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Township elections set

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WELCOME — Senior citizens will meet for their noon potluck meal for March on Monday at the Welcome Legion. All area senior citizens are welcome to attend the lunch, with fun and fellowship to follow. n The kickoff meeting for team captains for the 2018 Martin County Relay for Life will be ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Mariah C. McCoy, 21, of Little Canada; Bryan P. Poppe, 24, of Trimont; Donald F. Roller, 59, of Sioux City, Iowa; Andy Zheng, 30, of Hoquiam, Wash.; each fined $125. Kelsey E. Kaufmann, 28, of Milwaukee, Wis.; fined $145. Parking ordinance ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Feb. 28 12:48 a.m. — Police received a report of threats made in the 1200 block of Torgerson Drive. 10:05 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 400 block of South Park Street. A verbal warning was issued. 1:08 p.m. — Police received a ...

Home alone? Class helps kids

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TRUMAN — Children in grades 2-6 learned some valuable lessons Wednesday at a “Home Alone” class in Truman. The class, sponsored by Truman Community Education, was led by Lori Hameister, who has more than 20 years of experience working in the early childhood field. About 15 children ...

Local man faces felony drug count

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Daniel Rozel Hatfield, 51, 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 Feb. 14, an agent with ...

ECFE spring open house slated

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TRUMAN — The Jaguars boys basketball team will tip off postseason action 7 p.m. tonight in Truman. They will play host to United South Central. The winner of this game will advance to the sub-section quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Monday in Springfield. n Did you know that Friday is Employee ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Shannon L. Kruger, 46, of Lennox, S.D.; Sara S. Bonorden, 45, of New Hope; Christopher B. Majerczyk, 37, of Bend, Ore.; Holly M. Smith, 40, of Cottage Grove; Matthew J. Bertram, 46, of Buffalo Center, Iowa; Laura K. Yngsdal, 30, of Reedsburg, Wis.; ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Feb. 27 1:55 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 700 block of South State Street. 5:37 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1300 block of Adams Street. 6:10 a.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 1400 block of Lucia Avenue. 9:35 a.m. — ...

Schools face threats, hoaxes

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GRANADA — On Monday, Granada-Huntley-East Chain School received a threat of a school shooting, adding to the increasing number of reports throughout the country and in the immediate area. According to a press release from GHEC, the threat to commit a school shooting was found in a school ...

W’bago officer under scrutiny

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WINNEBAGO — The Winnebago City Council on Tuesday discussed a complaint filed against part-time police officer Colton Ryg. According to the complaint form: On Dec. 8, Ryg walked into a business in Albert Lea to find out why his girlfriend had been fired and obtain a copy of her personal ...

LED lighting rebates grow more popular

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FAIRMONT — During January, Fairmont Public Utilities paid thousands of dollars in rebates to commercial and residential customers for the purchase LED lights. The number of customers taking advantage of the rebates and the amounts of the checks drew interest from the Public Utilities ...

Fairmont Area drafts calendar

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont School Board on Tuesday approved a school calendar for 2018-2019. Board member Nicole Green reported the district has heard feedback from some parents who say having the same schedule for both the elementary school and high school would be helpful. Currently, there ...

Red Bull sendoff slated for today

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SHERBURN — There will be a sendoff for the Red Bull wrestlers who are headed to the state wrestling tournament at 8:30 a.m. this morning at Martin County West Jr./Sr. High School in Sherburn. The public is welcome to take part. n A steak, shrimp or smoked pork chop dinner will be held ...

Speech team sees success

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont High School speech team began its season Jan. 26-27 at the Marshall Speech Spectacular. The Cardinals won the Class A team sweepstakes. Cardinal speakers who advanced to the semifinal round were Lexi Fischer, creative expression; Apoorva Komaragiri, prose; and Ben ...

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Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Daniel R. Huygens, 27, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Brandi N. Findlay, 36, of Wells; each fined $125. Unlawful acts-radios, tape and disc players and the like — Lupe D. Gersdorf-Koons, 45, of Winnebago; fined $135. Driving after suspension — ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Feb. 26 4:29 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 400 block of East Fifth Street. 9:41 a.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of South Orient Street. 10:45 a.m. — Police received a report of fraud in the ...

Snow cleanup debated

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FAIRMONT — Only a few residents offered opinions about the city’s snow removal process during a Fairmont City Council public hearing Monday, but many others emailed, phoned, wrote or talked directly to council members. The general consensus expressed favors a snow emergency program that ...

City hires firm to design facility

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont City Council took action Monday to hire ISG of Mankato to complete the design process for a new public works building to replace the current facility on East Margaret Street. Troy Nemmers, city engineer/public works director, said ISG completed a feasibility study on the ...

Man facing felony charges

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WELCOME — A 35-year-old Welcome man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Ryan Leonard Howell has been charged with two counts of domestic assault. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: At 6:43 p.m. Feb. 20, a ...

Volunteers aid people with returns

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FAIRMONT — Preparing taxes each year can be a difficult chore, but that problem can be exacerbated for those struggling with low incomes. Other problems can arise if people do not understand how to e-file. Fortunately, there are groups and people ready to help. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide ...