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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: ...