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FAIRMONT Saturday, Feb. 9 2:28 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 900 block of East First Street. 8:19 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in he 900 block of Goldfinch Street. 8:39 p.m. — Police received a noise complaint in the 600 block of Shoreacres Drive. 9:40 ...

Young professionals gather in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — A new group targeting young professionals is organizing this month under the guidance of the Fairmont Chamber of Commerce. “We’ve got a target participation group of 21-40 year olds, but we’re not going to exclude anyone who wants to join if they’re a couple of years ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Paul D. Wharton, 65, of Minneapolis; Timothy L. Garry, 28, of Fairmont; Chyrl J. Wilson, 50, of West Lafayette, Ind.; Thomas W. Maggard, 25, of Fairmont; Meghan C. Rector, 21, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Carol L. Osterberg, 70, of Eugene, Ore.; each fined ...

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FAIRMONT Friday, Feb. 8 8:25 a.m. — A burglary was reported from 1200 N. Park St. 9:42 a.m. — An ordinance violation was reported from Winnebago Avenue and Indus Street. 5:07 p.m. — An animal complaint was reported from Shoreacres Drive and Birds Road. 5:59 p.m. — An animal ...

Rebates power change, savings

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area School District recently made headlines for receiving a rebate of almost $153,000 by switching to LED light bulbs at the elementary and high schools. The cost of the project was $672,000, an amount that will be recouped within five years courtesy of the ...

Learning centers aid grades 7-12

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont High School has developed several “centers” for students who need a little more help after school. There are separate writing, math and science centers staffed by instructors willing to help any students in grades 7-12. Principal Kim Niss explained that the math ...

Male mentors can make difference

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FAIRMONT — Boys across the country are struggling. According to the most recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data on suicide, males take their own lives at nearly four times the rate of females, and represent nearly 80 percent of all suicides. According to the Federal ...

Quilters invited to lend talents

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CEYLON — There will be a cribbage tournament today, beginning with 1:15 registration, with play to follow at the Legends 2/Legion building in Ceylon. There is a charge. Join friends and neighbors for a fun afternoon. n Ceylon Fire Relief Association will sponsor an all-you-can-eat ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Tayla E. Baca, 28, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Robert Cooksey, 36, of St. Louis, Mo.; Emily J. Walters, 25, of Fairmont; each fined $125. Lauren E. Holmberg, 21, of Hudson, Wis.; fined $285. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Feb. 7 4:23 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of Home Street. 8:19 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 1000 block of North North Avenue. 1:19 p.m. — Police received a report of harassment in the 200 block of Lake ...

Group gears up for food pack

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Mother Teresa said, “If you can’t feed one hundred people, then feed just one.” Martin County Kids Against Hunger is overachieving. It has fed more than 1 million people. The organization is currently getting ready for its 11th annual food pack, which will take place Feb. 16 at St. ...

Preuss aids local growth

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FAIRMONT — Linsey Preuss spends her days juggling projects, everything from increasing local child care availability to extending infrastructure to the city’s new industrial park. But her two main focuses are retaining existing businesses and attracting new ones. “I’m working on four ...

Burger bash set for tonight

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WELCOME — There will be a burger bash from 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight at the Welcome Legion. Proceeds will help the Welcome Summer Festival. The menu includes burgers, fries, cheese curds, onion rings, jalapeno peppers and beverage. The band Burnt Toast will perform after the meal. n This ...

City’s plow plan sees results

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FAIRMONT — Three months ago, the city of Fairmont altered its snow and ice control policy in an effort to improve snow removal procedures. In addition to adding a plow truck to the snow removal fleet, the city’s snow emergency routes were lengthened and new signage was put up along those ...

Man allegedly stole ice house

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FAIRMONT — A St. James man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Joshua Vern Boerner, 33, has been charged with theft, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Dec. 26, a Martin County sheriff’s deputy met with a ...

Truman Days seeks help

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TRUMAN — Truman Days will hold a planning meeting for all interested people at 7 p.m. Sunday at City Hall. If you would like to volunteer or provide any comments, please attend. Volunteers are needed for Truman Days chairperson, the parade committee and garage sales. If you are willing to ...

Courts

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Chad E. Kesselring, 39, of Elmore; fined $125. Isaias D. Walker, 19, of Blue Earth; fined $285. Failure to signal for turn — Emily C. Kibler, 45, of Blue Earth; fined $135. Heather A. Rago, 34, of Mankato received a stay of imposition ...

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TRUMAN Tuesday, Feb. 5 7:25 p.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of North First Avenue East. An arrest was made. FAIRMONT Tuesday, Feb. 5 9:23 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 300 block of South State ...

Salt, sand have limits

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FAIRMONT — Martin County Engineer Kevin Peyman on Tuesday addressed Martin County commissioners, giving a general overview of the salting and sanding policies that are followed during snow and ice events. “Basically, state statutes state that road authorities other than the high-speed ...

County busy battling winter

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from County Engineer Kevin Peyman, who gave an update on county roads in light of recent weather patterns. “Last week on Monday, our plows started about 5:30 a.m. that day and they stayed out until about 4:30 p.m., long enough to get ...