Gruffalo Walk Fundraiser Raises $4,783 for United Way’s Stuff the Bus Initiative

2024-05-24T07:54:35-05:00May 24th, 2024|Categories: News|

MARSHALL -- The United Way of Southwest Minnesota concluded their Gruffalo Walk Fundraiser for its Stuff the Bus Initiative. Troy Deutz from Deutz Realty Group and Aaron Ziemer from Marshall Radio competed to raise funds that will be used to purchase school supplies for area school districts and their students. Whomever raised fewer funds would have to walk down the streets of Marshall wearing a Gruffalo costume. After the noon deadline on Thursday, a tie was announced as both Troy and Aaron raised exactly $2,391.73 each, totaling $4,783.46.   Meg Louwagie, CEO of United Way of Southwest Minnesota says, “Last year [...]

Renville County Road 6 Closed for Road Improvements

2024-05-24T07:38:06-05:00May 24th, 2024|Categories: News|

OLIVIA – Renville County Road 6, spanning from 850th Avenue to approximately one-half mile into Kandiyohi County, will be closed for significant road improvements. The closure, started on May 23, is part of an extensive project aimed at enhancing the safety and quality of the road.  The road work is scheduled to be completed by July 31, 2024. During this period, motorists are advised to follow the marked detour routes. The detours are clearly signposted to ensure that drivers can navigate the area while the improvements are underway.  For further updates on the road improvement project and other county road work, [...]

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, [...]

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