Chamber E-Connection
Marshall Area Chamber Weekly Events Newsletter
June 19th | 2020
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Upcoming Events
Llama Appreciation Day
Sunday, June 21
11 AM - 2 PM
Savannah Oaks Member/Guest Tournament
June 26, 27 and 28

$180 per tem
9 hole practice round on Friday afternoon
18 holes on Saturday and Sunday

(507) 865-1135
2020 Summer Shotgun Games
July 1st through Sept 15th
Shooters Sporting Clays

(507) 336-2638
Business News
Young Professionals Event
The Young Professional group picked up litter Tuesday between Pizza Ranch and Menards!
It was windy and hot outside but we got the task done!

Thanks to our sponsors, Sleep Inn & Suites
Lets Connect
Lets Connect networking event gives your business a chance to show off a one minute verbal commercial while learning about other local businesses. Our next let's connect will be held in August!
As the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases increases in our area, local businesses will likely have an employee test positive. Please have a plan in place for when/if this happens. In many cases, because the Stay Safe Mn. Executive Orders are in place, businesses are ensuring their employees and their customers are practicing social distancing, washing their hands/using hand sanitizer, using masks, and increasing their disinfecting procedures, it is unlikely business operations will need to be adjusted. 

Prior to responding by sending out a mass communication (letter, email, or social media), please consider data privacy laws and the impact of your words. You may even want to consult your attorney. In many cases, the contact your employees have with their co-workers and your customers is low risk right now (because of the current Executive Orders). The Minnesota Department of Health considers a close contact of someone who has tested positive as someone you have been within 6 feet of for more than 15 minutes. If you have questions or you would like more information, you can go to:

*Mn Department of Employment & Economic Development:

*Southwest Health and Human Services, your Local Public Health contact: Ann Orren at or 507-532-1317

Press Release:
Following the new safety measures outlined by Governor Walz, the Lyon County Museum, 301 W Lyon St, Marshall will reopen on Monday, June 29. We want to thank you for your unwavering support the past few months.

1.)        The museum hours have changed. The museum will be open 11:00 AM-4:00 PM Monday-Friday, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM on Saturday, and closed on Sunday.
2.)        We will be wearing masks and we encourage you to wear a mask as well. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.
3.)        We ask all visitors to check in at the front desk. To ensure proper social distancing, please limit your group size to 6 or less for the exhibit galleries and 2 or less for the genealogy/research center. For the genealogy/research center, we ask that you make an appointment first.
4.)        The ice cream shop will be open. However, at this time, we will only be selling Schwan’s ice cream novelties, water, and pop.
5.)        The gift shop will be open. We ask visitors to not touch items, unless there is intention to purchase.
6.)        For donations, we ask you to call first to discuss offered artifacts for the museum’s collection. When donations are determined appropriate for adding to the museum’s collection, an appointment will be made for drop off and instructions. We will continue to offer curbside pickup for donations if you choose at the time of the appointment.
7.)        We will be learning the “new normal” along with you…so please be patient with us as we do. You belong here and we can’t wait to see you!

Not a member yet? Visit and click on Gift Shop. Memberships can be purchased online or checks can be mailed to LCHS, 301 W Lyon St, Marshall, MN 56258. Memberships fully support exhibits, preservation, and programs at the Lyon County Museum.

Not quite ready to visit? We recognize that many may prefer to remain away from public spaces. We will continue to serve you through email and phone requests and through history content online. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube or visit our website.

For more information and for setting up a research or donations appointment, you may call us at 507-537-6580 or email at

Marshall, MN – June 16, 2020
The City of Marshall is planning to open the Marshall Aquatic Center (MAC) for the Summer 2020 
season during the upcoming Father’s Day weekend. An exact date and time are yet to be determined. 
Additional updates will follow later this week.

These guidelines have been developed to ensure the safety of both MAC visitors and staff. Please 
review these guidelines with your family in advance of the MAC welcoming you to the facility. We 
appreciate the patience our community has displayed during these unprecedented times. Despite some 
necessary changes from any previous summer at the pool, adherence to these touch-free guidelines by 
all attendees, assists us in providing the safest experience possible.

•   Daily hours of operation will be Monday through Sunday (NOON – 5:45pm).
•   Daily access is scheduled for three (3) Open Swim sessions:
(NOON – 1:45, 2:00 – 3:45 & 4:00 – 5:45).
•   Cleaning and Disinfecting the MAC will be completed prior to opening daily and in-between 
each session based on Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) 
•   Maximum number of attendees is capped at 160 per session.
•   A separate entrance and exit will be designated.
•   NO Locker Rooms will be available for use. Attendees are asked to come dressed/swim ready.
•   Restrooms will only be available from inside the MAC pool deck.
•   BOTH the Playground & Concessions area will be closed for the season.
•   NO access to public drinking fountains – personal water bottles are encouraged and permitted.
•   Attendees are encouraged to maintain proper 6-feet social distancing in both the pool and 
deck areas. Chairs and loungers are available while being physically distanced.
•   The Main & Kiddie Pools will be divided into zones. Attendees will be assigned a designated 
swim zone upon arrival.
•   The Water Slide and Mushroom within the Kiddie Pool will be unavailable for usage pending 
further notice.
•   Toys, balls, floats, life jackets, etc., will not be permitted in the MAC pending further 
notice (this includes personally owned toys and MAC lifejackets/toys).
•   Unfortunately, NO Swimming Lessons are planned at this time.
•   During inclement weather and/or when the temperature drops below 65 degrees, the MAC closes.
•   Pricing levels and purchasing information for MAC WristBANDS will be released to the public 
on Wednesday evening, June 17th.

