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Genesis Academy adding sixth grade

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WINNEBAGO — Genesis Classical Academy in Winnebago is experiencing many changes for the 2017-2018 academic year, including the addition of a sixth grade. The Academy is a non-denominational classical Christian school in Winnebago. According to Renee Doyle, headmaster, GCA focuses on three ...

Summer fest set for Aug. 26

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CEYLON — Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Ceylon will have its usual 5:30 p.m. service tonight with communion. Area residents are invited to come to the Saturday evening services. n Coffee hours continue in August from 8:30-10 a.m. each Tuesdays at St. John’s Lutheran Church in ...

Courts

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Christopher M. Kleinwachter, 30, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Paul D. Stevenson, 61, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Bradley J. Burlage, 44, of Kieler, Wis.; Steve L. Bettis, 59, of Newberry, Mich.; Rodeback L. Rodeback, 44, of Spanish Fork, Utah; each ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Aug. 17 5:10 a.m. — Police received a report of a disabled vehicle in the Fourth Street area. 9:15 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to property in the 2000 block of Lake Avenue. 11:40 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in ...

On the hunt, children learn

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The hunt was in full force Thursday at the Martin County Fair. The target? Education and fun. The FFA children’s scavenger hunt has been featured on FFA day at the fair for several years now, and Stephanie Wohlhuter, FFA adviser for Martin County West, said it has proven to be a popular ...

Partners offer baby-feeding location

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FAIRMONT — The Martin County Fair brings to mind thoughts of impressive livestock shows, food stands serving tasty treats, interesting booths to visit and, of course, fun rides for the kids. But all the excitement can take a toll, especially for families with young children. Trying to feed ...

Truman has VPK openings

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TRUMAN — This upcoming school year will be the second that Truman Public Schools offers voluntary prekindergarten, a free program for 4-year-olds. Truman will offer five free days of preschool each week, one more day than it offered last year. VPK was established by Gov. Mark Dayton and ...

Coffee hours held Tuesdays

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WELCOME — The congregations within the Circle of Faith have taken turns hosting Wednesday evening services during the summer. Trinity Lutheran in Welcome will have two more 6:30 p.m. Wednesday services in August. Area residents are welcome to join them. n Welcome Legion Auxiliary will ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Junk violation-other than weeds and grass — Mariah M. Parsons, 33, of Fairmont; fined $135. Ryan J. Grunig, 33, of Madelia was convicted on a felony charge of theft by swindle; fined $2,420.17, restitution $1,260.17, commit to Commissioner of Corrections 17 ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Aug. 16 2:31 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 900 block of Willow Street. 2:50 a.m. — Police rendered assistance to an ambulance in the 400 block of Willow Street. 9:10 a.m. — Police rendered assistance to an ambulance in the 1500 ...

Clean sweep for ‘Cup’

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FAIRMONT — For the fourth consecutive year, Sherburn’s Cup N’ Saucer Cafe swept top honors at the annual Blue Ribbon Pork Cookoff, ranking first in both the people’s choice division and the connoisseurs’ division. Owners Seth and Elizabeth Lintelman offered slow braised pork ...

At the fair: sharks arrive

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FAIRMONT — The theme music from “Jaws” plays over speakers and the tension builds among those gathered. As the music reaches a crescendo, a hydraulic panel lifts to reveal sharks in Fairmont. Three nurse sharks — not the great whites made infamous in “Jaws” — reside in a ...

Library plans eclipse event

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BLUE EARTH — The Great American Eclipse is the first time that North America will see a solar eclipse in almost 40 years, and the Blue Earth Community Library is not letting this opportunity go to waste. On Monday, North America will experience a solar eclipse, in which the moon covers the ...

Man charged with 3 felonies

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FAIRMONT — A Martin County man with no current address is facing multiple felony charges in Martin County. Michael Wayne Aufrance, 25, has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in the second degree, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine. He ...

Pool closing Aug. 27

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TRUMAN — Truman City Council will meet 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. All are welcome as the meetings are open to the public. n Truman School Board will meet 6 p.m. Monday in the learning center at Truman High School. n If you would like to become an EMT, a class is scheduled Aug. ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Driving without a valid license for vehicle class or type — Richard M. Vortherms, 63, of Windom; fined $185. Failure of driver to carry proof of insurance when operating a vehicle — Kristy M. Caldwell, 38, of Blue Earth; fined $285. Jeffrey K. ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Aug. 15 7:13 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 1100 block of North Park Street. 8:23 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the in the 2100 block of North State Street. 1:04 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil ...

Legion, VFW seek members

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FAIRMONT — All across the country, membership in veterans service clubs such as American Legions and VFWs has declined to the point that some closed their club rooms, no longer able to sustain the expense to maintain their facilities. Statewide, an estimated 100 Legion posts have closed ...

Woodcarvers, quilt show set to begin Friday

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BLUE EARTH — Woodcarving and quilt enthusiasts, art lovers, and anyone who wants to see creativity in action is invited to the 34th Annual Upper Midwest Woodcarvers and Quilt Expo this weekend in Blue Earth. Those attending will be able to see hundreds of quilts and carvings displayed. ...

Parking lot work approved

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners heard an update Tuesday from County Engineer Kevin Peymann, who discussed the courthouse parking lot improvement project. Commissioners examined a drawing of a design recommended by the city. Peymann reported some concerns with the design, as it will ...