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Interlaken Golf Club in Fairmont marks 100 years

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Interlaken Golf Club in Fairmont has hit an important milestone as it celebrates its 100th year of operation this year. To commemorate the event, there will be a three-day centennial celebration from July 12-14. A member of the club, Van DeWar, and clubhouse manager Micaela Ellefson discussed ...

Tietje, Schmidt relish new roles at Fairmont Area Schools

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont High School will see a number of new faculty and staff at the start of the 2019-20 school year. However, two faces won’t be new but familiar. Fairmont graduates Jake Tietje and Alex Schmidt are stepping into the role of co-principals at the high school. Tietje and ...

Fairmont Area teacher in running for national award

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FAIRMONT — Long-time Fairmont Area Schools teacher Bob Bonin is in the running for the National Rural Teacher of the Year award. Last school year, Bonin was named a Minnesota Educator of Excellence by the Minnesota Rural Education Association. He was one of just four teachers in the state ...

Ceylon Summerfest set for today

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CEYLON — Ceylon Summerfest will be held today. The vendor fair, silent auction and classic car show run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Live music by Bordertown is from noon to 2 p.m. The parade will begin at 4 p.m., with lineup at 2:30 p.m. by ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Carmen L. Zimmer, 61, of Montrose, S.D.; Traci M. Haugh, 49, of Hudson, Wis.; Sean P. Minton, 28, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; each fined $125. Rainy M. Patricca, 48, of Albert Lea; fined $145. Improperly worn seat belt — Riley R. Hammel, 30, of ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, June 27 7:03 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 400 block of North Dewey Street. 8:31 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to property in the 100 block of Albion Avenue. 9:43 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in ...

Program at Fairmont Elementary offering a boost to ELL students

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Fairmont Elementary School is offering its young English Language Learners the opportunity to get some extra help over the summer. This is the first year the school has offered a summer language immersion program, led by a group of teachers working toward getting their ELL licenses. There ...

Blood drive coming up

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WELCOME — Martin County Relay For Life will be 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Martin County Fairgrounds. There are many things going on during the relay: opening ceremonies; survivor ceremonies; silent auction and live auction; meal; caregiver walk; bands; games; campsites; walking ...

Woman facing felony count

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FAIRMONT — A St. James woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Heidi Louise Thomas, 33, 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 June 8, a deputy with ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Benjamin J. Starr, 33, of Franklin, Wis.; fined $145. Dylan L. Stevens, 17, of Ceylon; fined $225. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Ron D. Crawley, 62, of Sherburn; Kalina M. Myers, 33, of Fairmont; each fined $110. Owner ...

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Police

DUNNELL Wednesday, June 26 3:45 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 200 block of North Olson Avenue. FAIRMONT Wednesday, June 26 2:31 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint at the intersection of State Street and Tilden Street. 2:37 a.m. — Police ...

Man allegedly stole medication

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FAIRMONT — A Swea City, Iowa, man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Brandon Scott Bartolo, 31, has been charged with theft, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint, on May 29, 2019, an officer with the Fairmont ...

Annie Oakley Fun Shoot set for Sunday

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TRUMAN — 2019 Jaguar football team camp for varsity and junior varsity players is being held 4-6 p.m. on July 22-25. The fee is $30 and all players will receive a camp shirt and four days of instruction. Register by Monday to senfb@truman.k12.mn.us with your name, shirt size, grade in fall of ...

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Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Aaran Terrence K. Emery, 53, of Temecula, Calif.; Pamela K. Christensen, 65, of Hopewell, Ill.; each fined $125. Possession of drug paraphernalia-use or possession — Derek A. Christensen, 18, of Wells; fined $135. Instruction permit ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, June 25 12:49 p.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of West Lair Road. 7:53 p.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to a vehicle in the 1000 block of North Elm Street. 9:24 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint ...

Pollinators are important to the future

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The “save the bees” movement has been fairly popular over the last few years. While many people have mixed feeling about bees, it’s undeniable that they are important little creatures. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, pollinators play a critical role in ...

County Relay for Life will be held Saturday

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SHERBURN — An open house is being held today at Bank Midwest for John Tirevold who is retiring after 42 years of dedicated service to our local bank. The public is invited to stop by for cupcakes and refreshments from 1-4 p.m. and to wish John the best in whatever the future holds for him and ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Kevin D. Macgregor, 22, of Naperville, Ill.; Mary J. Whitehead, 70, of Sherburn; Jordan D. Bolm, 29, of Cave Creek, Ariz.; each fined $125. Paul W. Wood, 52, of Winnebago; fined $135. Karl I. Koble, 53, of Dallas, Texas; Evan M. Medley, 30, of ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Monday, June 24 1:58 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 2000 block of Knollwood Drive. 11:03 a.m. — Police received a report of illegal garbage dumping in the 300 block of Downtown Plaza. 11:11 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint at the ...

Discord on Fairmont City Council continues

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council spent 2 hours and 21 minutes in a closed session Monday to evaluate the job performance of City Administrator Mike Humpal. Although Councilman Randy Lubenow had pushed to adjust the agenda to include a summary of the evaluation and a resolution ...