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Truman Days parade seeking help

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TRUMAN — Truman Days Parade Committee is still in need of donations for this year’s parade. Your donation can be sent to Melody Leimer, 402 Ciro St., Truman, MN 56088. Because of donations, Truman has been able to put on a nice parade that is enjoyed by many in the area. No one has ...

‘Food is Fun’ event slated

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SHERBURN — Hope everyone had a safe and fun Fourth of July. n Martin County West Schools reminds everyone that the office at the junior/senior high school is open this summer from 7:30-11:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Report cards that have not yet been picked up are now at the MCW Central ...

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Mayo to host diversity program MANKATO — On July 12, Mayo Clinic Health System will host “Taking Adversity Out of Diversity,” a program to discover more effective ways to connect with colleagues, neighbors and the community at the Verizon Center in downtown Mankato. Hors d’oeuvres ...

Welcome weighs quonset work

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WELCOME — Jeff Schutz of Mobile Washer in Alexandria reported to the Welcome City Council this week on the cleaning and decontamination of the park quonset damaged in a fire. His firm will wash the interior walls, ceiling and floors with a hot foam high-pressure washer and then conduct a ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Nanthida K. Kao, 39, of Savage; Brendan B. McNellis, 52, of Elmore; Erica D. Schipmann, 29, of Saint George, S.C.; Keith R. White, 67, of Naperville, Ill.; Shannon K. Owens, 44, of Berwyn, Ill.; Laura C. Yungbauer, 30, of Woodbury; each fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, July 2 1:17 a.m. — Police received a report of harassment in the first block of Downtown Plaza. 1:33 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 100 block of East First Street. A verbal warning was issued. 7:48 a.m. — Police received a report of a ...

‘3 sisters’ planning continues

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth City Council on Monday passed an ordinance that paves the way for the sale of the “three sisters” buildings downtown to the non-profit group Rural Renaissance Project. But, any final sale could still be several months away. Any sale of property by the city ...

Truman eyeing flooding fix

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TRUMAN — A group of concerned community members asked the Truman City Council on Monday to do something about storm water runoff, especially on West Fifth Street North and North Third Avenue East. Several months ago, the council had engineering firm Bolton & Menk draft plans to ...

Woman facing burglary charge

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FAIRMONT — A Wells woman is facing felony charges in Martin County. Sarah Marie Curry, 35, has been charged with burglary in the second degree, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. She also has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, which carries a ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, July 1 12:52 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 600 block of North Orient Street. 2:01 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 200 block of Downtown Plaza. 3:34 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1900 block ...

Habitat for Humanity: Man rides to help family

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When Eric B. Johnson of Fairmont finishes the Habitat 500 bike tour this month, he will have pedaled a total of 5,000 miles raising money for the Faribault and Martin Counties Habitat for Humanity through pledges and donations. “I’ve noticed it’s getting harder. I’m in my early 60s so ...

House to be ready by holidays

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FAIRMONT — The house at 313 N. Orient St. in Fairmont looks like it has seen better days, as evidenced by its board-covered windows, but Habitat for Humanity of Faribault and Martin Counties already has made tremendous strides in refurbishing the structure to be a home for Ashley Arcos and ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, June 29 12:20 a.m. — A suspicious vehicle was reported from the 1500 block of Albion Avenue. 10:22 a.m. — A civil matter was reported from the 1500 block of Albion Avenue. 10:31 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported on Downtown Plaza. 11:05 a.m. — A civil ...

Student bringing up emus

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Andrew Moeller will be a senior this fall at Fairmont High School. The 17-year-old is the FFA chapter president, and this past year he was awarded the Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award in poultry production. At Moeller’s family’s farm, you’ll find a variety of different birds, ...

Law aims to better serve vets

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FAIRMONT — A little over three weeks ago, President Trump signed the VA Mission Act, also known as The Choice Act, into law. Meant to expand veterans’ access to private health care, as well as fix other issues, the law will affect veterans nationwide. Martin County Veteran Services ...

Kids summer events slated

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CEYLON — Coffee hours for the month of July resume beginning Tuesday. They will get together from 8:30-10 a.m. every Tuesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ceylon. The public is invited for coffee, goodies and fellowship. n Ceylon-area children have things to do this summer. Operation ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Brenda A. Clow, 63, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Jedidiah D. Fowler, 16, of Truman; Daniel T. McCabe, 41, of Mayer; Jacqueline K. Jenkins, 64, of Granada; Ryan D. Manzke, 34, of Dubuque, Iowa; each fined $125. Limited time parking zone violation — ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, June 28 12:34 a.m. — A parking complaint was reported in the 1400 block of Albion Avenue. Police issued a verbal warning. 12:49 a.m. — Suspicious circumstances were reported in the 1400 block of South Prairie Avenue. Police were not able to identify a ...

Band bound for parades in California

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Fairmont High School’s marching band is gearing up to embark on a 10-day trip to San Diego and Los Angeles. More than 100 students, 12 adult chaperones and band director Kate Kallenbach will make the trip, which will last July 2-11. This week, those who are going on the trip have had ...

Dareld’s closing up shop

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Change inevitably happens, but it can resurrect pleasant memories and give birth to new experiences. Such is the result for Dareld and Lynn Koopman, owners of Dareld’s Appliance in Fairmont. The store, a fixture in Fairmont for 47 years, will be closing due to their decision to ...