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FFA hosting event Monday

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SHERBURN — Everyone is invited to come and enjoy grilled burgers from 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Sherburn American Legion. n Practices for fall sports at Martin County West began Monday. School for students in grades 7-12 will get underway on Sept. 4. Students in grades kindergarten ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Morgan K. Wingert, 16, of Harmony; fined $125. Garry L. Sunken, 70, of Blue Earth; fined $145. Failure to drive with due care-speed greater than reasonable — Wyatt A. Risk, 16, of Granada; fined $125. Driving after cancellation — ...

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FAIRMONT Monday, Aug. 13 8:09 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1000 block of Capital Heights Court in Fairmont. 10:38 a.m. — Police received a report of a gas drive off theft in the 1500 block of Albion Avenue. 12:05 p.m. — Police received a report of fraud in the 300 ...

City plans new fines

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council is implementing an administrative method of enforcing certain City Code violations. On Monday, the council adopted a schedule of fines for various infractions such as animals running at large, noise violations, failure to register rental property and ...

Four running for school board

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FAIRMONT — A fourth person has filed to run for school board in Fairmont. John Gibeau added his name to the list Monday. He joins incumbent Rufus Rodriguez, along with Mike Edman and Martha Myren. Three seats on the board will be on the ballot this fall, meaning that with the addition of ...

Residents frustrated by housing policy

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FAIRMONT — Friendship Village in Fairmont is undergoing a project to refurbish the units at the housing complex, an endeavor that requires residents to move out of their current unit into one that has been updated. Some residents attended the Fairmont Housing and Redevelopment Authority ...

Principal joins Blue Earth Area

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area School Board members welcomed the new high school principal, Greg Ewing, to the district on Monday. And they voted to accept his contract, with some changes. Superintendent Evan Gough explained that Blue Earth Area will “share” Ewing with his former ...

Man faces felony theft count

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FAIRMONT — A Winnebago man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Dustin Charles Theobald, 36, has been charged with theft, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On June 21, a Fairmont police officer was dispatched ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jordan D. Bjorklund, 35, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Christian N. Dietz, 40, of College Place, Wash.; Erin M. Grady, 31, of Eugene, Ore.; Igor L. Kravchuk, 27, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Calvin D. Tucker, 21, of Box Elder, S.D.; each fined $125. Caitlyn ...

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FAIRMONT Sunday, Aug. 12 12:20 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1600 block of Blue Jay Boulevard. 10:16 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1900 block of Albion Avenue. SHERBURN/ WELCOME Sunday, Aug. 12 8:30 p.m. — Police received a report of an ...

At Martin County Fair: FFA Day to feature Ag safety

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The Martin County Fair kicks off in full force Tuesday. As usual, there are multiple things to take in and enjoy each day. FFA Day is one of those events, allowing people and their children not only to learn more about agriculture, but to see what area FFA students have been up to. Martin ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jake M. Underwood, 26, of Austin; Alan J. Hunt, 35, of Fairmont; Lauren D. Goff, 35, of Billings, Mont.; Alex J. Andrews, 24, of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Matthew A. Murphy, 62, of Wildwood, Mo.; Vivian A. Calvillo, 77, of Jackson; each fined ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Aug. 10 1:13 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of East Second Street. 7:40 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 400 block of East Tenth Street. 8:28 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1000 block of Armstrong ...

Teen Court celebrates 20 years

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For 20 years, Martin County Teen Court has maintained a jury of peers for youthful first offenders. In honor of the milestone, the program held an open house Friday at a logical site, the second floor courtroom in the courthouse. “Since 1998, we’ve had 566 teenagers go through this ...

‘Energy classroom’ coming

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Martin Luther High School is in the process of building a greenhouse, but not just your average greenhouse. Principal Paul Steinhaus refers to it as an “energy classroom.” It will be a 36-foot by 32-foot building that will be half greenhouse with a classroom/shop. It will be heated by a ...

Mankato man facing felony

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FAIRMONT — A Mankato man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Jaime Alberto Gonzalez, 24, 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 July 22, a Fairmont ...

Primary vote slated Tuesday

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CEYLON — Coffee hours for August continue 8:30-10 a.m. each Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sherburn. Join friends and neighbors for good coffee, treats and great fellowship. All area residents are encouraged to attend. n Tuesday is primary election day. Area townships will ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — William J. Lovas, 41, of Newton, N.J.; Shalena M. Peterson, 31, of Oakdale; Ritah N. Ombui, 27, of Rochester; Juan A. Aguilar Gomez, 38, of Electra, Texas; Katherine Naslas, 56, of Albertson, N.Y.; Drew W. Peden, 49, of Chicago, Ill.; Brandon M. ...

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FAIRMONT Thursday, Aug. 9 4:04 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 400 block of South Park Street. 4:08 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. 5:36 a.m. — Police received a report of a motor vehicle disabled in the Blue Earth Avenue ...