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Dr. Neist, team envision new beginnings

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Things might seem a little out of focus on Monday at the eye clinic at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. It will mark the first day without a trio of long-time co-workers following the retirements of Dr. Roger Neist, ophthalmologist, and licensed practical nurses Barb Goraczkowski and ...

Fairmont Girl Scout honors veterans

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Abby Tonder of Fairmont recently completed her Girl Scout Gold Award project, “Martin County Quilts of Honor.” Having been a Girl Scout since kindergarten, the 18-year-old knew there would be a lot of hard work and dedication going into the project, and she was ready to meet the ...

Ceylon Community Day upcoming

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CEYLON — Mid-week Lenten services will continue Wednesday for area churches. Circle of Faith parishes will meet for a 5:30 p.m. supper and 6:30 p.m. services April 3 at Waverly Lutheran Church north of Welcome. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Ceylon will host its dual congregation from ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Katherine A. Foster Vogelsang, 42, of Milwaukee, Wis.; fined $285. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Kyra M. Adams, 22, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Apolinar M. Sifuentes, 62, of Blue Earth; each fined $110. Taillights-two ...

Shopko workers have help

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FAIRMONT — When Shopko recently announced it was closing all of its stores, customers of the Fairmont site expressed surprise and dismay, but the staff at the CareerForce Center in Fairmont immediately began working to assist the 20 full-time and 23 part-time Shopko employees. “On March ...

Lakeside Cemetery seeking assistance

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FAIRMONT — When we think of our communities, we often think of the unique businesses, attractions and social groups that make them special. But very rarely do we consider our local cemetery. Often associated with sadness and heartache, cemeteries also serve as an important memorial where we ...

Martin Co. named disaster area

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WASHINGTON — Congressman Jim Hagedorn of southern Minnesota announced Thursday that Martin County has been given a primary designation as an agricultural disaster area related to rain and flooding that occurred last year. Hagedorn said the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated ...

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Correction A headline on page 2 of Thursday’s edition included an incorrect date for the Truman firefighters fundraising breakfast. The correct time and date are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Nelson offering show at Red Rock FAIRMONT — Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont is set to ...

Museum opening Saturday

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WELCOME — Monday will be April 1 so don’t let anyone fool you. n 2019 Relay for Life committee and team captains meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. n Welcome City Council will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday. All members are urged to ...

Welcome enjoyed a good mystery

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WELCOME — Welcome area residents recently got to enjoy some good theater for a good cause. The “Murder at the Welcome Water Park” fundraiser for the Welcome Summer Festival was presented at the Welcome Legion to a full house. Tables of four or six friends enjoyed a three-course meal ...

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Speech team wins subsection FAIRMONT — Fairmont High School’s speech team recently won the Subsection 2A South speech tournament, with 22 of the school’s students advancing to section competition. Fairmont scored 188 points, easily besting runner-up Mankato Loyola, which earned 77 ...

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Methodist church hosting event FAIRMONT — Fairmont United Methodist Church on Sunday will host “Messiah in the Passover,” a demonstration showing how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover. The event will be held at 10:10 a.m. at the church. “Messiah in the Passover” is ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Emilio E. Castaneda, 33, of Kerrville, Texas; Cole M. Heisey, 27, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; each fined $125. Hailie T. Stenzel Wallace, 16, of Winnebago; Amy H. Baer, 47, of Sheridan, Mont.; Jon T. Faas, 30, of Willow River; each fined $145. Failure ...

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FAIRMONT Wednesday, March 27 3:21 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 300 block of North Hampton Street. 4:20 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 400 block of Geraldine Street. A verbal warning was issued. 4:54 p.m. — Police assisted an ...

Variety show to honor Helen Gould

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FAIRMONT — The annual Partners in Education (PIE) variety show will spotlight more than a dozen student and faculty acts and serve as a bittersweet tribute to Helen Gould, longtime PIE and Fairmont school advocate who died in December. The program will begin at 7 p.m. Monday in the Fairmont ...

Fireman’s breakfast set for Friday

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TRUMAN — Lowell and Joyce Boesch and their children and grandchildren invite family and friends to help them celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Join them from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Truman Community Building, 313 N First Ave. West, Truman. Truman Firemen’s fundraising breakfast is ...

School updated on maintenance needs, food costs

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FAIRMONT — During Fairmont’s School Board meeting Tuesday evening, several maintenance projects were approved. The Operations Committee had previously met with the district’s director of buildings and grounds, Tyler Garrison, to discuss several different projects. Garrison briefed the ...

‘Grandma Jeannie’ brings greetings to kids

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FAIRMONT— A familiar face greets children and parents alike every morning as they step into Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center on their way to Building Blocks Learning Center, which is located inside the facility. Jean Schultz, lovingly referred to as “Grandma Jeannie” can be found at ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Shannon L. Montez, 53, of St. Paul; fined $125. Mya H. Pensak Toczko, 21, of Mehoopany, Pa.; fined $135. Display expired registration — Shannon P. Allen-Dohm, 44, of Winnebago; Chad H. Taylor, 50, of Winnebago; each fined $115. Open ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, March 26 2:04 a.m. — Police received a noise complaint in the 500 block of Home Street. The noise was quieted. 8:58 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation the 400 block of North Grant Street. A written warning was issued. 9:29 a.m. — Police ...