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Blood drive Wednesday in Fairmont An American Red Cross blood drive will be held 1-7 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church, 300 S. Grant St. in Fairmont. Extra sanitization will be in place. Please wear a face covering and practice good physical distancing. To schedule an appointment, ...

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First Congregational plans free meal First Congregational United Church of Christ in Fairmont will offer a free community meal sponsored by the church council beginning 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at their church located at 319 Downtown Plaza in Fairmont. They will serve a meal consisting of ...

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Hope Cafe to Go to offer meals St. John Vianney Church in Fairmont is offering Hope Cafe to Go meals. They will make a hot meal Sunday and deliver to homes in Fairmont around 5 p.m. The service is limited to the first 30 requests or so. The church offers the meal on the fourth Sunday of the ...

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Ruby’s Pantry plans food distribution Ruby’s Pantry will hold a food distribution from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the East Chain Evangelical Free Church, located at 507 280th Ave., rural East Chain. This will be conducted in a drive-through process. Participants will not have to get out of ...

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College News Hanna Reischl of Fairmont and Molly Brinkman of Jackson, were named to the dean’s list for the 2020 fall semester at Mount Marty University in Yankton, S.D. The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the 2020 fall semester at the University of Sioux Falls ...

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Recycling site to close City of Fairmont’s yard waste recycling site located at 1880 100th Street, west of Fairmont, has been closed for the season. Pursuant to policy approved by the city council, the yard waste site is now closed to the public until April 1, 2021. Contractors looking to ...

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Ruby’s Pantry planned Monday in Sherburn Ruby's Pantry will be held in Sherburn on Monday at the Regional Worship Center, 2 Crossroads Drive, in Sherburn. Distribution will begin around 5:30 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m. This will be as a drive-through again. Participants are asked to stay ...

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College News The following area students graduated and were awarded degrees and honors following the 2020 fall semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato: Blue Earth — Kristin Grev, bachelor’s degree in exercise science, Vanessa Juarez, bachelor’s degree in alcohol and drug ...

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Annual bird count slated for Thursday The annual Christmas bird count will be held Thursday in Fairmont. Anyone interested is welcome to participate. The area that will be counted is encompassed by a 7.5 mile circle centered on Amber Lake Park. Participants may count birds viewed at or near ...

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55+ driver program next week Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ Driver Discount Course next week. There will be a four-hour Refresher Course from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday. The course will be taught via distance learning/Zoom. Cost is $22. These courses are open to the public; ...

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MLHS to present virtual Christmas concert The music department at Martin Luther High School in Northrop will present a virtual Christmas concert “The Promise Arrives in Silence.” Musicians from area Lutheran elementary school, MLHS, MLHS alumni and parents under the direction of Mr. Phil ...

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Red Rock offers holiday DVD Glenn Henriksen's holiday concert hosted by the Red Rock Center for the Arts is now available on DVD. There is a suggested minimum donation. To schedule a contact free pick up or have a copy mailed to you, call (507) 235-9262. Policy Announcements for People ...

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Red Rock offers holiday music Red Rock Center for the Arts will present Lunchbox Entertainment featuring holiday music by Katie Koenning, Josie Bleess and Michael Kutch beginning noon Tuesday on their Facebook page. The public is invited to join in. KOC to hold burger fundraiser Fairmont ...

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Fairmont UMC to sponsor Mitten Tree Fairmont United Methodist Church located at 119 E. 2nd Street in Fairmont is sponsoring a Mitten Tree. Bring your donations of new or handmade hats, mittens, gloves and scarves to the church and hang them on the Mitten Tree, located inside the front entry ...

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CER provides winter activities update Due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, no start date nor organizational meeting date for the Fairmont CER Winter Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League and the Fairmont CER Winter Adult Co-Ed Basketball League have yet been determined. If you have any ...

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United Methodist Church to sponsor Mitten Tree Fairmont United Methodist Church located at 119 E. 2nd Street in Fairmont is sponsoring a Mitten Tree. Bring your donations of new or handmade hats, mittens, gloves and scarves to the church and hang them on the Mitten Tree, located outside the ...

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55+ driver program scheduled next week Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ Driver Discount Course next week. There will be an eight-hour First Time Course from 5-9 p.m. both Monday and Tuesday. The course will be taught via distance learning/Zoom. Cost is $26. These courses are ...

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CER Christmas gift ideas Fairmont Community Education and Recreation is offering exciting new gift ideas for that special child in your life. Activities are take home and age appropriate. Choose from the following: • 4-H Let it Snow (grades K-5) This kit contains fun winter-themed ...

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BEA to hold conferences Tuesday Parent-student-teacher conferences for Blue Earth Area High School students in grades 8-12 will be held virtually from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. Students and parents can use the link ‘Conferences Sign Up’ for times to meet with teachers. Students are encouraged to ...

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Fairmont Community blood drive slated The American Red Cross will hold a Fairmont community blood drive 12:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Budd Room at the Holiday Inn, Fairmont. All presenting donors will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card ...