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Chamber touts policy goals

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FAIRMONT — A Minnesota Chamber of Commerce representative dropped by Fairmont on Monday as part of the Chamber’s 2018 statewide policy tour. In attendance were local Chamber of Commerce members, government officials, business owners and members of the community. Bentley Graves, director ...

Punishments spark outcry at B.E. Area

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BLUE EARTH — At the Blue Earth Area School Board meeting Monday, many parents, students and community members spoke in protest of the district’s disciplinary actions against four football players involved in an alleged assault. In October, the four players — Wyatt Tungland, Dalton ...

City to address snow removal

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council on Monday allowed some time for council updates and staff information. Council member Ruth Cyphers sought input concerning the issue of snow removal by the city. Some residents have recently voiced disapproval of the city’s handling of the ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Todd B. Jensen, 55, of Hastings; Dylan P. Perron Spear, 26, of Joplin, Mo.; Emily R. Spiegeler, 28, of Edina; each fined $125. Nichol L. Beckstrand, 43, of Corcoran; fined $145. James M. Shumski, 59, of Blue Earth; fined $385. Display expired ...

Police

Police

TRUMAN Sunday, Dec. 10 9:33 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 200 block of North First Avenue West. FAIRMONT Sunday, Dec. 10 12:15 a.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Blue Earth Avenue. An arrest was made. 12:45 p.m. — Police ...

R. CEGELSKE – PROBATE

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE Official Publication (Published Jan. 9 & 16, 2018 in the Sentinel) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF MARTIN FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 46-PR-18-3 Estate of Rosemary Cegelske, Decedent NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ...

 Schools look to fill language gap

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FAIRMONT — With a current total of 61 students at the Fairmont Elementary School being serviced by its one ELL (English Language Learner) teacher, the school is in need of additional teachers to service the needs of the students. With the changing demographic and families moving into the area ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Jan. 5 1:57 a.m. — Police received a report of a noise complaint in the 1300 block of Victoria Street. 9:26 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1100 block of Chestnut Street. 12:46 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the city of ...

M. ARMBRUST – PROBATE

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE Official Publication (Published Jan. 8 & 15, 2018 in the Sentinel) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF MARTIN DISTRICT COURT FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 46-PR-18-12 In Re: Estate of Muriel Armbrust, Decedent. NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND ...

Task force to tackle housing crisis

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FAIRMONT — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton recently announced the establishment of a Governor’s Task Force on Housing. Dayton called housing a “persistent crisis” for Minnesota families, and said wages for lower- and middle-income people have remained stagnant while rental rates have gone ...

Mall owner clarifies situation

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FAIRMONT — More information is emerging about the future of the Savewize store at Five Lakes Centre in Fairmont. Carrying an inventory of family clothing, housewares and furniture, Savewize opened Oct. 1, taking over the mall location of the JCPenney store after it closed in June. Savewize ...

B.E. Area eyes maintenance needs

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BLUE EARTH — Building and grounds supervisor Al Gieser on Friday offered an update on the facilities maintenance plan at Blue Earth Area Schools. Gieser discussed current projects, such as the roof project and the kitchen renovation project at the middle school. Additional projects to be ...

Card Club set to meet Friday

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CEYLON — Ceylon City Council will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. All members are urged to attend. There’s a time for public comment at the beginning of each meeting. If anyone needs to be on the regular agenda, please contact the city clerk prior to the meeting. n Ceylon Legion ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jonathan V. Taylor, 18, of Bellwood, Ill.; Sean R. Kiley, 23, of Hempstead, N.Y.; James P. Ricard, 70, of Winnebago; Briana E. Soucy, 26, of Lakewood, Wash.; Katherine Killingsworth Parker, 48, of Welcome; each fined $125. Carson K. Moore, 28, of ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Jan. 4 2:02 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1600 block of Knollwood Drive. 4:32 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1000 block of Pheasant Avenue. 11:42 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 800 block of South ...

SHUT DOWN — Signs announcing a closure for inventory have been displayed at the entries to the Savewize store in Fairmont.

Savewize on its way out

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FAIRMONT — About 1 p.m. Wednesday, the entire staff at Savewize in Fairmont exited the store. Shortly after, signs stating that the store was closed for inventory appeared on the business’ entry doors at Five Lakes Centre, but there has been no visible activity at the location. Although ...

GIVEN FREELY — Seen are some of the many donations made by individuals and businesses from around the area to help firefighters in Northrop as they worked to contain the blaze at the grain elevator in Northrop over New Year’s weekend. (Photo courtesy Minnesota Lake Fire Chief Jack Volz)

Heroes got a helping hand

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Forget the comic books and movies. Real-life heroes can be seen around us, if we only stop and look. The grain elevator fire in Northrop over the New Year’s weekend will not be easily forgotten. Emergency workers were out in force, coming from all over southern Minnesota to help contain the ...

Opera House, theatre group joining forces

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FAIRMONT — This year will mark Fairmont Civic Summer Theatre’s 52nd year of existence. Several venues, such as the high school and the fairgrounds, have been home to CST productions, but more than half have been staged at the Opera House. “Everybody has assumed that Civic Summer Theatre ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jaden A. Frank, 17, of Hollandale; Ginger M. Streiff, 38, of Alpha; Timothy C. Krengel, 50, of Good Thunder; Myron J. Stauffer, 31, of Bricelyn; Dale L. Carter, 65, of Las Vegas, Nev.; Jason T. Kristbaum, 37, of Waukesha, Wis.; each fined ...

Police

Police

SHERBURN/ WELCOME Wednesday, Jan. 3 2:27 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 300 block of South Dugan Street in Welcome. FAIRMONT Wednesday, Jan. 3 7:19 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 100 block of Water Street. 9:09 a.m. to 10:12 a.m. — Police received ...