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Seniors can get free food

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TRUMAN — Truman Lions Club burger bash will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the Truman Community Building. Come enjoy a delicious burger, condiments, beans, chips and a beverage. All proceeds benefit youth programs in our community. n Lewisville Legion Auxiliary chicken supper will be 5-6:30 ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jonathan M. Tomsche, 19, of Avon; fined $125. Nicole M. Yohn, 35, of Lakeville; Dawn M. Laubach, 47, of New Hope; each fined $135. Zachary J. Reddemann, 27, of Le Center; Shannon M. Tietema, 32, of North Mankato; each fined $145. Failure to ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Feb. 12 10:03 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 200 block of North Park Street. 10:25 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 300 block of Lake Avenue. 10:42 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance ...

Lake, Fourth streets on project list

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FAIRMONT — It has been said that Minnesota has two seasons: winter and road construction. A glance out your window will tell you what season we’re experiencing now, but in a few short months, road construction season will kick into high gear in Fairmont. The City Council this week ...

Brown: No makeup days needed, so far

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area Schools Superintendent Joe Brown on Tuesday talked about what will happen regarding snow makeup days. Brown told the school board he has been receiving many questions from parents and staff regarding makeup days. He explained that state law requires 165 days of ...

Homeless man facing felony count

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FAIRMONT — A homeless man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Kashis Cleon Dilks-Smith, 20, has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in the second degree, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine. He also has been charged with making ...

Deal reached on W’bago school

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BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area School Board has approved the sale of the former Winnebago High School building to the city of Winnebago. If the city approves the deal, it will bring an end to negotiations between the two entities dating back to last fall. A couple of issues that had ...

Students jump in to help

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SHERBURN — The Scholastic Book Fair is going on all this week in the library at the Martin County West Elementary School in Sherburn. It is open until 5:30 p.m. each day through Friday. The public is welcome to stop in and look over or purchase any of the books on display there. Money ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Ramon J. Flores, 24, of Fairmont; Jeremy D. Cahill, 44, of Pierceton, Ind.; Margaret E. Manning, 28, of Huntley, Ill.; each fined $125. Andrew C. Parker, 23, of Janesville; Flaviano L. Valente, 34, of Orange, Calif.; each fined $145. Failure ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Feb. 11 1:49 a.m. — Police received a noise complaint in the 1300 block of North Elm Street. 8:15 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 100 block of Water Street. 10:37 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1600 block of North North Avenue. 2:09 a.m. ...

Fairmont opts to let music play

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council opted to take no official action Monday to regulate outdoor music in the city, leaving in place the existing “handshake agreement” with businesses to end the music at 11:30 p.m. At the council’s July 23 meeting, City Administrator Mike Humpal read ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Saturday, Feb. 9 2:28 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 900 block of East First Street. 8:19 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in he 900 block of Goldfinch Street. 8:39 p.m. — Police received a noise complaint in the 600 block of Shoreacres Drive. 9:40 ...

Young professionals gather in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — A new group targeting young professionals is organizing this month under the guidance of the Fairmont Chamber of Commerce. “We’ve got a target participation group of 21-40 year olds, but we’re not going to exclude anyone who wants to join if they’re a couple of years ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Paul D. Wharton, 65, of Minneapolis; Timothy L. Garry, 28, of Fairmont; Chyrl J. Wilson, 50, of West Lafayette, Ind.; Thomas W. Maggard, 25, of Fairmont; Meghan C. Rector, 21, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Carol L. Osterberg, 70, of Eugene, Ore.; each fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Feb. 8 8:25 a.m. — A burglary was reported from 1200 N. Park St. 9:42 a.m. — An ordinance violation was reported from Winnebago Avenue and Indus Street. 5:07 p.m. — An animal complaint was reported from Shoreacres Drive and Birds Road. 5:59 p.m. — An animal ...

Rebates power change, savings

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area School District recently made headlines for receiving a rebate of almost $153,000 by switching to LED light bulbs at the elementary and high schools. The cost of the project was $672,000, an amount that will be recouped within five years courtesy of the ...

Learning centers aid grades 7-12

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont High School has developed several “centers” for students who need a little more help after school. There are separate writing, math and science centers staffed by instructors willing to help any students in grades 7-12. Principal Kim Niss explained that the math ...

Male mentors can make difference

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FAIRMONT — Boys across the country are struggling. According to the most recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data on suicide, males take their own lives at nearly four times the rate of females, and represent nearly 80 percent of all suicides. According to the Federal ...

Quilters invited to lend talents

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CEYLON — There will be a cribbage tournament today, beginning with 1:15 registration, with play to follow at the Legends 2/Legion building in Ceylon. There is a charge. Join friends and neighbors for a fun afternoon. n Ceylon Fire Relief Association will sponsor an all-you-can-eat ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Tayla E. Baca, 28, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Robert Cooksey, 36, of St. Louis, Mo.; Emily J. Walters, 25, of Fairmont; each fined $125. Lauren E. Holmberg, 21, of Hudson, Wis.; fined $285. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — ...