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Lending a hand: Visual Identity Vault helps local businesses

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FAIRMONT — It’s safe to say that by now, everyone has been affected either directly or indirectly by the novel coronavirus. While things are rapidly changing and many people are facing hardships, there are amazing acts of community and kindness out there. One local business, The Visual ...

Fairmont City Hall adapts, services continue

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FAIRMONT — The doors are locked at Fairmont City Hall as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the city definitely remains open for business. City staff has been adjusting to working from their homes, using technology like phone calls and emails to do their jobs as best they can, but they ...

Red Cross blood drive set for Monday

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WELCOME — Happy April, hope you didn’t get fooled too many times on Wednesday. Just a reminder that the senior citizens group in Welcome will not meet in April. Please stay home and take care. All area churches have cancelled services and events in the churches. They urge all area ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, April 1 2:53 a.m. — Police received a report of loud music in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. 9:46 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 100 block of East Belle Vue Road. 11:57 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance ...

Martin County couple recounts living through virus

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TRUMAN — Larry and Annette Bremer have the dubious distinction of having been the first positive COVID-19 cases in Martin County. After attending a Lenten Service on March 11, Annette came home feeling ill. A few days later, Larry took her to the emergency room and she eventually received the ...

Fairmont mayor seeks to inform the community

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FAIRMONT — Last week, Fairmont Mayor Debbie Foster posted a short message on Facebook, addressing concerns about COVID-19 and the impact it is having on local residents and businesses. The overwhelming positive response to that video has prompted Foster to continue the discourse through ...

Truman: school lunches are still available

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TRUMAN — April is Move More Month. American Heart Association suggests to walk, bike ride, go jogging or to work in your yard. Stick with it to reap any health rewards. Now would be a good time to get outside and make your yard neat and clean. If all goes as planned there will be an ...

Briefly

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Human Services opens support hotline FAIRMONT — Beginning yesterday, 2020, Community Health and Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties will be providing a 24-hour hotline to community members who are quarantined or self-isolating to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Community members ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Emily A. Phillips, 19, of North Sioux City, S.D.; Jace T. Harrison, 17, of Spencer, Iowa; each fined $125. Mark A. Spano, 64, of Harrison, N.Y.; fined $135. Creed S. Moore, 16, of Fairmont; fined $145. Failure to wear seat belt while in a ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, March 31 1:09 a.m. — Police received a noise complaint in the 600 block of Burton Lane. 8:05 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 600 block of Heritage Court. 9:09 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 700 block of East ...

Faribault and Martin Counties: Transit system to help food shelves

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FAIRMONT — The Faribault Martin County Transit board met Tuesday for a special conference call meeting to address how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting riders, drivers, and the system as a whole. The board unanimously approved a motion to adopt a food shelf assistance program to support ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Overnight parking — Amanda L. Flores, 28, of Fairmont; fined $32. Speeding — Sarah A. Justice, 19, of Fairmont; Marisa E. Lizins, 21, of Honey Brook, Pa.; Michael F. Yndestad, 52, of Huntley, Ill.; Richard A. Perrine, 66, of Sherburn; each fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, March 30 12:11 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 1200 block of Tilden Street. 4:34 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 600 block of Summit Drive. 7:19 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the ...

Schools begin distance learning

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FAIRMONT — Schools across the state started their distance learning adventure Monday. Under Gov. Tim Walz’s order, schools will engage in distance learning until through at least through May 3. This was the first time many districts in Minnesota had to put a plan in place and launch it ...

Martin Co. stands at 24 virus cases, Faribault Co. at 1

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FAIRMONT — In a Facebook video update Monday from Health and Human Services of Faribault and Martin County, Executive Director Chera Sevcik gave an update on positive COVID-19 cases. According to Sevcik, the total number of cases for Martin County stands at 24. “My job is to oversee the ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, March 29 2:43 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 500 block of North Dewey Street. A verbal warning was issued. 4:26 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 2700 block of Albion Avenue. 5:43 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint at the ...

Quilt guild offers aid, masks

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FAIRMONT — In this time of great uncertainty and immense need for many, the Prairie Star Quilt Guild is doing what it can to help. The group’s most recent project is making face masks for area nursing home residents. Guild president Carolyn Seidel said fellow member Kathy Wilkening saw a ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, March 27 9:31 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint at the intersection of Albion Avenue and Cedar Avenue. A verbal warning was issued. 12:38 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 500 block of Woodland Avenue. 2:10 p.m. — Police assisted an ...

Fairmont area churches work to adapt amid pandemic

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Editor’s note: A variety of area church leaders were contacted for this article. Not all answers were able to be used and some had to be edited for space. People may contact their church leaders for more information. FAIRMONT — As all areas of life continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 ...