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Schools to offer summer food program Fairmont Area Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be ...

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First Congregational plans free meal First Congregational United Church of Christ in Fairmont will offer a free community meal beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 319 Downtown Plaza, in Fairmont. This will be a drive-through pickup meal in the alley behind the church. Walk-up customers ...

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East Chain postpones Memorial Day event Because of public health considerations related to COVID-19, the 125th East Chain Memorial Day celebration has been postponed. A future date for a program and dedication of the Veterans Memorial at East Chain Park will be announced when it is safe to do ...

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Memorial Day program slated Monday Because of public health concerns related to COVID-19, many Memorial Day events in the Fairmont area have been cancelled, but there will be a program hosted by the Fairmont American Legion and Fairmont VFW at 10 a.m. Monday at the Martin County Veterans ...

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Produce distribution set for Wednesday Heaven’s Table Food Shelf and Second Harvest Heartland will sponsor an emergency produce distribution from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairmont High School. There is no charge. This is a drive-through only event. Participants should enter on west ...

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Help sought for placing flags at Lakeside Fairmont American Legion Post 36 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1222 will be placing American flags on veterans graves beginning 7 a.m. Saturday at Lakeside Cemetery in Fairmont. Efforts will be made to comply with COVID-19 regulations for ...

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DAV announces clothing bin postponement Because of the governor’s executive order directing all Minnesotans to shelter in place, the South Central Disabled American Veteran Chapter 32 will no longer be able to service its clothing bins. The pandemic has prevented the chapter from moving the ...

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License Center to reopen Monday Martin County License Center will reopen Monday. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The number of customers inside the office will be limited; sneeze guards have been installed to maintain social distancing; employees will wear masks and ask that ...

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Ruby’s Pantry set for Monday in Sherburn Ruby’s Pantry will be held Monday in Sherburn in the high school parking lot. Distribution will begin around 4 p.m. and continue until 7:30 p.m. They will have volunteers posted at street corners. Participants are asked to follow their directions. ...

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Sundaes in the Park cancelled Because of public health concerns regarding COVID-19, Trimont Area Service Klub (TASK) announces the cancellation of the 2020 Sundaes in the Park season in Trimont. Plans are to resume the event in 2021. Policy Announcements for People and Events must be ...

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Fishing derby in Fairmont cancelled The 2020 Kid’s All American Fishing Derby sponsored by Bass Seekers B.A.S.S. Club and Early Riser Kiwanis has been cancelled because of ongoing increases in COVID-19 cases in the area. The plan is to hold the event again in 2021. College News The ...

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Sherburn Legion cancels Memorial Day event Because of the COVID-19 virus, the Memorial Day program and donation of new veterans flags to the Avenue of Flags at the city park in Sherburn has been cancelled for this year. At this time, no future date has been set. Bremer birthday party ...

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Red Rock to offer Mother’s Day craft kits Red Rock Center for the Arts will distribute 45 Mother’s Day craft kits through curbside pickup beginning 4 p.m. Thursday, until they are gone. Each kit will contain everything needed to make mom a gift. Red Rock asks that people share a picture ...

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Association offers update on flower sales Because of the current stay-at-home order, Fairmont Soccer Association will distribute flowers Saturday in a curbside manner at the Martin County Arena at the fairgrounds in Fairmont. Pickup that day will be according to last name. It is as follows: ...

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St. John Vianney to host blood drive There will be an American Red Cross blood drive 2-7 p.m. Monday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 901 S. Prairie Ave., in Fairmont. As concerns about COVID-19 continue to rise, the American Red Cross is urging healthy, eligible individuals to give blood ...

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Update on student meal program Fairmont Area Schools student meal program will continue each week until the end of May. Full-week meal packages, including five breakfasts and five lunches, will be delivered on the following dates: Mondays, May 4, 11, 18 and Tuesday, May 26 This week’s ...

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Relay for Life announces cancellations Because of concerns for public health regarding COVID-19 and American Cancer Society guidelines, the Relay for Life of Martin County meetings for May and June have been cancelled. Library offers no-contact pickup FAIRMONT — All Martin County Library ...

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Welcome museum announces closing Because of public health concerns regarding COVID-19 and Gov. Tim Walz’s orders, Welcome Historical Society Museum will be closed until further notice. Any updates will be made public and posted to the museum’s Facebook page. Policy Announcements for ...

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‘4 Under 40’ event postponed Martin County’s Top “4 Under 40” award reception that will honor individuals who live or work in Martin County for their commitment and contributions both professionally and personally has been postponed until Sept. 17. Nominations will continue to be ...

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Ceylon group donating hand sanitizer Ceylon Area First, a local non-profit group, is donating hand sanitizer to nursing homes, to individuals who cannot afford it or to those who cannot find it in stores. The group is producing hand sanitizer in 16-ounce containers. To request hand sanitizer, ...