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Welcome gets project updates

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WELCOME — Welcome City Council this week heard from several professionals helping the city with projects. Judd Schultz from Minnesota Valley Action Council explained the policies and procedures needed to implement the Housing and Rehabilitation Loan Program for low-income homeowners and ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Robin J. Schafer, 51, of Dexter, Iowa; Isaac A. Spicer, 39, of Voriqua, Wis.; Yvonne M. Murphy, 47, of Mundelein, Ill.; each fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Anthony P. O’Donnell, 43, of Hampton, Iowa; fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Oct. 3 1:49 a.m. — Police received a report of an assault in the 800 block of Johnson Street. 10:07 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 100 block of West Lair Road. A verbal warning was issued. 12:11 p.m. — Police received a report of ...

Ash borer quarantine in works

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from Planning and Zoning Official Pam Flitter, who appeared with Katy Mutschler of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to offer an update on the emerald ash borer. The discovery of the insect in Martin County in late August led to ...

Blue Earth OKs bid for development

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth City Council on Tuesday accepted a bid to move forward with the Northeast Housing Development project. The project was bid with two different schedules. “Schedule A” includes the full build of phase one and two, which means the development of 38 lots. ...

Feedlot fee hikes stir debate

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FAIRMONT — At the Martin County Commission meeting Tuesday, a public hearing was held concerning the county’s proposed feedlot inspection fee schedule. The discussion centered around proposed fee increases, which depend on the number of animal units and the amount receivable from the ...

CrownTonka offering tours

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WINNEBAGO — One area firm is joining in the effort to educate people about STEM businesses and encourage them to pursue careers in the field. STEM stands for “science, technology, engineering and math.” CrownTonka of Winnebago produces panels for coolers and freezers uses in places ...

Red Rock, Opera House win grants

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FAIRMONT — Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council has awarded $160,435 in Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants to several area arts organizations, groups and schools. Among the list of recipients are two Martin County organizations. Fairmont Opera House and Red Rock Center for the Arts each ...

Senior facility set to host craft fair

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SHERBURN — There will be a “Lunch and Learn” event sponsored by CREST at 11 a.m. today at the Senior Citizen Center in Sherburn. The speaker will be a representative from the Senior Linkage Line, who will discuss upcoming Medicare changes as well as services offered through Senior Linkage ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Rylan D. Krieger, 18, of Blue Earth; Ross J. Elenkiwich, 29, of Minneapolis; each fined $125. Jacob Neidlinger, 24, of Indianapolis, Ind.; Lance L. Severson-Bryan, 38, of Lakeville; each fined $145. Shannon D. McBride, 57, of Wells was ...

Police

Police

SHERBURN/ WELCOME Monday, Oct. 2 10:40 p.m. — Police rendered assistance to the fire department in the 1400 block of 120th Street in rural Welcome. FAIRMONT Monday, Oct. 2 4:56 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle at the intersection of Albion Avenue and Day ...

Man facing drug charges

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FAIRMONT — A 38-year-old Fairmont man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Timothy Daniel Harris has been charged with drug possession in the third degree in a park zone, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He is also charged with drug possession ...

Truman police chief: Two nabbed in burglaries

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TRUMAN — Truman Police Chief Justin Jobe told the City Council on Monday that it has been a busy week for his department, as he relayed events that occurred late Wednesday into early Thursday last week. Two adult men were arrested following a brief burglary spree. St. Paul’s Lutheran ...

Man in custody after standoff

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MINNESOTA LAKE — A 39-year-old Faribault County man is in custody following a standoff at with authorities at his rural Minnesota Lake home. According to the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office: At 7:59 p.m. Friday, deputies arrived at 52858 240th St. just east of Minnesota Lake, to ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Bradley J. Hertzke, 39, of Lakota, Iowa; fined $110. Ivelisse Rojas Torres, 45, of Fairmont was convicted of failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle; fined $110. Additional charge of no proof of ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, Oct. 1 1:07 a.m. — Police received a report of a loud party in the 1500 block of North Prairie Avenue. The noise was quieted. 9:31 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint at the intersection of Albion Avenue and Belle View Road. 10:51 a.m. — Police assisted an ...

At Blue Earth Area: Grant funds greenhouse gear

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area High School recently received a $3,000 grant to purchase equipment for the school’s greenhouse, as well as make repairs. The grant is through the AgStar Fund for Rural America, now through the company Compeer Financial. The funds will purchase tables and ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Tiffany K. Devens, 23, of Eagle Lake; fined $125. Courtney L. Schultz, 27, of Trimont; fined $135. Becky L. Wohlford, 67, of Monticello; Joseph W. Wagoner, 24, of Rathdrum, Idaho; Beth Anne K. Njihia, 44, of Emmetsburg, Iowa; each fined ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Sept. 29 2:13 a.m. — Police rendered assistance in the 800 block of Johnson Street. 3:13 a.m. — A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 500 block of Home Street. 7:56 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported along Lucia Avenue. 9:38 a.m. — A parking complaint ...

Cone recovering at home

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Vonnie Cone has heard lots of stories about her condition following a Sept. 15 accident when a truck struck the motorcycle she was riding. No, she is not in a coma in Rochester. No, her left leg and left arm were not amputated. No, she does not have a serious infection in her arm. What Cone ...