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‘Always wanted to win this tournament’

“I’ve wanted to win this tournament for a long time,” said Norm DePestel.
Simply put, “It’s the club tournament and I wanted to be the best golfer on the course. It’s something I wanted to do — one of my goals,” said DePestel after he’d shot a 38 on the final round for a 27-hole total of 113.  read entire story. . . .

Finding Henry

Henry VanHyfte, who grew up in Taunton and attended school in Minneota, is one of over 9,000 U.S. soldiers buried in Normandy, France. And an unrelated sophomore from St. Paul Highland Park High School is attempting to preserve his memory.
Emma Mulhern, an honor student, plans to gather as much information and as many photographs as she can that pertain to VanHyfte and then build a memorial website on him.  read entire story. . . .

Off-sale liquor open by spring

If all goes according to plan, Minneota will be home to a new off-sale liquor store by next spring.
“That's what we're shooting for,” said Brad Minnehan, who is one of the partners in the business venture along with John Buysse and his brother Chris Buysse.  read entire story. . . .

Repairs planned for Highway 59 bridge in Marshall

Motorists traveling Highway 59 between Highway 23 and Highways 19 and 68 will encounter lane restrictions beginning Monday, Aug. 25 when MnDOT bridge crews repair the box bridge deck.
Motorists are urged to slow down, use caution and watch for a traffic switch at the bridge.  A commercial width restriction of 11’ will be in effect during this project.  
This routine bridge repair is scheduled to be completed by early September, weather permitting.
These projects help to ensure that MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years.
MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution in a work zone and reminds them never to enter a roadway that has been blocked with barricades or cones.

Power for the people

The new CapX2020 electrical line running from near Marshall to Brookings, SD is under construction in the area. Recently crews erected the poles that will be holding up the transmission lines. It’s a huge project. First the bases were installed and now the huge poles have gone into the ground. Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.

County board will increase budget this year

For the first time in three years the Lyon County Board won’t be able to hold a zero budget in 2015.
A five to eight percent increase in budget from 2014 is likely, although the board looked at the budget for the first time and will make revisions.
“There are two major reasons it’s up,” said County Administrator Loren Stomberg.  read entire story. . . .

Record filings for school board

Remember those days when nobody but the incumbents filed for school board?
Well, those days are gone as 11 people filed for four positions with the Minneota School as candidates for the board.
Incumbents refiling were Larry Buysse, Dawn VanKeulen and Doug Spanton.
The only incumbent not filing was Earl Skaar.
The other candidates include: Jeff Buysse, Tom Guttormsson, Terri Myhre, Mechele Bruner, Jesse Nelson, Dan Bueltel, Rebecca Jurrens and Karla Engels.  read entire story. . . .