Marshall Independent
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Ogden Newspapers
PublisherGrant Gibbons
EditorMike Lamb
Sports editorJake McNeill
Headquarters508 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258-0411
CountryUnited States
Circulation3,540 (as of 2021)[1]
ReadershipLyon County
OCLC number22756175

The Marshall Independent is an American, English language newspaper headquartered in Marshall, Lyon County, Minnesota. It is published Monday thru Saturday and is owned by Ogden Newspapers. It has been called the Independent since 1974. The newspaper was originally founded in 1875 and called The Prairie Schooner. The newspaper includes a supplement called the Southwestern Peach.[2][3]


The Prairie Schooner, Marshall, Minnesota, August 23, 1873

The Marshall Independent traces its history back to shortly after the formation of Lyon County in 1878 and it has had the following names:[2]

The Marshall Independent has a website and Facebook presence for distribution of news and interacting with readers.[4][5]

The newspaper covers local, Minnesota, national, and international news. Other sections of the newspaper include business news, crime reports, agriculture and extension news, public notices, and featured articles. In 2019, the newspaper had a daily circulation of 4,321, which ranks 17th of the newspaper in Minnesota publishing at least five days a week.[6][3]


  1. ^ "Minnesota Newspaper Directory 2022" (PDF). Minnesota Newspaper Association. 2022-10-01. Retrieved 2023-04-21.
  2. ^ a b "About Independent. (Marshall, Minn.) 1974-current". Library of Congress. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Minnesota Newspaper Directory" (PDF). Minnesota Newspaper Association. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  4. ^ "MarshallIndependent". Facebook. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  5. ^ "Independent, contacts". MarshallIndependent. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  6. ^ "The Independent". Marshall Independent. Retrieved February 4, 2020.

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