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Truman Days fun is here

TRUMAN — Beginning tomorrow, Truman Days 2021 will be geared up for many activities. Some of them are: — Truman Classic Tractor Ride begins 7:30 a.m. Friday at Prairieland Solid Waste just northeast of Truman. They will leave 8 a.m. driving east to the Tom Sackett corner, then south to ...

County keeps up bonding pursuit

FAIRMONT — Martin County Commissioners made a decision Tuesday to extend legislative representation services with law firm Larkin Hoffman. The firm has been representing the county’s bonding request for the proposed Martin County Public Safety and Justice Center in the Minnesota ...

Traetow steps in as Fairmont Superintendent

FAIRMONT — In a special meeting on Tuesday evening, the Fairmont School Board approved naming Andy Traetow as superintendent of Fairmont Area Schools, effective August 1, 2021. Traetow steps up to fill the opening after Joe Brown resigned from the position just last week. Most recently, ...

Blue Earth divided on tennis court

BLUE EARTH — Unanimous votes were hard to come by at a Blue Earth City Council meeting held Monday evening, July 19, at 5 p.m. When several ordinances came under review, objections from a few council members got heated. The council had a lengthy debate about approving a memorandum of ...

Faribault County talks courthouse

BLUE EARTH — The Faribault County Board of Commissioners, at their meeting on Tuesday morning, took the next step in the process of the courthouse renovation project. The board voted to approve a construction management proposal from Kraus-Anderson, of Minneapolis, for work on the heating, ...

MCW hears from Bjorn Olson

SHERBURN — The Martin County West School Board heard from Representative Bjorn Olson on Monday, concerning the education bill approved by the Minnesota legislature. Olson was pleased that an increase was approved of 4.75 percent over two years, 2.75 and then 2 percent. He explained that 73 ...