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Diane Jorgenson of Ledyard, Iowa, second from right, is seen with host Steve Harvey, center, and members of her family on the set of “Family Feud,” the popular TV game show. Jorgensen has made several appearances on different game shows, saying life’s too short not to go for the opportunity.

It’s all fun, games for Ledyard woman

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Diane Jorgenson always enjoyed watching game shows in her spare time. When she had the opportunity to take the stage herself, she won not only prize money but a new outlook on life. Her journey began when she heard about a casting call to be on “Deal or No Deal.” “I thought, why ...

Event to help Welcome family

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WELCOME — Life can change in an instant, and Welcome residents Bradley (BJ) Arnold and Darla Price understand that all too well after having lost their home to a fire. On Nov. 10, their world was shattered as flames engulfed the house, even claiming the life of their family dog. However, ...

Man facing drug charge

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FAIRMONT — A 34-year-old man, listed as homeless, is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Abel Dujuan Chaparro has been charged with drug possession in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the report: On Dec. 22, ...

‘Slime’ science class scheduled

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TRUMAN — St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold an Epiphany service at 7 p.m. Saturday. n STEP, Inc. would still like any of your Christmas lights that no longer work or that you want to discard. You can drop the lights off at the Truman Public Utilities office. For more ...

Welcome seeks park board help

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WELCOME — Welcome City Council is looking for a resident to be on the park board. The council discussed the opening this week at its meeting. Those interested in serving on the board may contact any council member. The council also discussed the wording on the sale bill for the property ...

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Sex offender living in rural Truman TRUMAN — The Martin County Sheriff’s Office says level 3 sex offender Gerald Bryan Becker has completed a change of information form, registering his new primary address near 220th Street and 140th Avenue in rural Truman, moving from homeless status in ...

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FAIRMONT Tuesday, Jan. 2 12:26 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle at the intersection of First Street and Downtown Plaza. 9:42 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1600 block of North Park Street. A verbal warning was issued. 2:04 p.m. — Police ...

Blue Earth weighing sales tax

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BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth City Council on Monday discussed creating a sales tax for the city. The proposed tax is for 25 years at a 0.5 percent rate. According to City Administrator Tim Ibisch, the sales tax would generate $165,000 annually, based on last year’s sales figures. ...

Faribault Co. names attorney

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BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners on Tuesday filled the vacant county attorney position. The position opened when Troy Timmerman was appointed the new judge for Faribault County District Court, following the retirement of longtime judge Douglas Richards. Applicants for the ...

Engineer: Too cold for salt

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from County Engineer Kevin Peyman, who provided a highway department update, primarily involving work conditions due to recent snowfall, as well as keeping the roads safe in Northrop for emergency workers. “We did have to work some ...

Truman council hears reports

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TRUMAN — The Truman City Council on Monday heard quarterly reports from department heads, including Truman Fire Chief Dave Bentz, who spoke about events surrounding the Northrop fire that took place over the weekend. “I was really impressed with everyone’s attitude,” he said. ...

Lunch, learn event today

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SHERBURN — A “Lunch and Learn” event sponsored by CREST will be held 11 a.m. today at the Sherburn Senior Citizens Center. The topic this month is “Behind the Scenes of Super Bowl 52.” They will provide a lunch consisting of pork sliders, tailgate side dishes and dessert. These ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Karen L. Conrad, 53, of Minnetonka; fined $125. Eugene R. Lorenz, 72, of Gig Harbor, Wash.; fined $285. Traffic violation-following vehicle more closely than reasonable and prudent — Daniel Juarez, 18, of Blue Earth; fined $50. No blaze ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Jan. 1 6:43 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 600 block of Summit Drive. 9:52 a.m. — A suspicious person was reported along Blue Earth Avenue. 3:11 p.m. — Police assisted the fire department in the 900 block of East Fourth Street. 11:47 p.m. — Police ...

B. URBAN vs. S. GREEN – SUMMONS

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PUBLIC NOTICE Official Publication (Published Jan. 3,10 & 17, 2018 in the Sentinel) STATE OF MINNESOTA BLUE EARTH COUNTY DISTRICT COURT FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT File #07-FA-17-3984 Brian Matthew Urban VS. Sarah Marie Green SUMMONS FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO ...

Libraries plan for busy 2018

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FAIRMONT — The new year is upon us, and area libraries have plans to get the community involved in 2018. Blue Earth Community Library director Eva Gaydon said the library has programming all year long. Coming up is a partnership with Blue Earth Area Schools, the Muir Library in Winnebago ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jeanette I. Keifert, 66, of Little Canada; William R. Hecht, 33, of Fairmont; Colton J. Hilgendorf, 23, of Welcome; Alicia A. Mason, 45, of Welcome; Udit B. Bhatnagar, 29, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Andrew W. Hedman, 29, of New Berlin, Wis.; Hunter W. ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Dec. 29 4:58 a.m. — Police assisted the fire department in the 100 block of North Bridgeman Street in Northdrop. 10:59 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of Home Street. 11:41 a.m. — Police received a report of property damage in the 1200 ...

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Northrop elevator burns

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A fire broke out about 5 a.m. Friday at the grain elevator in Northrop. No injuries were reported. The area near the elevator was evacuated as a precaution to keep nearby residents safe. Nearly 30 different fire, ambulance and police crews responded to the emergency. The fire came one day ...

Gary and Anne Reutzel

Family faces cancer with hope

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Cancer. There may not be a more feared and hated word in the modern world. Forever changing lives, the disease destroys otherwise happy homes and causes untold hardships. Sadly, Fairmont resident Gary Reutzel and his family are among the latest to understand cancer from personal experience. ...