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Woman faces drug charge

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FAIRMONT — A 33-year-old woman, residence unknown, is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Ashley Danielle Cyphers has been charged with drug possession in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On ...

School to accept input

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TRUMAN — Bill and Eulalie Ann Grunig will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Friday. Cards can reach them at 2050 210th Ave., Truman, MN 56088. Enjoy your day with family and friends and have a happy anniversary. n A T-shirt pillow class for kids in grades K-6 will be held 4:30-5:30 ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Latrell D. Huey, 16, of Fairmont; Markus L. Seger, 33, of Gulfport, Miss.; Yee M. Vang, 30, of Brooklyn Center; Trevor M. Logan, 22, of Truman; Katherine M. Adank, 24, of Winona; Brian L. Dewald, 52, of Lisle, Ill.; David E. Wright, 53, of ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Jan. 16 1:48 p.m. — Police received a report of illegal dumping of garbage in the 300 block of South State Street. 2:57 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 800 block of Redwood Drive. 4:29 p.m. — Police received a report of bad checks in the 100 block of ...

County jail burdened by meth crimes

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FAIRMONT — County Attorney Terry Viesselman addressed Martin County commissioners Tuesday, saying there is a problem concerning jail space that is only going to continue. Viesselman shared how policy decisions made by the Minnesota Department of Corrections affect the county’s already ...

Event helps in fight for cure

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Now in its fifth year, the annual Coaches vs. Cancer event is set for Friday in Fairmont. The doubleheader girls and boys basketball games against Blue Earth Area at Fairmont High School that night will coincide with an effort to raise awareness and funds in the ongoing fight against ...

Man facing arson charge

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FAIRMONT — A 49-year-old Wells man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Robert Raphael Schultz has been charged with arson in the first degree, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. He is also charged with damage to property in the first degree, ...

Blue Earth weighing new liquor store hours

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth City Council on Tuesday conducted a six-month review of Sunday sales at the municipal liquor store. Craig Wells, manager of Blue Earth Wine & Spirits, presented the store’s sales per month for 2017 compared to 2016, as well as business specifically on Sundays. ...

Council OKs bid change

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TRUMAN — Truman City Council on Tuesday heard an update on the new snowplow truck. Street Superintendent John Bosshart said there was an axle change on the bid for the truck because the one bid was not available. However, the new axle is less expensive. Bosshart also added aluminum wheels ...

Play to be offered Jan. 24

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SHERBURN — Grilled burgers will be served from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Sherburn American Legion Club. Everyone is welcome. n A “Lunch and Learn” event sponsored by CREST will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Fairmont Evangelical Covenant Church, 901 Woodland Ave., in Fairmont. The guest ...

St. John Vianney dinner coming up

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FAIRMONT — The 14th annual St. John Vianney Dinner Dance will be held Jan. 27, starting with a social hour from 5:30-6:30. A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the alumni speaker and Friend of SJV speaking, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Knights of Columbus is selling 850 $100 ...

BEING PREPARED — School Resource Officer Mike Beletti, left, and Sgt. James Tietje show city employees Diane Theobald and Elizabeth Bloomquist techniques to tie off a door in the event of an active shooter at City Hall in Fairmont on Monday.

Active shooter training offered

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FAIRMONT — We hear about school and workplace shootings all too often. We express shock, sadness, outrage and a whole gamut of emotions, and then push the incidents to the back of our minds — until the next time. But what would you do if someone wielding a gun entered your business, ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Markus P. Klingenschmitt, 20, of Rosemount; Joseph L. McLaughlin, 50, of Casper, Wyo.; each fined $125. Selvia R. Castilleja, 53, of San Antonio, Texas; fined $145. Vehicle registration/permit/plates required — Max R. Pierson, 36, of Fairmont; ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, Jan. 14 2:23 a.m. — Police received a report of loud music in the 1000 block of North Park Street. The noise was quieted. 11:46 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1300 block of Adams Avenue. 12:08 p.m. — Police received a report of threats made in the 1500 ...

Fundraiser set for the weekend

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FAIRMONT – The first official fundraising event for an accessible playground in Fairmont will be staged Friday and Saturday at the Fairmont Eagles Club. “Eat, Drink and Be Murdered,” a mystery dinner theater show, is being sponsored by the Adventure Playground Task Force and the local ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Dylan P. Carty, 25, of Rochester; fined $125. Display expired registration — Joseph F. Rath, 25, of Easton; fined $115. Daniel J. Lotzgesell, 38, of Fairmont was convicted of driving while impaired-alcohol concentration 0.08 within two hours; ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Jan. 12 1:21 a.m. — A parking complaint was received from Home Street and Webster Street. 1:55 a.m. — Hazardous material (non-fire) was reported from the 1800 block of 130th Street. 5:32 a.m. — Officers assisted the ambulance crew in the 900 block of South Prairie ...

Fairmont witnesses investment

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont, like almost every other community in the country, has an aging population, courtesy of the massive number of Baby Boomers hitting retirement age, but this has not meant there is no growth in the city. As the country heals from the economic downturn, Fairmont likewise ...

Freshman Osvaldo Morales, left, and junior Cole Camp are seen in the welding booths during the Introduction to Welding class at Fairmont Jr./Sr. High School.

Popular classes paying off

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Jan. 20 marks the first day of Saturday Welding Academy, a 15-week program at Fairmont Jr./Sr. High School. The program is open to students, community members and students from other schools. This will be the second Saturday Welding Academy, and there have been two Summer Welding Academy ...

LIFE-SAVERS — Sgt. Chad Sanow displays one of the Fairmont Police Department’s new automated external defibrillators, purchased with the aid of the Martin County Area Foundation. Foundation board members Beth Neist, left, and Tabitha Bicknase look on.

Police acquire 10 defibrillators

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FAIRMONT — Sgt. Chad Sanow of the Fairmont Police Department is happy to report that the department recently received a grant from the Martin County Area Foundation for 10 automated external defibrillators. Ordered from Lifeline Inc. in Savage, the AEDs all boast several features that will ...