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Fmt. Schools plan for future

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont School board meeting took place over Zoom Tuesday evening. Superintendent Joe Brown provided an update on the learning model. He said just last night, he sent an email to families informing them that the current plan is to stay in distance learning until Jan.18. ...

Fairmont to have holiday lighting contest

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FAIRMONT — This holiday season will be markedly different as many families forego large gatherings to prevent further COVID spread, but that doesn't mean we can't find other ways to disseminate seasonal cheer. The City of Fairmont and Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to ...

Santa to hold drive-through visit

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TRUMAN — Profinium is having a drive-through Santa and Mrs. Claus visit from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 5. Drive through the Profinium parking lot in Truman from the safe distance of your vehicle. Stop by to wave at Santa and Mrs. Claus and drop off your wish list (for everyone safety please ...

Area update: COVID-19

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FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County, as of Tuesday, now has a total of 1,002 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 492. The following information is from Tuesday, November 24: Total number of new cases Martin: ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Lawrence C. Cahill, 57, of Santa Monica, Calif.; Steven A. Mueller, 68, of Algona, Iowa; Jacob Jyh Guu Yeh, 37, of Montclair, Calif.; Julie A. Anthonisen, 57, of Sherburn; each fined $125. Kali C. Koch, 28, of Fairmont; fined $225. Daniel P. ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Nov. 23 6:52 a.m. — A suspicious circumstance was reported in the 1400 block of South Prairie Avenue. Police cleared the call. 9:10 a.m. — A disturbance/disorderly conduct/nuisance complaint was reported in the 1000 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. 10:10 a.m. — ...

City to sell properties

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council on Monday authorized the sale of 11 properties the city had acquired through tax forfeiture. Seven of the properties will go on public auction, with four being sold to neighboring property owners. Since acquiring the properties, the city has razed the ...

Area update: COVID-19

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FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County, as of Monday, now has a total of 978 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 478. The following information is from Monday, November 23: Total number of new cases Martin: ...

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Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — William E. Harris, 59, of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; Michael P. Lynch, 38, of Northfield; each fined $125. Katie Jo Davis, 38, of Albert Lea; fined $145. Animal running at large — Joseph A. Des Marais Jr., 39, of Wells; fined $135. Child ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, Nov. 22 8:05 a.m. — A suspicious circumstance was reported in the 1200 block of North Elm Street. 11:57 a.m. — Police investigated a civil complaint in the 500 block of Home Street. The issue was resolved. 5:20 p.m. — A harassment complaint was reported in the ...

Area update: COVID-19

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FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County, as of Sunday, now has a total of 969 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 469. The following information is from Sunday, November 22: Total number of new cases Martin: ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Anthony T. Zierke, 59, of Elmore; Travis J. Clay, 39, of Lake Crystal; William O. Neill, 33, of Black Earth, Wis.; each fined $125. No blaze orange during firearm deer season — Theodore J. Richter, 66, of Trimont; fined $110. Failure to drive ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Nov. 20 7:08 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported in the 700 block of Summit Drive. 11:51 a.m. — Police investigated a fraud complaint in the 600 block of Burton Lane. 1:25 p.m. — A suspicious circumstance was reported in the 3600 block of Cedar Park ...

Fairmont Police Department: Vest upgrade helps officers

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FAIRMONT — Keeping with a recent theme, the Fairmont Police department is sporting another new look. After recently receiving new patches and a new vehicle design, officers are now wearing some new equipment. After some extensive research, officers have received load-bearing vests which ...

Area update: COVID-19

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FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County, as of Friday, now has a total of 913 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 444. The following information is from Friday, November 20: Total number of new cases Martin: ...

Have a happy Thanksgiving

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CEYLON — All Circle of Faith parishes are invited to celebrate Thanksgiving together at 6:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 25, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ceylon. Due to concerns with COVID-19, social distancing protocols and face coverings will be implemented. Condolences to the family ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Joshua A. Kyles, 36, of St. Paul; fined $125. Amer Taha, 29, of Lynnwood, Wash.; fined $135. Migratory birds-violate federal regulations-must specify in notes — Tyler W. Loveng, 22, of Elmore; fined $135. Driving after revocation — ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Nov. 19 12:36 a.m. — A trespassing complaint was reported in the 500 block of Home Street. 9:51 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported in the 900 block of Home Street. 3:29 p.m. — Police rendered assistance to the ambulance at Downtown Plaza and Blue Earth ...

Schools: Fairmont extends distance learning

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Fairmont Area Schools are in for yet another change, based on recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health. Superintendent Joe Brown shared that Fairmont will be extending the amount of time that students are on a distance learning model, through the middle of January, 2021. Brown ...

Area update: COVID-19

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FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County, as of Thursday, now has a total of 890 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 431. The following information is from Thursday, November 19: Total number of new cases Martin: ...