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Faribault County declares disaster

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BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners passed a resolution this week declaring the county in a state of emergency because of March flooding. The resolution is the first step toward making the county eligible for possible financial aid from the state and federal governments to deal ...

Man accused of stealing van

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SHERBURN — A Fort Mill, South Carolina, man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. William Boyce Varnadore, 35, has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On March 20, a ...

Turkey dinner set for Sunday

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TRUMAN — The deadline to sign up for Jaguar summer youth baseball and softball is Friday. There is no fee to participate for boys and girls, pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. For questions or to sign up, call or text Chris Studer at (507) 236-5244. If you’re interested in helping in any ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — James A. Ehrich, 70, of Elmore; Ashley A. Hefner, 35, of Blue Earth; Jacob J. Lempkie, 18, of Blue Earth; each fined $110. Failure of driver to carry proof of insurance when operating a vehicle — ...

Fairmont High School student earns nursing degree

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Eighteen-year-old Melinda Kassandra Lopez will soon be the first in the state to graduate as a registered nurse while still in high school. The Fairmont high school student will obtain her associate’s degree in nursing from Minnesota West Community and Technical College in May. In June, she ...

Minnesota counties: Give us road funds we need

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution supporting legislation to provide necessary funding to the statewide transportation system. The resolution does not support a particular method, with county officials saying it is the job of state lawmakers and Gov. Tim ...

Martin County plans courthouse dome repairs

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners have begun a process to repair the courthouse roof and dome, but it’s first things first. Commissioners on Tuesday agreed that the initial step will be the tuck-pointing of the dome masonry. Tuck-pointing involves repairing weakened mortar joints. ...

Lakeview permit moves to council

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Planning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit Monday to allow construction of a 77,000-square foot expansion at Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center The panel also approved a conditional use permit for an electronic messaging sign at St. Paul ...

Prime rib supper slated

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SHERBURN — A “Lunch and Learn” event, sponsored by CREST and Temperance Lake Ridge, will be held 11 a.m. today at Sherburn Senior Citizens Center in Sherburn. The program will feature Greta Lintelman, who will talk about Heaven’s Table in Fairmont. Following the presentation, a ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Paul J. Dathe, 46, of Plymouth; fined $125. No Minnesota driver’s license — Kevin K. Bridgewaters, 34, of Columbia, Ky.; fined $185. David H. Wright, 37, of Fairmont was convicted of driving while impaired-alcohol concentration 0.08 within ...

Blue Earth approves street work

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth’s summer street project is officially a go, as the City Council accepted the lowest of four bids Monday. Holtmeier Construction of Mankato won the contract to undertake what is known as the North Sailor Street improvements project. Its bid is $1.5 million for the ...

Truman seeks funds for pool

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TRUMAN — Truman City Council on Monday met with Truman Pool Commissioner Faith Clow regarding the need to replace the pool deck. The deck — the concrete pad surrounding the pool — has been replaced many times over the last 52 years but it now is in dire condition. And there is just a ...

Blake & Co. to perform at Opera House

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FAIRMONT — The Blake & Co. Show is back for its second annual fundraiser event at the Fairmont Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Opera House executive director Blake Potthoff will take the stage with friends and family to raise money for the Launch the Legacy Capital Campaign. This year, ...

Welcome man facing felony

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FAIRMONT — A Welcome man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Gavin Edgar Flohre, 32, 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 Feb. 27, a Martin County ...

Briefly

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Hagedorn staff to visit Fairmont FAIRMONT — Congressman Jim Hagedorn’s office will hold mobile hours April 15 in Fairmont. Members of Hagedorn’s staff will be at the Martin County Library in Fairmont from 2:30-4:30 p.m. The gathering is an opportunity for constituents to seek help ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Christianne J. Christensen, 41, of Okoboji, Iowa; fined $125. Cole S. Robinson, 27, of Arlington; John H. Myles, 50, of Bloomington; each fined $135. Oscar De La Cruz, 40, of North Mankato; fined $145. Jacob D. Grundy, 33, of Mission Viejo, ...

‘Safe Routes’ is ready for spring

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FAIRMONT — Safe Routes to School is gearing up to start again for the spring months. The program is put on by the Early Risers Kiwanis in conjunction with Fairmont Community Education and Recreation. Safe Routes to School will take place every Tuesday morning for the remainder of the school ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Harry J. Polenychko, 34, of Spirit Lake, Iowa; David C. Schreve, 63, of Troy, Mich.; Kolton S. Thiesse, 36, of Northrop; Neaneshski F. Wigley, 42, of Fairmont; Kiley L. Wilking, 19, of Blue Earth; each fined $125. Brian A. Woods, 41, of ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, March 29 8:36 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 200 block of Stade Lane. 1:30 p.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of North Hampton Street. 2:38 p.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1100 ...

Fairmont school nurses: Vaccines essential

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FAIRMONT — Discussions about vaccinations are not new but recently have been making headlines across the state and nation. Certain diseases, such as measles, once thought to be eradicated in this country, are making a resurgence, and top health officials have reason to be on alert. “The ...