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Ice fishing event begins on Saturday

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FAIRMONT — This time of year may not seem ideal to venture outdoors, but that is exactly what ice-fishing enthusiasts will do Saturday in Fairmont. The Fairmont Lakes Foundation will host its 6th annual ice-fishing tournament, beginning at 11 a.m. at Gomsrud Park. It will conclude with a ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Amelia K. Bleed, 18, of Elmore; Rollo D. Cyphers, 63, of Elmore; each fined $125. Failure to drive with due care-speed greater than reasonable — Zachary R. Schleininger, 23, of Granada; fined $125. Careless driving-operate any vehicle ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, Jan. 19 2:16 a.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of North Park Street. 8:55 a.m. — Police received a report of burglary in the 500 block of East Third Street. 9:37 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1000 block of ...

Refugee resettlement issue stirs controversy

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FAIRMONT — On Tuesday, Martin County commissioners will again discuss the issue of local government consent for refugee resettlement. The topic has been a controversial one across the nation, as Texas recently became the first state to no longer accept the resettlement of new refugees under ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Caleb J. Hudson, 27, of Truman was convicted of driving while impaired-alcohol concentration 0.08 within two hours; fined $610, sentenced to jail 90 days, stayed 90 days for one year, one year unsupervised probation, complete chemical assessment, follow ...

Police

Police

TRIMONT Friday, Jan. 17 7:51 p.m. — A disturbance was reported in the first block of Ash Street East. Police cleared the call. 11:59 p.m. — Suspicious circumstances were reported in the 300 block of Main Street West, Trimont. FAIRMONT Friday, Jan. 17 9:13 a.m. — A parking ...

Kasper reflects on Catholic education

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The 16th annual St. John Vianney Dinner Dance will be held in one week, at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Tickets are available at St. John Vianney School or can be obtained by calling (507) 235-5304. Principal Sarah Striemer discussed how the evening’s events will unfold. “We begin our evening ...

Pancake brunch postponed

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CEYLON — Several annual church meetings are scheduled Sunday. A storm is also forecast so keep an eye on the weather and news of cancellations for these meetings. St. Paul’s Lutheran in Wilbert’s meeting is scheduled after the 9:30 a.m. service. St. Peter Lutheran in Ceylon’s ...

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Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Trevor J. Lems, 31, of Doon, Iowa; Bonnie A. Brown, 57, of Golden, Colo.; Jonathon G. Neitzke, 31, of Blue Earth; each fined $125. Christina A. Schimel, 45, of Winnebago; fined $135. Window tint violation-less than 50 percent light ...

St. John Vianney earns $25K grant

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FAIRMONT — Students at St. John Vianney School in Fairmont can look forward to some classroom improvements in the near future thanks to a $25,000 matching challenge grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. The school was not only able to meet the challenge but surpass it, ...

Council will meet Tuesday

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WELCOME — There will be a cribbage tournament beginning 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Welcome Legion. Join friends and neighbors for an afternoon of fun and fellowship. n Monday is Martin Luther King holiday so some businesses and government offices will be closed and the mail will not be ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Driving after revocation — Nickolas H. Willer, 31, of Fairmont; fined $285. Daniel J. Salmon Thole, 22, of Jackson was convicted of possession of small amount of marijuana-no remuneration; fined $135. Also convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia-use ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Jan. 15 12:09 a.m. — Police received a report of narcotics at the intersection of Margaret Street and State Street. An arrest was made. 10:29 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to a vehicle in the 900 block of East Fourth Street. 11:34 a.m. — ...

Senf, Geerdes garner ‘Triple A’ honors

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Every year, two students are selected as Fairmont Area School’s Triple A recipients. One young man and young woman are given the award for excelling in the arts, academics and athletics. This year’s recipients, Tyson Geerdes and Bergen Senf, shared how they felt when they learned of their ...

B.E. School Board picks officers

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BLUE EARTH — Susan Benz and Frankie Bly have been re-elected chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the Blue Earth Area School Board. Stacey Beyer was elected treasurer while Sara Hauskins will serve as clerk. At the school board meeting earlier this week, Benz offered her ...

Children can make pies

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TRUMAN — National Pie Day is Thursday, Jan. 23, but if you are pre-kindergarten and older and would like to celebrate pie day, you must pre-register by Friday. You will be making different mini-pies and different flavors to choose from. This fun class will be held 4:15-5:15 p.m. in the ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Joy T. Gast, 49, of Rochester; Eric A. Spake, 51, of Sioux City, Iowa; Olivia M. Schweisthal, 19, of Wells; each fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Carroll L. Christensen, 72, of Bricelyn; Claire M. Johnson, 67, ...

Police

Police

TRUMAN Tuesday, Jan. 14 10:57 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 400 block of North Third Avenue East. 11:22 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 400 block of North Third Avenue East. 5:01 p.m. — Police received a report of an ...

Martin Co. seeking state’s help

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FAIRMONT — State Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Vernon Center, attended a special meeting of the Martin County Commission on Tuesday to hear about the needs of the county. County department heads also were present, along with a few members of the public. Commissioner Elliot Belgard began by ...

Child care, housing still local hurdles

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FAIRMONT — Two ongoing workforce issues in Fairmont — child care and housing — were the focus of the Fairmont Economic Development Authority earlier this week. Linsey Preuss, economic development coordinator, updated the board on continuing efforts to incentivize new child care ...