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FAIRMONT Wednesday, April 24 12:40 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint from the Third Street area. 3:19 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of Victoria Street. 1:01 p.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 700 ...

I-90 work near Fairmont slated for early May

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FAIRMONT — With Interstate 90 construction planned this summer, the public was invited to an open house at the Holiday Inn in Fairmont on Wednesday to learn about the details. The $38.5 million project involves improvements along I-90 from Fairmont to Blue Earth. According to the ...

Food service veteran takes reins at Fairmont Dairy Queen

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Scott Vaubel, the new owner of the Fairmont Dairy Queen, appreciates the patience of his customers. Trying to fill a steady stream of orders is challenging by itself, but the task becomes more strenuous when staff is learning the quirks of newly installed equipment and working around new ...

Dementia has broad impact

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FAIRMONT — “Dementia” is an umbrella term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Jennelle Cunning, a Fairmont woman, is a Dementia Friend. Being a ...

Golf carts need permits to operate in Truman

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TRUMAN — Congratulations to Elma and Merle Craig on their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married April 26, 1959. n Pat Jones will hold scrapbooking sessions from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 102 Seventh Ave. E., in Truman. If ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Judith G. Crawford, 64, of Rapid City, S.D.; Mark C. Dolan, 61, of Boston, Mass.; Anh M. Trieu, 46, of Manassas, Va.; Cody A. Hledik, 32, of Blue Earth; each fined $125. Matilde C. Flores, 48, of Belvidere, Ill.; Mussie Beraki, 40, of Morton ...

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FAIRMONT Tuesday, April 23 9:20 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 500 block of East Second Street. 9:50 a.m. — Police received a report of narcotics in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. 1:35 p.m. — Police received a report of theft from a motor vehicle ...

Students ‘forgiven’ snow days

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont School Board on Tuesday approved forgiving five of nine inclement weather days for staff. There will be no requirement for students to make up inclement weather days. “Even with us losing nine days, we are still over in hours required for students (by state law) ...

Prom slated for Saturday

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SHERBURN — Martin County West prom is scheduled for Saturday evening, with the grand march beginning at 6 p.m. at the high school gym in Sherburn. Please note the starting time is much earlier than in previous years. There will be a $1 fee for anyone attending the grand march. This money ...

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Fairmont to host Arbor Day program FAIRMONT — City of Fairmont Park Department invites the public to its annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday. The program will be held at 1:30 p.m. in Memory Park, 600 Shoreacres Dr. (east of Lakeview Methodist Home), in Fairmont. Mrs. Finkbeiner’s ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Michael E. Barton, 58, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Kent N. Dahl, 63, of Granada; Hailey E. Schuck, 22, of Oshkosh, Wis.; James M. Shumski, 60, of Blue Earth; Osama M. Crishti, 20, of St. Cloud; Daniel L. Donovan, 64, of Albert Lea; Nicholas S. ...

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SHERBURN/WELCOME Monday, April 22 12:48 p.m. — Police received a report of threats made in the 400 block of Kenzie Street in Sherburn. 4:40 p.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of West Second Street in Sherburn. 6:47 p.m. — Police received a ...

Fairmont, City Attorney Bloomquist to part ways

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FAIRMONT — One week after a combative Fairmont City Council work session debating the merits of maintaining the city’s in-house legal counsel versus contracting for legal service, the council made a decision after a lengthy closed session Monday to sever ties with Elizabeth Bloomquist, who ...

Fairmont seeks funds for development

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council on Monday approved application for a $300,000 Minnesota Investment Fund grant to assist Zierke Built Manufacturing with financing equipment and creating jobs. The Investment Fund awards money to local governments that, in turn, provide loans to assist in ...

Fairmont Youth Activities Expo coming Thursday

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FAIRMONT — The 13th annual Youth Activities Expo will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday in the Fairmont Elementary School main gym. The expo is free to attend, and co-sponsored by the Healthy Youth Committee and Fairmont Community Education and Recreation. The theme for this year’s expo ...

Woman facing drug charge

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FAIRMONT — A Truman woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Kari Ann Jacobs, 30, 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 April 13, a Fairmont police ...

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FAIRMONT Sunday, April 21 12:07 a.m. — Police received a noise complaint in the 500 block of Home Street. The noise was quieted. 9:16 a.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 2200 block of North State Street. 10:02 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 400 ...

Fairmont High School: Construction trades growing

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Fairmont High School is working on growing its construction trades academy. This years woods classes are taught by Brad Johnson. Johnson, who has worked for the district for many years as a science teacher, is still teaching one section of biology as well as eighth grade STEM. This is his ...

Artist pours herself into creating, teaching

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Jessica Schwantes Greve’s business, Tree Ring Art, has been gaining attention over social media since she began posting a year ago. Greve, who lives near Lewisville, specializes in acrylic pour painting. According to her Facebook page, Greve describes the art form as an innovative way to ...

Book recalls Fairmont era of great rock ’n’ roll

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For those interested in the history of rock ’n’ roll in southern Minnesota, there’s an event coming up on April 28 they won’t want to miss. The Martin County Historical Society will host a book signing at 2 p.m. that Sunday for “Remembering South Central Minnesota’s Rock N Roll ...