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Fairmont Area Schools pursuing state aid reform

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FAIRMONT — A group from Fairmont recently spoke to legislators at the state Capitol about a bill that would provide state aid for students taking vocational classes outside the regular school day. Fairmont Superintendent Joe Brown, high school vocational teacher Bob Bonin and senior student ...

Jones offered dedication

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FAIRMONT — It’s always a difficult time when we have to say goodbye to our friends and loved ones. While it cannot take away our grief, it helps to remember the qualities and nature of the people we have lost. In the case of Scott Jones, while many may not have known him personally, he ...

City selling off books

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CEYLON — Here we go again ... there’s a winter storm watch scheduled this weekend. The impending weather has caused a postponement of the Fire Department’s pancake breakfast that was supposed to be Sunday. It has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. to noon March 17. Hopefully the luck of the ...

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Correction The caption for a photo appearing on page one of Friday’s edition included an incorrect spelling of the last name of two children pictured. The children are Joe and Dru Dorow. Four hospitalized after Kiester fire KIESTER — Four juveniles were taken to the Albert Lea ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, March 7 1:41 a.m. — Police received a report of trespassing in the 1200 block of Goemann Road. 5:55 a.m. — Police assisted the fire department in the 800 block of Goldfinch Street. 10:49 a.m. — Police received a report of trespassing in the 400 block of South ...

Winter breaking records in Fairmont area

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FAIRMONT — Record low temperatures gripped the area at the beginning of the week and snow is piling up on city streets, with more coming before spring. According to information provided by Martin County Emergency Management director Abigail Nesbit, February saw a local snowfall record of ...

Firefighters to host dance

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WELCOME — Welcome Legion and Sons of the Legion will meet 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Legion. All members are encouraged to attend. n Township elections and annual meetings are slated for Tuesday. Fox Lake Township will meet 4 p.m. at the township hall; Fraser Township will meet 8 p.m. at ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, March 6 9:40 a.m. — Police received a report of shoplifting in the 400 block of South State Street. 11:17 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 400 block of East Sixth Street. 11:23 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 300 block ...

Bevcomm offers invite to Truman residents

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TRUMAN — Bevcomm plans to bring fiber-to-the-home technology to residents of Truman, Trimont and Welcome in 2019. This technology will enable residents to access services including ultra-fast internet with speeds up to 1 gig — the equivalent of 1,000 Mbps. With Gig speeds, an HD movie ...

Welcome sets public hearing on vacating street

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WELCOME — Welcome City Council has approved a date of April 2 for a public hearing regarding vacating the Weaver Street section west of Cleveland Street. In other business at the council meeting this week, the Park Board report was presented, with most of the discussion about shelter house ...

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Scouts to conduct food drive MANKATO — Area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts representing Twin Valley Council are joining in the fight against hunger through Scouting for Food, a food collection event in southern Minnesota. On Saturday, Scouts will place door tags throughout neighborhoods. Then, ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Rakshit N. Gowda, 34, of Plymouth; fined $225. Jedd L. Dulas, 50, of Minnesota Lake was convicted of operate motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol; fined $610, sentenced to jail 90 days, stayed 90 days for one year, one year ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, March 5 4:05 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 600 block of Burton Lane. 6:39 a.m. — Police received a report of narcotics found in the 600 block of Burton Lane. 12:11 p.m. — Police received a report of a motor vehicle disabled in the 1400 ...

Plague of meth growing in Fairmont area

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FAIRMONT — Addressing Martin County commissioners Tuesday, County Attorney Terry Viesselman shared some hard truths about the ongoing meth problem plaguing Martin County. “We’re really busy; last week we did 17 more complaints,” he said. “We used to average two a week, and it’s ...

Martin County mulls policy to back state gun law

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners heard from County Attorney Terry Viesselman on Tuesday regarding a policy update for county employees. “The sheriff had called me and inquired about one of our employees who wanted to know if it was OK to carry a handgun when he was in the ...

Faribault County eyeing Gov. Walz’s road proposal

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BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners on Tuesday weighed Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s transportation proposal. Mark Daly, the county’s Public Works director, explained the effect the proposal would have on the amount of aid Faribault County receives from the state. Walz’s plan ...

FFA banquet this weekend

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SHERBURN — A Lunch and Learn event will be held 11 a.m. today at the Senior Citizens Center, 21 E. First St., in Sherburn. Featured will be Terri Whiteman, a social worker with United Hospital District. She will discuss the “5 Wishes Program,” which specifies your end-of-life ...

Cloverleaf Cold Storage finalizes merger deal

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FAIRMONT — Cloverleaf Cold Storage has announced that it has completed a merger with Zero Mountain, Inc. Cloverleaf has a facility in Fairmont (1400 E. Eighth St.) that employs about 25 people. The company says the transaction will not have a noticeable effect on the Fairmont ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — McKayla A. Rathai, 28, of Wells; fined $110. Failure to drive with due care — Donna J. Ringler, 66, of Winnebago; fined $125. Francis Molina, 37, of Bricelyn was convicted on two separate charges of ...