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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Major Bell, 62, of Winnebago; Joe J. Garcia, 55, of Arlington, Texas; Max A. Simmons, 63, of Alpha; Saw M. Aing, 45, of Waterloo, Iowa; Joshua W. Albers, 33, of St. Louis Park; Amy L. Weiler, 31, of Harrisburg, S.D.; each fined $125. Joshua R. ...

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FAIRMONT Sunday, July 29 3:10 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 300 block of Blinkman Street. 9:59 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1400 block of Woodland Avenue. 10:40 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to property in the 1600 block of Blue Jay ...

Three local govt. seats to be filled

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont voters will have three municipal government seats to fill on the Nov. 6 ballot. Open positions include mayor and Fairmont City Council representatives from Ward 1 and Ward 3. All terms are for four years. Filings open tomorrow and run through Aug. 14. Incumbent Mayor ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Christine A. Monson, 41, of Burnsville; Delia P. Morales, 46, of Chicago, Ill.; each fined $145. Zachariah C. Krengel, 23, of Winnebago received a statutory stay of adjudication on a charge of fifth-degree controlled substance possession-not ...

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FAIRMONT Friday, July 27 12:45 a.m. — A suspicious vehicle was reported from the 100 block of Hampton Drive. 1:41 a.m. — Officers rendered assistance with a non-driving intoxication complaint in the 1200 block of Torgerson Drive. 11:07 a.m. — An ordinance violation was reported ...

Northrop stuck with bill for fire

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NORTHROP — $248,000 is the daunting cost faced by the city of Northrop in the aftermath of a grain elevator explosion and subsequent fire earlier this year. Fifty-nine fire departments from all over southern Minnesota responded to the explosion, and put in a whopping 60 hours in frigid ...

Teen offering sweet treats

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Kay Walters is a 13-year-old girl with different interests and hobbies. She enjoys creating art, especially anime drawings. A new interest is baking. In fact, the teen recently started her own small business, Kay’s Sweet Treats. Last year, Kay was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, ...

Museum will be open Aug. 4

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CEYLON — Tuesday Coffee Hours continue with one more session at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ceylon. August Coffee Hours will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sherburn. n On Wednesday, the ladies from St. Peter Lutheran in Ceylon will meet at 9 a.m. ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Andrea C. Mercier, 38, of Mankato; Kalong Singrathsomboun, 34, of Pataskala, Ohio; each fined $125. Michael J. Behm, 66, of Eden Prairie; fined $135. Water-related equipment-fail to remove, open or drain plug/bailer/other devices while ...

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DUNNELL Thursday, July 26 4:32 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 300 block of Wenberg Street. FAIRMONT Thursday, July 26 12:29 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 800 block of Johnson Street. 9:03 a.m. — Police received a report of a ...

Candidates for governor square off

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MANKATO — Three of Minnesota’s gubernatorial candidates — Republican Jeff Johnson and Democrats Erin Murphy and Tim Walz — debated the issues Thursday night at the Civic Center Plaza in Mankato. Former governor and current GOP candidate Tim Pawlenty declined an invitation to the forum ...

Fairmont man faces felony count

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Mathew Leslie Flowers, 29, has been charged with domestic assault by strangulation, which carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $5,000 fine. According to the complaint: On July 10, Fairmont police ...

Man faces felony drug charge

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FAIRMONT — A Madelia man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Bradley Gerald Osborne, 60, 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 July 1, a Minnesota State ...

Welcome museum will be open Aug. 4

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WELCOME — There will be a Relay for Life wrap-up meeting for committee members and team captains at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the main meeting room at Mayo Clinic Health System hospital in Fairmont. n Wednesday is the first of August already. Circle of Faith parishes may attend a 6:30 p.m. ...

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Sod House Theater to perform FAIRMONT — Minneapolis-based Sod House Theater will present a bluegrass-infused adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People.” The 2018 tour is traveling to 10 cities, including Fairmont, Blue Earth and Mankato. “An Enemy of the People” ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Timothy J. Kleszczewski, 41, of Chicago, Ill.; Oudei Ahmed T. Tasso, 40, of Brooklyn Park; each fined $145. Dale R. Dailey II, 26, of Granada; fined $385. Possession of drug paraphernalia-use prohibited — Kray L. Grothe, 23, of Lake Mills, ...

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FAIRMONT Wednesday, July 25 7:06 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 500 block of Woodland Avenue. 9:44 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 2100 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. 9:44 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to ...

Ag tour reveals surprises

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FAIRMONT — The modern ag tour of Martin County on Wednesday drew about 30 people from diverse backgrounds. Farmers, pork producers, media, economic development and several members of the Minnesota House of Representatives, urged to attend by their fellow representative, Bob Gunther of ...

Man allegedly assaulted jailer

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Takoa Dylaonta Chapman, 23, has been charged with assault in the fourth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. According to the complaint: On July 6, a Fairmont police ...

Volunteers find rewards at Mayo

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Retiring from a long and successful career can bring satisfaction. It’s time to relax and take life easy. However, many seniors find themselves still wanting to stay busy. One activity many turn to is volunteering. Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont has an extensive volunteer program. ...