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Fairmont receives virus aid

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FAIRMONT — As lawmakers in Washington debate additional funding for COVID relief, the first round of money from the initial Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has reached Minnesota counties and communities, with Fairmont garnering $776,532. “We didn’t have to ...

Martin County, Fairmont school filings continue

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FAIRMONT — Three people have filed to fill the open District 2 seat on the Martin County Commission. The seat is open following the death of Commissioner Tom Mahoney Jr. Those who have filed are: Kyle Gustafson of 717 S. Hampton St., Jamie Bleess of 814 Day St. and James Forshee of 1306 ...

At her own business: Gochanour follows her heart

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Mallory Gochanour, a 20-year-old Fairmont woman, is the face behind Clara’s Dog Care. She offers in-home dog sitting and dog walking services to the Fairmont area. Gochanour graduated from Fairmont High School in 2018. While she always liked school, she knew from an early age that going to ...

Filing deadline set for Tuesday

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CEYLON — August doesn’t seem to be much different than July, as we are all still social distancing and masks may be required in places they were not before. It seems weird that there is not a Martin County Fair this week also. Stay safe and healthy. n The Ceylon City Council meeting ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Tanner M. Lawrence, 20, of Eldora, Iowa; Timothy L. Stoner, 53, of Madison Lake; each fined $125. Benjamin L. Nadler, 29, of Oakland, Calif.; fined $285. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Andrew P. Nowak, 61, of ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Aug. 6 3:30 a.m. — A driving complaint was reported in the 300 block of East 10th Street. Police issued a verbal warning. 8:22 a.m. — A caller reported an executive order violation. Police deemed the call unfounded. 8:54 a.m. — A disturbance was reported at ...

Lindberg files for Ward 2 seat in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — The race for the Ward 2 seat on the Fairmont City Council became a four-way contest Thursday with Ronald Lindberg of 1428 Oak Beach Drive filing his candidacy. Other candidates for the Ward 2 slot include Britney Kawecki, Joe Loughmiller and incumbent Ruth Cyphers. Other races ...

Homeless man faces charges

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FAIRMONT — A homeless man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Skiler John Hovenga, 30, has been charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in the second degree. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine. According to the ...

Welcome has open elected positions

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WELCOME — Filing for candidacy for city offices in Welcome is due by Tuesday. The position of mayor is up for election and is for a two-year term, while two City Council positions are for four-year terms. For necessary applications, contact the City Hall in Welcome. n Thank you to ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Connie L. Hamby, 57, of Columbus, Ohio; Paula Krista-Bell Smith, 33, of Bingham; each fined $125. Alyce V. Iversen, 43, of Chicago, Ill.; fined $135. Nicole F. Howell, 42, of Shakopee; fined $225. Luis R. Rodriguez Burgos, 26, of Fairmont was ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Aug. 5 1:21 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 400 block of East 11th Street. 10:39 a.m. — Police received a report of graffiti in the 700 block of Victoria Street. 4:18 p.m. — Police received a report of illegal dumping in the ...

Fairmont Area goes with in-person learning

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area Schools will be up and running in the fall, with schools reopened for in-person learning. Superintendent Joe Brown shared the news during a school board meeting Wednesday. Administrators have been working on a plan to allow students to return to school while also ...

Welcome weighs virus relief plans

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WELCOME — Welcome City Council this week discussed how to utilize federal COVID-19 relief funds. The city has received $48,745. The Welcome Legion and Korte’s were mentioned as two businesses that have been affected by the pandemic and shutdown. The city clerk noted that most cities ...

Free lunch available to children in Truman

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TRUMAN — Just a reminder that there is a free lunch available for children ages 2-18 in the Truman School District from 11 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. To pick up your lunch at the center glass doors in front of the cafeteria, call the school at (507) 776-2111 by 10 a.m. n The ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Brent S. Kelsey, 40, of Lake Crystal; Christine M. Steinhauer, 28, of Easton; each fined $125. Heather M. Pedersen, 39, of Lake Villa, Ill.; fined $225. Alison N. Subbert, 24, of Oakdale was convicted of speeding; fined $225. Additional charge ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Aug. 4 12:09 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 800 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. 12:44 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 300 block of East Amber Lake Drive. 7:20 a.m. — Police received an animal ...

Blue Earth will share virus relief funds

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BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth City Council wants to help local businesses and organizations as much as it can by sharing the $241,390 the city recently received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security program. The council this week looked at a proposal on ways the city’s CARES ...

In Martin County: Highway work delayed

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard a presentation from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, outlining the Capital High Investment Plan. Transportation planning director Ronda Allis and district engineer Greg Ous reviewed planned road construction projects for ...

Faribault County nets $1.6M in relief funds

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BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners on Tuesday voted to accept money made available by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. “Faribault County has been awarded $1,655,319 in coronavirus relief funds,” said Auditor Darren Esser. “We also received ...

Minnesota pheasant opener delayed

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ST. PAUL (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday that this fall’s 10th annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Opener has been postponed until next year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Walz said the opener is now scheduled for Oct. 8-9, 2021. The event will still be held in Fairmont, which ...