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FEDA approves five loans

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Economic Development Authority approved five loans Wednesday evening, four of which were directly impacted by COVID and one MicroLoan request. Live Fit Sport and Wellness Center applied for a $25,000, 0 percent interest loan to assist with the offset of revenue and ...

Woman faces felony charges

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont woman is facing felony charges in Martin County. Debra Darlene Jensen, 59, has been charged with three counts of drug possession in the fifth degree. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: At ...

Blue Earth talks go-kart track

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BLUE EARTH — A plan to reopen the former go-kart track in Blue Earth is progressing, according to an update given at last Monday night's Blue Earth City Council meeting. Brett Osborn, a member of the group starting up the go-kart racing, told the council the plan is to open the track later ...

Mailboxes available in Welcome

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WELCOME — Welcome City Council discussed the new water meters and the computer support for them. Software programs were discussed and the council decided to invite the representative to return to their meeting and explain the system and give estimates on the dollar amount that would be ...

Truman School board meets Monday

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TRUMAN — Did you know Saturday is National Pie Day, so go for it. Sunday is National Compliment Day. Skip the hyperbole and just focus on the facts. Deliver the praise from your heart. Truman School Board will meet 5:30 p.m. Monday in the board conference room. This meeting is planned for ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Brooke B. Crowley Rosenberg, 20, of Fairmont; fined $125. Sunny K. Kulkarni, 38, of Sun Prairie, Wis.; fined $135. Cheng Vue Voua Xiong, 33, of St. Paul; fined $145. Herbey Rodriguez Juarez, 34, of Blue Earth; fined $225. Failure to wear ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Jan. 19 7:46 a.m. — A disturbance/disorderly conduct/nuisance was reported in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. Police cleared the call. 9:50 a.m. — Police investigated a narcotics complaint in the 100 block of Hampton Drive. 4:58 p.m. — Police investigated a ...

Martin County Library to reopen

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FAIRMONT — Martin County Commissioners heard from Jenny Trushenski Tuesday, concerning the reopening of the Martin County Library. On November 23, 2020, the library switched over to contactless pickup only at all library locations due to Gov. Walz’s dial back restrictions in slowing the ...

No violations at hog facility

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BLUE EARTH — The Faribault County Commissioners heard more complaints about a hog operation located in Dunbar Township at their meeting on Tuesday. "I would ask the commissioners to revoke the CUP (Conditional Use Permit) for R & R Hogs or amend it to add more conditions," Brad ...

MCW looking for superintendent

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SHERBURN — The Martin County West School Board reorganized and swore in the new members, Mark Wohlhuter, Jeff Scholl and Darren Thate. They also approved the officers as follows: Chairman, Sarah Rohman; Vice-chair, Wendi Russenberger; Clerk, Laura Borchardt; Treasurer, Mark Wohlhuter; ...

Area update: COVID-19

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FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,652 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 1,034. The following information is from Monday, January 18: Total number of new cases Martin: 1 Faribault: ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Jan. 18 7:40 a.m. — A suspicious circumstance was reported in the 200 block of Cedarwood Street. 7:45 a.m. — A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 400 block of South State Street. A written report was done. 9:00 p.m. — Police investigated a noise complaint at ...

Man charged with check forgery

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FAIRMONT — A Ledyard, Iowa, man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Jacob Mikel Govern, 23, has been charged with one count of check forgery, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: At approximately 2:23 p.m. on ...

Area update: COVID-19

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FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,651 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 1,032. The following information is from Monday, January 18: Total number of new cases Martin: 6 Faribault: ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Taylor M. Ask, 28, of Sherburn; Daniel S. Stauter, 28, of Fairmont; each fined $125. Corwin J. Dykstra, 19, of Valley Springs, S.D.; fined $135. Richard L. Hanson, 65, of Arnolds Park, Iowa; fined $225. Failure to wear seat belt while in a ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, Jan. 17 1:29 a.m. — A suspicious person was reported in the 100 block of North Park Street. An adult was arrested. 8:48 a.m. — Theft (gas drive off) was reported in the 900 block of South State Street. 9:27 a.m. — Police investigated a civil complaint in the 2000 ...

MCSAP provides free magazine

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FAIRMONT— The Martin County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is going to provide Youth Connections magazine free to all students and families in Martin County. The family-orientated magazine will provide local stories, as well as educational articles on parenting, prevention and ...

Area update: COVID-19

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FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,651 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 1,032. The following information is from Sunday, January 17: Total number of new cases Martin: 2 Faribault: ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Susan J. Chaney, 57, of Hazel Park, Mich.; Mayra P. Salcedo, 30, of Kiester; Brian J. Berres, 45, of Waunakee, Wis.; each fined $125. Noel C. Ngang, 24, of Mankato; fined $135. Bailey E. Bascue, 22, of Savannah, Mo.; Danica L. Emahazien, 17, ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Jan. 15 12:19 p.m. — Forgery/counterfeiting was reported in the 300 block of South State Street. Police cleared the call. 11:33 p.m. — A vehicle off the road was reported in the 2300 block of Albion Avenue. 11:45 p.m. — A snowmobile complaint was reported in the ...