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School, teachers ratify contract

September 23, 2015 FAIRMONT — Contract negotiations between Education Minnesota-Fairmont and the Fairmont Area School Board went smoothly, as the two parties crafted a two-year pact that fulfilled similar goals on bot... more »»

School OKs preliminary 5% tax hike

September 23, 2015 FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area School Board on Tuesday approved a preliminary property tax levy of 5 percent for 2016, bucking the trend of most school districts that give initial approval to the... more »»

Family: Daughter faces fight

September 23, 2015 Mike and Brittney Somnis want to send a message to those who feel sorry for them:?“Everybody says, ‘We feel bad for you.’ No, it isn’t us,” Mike says. “It’s our daughter. Feel for her. Support her. more »»

Standard-based grading gets a shot

September 23, 2015 BLUE EARTH — When it comes to providing a quality education for children, many parents want the very best. But what defines the very best is a question that plagues parents and educators alike. more »»

Referendum meetings set

September 23, 2015 SHERBURN — The Women’s Fellowship Group of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Sherburn will sponsor and host a sandwich and salad luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. more »»

GHEC forum tackles bond issues

September 22, 2015 GRANADA — Granada-Huntley-East Chain School on Monday offered the public a chance to discuss an upcoming Nov. 3 vote on a building bond and operating levy. The forum was held at the school in Granada. more »»

B.E. parking issue up in air

September 22, 2015 BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth City Council discussed the upcoming 2016 Main Street improvements on Monday. more »»

Truman opts for radio upgrades

September 22, 2015 TRUMAN — Truman City Council on Monday approved a request from Josh Kitzerow, assistant director for the Truman Ambulance Service, to provide funds for upgrades to the ARMOR radios used by the city’... more »»

Teacher researches options

September 21, 2015 As with many school classrooms, students often need a wide variety of materials, and funding for those items can be a difficult problem for both parents and teachers to face. more »»

Employees earn thanks, praise

September 19, 2015 Martin County employees gathered at the transit facility in Fairmont this week for Employee Recognition Day. A grilled lunch — served by county commissioners — was followed by an awards program. more »»

Hinz speaking at autumn rally

September 19, 2015 CEYLON — The ladies of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League from the Sherburn Zone and Blue Earth Zone will have a Fall Conference Rally today at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert. more »»


September 19, 2015 Day to honor a ‘community hero’ FAIRMONT — Day Plumbing of Fairmont is teaming up with Bryant to honor a person in the Fairmont area who does “whatever it takes” to make a difference through the... more »»

City crews turn attention to fall

September 18, 2015 FAIRMONT — Taking care of 400 acres in more than two dozen city parks keeps the Fairmont Park and Street Department busy during the summer months, but that is only a tiny portion of what the 18... more »»

Legion Hall raising funds

September 18, 2015 WELCOME — Welcome Legion Auxiliary will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the Welcome Legion. All members are encouraged to attend. n There will be coffee hours 8:30-10 a.m. every Tuesday in September at St. more »»

Broadband effort moves ahead

September 17, 2015 FAIRMONT — The Martin County Broadband Steering Committee is keeping an eye on broadband projects happening throughout the county. more »»

Transit board looks to gain traction

September 17, 2015 FAIRMONT — The Faribault and Martin County Transit Board has hit a couple of speed bumps, but it is a situation largely out of the group’s control. At its Aug. more »»

Alpacas Farm Tour slated

September 17, 2015 TRUMAN — Truman Lions Club Burger Bash will be held 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the Truman Community Building. Enjoy a burger, condiments, beans, chips and beverage. n Truman City Council meets 5:30 p.m. more »»

Norman remembered for a full, active life

September 16, 2015 FAIRMONT — Former Marine. Sports fanatic. Clothing salesman. Advertising salesman. Mentor. Newspaper publisher. Husband. Father. Grandfather. Great-grandfather. more »»

$2.7M ditch project gets past hurdle

September 16, 2015 FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners, along with county legal counsel Kurt Deter, county drainage administrator Deb Mosloski and engineer Chuck Brandel, held a preliminary public hearing Tuesday... more »»

Board OKs transit cash flow request

September 16, 2015 BLUE EARTH — Dawn Fellows of Central Services addressed Faribault County commissioners Tuesday about a recent development that has affected the Prairie Lakes Transit system. more »»



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