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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 ...

Police

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 ...

‘Being Prepared’ event set

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SHERBURN — CREST will sponsor the presentation “Being Prepared” at 11 a.m. today at the First Lutheran Church in Trimont. Tom Kramer of Kramer Family Funeral Home will provide information and answer questions on the many options for end-of-life decisions. A lunch of hot chicken ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Jan. 21 1:30 a.m. — Police received a report of threats made in the 400 block of North Park Street. 12:20 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of Home Street. 1:38 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of North Hampton Street. 1:48 ...

Mankato man faces felony drug charge

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FAIRMONT — A Mankato man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Kenneth Marquez Tuncle, 43, 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 complaint: On Jan. 10, a Minnesota ...

Police

Police

SHERBURN/WELCOME Sunday, Jan. 20 4:31 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 400 block of Highway 4 North in Sherburn. TRUMAN Sunday, Jan. 20 3:05 p.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of East Second Street North. MARTIN COUNTY Sunday, ...

Local man featured at Red Rock

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FAIRMONT — Matt Petrowiak, a Fairmont local, is the featured artist of the month at the Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont. His work, which includes drawings, paintings and photography, is on display now through Feb. 26. Petrowiak grew up on a farm near East Chain and attended GHEC. ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Mickeli R. Bedore, 37, of St. Paul; Jeffrey J. Hintz, 58, of Adell, Wis.; Goawech D. Ruei, 19, of Albert Lea; Russell W. Gehl, 51, of Frankfort, Ill.; Grayson D. Kubow, 19, of Long Grove, Ill.; each fined $125. Bryant K. Westrom, 25, of Zumbro ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Jan. 18 8:38 p.m. — A civil matter was reported in the 600 block of North Orient Street. Police helped resolve the situation. MARTIN COUNTY Friday, Jan. 18 12:31 p.m. — A vehicle was reported off the road at 230th Avenue and 50th Street, rural Fairmont. A deputy ...

Grants put clean water at forefront

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FAIRMONT — The Martin County Soil and Water Conservation District has received a $220,000 grant through the Clean Water Fund, thanks to the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. In addition, Soil and Water District has been informed it will receive another grant through the ...

Cutting Edge offers free fitness

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FAIRMONT — Cutting Edge Fitness in Fairmont, located at 1130 Spruce St., recently put out a statement through Community Education and Recreation that it will offer 25 free annual memberships to low-income students or families in Martin County. Community Ed has been asked to coordinate ...