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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Hanna Jo Peterson, 19, of Fedora, S.D.; Gerald P. Smith, 51, of Brookfield, Wis.; each fined $125. Calvin R. Guritz, 16, of Fairmont; fined $145. Parking restrictions on municipal lots — Kandi K. Widger, 35, of Fairmont; fined $32. ...

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FAIRMONT Thursday, May 31 2:26 a.m. to 9:54 a.m. — Police issued written and verbal warnings related to numerous ordinance violations around the city. 7:48 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported in Fairmont. 7:50 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported in the 200 block of ...

Tractor Supply Co. opening soon

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FAIRMONT — People are eager for the new Tractor Supply Co. store to open its doors in Fairmont. When the store’s setup team began placing lawnmowers in front of the building at 10th and State streets, the activity alerted numerous passing motorists who stopped in hoping to shop. The ...

Museum to be open Saturday

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WELCOME — Welcome Historical Society will open the museum from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. If you would like to visit the museum when it is not scheduled to be open, please contact Marsha Williams at (507) 236-2034. n The senior citizens group will meet noon Monday at the Welcome Legion, since ...

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Rosen celebrates pension reforms ST. PAUL — State Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Vernon Center, chairwoman of the Commission on Pensions and Retirement, is celebrating the signing by Gov. Mark Dayton of a landmark overhaul of Minnesota’s public pension system. Rosen spent several years working ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Stephanie S. Engelby, 50, of Kiester; Bailey Lynn M. Freitag, 21, of Mountain Lake; Sara M. Kirsch, 45, of Frost; each fined $125. Jo Cervantes, 18, of Blue Earth; fined $135. Jason M. Brown, 48, of Spencer, Iowa; Michael E. Kokat, 41, of ...

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FAIRMONT Tuesday, May 29 1:20 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 100 block of West Belle Vue Road. 9:58 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 200 block of South Hampton Street. 10:04 a.m. — Police received a report of an ...

Area projects funded

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FAIRMONT — Despite some objections, Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday signed a bill that provides $1.5 billion for projects throughout Minnesota. The Fairmont area is among the places that will benefit. The city of Fairmont’s plans to build a new industrial park at the intersection of ...

Opera House set for summer

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The Fairmont Opera House has scheduled a series of summer events ranging from its own children and adult theater productions, to tribute bands honoring the Beatles and Pink Floyd, to the 50th anniversary tour of a world-famous musical group. Many of the slated performers appear in much larger ...

Man facing drug charges

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Christopher Lloyd Vanryswyk, 37, has been charged with drug possession in the third degree which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He has also been charged with drug possession in the ...

St. Peter man faces stolen vehicle count

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SHERBURN — A St. Peter man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Adam Hunter Pattishall, 18, has been charged with burglary in the second degree, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Pattishall also has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, ...

Caregiver class offered

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FAIRMONT — The volunteer organization CREST will offer a workshop titled “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” beginning June 12. Those taking the class will meet at the CREST office at 820 Winnebago Ave. in Fairmont. This is the first workshop held at CREST’s new location. The class is ...

Truman pool opens on Saturday

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TRUMAN — If your child will be in grades K-12 and would like to be in the summer volleyball camp led by the Minnesota State-Mankato Mavericks, registration and payment are due Friday. The camp dates are June 18-26. To register contact Courtney at (507) 327-6917 or email her at ...

Truman: No to co-op plan

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TRUMAN — The Truman School Board has rejected a plan to move Southern Plains Education Cooperative from Winnebago to the former Lincoln School building in Fairmont. The board voted 3-1 against the proposal on Tuesday. SPEC is a joint powers organization that provides special education and ...

Teen facing threats charge

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SHERBURN — A Welcome teen is facing felony charges in Martin County. Layne Garrett Jagodzinske, 16, has been charged with making terroristic threats. According to court documents: At about 10:30 a.m. May 21, Jagodzinske was in a classroom at Martin County West High School in Sherburn ...

Holiday Fest coming soon

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SHERBURN — Friday will be the last day of school for Martin County West students. A high school awards day program will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday in the high school gymnasium. It will recognize students who have qualified for awards and scholarships throughout the year, with the emphasis on ...

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Voucher waiting list opened NORTH MANKATO — Effective June 6, the South Central MN Multi-County HRA, serving the counties of Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan, will accept applications for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program waiting list. Applicants will be placed ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Lucas N. Coffman, 37, of Kenton, Ohio; David H. Montgomery, 25, of Seymour, Ind.; William T. Geheren, 49, of Huntley, Ill.; Carissa E. Miller, 25, of Richfield; Nathaniel B. Auld, 28, of Burlington, Ontario; each fined $125. Robert M. Andersen, ...

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FAIRMONT Monday, May 28 12:23 a.m. — Police received a report of fireworks in the 1000 block of North North Avenue. A verbal warning was issued. 1:43 a.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance at the intersection of Fourth Street and Downtown Plaza. 12:54 p.m. — ...

Fairmont native is glad for experiences

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FAIRMONT — The annual Memorial Day ceremony was held at the new Martin County Veteran’s Memorial park located on Winnebago Avenue in Fairmont. This was a change in venue from previous years. The ceremony started with some words by VFW Post #36 Commander Steve Fosness. Fosness read the ...