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Asset forfeiture faces more scrutiny

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FAIRMONT — Civil asset forfeiture laws have been making headlines across the country, and are being picked apart in many courtrooms. Recently, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of a woman who had her vehicle seized by police in a DUI-related incident. The court said current law ...

Lions plan burger bash

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TRUMAN — A come-and-go bridal shower for Ciera Drevlow will be held 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Truman. Ciera is the bride-to-be of Sam Geistfeld. Please bring your favorite recipe to share. n Truman Lions Club burger bash will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday with all ...

Ceylon tackles junk problem

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CEYLON — The Ceylon City Council is concerned that the city’s junk ordinance is not being enforced sufficiently. Council members and the public weighed in on the matter this week. A citizen suggested the council meet with the sheriff and judge about the lack of enforcement. A citizen ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Failure to drive with due care — Jeth M. Poland, 20, of Kiester; fined $125. Antone R. Anderson, 30, of Minneapolis received a stay of adjudication on a charge of disorderly conduct-offensive/abusive/boisterous/noisy/obscene; fined $185, sentenced to jail ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, May 14 12:44 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 200 block of East Fourth Street. 3 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 700 block of North Grant Street. 11:53 a.m. — Police received a report of threats made in the 1300 ...

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MARTIN COUNTY Tuesday, May 14 12:07 a.m. — Authorities assisted the fire department in the 500 block of 140th Street in rural Sherburn. 8:26 a.m. — Authorities received an animal complaint in the 1900 block of Highway 15 in rural Truman. 9:32 a.m. — Authorities received an animal ...

Training puts focus on safe sales of alcohol

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Police Department and Martin County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition on Tuesday sponsored a business owner/employee training regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages. For those not able to attend the first two training sessions on Tuesday, a second will be held ...

Fairmont school district honors 25-year staffers

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FAIRMONT — Three individuals at Fairmont Area Schools were recognized for their 25 years of service to the district at the school board meeting Tuesday. They are: Lois Harbo, Derek Spear and Melinda Stewart. Harbo has served as a Title I aide and has worked with students ranging in age ...

Greenwing event slated in Sherburn

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SHERBURN — Grilled hamburgers with all the trimmings will be served 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Sherburn American Legion. The public is always welcome. n CREST is offering a “Lunch and Learn” event 11 a.m. today at First Lutheran Church in Trimont. The program will feature Jamie from the ...

Briefly

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IHD opens up registrations FAIRMONT — Registrations for the 31st annual Interlaken Heritage Days are open. The dates for the annual summer event are June 7-9. Area non-profit organizations are welcome to a free booth space Saturday. A flea market and artisan show also will take place ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Sherwood J. Beek, 71, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Samantha G. Rouse, 22, of Mankato; Nathan La Von Simmonds, 18, of Truman; Suhib I. Atieh, 26, of Westmont, Ill.; Paul M. Marks, 34, of Billings, Mont.; Kevin B. Boyum, 53, of Jackson; Mallory J. Churchill, ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, May 13 12:10 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. 9:58 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 1200 block of Goemann Road. 10:20 a.m. — Police received a report of illegal garbage ...

Report: Recall effort aimed at Hawkins unlawful

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council on Monday released an attorney’s summary effectively nullifying the recall petition for Tom Hawkins, and Hawkins and fellow council member Randy Lubenow blamed the Sentinel for divisiveness in the community. Lubenow spoke of visiting with Ward 3 ...

Fairmont City Council division ongoing

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FAIRMONT — Determining who should find interim legal services for the city generated discussion among the Fairmont City Council members Monday. At the end of the council’s closed session April 22 for a performance evaluation of City Attorney Elizabeth Bloomquist, the council and mayor ...

Probe of tuberculosis shows all clear

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FAIRMONT — Two months after it came to light that Community Health Services of Faribault and Martin Counties was monitoring and following up on an active case of tuberculosis, it seems that all is well. Chera Sevcik, Community Health manager, said the investigation has yielded negative ...

Two seeking spot at Blue Earth Area

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BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area School Board learned Monday that two citizens have applied to fill the board vacancy created by the resignation of Jeremy Coxworth. Interim Superintendent Dr. Jerry Jensen reported that Maria Frank and Jeff Eckles both met the filing deadline. The ...

VoicePlay set to perform

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FAIRMONT — The 2018-2019 show season is coming to an end this weekend at the Fairmont Opera House. VoicePlay will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. As seen on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” the group takes songs old and new and re-invents them in a cappella style. Based in ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Katie Jo Davis, 37, of Albert Lea: fined $125. Joshua A. Pourrier, 27, of Wells was convicted of second-degree driving while impaired-refuse to submit to chemical test; fined $865, sentenced to jail 365 days, stayed 335 days for two years, ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, May 12 3:16 p.m. — Police received a report of loud music in the 1900 block of South Prairie Avenue. The noise was quieted. 5:13 p.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 1500 block of Albion Avenue. 5:35 p.m. — Police received a report of shoplifting in ...

Health care at forefront for Hagedorn

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FAIRMONT — Democrats regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives last fall by focusing on the issue of health care in swing districts. Democrats listened to Americans’ fears about rising health care costs and expensive insurance coverage, then leveraged what they learned into a ...