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Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome: Local girl stays positive

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Jason Sorensen FAIRMONT — We may not ever understand all the trials and struggles of life, but when they come we would do well to reflect on our children and how they react to such circumstances. Essence Leach, a third grader at Trimont Elementary, has managed to keep an upbeat attitude and ...

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FAIRMONT Friday, Jan. 25 8:56 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 400 block of East Third Street. A written warning was issued. 9:01 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 300 block of North Hampton Street. A written warning was ...

Agency fines area firms

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FAIRMONT — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says it recently fined two ag-related businesses in Fairmont for air quality violations. In both cases, the businesses undertook corrective actions and subsequently passed follow-up testing, according to the Pollution Control Agency. CHS, ...

MLHS offers English course

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NORTHROP — An English as Second Language course for Spanish-speaking adults is being offered at Martin Luther High School in Northrop. The 10-week course will be taught Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. beginning Feb. 7. The classes are being taught by Veronica Balderas, Martin Luther’s ...

Blood drive set for Feb. 7

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CEYLON — Condolences to the families of two long-time Ceylon area residents who passed away last week. Robert “Bob” Champine was very involved in the community and the Ceylon Legion. He will be missed. Irene Stade was involved in the area near Dunnell and rural Ceylon. She too will ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jin S. Kim, 50, of New Brighton; Jacqueline K. Frederickson, 40, of New Ulm; Owen B. Naumann, 16, of Elmore; each fined $125. Destiny R. Heckes, 20, of Atwater; fined $135. Abdulwahab A. Makki, 20, of Arlington, Texas; Jackson R. Smith, 21, ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Jan. 24 1:38 a.m. — Police received a report of shoplifting in the 400 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. 2:32 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of North Park Street. 8:44 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance ...

Man allegedly fled from police

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Daniel James Geldart, 32, is charged with fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, which carries a maximum penalty of three years and one day in prison and a $5,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Jan. 13, a ...

School regains its own lunchroom

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Students at St. James Lutheran School in Northrop have about the same classes and schedules as other students in the area. They have time set aside for math, English, science and P.E. They start and end their day at about the same time as students at other schools. However, for more than ...

Pancake feed set for Feb. 3

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WELCOME — Condolences to the family of Kathy Allen, formerly of the Truman/Waverly area. n Upcoming events include: o A pancake feed sponsored by the Welcome Fire Department Relief Association will be held 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 3 at the Welcome Legion. The menu will include pancakes, ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Nicole M. McCarthick, 33, of Fairmont; fined $125. Janet H. Zweber, 59, of Apple Valley; fined $145. Heidi A. Luhmann, 38, of Fairmont; Justina Ortiz, 57, of Oxford, Mass.; each fined $225. Display expired registration — Lisa A. Noren ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Jan. 23 12:17 a.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of East Fifth Street. 9:15 a.m. — Police received a report of a theft in the 2000 block of Albion Avenue. 10:36 a.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in ...

Ice fishing event set for Saturday

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FAIRMONT — While the recent drop in temperature after a few weeks of warm weather may be discouraging to some, others look forward to the outdoor activities that only winter can accommodate. On Saturday, the Fairmont Lakes Foundation will hold its annual ice fishing tournament. Justin ...

Fire chief updates council

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TRUMAN — Truman City Council this week heard a quarterly report from Fire Chief Dave Bentz. “It’s been pretty quiet to start the year compared to a year ago; we were kind of busy, but that’s the way it goes,” he said. Bentz spoke a little about the new Post 1905 explorer program ...

Post-prom fundraiser set

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TRUMAN — Order your submarine sandwich to support the after-prom party fundraiser by Feb. 1. These sandwiches are made with a 10- to 12-inch poor boy bun, sliced ham, turkey, American and Swiss cheese. They are made without mayo or lettuce, so they freeze well. You can place your order ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Jan. 22 12:36 p.m. — Police received a report of trespassing in the 2100 block of North State Street. 1:40 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1000 block of Sioux Avenue. 10:43 p.m. — Police received a report of loud music in the 600 block of Burton Lane. ...

Warning sirens get new name

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from Emergency Management Coordinator Abigail Nesbit, who presented a proposal to change wording regarding the county’s warning sirens. Previously known as tornado sirens, they will now be referred to as outdoor warning sirens. The ...

Faribault Co. denies permit for hog facility

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BLUE EARTH — After months of meetings, the question of whether Faribault County would issue a conditional use permit for a proposed swine facility has been answered. By a 4-1 margin on Tuesday, county commissioners voted to accept the findings of the Planning Commission and deny the ...

Brown weighs in on weather

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FAIRMONT — Superintendent Joe Brown explained to the school board on Tuesday how he goes about deciding school delays and closures because of the weather. “Our No. 1 priority as a school district is to make sure that our students our safe and that our staff is safe,” he said. Brown ...

Blue Earth plans street resurfacing

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BLUE EARTH — The West Industrial Park in Blue Earth will receive new street surfacing this summer, according to information presented at Tuesday’s Blue Earth City Council meeting. All three streets that comprise the area of the industrial park located along Highway 16 just west of Blue ...