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Fairmont to host free ‘Extreme Tour’ concert

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The Extreme Tour will be making a family-friendly stop in Fairmont on Friday for a free concert from 5-9 p.m. at Sylvania Park. Jamie Kueker, an organizer, explained that The Extreme Tour is the world’s largest free music and extreme sports tour. This is its 25th year of doing major ...

Fairmont Area approves hirings

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont School Board on Tuesday approved several hirings for the 2019-20 school year. They are: o Jessica Koskovich as a high school teacher. o Megan Potthoff as a fourth-grade teacher. o Maisy Diegnau as a fifth-grade teacher. o Leslie Crissinger as a sixth-grade ...

Sherburn woman faces assault charge

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FAIRMONT — A Sherburn woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Kimberly Kay Ewert has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in the second degree, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine. According to the complaint: On May 18, ...

Festival begins Friday

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SHERBURN — Sherburn’s annual holiday festival gets underway this weekend beginning Friday evening with the Sherburn Fire Department’s “Finger lickin’ chicken feed” and a free dance featuring the band “Rhino.” Chicken, sweet corn and beans will be served from 5-8 p.m., and the ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Sabab Xayarath, 52, of Burnsville; Eric S. Soto, 28, of New York, N.Y.; Rachel D. Klassen, 19, of Elkhorne, Neb.; each fined $125. Clifford M. Cole, 32, of Wyoming, Mich.; William D. Hardy, 23, of Chicago, Ill.; each fined $145. Terence P. ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, June 10 4:10 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 2200 block of North State Street. 10:26 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint from the 1000 block of North Elm Street. 3:51 p.m. — Police received a report of a gas drive-off theft in ...

Fairmont hires prosecutor, civil attorney

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FAIRMONT — By unanimous vote Monday, the Fairmont City Council secured interim legal counsel for both criminal and civil cases, but a City Code requirement to have the attorney present at council meetings split the votes, 3-2. The need for interim counsel was brought about a month ago by the ...

Fairmont’s share of industrial park project rises

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FAIRMONT — Running infrastructure to the proposed new industrial park off Interstate exit 99 will cost Fairmont more money but keep options wide open for a variety of potential businesses. The Fairmont Economic Development Authority is ready to apply for a Greater Minnesota Business ...

Blue Earth Area reviews legislation

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BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area School Board on Monday discussed the results of the recently completed Minnesota legislative session. Interim Superintendent Dr. Jerry Jensen’s report included an update on bills signed into law that affect Blue Earth Area. Jensen said the education ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, June 9 1:24 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported at Albion Avenue and Cedarwood Drive. Police were not able to locate the animal in question. 9:30 a.m. — Police assisted the ambulance in the 200 block of Lake Avenue. 9:41 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported ...

Gunther reviews legislative session

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FAIRMONT — State Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, has a negative analysis of the recently concluded 2019 legislative session, but in a positive light. “It was not what was done as much as what wasn’t done,” he says. Positive, however, because Gunther is perfectly pleased — for the ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Friday, June 7 12:41 a.m. — Police issued a verbal warning related to an ordinance violation in the 1300 block of South Prairie Avenue. 1:52 a.m. — Police issued a verbal warning related to an ordinance violation in the 200 block of West Lair Road. 2:44 a.m. — Suspicious ...

Salvation Army transforms itself

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FAIRMONT — The past two years have represented a time of change and adaptation for the Fairmont Salvation Army. Dwindling membership in its congregation resulted in the closing of its church program in October 2017. In January 2018, the local organization received a $1 million bequest from ...

Baby Breck battles back, makes strides

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Breck Remus isn’t a year old yet, but she has proven to be quite the fighter. Breck, daughter of Ashley (Schultz) and Justin Remus, has spent much of her life in a hospital and has quite a bit of therapy in her future. A benefit is planned for Breck from 4-7 p.m. June 15 at the Truman ...

Cancer survivors praise their support systems

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The upcoming 2019 Martin County Relay for Life on June 29 serves as a powerful reminder that at some level we all need each other. Banding together to offer camaraderie, hope and encouragement in the face of cancer is a testament to the fortitude of those who have been either in or affected ...

Council meets Tuesday

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CEYLON — Tuesday coffee hours for June will continue from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Regional Worship Center in Sherburn. Also, Thursday coffee lovers meet 8:30-10 a.m. at the Legends 2 building in Ceylon. n Ceylon City Council will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. There is always a public ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Shaun D. Even, 46, of Brookings, S.D.; Thomas R. Newton, 70, of Manitowoc, Wis.; Leonard O. Olson, 65, of Custer, S.D.; each fined $125. Jennifer L. Becker, 37, of Morristown; fined $135. John K. Bowis, 24, of St. Paul; fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, June 6 1:43 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to property in the 400 block of North Prairie Avenue. 6:36 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint from the 800 block of North Prairie Avenue. 7:21 a.m. — Police received a threats complaint from ...

System at Fairmont Area Schools offers career insights

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FAIRMONT — Students at Fairmont High School have access to a site that helps prepare them for college or a career following high school. Through the Minnesota Career Information Systems, students can: learn about more than 520 occupations; research colleges, universities and career ...

Fairmont man facing drug possession count

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Brent Neal Shaikoski, 37, 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: On May 11, Fairmont police ...