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Fairmont set to replace all of its meters

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FAIRMONT — This spring, Fairmont Public Utilities will begin the monumental task of replacing all its electric and water meters for residential and commercial customers. The process of switching out between 13,000 and 14,000 meters, as well as load management devices and lift station ...

Martin Co. Recorder offers insight on stats

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners recently heard an update from County Recorder Diane Sanders regarding vital records. Sanders noted that 359 passports were issued in 2019, and the issuance of birth and marriage certificates was way up, with people focused on obtaining enhanced ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Anthony J. Alleven, 28, of Winnebago; fined $135. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Chadd A. Mayer, 53, of Rochester; fined $25. Hands free law-engage in cellular phone or video call — Mitchell L. Bottomley, 32, of ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Jan. 23 5:40 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 400 block of Interlaken Road. 8:30 a.m. — Police received a report of harassment in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. 12:51 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 2600 block of Albion ...

Nominations now open for top businesses

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FAIRMONT — Nominations opened this week to name top area businesses and an outstanding non-profit. The program is sponsored annually by the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce as a way to recognize its members for noteworthy achievement the previous year. “This is a great way to celebrate a ...

Local man charged with arson

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Timothy Wayne Parsons, 35, has been charged with arson in the first degree, which carries a maximum penalty of one half of 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. He is also charged with making threats of violence, which ...

School board receives honor

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WELCOME — The congregations of the Circle of Faith parishes are reminded that their annual meetings that were postponed last weekend will be held the same times this Sunday. Ceylon’s St. Peter Lutheran will be after their 8:30 a.m. service, while Trinity in Welcome has its annual meeting ...

Sherburn trying to register building

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SHERBURN — The Sherburn City Council this week approved beginning the paperwork needed to put the community hall on the National Register of Historic Places. If the building is registered, the city would become eligible for help with repairs to preserve the site, along with other buildings ...

Man facing felony counts

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FAIRMONT — A Trimont man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Terry Jay Schulz, 40, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, which carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $40,000 fine. Schulz also faces a charge of criminal sexual conduct in ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Erik V. Godwin, 39, of Dunnell received a stay of imposition pursuant to Minnesota statutes on a felony charge of theft-take/use/transfer movable property without consent; fined $2,586.84, restitution $2,586.84, sentenced to jail 40 days, credit for time served ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Jan. 22 12:52 a.m. — Suspicious circumstances were reported in the 600 block of East Second Street. 4:37 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 900 block of School Street. 1:30 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of Home Street. 1:31 p.m. ...

Blue Earth police calls decline 4%

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BLUE EARTH — By the numbers. The Blue Earth City Council this week heard several reports that included a variety of numbers. The council listened to year-end updates from Chief of Police Tom Fletcher and Fire Chief Roger Davis. Fletcher reported the police department responded to ...

Man facing felony counts

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Brett Andrew Smitherman, 36, 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. In addition, Smitherman faces one charge of fleeing ...

Duo facing drug charges

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont and woman are facing felony charges in Martin County. Amber Grace Carroll, 38, and Gregory Martin Green, 49, have both been charged with drug possession in the third degree, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The pair are also ...

Students can get help with homework

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TRUMAN — Homework help is available to all Truman public school students in grades K-12 from 3-4 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday in the school media center and activities room. This is a free service run by some wonderful volunteers. You do not need to register ahead of time. n The ...

Welcome OKs actuary deal

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WELCOME — Welcome City Council this week approved an actuary agreement for the relief association of the fire department. In other business, the council: o Held the first reading of Ordinance 49, concerning large brick or concrete structures for mail boxes being a road and mail carrier ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jeffrey A. Bovee, 59, of New Ulm; Candy L. Padgett Grout, 55, of Granada; Stephanie L. McMullen, 51, of Blue Earth; Paige N. Neugebauer, 19, of Armour, S.D.; Demi O. Sanchez, 23, of Sioux City, Iowa; each fined $125. Troy T. Sewall, 34, of Backus; ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Jan. 21 8:36 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 700 block of East Sixth Street. 10:49 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint near the water treatment plant. 3:42 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 1300 block of North ...

Basketball game takes on cancer

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FAIRMONT — Whether it's financial, emotional, or prayerful, adults can find a way to help a family member or friend who is a cancer patient, but young people often are at a loss about how they can be supportive. Coaches vs. Cancer is an annual event at Fairmont High School that provides an ...

Martin County to hire assistant attorney

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FAIRMONT — On Tuesday, Martin County Commissioners approved a motion to authorize recruitment for an additional attorney for the County Attorney’s Office. The need is due, in part, to the addition of prosecution duties for cities in the county as well as an increased case load over the ...