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FAIRMONT Monday, Sept. 10 6:22 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 400 block of North Orient Street. 11:08 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to property in the 1500 block of Albion Avenue. 2:27 p.m. — Police received a report of ...

‘Cider Fest’ set for Saturday

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Timberlake Orchard, located at 176 200th Ave. in rural Fairmont, will host its first Cider Fest on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Timberlake has been open since 1989. It is currently owed by Al and Josh Zeitz and Brian Kudlo, who purchased it from the previous owners about four seasons ...

Woodland closed on Halloween

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FAIRMONT — Woodland Avenue in Fairmont again will be closed to vehicular traffic on Halloween. On Monday, the City Council voted unanimously to block cars from driving down Woodland Avenue from Albion Avenue to Lake Park Boulevard from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. This continues a practice ...

Blue Earth Area adds teacher

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BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area School Board voted Monday to add a fourth first-grade teacher, due to a climb in enrollment. When the projections were made last summer, the school was looking at having three sections of 24 students each for first grade. But on Aug. 13, a new projection ...

Man charged with sex crime

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Luke Sigor Thompson, 38, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Aug. 29, a Fairmont ...

Police seek help after ATM theft

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BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who stole an ATM machine from the lobby at First Bank of Blue Earth early Friday morning. According to police: At 4:12 a.m. Friday, a male suspect entered the ATM lobby at the bank in ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Traci M. Hiemstra, 33, of Sioux Center, Iowa; Giorgi Chighladze, 40, of Ames, Iowa; Aaron C. Gosser, 41, of Troy, Ohio; Steven M. Gresch, 60, of Mankato; Constance M. Kissick, 30, of Bloomington; Luis A. Mendoza, 19, of Gaylord; Sara J. Shreve, 38, ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, Sept. 9 12:56 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of Home Street. 11:54 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 200 block of west Third Street. 12:29 p.m. — Police received a report of loud music in the 900 block of North Main Street. A ...

Guild to put on Fiber Arts Festival

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FAIRMONT — The Prairie Star Quilt Guild will be putting on a Fiber Arts Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, at the Fairmont Evangelical Covenant Church. The Prairie Star Quilt Guild puts on a large quilt show every other year and in the off year they’ve done a style show. This year ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Sept. 7 8:55 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1100 block of 170th street in rural Welcome. 10:17 a.m. — Police received a report of narcotics in the 1200 block of Torgerson Drive. 11:03 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious ...

Schools’ results mixed

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FAIRMONT — The state Department of Education recently released its Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments. While there was little improvement statewide in math and reading, several area schools have seen progress. When the No Child Left Behind act was put into place in 2001, every public ...

Kayak kiosk sees success

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FAIRMONT — In spite of a delayed launch date and lots of rainy weather, the debut season for kayak and paddleboard rentals in Fairmont was successful. “We’re pleased with the results even though we started a month later than we planned,” said Mike Katzenmeyer, president of the ...

Church marking 150 years in Fairmont

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On Sept. 22-23, First Congregational United Church of Christ will celebrate quite the milestone. As an organization, the church will mark 150 years in Fairmont, and there are several activities planned to commemorate the event. The current pastor, Cory Germain, shared what will be ...

Jahnke event slated today

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CEYLON — There will be a pork patty benefit for Rod Jahnke from 3-7 p.m. today at Legends 2 Bar and Grill in Ceylon. The cost is a donation. There will also be a silent auction. Rod needed surgery to re-attach his hamstring to his hip and to repair his knee after an injury. Rod has ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Michael P. Hoppe, 27, of Delavan; Rodney D. Slinde, 71, of Stoughton, Wis.; Suzannah C. Bayles, 41, of Salem, Utah; Steven N. Bowers, 53, of Blue Earth; Brittany P. Garcia, 23, of Wells; Jared P. Kerr, 36, of Arnolds Park, Iowa; April L. Ullmann, ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Sept. 5 12:17 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1200 block of North North Avenue. 11:37 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 1100 block of North Elm Street. 12:42 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 2200 block of Albion ...

Red Rock offers concert series

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Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont is getting ready to kick off its 2018-2019 concert series. The first show will be 7 p.m. Sept. 15, with a performance by David Malmberg, who will offer audiences a mix of comedy, storytelling, voice-tossing and music. “It will be a family-friendly ...

Man facing felony counts

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FAIRMONT — An Arlington Heights, Ill., man is facing multiple felony charges in Martin County. Brenton Phillip Maday, 31, is charged with three counts of drug possession in the fifth degree, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to ...

Trump issues disaster declaration

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ST. PAUL (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for parts of Minnesota hit by severe storms and flooding from June 15 to July 11. The area includes Faribault and Martin counties. The declaration had been requested by Gov. Mark Dayton. It makes funding available ...

Coffee hours slated Tuesday

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WELCOME — Congratulations to Bruce and Deb Whitehead of rural Welcome who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Truman Church of Christ in Truman. Their anniversary was August 24. Cards will reach them at 1550 110th Ave., Welcome, MN 56181. Wishes for many ...