Marshall Community Services is temporarily located on the campus of SMSU – SS139.
Our mailing address remains 344 West Main Street.
To view the community feedback summary video, read the community feedback summary
and stay up to date on the project, please visit the project webpage at

For Release June 15, 2020


The Highway 23 Coalition has made several key decisions. Recently, the Board of Directors for the 
Highway 23 Coalition decided it would extend existing 2020 Coalition memberships through December 
31, 2021. Businesses, units of government and other members would not incur a membership fee for 
2021. If they have paid for 2020, they would still be a member in good standing through 2021. Donna 
Boonstra, Chair of the Highway 23 Coalition, stated “In light of the impacts of the COVID-19 
pandemic and related closures, the Coalition felt it was prudent to offer an extended membership to 
all members. The Coalition continues to be financially stable.”

Work on Highway 23 projects continues to move forward. On May 15th MnDOT District 3 opened new 
access ramps at the Interstate 94/Highway 23 Interchange in Waite Park. In 2019, the Coalition 
voiced its support for an improved interchange and subsequently MnDOT moved up this safety 
enhancement project by a year. Similarly, design work and right-of-way activities continue for both 
the North and South Gaps between Willmar and St. Cloud.

The Highway 23 Coalition reaffirms its 2020 legislative priorities for infrastructure improvements 
along the Highway 23 Corridor:
•   Undertaking of a four-lane feasibility study that would encompass Highway 23 from Foley to Milaca.
•   Construction of a CSAH 55 Overpass that would connect to the new Interchange at Highway 23 
and County Road 5 near Willmar.
•   Construction of a J-Turn in the City of Waite Park at the intersection of Bel Clare Drive and Highway 23.
•   Construction of a four-lane extension of Highway 23 from the City of Marshall to the City of Green Valley.

As the Minnesota legislature convenes in Special Session, the Coalition’s Board of Directors and 
its Legislative Committee have been in communication with state legislators urging funding for 
transportation and, in particular, the passage of a bonding bill that provides funding for critical 
projects throughout the state.
Finally, the Highway 23 Coalition members continue to reach out to federal representatives. The 
Coalition plans to visit Washington, D.C. this September provided they can meet with legislators 
and congressional staff in
person. For more information about the Coalition, visit www.highway23coalition.

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  • Avera Marshall
  • C.N.A. - Sign on bonus & We could pay 100% of your college tuition!
  • Registered Nurse - Long Term Care - Benefit Eligible!
  • Home Care/Hospice Care Assistant - Benefit Eligible!
  • Long Term Care LPN - As needed!
  • Long Term Care RN - As needed; Granite Falls!
  • Vice President - Mission Services
  • Registered Nurse - Med/Surg As needed! - Avera Tyler
  • Dietary Aide - Avera Marshall
  • Maintenance Technician II
  • Registered Nurse - Long Term Care - Benefit Eligible!
  • Housekeeping - Full Time!
  • Housekeeping - Part Time/Benefit Eligible!
  • Registered Nurse - Long Term Care, Tyler
  • BH Electronics
  • Electronic Assembler
  • Boulder Creek Assisted Living
  • Nursing Assistant (CNA, TMA)
  • GreatAmerica Financial Service Corp
  • Full/Part Time Customer Service Representative- Consumer (Marshall, MN)
  • Pizza Ranch
  • All hourly positions
  • US Bank
  • Customer Service Representative
  • North Star Mutual Insurance Company
  • Policy Processing Technician - Commercial Underwriting
  • SQL Developer
  • Policy Processing Technician - Personal Lines
  • Software Developer
  • Southwest Health & Human Services
  • Children's Mental Health Social Worker
  • Lyon County
  • Correctional Officer
  • Vishay HiRel Systems LLC
  • Buyer
  • Living Word Lutheran Church
  • Maintenance Technician - Part Time
  • Youth Ministry Director
  • Advanced Eyecare
  • Optician - No experience necessary.  Full time, with benefits.
  • Traveler's Lodge
  • Front Desk at The Traveler's Lodge
  • Western Equipment Finance
  • Business Development Specialist
  • Senior Credit Analyst
  • Senior Impaired Debt Specialist

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The purpose of the Chamber E-Connection newsletter is to share our members' events with other business and community members. It is an informational newsletter and helps to promote our member businesses and their events. Each Friday, our newsletter is sent to over 1,800 individuals. Our separate emails are sent to the same list, but are held especially for our Chamber events and Business After Hours.

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