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Farm workshop slated

SHERBURN — The monthly steak and shrimp night will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Sherburn American Legion. Everyone is welcome. n A workshop, covering everything you need to know about asset protection for family farms and small businesses, will be held 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, at the Martin ...

FEDA approves $35K loan

FAIRMONT — A $35,000 loan approved by the Fairmont Economic Development Authority on Monday will assist with the opening of Last Touch, a Benjamin Moore paint store, at 219 N. State St., the former Moore Medical building next to Subway. Reggie and Lea Heinrichs own and operate Benjamin ...

Council OKs parade permit

FAIRMONT — An event permit for the annual Glows parade was approved by the Fairmont City Council on Monday. The parade, which kicks off the holiday season, is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Parade line-up starts at 5:15 p.m. at Ward Park. The procession will head north through Downtown ...

Musician brings message with performance

Sarah Peacock, a performing artist from Nashville, will appear at Red Rock Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Friday as part of its concert series. On Friday afternoon, Peacock will share an anti-bullying message with fifth- and sixth-graders at Fairmont Elementary School. Peacock has been in ...

Man allegedly made threats

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Dorian Lamar Stinnett, 26, has been charged with making threats of violence, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Sept. 28, Fairmont police ...

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Mayo-Fairmont adds 3D scanner FAIRMONT — Patients who visit Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont now have access to enhanced technology for breast cancer screenings. The medical center recently installed a new 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) machine. “This new, state-of-the-art ...

Sesquicentennial celebration: Methodist Church marks 150 years

The United Methodist Church is celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary this year, having first formed in 1868. Anniversaries are always special events, but especially when they mark a milestone event. As such, even though the church had a special homecoming celebration on September 16, the ...

Elmore woman glad to help

SHERBURN — About a year ago, there was a news article about a benefit for Rachel Schafer, formerly of Sherburn. Pamela Tandberg of Elmore saw the article. She had always wanted to donate a kidney, so she began to advocate for Rachel and planned to be tested to give her a ...

Guard: Armory still open

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont National Guard Armory is not closing. The Armory remains home to the 105 members of Battery C 1st Battalion 125th Field Artillery Unit. The Armory also remains available to rent. Don Kerr, executive director of the Minnesota Department of Military Affairs in St. ...

Students enjoy pitching in

Volunteering for community service is a commendable way to give back to the places we live. This year marked a decade of Martin County West students doing just that via an event known as “MCW Gives Back.” From cleaning up ditches to volunteering at animal shelters and food shelves, the ...

PETT ready for more volunteers

FAIRMONT — Parents and Educators Teaming Together, or PETT, is a group formed about eight years ago at Fairmont Area Schools. “They meet monthly to try to help organize activities and meet the needs of the elementary school,” explained E-2 Principal Michelle Rosen. However, there are ...

Card Club set to meet Friday

CEYLON — Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Ceylon will have its usual 5:30 p.m. service tonight with communion, and will be followed by a fellowship potluck meal. Area residents are invited to join them. n Ceylon Legion, Sons of the Legion and Auxiliary will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the ...

Man facing burglary count

FAIRMONT — A homeless man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Troy Donald McFall, 26, has been charged with burglary in the first degree, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine. According to the complaint: At 629 p.m. Sept. 30, Fairmont police ...

Man facing felony charge

FAIRMONT — A Springfield man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Jacob Timothy Amsden, 19, 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 Sept. 22, a Minnesota ...

Cleanup day set for Oct. 20

WELCOME — Welcome Legion and Sons of the Legion will meet 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Legion. All members are urged to attend. n Coffee hours for October will continue from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Sherburn. Join friends and neighbors for coffee, treats and good ...

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Bevcomm acquiring cable systems BLUE EARTH — Bevcomm, headquartered in Blue Earth, has entered into an agreement to purchase the cable TV systems in Trimont, Truman and Welcome, the company has announced. The purchase agreement is expected to be finalized before the end of the ...

Celebration of cultures set for next week

FAIRMONT — “Celebrating Culture in Martin County” will take place Wednesday in the CER room at Fairmont Elementary School. It will be held from 1:30-3 p.m., during the Adult Basic Education class. A community discussion on race initially took place last October. It was sponsored by ...

Gunther, Klassen square off

FAIRMONT — Bob Gunther and Heather Klassen both say health care is the No. 1 issue on the minds of people in southern Minnesota. Gunther, the 12-term Republican incumbent from Fairmont, and Klassen, a Jackson-area Democrat, met in a forum on Wednesday evening as they seek the District 23A ...

Community choir seeking members

TRUMAN — Community Education is offering a “Spooky Luminaries” class for participants, third grade and older, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday. Registration must be done by this Friday to ensure there are enough supplies. The cost is $5 per luminary. Wear paint clothes as you will get ...

Welcome planning street project for 2019

WELCOME — Travis Winter from Bolton & Menk reported to the Welcome City Council this week on the proposed 2019 street project. It would involve all of Campbell and Third streets, and part of Fourth Street west of Campbell. The street width of 38-42 feet was discussed, and levy amounts ...