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Museum has weekend hours

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WELCOME — Welcome Historical Society Museum will be open 2-4 p.m. Saturday. This is the last month they will have the summer hours. From September to April, please contact Marsha Williams at (507) 236-2034 to make an appointment and they will be happy to open the museum ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Victoria Diana L. Bell-Thomas, 52, of Box Elder, S.D.; Donald C. Kuchenbecker, 66, of Blue Earth; Vikram D. Mody, 44, of Gilberts, Ill.; Keith W. Plaster, 46, of Seymour, Wis.; Lorenzo Puglielli, 18, of Madison, Wis.; Kyle C. Wicks, 37, of South St. ...

Police

Police

SHERBURN/ WELCOME Wednesday, Aug. 1 8:44 a.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of First Street in Welcome. 4:19 p.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 100 block of West First Street in Sherburn. TRUMAN Wednesday, Aug. ...

College will know more in fall

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FAIRMONT — Presentation College in Fairmont is not sure why enrollment numbers have been falling at its local campus, but the reality has the college thinking about its future here. Just a handful of students were interested in classes for the fall of 2018, so the school decided not to ...

Roschen returns with spirit

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More than 20 Fairmont cheerleaders are spending three days this week at the squad’s annual cheer camp, led by one of their own alumna. A 2005 graduate of Fairmont High School, Cassandra Roschen was a Cardinal cheerleader from eighth grade through her senior year, under the coaching of Deb ...

Red Rock hosting 30 artists

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This month, there is not just one featured artist at Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont but about 30 local artists whose works are being displayed. The community art show continues through Aug. 30. “For the most part, they’re from Fairmont but there’s a couple from Blue ...

Truman enjoyed celebration

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TRUMAN — Wow, what a wonderful weekend had by all for Truman Days 2018. Thank you to all the volunteers who stepped up to help us be proud of our town. There will be Truman Days next year, so put July 25-29 on your planning calendar. It’s not too early to start scheduling class ...

Women facing check forgery charges

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FAIRMONT — Two Fairmont women are facing felony charges in Martin County. Michelle Marie Cline, 39, has been charged with two counts of check forgery. Hope Kristine Kain, 19, has been charged with one count of check forgery. All of the charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Stephen M. Hooper, 30, of Phoenix, Ariz.; Mickayla K. Jones, 26, of Madelia; Masyn L. Elvebak, 16, of Kiester; Carol J. Nesheim, 60, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Kristin M. Sorensen, 38, of Libertyville, Ill.; each fined $125. Alisha D. Hickenbotham, ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, July 31 12:20 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle at the intersection of Winnebago Avenue and Elm Street. 2:36 p.m. — Police received a report of trespassing in the 400 block of South State Street. 4:22 p.m. — Police received a report of a ...

Chief: Be prepared, have plan

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FAIRMONT — Don’t hurt people and don’t take their stuff are simple yet foundational truths that underpin our rights as human beings. Unfortunately, not everyone likes to abide by these principles, as evidenced by an attempted abduction in Blue Earth on Friday. According to the ...

3M-Fairmont puts focus on health, safety

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FAIRMONT — Safety is important in any business, but the 3M plant in Fairmont took the well-being of its employees to a new level on Tuesday when it closed down production to hold a Safety Day. The event split the plant’s 150 employees into small groups that could then cycle through ...

Filings open for city, school

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FAIRMONT — Filings opened for two Fairmont City Council seats and the mayor’s seat on Tuesday. At Fairmont Area Schools, filings have opened for three seats on the school board. Debbie Foster filed to retain her position as mayor, and incumbent Bruce Peters filed for re-election to the ...

Water facility event slated

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SHERBURN — CREST will hold its monthly “Lunch and Learn” event today at 11 a.m. at the Senior Citizen Center in Sherburn. Sylvia Hasara, an ombudsman, will give the presentation. A lunch of grilled burgers, veggie salad and peach dessert will follow the program. The event is free and ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, July 30 8:19 a.m. — Police received a report of harassment in the 500 block of Home Street. 11:22 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 400 block of East 12th Street. 11:47 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 900 block of East Fourth ...

City eyes college’s future here

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont officials are keeping a close eye on events taking place at the city-owned Southern Minnesota Educational Campus, where Presentation College’s long-term presence is in doubt. City administrator Mike Humpal has been in talks with the college about its situation and ...

‘Night Out’ slated for Aug. 7

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FAIRMONT — Founded in 1984, National Night Out offers an opportunity for communities to promote fellowship and safety. Fairmont’s National Night Out is scheduled for Aug. 7. Fairmont Police Chief Mike Hunter shared the details. “It’s from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gomsrud Park,” he ...

Abduction report being investigated

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BLUE EARTH — Faribault County authorities are investigating an attempted abduction that occurred at the eastbound Interstate 90 rest area near Blue Earth. According to a press release issued Monday, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at 4:12 p.m. Friday to the rest area on a report of an ...

Players cases advance

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FAIRMONT — The repercussions from an assault involving Blue Earth football players continue to play out. A second teen, Blake Joseph Barnett, 18, now of Des Moines, recently pleaded guilty in Martin County juvenile court to a felony assault charge. As part of a plea bargain, a charge of ...

‘Enemy of the People’ coming to local stage

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Sod House Theater, a Minneapolis-based group, is bringing a bluegrass-infused adaptation of “An Enemy of the People” by Henrik Ibsen to Fairmont and Blue Earth. The production will be staged 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sylvania Band Shell in Fairmont. Show times in Blue ...