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Students ready to offer help around town

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FAIRMONT — For eight years, students at Fairmont High School have been getting out into the community to help others during the school’s annual Community Service Day. This year, the service day will take place Friday, and be led by students from the school’s National Honor Society. Mark ...

City selling off library books

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CEYLON — Ceylon will host a time to buy library books from 8-11 a.m. today at the former Ceylon Library. Most books are 25 cents but there are some antique books available for more. There are still about 1,000 books left and approximately that many have been sold. Check them out and help ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Ramon Briseno, 57, of Elmore; Danielle M. Halvorsen, 33, of Albert Lea; each fined $125. Benjamin J. Parpart, 46, of South St. Paul; fined $145. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Elizabeth A. Ehrich, 62, of Elmore; fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, May 9 12:28 a.m. — A disturbance was reported in the 1200 block of Hickory Street. 8:42 a.m. — A suspicious person was reported in the 1100 block of Day Street. 12:23 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 400 block of East 11th Street. 1:33 p.m. — ...

Child care shortage addressed

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FAIRMONT — The shortage of child care slots in Fairmont and Martin County and the impact it has on business growth was in the spotlight Thursday as possible solutions to the issue were unveiled. Heidi Hagel Braid, chief program officer at the national non-profit First Children’s Finance, ...

GHEC hires new leader, SRO

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GRANADA — The Granada-Huntley-East Chain School Board on Thursday approved a contract for Doug Storbeck as superintendent/principal for the 2019-22 school years. Storbeck is currently principal at St. James Public School. He will begin his new position July 1, taking over ...

MCW student named state FFA vice president

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SHERBURN — Martin County West recently had 54 students attend the 90th Minnesota FFA Convention, an impressive number for a rural district. Two won State Proficiency Awards. Carson Kahler was first in diversified crop production, second in fiber and oil crop production, and a participant in ...

Cleanup day this weekend

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WELCOME — Cleanup day in Welcome will be 8-10 a.m. (or whenever the truck is full) Saturday behind the Fire Hall on Campbell Street by the water tower. Be prepared to show identification that proves you are a Welcome resident. Appliances can be picked up curbside for a fee. Tickets for ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Patricia A. Green, 63, of Granada; Garry E. Moore, 63, of Burnsville; each fined $125. Texting/use of electronic device while driving — Elijah J. Zuehlke, 18, of Fairmont; fined $135. Jesse W. Houfer, 39, of Welcome was convicted on a felony ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, May 8 11:01 a.m. — Police received a report of trespassing in the 200 block of South State Street. SHERBURN/ WELCOME Wednesday, May 8 5:01 p.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the Elm Tree Trailer Court in Welcome. 8:31 p.m. — ...

Fairmont artist offers altered photographs at Red Rock Center

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Each month, Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont typically hosts an artist of the month. Art forms range from paintings to wood burnings to embroidery, and the artists are of all different ages. For May, Susan Anderson is the featured artist. Her altered photography is on display through ...

Citizens question Welcome officials

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WELCOME — Welcome residents had lots of feedback for the City Council this week. Several asked about complaints of ordinance violations and notifications with photos. Officials reminded them that the city held an annual work session during which council members drove around town and made ...

Fairmont man charged with auto theft

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Christopher Jorgen Delaney, 37, has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On April 20, a Fairmont police ...

Woman allegedly threatened violence

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FAIRMONT — A homeless woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Heather Marie Miller, 31, has been charged with making threats of violence, which carries a maximum charge of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On April 21, a Fairmont police ...

Spring fling coming up

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TRUMAN — Free household hazardous waste collections for Martin and Faribault county residents will be 6-7:30 p.m. tonight at the Granada Fire Hall. No empty paint cans, only cans that contain liquid paint. Ag chemicals and business products will be accepted by appointment. For more ...

Briefly

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Fishing tourney set for May 18 FAIRMONT — Fairmont Lakes Foundation Inc. will hold its Spring Fishing Tournament on May 18. The event will be limited to the first 50 registered teams. The two-person team entry fee is $50 per boat. Everyone must check in at 7 p.m. May 17 at Gomsrud ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Robert Patrick B. Northcott, 41, of Kenneth; Tenisha T. Terry, 37, of East Lansing, Mich.; each fined $125. Joshua A. Brown, 33, of Armstrong, Iowa; fined $135. Timothy Ward, 60, of Bethesda, Md.; fined $145. Driving after suspension — ...

Police

Police

SHERBURN/WELCOME Tuesday, May 7 4:32 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 400 block of Second Street in Welcome. 7 p.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to property at the Martin County West School Bus garage in Welcome. TRIMONT Tuesday, May ...

Martin County 4-H move to fairgrounds OK’d

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners have approved a lease agreement with the Martin County Fair for office space at the fairgrounds for the 4-H program. The lease, set at $6,000 annually for a five-year period, cements a plan that has been in progress since December. County 4-H ...

Fairmont slates open house on Lake Avenue work

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont residents will have the opportunity to express their thoughts and concerns about the upcoming Lake Avenue construction project at an open house from 5-7 p.m. Thursday in council chambers at City Hall. Although the project is included in this year’s street improvement ...