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Don’t forget about mental health

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FAIRMONT — In a time where there’s a lot of uncertainties and concerns floating around, feeling stressed and anxious is normal. However it’s important to remember that mental health services are still available to anyone who needs them. Anna Garbers is the behavioral health program ...

Martin Co. cases hit 32, Sheriff: limit gatherings

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FAIRMONT — According to Community Health and Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties, Matin County’s positive COVID-19 cases have risen by three for a total of 32 as of Friday. Faribault County has risen by one for a total of three. In Martin County, case 30 is a 74 year old, ...

Beware of virus related scams

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CEYLON — There will be a Red Cross blood drive 1-6 p.m. Monday in the banquet room at Legends II in Ceylon. Special precautions will be in place such as making sure donors do not have a fever or other illness in a special way and extra cleaning of equipment used. Blood is needed so if a donor ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Snow emergency parking violation — Erica J. Geurtz, 32, of Fairmont; fined $72. Speeding — Laura E. Dekok, 37, of Jackson; Risku K. Nure, 33, of Apple Valley; Sarah M. Garry, 22, of Fairmont; each fined $125. Thomas H. Boggess, 59, of Estherville, Iowa; ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, April 2 10:58 a.m. — Police received a noise complaint in the 600 block of Summit Drive. 11 a.m. — Police received a report of illegal dumping in the 1800 block of 100th Street. 1:39 p.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 500 block of ...

Lending a hand: Visual Identity Vault helps local businesses

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FAIRMONT — It’s safe to say that by now, everyone has been affected either directly or indirectly by the novel coronavirus. While things are rapidly changing and many people are facing hardships, there are amazing acts of community and kindness out there. One local business, The Visual ...

Fairmont City Hall adapts, services continue

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FAIRMONT — The doors are locked at Fairmont City Hall as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the city definitely remains open for business. City staff has been adjusting to working from their homes, using technology like phone calls and emails to do their jobs as best they can, but they ...

Red Cross blood drive set for Monday

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WELCOME — Happy April, hope you didn’t get fooled too many times on Wednesday. Just a reminder that the senior citizens group in Welcome will not meet in April. Please stay home and take care. All area churches have cancelled services and events in the churches. They urge all area ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, April 1 2:53 a.m. — Police received a report of loud music in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. 9:46 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 100 block of East Belle Vue Road. 11:57 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance ...

Martin County couple recounts living through virus

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TRUMAN — Larry and Annette Bremer have the dubious distinction of having been the first positive COVID-19 cases in Martin County. After attending a Lenten Service on March 11, Annette came home feeling ill. A few days later, Larry took her to the emergency room and she eventually received the ...

Fairmont mayor seeks to inform the community

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FAIRMONT — Last week, Fairmont Mayor Debbie Foster posted a short message on Facebook, addressing concerns about COVID-19 and the impact it is having on local residents and businesses. The overwhelming positive response to that video has prompted Foster to continue the discourse through ...

Truman: school lunches are still available

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TRUMAN — April is Move More Month. American Heart Association suggests to walk, bike ride, go jogging or to work in your yard. Stick with it to reap any health rewards. Now would be a good time to get outside and make your yard neat and clean. If all goes as planned there will be an ...

Briefly

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Human Services opens support hotline FAIRMONT — Beginning yesterday, 2020, Community Health and Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties will be providing a 24-hour hotline to community members who are quarantined or self-isolating to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Community members ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Emily A. Phillips, 19, of North Sioux City, S.D.; Jace T. Harrison, 17, of Spencer, Iowa; each fined $125. Mark A. Spano, 64, of Harrison, N.Y.; fined $135. Creed S. Moore, 16, of Fairmont; fined $145. Failure to wear seat belt while in a ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, March 31 1:09 a.m. — Police received a noise complaint in the 600 block of Burton Lane. 8:05 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 600 block of Heritage Court. 9:09 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 700 block of East ...

Faribault and Martin Counties: Transit system to help food shelves

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FAIRMONT — The Faribault Martin County Transit board met Tuesday for a special conference call meeting to address how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting riders, drivers, and the system as a whole. The board unanimously approved a motion to adopt a food shelf assistance program to support ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Overnight parking — Amanda L. Flores, 28, of Fairmont; fined $32. Speeding — Sarah A. Justice, 19, of Fairmont; Marisa E. Lizins, 21, of Honey Brook, Pa.; Michael F. Yndestad, 52, of Huntley, Ill.; Richard A. Perrine, 66, of Sherburn; each fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, March 30 12:11 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 1200 block of Tilden Street. 4:34 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 600 block of Summit Drive. 7:19 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the ...

Schools begin distance learning

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FAIRMONT — Schools across the state started their distance learning adventure Monday. Under Gov. Tim Walz’s order, schools will engage in distance learning until through at least through May 3. This was the first time many districts in Minnesota had to put a plan in place and launch it ...