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FAIRMONT Sunday, July 14 1:31 a.m. — Police received a report of harassment in the 500 block of East Second Street. 11:29 a.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 300 block of South Prairie Avenue. 1:07 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 2200 block of North ...

Bob Roesler retires, talks management challenges for farms

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WELCOME — After more than 50 years, Bob Roesler is retiring. Wrapping up his time as a farm business management instructor at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Roesler shared some of his career history, highlights and what retirement will look like. “I started out teaching ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jason J. Farnsworth, 41, of Kasson; Rise Grant, 56, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Youbin Lee, 23, of Edgerton; Richard D. Oberdorf, 66, of Sarasota, Fla.; each fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Richard D. Thompson, 60, ...

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FAIRMONT Friday, July 12 12:15 a.m. — Police received a report of an assault in the 100 block of Scotts Court. 9:27 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 200 block of North Orient Street. 9:56 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 600 block of ...

Fairmont Area Schools touts new website

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FAIRMONT — Along with new classes and teachers, Fairmont Area Schools will have a new website for the coming school year. The site, which has the same web address of www.fairmont.k12.mn.us, went live at the beginning of the month. “Apptegy is our new web hosting provider,” said ...

Blood drive coming up in Ceylon

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CEYLON — Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Ceylon will have its usual 5:30 p.m. services tonight. Circle of Faith congregations are on summer schedules, with St. Peter Lutheran in Ceylon having Wednesday evening 6:30 p.m. services in July. Waverly Lutheran and Trinity Lutheran in Welcome ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Karen L. Anderson, 74, of Fairmont; fined $50. James J. Debolt, 18, of Carroll, Iowa; Thomas J. Gillis, 68, of Victoria; each fined $125. Ashish Goel, 43, of Arlington Heights, Ill.; John W. Schablin, 36, of Big Stone City, S.D.; Robert G. ...

Teachers gaining insights into ag

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FAIRMONT — About 35 teachers from across the state began a two-day Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom tour in Fairmont on Thursday. The group is led by Wanda Patsche, a regional ag curriculum specialist with Ag in the Classroom. The purpose of the group is to bring ag-themed lessons ...

Snowmobilers gathering in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — There may not be a better way to spend a summer weekend than camping at Fairmont’s own Flying Goose campground, and this weekend there are people out to prove it. The Minnesota United Snowmobile Association is holding its summer campout today through Sunday, and has a busy ...

Welcome summer fest coming up

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WELCOME — Today is the deadline to get a rummage sale listed on the city-wide sales map for the Welcome Summer Festival weekend of July 19-20. Please email www.welcomemndays@gmail.com n Welcome City Council will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. All members are urged to attend. There is ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Octavio Rivera Jr., 32, of Estherville, Iowa; Eric C. Hoffmann, 32, of Madison, Wis.; Nicholas M. Loftus, 41, of Deaver, Wyo.; each fined $125. Kera M. Covey, 19, of Norfolk, Va.; fined $135. Michele L. Rorich, 43, of Orlando, Fla.; Reanna M. ...

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FAIRMONT Wednesday, July 10 10:15 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1300 block of North State Street. 11:28 a.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 200 block of South Dewey Street. 11:53 p.m. — Police received a report of harassment in the 500 block of Home ...

Fairmont superintendent touts local teamwork

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FAIRMONT — The city of Fairmont and Fairmont Area Schools have worked together on a number of projects both large and small over the past decade. School Superintendent Joe Brown began his 10th year in Fairmont at the beginning of the month. He highlighted some projects he has worked on with ...

Ceylon eyes Highway 263 work

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CEYLON — Ceylon City Council received an update this week about plans to repair Highway 263 from I-90 to the city. The work involves about 11 miles of road. Minnesota Department of Transportation engineer Forrest Hasty said the construction is planned for next year and expected to be ...

Swimming lessons available evenings in Truman

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TRUMAN — A come-and-go bridal shower for Kristi Oberdieck will be held 9:30-11:20 a.m. Saturday in the fireside room at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Truman. n Truman City Council will meet 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. These meetings are open to the public and include a time for ...

Fairmont man faces assault charge

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Lawrence James Hamilton, 35, has been charged with domestic assault, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On July 8, Fairmont police officers were ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Colter D. Lenz, 32, of Odin; fined $125. Elijah K. Redenius, 18, of Fairmont; fined $145. Failure to change address/name within 30 days — Brittney K. Heller, 32, of Fairmont; fined $105. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — ...

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TRUMAN Tuesday, July 9 9:30 a.m. — Police received a report of fraud in the 300 block of Martin Luther Drive in Northrop. FAIRMONT Tuesday, July 9 7:17 p.m. — Police received a report of illegal garbage dumping in the 800 block of East Fourth Street. 8:38 a.m. — Police received ...

Fairmont eyeing changes in rental rules

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council approved a rental housing ordinance in April 2014. Now, some members of the current council are pushing to strengthen the rules by adding licensing requirements, inspections and criminal background checks for all tenants. Licensing for landlords and ...

Boy, family fighting back

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It’s one thing for adults to deal with medical conditions, and any parent will tell you they would rather take on such things themselves than watch their children go through it. In those trying times, the support of family, friends and communities takes on a whole new level of ...