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Youth tout positive activities

February 12, 2016 FAIRMONT — Founded in 2011, the Fairmont Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is “a group of community members, family, neighbors and co-workers who work together to prevent underage use and abuse o... more »»

Survey asks for teens’ input

February 12, 2016 FAIRMONT — Today, Fairmont Area Schools students in grades 7-12 will take the 5th Annual Positive Community Norms survey in their Cardinal Academy class. more »»

GHEC to host ‘Pride Night’

February 12, 2016 GRANADA — Granada-Huntley-East Chain School Principal Mandy Fletcher told the school board Thursday that GHEC Pride Night will be held 5:30-7 p.m. on March 1. more »»

Students enjoying savory samples

February 12, 2016 FAIRMONT — Courtesy of a $20,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, preschool through second-grade students at Fairmont Elementary School take their taste buds on a test drive three days a week. more »»

Meal will help fund festival

February 12, 2016 WELCOME — Welcome Legion Auxiliary will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the Legion. All members are urged to attend. n Welcome City Council will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. more »»

Truman looking to fix up tennis courts

February 11, 2016 TRUMAN — The Truman City Council is looking into grant opportunities to fund a tennis court improvement project. The project is a 2016 goal for several council members. more »»

Duo charged in wake of burglary

February 11, 2016 FAIRMONT — Charges have been filed against James Chieto Rivera, 28, of Blue Earth, and Ramon Briseno, 27, of Elmore, following a robbery in Fairmont. more »»

Pen-and-ink drawing class slated

February 11, 2016 TRUMAN — Truman Library is holding “Valentine Craft” for children from 2-5 p.m. Friday at the Truman Public Library. Come and enjoy making a fun valentine and meeting with your friends. more »»

Firemen’s Dance slated

February 10, 2016 SHERBURN — The monthly steak and shrimp dinner will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sherburn American Legio. more »»

Counselors offer insight into their jobs

February 10, 2016 FAIRMONT — The job of a school counselor has evolved tremendously from the days when only vocational guidance was offered. more »»

W’bago council tables pay hike

February 10, 2016 WINNEBAGO — City Administrator Chris Ziegler on Tuesday made a recommendation to the Winnebago City Council that Deputy City Clerk Jessi Sturtz receive a two-step increase in salary pay on her... more »»

Housing rehab grant clears hurdle

February 9, 2016 FAIRMONT — Fairmont homeowners living in a specific area of the city are poised to benefit from grant money from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. more »»

Blizzard shuts down area highways

February 9, 2016 FAIRMONT — A combination of light snowfall and strong winds led to blizzard conditions that began Sunday evening and stretched into most of the day Monday. more »»


February 9, 2016 FEDA plans strategic meeting FAIRMONT — Fairmont Economic Development Authority explored ideas Monday for its upcoming strategic planning meeting. more »»

Grannies set to ‘play ball’

February 8, 2016 NORTHROP — Two words that usually don’t go together are granny and basketball, but that will change on Feb. more »»

Photographer Carlson shuttering his business

February 6, 2016 “It would be scary to know how many times I punched the button and taken an image,” says Fairmont photographer Roger Carlson. April 1 would have marked the 43rd year of businesses for R. more »»

County wins tech grants

February 6, 2016 FAIRMONT — Martin County Coordinator Scott Higgins reported this week that the county has been awarded two grants for the following projects: o $5,000 to be used “for providing businesses in Martin... more »»

Transit issues remain in focus

February 6, 2016 BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners received an update Friday on the joint Faribault and Martin County transit syste. more »»

Leiding benefit set for today

February 6, 2016 CEYLON — There will be a pork patty supper benefit for Lonnie Leiding from 4-7 p.m. today at the Ceylon Legion. The menu will include pork patties, potato salad, chips, beans, bars and beverage. more »»

Cedar-Hanson fees OK’d

February 5, 2016 FAIRMONT — County Engineer Kevin Peyman has presented his recommendation for 2016 camping fees for Cedar-Hanson Park, located near Trimont, and Perch Lake Park, located near Truma. more »»



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