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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Malya K. Torres, 19, of Marshall; fined $125. Jean M. Weber, 41, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; fined $135. Armando J. Diaz, 23, of Fairmont; fined $145. Luiz R. Mendes, 60, of Flower Mound, Texas; Janna Lee L. Thomas, 46, of Lakefield; each fined ...

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SHERBURN/WELCOME Saturday, Feb. 16 1:51 p.m. — Police received a report of a motor vehicle disabled in the 500 block of Bidwell Street in Welcome. 6:05 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of North Dugan Street in Welcome. FAIRMONT Saturday, Feb. 16 12:39 a.m. — ...

Benefit slated for local man

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FAIRMONT — Thank goodness for the bond of friendship. It is enduring and strong in the case of Andy Lucas and Jim Bittenbinder. The men attended vocational school togther in Wadena, then came to Fairmont in 1971 to work for the local telephone company, which became Frontier. There they ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Ryan M. Doll, 28, of St. James; Jeremy S. Simington, 33, of Graettinger, Iowa; Jon H. Swanson, 55, of Armstrong, Iowa; each fined $125. Michael R. Wannarka, 50, of Fairmont; fined $145. Road violation-drive over, through or around barricade on ...

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FAIRMONT Friday, Feb. 15 Midnight — Police issued a parking citation at Second and Orient streets. 12:13 a.m. — Police issued a parking citation at Prairie Avenue and Forest Street. 3:54 a.m. — Police issued a parking citation in the first block of Downtown Plaza. 9:36 a.m. — ...

Students staging ‘Dream’

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Fairmont High School is bringing William Shakespeare’s classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to the stage. The first show is 7 p.m. Thursday. They continue at that time through Feb. 23 at the Performing Arts Center at the high school. Jonas Nissen, an English teacher, is the director. ...

Children’s author earns accolade, again

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For the second year in a row, Fairmont native and children’s author Dori Hillestad Butler is celebrating. Having previously won the 2018 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book, she has picked up the award again for 2019. It celebrates her accomplishments in writing “King & Kayla and ...

Community Day set for April

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CEYLON — Congratulations to Larry Kling for 33 years as an EMT in Ceylon. Also to Ron Morris for 34 years on the Ceylon Fire Department. Thank you both for your service to the community. n Congratulations to Bob Ziemer who celebrated his 80th birthday Feb. 13. Cards will reach him at ...

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Hagedorn supported House bill WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., voted Thursday in favor of the House Appropriations bill to keep the government running and provide $1.375 billion for a border barrier. President Donald Trump signed the bill Friday and also declared a national ...

Courts

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Adam S. Hazard, 40, of Fairmont; fined $145. Operate vehicle with expired registration — Bobby L. Dietz, 30, of Sherburn; fined $115. Roads violation-driver over, through or around barricade on highway — Daniel R. Manelli, 28, of ...

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TRIMONT Thursday, Feb. 14 1:20 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 100 block fo Ash Street East. FAIRMONT Thursday, Feb. 14 8:02 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1000 block of Winnebago Avenue. 11:18 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 400 ...

Book shines light on history of Martin County

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We may not be able to live in the past, but we can learn from it. Area residents will now be able to enjoy that truth in the form of a new book, “Tales of Martin County’s Past,” by Lenny Tvedten. Tvedten retired from teaching in 2001 and later became executive director of the Martin ...

GHEC board gets positive news

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GRANADA — The Granada-Huntley-East Chain School Board on Thursday heard an update from Kristie Rolling, dean of students. She discussed Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. Rolling said the PBIS committee meets every six weeks. It is comprised of teachers from the elementary and ...

Blood drives coming soon

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WELCOME — Congratulations to Harold and Joan Nowak who celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on Feb. 13. Cards can reach them at 1013 Martin Road, Welcome, MN 56181. n Red Cross blood drives in Trimont and Ceylon were cancelled due to this ugly weather. To make an appointment or for ...

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Mayo offers mall-walking perks FAIRMONT — Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont has launched a new program, “Mayo Clinic Mile at Five Lakes Centre,” which encourages area residents to walk at the mall and earn perks. Mayo Clinic Health System and Five Lakes Centre are issuing cards to ...

Courts

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Larry J. Furland, 44, of Blue Earth; fined $125. Failure to drive with due care — Daryl G. Waters, 69, of Waterloo, Iowa; fined $125. Arika R. Ziegler, 25, of Delavan was convicted of fourth-degree driving while impaired; fined $610, ...

Police

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FAIRMONT Wednesday, Feb. 13 9:42 a.m. — Police received a report of forgery in the 900 block of South State Street. 10:31 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 700 block of South State Street. 12:54 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 500 block of ...

PAC renovations planned

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont School Board recently accepted a $553,000 bid to replace all of the seating in the Performing Arts Center at Fairmont High School. The project will happen this summer. Tyler Garrison, director of buildings and grounds for the district, said the seats were put in when ...

Public can pick top businesses

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FAIRMONT — Voting for the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce’s top businesses for 2018 will end at 4 p.m. Saturday. Four business are nominated in each of four categories: large business with 15 or more employees, small business with fewer than 15 employees, new business less than three ...

Predatory offender charged with felony

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FAIRMONT — A former Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Michael Charles Annis, 21, has been charged with being a predatory offender and violating registration requirements, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the ...