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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Laura E. Bickers, 27, of White Lake, Mich.; James L. Henning, 75, of Pope, Ark.; Shelley K. Hummel-Dosmann, 63, of Milwaukee, Wis.; Yenner O. Lopez-Sandoval, 28, of Fairmont; Emily J. Walters, 23, of Fairmont; Eduardo E. Chavez, 28, of Mankato; ...

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FAIRMONT Monday, June 12 8:56 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 3700 block of Cedar Creek Court. A verbal warning was issued. 11:40 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 900 block of East First Street. 9:35 p.m. — Police ...

City Council lets project move ahead

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FAIRMONT — A garage addition for a Fairmont homeowner has spotlighted a discrepancy between long-time practices of city building staff and the City Code. The City Council weighed in on the matter Monday. Al Wohlrabe of 188 Belle Vue Road had applied for and was granted a city building ...

Man charged in fatal crash

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FAIRMONT — A Baltic, South Dakota, man is facing felony charges in Martin County in the wake of a car crash that killed a Mountain Lake woman. Mark Jason Wendland, 48, has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in ...

Summer park program begins

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Summer Playground Program is off and running. Organized through CER, it will be held at a different park on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays now through Aug. 10. The free program is open to all children entering grades 1-6. Some pre-school aged children have come, ...

Board receives tech report

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BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area School Board on Monday heard from district technology coordinator Jenn Berkner, who described how technology is being used by students. One such use involves students utilizing school-issued Chromebooks for video editing. Berkner showed the board a sample ...

FEDA ready to launch website

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Economic Development Authority is poised to launch its new website next week. Linsey Preuss, Fairmont economic development director, offered a sneak peek of the nearly completed site to FEDA members Monday. Currently, FEDA piggybacks on the city’s website, but ...

Dollars for Scholars names winners

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont chapter of Dollars for Scholars recently awarded 161 students with scholarships totaling $250,700. Since 1974, the chapter has awarded 3,646 scholarships totaling nearly $3 million. New scholarships awarded this year include the Duane Schmicking Memorial ...

HRA approves lighting

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FAIRMONT — The new security camera system set to go online Friday at Friendship Village in Fairmont will be augmented with new outdoor lighting approved Monday by the Housing and Redevelopment Authority. The HRA opted to replace the existing pole tops and bulbs with new LED lights identical ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, June 11 12:30 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 200 block of West Lair Road. A verbal warning was issued. 1:36 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 300 block of North Prairie Avenue. 1:36 a.m. — Police ...

City Band set for 5 concerts

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s own slice of Americana is ready to return. The Fairmont City Band begins its season Tuesday evening in the picture-perfect setting of Sylvania Park. “The sound is so good in that bandshell and there’s not a lot of places that have bandshells any more,” said ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Friday, June 9 1:21 a.m. — A disturbance was reported in the 500 block of North Hampton Street. 2:36 a.m. — A suspicious person was reported in the 400 block of East Fourth Street. 9:08 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported in the 1400 block of Woodland Avenue. Police ...

Servers offered free training

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FAIRMONT — On Monday, the Fairmont Police Department and Martin County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition are sponsoring a business owner/employee training regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages. There will be two free classes, one from 10 a.m. to noon and one from 7-9 p.m., at Red ...

Traffic changes coming on I-90

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MANKATO — Motorists are advised that traffic changes are coming for the Interstate 90 project from Sherburn to Fairmont as early as Wednesday. I-90 westbound ramps to Welcome are expected to close and I-90 will be two-way traffic on eastbound from Highway 4 to Martin County Road 39 on June ...

Church ladies to host lunch

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CEYLON — The ladies group from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert will hold a salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the church basement. The menu includes various salads and bars. The cost will be a free will donation. Proceeds will support the mission outreach of the ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Aliceson L. Cournoyer, 21, of Redwood Falls; Lori Cervantes, 21, of Blue Earth; Donald P. McGuinness, 24, of New Milford, Conn.; Anthony N. Och, 19, of Oakdale; Wayne J. Parkhurst, 34, of Bethany, Mo.; Eric G. Hansen, 22, of Roseville; each fined ...

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FAIRMONT Thursday, June 8 8:57 a.m. — An ordinance violation was reported in the 700 block of North North Avenue. 9:33 a.m. — A suspicious person was reported in the 800 block of South Prairie Avenue. 9:47 a.m. — Trespassing was reported in the 500 block of Home Street. 10:30 ...

Children ready to hit stage

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Children’s Summer Theater will present “The Lion King Jr.” this month in Truman. Show times are 7 p.m. June 16 and 1 p.m. June 17. Both shows will play at the Truman school auditorium. This summer, 29 children in grades 3-8 are participating in the event. All of the children are from ...

Man facing felony charge

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FAIRMONT — A Sherburn man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Ramon Bowie, 18, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in the third degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $30,000 fine. According to the complaint: On April 14, two Fairmont ...

Coffee lovers meet Thursday

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WELCOME — Welcome Legion and Sons of the Legion will meet 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Legion. All members are encouraged to attend. n Circle of Faith congregations will hold services 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ceylon during the month of June. The other ...