Fishing tourney set for May 18

FAIRMONT – Fairmont Lakes Foundation Inc. will hold its Spring Fishing Tournament on May 18.

The event will be limited to the first 50 registered teams. The two-person team entry fee is $50 per boat. Everyone must check in at 7 p.m. May 17 at Gomsrud Park. Participants will launch from the shelter house at Gomsrud Park at 7 a.m. May 18.

A complete list of rules is available at, Anglers also may register at the site.

Tournament cash payouts are: $500 first place for both walleye and pan fish total weight; $2,000 in total cash and door prizes; payout will be five places for walleye and pan fish.

This is a catch/release tournament. All fish should be kept alive for weigh-in and all teams are responsible for their catch.

Proceeds of the tournament benefit projects of the Fairmont Lakes Foundation, such as the lake cleanup scheduled for June 8. Anyone willing to help with the cleanup should meet at Ward Park at 8 a.m. that day.

Fairmont Lakes Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed to promote the stewardship of the city’s lakes.

CFS gives grant to Welcome FD

TRUMAN — The CFS Foundation recently approved $2,500 in grant funds to be distributed the Welcome Fire Department.

In addition, Land O’Lakes Foundation provided an additional $1,500, bringing the total contribution to $4,000. The grant money will be used to purchase grain bin rescue equipment.

Caregiver accused of being drunk

COTTAGE GROVE (AP) — Authorities are seeking to shut down an unlicensed Cottage Grove home day care after allegations that a woman was drunk with 12 small children in her care.

Authorities allege that police who searched the home on Feb. 25 found three of the 12 children strapped in their car seats with blankets draped over them. Twenty-five-year-old caregiver Megan Martin allegedly failed a blood-alcohol test.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Martin is to appear in court June 3 on misdemeanor charges of child neglect and operating a home day care without a license. She is to appear in court Friday in a lawsuit filed by the Washington County Attorney’s Office seeking to put her out of business.

Martin didn’t respond to Star Tribune messages seeking comment, and court records don’t list an attorney for her.