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Bevcomm acquiring cable systems BLUE EARTH — Bevcomm, headquartered in Blue Earth, has entered into an agreement to purchase the cable TV systems in Trimont, Truman and Welcome, the company has announced. The purchase agreement is expected to be finalized before the end of the ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — William R. Blackmore, 71, of Richfield; Evans O. Nyabwari, 25, of Emmetsburg, Iowa; Juan A. Gutierrez Olivo, 18, of Blue Earth; Michael R. Perazzo, 31, of Williamstown, Pa.; each fined $125. Sylvia Cornejo, 64, of Forest Knolls, Calif.; fined ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Sept. 3 3:40 a.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the first block of East Ken Rue Lane. 4:18 a.m. — Police assisted the ambulance in the 1200 block of Hickory Street. 8:54 a.m. — Police received a report of bad checks written in the 100 ...

Celebration of cultures set for next week

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FAIRMONT — “Celebrating Culture in Martin County” will take place Wednesday in the CER room at Fairmont Elementary School. It will be held from 1:30-3 p.m., during the Adult Basic Education class. A community discussion on race initially took place last October. It was sponsored by ...

Gunther, Klassen square off

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FAIRMONT — Bob Gunther and Heather Klassen both say health care is the No. 1 issue on the minds of people in southern Minnesota. Gunther, the 12-term Republican incumbent from Fairmont, and Klassen, a Jackson-area Democrat, met in a forum on Wednesday evening as they seek the District 23A ...

Community choir seeking members

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TRUMAN — Community Education is offering a “Spooky Luminaries” class for participants, third grade and older, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday. Registration must be done by this Friday to ensure there are enough supplies. The cost is $5 per luminary. Wear paint clothes as you will get ...

Welcome planning street project for 2019

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WELCOME — Travis Winter from Bolton & Menk reported to the Welcome City Council this week on the proposed 2019 street project. It would involve all of Campbell and Third streets, and part of Fourth Street west of Campbell. The street width of 38-42 feet was discussed, and levy amounts ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — LaBryant K. Smith, 31, of Joilet, Ill.; Ava E. Tvedten, 26, of Blue Earth; Robert L. Winchester, 53, of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Cynthia K. Imm, 61, of Fairmont; Michael M. Ketterling, 46, of Oak Creek, Wis.; Bernell G. Nelson, 72, of Marion, S.D.; ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Oct. 2 9:46 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of South Park Street. 12:18 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint from the 900 block of East Fourth Street. 4:37 p.m. — Police received a report of loud music in the 600 block of Burton Lane. A ...

Library aims for safety first

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FAIRMONT — The Martin County Library in Fairmont has made several significant changes to address safety-related concerns from the community. In a recent letter to the editor, library director Jennifer Trushenski said: “The Fairmont library has heard concerns from community members about ...

Work on ‘26’ nears completion

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FAIRMONT — Work on County Road 26 east of Fairmont is wrapping up, although slowly because of ongoing issues with rain, according to Martin County Engineer Kevin Peyman. He spoke to Martin County commissioners Tuesday. He also discussed work on gravel roads. “Paving is all done; they ...

Officials surprised by additional cost

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BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners discussed the courthouse building project Tuesday. Groundskeeper Troy Beckman brought in Bob Mickelson of ISG to offer an update. According to a request for board action, during demolition of the courthouse’s tower roof, more extensive ...

‘Fight Cancer’ night set

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SHERBURN — The monthly “Lunch and Learn” event will begin at 11 a.m. today at Sherburn Senior Citizen’s Center. The program will feature Tom Kramer of Kramer Family Funeral Home who will speak about “being prepared.” A build-your-own-sandwich lunch will follow. Everyone is ...

Sherburn discusses ‘active living’

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SHERBURN — Carolyn North from the active living committee reported to the Sherburn City Council this week and suggested equipment and programs the community needs for all ages. She recommended obtaining some stationary equipment at the parks, similar to exercise equipment; and a splash pad ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Adam C. Loos, 28, of Sherburn was convicted of driving after suspension; fined $285. Also convicted of failure of driver to carry proof of insurance when operating a vehicle; fined $200. Devon M. Penkaty-Nelson, 18, of Fairmont was convicted of disorderly ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Oct. 1 7:37 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1400 block of South Prairie Avenue. 1:34 p.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 800 block of North Park Street. 3:19 p.m. — Police received a report of threats made in the ...

Weber asserts his innocence

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FAIRMONT — A candidate for mayor in Fairmont says he has nothing to hide related to his 2010 felony theft conviction stemming from his role on the Madelia City Council. Jeff Weber maintains his innocence in the matter, saying in a written statement that the case against him resulted from a ...

Blue Earth approves fix for $40K

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth City Council decided Monday to take matters into their own hands and fix a problem at the new housing development project on the northeast side of the city. But, the fix could cost the city as much as $40,000. The issue, which was explained by city engineer Wes ...

Truman to weigh plans for donation

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TRUMAN — Truman City Council heard a brief update Monday from Mayor Lynn Brownlee regarding an auction that took place Sept. 21 for 160 acres of farm land, valued at $1.2 million, that was gifted to the city by Roger Jones. Brownlee said she, Bethanie Ekstrom, Monte Rohman, Jones and a real ...

Man facing drug charge

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Jason Robert Hybbert, 34, 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 Sept. 18, a Fairmont ...