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Fareway bakery to serve as ‘hub’

FAIRMONT— Fareway’s recently remodeled bakery will allow the Fairmont grocery store to supply baked goods to six other nearby Fareway stores. The expansion project began in November and is just wrapping up with full operations to take off in early March. Cory Hallberg, grocery manager at ...

County looks at broadband program

FAIRMONT— During its meeting on Jan. 17, the Martin County Board of Commissioners moved forward with plans for a grant program to help fund broadband development in rural Martin County. The program would use federal funding from the American Rescue Plan, passed in 2021, to help cover the cost ...

Truman Days volunteers sought

TRUMAN — Today, Feb. 2, is Groundhog Day. Whether he sees his shadow or not, I think we will have some winter weather in the next 6 weeks. Truman City Council will meet 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6. You are welcome to attend these meetings which are open to the public. Wouldn’t it be a shame ...

Seminar Sunday in Trimont

SHERBURN — There will be a Lunch and Learn program beginning 11 a.m. today, Feb. 1, at the Sherburn Senior Center on First Street near the city hall building. The program will be about Hospice and what they do. Lunch will follow. This is free for anyone in Martin County. A donation for the ...

A weekend of winter activities

FAIRMONT— This past weekend was a busy one for the Fairmont area as a number of winter activities took place. These events served as opportunities for locals to participate, and also brought in people from all of Martin County and beyond. Starting on Saturday morning, the annual Fairmont ...

Club helps women form connections

FAIRMONT— A new group in Fairmont provides a space for widowed women of all ages over Southern Minnesota to connect with others who are on a similar journey. Fairmont’s chapter of Modern Widows Club was started by Tonya Mortensen. Modern Widows Club was founded in 2011. The goal of Modern ...