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Fmt. Schools plan for future

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont School board meeting took place over Zoom Tuesday evening. Superintendent Joe Brown provided an update on the learning model. He said just last night, he sent an email to families informing them that the current plan is to stay in distance learning until Jan.18. ...

Fairmont to have holiday lighting contest

FAIRMONT — This holiday season will be markedly different as many families forego large gatherings to prevent further COVID spread, but that doesn't mean we can't find other ways to disseminate seasonal cheer. The City of Fairmont and Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to ...

Santa to hold drive-through visit

TRUMAN — Profinium is having a drive-through Santa and Mrs. Claus visit from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 5. Drive through the Profinium parking lot in Truman from the safe distance of your vehicle. Stop by to wave at Santa and Mrs. Claus and drop off your wish list (for everyone safety please ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County, as of Tuesday, now has a total of 1,002 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 492. The following information is from Tuesday, November 24: Total number of new cases Martin: ...

City to sell properties

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council on Monday authorized the sale of 11 properties the city had acquired through tax forfeiture. Seven of the properties will go on public auction, with four being sold to neighboring property owners. Since acquiring the properties, the city has razed the ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County, as of Monday, now has a total of 978 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 478. The following information is from Monday, November 23: Total number of new cases Martin: ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County, as of Sunday, now has a total of 969 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 469. The following information is from Sunday, November 22: Total number of new cases Martin: ...

Fairmont Police Department: Vest upgrade helps officers

FAIRMONT — Keeping with a recent theme, the Fairmont Police department is sporting another new look. After recently receiving new patches and a new vehicle design, officers are now wearing some new equipment. After some extensive research, officers have received load-bearing vests which ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County, as of Friday, now has a total of 913 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 444. The following information is from Friday, November 20: Total number of new cases Martin: ...

Have a happy Thanksgiving

CEYLON — All Circle of Faith parishes are invited to celebrate Thanksgiving together at 6:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 25, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ceylon. Due to concerns with COVID-19, social distancing protocols and face coverings will be implemented. Condolences to the family ...

Schools: Fairmont extends distance learning

Fairmont Area Schools are in for yet another change, based on recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health. Superintendent Joe Brown shared that Fairmont will be extending the amount of time that students are on a distance learning model, through the middle of January, 2021. Brown ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County, as of Thursday, now has a total of 890 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 431. The following information is from Thursday, November 19: Total number of new cases Martin: ...

Ceylon church plans holiday get-together

WELCOME — All Circle of Faith parishes are invited to celebrate Thanksgiving together 6:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 25, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ceylon. Masks and social distancing protocols will be observed. Welcome City Council will be using their iPad’s to have virtual ...

Interrupting a tradition: Glows parade cancelled

FAIRMONT — For the past 30 years, the annual Fairmont Glows parade has been a local holiday tradition. In spite of snow, rain, sleet, and frigid temperatures, the parade unfailingly drew hundreds of people each year who enjoyed the sparkling and illuminating kickoff to the holiday ...

Welcome approves CARES grant funds

WELCOME — The Welcome City Council approved the business and non-profit grant assistance using CARES money from the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security act funds. Welcome Legion received $3,500, Gerhardt’s Catering received $4,000, Trinity Lutheran Church received $4,000, St. ...

Truman Toys for Tots underway

TRUMAN — Truman Lions Club burger bash has been canceled due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. An American Red Cross blood drive will be held noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Truman Community Building in Truman. To make an appointment, please call Yvonne at (507) 776-8555, 1-800-RED ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County, as of Tuesday, now has a total of 866 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 413. The following information is from Wednesday, November 18: Total number of new cases Martin: ...

Martin County dispenses more relief funds

FAIRMONT — On Tuesday, Martin County Commissioners approved a second round of County CARES Act Small Business Grants on Tuesday. The board had allocated $750,000 for small businesses within Martin County. After the first round of grant awards, there was approximately $382,376 remaining of ...

Blue Earth talks 2021 street project

BLUE EARTH — At their meeting on Monday night the Blue Earth City Council received the preliminary engineer’s report on the second major street and utility project the city has planned for the 2021 construction season. The project will encompass about seven blocks, including all of West ...

Faribault County allocates more funds

BLUE EARTH — The Faribault County Board of Commissioners made another CARES Act allocation at their regular meeting on Tuesday. A motion was approved to distribute the unspent money from the county, small cities and townships which had been returned to the county. “We may have some ...