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Tracy Show host Con Rettmer dies at 78

Long time Marshall Radio Talk Show host Con Rettmer has died.

Commissioners vote to support Plum Creek Regional System

The Lyon County board of Commissioners Tuesday voted to withdraw at least some of its support for the Marshall-Lyon County Library, opting instead to make state-required maintenance of effort payments to the Plum Creek Regional Library System.

Newborn found dead in Butterfield

BUTTERFIELD, Minn. (AP) - Watonwan County authorities say they're investigating the death of a newborn and that a 14-year-old girl has been hospitalized.

Balaton brothers arrested after chase in shooting near Granite Falls

The brothers arrested Tuesday in connection with a shooting near Granite Falls last week, are facing multiple charges after leading police on a chase through Lyon and Lincoln Counties on Tuesday.

President grants disaster declaration for 8 Minnesota counties

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - President Obama has declared a disaster in eight Minnesota counties damaged by flooding, unleashing federal funds to help repair millions in damages.

Quarterly budget details to be released today

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota finance officials are releasing the latest details on state tax collections after a few months of disappointing figures.

MPCA: Southwest Minnesota rivers in bad shape

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A new report says rivers in southwestern Minnesota are in bad shape because of increased erosion and runoff.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency report also says half the rivers and streams tested throughout the state have been altered in recent years, the result of measures taken to help improve drainage for both agriculture and city development.

Biodiesel mandate in Minnesota set to increase

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota raises the bar on biodiesel this week.

FEMA to begin damage asessment from flooding

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says federal disaster officials will start assessing Minnesota's flood damage this week.

Klobuchar says the Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin compiling its preliminary damage assessment on Tuesday. She says the agency's assessment will take about a week.

The assessment starts the process of bringing federal help to the state and counties with public infrastructure damage.

Groundbreaking ceremony for regional amateur sports facility postponed

The ground breaking for the Southwest Regional Amateur Sports Facility in Marshall today has been postponed.

The event was scheduled for 11 a.m. at the site of the facility, but the city of Marshall will reschedule the event for some point in July.