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SHERBURN/WELCOME Monday, April 22 12:48 p.m. — Police received a report of threats made in the 400 block of Kenzie Street in Sherburn. 4:40 p.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of West Second Street in Sherburn. 6:47 p.m. — Police received a ...

Fairmont, City Attorney Bloomquist to part ways

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FAIRMONT — One week after a combative Fairmont City Council work session debating the merits of maintaining the city’s in-house legal counsel versus contracting for legal service, the council made a decision after a lengthy closed session Monday to sever ties with Elizabeth Bloomquist, who ...

Fairmont seeks funds for development

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council on Monday approved application for a $300,000 Minnesota Investment Fund grant to assist Zierke Built Manufacturing with financing equipment and creating jobs. The Investment Fund awards money to local governments that, in turn, provide loans to assist in ...

Fairmont Youth Activities Expo coming Thursday

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FAIRMONT — The 13th annual Youth Activities Expo will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday in the Fairmont Elementary School main gym. The expo is free to attend, and co-sponsored by the Healthy Youth Committee and Fairmont Community Education and Recreation. The theme for this year’s expo ...

Woman facing drug charge

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FAIRMONT — A Truman woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Kari Ann Jacobs, 30, 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 April 13, a Fairmont police ...

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FAIRMONT Sunday, April 21 12:07 a.m. — Police received a noise complaint in the 500 block of Home Street. The noise was quieted. 9:16 a.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 2200 block of North State Street. 10:02 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 400 ...

Fairmont High School: Construction trades growing

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Fairmont High School is working on growing its construction trades academy. This years woods classes are taught by Brad Johnson. Johnson, who has worked for the district for many years as a science teacher, is still teaching one section of biology as well as eighth grade STEM. This is his ...

Artist pours herself into creating, teaching

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Jessica Schwantes Greve’s business, Tree Ring Art, has been gaining attention over social media since she began posting a year ago. Greve, who lives near Lewisville, specializes in acrylic pour painting. According to her Facebook page, Greve describes the art form as an innovative way to ...

Book recalls Fairmont era of great rock ’n’ roll

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For those interested in the history of rock ’n’ roll in southern Minnesota, there’s an event coming up on April 28 they won’t want to miss. The Martin County Historical Society will host a book signing at 2 p.m. that Sunday for “Remembering South Central Minnesota’s Rock N Roll ...

Ceylon Community Day is today

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CEYLON — Ceylon Community Day auction and citywide rummage sales will be held today, and the weather should be good. At least there will not be icicles on the equipment being sold. Join the thousands who come to Ceylon for Community Day. Please use courtesy when driving and ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Brett T. Vanderbloemen, 46, of St. Paul; Alex J. Westendorf, 18, of South Elgin, Ill.; each fined $125. Kiely M. Sugayan, 22, of Chicago, Ill.; fined $135. Crystal R. Frank, 32, of Fort Dodge, Iowa; fined $145. Display expired registration — ...

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DUNNELL Thursday, April 18 3:04 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the Seeley Avenue area. FAIRMONT Thursday, April 18 7:21 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance on Downtown Plaza. 8:37 a.m. — Police received a report of a theft in the 400 block of East Fourth ...

Taylor offers insights as Master Gardener

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Michael Taylor of Truman is a Master Gardener through the University of Minnesota’s Extension program. He will soon lead several gardening classes for Fairmont Community Education and Recreation. Taylor said that to become a Master Gardener, one must first like gardening. “You take a ...

Historical Society event set

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WELCOME — There will be an Easter egg hunt for area children at 9 a.m. Saturday at Hansen Keck Park in Welcome. Thank you to the fire department for sponsoring the egg coloring and egg hunt. n Easter celebrations at area churches will be on Sunday, with a 6:30 a.m. service at St. ...

Man facing drug charge

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Grant Aaron Roesner, 19, 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 March 26, a Fairmont ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Matthew S. Wilson, 26, of Anchorage, Alaska; Kent J. Olson, 59, of Sherburn; Patricia L. Sandbo, 66, of Sherburn; each fined $125. Erik C. Diekman, 47, of North Aurora, Ill.; fined $135. Debra L. Wolff, 60, of Elysian; fined $145. Failure to ...

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FAIRMONT Wednesday, April 17 12:33 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 800 block of Willow Street. 10:02 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 800 block of South Orient Street. 10:25 a.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of ...

Steubers serve up change at Dairy Freeze in Fairmont

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Dairy Freeze has been a favorite of Fairmont’s for decades. From its signature flavor burst cones to its daily food specials, the local ice cream shop is a summer staple for many in the city. This year, Dairy Freeze will be run by new owners, the Steuber family, who will open up shop at ...

Easter egg hunt planned

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TRUMAN — Following is the upcoming schedule for Holy Week: o Church of Christ — 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday service with communion; Easter Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. o St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church — 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Divine service with holy communion; 7 p.m. Good ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jeremy M. Gottardo, 25, of Streamwood, Ill.; Marlon A. Rodas Gonzalez, 23, of St. James; each fined $125. Theft-take/use/transfer movable property without consent — Dean J. Schroeder, 49, of Wells; fined $50. Window tint violation-less than ...