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Woman faces felony charge

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FAIRMONT — A Mankato woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Tina Marie Schintz, 39, 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 March 20, a Fairmont ...

Man facing felony drug count

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FAIRMONT — A Kiester man has been charged with a felony in Martin County. Jeth Mitchell Poland, 20, is 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 March 24, a Fairmont police ...

Holy Week services set in Welcome

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WELCOME — Coffee hours continue from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Trimont. Join friends and neighbors for good coffee, treats and fellowship. n Welcome City Council will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. All members are urged to attend. There is always a time for ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Underage alcohol consumption — Tasha A. Copley, 19, of Fairmont; fined $185. Dog at large-second and subsequent offense — Jessica L. Anderson, 45, of Fairmont; fined $185. Driving after suspension — Jose A. Burgos Collazo, 26, of Fairmont; fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, April 10 7:48 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of South Valleyview Court. 9:44 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 700 block of North Grant Street. A verbal warning was issued. SHERBURN/WELCOME Wednesday, April 10 8:06 a.m. ...

Ceylon enjoys games with ‘Eye Play’ system

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There is a new interactive projection system called “Eye Play” at the Ceylon Fitness Center. Ceylon Area First, a nonprofit group, installed the game in the building at 112 W. Main St. There will be a grand opening Saturday, which is also Community Day in Ceylon. They will let children ...

Ceylon gets audit report

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CEYLON — Ceylon City Council this week received the auditor’s report on city finances. Auditor Greg Burkhardt praised the city and its clerk, Mary Muller, for accuracy and promptness. He suggested improvements to track vacation and work hours balances, such as by using a time ...

Board of Equalization to meet

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TRUMAN — Truman City Council meets 5:30 p.m. Monday. The 2019 Board of Appeal and Equalization will be held at this time. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified. If you have any questions or concerns about ...

Briefly

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Speech team headed to state FAIRMONT — Members of Fairmont speech team recently won the Section 2A tournament in St. Peter. Fairmont is the section champion for the third straight year. St. Peter finished second, while Minnesota Valley Lutheran was third. Seventeen Fairmont students ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Hunter E. Schwichtenberg, 20, of Mapleton; Sharon M. Mahoney, 56, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; each fined $125. Alexander S. Johnson, 19, of Fairmont; fined $135. Roger E. Allen-Wickler, 59, of Mankato; fined $145. Failure to wear seat belt while in ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, April 9 2:35 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the first block of East Ken Rue Lane. 5:45 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 900 block of Albion Avenue. A verbal warning was issued. 10:37 a.m. — Police received a report of trespassing ...

Blue Earth Area Schools forced to make cuts

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BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area School Board has approved reductions in the proposed 2019-20 budget totaling $425,364. There was much discussion prior to the vote, including comments from the public. The majority of the public’s concerns are in three areas; physical education, the ...

Chamber: Walz gas tax plan affects everyone

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FAIRMONT — Each year, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce labors during the legislative session to protect business interests, which subsequently impacts all state residents. “As businesses change and grow, the economy grows, and that benefits all Minnesotans,” said Jim Pumarlo, ...

Snow days decision pending at Fairmont Area Schools

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont School Board members will soon have to make a decision about whether to forgive snow days or have students and teachers make them up. Minnesota was blasted by seemingly relentless snow and cold in February, with accumulation records set across the state. Schools ...

PUC approves policy for light fixtures, poles

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved a policy for aesthetic requirements for street light fixtures and poles installed in conjunction with small cell wireless equipment. A Federal Communications Commission order in January required that publication of ...

Vendor show coming up

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SHERBURN — A spring vendor show will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Regional Worship Center in Sherburn. There will be a lunch and concessions throughout the day. Many small and home-based businesses will be there selling their wares and crafts. Be sure to stop by and check out ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Taylor L. Rohr, 28, of Manitowoc, Wis.; Alan J. Flies, 35, of Plymouth; each fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Dustin M. Scheppmann, 41, of Fairmont; Kyle E. Brown, 20, of Gary, S.D.; each fined $110. Failure to ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, April 8 9:51 a.m. — Harassment was reported in the 500 block of Home Street. 8:31 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint at the dam on Fairlakes Avenue. The animal was transported. 1:11 p.m. — Police received a report of fraud in the 800 block of Goldfinch ...

Zierke Built Manufacturing planning expansion in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Economic Development Authority is asking the city of Fairmont to apply for $300,000 in funds from the state to assist in the expansion of Zierke Built Manufacturing. In August 2017, Zierke moved its operations from multiple buildings in Winnebago to the former US ...

Fairmont Aquatic Park loss hits $340K in 2018

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FAIRMONT — In 2018, the Fairmont Aquatic Park sold 236 family passes, the highest number in the last eight years. Participation in swimming lessons involved 422 students. The pool saw almost 21,700 patron visits, which was more than 2017, but less than 2016. Overseeing it all were 97 ...