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FAIRMONT Tuesday, Nov. 20 11:57 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 700 block of South State Street. 12:09 p.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 400 block of East First Street. 2:08 p.m. — Police received a report of threats made in the 600 block of Embassy ...

Plans for play site emerging

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Park Board on Tuesday heard an update from City Engineer Troy Nemmers, who presented an early draft of the Adventure Playground layout for Gomsrud Park. The board ultimately approved a motion to install the playground at Gomsrud Park. “What I did is plot in the ...

‘Beacon’ to receive upgrade

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from Deputy Assessor Mike Sheplee, who recommended an enhancement for sales reports on the county’s Beacon website. The upgrade carries a one-time setup cost of $1,000, to be spent from the Assessor’s Office 2018 budget. The board ...

Permit sent back to planning panel

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BLUE EARTH — They are still carefully moving forward. Faribault County commissioners met Tuesday and, once again, the conditional use permit for a proposed 3,200-head swine confinement facility in Jo Daviess Township was the major point of discussion. Some things that had caused ...

MCW reports on ‘Best Workforce’

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SHERBURN — The Martin County West School Board this week received the annual report from the World’s Best Workforce committee. Music instructor Nickole Bowie presented the information. She serves on the committee along with several teachers, administrators and school board members. The ...

‘Grinch-mas Party’ set

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SHERBURN — Grilled hamburgers will be served 6-8 p.m. tonight at Sherburn American Legion. Everyone is welcome. n All Martin County West students will be on their Thanksgiving break Thursday and Friday. n Ruby’s Pantry will hold a food distribution from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at ...

Sherburn accepts donation

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SHERBURN — Sherburn City Council this week accepted a $2,000 donation to the Sherburn Fire Department from MidContinent Foundation. In other business, city manager Brad Hughes reported that the water plant and water tower funding are in good shape, and the rehabilitation of the tower went ...

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Healthy Living Expo set for Monday FAIRMONT — The public is invited to the free “Healthy Living Expo” from 4:30-7 p.m. Monday at Five Lakes Shopping Centre in Fairmont. The event is taking place in conjunction with the Kiwanis Early Risers’ annual pancake fundraiser. Visitors can ...

Courts

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Chelsea E. Stensland, 35, of Larchwood, Iowa; fined $125. Jasmine M. Eh, 26, of Marshall; fined $135. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Clinton P. Goodrich, 59, of Delavan; fined $110. Display expired registration — ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Nov. 19 9:12 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 1900 block of Prairie Avenue. 9:21 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 900 block of South Orient Street. 11:22 a.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the ...

Chairmen discuss rec center

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Economic Development Authority heard a presentation Monday from Community Center Action Committee co-chairmen Brandon Edmundson and Steve Hawkins. Edmundson gave a brief overview of the local option sales tax, saying it was primarily conceived to be utilized for a ...

B.E. council tackles budget

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth City Council took two votes Monday that dealt with the 2019 city budget. In the one case, they approved adding up to $95,000 to the budget for a new slide for the community pool. On the other item, the council voted 5-2 not to reinstate $12,000 into the budget ...

BEA seeking superintendent

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area Schools is taking action to find a new superintendent. The search for an interim superintendent will begin later this week, contingent on the school board accepting the resignation of Dr. Evan Gough effective Jan 1, 2019. Gough has accepted the ...

Courts

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jill A. Smith, 32, of Washington, DC; Dennis A. Smith, 77, of Fairmont; each fined $125. Daniel M. Bulfer, 47, of Waseca; Amber L. Sathoff, 34, of Truman; Daniel D. Ricard, 43, of Elmore; each fined $145. Tabitha E. Johnson, 40, of St. James; ...

Police

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FAIRMONT Sunday, Nov. 18 12:11 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1300 block of North State Street. 3:51 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 3700 block of Cedar Park Road. SHERBURN/ WELCOME Sunday, Nov. 18 4:31 p.m. — Police received a report of suspicious ...

Fairmont talks road repairs

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FAIRMONT — Street repairs and how to pay for them, the quintessential dilemma facing the Fairmont City Council, was at the forefront of the final “Saturday with the City” which ended a four-session program to foster informal but informational discussion between city staff and community ...

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FAIRMONT Friday, Nov 16 4:58 a.m. — Officers assisted the ambulance crew in the 1200 block of Victoria Street. 10:32 a.m. — A hit-and-run motor vehicle accident was reported from State Street and Adams Avenue. 3:47 p.m. — An ordinance violation was reported from the 200 block of ...

Former chief grateful to many

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FAIRMONT — Former Fairmont Police Chief Greg Brolsma has nearly recovered from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident in early July. With only some relatively minor issues to deal with, Brolsma’s largest problem now seems to be patience. Eager to jump back into the thick of things, ...

GHEC students explore new worlds

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Granada-Huntley-East Chain School has been working on integrating more technology into the classrooms. This year, for the first time, the school is a 1:1 school, which means there is one electronic device per student — they each have either an iPad or a Google Chromebook. An exciting ...

Feehan says count shows race is over

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NORTH MANKATO — Democrat Dan Feehan of North Mankato on Friday conceded the First District congressional race to Republican Jim Hagedorn of Blue Earth. “Over the last week, counties across the district have engaged in the process of going back over precinct totals to make sure that ...