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Council tackles Sunday sales

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FAIRMONT — On Monday, the Fairmont City Council heard from City Administrator Mike Humpal, who brought forward the topic of Sunday liquor sales at the municipal liquor store, in order to have some open discussion on the issue. Humpal said he got together with city finance director Paul Hoye ...

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Cardinal orators garner four medals FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s speech team earned four medals at the Class A state speech tournament held Saturday in Apple Valley. Cannon Falls earned six medals while six schools followed with four medals each: East Grand Forks, Mankato Loyola, Fairmont, St. ...

Walz staff plans district tour

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MANKATO — Staff members of U.S. Rep. Tim Walz will participate in a “Southern Minnesota Way of Life Tour” in coming weeks, welcoming First District constituents to participate. Building upon constituent input gathered at Walz’s recent town halls in Rochester, Worthington, Mankato and ...

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FAIRMONT Sunday, April 23 12:54 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. 1:40 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 1200 block of North State Street. 6:06 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious ...

K-12 students at Granada-Huntley-East-Chain are pictured enjoying the school’s annual STEAM museum in the gymnasium on Thursday.The museum featured hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.

GHEC hosts STEAM event

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Granada-Huntley-East-Chain celebrated their second annual STEAM night on Thursday, an event featuring the STEAM museum. The event was open for the community to attend and featured several enriching activities for kids to enjoy. Mobile Ed’s STEAM museum is a portable hands-on museum that ...

Week of the Young Child is in Fairmont this week

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FAIRMONT — A 12 percent return on your investment seems like a solid profit, but the impact is even greater when the investment is in a young child. According to the National Education Association, that is the benefit garnered for each dollar invested in early childhood education. But ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Bethany A. Barratt, 44, of Chicago, Ill.; Vincent B. Frye, 50, of Dekalb, Ill.; Grace V. Gjersvik, 21, of Alden; each fined $125. Charles L. Iversrud, 20, of Bloomington; fined $145. Improper change of course or fail to signal lane change ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Friday, April 21 8:53 a.m. — Police received a report of narcotics in the 800 block of Johnson Street. 8:59 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 400 block of North Orient Street. 10:18 a.m. — Police rendered assistance to the fire department in ...

Cathie Arens looks away as Twyla Williamson takes the first snip of hair donated to the Children with Hair Loss organization. Both women are cancer survivors.

Arens donates to others

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While men might not look forward to it, hair loss can have a major psychological impact on women and children. Even the Bible refers to a woman’s hair as her crowning glory. A bare head serves as a visible sign that says the individual has cancer or another illness. Cathie Arens of ...

School giving science a boost

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NORTHROP — St. James Lutheran School in Northrop recently received a $2,500 grant from AgStar, which the school decided to use toward a new weather station, raised garden bed and science curriculum for students to explore on school property. AgStar is promoting farming and schools with ties ...

Fairmont man facing theft charge

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. 37-year-old Theron Lloyd Teveldal has been charged with theft, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. According to the report: At 8 p.m. April 18, a Fairmont police officer received ...

April coffee hours slated

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CEYLON — There will be an open house 90th birthday party for Kathryn Detert (Harold) from 2-4 p.m. today at her home located at 411 W. Grant St. in Ceylon. Cards will reach her at P.O. Box 275, Ceylon, MN 56121. Congratulations on your milestone birthday. n Condolences to the family of ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Travis M. Langle, 38, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Philip E. Green, 44, of Baraboo, Wis.; each fined $125. Keith W. Music, 26, of Flint, Mich.; Steven E. Smith, 64, of Watsontown, Pa.; Jill R. Craig, 52, of Fairmont; each fined $135. Matthew J. McKee, ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, April 20 8:03 a.m. — A driving complaint was reported at Grant and Victoria streets. Police issued a citation. 8:03 a.m. — A suspicious person was reported in the 300 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. 10:20 a.m. — An adult was arrested following a call about ...

School planning for future

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont School Board members, along with administrators, teachers, parents and members of the community, took part in a strategic planning meeting for the district on Thursday evening. The board recently approved a process for developing a strategic plan. It includes ...

Township sets special meeting

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WELCOME — Trinity Lutheran Church in Welcome will have its annual turkey dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. There is a charge. The menu will be turkey with all the fixings and dessert. The public is welcome. n Due to a resignation by Scot Scheff, there is a vacancy on the Welcome ...

Kahulanui playing Opera House

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Opera House will host the band Kahulanui at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Grammy-nominated group blends traditional Hawaiian music with the Big Band swing brought to the Aloha State by U.S. servicemen during World War II. A nine-piece band makes up Kahulanui — four horns plus ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Steven P. Klinkner, 65, of Madelia; Thomas A. Lund, 44, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Amuun A. Said, 27, of Bloomington; each fined $125. Kyle P. Evans, 30, of Raleigh, N.C.; fined $135. Cookie J. Sales Imperial, 20, of San Francisco, Calif.; fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, April 19 7:41 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 800 block of Reiman Court. 9:05 a.m. — Police received a report of weapons in the 1200 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. 4:59 p.m. — Police rendered assistance to an ambulance in ...

Woman faces felony

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. 30-year-old Jessica Renay Lacek 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 11 p.m. March 31, ...