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Blue Earth recycling rate rising

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth residents will see an increase in their cost of recycling as early as this month. The City Council on Monday voted to raise the residential recycling fee by $1.05, increasing it from $2.75 monthly to $3.80. The vote came after a closed session of the council in ...

Truman OKs social host rule

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TRUMAN — Truman City Council on Monday adopted a social host ordinance. The council has been discussing the ordinance for several weeks, and had heard from members of the Martin County Substance Abuse Coalition, Police Chief Justin Jobe and City Attorney Jim Wilson, who drafted the ...

Nagel sentenced to 15 days in jail

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FAIRMONT — Dalton Nagel, 19, of Blue Earth was sentenced Monday to 15 days in jail for his part in an assault on a high school football teammate. Nagel is one of four Blue Earth Area High School football players who faced felony charges for an assault on a 16-year-old teammate last ...

Man allegedly made threats

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TRUMAN — A Truman man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. William Lee Traxler, 51, has been charged with making threats of violence, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Aug. 5, the Truman Police Department ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Shae L. Pierson, 22, of Winnebago; CHandra M. Venkataraman, 38, of Woodbury; Kelly L. Wonders, 33, of Maplewood; Matthew J. Ulman, 39, of Lake Crystal; each fined $125. Jonathan S. Gerold, 28, of Fort Collins, Colo.; fined $145. Carter L. ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, Aug. 19 1:19 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of South Grant Street. 4:21 a.m. — Police received a report of an assault in the 100 block of Linden Avenue. 11:45 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to a vehicle ...

Fairmont talks growth, childcare

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FAIRMONT — An open forum sponsored by the city on Saturday morning drew about two dozen residents and covered topics ranging from child care to street repairs. Held at the Gomsrud Park shelter house, this was the third Saturday morning gathering held since March, with the first focusing on ...

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Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Christopher R. Speakman, 33, of Rifle, Colo.; Edward A. Campbell, 65, of Grafton, Wis.; Ursala S. Dziubanski, 64, of Des Plaines, Ill.; Noura G. Elmanssy, 22, of Eagan; Jordan G. Howell, 33, of Brookfield, Wis.; Christopher S. Janisch, 31, of ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Aug. 17 12:24 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 4th Street area. 2:42 a.m. — Police received a report of a burglary in the 500 block of North Elm Street. 5:04 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 400 block of South Park Street. 8:34 ...

R. DRAUT – PROBATE

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PUBLIC NOTICE Official Publication (Published Aug. 20 & 27, 2018 in the Sentinel) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF MARTIN FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 46-PR-18-727 Estate of Ruth A. Draut, Decedent NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON ...

Williamson’s small goal: Help feed world

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In an agricultural community, it is no surprise that students who participate in FFA are able to receive some of the best ag-related learning experiences. But how far can that take you? Just ask Sierra Williamson, a Martin County West FFA alumna and current student at the University of ...

Klassen: Health care solutions are needed

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FAIRMONT — Heather Klassen believes Minnesota can do more to get citizens the health care they need. “Health care is probably the No. 1 concern that people have,” she says. The 43-year-old Democratic candidate for the District 23A seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives was in ...

Red Rock plans unique event

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For the first time, Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont will host a Wine & Chocolates, Arts & Music open house. The free event will be held 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday. “Our goal is to reflect all that we are, which is performing, visual, arts education and a beautiful venue to ...

Coffee hours continue Tuesday

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CEYLON — Coffee hours for August continue from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sherburn. Enjoy coffee, treats and fellowship. September coffee hours will be at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Welcome. Ceylon’s coffee lovers group also meets 8:30-10 a.m. ...

Briefly

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Concert Association seeks members FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Concert Association’s fall membership drive will begin Monday and continue through Sept. 13. To join, call (507) 235-9276, (507) 238-2892 or send a check with your information to Fairmont Concert Association, 757 Shoreacres ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Paul R. Anderson, 63, of Lewiston; Jillmarie E. Goldberg, 32, of West St. Paul; Kevin D. Wharton, 53, of Milford, Iowa; each fined $125. George Towfic, 68, of Dubuque, Iowa; fined $135. Molly E. Robinson, 23, of Richmond, Va.; Melvin D. Arabie, ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Aug. 16 3:35 a.m. — Police received a report of a theft in the 2100 block of North State Street. 8:29 a.m. — Police assisted the fire department in the 800 block of Johnson Street. 9:12 a.m. — Police received a driving complaint along Highway 15. 9:33 a.m. — ...

School upgrades its phones

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FAIRMONT — Over the summer, Fairmont Area Schools has been replacing its telephone systems in the elementary school, high school and other buildings. The district had received quotes from three vendors, with the lowest coming from Frontier Communications for its Mitel system. It cost ...