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GHEC board hears update

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GRANADA — The Granada-Huntley-East Chain School Board on Thursday received an update from special education coordinator Cheryl Hamp, who works for Southern Plains Education Cooperative. Southern Plains provides support services to the school districts, depending on what each school needs. ...

Meal will aid summer fest

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WELCOME — There will be a cribbage tournament 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the Ceylon Legends/Legion building. Cribbage play will be held next Saturday in Welcome. Join friends and neighbors for a fun afternoon. n Legion and Sons of the Legion in Welcome will meet 7:30 p.m. Monday at the ...

Blue Earth man, 26, facing felony charge

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FAIRMONT — A Blue Earth man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Dustin Michael Feltman, 26, has been charged with a felony Domestic Abuse No Contact Order violation, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Nov. ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Alex G. Cyert, 24, of Winona; James R. Kelley, 45, of Greenfield, Ohio; Andriy Krayniy, 24, of Elmwood Park, Ill.; Steve A. Seykora, 33, of Blooming Prairie; each fined $125. Ubah A. Siyad, 21, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; fined $145. Failure to ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Jan. 9 9:23 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 500 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. A written warning was issued. 12:52 p.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 600 block of South Park Street. A verbal warning ...

Presentation staying until 2021

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FAIRMONT — Presentation College is maintaining its presence in Fairmont but only through May 2021. Diane Duin, vice president for academics at the college, was in Fairmont in late November to meet with Fairmont city administrator Mike Humpal. It was decided then that the college would renew ...

Development group: It has funds to loan

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FAIRMONT — The start of a new year inspires hope for improvement and growth, and maybe a new venture like expanding or establishing a business. You need money to accomplish that goal, though, and the Fairmont Economic Development Authority can help. “We can fill the financing gap,” ...

Ceylon eyeing options for old city hall

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CEYLON — Ceylon City Council this week discussed the fate of the former City Hall building, which houses the museum. An engineer’s report suggests that work to stabilize the building would cost about $114,000. The building is more than 100 years old and in some disrepair. The council ...

‘Bear hunt’ coming up

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TRUMAN — Truman Public Library has a winter reading program for adults that is running until Feb. 28. Complete the program by earning BINGO on your card. Prizes can be earned. This is a free and fun way to take the winter blues away. n Come join the Truman Area Community Band that is ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Greta A. Lintelman, 67, of Fairmont; Michael D. Hup, 27, of Saginaw, Mich.; Adan Bueno, 47, of Rockford, Ill.; Dawn M. Rademaker, 48, of Blue Earth; Lori J. Wegehaupt, 55, of Dimock, S.D.; Hailey J. Meyer, 18, of Faribault; Bruce A. Kirkpatrick, 66, ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Jan. 8 2:30 a.m. — Police received a noise complaint in the 700 block of East Fourth Street. 4:17 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 600 block of Burton Lane. 2:19 p.m. — Police received a report of bad checks written in the 200 block of ...

Welcome plans major upgrades

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WELCOME — About 25 residents attended the Welcome City Council meeting this week to hear about and discuss street and utility improvement project plans. Bolton & Menk engineers Travis Winter and Matt Cole explained that the hearing was the first of two required by state law as it ...

County OKs tax break for Great Plains

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FAIRMONT — In their first meeting of the new year, Martin County commissioners unanimously approved a 10-year tax abatement for Great Plains Transportation on Tuesday. The business, located at the Arthur Andrews building on North State Street in Fairmont, is looking at an expansion of ...

School earns $152,000 rebate

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area Schools has received a rebate check for $152,000 following a lighting replacement project. A representative from Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency presented the check during the Fairmont School Board meeting Tuesday. Jeff DeWar of DeWar Electric, the local ...

Faribault County parks see attendance rise

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BLUE EARTH — People are apparently taking notice of improvements made to two Faribault County parks, and there may be more enhancements on the way. “Our 2018 receipts in both parks were higher than our 2017 receipts,” Mark Daly, the county engineer, explained to Faribault County ...

‘Baby and Me’ class set

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SHERBURN — The monthly steak and shrimp fry will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sherburn American Legion. They will serve steak, shrimp, pork chop or a combo meal, along with a baked potato, garlic toast and salad bar. Everyone is welcome. n Early Childhood Family Education ...

Sherburn eyes public projects

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SHERBURN — Sherburn officials this week discussed several public works projects. They note that the Sherburn TV building is cleaned out and ready for sale, while street signs and lights have been replaced along Highway 4. In another matter, Temperance Lake Ridge plans were discussed. ...

‘Ordinarius’ heads for Opera House stage

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FAIRMONT — The music of Brazil will be on display Sunday at the Fairmont Opera House. The vocal sextet Ordinarius will take the stage at 3 p.m. Ordinarius offers a varied repertoire, with the voice as its primary instrument. The group’s original and exclusive arrangements are the work ...

Danny Hartung

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Danny Hartung FAIRMONT — Services for Danny Hartung, 59, of Fairmont, will be 3 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery, Fairmont. Hartung died Monday afternoon, Jan. 7, 2019, at his home in Fairmont. Visitation will be one hour ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Darin L. Peterson, 44, of Newark, Del.; Carla E. Leyva, 18, of Blue Earth; each fined $125. Failure of driver to stop for stop sign — Thomas A. Sandwick, 25, of Easton; fined $135. Dennis C. Lobue, 30, of Minneapolis was convicted of ...