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Faribault Co. names attorney

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BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners on Tuesday filled the vacant county attorney position. The position opened when Troy Timmerman was appointed the new judge for Faribault County District Court, following the retirement of longtime judge Douglas Richards. Applicants for the ...

Engineer: Too cold for salt

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from County Engineer Kevin Peyman, who provided a highway department update, primarily involving work conditions due to recent snowfall, as well as keeping the roads safe in Northrop for emergency workers. “We did have to work some ...

Truman council hears reports

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TRUMAN — The Truman City Council on Monday heard quarterly reports from department heads, including Truman Fire Chief Dave Bentz, who spoke about events surrounding the Northrop fire that took place over the weekend. “I was really impressed with everyone’s attitude,” he said. ...

Lunch, learn event today

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SHERBURN — A “Lunch and Learn” event sponsored by CREST will be held 11 a.m. today at the Sherburn Senior Citizens Center. The topic this month is “Behind the Scenes of Super Bowl 52.” They will provide a lunch consisting of pork sliders, tailgate side dishes and dessert. These ...

Courts

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Karen L. Conrad, 53, of Minnetonka; fined $125. Eugene R. Lorenz, 72, of Gig Harbor, Wash.; fined $285. Traffic violation-following vehicle more closely than reasonable and prudent — Daniel Juarez, 18, of Blue Earth; fined $50. No blaze ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Jan. 1 6:43 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 600 block of Summit Drive. 9:52 a.m. — A suspicious person was reported along Blue Earth Avenue. 3:11 p.m. — Police assisted the fire department in the 900 block of East Fourth Street. 11:47 p.m. — Police ...

Libraries plan for busy 2018

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FAIRMONT — The new year is upon us, and area libraries have plans to get the community involved in 2018. Blue Earth Community Library director Eva Gaydon said the library has programming all year long. Coming up is a partnership with Blue Earth Area Schools, the Muir Library in Winnebago ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jeanette I. Keifert, 66, of Little Canada; William R. Hecht, 33, of Fairmont; Colton J. Hilgendorf, 23, of Welcome; Alicia A. Mason, 45, of Welcome; Udit B. Bhatnagar, 29, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Andrew W. Hedman, 29, of New Berlin, Wis.; Hunter W. ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Dec. 29 4:58 a.m. — Police assisted the fire department in the 100 block of North Bridgeman Street in Northdrop. 10:59 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of Home Street. 11:41 a.m. — Police received a report of property damage in the 1200 ...

Northrop elevator burns

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A fire broke out about 5 a.m. Friday at the grain elevator in Northrop. No injuries were reported. The area near the elevator was evacuated as a precaution to keep nearby residents safe. Nearly 30 different fire, ambulance and police crews responded to the emergency. The fire came one day ...

Family faces cancer with hope

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Cancer. There may not be a more feared and hated word in the modern world. Forever changing lives, the disease destroys otherwise happy homes and causes untold hardships. Sadly, Fairmont resident Gary Reutzel and his family are among the latest to understand cancer from personal experience. ...

Schmit visit could have local impact

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FAIRMONT — An award-winning broadcaster will be in the area Wednesday to talk to students and the community about the power of making an impact. Joe Schmit has worked as a sports anchor for KSTP-TV for the past 30 years. He is also author of the book “Silent Impact: Influence Through ...

New Year’s rides offered

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FAIRMONT — A collaboration between the Fairmont ethanol plant and the sole licensed taxi service in the community will result in safe transportation on New Year’s Eve at no cost to passengers in Fairmont, Truman, Sherburn, Welcome and Guckeen. Starting at 7 p.m. Sunday, Green Plains and ...

Candidates can file Jan. 2

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CEYLON — The new year will begin Monday. Don’t forget to write “2018” for the date. Please don’t drink and drive on New Year’s Eve. Have a safe and prosperous new year. n Township residents can file an Affidavit of Candidacy from Tuesday through Jan. 16, with the clerk of ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Marcellina L. Gibbons, 56, of Madison, Wis.; Jamie K. Haisman, 37, of Buffalo Center, Iowa; Alissa Kuhlman, 47, of Wheeling, Ill.; each fined $125. Possession of small amount of marijuana-no remuneration — Jose I. Trevino, 34, of St. James; ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Dec. 28 7:35 a.m. — Police rendered assistance to an ambulance in the 500 block of Home Street. 9:22 a.m. — Police received a report of fraud in the 800 block of North Avenue. 9:32 a.m. — Police received a report of fraud in the 2500 block of Albion ...

Mall playground coming soon

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FAIRMONT — A new attraction is set to appear at Five Lakes Centre, hopefully by late February, when an indoor play area is installed. The idea for the project had been around for a couple of years before “Kids Just Want to Have Fun,” a committee under Project 1590, took over and took ...

Police chief: Safety first this winter

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FAIRMONT — With recent subzero temperatures and a dusting of snow on the ground, winter has officially set in. While some may dread it, many others look forward to the unique outdoor opportunities. However, it does us all well to follow basic safety guidelines, and Fairmont Police Chief ...

Townships to hold votes

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WELCOME — This will be the last column I write this year since next week will be 2018. Please have a happy and prosperous new year. Drive safely and don’t drink and drive. n The senior citizens usually meet the first Monday of each month but since Monday will be a holiday they will ...

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Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jacob R. Murillo, 18, of Hermantown; Lisa M. Fredin, 54, of Windom; Michael R. Jaszcak, 55, of Hager City, Wis.; Robert L. Thompson, 31, of Blue Earth; each fined $125. Chavez V. Madden, 21, of Sioux City, Iowa; fined $385. Failure to wear ...