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‘Ugly Duckling’ to light up Opera House stage

February 24, 2014 FAIRMONT — “Absolutely incredible,” raved Rolling Stone magazine about the creations Lightwire Theater brings to life on stage. On Sunday, for a 3 p.m. more »»

Gunther predicts sales tax repeal

February 24, 2014 FAIRMONT — State Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, believes lawmakers will repeal a set of sales taxes on business services in the upcoming legislative session. Gov. more »»

School social workers take on absenteeism

February 22, 2014 FAIRMONT — As the only two social workers at Fairmont Area Schools, Amy Becker and Michelle Thompson fill many different roles. “We have to be pretty versatile,” Thompson said. more »»

Baywood touts in-home care

February 22, 2014 SHERBURN — Baywood Home Care is trying to get the word out: Long-term care at home is an option. more »»

Assistance may mean adjustments

February 22, 2014 FAIRMONT — It is possible for the elderly to continue living at home, with the assistance of long-term, live-in help provided by agencies like Baywood Home Care. But change is inevitable. more »»

Faribault Co. issues warning

February 22, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Most people don’t think much about the ditches along roads, and even less about the right of way included in those ditches. more »»

Survivors form support group

February 21, 2014 FAIRMONT — Larissa Hillmer of Northrop and Steph Johnson of Fairmont were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. While they didn’t know each other, the disease brought them together. more »»

Day care recovers after flooding

February 20, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Lynn Anderson got a shock when she opened the Little Giants day care at 9 a.m. Feb. 1. “I came in to open up for open gym,” Anderson said. “I came in to water coming down the hallway. more »»

Emergency manager hire on hold

February 19, 2014 FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners have put on hold the hiring of a full-time emergency manager. Commissioners approved searching for an emergency manager in October. more »»

City agrees to 52-foot width

February 19, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Reversing an earlier decision, Blue Earth City Council on Tuesday opted to keep Second Street at its current width. On Feb. 3, the council approved widening the street. more »»

Sylvan Learning Center opens in Fairmont

February 18, 2014 FAIRMONT — Brent Burns summed up his business in five words: “We help kids do better. more »»

'Toni Stone' to visit library

February 18, 2014 WINNEBAGO — What was it like to be a woman playing on men’s baseball teams in the 1940s and 1950s? Toni Stone was an early pioneer playing professional baseball in the Negro Leagues, according to th... more »»

History Players offer way to learn

February 18, 2014 WINNEBAGO — Toni Stone is one of the latest people from Minnesota’s history brought to life, says Wendy Jones, director of education for the Minnesota History Center. more »»

Food pack exceeds goal

February 17, 2014 FAIRMONT — The Fairmont National Guard Armory was a sea of hairnets and aprons Saturday as 400 people gave up a day off to help with the Martin County Kids Against Hunger food pack. more »»

‘Mardi Gras’ benefits students

February 17, 2014 FAIRMONT — The annual Mardi Gras celebration to raise scholarship money for Presentation College students has continued to grow since its inaugural year in 2008. more »»

Condition surprises Jensen

February 15, 2014 Donna Jensen knew she was under a lot of stress, working full time and caring for her husband Steve, who has Parkinson’s disease. What she didn’t know was that her heart couldn’t take much more. more »»

North Union students experience retreats

February 15, 2014 ARMSTRONG — When North Union’s freshmen class had the opportunity to experience a respect retreat at the beginning of the school year, it was the upper classmen on the outside looking i. more »»

Students focusing on kindness

February 14, 2014 BLUE EARTH — February is National Kindness Month, so Blue Earth Area Middle School students are having fun with it. more »»

Youth to help fight hunger

February 14, 2014 TRIMONT — In what has become a tradition for the youth group at Trimont Covenant Church, members will participate this weekend in World Vision’s 30-hour famine to raise funds to feed needy children... more »»

Tax break could hurt Martin County

February 13, 2014 FAIRMONT — A proposal to make production tanks tax exempt could have a serious effect on counties with ethanol plants. more »»



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