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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Trevon Austin D. Cox, 24, of North Mankato; Denise M. Naccarato, 49, of (incomplete address); William K. Batcher, 67, of Lilydale; Macey S. Johnson, 24, of Freeborn; Karen D. Thomas, 31, of Southampton, N.J.; each fined $125. Nathan J. Rieser, ...

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FAIRMONT Sunday, April 7 12:09 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 900 block of Albion Avenue. 12:41 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 400 block of North Orient Street. 12:52 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 300 block of ...

Red Rock offers free entertainment

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FAIRMONT— The noon lunch hour can be boring, but it doesn’t have to be. The Red Rock Center for the Arts offers free entertainment from noon to 1p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. Community members are welcomed to bring in a bagged lunch, sit in the Red Rock Center and enjoy musical ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Lowell V. Abelson, 51, of Fairmont; fined $125. Angellica L. Brooks, 43, of Vancouver, Wash.; fined $135. Ashley Jo Torres, 23, of Ceylon; fined $145. Vehicle load not secured properly-leaking, dropping, blowing on road — Mohd T. M. Awwad, ...

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FAIRMONT Friday, April 5 8:23 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. 11:49 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1200 block of Spruce Street. 1:08 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 400 block of South State ...

Fairmont couple gives up chinchillas after 56 years

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Dan and Ann Harris, long-time Fairmont residents, have been breeding, raising and caring for chinchillas on their farm since 1963. The couple recently parted with the last of their chinchillas after 56 years. Chinchillas are native to the Andes Mountains of South America. They are nocturnal ...

Public can help spot severe weather

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FAIRMONT — After an eventful 2018 and early 2019 in terms of weather, people across Martin County are hoping for a calm and mild summer. While we can only take the weather as it comes, it does help to be prepared. In just two weeks, Martin County will host a Skywarn training class for the ...

Mayo taking aim at dry eye

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FAIRMONT — We use our eyes every moment we are awake. With the exception of a periodic vision exam, we rarely think about their health. Instances of irritation or blurred vision are chalked up to tiredness or the need for new glasses, but these might be symptoms of ocular surface disease, a ...

Community Day coming up

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CEYLON — Today is the last day of the Martin Luther High School rummage sale in Northrop. The hours are 8 a.m. to noon and this is “Bag Day.” n Tuesday is the deadline to get rummage sales on the map and city website for Ceylon Community Day, which is April 12-13. Contact Linda ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Ashley A. Lynch, 29, of Blue Earth; fined $125. Steven R. Maiers, 58, of Fairmont; fined $145. Limited time parking violation — Jonattan Rivera Gonzales, 30, of Fairmont; fined $47. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — ...

Martin Co. West: No ag classes being lost

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SHERBURN — Martin County West is undergoing some changes in its agriculture department, but Superintendent Allison Schmidt says no classes will be lost. Unfortunately in the age of social media, it does not take long for whispers of change to turn into rumors, and rumors into full-blown ...

Red Rock ready for a mystery

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Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont is getting ready to host its eighth annual murder mystery dinner. Performances will be staged April 12-13, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. each night. The play is an original, written and directed by Paul Warshauer, who has created the scripts every ...

Museum open Saturday

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WELCOME — Welcome Summer Festival committee will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry fundraiser from 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight at the Welcome Legion. The menu will include pollack and shrimp, baked potato, coleslaw and bun. Good food for a good cause. n Welcome Historical Society will open the ...

Plea hearing slated for Rahm

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MARSHALL — A plea hearing for former Marshall Convention & Visitors Bureau director Darin Rahm will be held in May. Rahm, a former Fairmont City Council member, appeared in Lyon County District Court this week. He is charged with seven counts of theft, one count of embezzling public ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Amy M. Miner, 42, of Arnolds Park, Iowa; fined $125. Michael L. Sathoff, 33, of Estherville, Iowa; fined $135. Failure to drive with due care — Brandon J. Hall, 26, of Wabash, Ind.; Lukas D. Krome, 26, of Fairmont; Thomas W. Miller, 63, of ...

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SHERBURN/WELCOME Wednesday, April 4 10:58 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 200 block of West Second Street in Sherburn. TRIMONT Wednesday, April 4 9:26 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint along Main Street. 6:34 p.m. — Police assisted an ...

Fairmont flyer finds passion in paramotor

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There are few limits to what somebody can learn on the internet, whether it’s a new recipe, car repair or maybe even learning to fly. Just ask 24-year-old Fairmont resident Kyle Blomgren, who has taken his enjoyment of aviation to a personal level. Blomgren recently managed to save up ...

Faribault County declares disaster

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BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners passed a resolution this week declaring the county in a state of emergency because of March flooding. The resolution is the first step toward making the county eligible for possible financial aid from the state and federal governments to deal ...

Man accused of stealing van

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SHERBURN — A Fort Mill, South Carolina, man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. William Boyce Varnadore, 35, has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On March 20, a ...

Turkey dinner set for Sunday

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TRUMAN — The deadline to sign up for Jaguar summer youth baseball and softball is Friday. There is no fee to participate for boys and girls, pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. For questions or to sign up, call or text Chris Studer at (507) 236-5244. If you’re interested in helping in any ...