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Fairmont woman facing felony count

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Heather Ann Isenberg, 43, 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 27, Fairmont ...

Groups seeking helpers

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TRUMAN — Jaguar youth football is looking for players for the 2018 football season. It is a full-contact youth football league for kids entering grades 3-6 this fall. Practices are held Monday and Thursday evenings in Truman, with games held Saturday mornings through mid October. For ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Rickie L. Popp, 49, of Appleton, Wis.; Marcin Rodek, 39, of no address provided; Tom J. Schnetter, 50, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Gregory A. Mattingly, 54, of Bromley, Ky.; Michael D. Helmkamp, 54, of Spencer, Iowa; each fined $125. Nancy M. Acosta, ...

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FAIRMONT Tuesday, Aug. 14 7:27 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of South Park Street. 1:03 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the first block of East Ken Rue Lane. 1:21 p.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 800 block of Goldfinch Street. 4:18 ...

Chamber of Commerce names new president

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FAIRMONT — Ned Koppen has built a lot of relationships in his 30-plus years working in Fairmont. He believes they will serve him well in his new role as Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce president. “In addition to getting to know everybody who I don’t know, or getting to know people I ...

Fair leaders remember Murphy

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We often don’t know what we’ve lost until it’s gone. Top officers of the Martin County Fair say that holds true for former board member and president Ed Murphy. Murphy, who passed away last fall, had served on the board since 1981 and as board president since 2002. His contributions and ...

Koons, Schmidtke advance in primary

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FAIRMONT — Challenger Richard Koons of rural Welcome and incumbent Dan Schmidtke of rural Fairmont were the top two vote-getters Tuesday in the race for the District 4 seat on the Martin County Commission. The duo will now face each other in the November general election. Neal Potthoff of ...

Mahoney offers update

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont School Board on Tuesday heard from activities director Mat Mahoney, who offered highlights of the previous school year and a preview of what’s to come. “Last year, we had a really good year in the activities department,” he said. “We had four teams make it to ...

Hagedorn defeats Nelson

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BLUE EARTH — Republican Jim Hagedorn of Blue Earth claimed a primary election win over state Sen. Carla Nelson of Rochester on Tuesday. Hagedorn will face Democrat Dan Feehan this fall. In U.S. Senate races, Democrat incumbents Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith scored easy primary victories. ...

‘Tackle Cancer’ making return

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FAIRMONT — After a five-year hiatus, Tackle Cancer is returning to Mahoney Field at Fairmont High School. The event serves a dual purpose — it provides the opportunity for women to gain a better understanding of the game of football while promoting cancer awareness. Advance registration ...

Weber joins mayoral race

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FAIRMONT — Former City Council member Jeff Weber has entered the race for mayor in Fairmont. Weber filed for the office on Tuesday, the last day for candidates to throw their hats into the ring. Weber is challenging incumbent Debbie Foster, who won a special election in the fall of 2016 ...

FFA hosting event Monday

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SHERBURN — Everyone is invited to come and enjoy grilled burgers from 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Sherburn American Legion. n Practices for fall sports at Martin County West began Monday. School for students in grades 7-12 will get underway on Sept. 4. Students in grades kindergarten ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Morgan K. Wingert, 16, of Harmony; fined $125. Garry L. Sunken, 70, of Blue Earth; fined $145. Failure to drive with due care-speed greater than reasonable — Wyatt A. Risk, 16, of Granada; fined $125. Driving after cancellation — ...

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FAIRMONT Monday, Aug. 13 8:09 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1000 block of Capital Heights Court in Fairmont. 10:38 a.m. — Police received a report of a gas drive off theft in the 1500 block of Albion Avenue. 12:05 p.m. — Police received a report of fraud in the 300 ...

City plans new fines

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council is implementing an administrative method of enforcing certain City Code violations. On Monday, the council adopted a schedule of fines for various infractions such as animals running at large, noise violations, failure to register rental property and ...

Four running for school board

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FAIRMONT — A fourth person has filed to run for school board in Fairmont. John Gibeau added his name to the list Monday. He joins incumbent Rufus Rodriguez, along with Mike Edman and Martha Myren. Three seats on the board will be on the ballot this fall, meaning that with the addition of ...

Residents frustrated by housing policy

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FAIRMONT — Friendship Village in Fairmont is undergoing a project to refurbish the units at the housing complex, an endeavor that requires residents to move out of their current unit into one that has been updated. Some residents attended the Fairmont Housing and Redevelopment Authority ...

Principal joins Blue Earth Area

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area School Board members welcomed the new high school principal, Greg Ewing, to the district on Monday. And they voted to accept his contract, with some changes. Superintendent Evan Gough explained that Blue Earth Area will “share” Ewing with his former ...

Man faces felony theft count

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FAIRMONT — A Winnebago man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Dustin Charles Theobald, 36, 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 June 21, a Fairmont police officer was dispatched ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jordan D. Bjorklund, 35, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Christian N. Dietz, 40, of College Place, Wash.; Erin M. Grady, 31, of Eugene, Ore.; Igor L. Kravchuk, 27, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Calvin D. Tucker, 21, of Box Elder, S.D.; each fined $125. Caitlyn ...