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Grandson still honors sheriff

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A grim bit of Martin County history still has an effect in the modern day, preserving one man’s interest in the Fairmont area. On Sept. 8, 1931, Martin County Sheriff Guss Jorgenson was killed in the line of duty. Eighty-eight years later, his grandson, Garwood “Gar” Jorgensen of ...

Fairmont shop adding ‘Broke Girl’ boutique

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The Giddy Up Boutique, located in downtown Fairmont, has been operating as a successful thrift store boutique since 2000. It will expand next week for the fall clothing premiere with the opening of Broke Girl Boutique, an area tucked inside the shop. Denise Rouse, owner of Giddy Up, explained ...

Ceylon to host blood drive

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CEYLON — The congregation at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert will have a special all-congregation meeting after the service on Sunday to discuss finances. Some questions for deliberation and discussion were included in the church newsletter. All members are urged to ...

Fairmont student serves state youth

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FAIRMONT — Minnesota Alliance With Youth has announced that Weston Loughmiller of Fairmont has been selected to serve on the Minnesota Youth Council for a third year. The Youth Council is a collaboration of youth and adults working together to empower and mobilize young people across the ...

Briefly

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Welcome street work continues WELCOME — Bolton & Menk engineer Travis Winter this week reported on the street project in Welcome. He told the City Council the utility work is almost finished and grading continues. By the beginning of September, crews will check to make sure the ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Bradley R. Rogers, 38, of Somonauk, Ill.; Richard L. Seamans, 65, of Boise, Idaho; Keegyn Q. Atkinson, 25, of Big Lake; each fined $125. Wmene B. Kajunju, 29, of St. Paul; Kelly M. Roehrick, 52, of Medford; Mayson Adam R. Sands, 26, of Trimont; ...

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TRUMAN Thursday, Aug. 22 5:33 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 400 block of North Fourth Avenue East in Truman. FAIRMONT Thursday, Aug. 22 12:28 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of North Hampton Street. 1:46 a.m. — Police ...

Clothing drive to benefit Fairmont Elementary students

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Elementary School’s “Take It or Leave It” winter clothing drive will take place during back-to-school conferences Sept. 3-4. It will be located in the K-2 cafeteria. Donations are being accepted now until the time of the drive. Donations of Fairmont Cardinal gear ...

Police: Man wielded blade

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FAIRMONT — A Ceylon man is facing multiple felony charges in Martin County. Jose Nestor Perez II, 28, has been charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in the second degree, each of which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine. He is also ...

Welcome boosting fire department funds

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WELCOME — Chris Borchardt of the Welcome Fire Department provided an update to the City Council this week. He said the department had applied for several grants and received two. One is a rescue grain bin tube and accessories (harnesses and ropes) as well as training for the tube. CFS and ...

Welcome street work continues

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WELCOME — Wow. It’s nearly the end of August already. Congratulations to all the participants in the Martin County Fair who won trips to the Minnesota State Fair. Good luck. n The last of the 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening services for the Circle of Faith parishes will be this week at ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Christy L. Keinz, 47, of Good Thunder; Marisa K. Moldan, 26, of Truman; each fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — William S. Bathen, 60, of Wanamingo; Scott D. Busse, 16, of Fairmont; Lucas R. Moeckel, 39, of ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Aug. 21 2:03 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 600 block of Webster Street. 7:46 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 200 block of West 11th Street. 8:21 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 800 block of North Prairie Avenue. 10:11 a.m. ...

Fairmont in need of kindergarten teachers

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Elementary School is looking for an additional kindergarten teacher for the 2019-20 school year due to a significant increase in enrollment. Superintendent Joe Brown explained that they’re always planning a year ahead for the next school year. Last year, when they ...

Truman Pride coming in one week

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TRUMAN — Low Vision Support Group sponsored by CREST will meet 1:30 p.m. today at the CREST office, located at 820 Winnebago Ave. in Fairmont. This month’s topic is the proper use of eye medications. This support group will be very useful for those with reduced or low vision as well as ...

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Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Antonio Perez, 40, of Spring Grove, Ill.; Francesco Scire, 42, of Estherville, Iowa; Craig L. Twiford, 71, of Elkhart, Ind.; Isbitan Khalil, 51, of Rockford, Ill.; Tuyet Bach Thi Vo, 47, of Bozeman, Mont.; Patrick J. Foley, 46, of Sioux Falls, ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Aug. 20 6:49 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1100 block of South Prairie. 10:19 p.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 800 block of East First Street. A verbal warning was issued. 10:30 a.m. — Police received a report ...

CHS presents plan to County

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from several employees of CHS Inc. who were present to discuss the details of their proposed $100 million project at the Fairmont site and to request a tax abatement from the county. A public hearing on the matter will be held at 10 a.m. ...

Bomgaars to open store in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — Bomgaars will be opening a new store in Fairmont, having purchased the former Shopko building at 1001 S. Highway 15. “We are coming to town,” Aaron Bomgaars, vice president of property management and store development for the family-owned business, said Tuesday. “We’re ...

Pet clean-up stations approved

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FAIRMONT — Brittney Lopau offered a proposal to boost park cleanliness to the Fairmont Park Board on Monday. To earn her Girl Scout Silver Award, Lopau is offering to install dog clean-up stations at various parks in the city. Her reasoning is simple. Sometimes, people don’t have bags to ...