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Fred Hoops, owner of The Garage Sale Store in Fairmont, reaches up to show off an old ice cream freezer he has on display at the store. The freezer is one of his favorite estate sale finds, and for now he’s planning on holding onto it. The unit sports a “not for sale” tag.

Things keep moving at Garage Sale Store

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It didn’t take long for Fred Hoops’ friends to realize that if they needed something he probably had it. Getting to it was sometimes the tricky part. After nearly 30 years as an auctioneer, Hoops had accumulated a large variety of items from estate sales. He often bought partial ...

Sunday sales? Not here

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FAIRMONT — For 60 years, the Fairmont Municipal Liquor Store has been closed on Sundays, in accordance with Minnesota law. Even though that rule is no longer in effect, following its repeal by the Legislature, the local purveyor of wine and spirits will remain closed that day. That decision ...

Child abuse, neglect put in focus

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FAIRMONT — April brings thoughts of spring, and new life. But there is also a reason to pause and reflect on what life looks like for some of the more unfortunate among us. April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month, and Brenda Lubenow and Debbie Mosloski with Human Services of ...

Community Day is April 8

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CEYLON — Mid-week Lenten services continue on Wednesday with the Circle of Faith parishes meeting at St. Peter Lutheran in Ceylon for a 5:30 p.m. supper and services at 7 p.m. The dual congregations of St. Paul’s Lutheran in Wilbert and Our Savior’s Lutheran in Ceylon will meet for ...

Briefly

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Family Fun Fair coming up FAIRMONT — The 32nd annual Family Fun Fair will be 4:30-8 p.m. Friday in the Fairmont Elementary School gyms, 714 Victoria Street, Fairmont. The festival features family entertainer Brian Richards with his “ACME Magic Factory” and Remarkable Reptiles. The ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Regan M. O’Connor, 22, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; fined $125. Kyaw Doh, 29, of Worthington; Brian C. Earle, 46, of Mankato; each fined $135. Jason C. Lloyd, 42, of Elmore; fined $225. Failure to obtain new drivers license after changing name or ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, March 23 12:13 a.m. — A driving complaint was reported from the 2100 block of North State Street. Police were not able to locate the vehicle in question. 6:41 a.m. — A parking complaint was reported in the first block of Downtown Plaza. Police issued a verbal ...

Chamber: Cut tax on businesses

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FAIRMONT — “The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce has a full agenda at the Capitol this year. Our bottom line is we need to strengthen the business environment to help them grow and create jobs,” said Jim Pumarlo, director of communications for the Chamber, Pumarlo visited Fairmont on ...

It’s a seller’s-buyer’s market

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FAIRMONT — The national real estate market has been experiencing a low inventory lately. Several factors come into play when considering why, but Shelly Moeller and Kim Kreiss of Cavers Realty in Fairmont were able to share some of the driving forces behind the local market and the shortage ...

Firefighters hosting dance

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WELCOME — The annual Welcome Firemen’s Dance will be 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Legion Hall. Music will be provided by “Bridget and Cara.” The requested donation of $5 per person does not go as far as it did decades ago. Consider a larger donation if you are financially able. All ...

Welcome plans to rescind permits

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WELCOME — The Welcome City Council has approved starting a process to rescind truck parking permits because of interference with snow removal. This past winter, the parking of several trucks hindered snow removal. as well as blocking the view for those driving on Dugan Street, resulting in ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Adam L. Hinz, 26, of Granada; fined $125. Failure to drive with due care — Rodney L. Engstrom, 20, of Northrop; fined $125. Possession of marijuana in motor vehicle — Mario R. Williams, 19, of St. Paul; fined $135. Implementation of ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, March 22 12:04 a.m. — Police rendered assistance to an ambulance in the 500 block of Home Street. 4:32 a.m. — Police rendered assistance to the fire department in the 200 block of South Grant Street. 5:02 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person ...

New test is out for colon cancer

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FAIRMONT - If you are over 50, there’s an excellent chance that your physician has recommended you have a colonoscopy. There’s also an excellent chance that you totally ignored that advice, but you might want to rethink that decision. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a ...

Trimont Nursing Home supported

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At the March Trimont City Council meeting held at the Trimont Nursing Home, the council reminded those present that they were strongly committed to support of the Trimont Nursing Home. Even though there are some concerns with less people being admitted, the bills are paid and licensing is up to ...

Museum to hold dinner Sunday

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TRUMAN — Congratulations to Jaiden Cook who had his math solution published in the national publication of Mathematics Teacher. Jaiden is a sophomore at Truman High School and is the son of Tim and Mindy Cook. n A bridal shower for Kenzie Ricard will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at St. ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Timothy D. Jordan, 37, of Winnebago; fined $125. Clare A. Arko, 20, of Crystal Lake, Ill.; Okechukwu N. Osuebi, 42, of Fairmont; each fined $145. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Wayne P. Helland, 62, of Scarville, Iowa; ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, March 21 12:36 p.m. — Police received a report of a gas drive off theft in the 200 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. 4:54 p.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 800 block of East Fourth Street. 5:17 p.m. — Police received a report of a ...

O. GARLICK – PROBATE

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PUBLIC NOTICE Official Publication (Published March 23 & 30, 2017 in the Sentinel) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF MARTIN FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 46-PR-17-228 Estate of Oliver W. Garlick, Decedent NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT ...

Park Board dives into tax debate

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Park Board spent the majority of its meeting on Tuesday discussing and disagreeing about the local option sales tax. Even though the half-percent tax was approved by Fairmont residents in the November general election, it still must gain approval from the Minnesota ...