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Photo courtesy of Courtney Lopau
Above: Pictured is Courtney Lopau, far right, with some of her elementary painting class students. Behind them is one of the murals Lopau painted at Grace Lutheran Church. Both the murals and painting classes were a part of Lopau’s Girl Scout Gold Award project.

Girl Scout’s project earns highest honor

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Winning an award is always a humbling moment in life, especially when the recipient recognizes the people behind their achievement. Such is the case for local high school senior Courtney Lopau, who recently completed her Girl Scouts Gold Award project. The Gold Award is the highest ...

Group: Kids need food help

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FAIRMONT — A group is being organized through Fairmont Community Education and Recreation, local churches and youth groups to set up a summer food program for those who need assistance. The goal is to provide a sack lunch or take-away meal for children during summer months, as there is ...

Welcome adding ‘Little Library’

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WELCOME — This weekend is Memorial Day weekend, so please drive safely if you’re going on a trip or to a program. Welcome Legion, Sons of Legion, and Legion Auxiliary are planning a Memorial Day program beginning 9 a.m. Monday at the old gym in the Welcome School. Chris Trembley will be ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, May 24 6:01 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 1400 block of Lake Avenue. 8:36 a.m. — Police received a report of trespassing in the 2200 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. 9:05 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation ...

After 32 years of an enjoyable career at Fairmont City Hall, Leanne Zarling is looking forward to traveling and spending time with family.

Fairmont City Hall: After 32 years, Zarling moves on

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FAIRMONT - An icon at Fairmont City Hall has left the building. After 32 years of issuing building permits, answering zoning questions and juggling a myriad of other duties, Leanne Zarling has retired from a job she loved and from co-workers she refers to as family. Zarling’s emotions ran ...

Children’s Summer Theater tryouts begin

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TRUMAN — Tryouts for Stagemasters Children’s Summer Theater, for children in grades 3-8, will be 6:30 p.m. this evening in the Truman Elementary Auditorium. This summer’s play will be “The Lion King, Jr.” Parents must attend this tryout session. Two weeks of daily rehearsals from 9 ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Sara R. Aguirre, 55, of Brownsville, Texas; fined $125. Fish and game violation-no migratory waterfowl stamp validation — Christopher D. Smith, 26, of Albert Lea; fined $135. Possession of small amount of marijuana-no remuneration — ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, May 23 6:48 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint at the intersection of Ninth Street and North Main Street in Fairmont. 8:14 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1300 block of Lucia Avenue. 8:42 a.m. — Police received a report of harassment in ...

ON THE ROAD — Minnesota Gophers men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino speaks a crowd at the Holiday Inn in Fairmont on Tuesday afternoon as part of the Gophers Road Trip, which features many of the university’s athletic department coaches and staff.

Gophers Road Trip comes to Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont residents traded in their Cardinal red for maroon and gold and joined others from the area to pack into the Holiday Inn on Tuesday afternoon. Coaches and staff from the University of Minnesota athletic department arrived in town as part of the six-day Gophers Road ...

IHD slated for June 9-11

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FAIRMONT — Interlaken Heritage Days in Fairmont will be June 9-11 this year. The weekend will kick off with a free community meal, lip sync contest and “Heartsong” on Friday (June 9) at Heritage Acres. The IHD committee has brought back lip sync by request. Registration is open until ...

City park to host Memorial Day event

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SHERBURN — Sherburn VFW and Sherburn American Legion Post 356 will host the Memorial Day program 10:30 a.m. Monday at the city park in Sherburn. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Martin County West High School in Sherburn. Jeff Hagen will be the guest speaker, ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Christopher L. Scott, 45, of Mitchell, S.D.; William M. Connor, 51, of Cleveland; Michaela R. Myers, 28, of Fairmont; Seth D. Davis, 22, of Burnsville; Thomas L. Haas, 60, of New Ulm; Yvondra S. Whitmore, 49, of Dallas, Texas; each fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, May 22 7:32 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1200 block of North Orient Street. 7:50 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 500 block of East Margaret Street. 9:16 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 700 ...

M. GIESEKE – PROBATE

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE Official Publication (Published May 24 & 31, 2017 in the Sentinel) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF MARTIN FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 46-PR-17-428 Estate of Marion A. Gieseke, Decedent NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON ...

Program works to train future leaders

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FAIRMONT — The Leadership Martin County program recently ended another successful run, with 18 graduating participants. The nine-month program allows candidates a chance to become armed with a greater knowledge and understanding of the assets, complexities and potential of their community. ...

Council plans code changes

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont City Council held a trio of public hearings Monday, with all three proposals geared toward updating City Code. The first two hearings, which addressed the addition of specific businesses in the code, were the result of people inquiring about the possibility of starting ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Mary Jo Baisch, 63, of Shorewood, Wis.; Eliot C. Grev, 56, of Minneapolis; each fined $125. Jeffrey A. Lucas, 58, of Tn Tonawanda, N.Y.; fined $135. Jollene K. Larson, 60, of Glenwood; fined $225. No Minnesota driver’s license — Vicente ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, May 21 12:25 a.m. — Police rendered assistance to an ambulance in the 800 block of Goldfinch Street. 1:25 a.m. — Police rendered assistance to an ambulance in the 1900 block of Knollwood Drive. 2:28 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in ...

D. MEIER vs. ALEGIS GROUP, LP

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PUBLIC NOTICE Official Publication (Published May 23, 30 & June 6, 2017 in the Sentinel) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF MARTIN IN DISTRICT COURT FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 46-CV-17-418 CIVIL: QUIET TITLE David Lee Meier, Plaintiff, vs. Alegis Group, ...