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COVID-19 testing continues

WELCOME — Three reminders for Welcome residents: First, remember to get your fire department fundraiser raffle ticket from any Welcome firefighter. Second, remember to file affidavits of candidacy for township elections by Jan. 12, with the township clerk. And lastly, remember to write ...

Mayo offers vaccine information

FAIRMONT — Got questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? You may want to take advantage of a Vaccination Webinar with Mayo Clinic Leaders from noon to 1 p.m. Friday. James Hebl, M.D., regional vice president, Mayo Clinic Health System, and Eric Gomez, M.D., infectious diseases, Mayo Clinic Health ...

Welcome Council convenes for 2021

Welcome City Council meeting held Tuesday began with the mayor, Jack Newville, and new councilman, Elroy Glidden, taking the oath of office. The meeting was live streamed on Zoom also. The council set the fees that were listed in the city code book. They also designated Welcome City Hall as a ...

Register for Zoom meeting

TRUMAN — It’s time to register for the Strategic Farming: Let’s talk crops program. Sessions will be held over Zoom, which can be accessed via your computer, phone or other mobile device. These sessions will run from 8:30-9 a.m. every Wednesday and are very informal, discussing key issues ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,582 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 952. The following information is from Wednesday, January 6: Total number of new cases Martin: 14 Faribault: ...

Martin County talks legal publications

FAIRMONT — Martin County Commissioners took care of several housekeeping measures on Tuesday. The board approved a motion designating the Truman Tribune as the official legal newspaper for 2021, after some intense discussion. The board received three bids from three different newspapers, ...

Blue Earth talks housing projects

BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth City Council continued to make decisions on several housing construction projects around the city. The city's Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) and APX Construction of Mankato both have projects underway in various locations in the city. At their first ...

Faribault County discusses roads

BLUE EARTH — One newly elected commissioner and two reelected commissioners were sworn in ahead of the Faribault County Board's first meeting of 2021. Bruce Anderson joins the board after being elected to fill the spot of Tom Warmka, who retired. John Roper and Bill Groskreutz were also ...

Local Farmer moves up on USB

FAIRMONT — Rochelle Krusemark, Martin County resident, and farmer from Trimont, was recently elected to serve on the United Soybean Board’s (USB) Executive Committee. Kruesmark is well-known in the local area, raising soybeans, corn, and hogs, as well as working as a crop insurance ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,564 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 935. The following information is from Monday, January 4: Total number of new cases Martin: 9 Faribault: ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,555 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 918. The following information is from Sunday, December 3: Total number of new cases Martin: 4 Faribault: ...

Project set to help local childcare

FAIRMONT — A local organization, the Schmeeckle Foundation, is putting $250,000 toward increasing the availability of early child care in Martin County. The goal of The Prosper Project is to both recruit new child care providers and sustain existing providers. The Schmeeckle Foundation ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,542 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 901. The following information is from Thursday, December 31: Total number of new cases Martin: 6 Faribault: ...

Township elections coming soon

CEYLON — Township elections are coming soon. Those who would still like to file an affidavit of candidacy should contact the township clerk by Jan. 12. Lake Belt Township needs one supervisor, one clerk and one treasurer. The supervisor’s term is for three years, the treasurer’s term is ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,529 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 883. The following information is from Sunday, December 27: Total number of new cases Martin: 5 Faribault: ...

Welcome Firefighters to hold raffle

WELCOME — The new year begins Friday. Don’t forget to put the right year of ‘2021’ on checks, etc. Hopefully, it will be better for us all than 2020. Condolences to the family of Robert “Tubby” Gerhardt, who died this week. He is a former resident of the Welcome area. He will be ...

Truman council to meet Monday

TRUMAN — St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will be holding a New Year’s Eve service at 5 p.m. this evening. Truman City Council will meet 5:30 p.m. Monday at the municipal building. The newly elected candidates will take their oath of office. Welcome to Terry Bentele, our mayor ...

Recognition event looks at ‘under 40’ crowd

FAIRMONT — Several programs and events recognize hardworking and community-minded people, but those are often geared toward the elderly. While not seeking to diminish lifetime achievements, it can also be important to recognize younger generations for their forward-thinking efforts. To that ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,525 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 880. The following information is from Monday, December 28: Total number of new cases Martin: 4 Faribault: ...

Woman charged with aiding offender

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Edith Lorraine Wayman, 53, has been charged with aiding an offender on probation, which carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $5,000 fine. According to the complaint: At approximately 1:54 p.m. on ...