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MARTIN COUNTY Sunday, June 16 8:34 p.m. — Authorities received an animal complaint in the 300 block of First Street Southwest in Granada. FAIRMONT Sunday, June 16 2:17 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances at the intersection of Fourth Street and Downtown ...

Law aims to cut distracted driving

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FAIRMONT — Distracted driving has become a dangerous issue, one that a new Minnesota law looks to combat. On April 19, Gov. Tim Walz signed what is commonly known as the hands-free bill, which affects cell-phone use in motor vehicles. It will go into effect later this summer. Chief ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Chad A. Collison, 47, of Pierce, Neb.; Bruce S. Johnson, 30, of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Brandon J. Nasinec, 26, of Wells; Carol A. Sheffer, 81, of Oak Park Heights; Taylor E. Nelson, 21, of Des Moines, Iowa; each fined $125. Kory G. Vansickle, 54, ...

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FAIRMONT Friday, June 14 12:32 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 100 block of East First Street. 1:39 a.m. — Police received a report of an assault in the 1200 block of North Elm Street. 7:36 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 200 block of South Dewey ...

Scheffs marking 75 years of marriage

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Frank and Betty Scheff will celebrate 75 years of marriage Monday. The couple have lived in the area for many years, and have enjoyed their time together since marrying at a young age. Betty recently shared part of their life journey and what it takes to stay committed for so long. “We ...

Program at Fairmont Elementary puts focus on reading

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FAIRMONT — The Summer Reads Vista Reading program will kick off next week at Fairmont Elementary School. The free program is for children entering grades kindergarten through fourth grade, and is designed to help prevent the summer slide. Summer Reads is offered through Fairmont CER in ...

MOSS Garden tour provides help to children

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Only one week remains to buy tickets for the 2019 MOSS Garden Tour. The $20 price includes admission to the five gardens on the June 22 tour, and lunch and a quilt show at First Congregational Church at 319 Downtown Plaza in Fairmont. Advance tickets are available at Hy-Vee, Janzen’s ...

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Correction The website for information on the Air Race Classic coming to the Fairmont airport next week is www.airraceclassic.org Football player cases come to end BLUE EARTH  — Faribault County Attorney Kathryn Karjala says Wyatt Tungland has been sentenced, thus wrapping up ...

Summerfest coming up

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CEYLON — Circle of Faith parishes offer a reminder that their summer schedule is in effect. During June, services will be held 8:30 a.m. Sundays at St. Peter Lutheran in Ceylon and Waverly Lutheran north of Welcome. Trinity Lutheran of Welcome congregation will have their service 6:30 p.m. ...

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Ruby’s Pantry coming to Sherburn SHERBURN — Ruby’s Pantry will begin food distribution in Sherburn from 6-7:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month beginning Monday at the Regional Worship Center, 2 Crossroads Drive (across from Kum & Go) in Sherburn. Registration will begin at 5 ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Christopher J. Ferch, 44, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Christopher C. Hunt, 44, of Hudson, Wis.; Daniel R. Schreiter, 63, of Westby, Wis.; each fined $125. Pamela E. Carter, 26, of Fairmont; fined $135. Carol A. Sheffer, 81, of Oak Park Heights; fined ...

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FAIRMONT Thursday, June 13 7:30 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1200 block of Torgeson Drive. 9:06 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 100 block of West Fourth Street. 9:07 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in ...

Fairmont asks for input on Lake Avenue work

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FAIRMONT — Reconstruction of Lake Avenue from Fourth Street to Downtown Plaza in Fairmont is scheduled for 2020, and the public will have an opportunity for the next 10 days to complete an online survey seeking input on the design. “We want to get the public’s input on traffic safety, ...

Air Race Classic flying into Fairmont airport

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FAIRMONT — The skies over southern Minnesota will be buzzing next week as participants in the 43rd annual Air Race Classic fly more than 2,500 miles in a dash from Tennessee to Ontario, connecting with Fairmont and eight other airports along the way. The teams on 49 planes, all piloted by ...

GHEC board hears district update

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GRANADA — The Granada-Huntley-East Chain School Board on Thursday heard a report from Superintendent Mandy Fletcher. She said she briefly met with each teacher at the end of the school year and was impressed with results from the small gas engine class, which was offered first semester and ...

Man faces felony count

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FAIRMONT — A Truman man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Steven Alan Persinger, 32, has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in the second degree, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine. According to the complaint: On May 31, ...

Free lunch being offered

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WELCOME — Summer services at area churches are changed from their usual times. Circle of Faith parishes will meet 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Waverly Lutheran north of Welcome and St. Peter Lutheran in Ceylon. Trinity Lutheran in Welcome will have Wednesday evening services at 6:30 p.m. during the ...

Man facing felony drug counts

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Keith Eric Meyer, 59, has been charged with two counts of drug possession in the third degree, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. According to the complaint: On June 1, a ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Andrew J. Christensen, 30, of Lakeville; Rachel I. Thompson, 24, of Mount Plymouth, Fla.; Chelsea M. Achenbach, 27, of Lake Crystal; each fined $125. Lanaya L. Derungs, 38, of St. Paul; Scott A. Radio, 33, of Hurley, S.D.; each fined ...

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TRIMONT Wednesday, June 12 2:42 p.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Ash Street East. FAIRMONT Wednesday, June 12 9:14 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1300 block of Adams Avenue. 9:31 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the ...