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‘Powerless Balc’ still endures

February 6, 2015 Elmore resident Jeff Balcom, or “Powerless Balc,” has been without electricity since September 2013, and may remain so for the foreseeable future. more »»

Give the gift of life — blood

February 6, 2015 WELCOME — Welcome Legion and Sons of the Legion will meet 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Legion. All members are urged to attend. n Welcome Area Friday Book Club will meet 11 a.m. Feb. 13 at Welcome Café. more »»

It’s all about fun and flavor

February 5, 2015 As a butcher, Keith Winter — owner of Welcome Meats — is a firm believer that, despite the physical demands, the job is rewardin. more »»

Martin Co. must plow 1,000 miles

February 5, 2015 FAIRMONT — The snowstorm last weekend meant extra work for county road crews, County Engineer Kevin Peyman told the Martin County commissioners this wee. more »»

Officials: Let plows have room

February 5, 2015 FAIRMONT — County Engineer Kevin Peyman and Scott Jones, maintenance superintendent, have some advice for folks to safely share the roads with the snow plows. more »»

Blood drive to honor Johnson

February 5, 2015 FAIRMONT — The American Red Cross community blood drive next week will pay tribute to Mark Johnson, long-time Bloodmobile coordinator who died Jan. 17. more »»

‘Pete the Cat’ night set

February 5, 2015 TRUMAN — Two community education classes have deadline registration dates for Friday. The first class is called “Valentine’s Wreath,” taught by Rebecca Fiebelkorn. It will be 6-8 p.m. more »»

Courthouse work on hold for now

February 4, 2015 FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners agreed Tuesday that the courthouse needs some refurbishing, but refused to accept a submitted bid. more »»

Lakes group plans more access

February 4, 2015 FAIRMONT — Public access to Fairmont’s lakes will be upgraded this spring, courtesy of Michelob Golden Light’s $50,000 “Celebrate Your Lakes” grant, but exactly where the new docks will go and... more »»

Area duo vying for Triple A honor

February 4, 2015 FAIRMONT — Two Martin County high school seniors will be among eight sub-section winners being interviewed today in Mankato to determine the Region 2A Triple A Award winners. more »»

MCW schools to see upgrades

February 4, 2015 SHERBURN — There will be grilled burgers served 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Sherburn American Legion. Everyone is invited. n The youth at St. more »»

After-prom rolling at Martin Co. West

February 3, 2015 SHERBURN — Martin County West is raising funds for its post-prom event. Most of the fundraising lately has been done by word of mouth, through the school’s newsletter or through the help of Schwan’. more »»

College: It’s on the right track

February 3, 2015 FAIRMONT — An administrator for Presentation College in Aberdeen, S.D. more »»

Artist utilizes paint sticks

February 3, 2015 Lisa Renae Carnet is a local artist who loves to work with her hands. Her use of color and style is reminiscent of New Mexico, a place she lived that she says breathed life into her idea. more »»

Local woman faces felony drug charges

February 3, 2015 FAIRMONT — A Fairmont woman is facing up to 30 years in prison after being found with drugs at a residence for vulnerable adult. more »»


February 3, 2015 Speech team wins in Marshall FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinal speech team traveled to Marshall on Friday and Saturday to compete in the Marshall Speech Spectacula. more »»

Truman Days up against repairs

February 3, 2015 TRUMAN — With street construction planned around Truman this summer, the City Council is trying to work out what streets will be open and what activities might need to be moved during Truman Day. more »»

Blue Earth preps for projects

February 3, 2015 BLUE?EARTH — Blue Earth City Engineer Wes Brown conducted a public hearing Monday during the City Council meeting concerning upcoming street improvements on Smith Drive, North Circle Drive,... more »»

Patsche wins state pork award

February 2, 2015 WELCOME — Wanda Patsche, a pig farmer in Welcome, won the Pork Promoter of the Year for Minnesota Tuesday at the Awards Banquet at the Hilton Hotel in Minneapolis. more »»

Author compelled to go abroad

January 31, 2015 Growing up, Amy Gillespie never dreamed of living in a foreign country. “I thought I was going to grow up and have six kids and stand by my farmer husband in Lewisville,” she said with a laugh. more »»



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