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Fairmont Area schools consider next step

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont School Board had a lengthy discussion Tuesday about whether or not to bring high school students back to school full-time next week. High School students are currently in a hybrid model, with half of the student body attending school in person during the first two ...

Woman charged with assault

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FAIRMONT — A Truman woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Candace Lynn Stedman, 40, has been charged with one count of domestic assault, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On January 1, 2021, Martin County ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Alex Fernandez, 28, of Las Vegas, Nev.; Nathanael S. Landsteiner, 34, of Fairmont; Emina Stojkovic, 43, of Chicago, Ill.; Allison R. Schroeder, 21, of Arnolds Park, Iowa; each fined $125. Alma L. Quintero, 41, of Winnebago; Daniel J. Straub, 34, ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Jan. 25 2:19 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported in the 1100 block of North Park Street. 1:02 p.m. — An animal complaint was reported in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. A verbal warning was issued. 4:32 p.m. — A disturbance/disorderly conduct/nuisance was ...

City talks improvement projects

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council held a public meeting to address the 2021 improvement program and approved the advertisement for bids for two projects in the program on Monday night. Those projects were the reconstruction of Fairlakes Avenue and the Grant Street water main Replacement ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, Jan. 24 10:03 a.m. — Police investigated a domestic complaint in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. 10:47 a.m. — Police investigated a civil complaint in the 1000 block of N. North Avenue. The civil issue was resolved. 11:29 a.m. — Police rendered assistance to the ...

Man faces drug possession charges

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Gavin Wayne Jensen, 37, has been charged with three counts of drug possession in the fifth degree. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On December ...

Area update: COVID-19

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FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,679 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 1,084. The following information is from Thursday, January 21: Total number of new cases Martin: ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Jan. 22 9:52 a.m. — Police investigated a civil complaint in the 100 block of Linden Avenue. 3:06 p.m. — A domestic complaint was reported in the 900 block of Willow Street. A written report was done. 3:40 p.m. — Fraud was reported in the 900 block of Shoreacres ...

Some school staff get vaccine

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FAIRMONT — A dozen Fairmont Area Schools staff members will receive the COVID-19 vaccine this weekend through a pilot program that has expanded access to the vaccine. On Monday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced that 6,000 vaccines will be made available this week to school districts ...

New book will highlight local veterans

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FAIRMONT — Lenny Tvedten, director of the Martin County Historical Society, is gearing up for a very special project. The project? A book honoring living veterans, specifically those who have lived in Martin County. To that end, Tvedten is looking to get in touch with as many veterans as he ...

Good thoughts going forward

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CEYLON — Condolences to the family of Doug Fink of Ceylon who passed away. Doug was a long-time resident of Ceylon and worked at Rim and Wheel in Armstrong. He will be missed. Found some good thoughts from someone I’m not sure who wrote them. 1) Often when we lose hope and think it is the ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Ayva Ida-Marie Brand, 19, of Madison Lake; Daniel M. Longhini, 53, of Greendale, Wis.; Andres Bautista Valdez, 41, of Philadelphia, Pa.; Charlotte Marqueste, 51, of St. Paul; each fined $125. Billy E. Mackins, 55, of Apple Valley; fined ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Jan. 21 2:41 a.m. — A suspicious circumstance was reported in the 200 block of Downtown Plaza. Police cleared the call. 11:38 a.m. — Police investigated a narcotics complaint in the 300 block of East 3rd Street. 1:00 p.m. — An animal complaint was reported in ...

Man faces assault charge

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Chad Alan Pina, 44, has been charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon in the second degree, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine. Pina is also charged with one count of ...

Sherburn council talks well project

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SHERBURN — Sherburn City Council held their meeting on Jan. 19 via ZOOM. They accepted with thanks a donation from Bev Roben to the fire department. The property at 321 North Lake Street was discussed. The administrator will contact the people necessary to bring about a conclusion. The ...

MCW School board has vacancy

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WELCOME — Congratulations to the new MCW School Board members, Mark Wohlhuter, Darren Thate and Jeff Scholl, sworn in at the January meeting. There is a vacancy and one more school board member is needed. If interested contact the school in Sherburn. Welcome Economic Development ...

Area update: COVID-19

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FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,672 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 1,059. The following information is from Thursday, January 21: Total number of new cases Martin: ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Amanda C. Heinze, 20, of Fairmont; Blake W. Sherman, 21, of Waukee, Iowa; Luke M. Stefanski, 49, of Hastings; Erich D. Mahalko, 45, of Village of Lakewood, Ill.; Jill N. Ramlow, 29, of New Berlin, Wis.; Justin T. Whitley, 33, of Winthrop; Nathan B. ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Jan. 20 5:02 a.m. — A suspicious circumstance was reported in the 500 block of Webster Street. Police cleared the call. 1:23 p.m. — A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 400 block of North Park Street. 1:51 p.m. — A suspicious person was reported in the 1200 ...