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Fall fun makes its arrival

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The First Kiss of fall is evident at Center Creek Orchard southeast of Fairmont. The family-friendly site opened for the season over the Labor Day weekend, and rolled out several new things, including the First Kiss apple, which is crisp, juicy and tart. “It’s a cross between a ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Eastlyn K. Carson, 51, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Eldon W. Olson, 77, of Trimont; Nathan M. Brown, 44, of Eagle Lake; Luther P. Hesterberg, 55, of Prior Lake; Caleb C. Jordan, 21, of Winnebago; Tylah B. Derby-Little, 20, of Sterling, Colo.; Sara O. ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, Sept. 2 2:35 a.m. — Trespassing was reported in the 300 block of West Margaret Street. 3:53 a.m. — Loud music was reported in the 1200 block of Hickory Street. Police were not able to locate a disturbance. 8:46 a.m. — A traffic hazard was reported in the 500 block ...

On Labor Day: Plenty of positives

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FAIRMONT — On this Labor Day, the news — it would seem — is good for labor. But not perfect. The numbers tell one story. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development reports that in June, Minnesota had an unemployment rate of just 3 percent. In Martin County, for ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Destiny R. Heckes, 20, of Belgrade; Henry D. Quattlebaum, 21, of Greenville, S.C.; Steven J. Wasmoen, 26, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; each fined $125. Zhenfei Song, 44, of Evanston, Ill.; fined $135. Brian C. Liwski, 36, of Rochester; fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Aug. 31 9:25 a.m. — An ordinance violation was reported in the 1600 block of North Park Street. Police issued a citation. 11:05 a.m. — Police assisted the ambulance in the 2600 block of South Albion Avenue. 1:32 p.m. — An animal complaint was reported in the 200 ...

Jake’s marking 50 years

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Fairmont’s iconic pizza place — Jake’s Pizza — will celebrate 50 years of business this fall. In a Sentinel article dated Oct. 3, 1968, the announcement was made that Jake’s would open, operated by 23-year-old Larry Jacobson whose parents, Ernie and Rosie Jacobson, were running a ...

School ready to get creative

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As the new school year is about to begin, administrators at Fairmont High School are excited for students to utilize a new “MakerSpace” area that will allow them to explore STEAM concepts. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. Principal Kim Niss ...

Jahnke benefit set for Sept. 8

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CEYLON — There will be a Fred C. Poppe family reunion beginning with a noon potluck meal Sunday at Mondale Park in Ceylon. Family members coming to the reunion are asked to bring a dish to pass and their own place settings. n Coffee hours continue in September from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Keegan W. O,Brien, 16, of Blue Earth; Joyce A. Ziemann, 17, of Fairmont; each fined $125. Desire A. Halla, 17, of Mankato; fined $145. Limited time parking zone violation — Chad W. Hastad, 44, of Sherburn; fined $47. Taillights ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Aug. 30 8:45 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 500 block of Tilden Street. 10:08 a.m. — Police received a report of shoplifting in the 500 block of South State Street. 10:39 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 400 block of East ...

School adds to focus on career training

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FAIRMONT — As part of Fairmont High School’s goal to grow its vocational program, an additional family and consumer science teacher has been added for the upcoming school year. Jeanne Garbers Walden will teach culinary classes, which include Food Prep 1 and Food Prep 2, and will be ...

Man facing felony counts

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FAIRMONT — A Sherburn man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Caleb Bradley Krusemark, 27, has been charged with two counts of issuing a dishonored check with a value of more than $500. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to ...

Seniors meet Tuesday

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WELCOME — Monday is the Labor Day holiday. Hope you have time to spend it in a fun way. n Coffee hours will be 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Welcome. Area residents are invited to join friends and neighbors for coffee and goodies each Tuesday morning in ...

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Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Garth E. Flygare, 39, of Charleston, Ill.; Jared M. Grubba, 40, of Delafield, Wis.; Marisa A. Holman, 32, of Apple Valley; Marek R. Jaskowski, 47, of Lockport, Ill.; Katherine A. Lapso, 27, of Brookfield, Ill.; each fined $125. Lorenzo D. ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Aug. 29 9:05 a.m. — Police assisted the fire department in the 400 block of East Tenth Street. 11:29 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 100 block of Forest Street. 11:32 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 1400 ...

Former youth pastor charged

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FAIRMONT — A Madelia man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Edgar Everado Sanchez, 32, has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. According to the ...

Truman Pride meets Tuesday

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TRUMAN — Happy 90th birthday to Bill Brummond. Join Bill and his family from 2-6 p.m. Saturday at the Truman Community Building for his birthday celebration. If you’re unable to attend, cards can be sent to Bill at 2119 200th Avenue, Truman, MN 56088. n Truman City Council will meet ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Gregory W. Fletcher, 63, of Chanhassen; Wayne K. Pederson, 56, of Waukesha, Wis.; Amit K. Agarwal, 36, of Las Vegas, Nev.; Jedediah L. Prater, 38, of Cuba, Ill.; Dennis M. Nyasende, 43, of Rosemount; Ann R. Randall, 68, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Aug. 28 3:29 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 500 block of North Elm Street. 8:31 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 500 block of Home Street. 8:34 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 1500 ...