×

News

County Assessor: Homestead forms flowing in

Local News

FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from County Assessor Mike Sheplee, who noted progress on updating the county’s homestead application files. As part of a new policy, a letter was sent out in October to about 4,100 county residential taxpayers who did not have a ...

Faribault Co. Sheriff’s Office buying 3 vehicles

Local News

BLUE EARTH — The Faribault County Sheriff’s Department will update its fleet a little sooner than planned. Sheriff Michael Gormley and Chief Deputy Scott Adams on Tuesday brought a proposal to county commissioners to take advantage of a state concession on police vehicles ordered this ...

Veterans Day program Monday

Local News

SHERBURN — Don’t forget the CREST “Lunch and Learn” event beginning 11 a.m. today at the Senior Citizens Center in Sherburn. The program this month is about beekeeping and will feature Paul Harris of Harris Honey. After the presentation, a lunch of beef stew, homemade biscuits with ...

Welcome evaluates street repairs

Local News

WELCOME — Welcome City Council this week received an update on the major street and infrastructure improvement project that has been ongoing this year. Bolton & Menk engineer Wade Baarts noted some concerns raised after some council members and city employee Max Longley went on a ...

Briefly

Local News

Opera House offers ‘Che Apalache’ FAIRMONT — Che Apalache will offer its mix of bluegrass and Latin when the group hits the stage at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fairmont Opera House. Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires, with members from Argentina, Mexico and the ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Rhonda L. Archer, 56, of Bricelyn; fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Todd J. Meyers, 56, of Blue Earth; fined $110. Window tint violation-less than 50 percent light transmittance — Damian J. Chapa, 19, of ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Nov. 4 10:04 a.m. — Police received a report of weapons in the 200 block of Lake Avenue. 11:17 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 300 block of South Prairie Avenue. 11:56 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 200 block of Lake ...

Blue Earth City Council OKs assessments

Local News

BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth City Council had three major items on its agenda Monday, including two public hearings. One hearing involved the final assessment list for the West Industrial Park street improvement project. City engineer Wes Brown presented information on the project. It was ...

Truman weighs lighting problem

Local News

TRUMAN — Truman City Council on Monday discussed a complaint about dim lighting near the steps outside the community building. The council talked about the pros and cons of solar-powered lights and LED lights. Council member Kathy Hendricksen asked about putting up motion sensor lighting, ...

Ceylon man faces drug charge

Local News

FAIRMONT — A Ceylon man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Scott Dean Heeren, 55, 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 Oct. 17, Martin County ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, Nov. 3 1:09 p.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to a vehicle in the 1200 block of Goemann Road. 1:10 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 500 block of South Park Street. 1:20 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the ...

Prairie Lakes Transit to aid some veterans

Local News

FAIRMONT — With Veterans Day approaching, Prairie Lakes Transit is looking to spread the word about a little known benefit for some of its riders. In March, 2019, the Faribault-Martin County Transit Board worked with staff for the transit system and each county’s Veterans Service Office ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Bigoa C. Chotkuac, 20, of Ames, Iowa; Bikram R. Shrestha, 40, of Crown Point, Ind.; Carlos M. Aguilera Diaz, 33, of Louisville, Ky.; Opal J. Harkins, 20, of Billings, Mont.; Teri M. Shary, 60, of Granada; each fined $125. Jaxon T. Jurgens, 21, of ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Nov. 1 10:12 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 800 block of Burton Lane. 1:19 p.m. — Police received a report of trespassing in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. 2:19 p.m. — Police received a report of motor vehicle theft in the 700 block of Tilden ...

Fairmont students to offer ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Local News

Fairmont High School is returning to the 1950s for its fall musical production, “Bye Bye Birdie.” It kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday with a senior matinee and will play at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Performing Arts Center at Fairmont High School. The director, Sara ...

Contest winners named in Ceylon

Local News

CEYLON — Don’t forget to turn your clocks back tonight or early Sunday morning to return to regular central time from Daylight Savings Time. At least we get another hour of sleep. n Thank you to city of Ceylon for sponsoring a decorated pumpkin contest and allowing them to be displayed ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Frederick A. Lohaus, 50, of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; Jasmine M. Thompson, 23, of Rochester; each fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Shane W. Larsen, 48, of Granada; fined $110. Hands-free law-access video content, ...

Police

Police

TRIMONT Thursday, Oct. 31 10:28 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 200 block of Beech Street East in Trimont. FAIRMONT Thursday, Oct. 31 7:57 a.m. — Police received a report of tampering with a motor vehicle in the 200 block of South Orient Street. 1:10 p.m. — ...

Kahler adds $25K for construction trades academy

Local News

FAIRMONT — Kahler Automation is giving Fairmont Area Schools $25,000 for the school’s proposed construction trades academy. The money will go toward an 80-foot by 100-foot building on the south side of the high school to house the academy. The donation follows a $100,000 gift from CHS ...

Duo face felony counts

Local News

FAIRMONT — A Minneapolis man and a Shakopee woman are facing felony charges in Martin County. Jeffery Jon Hookham, 49, and Janet Ellen Presler, 54, have each been charged with two counts of drug possession in the third degree. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and ...