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Hagedorn claims win over Feehan

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FAIRMONT — Republican Jim Hagedorn has emerged as the victor in the race to replace outgoing Congressman Tim Walz in southern Minnesota. “I appreciate the faith and confidence the people of southern Minnesota have shown in me, and I am honored to have the opportunity to represent them in ...

Man facing assault charge

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WELCOME — A Welcome man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Richard Raven Sundberg, 25, has been charged with assault in the third degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Oct. 15, a Sherburn/Welcome ...

Workshop vendor show set for Friday

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TRUMAN — The movie “Wonder” will be shown for free beginning 6 p.m. Friday at the Truman Elementary Auditorium. Children younger than sixth grade must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions will be available. n Santa’s Workshop vendor show will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at C & B ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Ashley B. Jordan, 35, of Winnebago; fined $125. Efrain J. Figueroa Jr., 40, of Milwaukee, Wis.; fined $145. Move over law violation-two lanes in same direction — Barbara A. Peterson, 77, of Sherburn; fined $135. Failure of driver ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Nov. 6 7:26 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 900 block of South Orient Street. 9:54 a.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 800 block of North Elm Street. 10:55 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of ...

Koons, Sanders win election

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FAIRMONT — Richard Koons of rural Welcome defeated incumbent Dan Schmidtke of rural Fairmont for the District 4 seat on the Martin County Commission on Tuesday. Koons won by a margin of 57-42 percent. Meanwhile, incumbent Diane Sanders defeated challenger Clark Berry for the job of county ...

Foster claims mayoral contest

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Mayor Debbie Foster won a full term on Tuesday, defeating challenger Jeff Weber by a margin of 70-30 percent. Foster was elected two years ago to fill out the remaining two years of Mayor Randy Quiring’s term. Quiring died while in office. Foster won a four-year term ...

Area voters choose new school boards

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FAIRMONT — Voters in the Fairmont Area School District chose three school board members on Tuesday. Incumbent Rufus Rodriguez and newcomers Martha Myren and Michael Edman claimed victories. John Gibeau also ran. Rodriguez received 3,159 votes; Myren, 3,015; Edman, 3,010; and Gibeau, ...

Gunther, Munson return to St. Paul

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FAIRMONT — State Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, won his 13th term in the Minnesota House of Representatives on Tuesday. Gunther defeated Heather Klassen, a Democrat from rural Butterfield, for the District 23A seat by a margin of 63-37 percent. Another Republican, Jeremy Munson of Lake ...

Faribault County voters make picks

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BLUE EARTH — Faribault County Commissioner Tom Loveall of rural Winnebago won re-election Tuesday night in District 4, downing challenger Dru Martin of rural Easton by a margin of 62-38 percent. Five other candidates — all incumbents — for Faribault County offices ran unopposed and won. ...

Veterans Day events coming up

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SHERBURN — Don’t forget the “Lunch and Learn” event going on today at the Senior Citizens Center in Sherburn. The presentation will begin 11 a.m., followed by a meal of scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, buns and pumpkin dessert. Prairie Rehabilitation Therapy Department will ...

Sherburn OKs seeking bids

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SHERBURN — Sherburn City Council this week received an update on the possible Temperance Lake Ridge expansion. Shannon Sweeney of David Drown Financial, financial adviser for the city, and Lisa Lange, director of Temperance Lake Ridge, were present. Sweeney said the Viewpoint Consulting ...

Welcome quits Frontier service

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WELCOME — Welcome City Council this week officially unsubscribed from Frontier internet service. The city clerk said the LTD Broadband is working well so far. In other business, Engineer Matt Cole of Bolton & Menk reported on the feasibility study for the proposed road improvement ...

Briefly

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Santa Claus coming to town FAIRMONT — Santa and Mrs. Claus, direct from the North Pole, will arrive at the Fairmont Municipal Airport via the North Pole Express around 4 p.m. Nov. 16. Everyone is invited to greet their arrival. Cameras are welcome. Later in the evening, Fairmont will ...

Martin Co. to weigh social host ordinance

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners have set a public hearing for 10 a.m. Dec. 18 on a proposed social host ordinance. The ordinance would hold individuals responsible for hosting or knowingly providing a place for underage drinking to occur. County Attorney Terry Viesselman made a ...

Faribault Co. works to sort out permit issue

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BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners on Tuesday had to try to figure out which is the responsible governmental unit in regard to a conditional use permit to build a swine confinement facility in Section 25 of Jo Daviess Township. Loria Rebuffoni, Planning and Zoning administrator, ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Adam J. Annis, 25, of Winnebago; fined $125. Courtney K. Johnson, 18, of Maysville, Iowa; fined $225. Unlawful deposit of garbage, litter or like — Sean A. Groe, 41, of Blue Earth; fined $185. Careless driving — Courtney K. Schams, 20, ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Nov. 5 12:46 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 600 block of Shoreacres Drive. 2:04 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 900 block of Victoria Street. 5:35 a.m. — Police received a report of trespassing in the 500 block of Home Street. 5:49 p.m. ...

Local educators name ‘Teacher of Year’

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Melissa “Missy” Aukes has been named the 2019 Teacher of the Year by Education Minnesota Fairmont. Aukes is a looping first-second grade teacher at Fairmont Elementary School. Aukes studied elementary education with a minor in English language arts at Minnesota State-Mankato. She is ...

Blue Earth planning street work

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth City Council on Monday took a major first step toward its 2019 street project. The council held a public hearing to explain the scope of the project to residents who will be affected. About 36 property owners were in attendance. City Engineer Wes Brown of Bolton ...