures show Marshall’s population in April 2020 as 13,890, up from 13,628, with a July 2023 estimate of 13,906.  In late 2022, Marshall requested a PCGQR review to address a 2020 Census undercount caused by decreased student populations at Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) during the COVID-19 pandemic. This request aimed to correct counts for group quarters such as college dorms and nursing homes.  The Census Bureau approved the CQR request [...]

Candidate Filing Period Opens for Minnesota’s 2024 General Election: Key Races and Early Filings Announced

2024-05-22T07:31:07-05:00May 22nd, 2024|Categories: News|

MARSHALL -- The candidate filing period for Minnesota's 2024 state general election is now open, covering a range of offices from U.S. and state legislative seats to county commission and soil and water board positions.  Key Dates  Filing Period: For most federal, state, and county offices, the filing period runs through June 4.  Municipal and School Board Elections: Filing period open from July 30 to August 13 (for those without primaries).  Presidential Candidates: Major parties must file by August 30, and non-major parties by August 20.  Notable Filings  Minnesota House District 15A: Anthony Studemann (DFL) filed to challenge incumbent Chris Swedzinski [...]

Redwood Falls State Veterans Cemetery to Host Memorial Day Ceremony Honoring Fallen Service Members 

2024-05-20T12:15:32-05:00May 20th, 2024|Categories: News|

REDWOOD FALLS – Memorial Day is widely recognized as the unofficial start of summer, but for the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Redwood Falls, it represents a time to honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The Redwood Falls State Veterans Cemetery will hold a special ceremony to commemorate Memorial Day and pay tribute to Minnesota’s fallen service members and support their families.  To commemorate Memorial Day, the Redwood Falls State Veterans Cemetery will host a special ceremony on Sunday, May 26th at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemeteries near Redwood Falls, located at 33752 Noble Avenue. A pre-ceremony [...]

MPD & LCSO Weekend Incident Report

2024-05-20T09:38:04-05:00May 20th, 2024|Categories: News|

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports the following incidents:  On Friday at 2:33 p.m., the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office performed a traffic stop in the 3100 block of County Road 22 near Cottonwood for a suspected drunken driver. After investigating, a 43-year-old Cottonwood woman was arrested for 3rd Degree Controlled Substance DWI.   On Saturday at 12:25 p.m., the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic incident in the 1000 block of Eastbay Avenue near Balaton. A 55-year-old Balaton man was arrested for domestic assault.  The Marshall Police Department reports the following incidents:  On Friday at 1:32 a.m., a traffic [...]

Two Injured in Lincoln County Collision at Highway 75 and County Road 20

2024-05-20T08:54:14-05:00May 20th, 2024|Categories: News|

CANBY – Two people were injured after a collision on Saturday in Marble Township of Lincoln County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. At approximately 3:36 Saturday afternoon, a 2015 Ford F350 was traveling southbound on Highway 75 and a 1995 Nissan truck was traveling westbound on County Road 20 when they collided in the intersection. The driver of the Nissan, 54-year-old William Jay Briggs of Canby, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to the Canby hospital. The report notes Briggs wasn’t wearing his seat belt. A passenger in the Ford, 46-year-old Molly Jo Verhelst of Canby, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and [...]

Marshall High School Seniors Awarded Over $204,000 in Scholarships at Annual PITF Ceremony

2024-05-17T09:51:57-05:00May 17th, 2024|Categories: News|

MARSHALL — On Wednesday night, Marshall High School staff and the Pride in the Tiger Foundation (PITF) celebrated more than 100 graduating seniors during their annual scholarship awards ceremony.  Carl Johnson, president of the PITF board of directors, announced, “Through endowed annual scholarships, we will award over $204,000 to 128 graduating seniors.”  Since its inception in 1999, the Foundation has supported Marshall students for 25 years, distributing over $2 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 graduates.  At the event, Hser Tha Htoo was honored with the 2024 Principal’s Award, presented by MHS Principal Brian Jones.  Other Scholarship Recipients:  Carr Family [...]

Man Trapped in Grain Bin Near Balaton Pronounced Dead Despite Rescue Efforts

2024-05-16T11:20:43-05:00May 16th, 2024|Categories: News|

BALATON -- On Tuesday, May 14th, 2024, at 3:17 PM, Murray County Dispatch received a report of a man trapped in a grain bin at 720 211th Street near Balaton, MN. Witnesses at the scene reported that the man was completely submerged in grain and could not be located. Emergency responders from multiple agencies, including the Murray County Sheriff's Office, Balaton Fire Department, Balaton Ambulance, Tracy Fire Department, Garvin Fire Department, North Memorial Air Care, and Marshall Fire Department, were dispatched to the site. The victim, identified as 48-year-old Bruce Andrew Larson from rural Balaton, was eventually extricated from the grain [...]

Rescue Teams Extricate Man Trapped in Murray County Grain Bin 

2024-05-15T07:13:57-05:00May 15th, 2024|Categories: News|

BALATON -- Emergency responders from several communities worked to rescue a person trapped in a grain bin in rural Murray County on Tuesday afternoon.  Dispatch received a report at 3:17 p.m. about a male trapped in a grain bin on the 700 block of 211th Street. The person was completely submerged, and those present could not locate him. The Murray County Sheriff’s Office reported that a male victim was extricated but did not disclose his identity or condition. The Murray County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Balaton Fire Department and Ambulance, Tracy Fire Department, Garvin Fire Department, North Memorial Ambulance, [...]

Judge Orders Mental Health Evaluations for Man Charged in Marshall Police Standoff 

2024-05-15T07:10:46-05:00May 15th, 2024|Categories: News|

MARSHALL — A Lyon County District Court judge has ordered evaluations to determine if Paul Kenneth Laumann, 63, is competent to proceed with court proceedings following his arrest after a police standoff. Laumann faces charges of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, making terroristic threats, and reckless discharge of a firearm. He allegedly fired at officers during a standoff on April 17. At Tuesday's hearing, which was initially set to determine probable cause for the charges, defense attorney Cecil Naatz requested mental health evaluations to assess Laumann's competency and potential mental illness defense. Lyon County Attorney [...]

Minnesota Veterans Homes Week Celebrated at New Montevideo Facility

2024-05-14T07:18:35-05:00May 14th, 2024|Categories: News|

MONTEVIDEO – The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is celebrating Minnesota Veterans Homes Week from May 12-18. This annual event honors the dedicated staff caring for Veteran Residents and their families. The newly opened Montevideo Veterans Home, which welcomed its first residents earlier this year, joins in recognizing efforts to provide top-quality care and create a desirable workplace.  Employees make daily efforts to create joyful memories for Residents. During this special week, activities like staff contests, gratitude walls, special meals, dress-up days, and giveaways will enhance the warm, welcoming environment.  “These are just a few ways to say thank you [...]

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