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Friends look to help girl, family

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TRUMAN — Alaina Aksenov, 2, was recently diagnosed with heart failure because of a deformed heart and she has already undergone a number of open-heart surgeries. A benefit for her will be held 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fairmont Eagles Club. There will be a meal and silent auction. ...

Bowl-a-thon to assist in fight against MD

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FAIRMONT — When the weather outside is frightful, indoor plans can be delightful. Especially if they allow you to get up and move, have fun and support a good cause. Area residents will have just such an opportunity this weekend, at a muscular dystrophy bowl-a-thon to be held noon Sunday at ...

Rec center meeting tonight

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FAIRMONT — Project 1590 will host a public meeting on the possible construction of a community center in Fairmont at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Fairmont Opera House. On its Facebook site, the group says the gathering represents an opportunity to hear information about the proposed $25 ...

Bramstedt benefit slated

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SHERBURN — Grilled hamburgers will be served 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Sherburn American Legion. All are welcome. n CREST and Temperance Lake Ridge are sponsoring the “Lunch and Learn” program and meal at 11 a.m. today at the Senior Citizens Center in Sherburn. The Society of the Deaf ...

Sherburn considering 2019 budget, tax levy

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SHERBURN — The city of Sherburn may wind up with a property tax levy increase of 0.2 percent. City manager Brad Hughes explained the proposed 2019 budget and levy at the city’s Truth-in-Taxation meeting this week. The City Council is expected to finalize both on Dec. 17. The levy ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Nathan D. Rudolph, 41, of Sauk Rapids; fined $125. Tamara R. Smith, 30, of Shonto, Ariz.; Bonnie L. Vonbank, 48, of Sherburn; each fined $135. Nathan P. Hanson, 34, of Welcome was convicted of violation of restraining order; fined $100, sentenced ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Dec. 3 7:28 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 400 block of East Fourth Street. 9:09 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 2000 block of Albion Avenue. 11:35 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the ...

State OKs storm relief

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FAIRMONT — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton authorized $3.7 million in state disaster assistance Monday in eight Minnesota counties and one tribal nation for storms that occurred Sept. 18-20. Martin County will receive $289,332, while neighboring Faribault County will get $21,836. Sever ...

Blue Earth trims levy hike to 3.5%

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BLUE EARTH — Property taxes in Blue Earth are going to go up a bit, but not as much as originally listed. Blue Earth City Council held its Truth-in-Taxation hearing Monday. At the end, the council approved the budget for 2019. It will translate into a 3.5 percent increase in the property ...

Truman sells 4 lots to local businessman

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TRUMAN — Truman City Council on Monday heard from resident Dan Espeland, who expressed interest in purchasing several lots from the city. Espeland is the owner of Minnesota Para Transit and wants to expand by constructing a new building on the nearby lots. Espeland asked the council if ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Richard B. Fowler, 73, of Springfield, Mo.; fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Daniel A. Nesbit, 43, of Byron; fined $110. Underage alcohol consumption — Isaac B. Paul, 19, of Buffalo Center, Iowa; fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, Dec. 2 2:44 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 100 block of Tilden Street. 3:45 a.m. — Police received a noise complaint in the 1300 block of Victoria Street. 10:19 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 1100 block ...

New officer comes to Fairmont

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For better or for worse, family can have a big impact on the way we choose to live our lives. Fortunately for Fairmont’s newest police officer Chelsea Yeager, her family’s impact was nothing but positive. Yeager shares how she was influenced to get into law enforcement and how she came to ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — William R. Lebrun, 56, of Reading; fined $125. Colton D. Winkelman, 22, of Nekoosa, Wis.; Danielle M. Torgerson, 31, of Flandreau, S.D.; Melanie E. Anderson, 42, of Armstrong, Iowa; each fined $145. Failure to drive with due care — Timothy C. ...

Salvation Army plans to relocate

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FAIRMONT — Questions about the status of the Salvation Army in Fairmont have been buzzing through the community: Why is there a “for sale” sign in front of the Salvation Army Corps Center? Are they leaving town? What happened to the $1 million from the Milbrandt estate? “The money has ...

Reading to benefit food shelf

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There will be a public reading of “A Christmas Carol” at Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont at 7 p.m. Thursday. The 90-minute event is free to attend, as it is a fundraiser for Heaven’s Table Food Shelf. Peter Engstrom, a volunteer at Heaven’s Table, had the idea of putting ...

Lighting contest slated

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CEYLON — The Rev. Reimers and family will host a Christmas open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the church basement at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert. Our Savior’s and Wilbert congregations as well as friends are invited for lunch as a thank you from the Reimers ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Shayla M. Falls, 18, of Winona; Danielle M. Luettel, 19, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; each fined $125. Carlos S. Izquierdo, 39, of Chicago, Ill.; fined $285. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Ronald Lee C. Deshong, 49, of ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Nov. 29 12:16 p.m. — Police received a threats complaint in the 2200 block of North State Street. 2:53 p.m. — Police received a report of a theft in the 200 block of East Second Street. 4:48 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 1600 ...

Wiley combines creativity

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Malia Wiley will be the featured artist for December at Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont. Wiley is originally from Nicollet and currently lives in Lake Crystal. She will have colorful, original paintings on display that combine her love for crochet and animals. Wiley first began ...