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Fairmont’s Kueker quadruplets graduating

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Bella and Cora Kueker are often asked by people, “Are you twins?” To which they reply, “No. We’re quads.” The sisters, along with their brothers, Darrian and Ethan, are fraternal quadruplets. The four of them are set to graduate from Fairmont High School in less than two weeks and ...

Memorial Day event scheduled in Welcome

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WELCOME — Monday is Memorial Day, a good time to remember that freedom isn’t free. Welcome Legion, Sons of the Legion and Legion Auxiliary will hold a Memorial Day program at 9 a.m. in the old gym at the Welcome School. Because of construction, please use the north door (back door). The ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Oliver Z. Kollofski, 35, of Fairmont; Jasmine N. Kutzbach, 32, of Fairmont; Jarryd A. Todman, 24, of Rapid City, S.D.; Patrick E. Bettin, 18, of Sherburn; each fined $145. Overnight parking — Zachary M. Inglett, 38, of Fairmont; fined $32. ...

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FAIRMONT Wednesday, May 22 8:45 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 1300 block of South State Street. 9:11 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 100 block of West Fourth Street. 9:24 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint ...

Mayo-Fairmont connects with public

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FAIRMONT — Mayo Clinic Health System-Fairmont held its third annual stakeholder breakfast forum Wednesday at Red Rock Center in Fairmont. The event allows Mayo leadership the opportunity to connect with local business people, volunteers, educators, mental and physical health care providers, ...

Welcome sells $2.9M in bonds

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WELCOME — Shannon Sweeney of David Drown Associates, public finance advisers, reported to the Welcome City Council this week about the city issuing $2.93 million in bonds needed to finance a major streets project. Sweeney reported that a credit rating check from Standard & Poor’s gave ...

Memorial Day events set in Truman

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TRUMAN — Happy belated 80th birthday to Larry Brummond. Larry was born May 22, 1939. Cards can reach him at 84246 420th Street, Truman, MN 56088. n Here’s wishing Arlys Halverson a happy 96th birthday today. Cards can reach her at P.O. Box 293, Truman, MN 56088. n Come to the ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Scott W. Joers, 51, of East Troy, Wis.; fined $125. Child passenger restraint system not fastened for child under eight years old and 57 inches tall — Lupe D. Gersdorf-Koons, 46, of Winnebago; fined $135. Driving after revocation — Laura ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, May 21 9:28 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 600 block of Shoreacres Drive. 10:20 a.m. — Police received a report of forgery in the 300 block of South State Street. 12:18 p.m. — Police received a report of illegal garbage dumping in the first block of ...

County Attorney negotiating on prosecution services

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners heard from County Attorney Terry Viesselman on Tuesday concerning his office’s new involvement with the city of Fairmont. “With the recent vacancy in the Fairmont City Attorney’s Office, our office has picked up doing the prosecution on an ...

Dollar General eyeing Truman for latest store

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TRUMAN — Exciting news recently rippled through Truman with the announcement that the city may be getting a Dollar General. With plans falling into place over the past few months, the City Council this month accepted the deed to a frontage road along Highway 15 in Truman, contingent on ...

Summer playground program returns to Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — The summer playground program will be returning to Fairmont’s parks this year. Roni Dauer, Fairmont Community Education and Recreation director, told the Fairmont Park Board on Tuesday that the playground program will be similar to previous years. From 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays, ...

Faribault County plans summer roadwork

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BLUE EARTH — Construction season is upon us and Faribault County commissioners spent much of their meeting Tuesday dealing with upcoming road projects. One of the first items was the approval of a conditional use permit for Croell, Inc. and Neal Mensing. Their proposal is to convert 5 ...

Memorial Day events set in Sherburn

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SHERBURN — Help is needed to put up flags for Memorial Day at the city park in Sherburn. The Avenue of Flags committee will put up 280 flags beginning 8 a.m. Saturday. Help is also needed to take down the flags 6 p.m. Monday. If you have time to either put up the flags, retire the flags or ...

Temperance Ridge project closer to reality

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SHERBURN — The Sherburn City Council this week received a report from Shannon Sweeney of David Drown Associates, a public finance adviser, regarding the proposed expansion of Temperance Lake Ridge. He said bids are in and show an increase of $500,000 in the construction cost. The project ...

Martin County West winds down its school year

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SHERBURN — The Martin County West School Board meeting this week featured end of the school year information. May 31 is the last day of school. At 1:30 p.m., there will be an awards program for the high school. The elementary and junior high also have special programs planned. Graduation ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — William K. Lindgren, 24, of Huntley; William C. Zadra, 27, of Fairmont; Brandon J. Lelievre, 20, of Windsor, Colo.; Chad A. Tabler, 33, of Gillette, Wyo.; each fined $125. Ashley Taylor M. Bauer, 27, of Madison, Wis.; Adrian S. Martin, 22, of ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Monday, May 20 10:09 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 300 block of Lake Avenue. A written warning was issued. 10:19 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 400 block of East Third Street. A written warning was ...

Fairmont EDA studies child care, workforce housing

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Economic Development Authority received updates Monday on two subjects that have a major impact on business creation and growth: child care and workforce housing. Linsey Preuss, the city’s economic development coordinator, reported that local lenders are putting ...

Martin Co. West student scores rare honor

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You don’t know how to do some things until you try. Alyssa Williamson, a senior at Martin County West, decided to try and was recently named a National Honor Society National Semi-Finalist & Scholar for her effort. Williamson explained the process and what it means for her ...