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Red Rock set to host mystery

This weekend, the 7th annual Murder Mystery Dinner will take place at Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont. Saturday’s show is sold out, but tickets for Friday’s show can be purchased today at Hy-Vee in Fairmont for $45 each. The dinner theater is a fundraiser for the programming for ...

County faces snowy spring

FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from County Engineer Kevin Peyman, who provided an update following the latest round of winter weather over the weekend. “We didn’t work much Saturday, they tried but they just couldn’t see so we ended up pulling the trucks ...

Courthouse to host troupe

BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners on Tuesday approved a request by a Twin Cities theater group to use the courthouse for a summer performance. Former County Attorney Brian Roverud first addressed the board with the request at a meeting earlier this month. Roverud, representing Sod ...

Sheriff: Medical issue leads to crash on ‘169’

BLUE EARTH — ­A 77-year-old Fairmont man was taken to United Hospital in Blue Earth on Tuesday following an incident and accident on Highway 169 north of Blue Earth. According to the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office: David Holliday suffered a medical condition that caused him to ...

Sherburn examines eyesores

SHERBURN — Several residents were on hand for the public comments session at the Sherburn City Council meeting earlier this week. Some asked questions about keeping sidewalks clear of snow along Main Street. City officials responded, saying sidewalks are cleared to the post office, and then ...

Man facing felony charge

FAIRMONT — A former Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Nathaniel Ray Corley, 41, has been charged with knowingly violating registration requirements as a predatory offender, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the ...

Lifeguard training offered

SHERBURN — Grilled burgers will be served from 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Sherburn American Legion. Everyone is welcome. n A come-and-go bridal shower for Mary Faber and Jess Terhaar will take place 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Trimont Community Building, 41 Second Ave. NW, in Trimont. ...

Briefly

Correction An article about the Truman City Council appearing in Tuesday’s edition included an incorrect name of a representative of the Martin County Assessor’s Office who spoke at the meeting. The correct name is Mike Sheplee. Speech team wins section title FAIRMONT — The Fairmont ...

Blue Earth council: deer hunt is a no go

BLUE EARTH — Having discussed different solutions to the city’s deer population problem over the past month, the Blue Earth City Council on Monday decided not to go forward with a deer hunt. The deer population in Blue Earth has been a topic of discussion by the council since early ...

Truman hears from pool commission

TRUMAN — The Truman City Council meeting opened Monday evening with the annual Board of Appeals and Equalization meeting. Dan Whitman from the Martin County Assessor’s Office was present to provide assessed values for properties in Truman that are used to assess property taxes. The sales ...

Pair tries to help addicts, but differently

FAIRMONT — When people think of addiction, many think of the destruction. Broken families, broken health and lost job opportunities, leaving us at a loss on how to respond. Rich Odom, chemical dependency assessor for Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties, and John Schofield, ...

Fairmont works to dig out

FAIRMONT — Fairmont residents were out in full force Sunday, cleaning up from a blizzard even as more flurries fell. “It is pretty,” Norma Vetter acknowledged as she shoveled her front sidewalk and her son, Ramie, cleared snow from her driveway on Day Street. Norma Vetter said she ...

Honor Rolls

BLUE EARTH AREA HIGH SCHOOL Third Quarter Honor Rolls High Honors Grade 8 — Marissa Benz, Lauren Bleess, Anthony Carr, Callena Ferguson, Maci Frommie, Elizabeth Jacobson, Emma Langager, Aaron Lorenz, Lilly Mathews, Marianna Rincon, Blake Ripley, Kylie Rosenau. Grade 9 — Téa ...

Tradewind planning wind farm

FAIRMONT — A quartet of representatives from Tradewind Energy recently visited the Fairmont Exchange Club to share information about the Fourmile Wind Project proposed for Jackson and Martin counties. Over the past several months, Tradewind agents have met with more than a dozen ...

Truman hires new superintendent

TRUMAN — Truman Public School will have a new superintendent next school year. Current Superintendent Virginia Dahlstrom will work through June 30,w when Lisa Shellum will take over. Dahlstrom began her stint as superintendent at Truman in the 2015-2016 school year. She actually came out ...

Books bringing people together

BLUE EARTH — With a goal to bring the community together through the love of reading, BEA Reads enters its fourth year with a new book, new events and a speaker sure to inspire. BEA Reads is a partnership between Blue Earth Area Schools and the three libraries within the district: Blue ...

Community Day delayed

CEYLON — Because of the anticipated weather forecast of blizzard conditions today, the Ceylon Community Day auction has been postponed until April 21. As far as I can remember, this is the first time it has been postponed in the 80-plus years it has been held. This is just another episode ...

KARE11’s Belinda Jensen shares her story

Area residents got a treat Thursday evening as KARE11 chief meteorologist Belinda Jensen visited the Martin County Library in Fairmont to talk about her career and the children’s books she has authored. Speaking to a crowd of more than 100, as well as a large group of curious children, ...

Inclusion discussion continues

FAIRMONT — Last fall, about 45 people came to the Fairmont Elementary School to have a discussion about race. On Thursday evening, some of them met again to continue the conversation and discuss what steps should be taken next in the community. The discussion was sponsored by Region Nine ...

Community Day postponed

WELCOME — Due to anticipated inclement weather, the Ceylon Community Day Sale has been postponed until April 21. The auction will start at 7 a.m. Maps of garage sale sites that can be found around town will be posted under a documents tab listed on the city of Ceylon website, ...