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Fairmont kindergarten teacher left life on tundra

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Voni (Kesler) Eakins is Fairmont Elementary School’s newest kindergarten teacher. Originally from Fairmont, she moved back at the start of the school year from her last teaching position in Kipnuk, Alaska. For the last 11 years, Eakins had taught in a small, rural village on the ...

Group works to help those with disabilities

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FAIRMONT — Comprised of different area agencies, including STEP and MRCI, the Faribault Martin Community Transition Interagency Committee is dedicated to helping those with disabilities. This year, the group is working on employment for those with disabilities as they graduate from school. ...

Pumpkin-decorating contest coming soon

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CEYLON — Tuesday morning coffee hours in October continue from 8:30-10 a.m. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Sherburn. Also, a coffee lovers group in Ceylon meets from 8:30-10 each Thursday at Legends 2. These are two great opportunities to join friends and neighbors for great brew and ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jessica M. Rendon, 41, of Racine, Wis.; fined $125. Jordan L. Wiederhoeft, 18, of Northrop; Craig M. Hall, 41, of Lakeville; each fined $135. Window tint violation-less than 50 percent light transmittance — Nathan J. Girard, 29, of Cottonwood; ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Saturday, Oct. 17 7:58 a.m. — Police assisted the fire department in the 1100 block of Chestnut Street. 8:46 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 500 block of Home Street. 11:58 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the ...

Halloween fun set in Welcome

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WELCOME — Welcome City Council meeting was postponed from this past week until 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at City Hall. All members are encouraged to attend. There is always a time for public comments before the meeting. n Tuesday morning coffee hours for October continue from 8:30-10 a.m. at St. ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Luke D. Provost, 23, of Woodstock, Ill.; Carl A. Wade, 48, of Dexter; each fined $125. William G. Reese J., 68, of Virginia Beach, Va.; fined $135. Brent M. Fjeldheim, 36, of New Hope; fined $145. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor ...

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Police

DUNNELL Wednesday, Oct. 16 11:54 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance along East Lawrence Street. FAIRMONT Wednesday, Oct. 16 8:15 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 300 block of South State Street. 8:22 p.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious ...

Fairmont Area Schools adding auto academy

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area Schools recently won a $50,000 matching grant from LYFT Pathways to be used for an automotive academy. “We wrote the grant because we wanted to add another vocational academy to Fairmont Area Schools,” said Superintendent Joe Brown. “We have an agriculture ...

Sherburn man facing felony possession count

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FAIRMONT — A Sherburn man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Glen Jay Larson, 54, 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 Sept. 27, a Fairmont police ...

Burger bash to aid pool in Truman

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TRUMAN — Heartland is sponsoring a coloring contest for children, ages 4-9, for Public Power Week. You can get your coloring page, entry form and rules on Heartlands Facebook page or at hcpd.com/contest. Winners will receive movie/game prize packages. The contest ends Oct. 30. Heartland ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Amanda K. Olson, 42, of Orange City, Iowa; Derek T. Missling, 20, of Fairmont; each fined $125. Roxanne R. Reffruschinni, 49, of Amboy; fined $145. Joseph P. Grimm, 29, of Benton Harbor, Mich.; fined $285. Failure to wear seat belt while in a ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Oct. 15 4:38 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1300 block of Victoria Street. 8:26 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 500 block of Willow Street. 9:43 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 700 block of Shoreacres ...

Martin Co. Assessor: Taxpayers must fill out form

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners heard from County Assessor Mike Sheplee on Tuesday concerning an update to the county’s homestead application policy. The board approved a motion to authorize a new policy that will replace an outdated version. As part of the new policy, a letter ...

Fairmont City Council picks facilitators for ‘forensic’ audit

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s mayor, one City Council member, the city clerk and the city’s finance director will work with the Minnesota State Auditor to determine the scope of a forensic audit spanning 17 years of municipal bookkeeping. At its meeting earlier this week, the City Council ...

Building permit activity bustling in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Economic Development Authority received some strong economic news earlier this week. Linsey Preuss, Fairmont economic development coordinator, reported a “flurry of activity” in local businesses. “Since 2016, the average year for commercial development building ...

Minnesota Veterans for Cannabis touts legalization

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FAIRMONT — Jeremy Sankey, founder of Minnesota Veterans for Cannabis, spoke in Fairmont on Tuesday evening, covering a variety of topics regarding the use of medical cannabis. A veteran himself, Sankey began by sharing some of his story and why he believes medical cannabis use is important ...

Faribault County revamps website

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BLUE EARTH — There will soon be a new website unveiled for Faribault County, and county commissioners were able to see a preview during their meeting Tuesday. The update was presented by Central Services director Lexi Scholten and senior tech clerk Clara Vereide. The two have been ...

FFA fruit sales under way

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SHERBURN — There will be a CREST Lunch & Learn beginning 11 a.m. today at First Lutheran Church in Trimont. The program will be about trumpeter swans. Following the program, a lunch of chicken rice soup or chili and a pumpkin dessert will be served. Donations for the meal will be ...

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Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Zachary R. Donovant, 34, of Maidens, Va.; Eric J. Burger, 39, of Woodstock, Ill.; James P. Heintz, 52, of Homer Glen, Ill.; each fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Sean A. Groe, 42, of Blue Earth; fined ...