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Blue Earth Area gets off to good start

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BLUE EARTH — “We have had a phenomenal start to the school year,” Superintendent Mandy Fletcher told the Blue Earth Area School Board earlier this week. This year, administrators and faculty brought a more festive atmosphere to the beginning of school. “We had the pep band, ...

Dance classes slated in Sherburn

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SHERBURN — The monthly steak and shrimp night will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Sherburn American Legion. They serve steak, shrimp or smoked pork chop along with a baked potato, garlic toast and salad bar. The public is welcome. n A brunch benefit for 10-year-old Aaliyah Bolstad, daughter ...

Courts

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jose L. Pena, 60, of Winnebago; Danielle C. Redican, 29, of Dalton Gardens, Idaho; Nathan D. Sukalski, 22, of Fairmont; Chase R. Vaske, 37, of Sherburn; William J. Mainwaring, 24, of Peninsula, Ohio; Jessica L. Carlson, 37, of Chicago, Ill.; each ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Sept. 9 12:13 p.m. — A theft was reported in the 900 block of Willow Street. 3:31 p.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. A verbal warning was issued. 5 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint at the ...

City of Fairmont moves toward investigation

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FAIRMONT — A council member called for the mayor to relinquish her gavel at the Fairmont City Council meeting Monday, after Mayor Debbie Foster questioned Councilman Tom Hawkins’ decision to contact an investigative firm without council approval. Hawkins had requested a motion to hire the ...

Grant will boost new industrial park sites in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont has been awarded a $434,075 grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, funds that will be used to run sewer and water lines to a 37-acre site in the southwest corner of the intersection of Interstate 90 exit 99 and the fairgrounds road, and ...

Apple Tree Dental, Fairmont Mayo teaming up

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FAIRMONT — Apple Tree Dental, a non-profit community clinic and critical access provider, will launch a new clinic serving people with unmet dental needs, courtesy of a five-year grant pledge totaling $2.39 million from the Schmeeckle Foundation. The new Fairmont Center for Dental Health, ...

At Red Rock Center: Exhibit offers ceramics, pottery

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The artist of the month at Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont comes from Winona. Lisa Truax will have original works of ceramics and pottery on display now through the end of September. Truax is originally from Lake Geneva, Wis. She attended Carthage College, where she received a degree ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, Sept. 8 9:09 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 300 block of East Third Street. 9:26 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 100 block of West 12th Street. 3:30 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in he 1000 block of Capital ...

Miniature golf comes to town

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The opening of the new mini golf course in Fairmont will be celebrated from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 22 with a planned ribbon cutting, food vendors and kids activities. Located between the Fairmont Dog Park and the Fairmont Aquatic Park, the free course will mark completion of the second project for the ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Sept. 6 7:50 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint at the intersection of Redwood Drive and Budd Street. 1:06 a.m. — Police assisted the fire department in the 600 block of Burton Lane. 4:35 p.m. — Police received a report of an assault at the intersection ...

Fairmont mayor: City needs more facts

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Mayor Debbie Foster says she was surprised and upset by a report this week about former City Attorney Elizabeth Bloomquist’s actions or inaction. She also believes the city’s residents need to keep an open mind about the situation, saying there are always two sides to ...

Fairmont Elementary sixth-graders learn respect for flag

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FAIRMONT — The local American Legion donated an American flag to Fairmont Elementary School this week. It will fly outside, where members of the sixth-grade class will raise and lower it every school day. Devin Haegeman, current vice commander of the Fairmont American Legion and a former ...

Firearms instructor earns statewide honor

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FAIRMONT — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently named Granada resident Brad Wells as the 2018 firearms safety volunteer instructor of the year. Wells has been the lead instructor in the area for 18 years, and an instructor for 20. He discussed his ongoing involvement in ...

Meeting set on ‘263’ work

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CEYLON — A celebration for the 70th wedding anniversary of Jim and Toots Morris will be held 4-6 p.m. today at the Ceylon Park shelter house. Your presence will be the best gift. Cards will reach them at Box 271, Ceylon, MN 56121. Wow, 70 years. Congratulations and our wishes are for many ...

Couple facing drug counts

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FAIRMONT — A homeless man and woman are facing felony charges in Martin County. Matthew Michael Shater, 29, and Shelby Renee Pavioni, 20, have both 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 ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Larry T. Cullen, 48, of Souderton, Pa.; Bhamini Kapadia, 58, of Casselberry, Fla.; Eric J. Peterson, 71, of Minneapolis; Miguel A. Caravaca Fallas, 52, of White Bear Lake; Miranda M. Dormanen, 29, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Dennis M. O’Keefe, 72, of ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Sept. 5 8:59 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 600 block of Burton Lane. 9:28 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 800 block of East Second Street. 11:29 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the ...

Prairie Star Quilt Guild show finds new home

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The Prairie Star Quilt Guild’s biannual quilt show will be held Sept. 13-14, with a new location at the Fairmont National Guard Armory. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14. There is an admission price of $7, which can be paid at the door. This year’s ...

Fairmont man facing assault charge

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing felony charges in Martin County Blake Louis Bangsund, 32, has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in the second degree, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine. He is also charged with two counts of ...