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FAIRMONT Wednesday, April 4 1:16 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 600 block of Shoreacres Drive. 11:09 a.m. — Police received a report of trespassing in the 300 block of North Hampton Street. 11:32 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 200 block of West 10th ...

‘Check Please’ hitting stage

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This year’s spring play at the Fairmont Jr./Sr. High School is a comedy called “Check Please.” It will be performed 8 p.m. tonight and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Performing Arts Center at the high school. The cost is $7 for adults and free for students with an ID badge, otherwise ...

Theater skills get spotlight

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A new after-school program called “Readers Theater” will begin next week for fifth- and sixth-graders at Truman Public School. The class will help students learn and practice basic theater skills. It will be held from 3:15-4:15 p.m. April 9-12. The cost is $2 per student. Sarah Garcia, ...

Science classes slated

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TRUMAN — Today from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at City Hall is the final chance to sign up for summer youth baseball and softball for pre-K to 12th grade, or age 18. For more information, call or text Chris Studer at (507)236-5244. If you are interested in helping, we need you too. n Mrs. Kutch ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Operate vehicle with expired registration — Curtis L. Gibson, 38, of Fairmont; fined $115. Allow illegal operation of a snowmobile by a juvenile — Shannon L. Sunken, 41, of Blue Earth; fined $135. School bus stop arm violation — Carolina Lopez Chilel, ...

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FAIRMONT Tuesday, April 3 6:50 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1000 block of Pheasant Avenue. 8:50 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 100 block of West Anna Street. 10 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 300 block of West Margaret ...

Short-term rentals stirring talks

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Planning Commission opened discussion of short-term rentals on Tuesday. With rental sites like Airbnb and VRBO becoming more and more popular, the commission decided to begin dialogue on possible future regulations. Stephanie Busiahn, executive director of Visit ...

Snow day? Yes, but no makeup day

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FAIRMONT — So far for the 2017-2018 school year, there have been three snow days, one early dismissal and one two-hour late start at Fairmont Area Schools. This is maybe to be expected, since this is Minnesota, but many may wonder how missing several days of school affects the rest of the ...

Loose dogs irk Blue Earth leaders

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth City Council this week tackled concerns over unleashed and unlicensed pets in the city. Councilman Glenn Gaylord brought up the issue. He believes Blue Earth residents need to be more responsible with their animals, especially when it comes to owners not putting ...

Martin Co. plans improvement

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from County Engineer Kevin Peyman, who provided a review of a proposed courthouse parking lot improvement. The project will include the installation of about 275 feet of curb, 275 feet of fencing and the installation of a drainage ...

Faribault Co. lends its support to victims

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BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners voted Tuesday to include the county in recognizing April 8-14 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The week is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, which oversees programs to benefit and assist crime ...

Students earn academic honor

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SHERBURN — Don’t forget there’s a mystery “Lunch and Learn” hosted by CREST beginning at 11 a.m. today at the Senior Citizen’s Center in Sherburn. A “mystery” lunch will be served after the presentation. All are welcome. n Grilled burgers will be served from 6-8 p.m. tonight ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Thomas R. Johnson, 17, of Fairmont; fined $125. Kloe Wah, 19, of Sioux City, Iowa; Hanna L. Boleman, 21, of Minneapolis; Adam S. Pedersen, 31, of Ledyard, Iowa; each fined $135. Connie L. Meyer, 73, of Sturgis, S.D.; fined $145. Danielle R. ...

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FAIRMONT Monday, April 2 1:08 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance at the intersection of Blue Earth Avenue and Elm Street in Fairmont. 7:43 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 400 block of North Orient Street. 12:46 p.m. — Police assisted an ...

Blue Earth talks coyote, deer population

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BLUE EARTH — On Monday, the Blue Earth City Council further discussed solutions to the city’s deer population problem. This issue was first brought up at a council meeting in early March, when council members spoke about complaints from residents who had see deer in town and experienced ...

Truman hears from department heads

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TRUMAN — On Monday evening, the Truman City Council heard quarterly reports from several different departments. Fire chief Dave Bentz reported that the fire department is currently at full staff right now. Bentz also said that they’ve had a few trucks repaired that received some damage ...

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FAIRMONT Sunday, April 1 12:08 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to a vehicle in the 300 block of Willow Street. 8:48 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 800 block of South Prairie Avenue. 2:41 p.m. — Police received a report of a ...

Family Fun Fair enters 33rd year

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FAIRMONT — This Friday, April 6 marks the 33rd annual Family Fun Fair, which will take place from 4:30- 7:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Elementary School. The event is organized by the Fairmont Community Education and Recreation (CER) and the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE). The purpose ...

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FAIRMONT Friday, March 30 1:21 p.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 700 block of East Third Street. 1:48 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street. 2:44 p.m. — Police received a report of shoplifting in the 1200 block of ...

Dunham works on recovery

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Loren Dunham and DeeAnne Helfritz had planned an idyllic two weeks on the big island of Hawaii, but a snorkeling accident derailed their vacation. “It was just a winter vacation,” Helfritz said. “It was the last state that Loren had on his list. He’s been in all 50 states now. We were ...