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Storms, tornadoes on horizon

April 19, 2014 FAIRMONT — While spring weather brings warmer temperatures, it also can bring the threat of severe weather. more »»

Family learns as it lends hand

April 19, 2014 GUCKEEN — “Our kids may not be home-schooled, but they are getting world-schooled,” John and Deb Oothoudt wrote on their Facebook page as they prepared to leave Guatemala this spring. more »»

Post-prom tradition lives

April 19, 2014 FAIRMONT — When coordinators for this year’s post-prom party in Fairmont met with the woman who spearheaded the event 30 years ago, they marveled at the similarities that remain and chuckled at the... more »»

Greimann’s giving earns kudos

April 19, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Shelly Greimann has a drive to serve her hometown, and it has earned her the Woman of Achievement Award from the Mitchell Chautauqua Circle of Blue Earth. more »»

State ties death to Goldfinch

April 18, 2014 FAIRMONT — A resident died after wandering outside a secured memory unit at Goldfinch Estates in January, and the state has found the facility at fault after discovering that security doors... more »»

'Sing-Off' winners to perform at raceway

April 18, 2014 FAIRMONT — After gaining national attention by winning on NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” the Mankato-based band Home Free will return to the area with a concert at Fairmont Raceway on May 10. more »»

Miller: Health care reforms needed

April 18, 2014 FAIRMONT — Aaron Miller is no stranger to tough fights. The command sergeant major in the Army Reserves has served in Iraq and Afghanistan and is a recipient of the bronze star. more »»

Busta joins county as emergency manager

April 17, 2014 FAIRMONT — Having grown up near the Fargo/Moorhead area, Erin Busta is familiar with natural disaster. more »»

‘Last Supper’ comes to life on stage

April 17, 2014 FAIRMONT — Every other year, volunteers from Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont gather on Maundy Thursday to portray “The Last Supper,” as depicted in the 15th Century mural by Leonardo da Vinc. more »»

Sheriffs, state seek solutions

April 16, 2014 FAIRMONT — This past winter is still fresh in the minds of many. Law enforcement is no exception. more »»

'Survivor' to offer story

April 16, 2014 FAIRMONT — In 2010, a 44-year-old swim coach from the small town of Eureka, S.D., embarked on the ultimate physical and psychological challenge as a contestant on the CBS reality show “Survivor. more »»

Development group reports good results

April 16, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Faribault County Development Corporation is helping more businesses, director Linsey Warmka reported to the county commissioners Tuesday. more »»

Caution urged at ball fields

April 15, 2014 FAIRMONT — Caution signs have been strung across the dugouts at Winnebago Avenue Sports Complex, and signs warn the public that the fields are closed while work is being done to improve their... more »»

College, city look at housing options

April 15, 2014 FAIRMONT — Presentation College in Fairmont is growing every year, but to push those numbers along even further, the school could use some help with student housing. more »»

McFadden: We can do better

April 15, 2014 FAIRMONT — Mike McFadden brought his campaign for U.S. Senate to Fairmont on Monday, touting a double-pronged “We can do better” message. It is aimed at current U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. more »»

Group gives relief a home

April 15, 2014 FAIRMONT — Imagine losing everything you own, then having to trek on foot a distance comparable from Fairmont to Green Bay, Wis. more »»

Frigid temps hard on local lakes

April 14, 2014 FAIRMONT — After a seemingly endless winter, a patch of open water is about all it takes to excite a fisherman. more »»

ECFE offers ‘happy place’ for kids, parents

April 14, 2014 FAIRMONT — Looking around the classroom at preschoolers and their parents enjoying different activities, Marlys Rodgers offered a summation: “It’s a happy place. more »»

Prairieland, hauler make deal

April 12, 2014 TRUMAN — The Prairieland board of directors has approved a deal with Waste Management, requiring the garbage hauler to pay Prairieland $100,000 and provide a year of disposal services for the... more »»

Who will be ‘biggest loser’ here?

April 12, 2014 FAIRMONT — C.J. Johnson of Cutting Edge Fitness is issuing an eight-week challenge to the community. But the quest will be about more than just what the scale says. more »»



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