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Blood drive set for April 10 in Ceylon

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CEYLON — There will be an all-you-can-eat pancake brunch sponsored by the Ceylon Fire Relief Association from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Ceylon Legends 2/Legion Building. The menu will include pancakes and French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs and juice. The cost is a ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, March 14 7:18 a.m. — Police received a report of narcotics found in Downtown Plaza. 9:01 a.m. — Police received a report of a missing person in the 200 block of Lake Avenue. 1:23 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1100 block of Tilden ...

GHEC moves toward hiring resource officer

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GRANADA — The Granada-Huntley-East Chain School Board on Thursday received some information from Martin County Chief Deputy Corey Klanderud regarding a possible school resource officer at GHEC. The school has been considering the idea of hiring an SRO for a while, and the matter went before ...

Blue Earth Area narrows choices

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BLUE EARTH — Two candidates have emerged as front-runners for the Blue Earth Area Schools superintendent job. Mandy Fletcher and David Pace have been named finalists by the school board. Fletcher, a graduate of Blue Earth Area, is currently superintendent/principal at Granada- ...

Fairmont woman facing felony counts

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont woman is facing felony charges in Martin County. Ruth Elaine Heater, 65, has been charged with two counts of being a predatory offender and violating registration requirements. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 ...

Dance to aid firefighters

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WELCOME — Welcome Fire Department Relief Association will sponsor a benefit dance for the fire department on Saturday at the Welcome Legion Hall. Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. Steve Lang and Bob Petrowiak will play your favorite country and western music. The suggested donation is ...

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Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Matthew A. Bartz, 33, of Blue Earth was convicted of fourth-degree assault of a peace officer; fined $585, sentenced to jail 365 days, stayed 316 days for two years, credit for time served 49 days, two years supervised probation, obtain permission from agent ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, March 13 2:47 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 900 block of Johnson Street. 7:04 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1200 block of Goemann Road. 9:13 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 600 block of Summit ...

Grants fund renovations at Pioneer Museum in Fairmont

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There are some major changes taking place at the Pioneer Museum in Fairmont. Utilizing grant funding, the Martin County Historical Society is in the process of renovating various museum rooms, relocating display items and digitizing microfilm. “It’s kind of a domino effect,” said ...

Ceylon will not postpone annual Community Day

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CEYLON — Ceylon City Council is sticking with plans to hold the annual Community Day on April 13. The council this week weighed changing the date because there are still large snow piles around town. The city is working with the auctioneers to break up the piles to help in the thawing ...

Public has questions for Ceylon

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CEYLON — Ceylon City Council this week received an assortment of comments from the public. The council was asked to check on storm drains and connections to the sewer system. The council will look into the matter. The status of water shutoff valves also will be studied. Another ...

School collecting soup labels

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TRUMAN — Did you know that Truman Public School is collecting Hy-Vee and Fareway grocery receipts, soup labels, box tops, Milk Moola covers and Sunny D labels as a fundraiser for the school? If you would like to donate, please send or drop them off at the school office. n Lewisville ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Katherine M. Bump, 25, of West Des Moines, Iowa; Melanie E. Wheeler, 38, of Bowie, Md.; each fined $125. Falsely reporting a crime — Dylan K. Foley, 23, of Wells; fined $185. Cody K. Diaz, 30, of Mankato was convicted of fifth-degree ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, March 12 6:15 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 200 block of West 11th Street. 6:28 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 600 block of Summit Drive. 11:25 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 100 block of Lincoln ...

Lakeview plans head to council

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Planning Commission approved two actions Tuesday to facilitate a proposed 77,000-square-foot expansion at Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center. After two public hearings that drew no citizens or comments, the board unanimously supported rezoning a parcel of land ...

30 apply for principal job

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont School Board on Tuesday received an update from Superintendent Joe Brown regarding the search for a co-principal at Fairmont High School. Principal Jim Davidson is retiring after this school year as 3-6 principal at Fairmont Elementary. Andy Traetow will leave his ...

Farmers market extends invite

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FAIRMONT — It’s a sure sign of spring. There will be an informational meeting about the Fairmont farmers market at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in room 112 at the Southern Minnesota Educational Campus. The farmers market, held in the Five Lakes Centre parking, takes place from 9 a.m. to noon ...

Woman faces felony counts

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FAIRMONT — A St. Paul woman is facing felony charges in Martin County. Diamond Kyra-Symone Syas, 20, has been charged with wrongfully obtaining public assistance, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. She also has been charged with perjury under oath, ...

Sign up for summer ball

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SHERBURN — Summer ball registration will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday in the gymnasium at Martin County West Elementary School in Sherburn. Registration is for youth playing T-ball, Pony League or U18 baseball and softball. If you’re unable to attend, please remember the deadline to register ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Ryan P. Cody, 39, of Rosemount; Michael J. McDowell, 27, of Swartz Creek, Mich.; James D. Sullivan, 39, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; each fined $125. Display expired registration — Danielle N. Dahlsten, 31, of Easton; fined $115. Failure to drive ...