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FAIRMONT Monday, March 4 5:34 a.m. — Police assisted the fire department in the 1100 block of Bixby Road. 6:42 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of Home Street. 9:42 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the first block of Downtown ...

Fairmont looks at street costs

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FAIRMONT — Everybody wants the streets fixed, but nobody wants to pay for it. This dilemma has plagues every municipal government so the Fairmont City Council began discussions at its work session on Monday to develop a plan that spreads the cost equitably among residents, potentially ...

Truman Council talks snow policy

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TRUMAN — The Truman City Council on Monday discussed snow policy and snow emergency. The city does not currently have a snow emergency ordinance. “The only thing that we currently have is an our city ordinance it says that people have to keep vehicles off the streets if it’s deemed as a ...

Three Sisters sale moves forward

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The sale of the Three Sisters buildings in downtown Blue Earth took another big step towards being completed. At a short, half-hour regular meeting last night, the Blue Earth City Council adopted Ordinance No. 19-04, which conveyed ownership of the three Main Street buildings from the city to ...

Mock Trial team competes at state

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This is the first year in several decades that Fairmont High School has had a Mock Trial team, yet the team made it to the state competition this year. The competition took place Thursday and Friday in Duluth at the St. Louis County Courthouse. The team is coached by two local attorneys, ...

Police

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FAIRMONT Friday, March 1 12:59 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 900 block of Shoreacres Drive. 8:45 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the Winnebago Avenue area. 9:26 a.m. — Police assisred an ambulance in the 200 block of East 11th ...

Great Plains ready to grow

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FAIRMONT — Work on a 12,000-square foot addition at 923 N. State Street in Fairmont is scheduled to begin this month to make room for the continued growth and expansion of Great Plains Transportation Services. The business has been in the local news for a couple of months as Martin County, ...

Sheplee settles in as assessor

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FAIRMONT — County Assessor Mike Sheplee has been on the job for a couple of months now. He is pleased to be serving in the role after working as deputy assessor for many years. Sheplee took the job following the retirement of Dan Whitman. Sheplee discussed his background and the ...

Red Rock featuring art of father, daughter

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Vicki Swanson and her father-in-law, Don Swanson of Sherburn, are the featured artists for the month at Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont. Although they do not partner on projects, they do share a medium: wood. Vicki creates intricate, customized pyrography, or wood burnings. Don is ...

Need for blood donors critical

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CEYLON — Several Red Cross blood drives have had to cancel and the need for blood is critical. There is a blood drive scheduled noon to 6 p.m. Monday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Welcome. To make an appointment or for more information, call (800) 733-2767), go online at ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Eric L. Becker, 17, of Blue Earth; fined $225. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Leslie E. Braun, 68, of Swea City, Iowa; fined $110. Non-emergency stop on highway — Casi L. Fuchs, 34, of Trimont; fined $125. Failure ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Feb. 28 3:43 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 300 block of South Dewey Street. 4:12 a.m. — Police received a report of a noise complaint in Downtown Plaza. 7:16 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the Woodland Avenue area. 8:21 a.m. — ...

Man facing multiple felonies

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing multiple felony charges in Martin County. Shawn Phillip Gaston, 28, has been charged with possession of stolen property, drug possession in the fifth degree and theft. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. ...

Welcome will host blood drive

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WELCOME — Welcome area senior citizens invite all area seniors to come to their monthly noon potluck meal Monday at the Welcome Legion, with fun and fellowship after the meal. n A Red Cross blood drive will be held noon to 6 p.m. Monday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Feb. 27 5:56 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 600 block of Summit Drive. 8:33 a.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 1300 block of North State Street. An arrest was made. 8:51 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the ...

Rec center backers: Patience

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FAIRMONT — A community center in Fairmont is not a new idea. Over the past several decades, numerous attempts have been made to build such a facility, but none has progressed as far as the current endeavor. But with the each step of progress, supporters say misinformation in the public ...

Classes aim for consistent fitness

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Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont is offering a range of fitness classes to all residents, including those in independent living, assisted living and the nursing home. The classes are led by Shawn Jensen, who is employed through Aegis Therapies. Jensen began the full-time ...

Coaches camp slated

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TRUMAN — The Heartland Senior Living spaghetti feed fundraiser originally planned for Friday will now be held 5-7 p.m. March 21 at Heartland Senior Living in Truman. The menu is all-you-can-eat spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread and bars. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for ...

MCW eyes snow days plan

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SHERBURN — The Martin County West school district is weighing options to make up snow days. School board members tackled the topic at their meeting this week. So far, students have missed eight days. There also have been five late starts and two early dismissals. Teachers have made up ...

We Banjo 3 coming to town

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FAIRMONT — We Banjo 3 will perform March 9 at the Fairmont Opera House. The group takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. for a performance that is open to all ages. Tickets range in price from $5 to $20. For more information visit fairmontoperahouse.org or call (507) 238-4900. On its “Roots To ...