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Red Rock to host ‘Carol’ reading

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FAIRMONT — For the first time, there will be a reading of “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas” by Charles Dickens at Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont in early December. The community is invited to attend the first practice reading at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Red ...

Police: 3 businesses sold to minors

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FAIRMONT — Three local businesses failed alcohol compliance checks last month by selling alcohol to a minor, according to the Fairmont Police Department. Police say the businesses that failed are Casey’s General Store at 202 E. Blue Earth Ave., Super America at 2197 N. State St. and ...

Group seeks food donations

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CEYLON — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert will have its voters meeting Sunday after the service. All members are asked to attend. n The LWML group at Wilbert church is gathering non-perishable food items until Nov. 18. Place your food in the basket at the end of the ramp going into ...

District 4 candidates square off in forum

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FAIRMONT — Incumbent Dan Schmidtke and challenger Richard Koons answered questions Thursday about their campaigns for the District 4 seat on the Martin County Commission. Topics at a forum at City Hall in Fairmont included a proposed $40 million county justice center, the proposed Fairmont ...

GHEC plans storm repair fixes

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GRANADA — The Granada-Huntley-East-Chain School Board on Thursday heard an update from Superintendent Mandy Fletcher regarding damage to the school caused by a tornado on Sept. 20. Damaged areas include the second-floor roof of the academic wing, which must be replaced; the fence around the ...

Ceylon discusses storm damage

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CEYLON — Ceylon City Council this week discussed storm damage from the Sept. 20 tornado. It was reported that federal disaster relief or other help probably will not get to Ceylon or will arrive later. The council approved paying the $14,000 in bills related to public infrastructure ...

Fall cleanup day coming up

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WELCOME — Coffee hours continue in October from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Sherburn. Join friends and neighbors for this year’s last month of good brew and great fellowship. n Welcome City Council will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. All members are urged ...

Briefly

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Correction Due to an editing error, an article about a Fairmont School Board candidate forum appearing in Thursday’s edition included an incorrect statement attributed to candidate Mike Edman. The article should have stated that Edman said Fairmont Area Schools cannot be an equity partner ...

Valero donates $35K to charities

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WELCOME — Local children’s charities on Thursday received $35,000 from employees of the Valero Renewables-Welcome ethanol plant. Employees helped raise funds through the Valero Energy Foundation and the company’s sponsorship of the 2018 Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children in San ...

Courts

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Dena R. Lammers, 31, of Le Mars, Iowa; Jesse K. Smith, 37, of Eagan; Sean M. Passingham, 53, of Alden; Scott P. Kluender, 60, of Panama City Beach, Fla.; each fined $125. Failure to drive with due care — Jack D. Lantaff, 56, of Iowa Falls, ...

Board candidates debate issues

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FAIRMONT — The four Fairmont Area School Board candidates — Michael Edman, John Gibeau, Martha Myren and Rufus Rodriguez — had the opportunity to let the public know their positions during a forum Wednesday at City Hall in Fairmont. The four candidate are running to fill three open ...

Overdose death leads to charges

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FAIRMONT — A Truman man has been charged in Martin County with third-degree murder in the Aug. 19 overdose death of Mariah Lynn Miller, 24, of Fairmont. A Welcome man has been charged with aiding the crime. The men were arrested Tuesday by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota ...

Mayoral hopefuls weigh in

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FAIRMONT — Incumbent Debbie Foster and challenger Jeff Weber, candidates for Fairmont mayor, answered a wide spectrum of questions Wednesday at a candidate forum at City Hall, with both contenders sharing similar opinions on most subjects. One of the latest hot-button issues is the proposed ...

Fundraiser to assist family fighting cancer

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FAIRMONT — A benefit supper and silent auction for Lee Freeman will take place 4-7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Eagles Club in Fairmont. Diagnosed with lacrimal gland squamous cell carcinoma on May 17, Freeman has undergone extensive testing, and two rounds of six-week chemotherapy and radiation ...

‘Fun Night’ coming soon

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TRUMAN — Truman Fire Department will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. tonight as part of Fire Prevention Week. Join them for hot dogs, beans, chips and a beverage for a donation. This year’s theme is: “Look. Listen. Learn – Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” n A tailgate ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Alise A. Morales, 30, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Lauro Romero Cabanas, 53, of Kennewick, Wash.; Jeffrey A. Heupel, 62, of Fairmont; Shelba Patricia N. Mason, 23, of Truman; each fined $125. James R. Malcolm, 52, of Atwater, Ohio; fined $135. Karley ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Oct. 9 11:34 a.m. — Police received a report of trespassing in the 100 block of West First Street. 3:28 p.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 1100 block of North State Street. 8:17 p.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 1300 ...

Library: New policy paying off

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FAIRMONT — Changes made at the Martin County Library have improved the reported behavior problems that patrons and employees were experiencing, according to a report submitted to the library board by facility director Jenny Trushenski. According to county commissioner and library liaison ...

School hires business managers

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont School Board approved the hire of a new business manager Tuesday. Superintendent Joe Brown recommended the board contract with Bradley Carlton for a fee of $60,000, beginning Oct. 1 and running through June 30. Carlton is familiar with the district as he has ...

Farm workshop slated

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SHERBURN — The monthly steak and shrimp night will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Sherburn American Legion. Everyone is welcome. n A workshop, covering everything you need to know about asset protection for family farms and small businesses, will be held 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, at the Martin ...