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Emmalyne’s Angel Day: Family hopes to help others

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“Joy is a decision, a really brave one, about how you are going to respond to life.” — Wess Stafford The family of Emmalyne Spitzer has embraced this concept as they seek to turn the loss of their young daughter into a blessing for others. Emmalyne, daughter of Tom and Laura Spitzer, ...

Blood drive slated Monday

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CEYLON — There is a Red Cross blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Monday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Welcome. For more information or to make an appointment, contact the American Red Cross at www.redcrossblood.org, (800) 733-2767 or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Try the Rapid Pass to ...

History projects earn honors

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area Schools recently participated in National History Day, following the theme “Breaking Barriers in History.” Numerous Fairmont students have earned an invitation to take their projects to regional competition. They include: Junior Individual Exhibit Martin ...

Spanish flu claimed 20 million lives

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FAIRMONT Late fall and early winter are notorious for being times when respiratory illnesses and the “flu” seems to rear its ugly head. Precautions can be made with hand washing and influenza vaccinations, but there was a time when flu vaccines didn’t exist and preventive methods for ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Kayla L. Runge, 22, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Steven J. Weinberger, 44, of Breien, N.D.; each fined $125. Possession of drug paraphernalia — Todd John S. Palmquist, 25, of Elmore; fined $135. Driving without a valid driver’s license for ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Feb. 27 3:30 a.m. — A suspicious person was reported in the 200 block of Lake Avenue. An adult was arrested. 5:30 p.m. — A threats complaint was reported in the 400 block of North Park Street. Police cleared the call. 6:03 p.m. — A civil matter was reported in ...

At GHEC: Learning goes digital

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GRANADA — On Thursday, students at Granada-Huntley-East Chain participated in a national Digital Learning Day program, integrating various devices, software and mobile apps into their learning experience. As the world of technology expands, it’s important for kids not only to understand ...

Mayo: It’s taking action

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FAIRMONT — Flu season is upon us in Minnesota. Influenza, or the respiratory flu, typically peaks this time of year and is associated with illness ranging from the mild to the severe. Usually, resting and remaining hydrated while at home are the best two treatments for most cases of the ...

Fish fry will benefit Welcome celebration

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WELCOME — There is an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 5-7:30 p.m. (or until it’s gone) tonight at the Welcome Legion. This is a fundraiser for the Summer Festival Committee so there is a $15 charge. The menu includes fish, shrimp, baked potato, coleslaw and a dinner roll. n There is a Red ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Brandon L. Pohlman, 42, of Jackson; fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Gillian B. Anderson, 28, of Emerson, Iowa; fined $110. Underage alcohol consumption — Benjamin C. Johnson, 19, of Granada; Jasmine B. ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Feb. 26 4:18 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 100 block of South Park Street. 8:08 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1900 block of Center Creek Drive. 9:20 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance ...

Couple journeys ever onward

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Bob and Elaine Stewart have been married for 55 years and have been on many adventures and journeys together: career changes, starting a family and traveling. Now they’re on a journey no one wants but many people travel: Alzheimer’s disease. Bob was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in July ...

Sherburn woman charged with felony theft

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FAIRMONT — A Sherburn woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Alisa Marie Petersen, 27, has been charged with theft, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Jan. 24, a Fairmont police officer was contacted by the ...

Truman FFA celebrating this week

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TRUMAN — Truman FFA is celebrating National FFA Week. Join them for their annual community pancake breakfast from 6-9 a.m. today in the ag shop at the school. This is for students, families and supporters. Donations accepted. n Also, join the FFA for baby animal day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 ...

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Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Anthony A. Rachuy, 49, of Delavan; Jason L. Viland, 44, of Elmore; Dylan M. Wildeman, 28, of Sargeant; Paul H. Flogstad, 71, of Lakota, Iowa; Joshua R. Holm, 32, of Winnebago; each fined $110. Larean M. ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Feb. 25 3:49 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1300 block of Bixby Road. 8:26 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 2500 block of Albion Avenue. 8:56 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 200 block of East First Street. 10:17 a.m. — ...

Fairmont School Board gets update on radon tests

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont School Board on Tuesday heard from director of buildings and grounds Tyler Garrison, who gave an update on some recent projects. He began by discussing a radon test that came back with generally good results. “An action level of 4.0 or greater requires action to ...

Minnesota bus drivers earn day of thanks

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FAIRMONT — Each day, hundreds of thousands of Minnesota children hop on the bus to get to school and back home again. But it’s not the bus that gets them where they need to go. It’s the driver. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has declared today “School Bus Driver Appreciation Day” in ...

FFA breakfast today

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SHERBURN — The Martin County West FFA breakfast scheduled for Thursday will instead be held 6-8 a.m. today at the high school in Sherburn. The breakfast is for FFA members, their parents, school staff and invited businesses and sponsors. This meal is held each year during FFA Week, which is ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Joshua S. Becker, 38, of Sherburn; Darlene M. Belden, 61, of Springfield; Jacob S. Bochler, 21, of Eagan; Jacob F. Kohn, 31, of Nerstrand; each fined $125. Peggy L. Peterson, 48, of Madison Lake; fined $225. Stray animals-running at large of ...