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Pollinators are important to the future

The “save the bees” movement has been fairly popular over the last few years. While many people have mixed feeling about bees, it’s undeniable that they are important little creatures. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, pollinators play a critical role in ...

County Relay for Life will be held Saturday

SHERBURN — An open house is being held today at Bank Midwest for John Tirevold who is retiring after 42 years of dedicated service to our local bank. The public is invited to stop by for cupcakes and refreshments from 1-4 p.m. and to wish John the best in whatever the future holds for him and ...

Discord on Fairmont City Council continues

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council spent 2 hours and 21 minutes in a closed session Monday to evaluate the job performance of City Administrator Mike Humpal. Although Councilman Randy Lubenow had pushed to adjust the agenda to include a summary of the evaluation and a resolution ...

Man facing felony counts

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Michael James Pepin, 28, has been charged with two counts of domestic assault, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On June 15, Fairmont police ...

Woman faces drug charge

FAIRMONT — A Manhattan, Kansas, woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Ariel Nicole Greeley, 27, 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 June 20, a ...

Red Rock art center looks ahead to new season

FAIRMONT — The Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont just announced its upcoming concert series. The 2019-20 concert series kicks off in September with family-friendly evening performances by a variety of artists. “We’ve always done musical performances but the series started in ...

Fairmont thrift stores lament ‘dumping’

FAIRMONT — The Salvation Army Thrift Store and Twelve Baskets Re-Sale of Fairmont share a common charitable goal — sell donated goods to support a variety of support programs in the community. They also share a financial headache — paying the high cost of hauling away unusable donations ...

Work ahead of pace at Arise Academy in Fairmont

FAIRMONT — Southern Plains Education Cooperative is making the move from its current home in Winnebago to Fairmont. It is going to be located in the former Lincoln School. The co-op is a joint powers organization that provides special education and alternative learning programs to five area ...

Intern gains insight with Fairmont police

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Police Department’s internship program has been up and running for several years, affording young people interested in law enforcement with an opportunity to gain valuable first-hand experience. This year, the program touts a new feature in the form of gaining ...

Summerfest coming up

CEYLON — Circle of Faith parishes offer a reminder that in June they have a summer schedule. St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ceylon and Waverly Lutheran Church, north of Welcome, will hold 8:30 a.m. services on Sunday. Wednesday evening services are held 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran in ...

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Correction A photo cutline in Friday’s edition regarding the Truman Stagemasters’ musical “Disney 101 Dalmation Kids” listed an incorrect time for Saturday’s performance. The play will start at 1 p.m. today at the school auditorium in Truman. Pork Masters golf outing ...

Temperance Lake Ridge holds groundbreaking

SHERBURN — Temperance Lake Ridge in Sherburn broke ground Thursday on a $4.18 million project. Residents of the facility, community members and those involved in the planning were present for the occasion. While parts of the facility will be remodeled, the main addition includes 14 rooms ...

Free lunches being offered

WELCOME — Circle of Faith parishes may attend 8:30 a.m. services Sunday at Waverly Lutheran Church north of Welcome or St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ceylon. The 6:30 p.m. Wednesday service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Welcome. St. Paul’s United Church of Christ has 9 a.m. ...

Truman Public School gets busy growing

There are 25 boxes behind Truman Public Schools full of herbs, vegetables and flowers. The school began a garden-in-a-box program at the end of the school year with the help of Michael Taylor. Taylor, a Truman resident who also drives bus for the school, is a Master Gardener through the ...

Homeless woman charged

FAIRMONT — A homeless woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Heather Marie Miller, 31, has been charged with damage to property in the first degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On March 30, Fairmont ...

Man faces felony drug count

FAIRMONT — A Madelia man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. David Arnold Arizmendi 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 June 4, a Martin County ...

Pool offers swim lessons

TRUMAN — Children’s Summer Theater will present “101 Dalmatians” at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. The cost of a ticket is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Tickets are available from cast members or at the door. The children have been practicing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day ...

Welcome eyes sump pumps

WELCOME  — Welcome City Council this week discussed proposed changes for sump pump inspections. Possible changes include inspecting all newly built homes as well as those sold within 10 days before the closing and setting a limit of 60 days for the owner of property to comply with sump ...

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Fairmont Covenant marks 40 years FAIRMONT — Fairmont Evangelical Covenant Church is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019 and is inviting the community to join them. “I remember the thrill of joining with others that first Easter Sunday as we had a sense that God had led us to that ...

Northrop grain elevator fire woes persist

FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from county Emergency Management director Abigail Nesbit regarding the LB Pork elevator explosion and fire event that occurred in Northrop on Dec. 28, 2017. The event affected the city of Northrop, as well as area fire departments. ...