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FAIRMONT Tuesday, Jan. 29 4:55 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 400 block of Lake Park Boulevard. 9:21 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 800 block of Main Street. A written warning was issued. 9:38 a.m. to 10:41 a.m. — Police received ...

Dance to benefit mini golf

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FAIRMONT — Project 1590’s “Kids Just Want to Have Fun” committee will host a father/daughter dance from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont. The dance is a fundraiser for the mini golf course the group plans to install next to the Fairmont Aquatic ...

Man facing theft charge

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Devin Eugene Haegeman, 26, has been charged with theft by swindle, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Aug. 10, a Fairmont police officer was ...

‘Lunch and Learn’ set for Feb. 6

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SHERBURN — Friendship Club at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Sherburn would like to invite anyone who would like to join them for a Valentine Party beginning 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Pizza Ranch, Fairmont. Prizes will be given away. Bring a friend and come out to this fun event. n 2019 ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Mary P. Strande, 60, of Lakeville; fined $125. Michele L. Brown, 50, of Pampa, Texas, was convicted of third-degree driving while impaired-one aggravating factor; fined $820, sentenced to jail 365 days, stayed 335 days for two years, credit for ...

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TRIMONT Monday, Jan. 28 2:32 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 200 block of Birch Street West. FAIRMONT Monday, Jan. 28 3:06 p.m. — A civil disturbance was reported in the 1200 block of Goemann Road. 7:15 p.m. — Suspicious circumstances were reported in the 500 block ...

City hires firm to plan street work

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FAIRMONT — A pair of anticipated construction projects received the green light from the Fairmont City Council on Monday. Reconstruction of Lake Avenue from East Fourth Street to Downtown Plaza will enter the initial planning phase, while the project to replace the Pioneer Bridge is ready ...

Woman facing felony charge

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Bobbie Lynn Thomas, 23, has been charged with aiding and abetting a burglary in the third degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Nov. 8, ...

‘Charlotte’s Web’ to hit stage

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Opera House will host TheaterWorksUSA's production of “Charlotte’s Web” on Sunday. The show opens at 2 p.m. E.B. White’s story centers on the friendship of a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Hayley N. Naasz, 24, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Cameron A. Ellanson, 17, of Trimont; Nakia D. Hood, 42, of Milwaukee, Wis.; each fined $125. Eric R. Reichow, 43, of St. Paul; Xavier L. Goode, 24, of Desoto, Texas; each fined $145. Obstructing view of ...

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SHERBURN/ WELCOME Sunday, Jan. 27 7:40 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 400 block of Fox Lake Avenue in Sherburn. FAIRMONT Sunday, Jan. 27 2:04 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the first block of West Ken Rue Lane. 5:08 p.m. — Police received a report ...

Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome: Local girl stays positive

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Jason Sorensen FAIRMONT — We may not ever understand all the trials and struggles of life, but when they come we would do well to reflect on our children and how they react to such circumstances. Essence Leach, a third grader at Trimont Elementary, has managed to keep an upbeat attitude and ...

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FAIRMONT Friday, Jan. 25 8:56 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 400 block of East Third Street. A written warning was issued. 9:01 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 300 block of North Hampton Street. A written warning was ...

Agency fines area firms

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FAIRMONT — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says it recently fined two ag-related businesses in Fairmont for air quality violations. In both cases, the businesses undertook corrective actions and subsequently passed follow-up testing, according to the Pollution Control Agency. CHS, ...

MLHS offers English course

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NORTHROP — An English as Second Language course for Spanish-speaking adults is being offered at Martin Luther High School in Northrop. The 10-week course will be taught Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. beginning Feb. 7. The classes are being taught by Veronica Balderas, Martin Luther’s ...

Blood drive set for Feb. 7

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CEYLON — Condolences to the families of two long-time Ceylon area residents who passed away last week. Robert “Bob” Champine was very involved in the community and the Ceylon Legion. He will be missed. Irene Stade was involved in the area near Dunnell and rural Ceylon. She too will ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jin S. Kim, 50, of New Brighton; Jacqueline K. Frederickson, 40, of New Ulm; Owen B. Naumann, 16, of Elmore; each fined $125. Destiny R. Heckes, 20, of Atwater; fined $135. Abdulwahab A. Makki, 20, of Arlington, Texas; Jackson R. Smith, 21, ...

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FAIRMONT Thursday, Jan. 24 1:38 a.m. — Police received a report of shoplifting in the 400 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. 2:32 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of North Park Street. 8:44 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance ...

Man allegedly fled from police

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Daniel James Geldart, 32, is charged with fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, which carries a maximum penalty of three years and one day in prison and a $5,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Jan. 13, a ...

School regains its own lunchroom

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Students at St. James Lutheran School in Northrop have about the same classes and schedules as other students in the area. They have time set aside for math, English, science and P.E. They start and end their day at about the same time as students at other schools. However, for more than ...