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Minnesota Youth Livestock Expo a success

FAIRMONT — For the second year in a row the Minnesota Youth Livestock Expo was a great success. The event was organized in 2020 due to the cancellation of almost all of Minnesota’s county fairs and the state fair, which in turn was due to COVID-19 restrictions. Because of that 4-H and FFA ...

Graduates help teach for summer

FAIRMONT — Several Fairmont High School graduates have returned home to help out with summer school as aides at the elementary school. The opportunity provides help for the district and hands-on experience for the aides. Those helping include Joni Becker, Katiana Fischer, Mackenzie ...

Festival was a big success

WELCOME — Condolences to the family of Marion Bunge of Welcome who passed away last week. She will be missed. Congratulations to the Rode family from rural Welcome who were recognized as the 2021 University of Minnesota Farm Family from Martin County. Wendell and Helen‘s daughter, ...

Memorial project moves forward

FAIRMONT — On Tuesday the Martin County Commissioners went through some action items pertaining to ongoing work at the Martin County Veterans Memorial. The board approved a motion authorizing consultation with Bolton and Menk Inc. for the design of trench-footings for the installation of the ...

Sherburn looks at water meters

SHERBURN — The Sherburn City Council heard from Lee Martin of Metering and Technology Solutions on Monday evening at their meeting. Martin asked for information about using the bases of old water meters versus replacing the whole meter. Martin explained some of the charges for each way of ...

Welcome looks at maintenance needs

WELCOME — At the Welcome City Council meeting on Tuesday, a discussion was held about an electric pole at the park in case there would be a need for plugins for bouncy houses or other special electrical needs. The city clerk will check with Federated Rural Electric Association about ...