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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Dayton D. Hartung, 33, of Fairmont; Joshua A. Koehler, 42, of North Mankato; James R. Scott Sr., 72, of Greenville, Iowa; Christopher D. Hiller, 45, of Faribault; each fined $125. Francisco G. Guzman Hernandez, 47, of Fairmont; fined ...

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FAIRMONT Wednesday, Oct. 21 12:17 a.m. — A suspicious circumstance was reported in the 500 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. 11:03 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported in the 20 block of East Ken Rue Lane. 12:18 p.m. — A suspicious circumstance was reported in the 900 block of ...

Fairmont parks getting set for winter

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FAIRMONT — It’s that time of year again when some of the city of Fairmont’s recreational amenities go into hibernation. The process of closing up Fairmont’s parks began last week and will continue through this week, Nick Lardy, park and street supervisor, told the Fairmont Park Board. ...

Pair face felony counts

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man and woman are facing felony charges in Martin County. Viridiana Sugey Ornelas-Martinez, 30, and Rigoberto Chapa Vega, 34, each have been charged with one count of wrongfully obtaining assistance, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 ...

Group spruces up Truman

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TRUMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is continuing free meals to all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year until June 30. For more information, call (507) 776-2111 or check the school website, www.truman.k12.mn.us • Did you know the trespass law applies to ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Steve P. Glover, 56, of Westland, Mich.; fined $125. Haji K. Kebeto, 31, of Chicago, Ill.; Gavin M. Tanner Spagnuolo, 17, of Wells; each fined $135. Eyob D. Fissiha, 25, of St. Paul; fined $225. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor ...

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FAIRMONT Tuesday, Oct. 20 7:29 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 400 block of West Amber Lake Drive. 8:16 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1000 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. TRIMONT Tuesday, Oct. 20 1:27 p.m. — Police received an animal ...

Martin County Schools awarded virus relief

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday awarded $608,775 in grants from county CARES Act funds to assist 10 schools in the county adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. County Auditor/Treasurer Jessica Korte noted that many of the requests encompass funds for personal ...

Blue Earth aiding businesses with relief funds

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BLUE EARTH — What to do with remaining federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds was a major topic at this week’s Blue Earth City Council meeting. The city has dispersed much of the funding it has received, but the council learned there is still $49,000 ...

Faribault Co. gives out $30K to St. Casimir’s

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BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners took action Tuesday to allocate money from the CARES Act to one more school in the county. St. Casimir’s School in Wells had just hired a new principal when the school year began and was not prepared to come to the board with funding proposals ...

Martin County West utilizing relief funds

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SHERBURN — Martin County West School Board this week received an update on how the district is utilizing COVID-19 relief funds. Board members learned $180,000 has been used for personal protective equipment, sanitizing supplies ($50,000) as well as technology: 38 laptops, 30 HPS streams, 60 ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Steven W. Christ, 62, of Storm Lake, Iowa; Brian D. O’Connell, 54, of Champlin; Tim Ghita-Urmanczy, 22, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Ryan J. Lenhart, 25, of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; Nicholas B. Martinez, 27, of Oswego, Ill.; Bernie A. Ahlberg, 67, of ...

Fairmont Area returning to hybrid learning

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Junior/Senior High School will return to a hybrid learning model today. Superintendent Joe Brown said the Minnesota Department of Health has determined that Fairmont High School is eligible to return to a hybrid model today, with the elementary school possibly returning ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Rebekah S. Thate, 20, of Truman received a statutory stay of adjudication on a charge of fifth-degree controlled substance possession-not small amount of marijuana; fined $585, sentenced to jail three days, credit for time served three days, one year supervised ...

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FAIRMONT Sunday, Oct. 18 12:52 p.m. — Police received a noise complaint in the 900 block of Redwood Drive. 12:48 p.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 2100 block of North State Street. 1:44 p.m. — Police received a report of loud music in the 300 block ...

Sheriff touts seasonal safety

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FAIRMONT — Autumn means many things, but chief among those in rural Minnesota is the harvest season. With large, slow-moving, farm equipment out on the roads, Martin County Sheriff Jeff Markquart is urging local motorists to be aware of the situation. “We have an early harvest going on, ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Randy W. Green, 66, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Tyce W. Holst, 51, of Hudsonville, Mich.; Lyndon J. Schroeder, 59, of Urbandale, Iowa; Macy A. Petrowiak, 24, of Fairmont; each fined $125. Laura A. Dougherty, 45, of Sioux City, Iowa; fined $145. Dylan ...

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FAIRMONT Friday, Oct. 16 7:54 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to property in the 400 block of East Second Street. 11:39 p.m. — Police received a report of an executive order violation in the 2700 block of Albion Avenue. 3:09 p.m. — Police received a report of a ...

Counties detail voting process

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FAIRMONT — With the general election coming up and the continuation of COVID-19 concerns, there are a lot of questions about mail-in voting, absentee voting and where to vote in person. Martin County Auditor/Treasurer Jessica Korte and Faribault County Chief Deputy Auditor/Accountant Jessica ...

Public can now review city’s plan

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FAIRMONT — City planning traditionally focuses on sorting territories into residential, commercial and industrial areas, but the newly released comprehensive use plan for Fairmont goes well beyond the norm. It is called “Fairmont Forward” and suggests and analyzes ideas to develop ...