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City gets set for summer

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont City Council took action Monday to allow the continuation of local summer traditions. The council approved the closure of one block of East First Street, from Park Street to Downtown Plaza, for a street dance on Saturday, June 9, as part of Interlaken Heritage Days. ...

Woman facing felony charge

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FAIRMONT — A former Sherburn woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Sarah Jane Smith, 36, has been charged with knowingly violating registration requirements as a predatory offender, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the ...

St. James man faces felony

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FAIRMONT — A St. James man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Arnulfo Morales Banda, 18, 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: At 1:10 a.m. April 7, a ...

Briefly

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City: Redirect discharge FAIRMONT — The city of Fairmont is asking all residents to make the spring change with their sump pump discharge if they have not already done so. The city acknowledges that many people were concerned that freezing temperatures would cause damage to pipes and ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Larris W. Brummond, 54, of Truman; Erin L. Rasmussen, 35, of Burnsville; Daniel Demelo-Costa; Elizabeth M. Linnemanstons, 25, of Rochester; each fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Elliott D. Malcolm, 33, of ...

Police

Police

TRUMAN Sunday, April 22 4:52 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 300 block of North Central Avenue. 9:15 p.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to property in the 500 block of West First Street South. 11:07 p.m. — Police received a report of criminal ...

‘Blake & Co.’ set to perform

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FAIRMONT — If you’re looking for talented people to do a fundraising show, sometimes you don’t have to look any farther than your own house. This is particularly true if your “house” is the Fairmont Opera House. During a recent brainstorming session on ways to raise money for the ...

Hagedorn, Feehan get party nods

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FAIRMONT — Republican Jim Hagedorn and Democrat Dan Feehan have earned the respective endorsements of their parties in the race for Minnesota’s First Congressional District. Both men are seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., who is leaving Congress to run for governor of ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Gregorio Reyes Escalante, 54, of Worthington; fined $145. Caleb A. Blekestad, 18, of Garden City; Patrick C. Barrett, 22, of Waukesha, Wis.; each fined $225. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Richard G. Bodin, 66, of Warba; ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, April 20 2:53 a.m. to 1:38 p.m. — Numerous parking citations were issued throughout Fairmont. 6:18 a.m. — Officers rendered assistance in the 400 block of East 11th Street. 11:36 a.m. — Officers rendered assistance at Second and Park streets. 3:42 p.m. — An ...

Fair aiming to link workers, jobs

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FAIRMONT — The MinnesotaWorks.net website lists 340 full-time and part-time job openings within 30 miles of Fairmont. For many months, labor and employment reports have revealed a shortage of workers, but is the situation really that dire? “Yes,” said Connie Hines of the Minnesota ...

School honors retiring staffers

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Fairmont Area Schools honored outgoing staff with a retirement tea Friday afternoon at the elementary school. Ten faculty members received thanked and recognition for their years of service to the district, with the combined experience totaling 249 years. While the areas in which these ...

Road work season means driving safely

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FAIRMONT — With temperatures finally warming up, it will soon be time for Minnesota’s other season: road construction. Many people enjoy getting out on the open road, and while we may think of resurfacing and repairs as inconveniences, they are also necessary. Drivers also have a ...

BEA students excel in art show

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The Blue Earth Area High School art program is continuing to look for new ways to thrive, including recently receiving recognition at a nearby art show. Red Rock Center’s Area High School Art Show, into its 10th year, aims to highlight the work of students from around the area. Students ...

Community Day to be April 28

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CEYLON — There is a post on Facebook that says “Most of you think it’s April 21st but it’s actually January 96th.” Ha Ha. Hopefully the snow is done for the spring so plans can finally be made for Ceylon Community Day auction and rummage sales. It was originally set for April 14, ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Meghan L. Crawford, 28, of New York, N.Y.; Bobbi L. Ogren, 40, of Fairmont; Mikayla M. Worley, 22, of Twin Falls, Idaho; Eva N. Carias, 22, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Gabriel Rivera Rodriguez, 47, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; each fined $125. Sara A. ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, April 19 10:39 a.m. — Police received a report of an assault in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. 11:50 a.m. — Police received a threats complaint in the 100 block of Parkwood Place. 12:53 p.m. — Police received a report of fraud in the city of Fairmont. 3:31 ...

Former D.A.R.E. officer leaving force

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Sgt. Kevin Kelly’s tenure with the Fairmont Police Department is winding down rapidly. On April 27, he will retire from the department after 24 years and five months of service. When he went to check on a loud music complaint recently, the person answered the door by saying, “Officer ...