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Martin County eyeing to-do list

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FAIRMONT — There are many building projects in the works for Martin County, from the courthouse dome to security concerns, boiler replacements, fire alarms and more. Maintenance supervisor Doug Borchardt offered an update this week on where projects stand. He first mentioned the ...

Profinium foundation turning dreams into reality

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During this season of giving, Profinium has set a high standard. Through its Achieving Dreams Together program, the local financial institution partners with area businesses to help individuals and families in need. This year marks the fourth for the program, which is run under the umbrella ...

Martin Co. West connects with senior care site

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Temperance Lake Ridge in Sherburn has partnered with classes at Martin County West for intergenerational activities. Alysia Bolstad, assistant director at Temperance Lake Ridge, said elementary classes from the school have came to Temperance Lake Ridge in the past for an activity, typically ...

Welcome cookie bake sale coming up

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WELCOME — Welcome Legion and Sons of the Legion will meet 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Welcome Legion. All members are urged to attend. n The 25th annual cookie bake sale and café will be held 8:30-10 a.m. Dec. 14 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Welcome. Cookies can be purchased ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Kevin J. Nelson, 62, of Trimont; fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Tony D. Weiss, 31, of Sherburn; fined $110. Seth M. Kick, 26, of Fairmont was convicted of criminal vehicular operation-bodily harm with alcohol ...

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Police

SHERBURN/ WELCOME Wednesday, Dec. 4 10:32 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of North Dugan Street in Welcome. TRUMAN Wednesday, Dec. 4 1:13 p.m. — Police received a report of a burglary in the 200 block of South Fourth Avenue West. 9:05 p.m. — Police ...

Youth gearing up for robotics competition

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FAIRMONT — The first Martin County KnowHow! Youth Robotics competition will take place 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fairmont Elementary School. The competition is sponsored by the KnowHow! committee, a new offshoot of Project 1590. The robotics competition is the group’s first ...

Martin County ready with legal offer

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners this week heard from County Attorney Terry Viesselman, who presented several contracts to provide prosecution services for a number of small cities in Martin County. Cities included are Trimont, Ceylon, Sherburn/Welcome and Granada. The board approved ...

‘Spree’ to help children find gifts

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TRUMAN — Lewisville American Legion Auxiliary soup and sandwich luncheon will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14. They will serve a variety of soups and sandwiches, and have a bake sale. Come to the Lewisville Legion and visit with Santa Claus. n Martin County Pork Producers Ambassador ...

Welcome council approves ’20 budget

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WELCOME — Welcome City Council this week held its Truth-in-Taxation public hearing on the 2020 budget and property tax levy. Officials say Welcome’s property tax bill will be about the same as for this year, or somewhat lower. Officials noted that the Valero ethanol plant is coming off ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Courtney C. Martinson, 25, of Fairmont was convicted of owner who’s not driver must later produce proof of insurance if required; fined $285, sentenced to jail two days, credit for time served two days. Chadrick R. Peterson, 46, of Dodge Center was ...

Police

Police

SHERBURN/ WELCOME Tuesday, Dec. 3 12:50 a.m. — Police received a report of loud music in the 200 block of South Prairie Street in Sherburn. The noise was quieted. 11:38 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 100 block of South Main Street in Sherburn. FAIRMONT Tuesday, Dec. ...

Martin County board OKs higher fees

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners heard from Planning and Zoning official Pam Flitter on Tuesday during a public hearing to consider a proposed 2020 fee schedule for her department. Commissioners ultimately approved the proposal, with a minor adjustment to a proposed fee for zoning ...

Truman still battling utility issues

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TRUMAN — Truman City Council earlier this week heard from Scott Reimer of Federated Rural Electric, which has an interest in providing service to the city. Reimer came before the council several months ago with a proposition to take over the city’s electrical service from current ...

Fairmont panel backs rezoning

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FAIRMONT — A consultation with the city’s interim civil attorney paved the way for a rezoning application on Lake Avenue, a process that received a green light from the Fairmont Planning Commission on Tuesday. Adam Garbers, owner of Fairmont National Insurance, purchased the building at ...

Faribault County weighing budget

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BLUE EARTH — With the Faribault County Truth-in-Taxation meeting set for Dec. 17, county commissioners spent some time Tuesday discussing items in the Public Works budget with director Mark Daly. Commissioners have scheduled a budget workshop meeting for Friday and want to be sure they ...

‘Grinchmas’ holiday party slated

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SHERBURN — CREST is sponsoring a “Lunch and Learn” event beginning 11 a.m. today at the Senior Citizens Center in Sherburn. The program will focus on Christmas fun. Following the presentation, a lunch of scalloped potatoes and ham, green bean casserole and assorted Christmas goodies ...

Sherburn hires new City Attorney

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SHERBURN — Sherburn City Council this week discussed the city’s 2020 budget and property tax levy. The budget will be adopted Dec. 16. The council approved a proposal for Costello, Carlson, Butzon and Schmit Legal Services to provide attorney services for the city in 2020. The fee of ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Russell M. Williams, 43, of Trimont was convicted of disorderly conduct; fined $185, sentenced to jail 90 days, stayed 86 days for one year, credit for time served four days, one year supervised probation, complete chemical assessment, no alcohol/controlled ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Dec. 2 2:05 a.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of East Fourth Street. An arrest was made. 3:33 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 300 block of South Dewey Street. 10:07 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1300 ...