FAIRMONT — It’s a simple economic fact: Costs go up. Even those necessities we take for granted, like water, come with a growing price tag.
This week, the Fairmont City Council heard a recommendation about the need to raise water and wastewater rates to cover current and future costs, ...
CEYLON — Today is Halloween or All Saints Eve. Watch for children in costumes who may be excited and not watch for cars very well. Thank you to the residents that organized the trunk-or-treat yesterday at the park.
Sunday is Nov. 1, and it’s the day we "fall back" and turn our ...
WELCOME — Welcome Legion will not have a Halloween trunk-and-treat as they usually do. There are some residents that will have their lights on and candy ready if parents want their children to go trick or treating. There are trunk-and-treat events in neighboring towns. Perhaps this will be ...
FAIRMONT — Cleaning up blighted properties has been a priority for the Fairmont City Council for several years, and the council has made a significant financial commitment to furthering that goal. This week, the council voted unanimously to contribute up to $35,000 to assist with the ...
TRUMAN — The
ghosts and goblins will be
out and about on Halloween,
which is Saturday, so
please drive with care to
keep everyone safe.
When you got to bed
Saturday evening set your
clocks back one hour. It’s
the end of Daylight Savings
Time for another ...
FAIRMONT — The residents
of the 1300 block of North Grant
Street delivered a message to the
Fairmont City Council on Monday:
Fix our water.
The eight houses on the dead
end street get water service through
a cast iron water main installed in
1954 and prone to corrosion. ...
FAIRMONT — The anticipated
opening of Scooter’s
Coffee will take place
Nov. 2 in Fairmont. The
drive-thru coffee shop is located
in the Fareway parking
Scooter’s is based in
Omaha and is a growing national
chain, with a regional
franchise owned by Blu
Water Brew ...
FAIRMONT — Four candidates are running to fill the Martin County District 2 seat left vacant by the death of Tom Mahoney Jr.
Dan Geronsin, Kyle Gustafson, Jamie Bleess and James Forshee are the candidates.
Gustafson grew up in East Chain and graduated from Granada-Huntley-East Chain in ...
CEYLON — There will be a drop-and-go bridal shower for Alyson Eversman, bride-to-be of Jacob Levig, from 9:30-11 a.m. today at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Because of COVID-19 protocols, there will be no indoor gathering. Alyson will greet guests in the west parking lot.
WELCOME — There will be a cleanup day in Welcome from 8-10 a.m. Saturday (or until the truck is full). The truck will be behind the fire hall on Campbell Street.
Be prepared to show proof of residency since this truck is for Welcome residents only.
No appliances this time.
Thank you to ...
FAIRMONT — It’s that time of year again when some of the city of Fairmont’s recreational amenities go into hibernation.
The process of closing up Fairmont’s parks began last week and will continue through this week, Nick Lardy, park and street supervisor, told the Fairmont Park Board. ...
FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man and woman are facing felony charges in Martin County.
Viridiana Sugey Ornelas-Martinez, 30, and Rigoberto Chapa Vega, 34, each have been charged with one count of wrongfully obtaining assistance, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 ...
TRUMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is continuing free meals to all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year until June 30.
For more information, call (507) 776-2111 or check the school website, www.truman.k12.mn.us
Did you know the trespass law applies to ...
FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday awarded $608,775 in grants from county CARES Act funds to assist 10 schools in the county adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
County Auditor/Treasurer Jessica Korte noted that many of the requests encompass funds for personal ...
BLUE EARTH — What to do with remaining federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds was a major topic at this week’s Blue Earth City Council meeting.
The city has dispersed much of the funding it has received, but the council learned there is still $49,000 ...
BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners took action Tuesday to allocate money from the CARES Act to one more school in the county.
St. Casimir’s School in Wells had just hired a new principal when the school year began and was not prepared to come to the board with funding proposals ...
SHERBURN — Martin County West School Board this week received an update on how the district is utilizing COVID-19 relief funds.
Board members learned $180,000 has been used for personal protective equipment, sanitizing supplies ($50,000) as well as technology: 38 laptops, 30 HPS streams, 60 ...
FAIRMONT — Fairmont Junior/Senior High School will return to a hybrid learning model today.
Superintendent Joe Brown said the Minnesota Department of Health has determined that Fairmont High School is eligible to return to a hybrid model today, with the elementary school possibly returning ...
FAIRMONT — Autumn means many things, but chief among those in rural Minnesota is the harvest season. With large, slow-moving, farm equipment out on the roads, Martin County Sheriff Jeff Markquart is urging local motorists to be aware of the situation.
“We have an early harvest going on, ...
FAIRMONT — With the general election coming up and the continuation of COVID-19 concerns, there are a lot of questions about mail-in voting, absentee voting and where to vote in person.
Martin County Auditor/Treasurer Jessica Korte and Faribault County Chief Deputy Auditor/Accountant Jessica ...