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MCW graduation set for Sunday afternoon

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SHERBURN — The last day of school for all Martin County West students is Friday. There will be an awards day program 1:30 p.m. Friday in the gymnasium at the high school in Sherburn. The program will recognize students who have qualified for awards and scholarships throughout the year with an ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, May 27 4:27 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 2800 block of Roland Avenue. 7:03 p.m. — Police received a report of an assault in the 900 block of Albion Avenue. An arrest was made. 8:53 p.m. — Police received a report of fraud in the 400 block of East ...

Martin County Vets have a proud history

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FAIRMONT — While Monday may have begun with very wet weather and flood watches, the rain could not wash away the fervor of those determined to honor the memories of those who have fallen in service to their country. The annual Memorial Day ceremony filled the Knights of Columbus Hall in ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, May 26 12:27 a.m. — Police received a report of harassment in the 40 block of North Dewey Street. 5:14 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in 2600 block of Poetter Circle. 3:37 p.m. — Police received a report of a gas drive off theft in the 1500 block of Albion ...

Korte ready for new role

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FAIRMONT — Jim Forshee, Martin County’s Auditor/Treasurer, will retire in July. Jessica Korte, currently working for the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office, will finish out his term through Dec. 31, 2022. Korte discussed how she came to work for the county, as well as the challenges and ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Dean R. Miller, 54, of Minneota; Ty C. Anderson, 24, of Armstrong, Iowa; Amanda Jo Gochanour, 30, of Armstrong, Iowa; Samantha M. Obermoller, 20, of Brewster; each fined $125. Pamela J. Larson, 56, of Huxley, Iowa; Kendra I. Gregory-Daly, 23, of ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Friday, May 24 5:24 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of Home Street. 10:30 a.m. — Police received a report of shoplifting in the 200 block of South State Street. 1:05 p.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to property in Lincoln ...

Local pilot honored for 50 years of flying

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When your heart’s in the sky you need to let it fly free and high, at least according to Fairmont resident Verlus Burkhart. Burkhart recently received the Wright Brothers “Master Pilot” Award, presented by the Federal Aviation Administration. He shared how he got his start and what is ...

Group: Seat belts save lives

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FAIRMONT — Drivers pulling up to the McDonald’s drive-thru in Fairmont during the lunch hour Friday may have experienced a little trepidation. But it was worth it. A pair of Martin County Sheriff’s deputies were positioned next to the menu boards and intercoms, ready with a message and ...

Effort in Truman promotes health

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TRUMAN — Truman Active Living is comprised of community members whose goal is to promote healthier lives. They meet at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Truman Museum. A core group of 8-10 people attend, along with others who visit for a variety of reasons. “We meet with ...

Summerfest set for June 29

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CEYLON — Monday is Memorial Day, a great time to remember that freedom isn’t free. There will be a memorial service 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert. The public is invited. There will be no Memorial Day program in Ceylon this year. Flags on graves have been ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Edward J. Persico, 58, of Hot Springs, Mont.; Kyle E. Steele Jr., 49, of Billings, Mont.; Roger C. Buckmeier, 54, of Granada; Ryan R. Wangen, 41, of Albert Lea; William T. Deng, 41, of Rochester; Katey E. McGruder, 30, of Lower Brule, S.D.; Kevin ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, May 23 5:17 a.m. — Police received a threats complaint in the 700 block of East Seventh Street. 7:15 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1000 block of North Hampton Street. 7:43 a.m. — Police received a report of a theft in the 400 block of North Grant ...

Fairmont’s Kueker quadruplets graduating

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Bella and Cora Kueker are often asked by people, “Are you twins?” To which they reply, “No. We’re quads.” The sisters, along with their brothers, Darrian and Ethan, are fraternal quadruplets. The four of them are set to graduate from Fairmont High School in less than two weeks and ...

Memorial Day event scheduled in Welcome

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WELCOME — Monday is Memorial Day, a good time to remember that freedom isn’t free. Welcome Legion, Sons of the Legion and Legion Auxiliary will hold a Memorial Day program at 9 a.m. in the old gym at the Welcome School. Because of construction, please use the north door (back door). The ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Oliver Z. Kollofski, 35, of Fairmont; Jasmine N. Kutzbach, 32, of Fairmont; Jarryd A. Todman, 24, of Rapid City, S.D.; Patrick E. Bettin, 18, of Sherburn; each fined $145. Overnight parking — Zachary M. Inglett, 38, of Fairmont; fined $32. ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, May 22 8:45 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 1300 block of South State Street. 9:11 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 100 block of West Fourth Street. 9:24 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint ...

Mayo-Fairmont connects with public

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FAIRMONT — Mayo Clinic Health System-Fairmont held its third annual stakeholder breakfast forum Wednesday at Red Rock Center in Fairmont. The event allows Mayo leadership the opportunity to connect with local business people, volunteers, educators, mental and physical health care providers, ...

Welcome sells $2.9M in bonds

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WELCOME — Shannon Sweeney of David Drown Associates, public finance advisers, reported to the Welcome City Council this week about the city issuing $2.93 million in bonds needed to finance a major streets project. Sweeney reported that a credit rating check from Standard & Poor’s gave ...

Memorial Day events set in Truman

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TRUMAN — Happy belated 80th birthday to Larry Brummond. Larry was born May 22, 1939. Cards can reach him at 84246 420th Street, Truman, MN 56088. n Here’s wishing Arlys Halverson a happy 96th birthday today. Cards can reach her at P.O. Box 293, Truman, MN 56088. n Come to the ...