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Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,521 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 879. The following information is from Sunday, December 27: Total number of new cases Martin: 3 Faribault: ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,518 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 862. The following information is from Saturday, December 6: Total number of new cases Martin: 2 Faribault: ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,515 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 860. The following information is from Thursday, December 24: Total number of new cases Martin: 6 Faribault: ...

Congratulations to contest winners

CEYLON — Congratulations to the winners of the Christmas lighting contest in Ceylon. First place went to Rodney and Jacci Jahnke, they get $75 off their utility bill. Second place went to Scott and Vicky Smit who will get $50 off their utility bill. Third place went to Ron and Jean Morris, ...

MCW receives audit report, approves budget

SHERBURN — The Martin County West School Board met on Monday via Zoom, hearing from the Eide Bailey Company as to the audit of the district. Rebecca Tomlinson from the Mankato office presented the executive summary up to June 2020. She said the report was like a risk assessment to determine ...

Christmas Eve services will happen

TRUMAN — If you were wondering why you heard sirens, saw flashing lights and decorated vehicles, it was Santa coming to town. Thank you to everyone that participated in Santa’s arrival. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Truman will have a 5 p.m. candlelight Christmas Eve service, and a ...

Take advantage of free COVID tests

WELCOME — Please have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year in 2021. Monday was the first day of winter. Did you spot the Bethlehem Star (Saturn and Jupiter) on Monday? Condolences to the family of former Welcome resident, Richard Larson, who died last week. He will be ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,510 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 854. The following information is from Tuesday, December 22: Total number of new cases Martin: 9 Faribault: ...

Man allegedly stole vehicle

FAIRMONT — A Kellogg, Minnesota man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. David Ray Collier, 31, has been charged with receipt and possession of stolen property, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. According to the complaint: At approximately ...

Blue Earth increases levy

BLUE EARTH — After having postponed the final decision on the 2021 budget and levy at an earlier meeting in December, the Blue Earth City Council voted on the final numbers at their meeting this past Monday night. The levy totals $1,723,704, which is a 3-percent increase over the current ...

Sherburn council finalizes levy

SHERBURN — The Sherburn City Council met Monday, Dec. 21. They discussed the 2021 budget and finalized the tax levy at $500,000+ which was a 2.8 percent increase. They also approved two enterprise funds in the budget for the water and wastewater department, and the liquor store. The ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,502 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 849. The following information is from Tuesday, December 22: Total number of new cases Martin: 3 Faribault: ...

Tree project to help families

FAIRMONT — Those driving along Downtown Plaza in Fairmont this time of year are usually treated to a festive display of lights and other decorations. This year is no different, but one decorated tree stands out as something rather special. The tree, located in front of Indulge Salon and Spa, ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,496 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 848. The following information is from Monday, December 21: Total number of new cases Martin: 13 Faribault: ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,483 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 830. The following information is from Sunday, December 20: Total number of new cases Martin: 13 Faribault: ...

FHS seeks support for complex

FAIRMONT — On Monday evening, Fairmont High School will host its first vocational advisory committee meeting. The first couple of meetings will focus on the vocational expansion project. On Feb. 9, 2021, Fairmont Area Schools will ask the community to support a $6.73 million bond referendum ...

Man shares future vision for Fairmont

FAIRMONT — By now people in Fairmont may have heard of Alex Young-Williams. Fresh out of college, Young-Williams is part of a group looking to help younger people get back to their home communities and help them thrive. Brought in by Project 1590, Young-Williams has had conversations with ...

Fairmont contest is interactive

FAIRMONT — We might not have a white Christmas, but the holiday will be bright, thanks to the lighting contest in the city. "Let Your Light Shine," a holiday lighting contest co-sponsored by the city of Fairmont and the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce, drew 22 residential entries. A ...

Check in on holiday services

CEYLON — Thank you to all the residents who have put up Christmas lights. Drive around town and see all the work that has been done to help us all enjoy the holidays. Thank you to City of Ceylon for having a lighting contest. Watch for news of the winners. First place is $75, second place is ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,455 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 810. The following information is from Friday, December 18: Total number of new cases Martin: 13 Faribault: ...