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Man facing drug charge

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FAIRMONT — A man with no known address is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Garth Coughlin Weir, 52, 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 11, ...

Welcome Festival slated for July 17-18

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WELCOME — Thank you to all who gave blood at the blood drive this past Tuesday in Welcome. Also, thank you to those who helped with the registration and organization. Next, there will be a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday at Legends II in Ceylon. n The city of Welcome is missing a ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Lindsay E. Laidig, 35, of Mishawaka, Ind.; Allie M. Niebuhr, 17, of Wells; Angel M. Smith, 17, of Fairmont; each fined $125. Angus James S. Toon, 37, of Chicago, Ill.; fined $135. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Joseph ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, June 8 12:08 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 500 block of North Orient Street. 12:22 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 400 block of East Sixth Street. 7:08 a.m. — Police received a report of a ...

Fairmont man facing robbery count

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County after an alleged armed robbery. Gilberto Amaro Jr., 21, has been charged with one count of simple robbery, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. According to the complaint: At 9:04 ...

Welcome to remove ash trees

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WELCOME — The city of Welcome will remove ash trees at the city park because of damage caused by ash borers. The trees will be replaced. City employee Max Longley reported the problem to the City Council this week. Bulfer Tree Service has suggested fall or spring for replanting. Also on ...

Truman man faces felony

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FAIRMONT — A Truman man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Travis Allen Carlson, 30, 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 10, a Minnesota State ...

Classic tractor ride scheduled for July 24

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TRUMAN — Wednesday is recycling day. Please place recycling containers curbside by 7 a.m. with the front facing the street. All cardboard should be broken down, but no pizza boxes. n Second Harvest Heartland and the nutritional assistance program for seniors will be held 9:30-10:30 a.m. ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Saathvik R. Alety, 31, of Washington, D.C.; Richard R. Blaul, 36, of Carver; each fined $125. John W. Breen, 21, of Cortland, Ill.; Christopher W. Knight, 34, of Crystal; each fined $135. Bryan J. Hinger, 46, of Chicago, Ill.; fined ...

Police

Police

MARTIN COUNTY Tuesday, July 7 12:17 p.m. — Deputies received an animal complaint in the 2300 block of 20th Avenue in rural Odin. A verbal warning was issued. 12:21 p.m. — Deputies received an animal complaint in the 1000 block of Martin Road in rural Welcome. 1:48 p.m. — Deputies ...

Martin County studies post-pandemic meeting rules

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FAIRMONT — Questioning whether to continue meeting via video conferencing in light of the current declared state of emergency, Martin County commissioners heard from County Attorney Terry Viesselman on Tuesday. Specifically, Viesselman presented a review of open meeting law ...

Blue Earth finishes up Sailor Street work

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BLUE EARTH — The 2019 North Sailor Street project in Blue Earth is complete and the numbers are in. Blue Earth City Council learned this week that the project cost just less than $2 million. The council held a public hearing, then certified the assessment list. While the council ...

Fairmont zoning panel approves 3 variances

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Board of Zoning Appeals fielded four variance requests Tuesday, approving three and denying one. The board nixed a request from Gerald D. Meyer of 408 S. Prairie Ave. to allow a 6-foot high front yard fence, replacing an existing row of hedges. City Code requires ...

Leland Parkway project in Blue Earth ongoing

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BLUE EARTH — “Work on the County Road 16/Leland Parkway project is progressing and is about three weeks ahead of schedule at this point,” Public Works director Mark Daly told Faribault County commissioners Tuesday. Daly said that as the project moves from phase 1 and 2 to phase 3, the ...

Sherburn Theater to resume movies

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SHERBURN — Regional Worship Center in Sherburn will again host a community breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Monday mornings at 2 Crossroads Drive. They will not serve the buffet. Instead the meal will be served as ordered. Donations accepted for the meals, and everyone is welcome to attend. ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jesse P. Chase, 41, of Cottage Grove; Justin R. Olson, 19, of Hudson, Wis.; each fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Dakota E. Kalis, 24, of Blue Earth; fined $110. Failure to stop at stop signs or stop lines at ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, July 6 1:32 a.m. — Police received a fireworks complaint at the intersection of Fifth Street and North Hampton Street. A verbal warning was issued. 1:33 a.m. — Police received a fireworks complaint at the intersection of 10th Street and North Orient Street. 4:01 ...

Red Rock Center adapts: Concerts planned in park

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FAIRMONT — Necessity is the mother of invention, so Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont has embraced that thought amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With limited indoor seating and little room to practice social distancing for even a small gathering, the center has remained closed to the ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, July 5 Midnight — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 600 block of Burton Lane. An arrest was made. 12:03 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 900 block of North Prairie Avenue. 12:06 a.m. — Police received a report of ...

Comforting foster children: Scout embraces compassion

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Local Girl Scout Sydney Blomster, 13, made the very grown-up decision to embrace the principal of helping others in her effort to earn her Girl Scout Silver Award. Her project involved providing 34 comfort care bags to the Martin/Faribault County foster care program. The bags are meant to ...