News

Buffer ordinance moves ahead

Local News

FAIRMONT — The Martin County Planning Commission held a public hearing Tuesday prior to adopting a buffer ordinance. The ordinance is meant to help improve lakes, rivers and streams by utilizing perennial vegetation buffers to help filter out phosphorus, nitrogen and sediment. It requires ...

Audit shows school district in good shape

Local News

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont School Board received the 2016-2017 audit report from Jamie Fay of Eide Bailly on Tuesday. Fay went over the report’s executive summary. The district receives 79 percent of its general fund revenue form the state, 13 percent from local levies, 5 percent from ...

Gough offers ‘State of District’

Local News

BLUE EARTH — Parents, teachers and members of the community joined Blue Earth Area Superintendent Evan Gough for his State of the District address on Tuesday. Gough said it was the second State of the District address, with the first taking place last year during the district’s strategic ...

Santa’s Workshop set for Saturday

Local News

SHERBURN — First Congregational Church in Sherburn is hosting “Trivia Night” Friday at the church located at 212 N. Prairie St. A dinner will be served from 4-6 p.m. The meal includes a bowl of chili or potato and ham soup and homemade bread. There is also a bake sale that begins at ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Juancho M. Gapero, 55, of Corona, Calif.; Dean R. Kotewa, 33, of Fairmont; Michael J. Miller, 24, of no address given; Darren P. Rupinski, 45, of Rathdrum, Idaho; each fined $125. Connor G. Schiebsted, 21, of Stewartville; fined $225. Failure ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Nov. 27 7:26 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 900 block of South Orient Street. 12:34 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 600 block of Burton Lane. 2:18 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 500 block of South Orient ...

Fairmont planning new hangar

Local News

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council took the initial step Monday to expand hangar space at the Fairmont Municipal Airport. Troy Nemmers, city engineer/public works director, told the council there has been a significant investment in construction projects at the airport over the past ...

Sherburn man faces felony assault charge

Local News

FAIRMONT — A Sherburn man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Manuel Trevino Jr., 30, has been charged with assault, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: At 5:07 p.m. Nov. 10, a Sherburn/Welcome police officer ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, Nov. 26 12:06 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle along Edison Drive in Fairmont. 2:45 a.m. — Police received a report of loud music in the 1000 block of North Park Street. 9:02 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1100 block of Tilden ...

Celebrating holidays Families craft traditions

Local News

Whether it’s a handmade decoration or a unique Christmas gift, many people find ways to make the holidays their own, and the same is true for Margaret Rosenberg and Sue Rath. Both ladies enjoy long-standing holiday traditions. For Rosenberg, it’s a post-Thanksgiving gathering at her and ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Nov. 24 12:58 a.m. — A suspicious vehicle was reported at Fourth Street and Downtown Plaza. Police issued a verbal warning. 7:12 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported in the 1000 block of North State Street. Police transported the animal. 9:19 a.m. — A driving ...

Concert to benefit Parker Oaks residents

Local News

As the Christmas season approaches, many families, friends and communities enjoy their own traditions and festivities. When those traditions involve helping others, the generosity of the season shines brightest. With that in mind, Winnebago residents will once again have the opportunity to ...

Santa opens shop to more children

Local News

Santa’s Workshop will be held 9:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 2 at the Sherburn Community Hall, with a free movie afterward. The workshop is for children from preschool through sixth grade. The Sherburn Civic and Commerce club has been putting on the workshop for eight years now. This is the first ...

Party for kids set for Dec. 17

Local News

CEYLON — I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. There will be a Red Cross blood drive in Ceylon from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Monday at the Legends2/Legion Building. Give the gift of life, give blood. To make an appointment call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), go online to redcrossblood.org or ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Amy L. Kallio, 48, of St. Anthony Village; Ricky A. Libby, 62, of Blue Earth; Dennis F. Murray, 56, of Des Plaines, Ill.; each fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Andrew L. Leach, 34, of Fairmont; Randall R. Olson, ...

Filing: Arpaio pursued case to hurt Sen. Flake

Courts

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal lawsuit set to go to trial next month marks the latest legal action brought against former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio over allegations that he pursued a trumped-up criminal case to get publicity and embarrass an adversary. The political opponent in this case: U.S. ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Nov. 23 1:03 p.m. — Police assisted the ambulance in the 900 block of North Main Street. 2:03 p.m. — A civil matter was reported in the 300 block of North Prairie Avenue. 6:23 p.m. — A suspicious person was reported in the 200 block of Downtown ...

Playground could help thousands

Local News

FAIRMONT — It’s called Adventure Playground, and it will have the ability to impact thousands of people throughout the region. The proposed space, planned for Gomsrud Park in Fairmont, will feature a play area for children, their families and friends, regardless of anyone’s physical and ...

Ash Borer will remain an issue

Local News

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Park Board received an update Tuesday regarding the impact of the emerald ash borer discovery in Martin County this summer. Troy Nemmers, city engineer/public works director, offered a sobering report on a recent presentation by the Department of ...

Toys for Tots seeks gifts

Local News

TRUMAN — American Red Cross bloodmobile will be in Truman from noon to 6 p.m. Monday at the Community Building. To make an appointment, call Yvonne at (507) 776-8555. Walk-ins are welcome. Persons ages 17 and older are encouraged to give this gift of life. n “The Making of ...