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Correction An article about the Truman City Council appearing in Tuesday’s edition included an incorrect name of a representative of the Martin County Assessor’s Office who spoke at the meeting. The correct name is Mike Sheplee. Speech team wins section title FAIRMONT — The Fairmont ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Heather M. Chavez, 35, of Fairmont; Samuel T. Sjoberg, 21, of Estherville, Iowa; each fined $125. Brian D. Hron, 33, of Beaver Dam, Wis.; Eric E. Schmitz, 27, of Black Hawk, S.D.; Kristina L. Morgan, 48, of Owatonna; Jacin A. Lombardi, 24, of ...

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FAIRMONT Monday, April 16 3:31 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 900 block of Victoria Street. 10:33 a.m. — Police received a report of an assault in the first block of Downtown Plaza. 12:43 p.m. — Police received a report of harassment in the 100 block of East Eighth ...

Blue Earth council: deer hunt is a no go

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BLUE EARTH — Having discussed different solutions to the city’s deer population problem over the past month, the Blue Earth City Council on Monday decided not to go forward with a deer hunt. The deer population in Blue Earth has been a topic of discussion by the council since early ...

Truman hears from pool commission

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TRUMAN — The Truman City Council meeting opened Monday evening with the annual Board of Appeals and Equalization meeting. Dan Whitman from the Martin County Assessor’s Office was present to provide assessed values for properties in Truman that are used to assess property taxes. The sales ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Blake J. Barnett, 18, of Blue Earth; David A. Moir, 31, of Minneapolis; Yuri A. Taylor, 33, of Kasson; each fined $125. Driving after revocation — Christian A. Farias, 23, of Albert Lea; fined $285. Mariah K. Blondin-Thomas, 22, of Elmore ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, April 15 12:05 a.m. — Police received a report of narcotics 1300 block of Johnson Street. A verbal warning was issued. 8 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance at the intersection of Ninth Street and North North Avenue. 9:57 a.m. — Police received a ...

Pair tries to help addicts, but differently

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FAIRMONT — When people think of addiction, many think of the destruction. Broken families, broken health and lost job opportunities, leaving us at a loss on how to respond. Rich Odom, chemical dependency assessor for Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties, and John Schofield, ...

Fairmont works to dig out

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont residents were out in full force Sunday, cleaning up from a blizzard even as more flurries fell. “It is pretty,” Norma Vetter acknowledged as she shoveled her front sidewalk and her son, Ramie, cleared snow from her driveway on Day Street. Norma Vetter said she ...

Honor Rolls

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BLUE EARTH AREA HIGH SCHOOL Third Quarter Honor Rolls High Honors Grade 8 — Marissa Benz, Lauren Bleess, Anthony Carr, Callena Ferguson, Maci Frommie, Elizabeth Jacobson, Emma Langager, Aaron Lorenz, Lilly Mathews, Marianna Rincon, Blake Ripley, Kylie Rosenau. Grade 9 — Téa ...

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Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Larry M. Coffell, 48, of Palos Heights, Ill.; Melanie J. Holt, 53, of Owatonna; Julie Jo Prairie, 40, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Jennifer K. Gesche, 38, of Estherville, Iowa; Troy M. Bonin, 49, of Fairmont; Makaylyn L. Chambers, 19, of Eden, N.C.; ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, April 13 12:52 a.m. — Criminal damage to property was reported in the 500 block of South Prairie Avenue. 3:26 a.m. — An ordinance violation was reported in the 100 block of Albion Avenue. Police issued a verbal warning. 8:21 a.m. — Harassment was reported in the ...

Tradewind planning wind farm

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FAIRMONT — A quartet of representatives from Tradewind Energy recently visited the Fairmont Exchange Club to share information about the Fourmile Wind Project proposed for Jackson and Martin counties. Over the past several months, Tradewind agents have met with more than a dozen ...

Truman hires new superintendent

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TRUMAN — Truman Public School will have a new superintendent next school year. Current Superintendent Virginia Dahlstrom will work through June 30,w when Lisa Shellum will take over. Dahlstrom began her stint as superintendent at Truman in the 2015-2016 school year. She actually came out ...

Books bringing people together

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BLUE EARTH — With a goal to bring the community together through the love of reading, BEA Reads enters its fourth year with a new book, new events and a speaker sure to inspire. BEA Reads is a partnership between Blue Earth Area Schools and the three libraries within the district: Blue ...

Community Day delayed

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CEYLON — Because of the anticipated weather forecast of blizzard conditions today, the Ceylon Community Day auction has been postponed until April 21. As far as I can remember, this is the first time it has been postponed in the 80-plus years it has been held. This is just another episode ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Svaja Petreikyte, 44, of Lisle, Ill.; Stephanie S. Jakubik, 49, of Woodbury; each fined $125. Julie A. Wilkerson, 64, of Apple Valley; Janell K. Houfer, 57, of St. Cloud; each fined $135. Suspended object — Peter G. Rollinger, 41, of Mapleton; ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, April 12 7:55 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage done to a property in the 300 block of North Hampton Street. 9:14 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 500 block of North Orient Street. 12:27 p.m. — Police received an ...

KARE11’s Belinda Jensen shares her story

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Area residents got a treat Thursday evening as KARE11 chief meteorologist Belinda Jensen visited the Martin County Library in Fairmont to talk about her career and the children’s books she has authored. Speaking to a crowd of more than 100, as well as a large group of curious children, ...