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Williamson’s small goal: Help feed world

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In an agricultural community, it is no surprise that students who participate in FFA are able to receive some of the best ag-related learning experiences. But how far can that take you? Just ask Sierra Williamson, a Martin County West FFA alumna and current student at the University of ...

Klassen: Health care solutions are needed

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FAIRMONT — Heather Klassen believes Minnesota can do more to get citizens the health care they need. “Health care is probably the No. 1 concern that people have,” she says. The 43-year-old Democratic candidate for the District 23A seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives was in ...

Red Rock plans unique event

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For the first time, Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont will host a Wine & Chocolates, Arts & Music open house. The free event will be held 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday. “Our goal is to reflect all that we are, which is performing, visual, arts education and a beautiful venue to ...

Coffee hours continue Tuesday

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CEYLON — Coffee hours for August continue from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sherburn. Enjoy coffee, treats and fellowship. September coffee hours will be at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Welcome. Ceylon’s coffee lovers group also meets 8:30-10 a.m. ...

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Concert Association seeks members FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Concert Association’s fall membership drive will begin Monday and continue through Sept. 13. To join, call (507) 235-9276, (507) 238-2892 or send a check with your information to Fairmont Concert Association, 757 Shoreacres ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Paul R. Anderson, 63, of Lewiston; Jillmarie E. Goldberg, 32, of West St. Paul; Kevin D. Wharton, 53, of Milford, Iowa; each fined $125. George Towfic, 68, of Dubuque, Iowa; fined $135. Molly E. Robinson, 23, of Richmond, Va.; Melvin D. Arabie, ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Aug. 16 3:35 a.m. — Police received a report of a theft in the 2100 block of North State Street. 8:29 a.m. — Police assisted the fire department in the 800 block of Johnson Street. 9:12 a.m. — Police received a driving complaint along Highway 15. 9:33 a.m. — ...

School upgrades its phones

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FAIRMONT — Over the summer, Fairmont Area Schools has been replacing its telephone systems in the elementary school, high school and other buildings. The district had received quotes from three vendors, with the lowest coming from Frontier Communications for its Mitel system. It cost ...

Local man faces burglary count

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Christopher James Schauer, 23, has been charged with burglary in the first degree, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine. He has also been charged with making threats of violence, which ...

Legion plans membership meal

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WELCOME — Coffee hours for August continue from 8:30-10 a.m. each Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sherburn. Join friends and neighbors for good brew, treats and good fellowship. Coffee hours for September are scheduled at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in ...

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Correction A cutline accompanying an article about the Blue Ribbon Pork Cookoff on page 1 of Thursday’s edition included an incorrect name for the woman pictured. She is Elizabeth Lintelman. Ambassadors award scholarship FAIRMONT — The Ambassador Committee of the Fairmont Area Chamber ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — David A. Goodfellow, 48, of Easton; Barbara J. Lyons, 52, of Bridgewater, N.J.; Timothy J. Poeppel, 33, of Minnesota Lake; Luis A. Arias, 22, of Minneapolis; Julie A. Missal, 64, of Forest City, Iowa; James M. Perry, 65, of Niagara Falls, ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Aug. 15 1:27 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 400 block of East Margaret Street. 9:25 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1300 block of North Prairie Avenue. 10:57 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 ...

Cup N’ Saucer wins another Pork Cookoff

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The 21st Annual Blue Ribbon Pork Cookoff took place Wednesday evening at the Martin County Fair in Fairmont, with eight area restaurants competing. This year, the top three winners were the same in both the people’s choice and connoisseur division. For the fifth consecutive year, Seth and ...

Fair ready to tout bacon

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Bacon lovers will squeal with delight Saturday as the first Bacon Capital Day takes place at the Martin County Fair. Vendors will serve special bacon-infused items. There will be kids games, Bacon Capital USA items for sale and free souvenir glasses in the beer garden. And it will be the ...

Fairmont woman facing felony count

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Heather Ann Isenberg, 43, 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 July 27, Fairmont ...

Groups seeking helpers

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TRUMAN — Jaguar youth football is looking for players for the 2018 football season. It is a full-contact youth football league for kids entering grades 3-6 this fall. Practices are held Monday and Thursday evenings in Truman, with games held Saturday mornings through mid October. For ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Rickie L. Popp, 49, of Appleton, Wis.; Marcin Rodek, 39, of no address provided; Tom J. Schnetter, 50, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Gregory A. Mattingly, 54, of Bromley, Ky.; Michael D. Helmkamp, 54, of Spencer, Iowa; each fined $125. Nancy M. Acosta, ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Aug. 14 7:27 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of South Park Street. 1:03 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the first block of East Ken Rue Lane. 1:21 p.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 800 block of Goldfinch Street. 4:18 ...