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Student garners rare honor

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Jeb Green, a senior at Fairmont High School, has been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist. Students are selected based on their PSAT test scores, involvement in activities and for other accomplishments. More than 1.6 million students from 22,000 high schools across the country take ...

Local pair face felony charges

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man and woman are facing felony charges in Martin County. Kenneth Ray Terrell, 36, has been charged with domestic assault and making threats of violence, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Terrell also has been charged ...

Murder mystery set for March

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WELCOME — All the weather delays have curtailed plans for most things in the area. So most of the news is about upcoming events. n There will be a Red Cross blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. March 4 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Welcome. Give the gift of life, give blood. To ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Miroslav D. Pejic, 61, of Rockford, Ill.; fined $125. Operate vehicle with expired registration — Neil R. Iverson, 68, of Fairmont; Beth R. Massey, 38, of Fairmont; each fined $115. Driver’s license-instruction permit violations for person ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Feb. 20 12:32 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1100 block of Lucia Avenue. 4:26 a.m. — Police received a report of loud music in the 100 block of Alton Street. The noise was quieted. 9:17 a.m. — Police received a report of forgery in the 1200 block of ...

Mayo touts array of changes

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FAIRMONT — Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont has undergone numerous enhancements over the past 18 months. These include adding several new providers, new services, electronic record-keeping common to all Mayo sites, increased security, opening Urgent Care and community ...

Truman Days searching for volunteer help

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TRUMAN — Truman City Council this week talked about the need for more Truman Days volunteers. A Truman Days meeting is set for 7 p.m. March 10 at the fire hall. “I went to a meeting and it was alarming to see that there was myself and then three others that are going to stay on to plan, ...

Council tours new city facility

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth City Council members toured the new Public Works garage Tuesday. Jamison Holland, Public Works director, led the tour and explained some of the benefits of the new building. Thanks to wide overhead doors, workers are now able to get plows into the building ...

City, officer part ways

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BLUE EARTH — The city of Blue Earth has agreed to part ways with police officer Chad Bonin. The City Council met recently to review an investigation into a complaint filed against Bonin. Council members Glenn Gaylord, John Huisman and Russ Erichsrud, along with Mayor Rick Scholtes and ...

Spaghetti feed fundraiser set

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TRUMAN — Truman FFA members will hold their annual community pancake breakfast for students, families and supporters from 6-9 a.m. today in the ag shop. Cost is a donation. Also, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can enjoy the FFA baby animals. All the animals are brought in by the ...

Man facing felony drug count

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FAIRMONT — A Lewisville man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Brenden Cary Weihe, 18, has been charged with drug possession in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Feb. 10, a Martin County ...

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Rosen: Walz budget ‘unsustainable’ ST. PAUL — State Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Vernon Center, is not a fan of the budget proposed Tuesday by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. Rosen says Walz has offered a $49 billion budget that represents a 9 percent increase from the previous budget, and sets ...

Group planning wetland project

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from Kassy Dumke, a biologist from Ducks Unlimited, concerning a prairie wetland restoration project. “We’re working on an acquisition of 147 acres in Fox Lake Township,” she said. “The cool thing about this acquisition is that ...

County scores positive rating

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BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners received good news on the financial front Tuesday. Moody’s Investors Service has confirmed a bond rating of Aa3 for the county. Faribault County was the last county audited by the state crew in this region. Moody’s confirmed the rating ...

Firefighters seek help

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SHERBURN — Grilled burgers will be served 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Sherburn American Legion. The cost is $7. Everyone is welcome. n Parent/teacher conferences, which had been postponed from last week because of the weather, will be held 4-8 p.m. tonight. Also, the Scholastic Book Fair, ...

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Fire chief: Clear hydrants FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Fire Department is offering a mid-winter safety reminder to local residents. Fire Chief Brandon Scott says residents should be sure to clear away snow and ice from the fire hydrants along city streets. Scott says some hydrants may ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Sarena L. Ewers, 16, of Albert Lea; fined $125. Paul R. Grennier, 35, of Germantown, Wis.; Taylor C. Ward, 25, of Prior Lake; each fined $135. Kayla M. Johnson, 26, of Woodbury; fined $145. Failure to drive with due care — Henry Torres ...

Police

Police

TRUMAN Monday, Feb. 18 1:01 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 400 block of North Central Avenue in Truman. FAIRMONT Monday, Feb. 18 9:26 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1200 block of Victoria Street. 4:01 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 600 block ...

Rachuy keeps kids reading

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Encouraging children to read can sometimes be a challenge, though it’s essential to their growth and development. As Dr. Suess wrote, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” One woman at Fairmont Elementary School is ...

‘Danger Committee’ to visit Opera House

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FAIRMONT — This weekend, the Fairmont Opera House will host a show billed as a definite comedy, and a possible tragedy. “The Danger Committee” performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The venue says The Danger Committee involves a combination of juggling, knife-throwing, spine-tingling ...