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Annual Fishing Derby draws in kids

June 9, 2014 FAIRMONT — About 50 children showed up on a cloudy and cool Saturday morning to participate in the annual All-American Fishing Derby held at Gomsrud Park. more »»

Wallace bids goodbye to Fairmont Chamber

June 9, 2014 FAIRMONT - After 18 years at the helm of the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce, Bob Wallace will be retiring as its presiden. more »»

Bloodmobile gets fresh help

June 7, 2014 FAIRMONT — This is the 11th year Mark Johnson and his wife, Bonnie, have coordinated the Red Cross Bloodmobile in Fairmont, and a new face has joined their efforts. more »»

Area libraries set for some summertime fun

June 7, 2014 FAIRMONT — Libraries are good for more than books, especially this summer. Local libraries are planning events that have everything from magic to movies. more »»

Legion to hoist unique flag

June 7, 2014 FAIRMONT — There will be a special presentation at the Flag Day ceremony at the Fairmont Legion next weekend. more »»

Piano teacher reached thousands

June 6, 2014 FAIRMONT — “I’ve really been blessed,” Irene Olson told the Sentinel in January 201. more »»

Seifert making his primary pitch

June 6, 2014 FAIRMONT — Republican Marty Seifert was traveling across southern Minnesota on Thursday, seeking support in a four-way race to challenge Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton in November. more »»

Message: Stay safe at home, on farm

June 6, 2014 FAIRMONT — All accidents are preventable. This was the constant message at a farm and home safety day camp Thursday at Heritage Acres in Fairmont. more »»

Church celebrates 50-year marriages

June 5, 2014 FAIRMONT — “Young love is magic. It’s bold, electric ... Full of fire and passion. But older love has magic too.” — Warren Hanson. more »»

County adding up fire costs

June 4, 2014 FAIRMONT — The final tally from a fire that broke out at the Martin County Highway shop building in Dunnell is still pending, according to Martin County Highway Engineer Kevin Peyma. more »»

Leaders lament messy recycling

June 4, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners talked recycling Tuesday. Commissioner Tom Loveall says the recycling site in Winnebago is a problem. “We’ve taken on recycling,” he said. more »»

El Agave: Things a little slow

June 3, 2014 FAIRMONT — Nearly two months after a data breach for credit and debit cards was discovered and traced back to El Agave restaurant, the business is still recovering. more »»

Senior Center raises doubts

June 3, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth City Council has again balked at naming a director for the Senior Center. more »»

Class of ’14 graduates

June 2, 2014 FAIRMONT — Members of the Fairmont High School Class of 2014 were in their first week of kindergarten on Sept. 11, 2001. more »»

Former classmate earns full ride

June 2, 2014 FAIRMONT — Andrew Johnson would have been a member of Fairmont’s Class of 2014, but his family moved to Colorado at the end of his junior year. “It was rough; we’d lived here for 14 years,” he said. more »»

Local mall to host free job fair

May 31, 2014 FAIRMONT — Looking for a new job can be a daunting task. Driving from place to place, waiting for an interview, trying to connect with the right person — it’s enough to make anyone frustrate. more »»

5K event in July aims to ‘Break the Silence’

May 31, 2014 FAIRMONT — The strong stigma against suicide prevents people from seeking the help they need. It also can be a barrier to healing for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. more »»

Libraries promote summer reading

May 31, 2014 FAIRMONT — You can “Paws to Read” this summer at area libraries. more »»

Sundaes in the Park upcoming

May 30, 2014 TRIMONT — What began as a way to utilize the town gazebo built for the Trimont Centennial in 1999 has become an annual summer tradition, as Trimont’s “Sundaes in the Park” is in its 15th season this... more »»

Power outages planned

May 29, 2014 FAIRMONT — In the early morning hours of June 7-8, Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency and Fairmont Public Utilities will conduct black-start tests of the Fairmont Energy Station. more »»



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