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Survey: Pressure takes toll on teens

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FAIRMONT — The 2019 Minnesota Student Survey results were released recently and show that fewer students report good health or feel safe. “The new data also shows more Minnesota students than ever report having long-term mental health, behavioral or emotional problems,” the report ...

Ceylon resident: Parking possibility ‘terrible’

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CEYLON — A Ceylon resident expressed concern to the City Council this week about proposed reverse angle parking that could be instituted along Main Street. The resident had talked to a resident of St. James, which has such parking, and the resident said it is a horrible system. Reverse ...

Sherburn man earns accolade from DNR

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FAIRMONT — Ken Kissner of Sherburn was recently recognized by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for his 40 years of volunteer work teaching firearms safety classes in the community. Having been presented an award, Kissner said he is grateful, and described how he decided to ...

‘Weird’ event coming up in Truman

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TRUMAN — If you are in grades 2-6 and want to attend “Minnesota Weird,” registration is due Friday. Prairie Ecology Bus Center will tell you about the enemy of a skunk, poisonous mammals and even a creature that eats human sweat. They will meet 3:15-4:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Truman ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Christy K. Kotewa, 45, of Fairmont; Margaret L. Hernandez, 69, of Evanston, Wyo.; each fined $125. Douglas E. Reeves, 53, of Estherville, Iowa; Morgan G. Frandle, 24, of Blue Earth; each fined $135. Wireless communications device-engage in ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Nov. 12 2:52 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 200 block of Lake Avenue. 4:52 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint at the intersection of Highway 15 and Hall Street. SHERBURN/ WELCOME Tuesday, Nov. 12 11:40 a.m. — Police ...

Fairmont Area School Board studies report on test results

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont School Board on Tuesday heard a presentation on the Student Achievement Results report from Kim Niss, the district’s principal of curriculum. The data is from the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments taken during the 2018-2019 school year. The MCA tests students ...

Fairmont men charged with drug crimes

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FAIRMONT — Two Fairmont men are facing felony charges in Martin County. Joshua Dewaine Scholl, 31, and Daniel Eric Conn, 31, have each been charged with one count of drug possession in the third degree, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. According ...

Grandparents Day coming to Martin Co. West

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SHERBURN — Don’t forget to watch the 10 p.m. news tonight on KARE-11 TV. Sherburn’s Cup N’ Saucer and the Lintelmans will be featured on the “Land of 10,000 Stories.” n Sherburn American Legion Post 356 will hold its annual feather party at 6:30 p.m. Friday. They have 30 ...

Predatory offender facing felony charges

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FAIRMONT — A Storden man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Taylor Escobar Lopez, 24, has been charged with two counts of being a predatory offender and violating registration requirements. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According ...

Families make global impact through charity

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FAIRMONT — This month, sites in the Fairmont area will be among 5,000 U.S. dropoff locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25. Fairmont families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Omarsani M. Gobana, 46, of St. Cloud; fined $125. Kathy M. Halvorsen, 65, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; fined $145. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Derek H. Kapaun, 64, of Easton; Joel G. Kruger, 39, of Wells; each fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Nov. 11 9:04 a.m. — Police received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 1200 block of Goemann Road. 10:44 p.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person at the intersection of Lake Aires Road and Amber Lake Drive. 11:38 p.m. — Police received a ...

Glows parade celebrates tradition

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FAIRMONT — We are only 10 days away from the annual Fairmont Glows parade, marking the 30th year for the gaily illuminated procession to herald the approach of the holiday season. Festivities kick off about 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Fairmont ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jorge M. Ochoa, 48, of South Pasadena, Calif.; William J. Stater, 40, of New Windsor, N.Y.; each fined $135. Wireless communications device-initiate, compose, send, retrieve or read electronic message — Manuel Esqueda, 27, of St. James; fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, Nov. 10 10:59 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to a vehicle in the 600 block of East First Street. 8:18 p.m. — Police received a report of forgery in the 900 block of South State Street. 9:06 p.m. — Police received a report of harassment in the ...

Protecting children: Crossing guards share concerns

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At several crosswalks surrounding Fairmont Elementary School, crossing guards can be seen before and after school. There are four full-time crossing guards: Fred Link, Dave Johnson, Marlin Hagen and Steve Langford. This is Langford’s 11th year working as a crossing guard. “I used to do ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Evan L. Cramer Jordan, 21, of Fairmont; Emerson H. Vargas Bautista, 41, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; each fined $125. Garrett K. Weyhrauch, 45, of Wells; fined $135. Possession of small amount of marijuana-no remuneration — Cynthia M. Flores, 21, ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Nov. 8 6:55 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 400 block of Day Street. 10:10 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 1000 block of North Park Street. 2:16 p.m. — Police received a report of fraud in the 900 block ...

Fairmont grad Becker earns FFA distinction

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Lance Becker, a 2018 graduate of Fairmont High School, recently received the American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The degree is the highest level of membership a student can obtain in FFA. Fewer than 1 percent of all FFA members earn the award. Fairmont ag ...