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Police: Fake $20s still in circulation

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FAIRMONT — The counterfeit $20 bills seen in the Fairmont area are, apparently, not going away. The Fairmont Police Department on Tuesday re-issued an advisory to area banks, businesses and residents to scrutinize the $20 bills they come into contact with. Since the first public notice ...

Homework help available

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TRUMAN — Come to the Lewisville Library at 4:30 p.m. Friday to make a string art heart using a hammer and nails. Kids ages 12 and up are welcome. This is a free class and all supplies are provided. Sign up by calling the library at (507) 435-2781. n Density experiments with Mrs. Kutch ...

Cities team up on snow removal

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WELCOME — Welcome City Council this week discussed how the city of Sherburn can use its snow blower to help clean Welcome streets, while Welcome can help Sherburn by transporting snow with its trucks, so Sherburn does not have to hire trucks. The council agreed this is a win-win situation ...

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Scholarship help available FAIRMONT — Fairmont Dollars for Scholars is offering a class Monday to discover how Dollars for Scholars evaluates applications. The class also offers help to those beginning their applications. Those interested should create a partial student profile on ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Trevor L. McMartin, 33, of Newalla, Okla.; Jayson J. Olson, 26, of Northwood, Iowa; James M. Mathews, 50, of Woodbury; Emma E. Nowak, 18, of Blue Earth; each fined $125. Francis D. Schiltz, 84, of Bancroft, Iowa; Marcus I. Mittelstadt, 23, of ...

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Police

DUNNELL Tuesday, Feb. 6 5:38 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 200 block of North Seeley Avenue. FAIRMONT Tuesday, Feb. 6 12:02 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 600 block of Summit Drive. 2:42 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1300 ...

City may add flood protection

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Planning Commission covered a wide range of topics Tuesday as members discussed ordinance changes to allow residents to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program; the addition of storage units at certain business and in industrial zones; and governing ...

Fairmont senior vies for section Triple A title

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Emma Koehler, a senior at Fairmont High School, has been named one of the Triple A subsection winners for Region 2A. Koehler will be interviewed in Mankato today along with three other girls and four boys from schools in south-central Minnesota. One of the boys, Ryan Heckman, is a senior at ...

DNR offers water permit report

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from representatives of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, who presented a water permit report. The report is an effort to build awareness of the DNR’s Division of Ecological and Water Resources and the work it does. ...

Faribault County seeks prosecutor

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BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners on Tuesday received an update on personnel changes in county departments. Faribault County Central Services director Dawn Fellows reported that Assistant County Attorney Graham Berg-Moberg had resigned. Berg-Moberg recently accepted an assistant ...

It’s ‘I Love to Read’ month

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SHERBURN — The volunteer caregiver organization CREST is sponsoring a “Lunch and Learn” event at 11 a.m. today at the Senior Citizens Center in Sherburn. The presentation will be about home safety awareness. A lunch featuring turkey a la king will follow. This event is free of charge. ...

Police

Police

SHERBURN/ WELCOME Monday, Feb. 5 3:30 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the Elm Tree Trailer Court in Welcome. FAIRMONT Monday, Feb. 5 10:45 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 1200 block of Lake Avenue. 11:16 a.m. — Police ...

Blue Earth approves sales tax

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BLUE EARTH - On Monday, the Blue Earth City Council approved a sales tax referendum to be put on the 2018 general election ballot. At the Jan. 2 meeting, the city council discussed whether or not a sales tax would be right for Blue Earth, and what the funds could go toward. Mayor Richard ...

Truman moves forward on slide

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TRUMAN — On Monday evening, the Truman city council heard from Truman pool commissioner Faith Clow regarding the purchase of a new slide for the pool. The Truman pool got a new slide last year which had gotten damaged. The supplier has given a $3,500 credit to be used toward a new one. ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Samuel J. Adams Dawson, 25, of West Des Moines, Iowa; fined $125. Amanda Jo Hill, 34, of Mayville, Wis.; fined $135. Josiah T. Oothoudt, 18, of Blue Earth; fined $225. Expired registration — Jordan L. Anderson, 24, of Granada; fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, Feb. 4 5:31 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 200 block of South Main Street. 11:01 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1200 block of Victoria Street. 3:39 p.m. — Police received a report of shoplifting in the 1000 block of South Highway 15. 3:39 ...

Company helps with wind rights

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FAIRMONT — With wind farms popping up all around Minnesota, one local company is helping landowners take back their wind rights. Wind Locked, LLC is a non-profit company made up of residents and landowners in Faribault and Martin County who oppose the construction of a wind turbine ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Feb. 2 4:39 a.m. — An adult was arrested during a traffic stop on Fourth Street/Lake Avenue. 6:46 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 1000 block of North State Street. 4:25 p.m. — An adult was arrested following a driving ...

Students team up with Mayo

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont High School students with an interest in the medical field recently began shadowing different departments at Mayo Clinic Health System-Fairmont. Of the eight students, each will spend two consecutive weeks in one department before rotating to another. The departments ...

Reading program empowers kids

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TRIMONT — Reading can be difficult for some children, especially if they feel pressured or put on the spot. If their ability isn’t on par with others, it can be easy to get discouraged. However, students at Martin County West Elementary School in Trimont now have the option to continue ...