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Charter Commission revisits ordinance

FAIRMONT— The Fairmont Charter Commission revisited a proposed ordinance amendment dealing with the form of government from chapter two of the city’s charter during its meeting on Tuesday evening. At the March 28 Fairmont City Council meeting, the council voted not to accept any of the ...

Faribault County approves contracts

BLUE EARTH— The Faribault County Board of Commissioners approved four union contracts during their regular board meeting on Tuesday. All four of the bargaining unit contracts expired on Dec. 31, 2021. Negotiations between the unions and the Central Services director and the Personnel ...

Water meter installations ongoing

WELCOME — Welcome City Council met Tuesday evening, May 17. As they went through the regular agenda, a suggestion was made that the Youth Hockey charitable gambling report be updated and explained at the next meeting. The council agreed. The council also agreed to apply for a small town grant ...

Awards programs next week

TRUMAN — A Moments Hospice presentation by Michelle Loosbrock, a consultant for a new company in the area, will begin 2 p.m. today, May 19, in the back room at the Turman Public Library. You can hear about hospice and its circle of care. Truman Lions Club burger bash will be held 5-7 p.m. ...

Veterans Memorial work continues

FAIRMONT— On Tuesday the Martin County Board of Commissioners heard several updates regarding the Veterans Memorial Project. Chuck Mixson, a member of the Veterans Memorial committee, said that they will have a dedication for a bell that Woody Woodward donated. The bell will go on the ...

Park Board considers dog park addition

FAIRMONT— The Fairmont Park Board on Tuesday heard of a proposal to put a structure at the dog park which would help block the wind to make it more enjoyable for use in the winter months. The proposal came from Britney Kawecki, who said both she and Parks and Street Superintendent, Nick ...