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Amid pandemic: Area funeral directors adapting

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FAIRMONT — Social distancing continues to impact the lives of everyone, as we are asked not to gather publicly or even with friends and loved ones. That can be a difficult situation from day to day, but especially in times of grief. Area funeral home directors face struggles and challenges ...

Lakeview in Fairmont earns ‘Safe Care’ honor

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FAIRMONT — Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont was recently honored as one of 51 nursing facilities in Minnesota that have completed a five-step action plan called “Safe Care for Seniors.” The program is sponsored by LeadingAge Minnesota. Lakeview administrator Deb Barnes ...

Online feedlot meetings set

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TRUMAN — Happy 50th wedding anniversary to Bob and Diane Mennen. They were married March 28, 1970, in Fairmont. Cards may be sent to them at 2368 200th Ave., Truman, MN 56088. n Truman City Hall is closed to the public. Sherry and Shannon are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through ...

Police

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FAIRMONT Tuesday, March 24 11:27 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 200 block of West Christina Street. 11:51 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 300 block of South Prairie Avenue. 4 p.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 1400 ...

COVID-19 cases hold steady at 8 in Martin County

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FAIRMONT -- The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Martin County has held steady at eight for the third day in a row, suggesting preventative measures such as social distancing may be doing what they are intended to do. Tim Langer, public health sanitarian for Martin and Faribault counties, ...

Mayo-Fairmont shifts way it works

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FAIRMONT — Mayo Clinic Health System has implemented a no-visitor policy for patients, and temporarily suspended operation of four part-time clinics in response to the constantly changing conditions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. On Monday, business was suspended at regional clinics in ...

Fairmont Area Schools plan for ‘distance learning’

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area School Board led by example Tuesday, conducting its first online meeting. The board talked about moving forward with online distance education. According to high school Principal Alex Schmidt, the Minnesota Department of Education has not given any official word ...

COVID-19 cases in Martin County reach 8

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FAIRMONT — The number of COVID-19 cases in Martin County has reached eight, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Of those, two involve people in their 50s, two in their 60s, one in their 70s and one in their late 80s. Two cases involve younger members of the population, with one ...

Fairmont declares emergency

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FAIRMONT — Like everything else in the world impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fairmont City Council adopted a new demeanor Monday. Mayor Debbie Foster led the meeting in council chambers, joined only by Paul Hoye, city finance director, who manned the phone lines that connected ...

Briefly

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Fairmont students get free books FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area Schools kindergarten students recently received a donation of personalized books from author Lillian Peterson. Kindergarten teacher Jenni Diegnau helped arrange the donation. Peterson, proprietor of A Blessing Comes LLC, is ...

Kinship program works around social limitations

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FAIRMONT — From sea to shining sea, one cannot get away from the current news cycle when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disrupting business, schools, and family gatherings, there is seemingly no area of life left untouched. Social distancing is the name of the game, but how do you offer ...

Martin County officials beseech public to self-quarantine

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Dear Martin County residents: We need your help in suppressing the coronavirus. There is no longer any debate: All medical experts agree that the spread of COVID-19 has the potential to overwhelm the U.S. health care system by early summer. The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Martin ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Tiffany A. Goodman, 49, of Frisco, Texas; Harry Insixiengmay, 37, of Burnsville; Dustin L. Vanessen, 34, of Edgerton; each fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Jonathan F. Kotek Jr., 39, of Osage, Iowa; fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, March 20 9:56 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 400 block of South State Street. 5:33 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1200 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. 6:40 p.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 200 ...

Social Security promises checks

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FAIRMONT — Area organizations continue to provide updates and changes to schedules to protect the health and safety of the public because of the COVID-19 outbreak. They include: Social Security Administration The Social Security Administration has provided an update from Andrew Saul, ...

Area schools offering lunches for children

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CEYLON — Most of the news is what’s not happening because of the coronavirus. There will be no cribbage tournament in Welcome today. The tournaments will resume in November. n Legends II will have take-out only and no specials. Off-sale and off-menu only until 8 p.m. Lunch is from 11 ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Irma I. Haugh, 84, of Easton; fined $125. Mathew M. Goodrich, 23, of Delavan; fined $145. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Peggy J. Fox, 54, of Truman; fined $110. Failure to drive with due care — Guillermo Diaz-Lopez, ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, March 19 9:59 a.m. — Police assisted the ambulance in the 500 block of Canyon Drive. 11:44 a.m. — A call about narcotics was received in Fairmont. MARTIN COUNTY Thursday, March 19 10:51 p.m. — A disabled motor vehicle was reported at 120th Street and 150th ...

Martin County has 4 COVID-19 cases

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FAIRMONT — The number of COVID-19 cases in Martin County has increased to four, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. This is up from two earlier in the week. Tim Langer, public health sanitarian for Martin and Faribault counties, said Friday it is his understanding that two of ...

School makes shift in meal plan

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FAIRMONT — Area organizations continue to provide updates and changes to schedules to protect the health and safety of the public because of the COVID-19 outbreak. They include: Fairmont Area Schools The school district says the student meal drop-off program will operate differently next ...