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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Kimberly M. Euceda, 20, of Worthington; fined $125. Jennalee M. Gustafson, 17, of Fairmont; fined $155. Overnight parking violation — Duane A. Dafoe, 59, of Fairmont; fined $32. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Steven ...

Police

Police

TRIMONT Tuesday, March 6 6:50 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of Main Street West in Trimont. FAIRMONT Tuesday, March 6 1:02 a.m. — Police received a report of an assault in the 100 block of East First Street. 7:45 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint ...

‘Pay-for-stay’ ending

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners this week heard from County Attorney Terry Viesselman concerning the county’s pay-for-stay program. The program was recently brought up in a lawsuit against the county by a former defendant, and a federal judge has issued an order stating the program ...

Man charged in gun incident

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FAIRMONT — A Sherburn man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Bradley Joseph Arnold, 32, has been charged with possession of a firearm after having been previously convicted of a crime of violence, which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. According ...

Welcome asks for cut of funds

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WELCOME — City of Welcome officials expressed concerns this week about not receiving a share of Fox Lake Conservation League charitable gambling proceeds. Council members said they were under the impression the city was to receive some funds from the group and could then decide how to use ...

After-school science classes coming soon

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TRUMAN — Truman High School spring play “Hollywood Hillbillies” will be performed 7 p.m. tonight and on Friday evening. The play is set in the hills of Alabama. Cousin Chicory, who left for the city years ago, has directed his sophisticated wife and daughter to stop in and meet his ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Edward J. Schlegel, 46, of Maple Grove; Scott C. Sprague, 50, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Jeffery A. Prins, 53, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; each fined $125. Jerry D. Voehl, 52, of Prior Lake; fined $135. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — ...

Locals to testify on vocational bill

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FAIRMONT — There will be two legislative committee hearings at the state Capitol on Thursday regarding a bill that would provide state aid for students taking vocational classes outside of the regularly scheduled school day. Fairmont Area Superintendent Joe Brown, vocational Principal Andy ...

Martin County OKs funding for internships

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from Vicki Paskey of Minnesota Valley Action Council who asked them to consider an annual summer youth internship administrative agreement. The program between Martin County and MVAC provides summer work experience for youth living in ...

Granada man facing felony

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FAIRMONT — A Granada man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Jordan Dwayne Mortenson, 23, has been charged with making threats of violence, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Feb. 26, Martin County ...

FFA banquet coming up Sunday

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SHERBURN — Don’t forget there’s a free “Lunch and Learn” beginning 11 a.m. today at the Senior Citizens Center in Sherburn. The topic for this month is “Essential Oils and Aromatherapy.” A meal of potato soup and sandwiches will be served after the presentation. Anyone ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, March 5 9:18 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 500 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. A verbal warning was issued. 9:35 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1300 block of South State Street. 9:40 a.m. — Police received a report ...

Building code event slated

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FAIRMONT — In an effort to disseminate correct information, a special seminar on the Minnesota building code has been scheduled for March 22 in Fairmont. The free class is being sponsored by Fairmont’s Community Development Department. “There’s a general misconception that Fairmont ...

Local man facing felony drug count

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Adam Louis Poyzer, 38, has been charged with drug possession in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: At 3 p.m. Feb. 21, a deputy ...

Murder case: Man arrested

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LAKOTA, Iowa — A Lakota, Iowa, man has been arrested for murder in the first degree. According to a press release from the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Chad David Dietrick, 45, is suspected in the death of Krista Lynn Hesebeck, 38, also of Lakota. At 12:47 a.m. Saturday, the ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, March 4 8:21 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 200 block of Budd Street. 10:42 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 1600 block of Albion Avenue. 11:14 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 400 block of North State ...

Glad to serve: Student receives big award

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Izzy Munsch, a sophomore at the Fairmont Jr./Sr. High School, recently received the President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, given by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and sponsored by Prudential Financial, was given to Munsch based on the large number of hours she has spent ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Douglas M. Ankrum, 45, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; Brian A. Hendricksen, 64, of Truman; each fined $125. Derek J. Coleman, 26, of Clio, Mich.; fined $145. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Meridee Jo Kauffman, 49, of Alpha; fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, March 2 10:31 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 1600 block of Albion Avenue. 10:42 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 700 block of South Orient Street. 1:05 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil ...

Chamber honors businesses

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting Friday at the Holiday Inn to look back over 2017, and honor top business and non-profit organizations. After a welcome by board chairman Les Anderson, Chamber President Margaret Dillard said the organization spans 23 ...