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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Mohamed S. Baloul, 30, of Rochester; fined $125. Heather S. Olson, 35, of Austin; fined $127. Failure to stop for a stop sign — Isabel R. Schindler, 21, of Wells; fined $135. J. M. Doyle, 63, of Blue Earth was convicted of misdemeanor charge ...

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FAIRMONT Monday, Aug. 5 1:32 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1300 block of Tilden Street. 7 a.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 100 block of East Fourth Street. 10:13 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 900 block of South State Street. 12:37 ...

CHS plans $100 million project in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — The Martin County Economic Development Authority heard some big news Monday from Fairmont economic development coordinator Linsey Preuss, who presented them with a proposed $100 million project at the CHS soybean-processing plant in Fairmont. The authority approved a motion to ...

Fairmont police extend invitation to ‘Night Out’

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s National Night Out will be held this evening, from 6-8 p.m. at Gomsrud Park. Founded in 1984, National Night Out offers an opportunity for communities to promote fellowship and safety. Fairmont Police Chief Mike Hunter shared the details of the evening, including ...

Blue Earth may allow a few fowl

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BLUE EARTH — In the past, the Blue Earth City Council has tackled problems such as deer roaming the city and dogs not being leashed. Now it’s chickens and ducks. Resident Ben Eckmann attended the council meeting Monday to make a plea to change the city ordinance that bans farm animals ...

Weekend wedding marks health triumph

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For Christina Anderson, a 2013 graduate of Blue Earth Area High School, life was good. She was living in Watertown, South Dakota, with her fiance, Brandon Jensen. Earlier this year, the couple bought a house, and they were busy making plans for their Aug. 10 wedding in Fairmont. Both had good ...

Rental sites concern Truman council

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TRUMAN — During the Truman City Council meeting Monday, Mike Tennyson from J&M Properties was present — per the council’s request — to discuss concerns about tenants at his rental properties. Mayor Lynn Brownlee said some properties have seen police called to them ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Gavin D. Johnson, 21, of Blue Earth was convicted of drug possession; fined $135. Also convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia; fined $50. Robert B. Kitchel, 33, of Elmore was convicted of driving after revocation of driver’s license; fined ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, Aug. 4 3:49 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of South Park Street. 9:51 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 400 block of North Grant Street. 10:44 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 800 block of East Second Street. 1:06 ...

Weekend event plans big return

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FAIRMONT — The annual Play4ACure is back for its seventh year in Fairmont, after organizer Mike Fischer took a year off to help his wife and father-in-law with their own battles against cancer. Now, with the help of co-director Luke Ebeling, Fischer is excited to see the event gain ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Giovanni L. Barrientos, 20, of Fairmont; Sunny S. Camacho, 21, of Tinley Park, Ill.; Xuesong Fan, 48, of Morgan Hill, Calif.; Christopher Elgin G. Johnston, 33, of Fairmont; Michael J. Radke, 30, of St. Paul; Brittany Jo Rhyner, 21, of Mineral ...

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FAIRMONT Friday, August 2 12:48 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of Downtown Plaza. 9:23 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 400 block of East Fourth Street. A verbal warning was issued. 12:09 p.m. — Police ...

‘Women’s Learn to Hunt’ class planned in Fairmont

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For the first time ever, the Martin County Pheasants Forever Chapter is sponsoring a “Women’s Learn to Hunt” class. The event will be held Oct. 5-6 at the Fairmont Trap Club. Teri Boltjes of Fairmont felt compelled to organize the event after helping a friend with a similar program in ...

Group begins effort to clean up Truman

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TRUMAN — A group of Truman citizens is working on ways to spruce up the city. An informal meeting was held this week for anyone willing to provide ideas. At the City Council meeting on July 15, Pat Jones spoke up during the public comment portion, saying she had heard from concerned ...

Woman faces felony drug count

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Rachel Ann Spencer, 38, has been charged with drug possession in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On July 22, a Fairmont ...

Ceylon Museum open today

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CEYLON — Ceylon Area Historical Society Museum will be open from 1-3 p.m. today. Check out all the items from the area, school and town. n Circle of Faith parishes in Ceylon (St. Peter) and Welcome (Trinity) will host 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning services in August, while the Waverly ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Rena E. Zierke, 23, of Blue Earth; Alonzo Zamarripa Rodriguez, 35, of Gilman, Iowa; each fined $125. Sheila M. Hanssen, 54, of Wheaton, Ill.; Evgenii A. Adilov, 35, of Woodbury; each fined $145. Move over law violation-two lanes in same ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Aug. 1 9:16 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 400 block of North Prairie. 9:29 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 900 block of South Prairie Avenue. 9:51 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 400 block of ...

Congressman Hagedorn tours education site in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — Congressman Jim Hagedorn toured Arise Academy in Fairmont on Thursday. Arise Academy is Southern Plains Education Cooperative’s newest site, located in the former Lincoln School in Fairmont. The building is being renovated and is expected to open at the start of the school ...

Welcome Museum open on Saturday

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WELCOME — Welcome Historical Society Museum will be open 2-4 p.m. Saturday. This will be the last Saturday it will be open until April. If anyone needs to see the museum during the closed period, please call Marsha Williams at (507) 236-2034. n St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will ...