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New officer comes to Fairmont

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For better or for worse, family can have a big impact on the way we choose to live our lives. Fortunately for Fairmont’s newest police officer Chelsea Yeager, her family’s impact was nothing but positive. Yeager shares how she was influenced to get into law enforcement and how she came to ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — William R. Lebrun, 56, of Reading; fined $125. Colton D. Winkelman, 22, of Nekoosa, Wis.; Danielle M. Torgerson, 31, of Flandreau, S.D.; Melanie E. Anderson, 42, of Armstrong, Iowa; each fined $145. Failure to drive with due care — Timothy C. ...

Salvation Army plans to relocate

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FAIRMONT — Questions about the status of the Salvation Army in Fairmont have been buzzing through the community: Why is there a “for sale” sign in front of the Salvation Army Corps Center? Are they leaving town? What happened to the $1 million from the Milbrandt estate? “The money has ...

Reading to benefit food shelf

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There will be a public reading of “A Christmas Carol” at Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont at 7 p.m. Thursday. The 90-minute event is free to attend, as it is a fundraiser for Heaven’s Table Food Shelf. Peter Engstrom, a volunteer at Heaven’s Table, had the idea of putting ...

Lighting contest slated

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CEYLON — The Rev. Reimers and family will host a Christmas open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the church basement at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert. Our Savior’s and Wilbert congregations as well as friends are invited for lunch as a thank you from the Reimers ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Shayla M. Falls, 18, of Winona; Danielle M. Luettel, 19, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; each fined $125. Carlos S. Izquierdo, 39, of Chicago, Ill.; fined $285. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Ronald Lee C. Deshong, 49, of ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Nov. 29 12:16 p.m. — Police received a threats complaint in the 2200 block of North State Street. 2:53 p.m. — Police received a report of a theft in the 200 block of East Second Street. 4:48 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 1600 ...

Wiley combines creativity

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Malia Wiley will be the featured artist for December at Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont. Wiley is originally from Nicollet and currently lives in Lake Crystal. She will have colorful, original paintings on display that combine her love for crochet and animals. Wiley first began ...

Man faces felony count

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Bryant Ceasar Pierce Jr., 37, has been charged with violating a domestic abuse/no contact order for protection within 10 years of a previous conviction, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a ...

‘Santa’s Workshop’ slated

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WELCOME — Wow ... Saturday is Dec. 1 already. There will be a Santa’s Workshop for children through sixth grade beginning 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the basement of the Community Building in Sherburn (below the theatre). Sherburn Civic and Commerce committee, Temperance Lake Ridge and the ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jeffrey A. Webb, 56, of Cylinder, Iowa; fined $125. Alicia S. Johnson, 33, of Crystal; fined $225. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Matthew A. Bartz, 33, of Blue Earth; Marcus I. Mittelstadt, 24, of Frost; Kathleen M. ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Nov. 28 11:10 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint at the intersection of Eighth Street and North North Avenue. 2:49 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1000 block of North North Avenue. 3:04 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 900 block of ...

Man allegedly fled police

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Levi Scott Thate, 30, has been charged with fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, which carries a maximum penalty of three years and one day in prison and a $5,000 fine. According to the complaint: At 5:06 p.m. ...

Man charged following chase

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Nickolas Hans Willer, 30, has been charged with fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, which carries a maximum penalty of three years and one day in prison and a $5,000 fine. Willer has also been charged with drug ...

Homeless duo facing charges

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FAIRMONT — A homeless man and woman from Fairmont are facing felony charges in Martin County. Matthew James Redenius, 29, and Jenika Samantha Hanson, 23, have each been charged with theft, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. In addition, Redenius ...

Officer offers warning on scams

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Police Sgt. James Kotewa recently offered information on a variety of scams targeting seniors in the area. Kotewa has been with the police department for many years. He has worked as a patrol officer, done full-time narcotic investigations and currently works as the ...

Holiday Bazaar slated

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TRUMAN — Trinity Lutheran Church located at 102 N. Seventh Ave. E. in Truman will host its 23rd annual Cookie Walk from 8-10 a.m. Saturday. You can choose from a large selection of fancy holiday cookies, caramels, candies, kringle, party mix, etc., and pay for the items you choose per ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Blake J. Rucker, 27, of Emmons; Erin N. Schutta, 33, of New Brighton; Christopher G. Meyer, 32, of Farmington; Charles W. Zopfi, 50, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Sanvra N. Makwaruzo, 36, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; each fined $125. No proof of motor ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Nov. 27 10:49 p.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 900 block of Johnson Street. 12:50 p.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 1200 block of Goemann Road. 3:13 p.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 800 block of East First ...

School puts focus on science

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont School Board on Tuesday heard from Kari Duehlmeyer, a teacher on special assignment this year who is working on STEM and science improvements at the elementary school. The new science curriculum is called “Mystery Science” and is all online. Each lesson comes ...