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FAIRMONT Friday, Nov. 9 10:17 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 200 block of Lake Avenue. 11:04 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of South State Street. 12:37 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 400 block of ...

Lucas earns ‘Deeds’ award

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Andy Lucas of Fairmont has been named the recipient of the Book of Golden Deeds Award, an honor presented annually for the past 44 years by the Fairmont Exchange Club to recognize an individual for their self-sacrifice, response to duty and other praiseworthy actions. Lucas will be honored at ...

MCW ready to stage ‘Fiddler’

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Students at Martin County West will present “Fiddler on the Roof” for the school’s fall musical. The story focuses on a man named Tevye and his family in the small, tradition-steeped town of Anatevka, Russia, where Jews and Russians live in delicate balance. Tevye’s three older ...

Martin Luther to host Lindner

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NORTHROP — Martin Luther High School in Northrop will hold its annual Mission Possible Benefit KNIGHT on Nov. 17. This year’s guests speakers will be outdoorsman, author and TV host of “Lindner’s Angling Edge” Al Lindner, as well as 1990 MLHS graduate Amy Becher, who is vice ...

Church holding food drive

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CEYLON — There will be a cribbage tournament today at the Legends 2/Legion building in Ceylon, with registration at 1:15 p.m. and play at 1:30 p.m. There is a small charge. The next tournament will be held Nov. 17, in Welcome. The public is invited. Sounds like a fun way to spend the ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Randall M. Chubaty, 59, of Fairmont; fined $125. Wayne R. Wagner, 81, of Fremont, Neb.; fined $145. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Diana M. Torres, 24, of Fairmont; fined $110. Littering-dangerous object on highway — ...

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TRUMAN Thursday, Nov. 8 8:10 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported in Truman. 11:28 a.m. — Trespassing was reported in the 300 block of South First Avenue West. 2:32 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 100 block of North James Street in Northrop. FAIRMONT Thursday, ...

Glows Parade set for Nov. 16

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With just one week to go, the countdown has begun for Fairmont’s annual Glows Parade, the kickoff to the holiday season. The event, sponsored annually by the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce, will mark its 29th year when it departs from Ward Park on Nov. 16. Prior to the parade, Santa ...

School’s finances doing well

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GRANADA — The Granada-Huntley-East Chain School Board on Thursday received an audit report from Brad Van Deinse of Eide Bailly. He gave the district a clean audit. Brian Mittlestadt, business manager for the district, noted: “In four years, we’ve increased our general fund balance by ...

Legion plans veterans supper

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WELCOME — There will be a cribbage tournament sponsored by the Welcome Legion on Saturday at Legends 2 in Ceylon. Registration begins at 1:15 p.m. while play begins at 1:30 p.m. There is a small charge. The public is invited. The cribbage tournament will be held Nov. 17 at the Welcome ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Steven B. Boote, 53, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Kathryn A. Klund, 52, of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; Shirley R. Knutson, 68, of Eagan; Eva M. Beeck, 23, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Timothy J. Novak, 53, of North Branch; each fined $125. Scott E. Snyder, 51, of ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Nov. 8 9:11 a.m. — Police received a report of a motor vehicle disabled in the 2200 block of Lake Avenue. 12:25 p.m. — Police received a report of a motor vehicle disabled along State Street. 2:31 p.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 1300 ...

Hagedorn claims win over Feehan

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FAIRMONT — Republican Jim Hagedorn has emerged as the victor in the race to replace outgoing Congressman Tim Walz in southern Minnesota. “I appreciate the faith and confidence the people of southern Minnesota have shown in me, and I am honored to have the opportunity to represent them in ...

Man facing assault charge

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WELCOME — A Welcome man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Richard Raven Sundberg, 25, has been charged with assault in the third degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Oct. 15, a Sherburn/Welcome ...

Workshop vendor show set for Friday

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TRUMAN — The movie “Wonder” will be shown for free beginning 6 p.m. Friday at the Truman Elementary Auditorium. Children younger than sixth grade must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions will be available. n Santa’s Workshop vendor show will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at C & B ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Ashley B. Jordan, 35, of Winnebago; fined $125. Efrain J. Figueroa Jr., 40, of Milwaukee, Wis.; fined $145. Move over law violation-two lanes in same direction — Barbara A. Peterson, 77, of Sherburn; fined $135. Failure of driver ...

Police

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FAIRMONT Tuesday, Nov. 6 7:26 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 900 block of South Orient Street. 9:54 a.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 800 block of North Elm Street. 10:55 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of ...

Koons, Sanders win election

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FAIRMONT — Richard Koons of rural Welcome defeated incumbent Dan Schmidtke of rural Fairmont for the District 4 seat on the Martin County Commission on Tuesday. Koons won by a margin of 57-42 percent. Meanwhile, incumbent Diane Sanders defeated challenger Clark Berry for the job of county ...

Foster claims mayoral contest

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Mayor Debbie Foster won a full term on Tuesday, defeating challenger Jeff Weber by a margin of 70-30 percent. Foster was elected two years ago to fill out the remaining two years of Mayor Randy Quiring’s term. Quiring died while in office. Foster won a four-year term ...

Area voters choose new school boards

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FAIRMONT — Voters in the Fairmont Area School District chose three school board members on Tuesday. Incumbent Rufus Rodriguez and newcomers Martha Myren and Michael Edman claimed victories. John Gibeau also ran. Rodriguez received 3,159 votes; Myren, 3,015; Edman, 3,010; and Gibeau, ...