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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Wyatt E. Tungland, 19, of Frost; fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Joyce S. Aldama, 64, of Blue Earth; Richard D. Mastin, 32, of Rapid City, S.D.; each fined $110. Failure to drive with due care — ...

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FAIRMONT Sunday, Feb. 3 12:14 a.m. — Police received a report of loud music in the 2300 block of Albion Avenue. 12:45 a.m. — Police received a report of theft at the intersection of Margaret Street and Prairie Avenue. 12:58 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the ...

Habitat to put on winter dinner

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FAIRMONT — Habitat for Humanity of Martin and Faribault Counties is putting on a Winter Celebration Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 16. This is the second year that the organization is putting on the dinner as a fundraiser. Habitat for Humanity partners with people in a local community and all ...

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FAIRMONT Friday, Feb. 1 12;58 p.m. — Police received a report of a disabled vehicle in the Albion Avenue area. 3:07 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 200 block of Lakeview Street. 7:13 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 100 block of East Eighth ...

‘Arise’ renovates new home

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FAIRMONT — Southern Plains Education Cooperative, currently located in Winnebago, will transition to Fairmont later this year. The alternative learning center will move into the former Lincoln School building, which is undergoing renovations. The co-op is a joint powers organization that ...

Police: Rahm stole $250K

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MARSHALL — The former director of the Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau was arrested Friday in connection with the theft of more than $250,000 from the CVB, Marshall Police said. Police said Darin Ross Rahm, 49, of Marshall, was arrested for probable cause felony theft. Rahm is a ...

Moms can donate to ‘milk depot’

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“When I first heard about breast milk sharing, I thought it was disgustingly gross,” recalls Patti Kasper. “Now I understand why moms chose it. Now I get it.” A registered nurse and an international board certified lactation consultant with Human Services of Faribault and Martin ...

Kinship eyes trio of goals

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FAIRMONT — Kinship of Martin County is starting 2019 with some fresh goals. Having just finished up National Mentoring Month in January, the group is focusing on promoting three key areas of the program. Director Katy Gonzalez, along with Jen Kahler and Greg Brolsma, recently sat down to ...

Blood drive set for Thursday

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CEYLON — Happy February ... I always think we are getting over the hump of winter when it becomes February. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking. n There will be a Red Cross blood drive in Ceylon from 1-6 p.m. Thursday. To make an appointment or for more information, call (800) 733-2767), ...

Courts

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Alex M. Anderson, 26, of Truman; Jerome J. Wipf, 28, of Muscoda, Wis.; Daniel P. Buckentin, 40, of South St. Paul; Jennifer K. Connell, 48, of Luverne; each fined $125. Maureen M. Muigai, 33, of Fairmont; fined $145. Instruction permit ...

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TRUMAN Thursday, Jan. 31 8:06 p.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 200 block of North First Avenue East in Truman. FAIRMONT Thursday, Jan. 31 7:36 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1100 block of North Prairie Avenue. 8:30 a.m. — Police received a ...

Group’s stickers take aim at underage drinking

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FAIRMONT — The Martin County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition recently received some underage drinking prevention stickers from Epiphany Community Services, a consultant to the coalition. “It’s a pilot program,” said coalition director Steph Johnson. “They’re trying out this ...

Firefighters hosting pancake feed Sunday

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WELCOME — Maybe it’s all in my head, but when it becomes February, I feel that spring is nearer. Kind of over the hump. n You can celebrate by going to the Welcome Fire Department’s pancake feed from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Welcome Legion. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, ...

Hy-Vee has new leader

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FAIRMONT — Aaron Speltz is happy to be in Fairmont. Having recently been named the new store manager at Hy-Vee, Speltz said he and his family enjoy the area and are not looking to relocate anytime soon. Speltz shared about his family and how he came to work in Fairmont. “I was born ...

Courts

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Justine M. Deslauriers, 30, of Jackson; fined $110. Stephanie M. Reynolds, 28, of Fairmont was convicted of second-degree driving while impaired-two or more aggravating factors; fined $910, sentenced to ...

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FAIRMONT Wednesday, Jan. 30 9:24 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 1100 block of North North Avenue. A verbal warning was issued. 9:33 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 100 block of Winnebago Avenue. A verbal warning was ...

Trio finds rewards at Hair Etc.

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Vivian Denton, Patty (Johnston) Sandbo and Lakyn Sathoff share a combined 102 years of cosmetology experience. Denton has worked in the field for 53 years, and Sandbo has been at the job 47 years. Sathoff quickly adds that she has been “out of school two whole years.” Ironically, it is ...

Peterson thrives through interaction

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After retirement, many people find joy and purpose in giving back to others. While there are many ways to contribute, Joyce Peterson has found that she enjoys helping senior citizens. Peterson is caregiver services coordinator at CREST, a volunteer service focused on the needs of caregivers ...

Truman Days seeks help

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TRUMAN — Friday is the last day to place your order for submarine sandwiches to support the after-prom fundraiser. For ordering questions, contact Judi Davis at (507) 236-9791 or drop off your order and payment at Truman Public Utilities office. Sandwiches should be picked up between ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Zachary J. Wolf, 19, of Rochester; fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Dylan L. Stevens, 16, of Ceylon; fined $110. Lori L. Frey, 55, of Fairmont had a charge of domestic assault-commits act to cause fear of ...