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School board OKs no hike in activity fees

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area School Board on Tuesday ratified no fee increases for student activities for the 2019-20 school year, as per the operations committee recommendation. Dance team, trapshooting and mock trial were added to the activities schedule. Dance team members will be ...

Woman facing forgery count

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Isela Bravo Roblero, 37, has been charged with forgery, which carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $5,000 fine. According to the complaint: On June 21, a Fairmont police officer received a phone ...

Ribbon-cutting event slated

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SHERBURN — Sherburn American Legion will hold its monthly steak and shrimp fry from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Legion. The public is welcome. n An open house bridal shower for Nancy Faber, bride-to-be of Mike Collins of New Orleans will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jennifer A. Sahr, 28, of Albert Lea; Martin W. Dills, 45, of Plainfield, Ill.; Melissa M. Berchem, 30, of Saint Francis, Wis.; Heather L. Gatto, 39, of Anamosa, Iowa; each fined $125. Clifford J. Rhoads, 51, of Washington Ch, Ohio; Blake J. ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, July 8 3:49 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 1100 block of North State Street. 8:28 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint from the 100 block of West Belle Vue Road. 11:33 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation ...

Citizens chastise Fairmont City Council

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FAIRMONT — About the only vote the Fairmont City Council seemed to agree on Monday was the motion to adjourn their meeting. Issues concerning City Administrator Mike Humpal’s employment and removing the City Code requirement for the City Attorney’s attendance at council meetings drew a ...

Man allegedly fled police

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FAIRMONT — A St. James man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Ricardo Alvear II, 23, has been charged with fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, which carries a maximum penalty of three years and one day in prison and a $5,000 fine. According to the complaint: On June ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, July 7 1:31 a.m. — Police received a report of fireworks at the intersection of Second and Dewey streets. 6:45 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1100 block of North Elm Street. 9:45 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 800 block ...

Council agenda is full one

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FAIRMONT — Items on the Fairmont City Council’s agenda for today’s meeting create the potential for contentious debate. The public report on City Administrator Mike Humpal’s performance evaluation and Councilman Tom Hawkins’ push to eliminate the City Attorney’s code-required ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, July 5 12:34 a.m. — A noise complaint was reported at 10th Street and North North Avenue. Police quieted the situation. 12:51 a.m. — A noise complaint was reported in the 1500 block of North Prairie Avenue. Police quieted the situation. 12:56 a.m. — Police ...

Minnesota upping its efforts against invasives

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FAIRMONT — While people enjoy the many lakes that southern Minnesota has to offer, such recreation comes with responsibilities. If they are not careful, boaters can bring problems to their favorite lakes and cause issues with drinking water. To that end, the Minnesota Department of ...

Truman city clerk implementing changes

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TRUMAN — Truman city clerk Bethanie Ekstrom has been on the job for a year now, learning much about the city and working to bring about change. Ekstrom took over from former long-time city clerk Monte Rohman. When Ekstrom began on July 1, 2018, she trained for six months with Rohman until ...

Museum opens up today

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CEYLON — Hope you and yours had a wonderful Fourth of July holiday. n Today is the first Saturday of the month so the Ceylon Area Historical Society Museum will be open from 1-3 p.m. The museum is located across the street from the post office. n Ceylon Summerfest committee would like ...

Briefly

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Fairmont announces road closure FAIRMONT — Albion Avenue in Fairmont soon will be closed from Lake Aires Road to Interlaken Road for road construction. The work is expected to begin Wednesday, with the road closed through the month. The city’s contractor will be resurfacing and widening ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Dustyn D. Hartung, 34, of Fairmont; Kenneth C. Rowley, 62, of San Dimas, Calif.; each fined $125. Fat Hin Hung, 69, of Temple City, Calif.; fined $145. Martha L. Gonzalez Carranza, 31, of Carpentersville, Ill.; fined $225. Driving after ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, July 4 2:06 a.m. — Suspicious circumstances were reported in the 700 block of Victoria Street. 7:30 a.m. — Public intoxication was reported in the East Fifth Street area. 9:32 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 400 block of South Park Street. 3:34 p.m. ...

Minnesota agencies target intoxicated boating

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FAIRMONT — Summer, especially the Fourth of July weekend, is widely enjoyed and celebrated with a variety of activities, including boating. Whether fishing, water skiing or lazily floating about, time on the water is often paired with alcoholic beverages. The Minnesota Department of ...

Theater arts camp in Fairmont offers no pressure

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FAIRMONT — An Exploring Theater Arts camp will take place 1-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Fairmont Elementary School cafeteria. The camp is for students entering grades 3-6. It is offered through Fairmont CER, and led by Sara Gudahl and Courtney Steuber. “We have a lot of kids ...

Comedy magic show coming up

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TRUMAN — During July and August, Trinity Lutheran Church will hold its worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays, with coffee hour at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend. n Another session of morning and evening swimming lessons begin Monday. The morning lessons are for seven days and the ...

Welcome Museum to be open Saturday

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WELCOME — Hope you and yours had a wonderful Independence Day holiday. n Welcome Museum will be open 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Come check out all the interesting items at the museum on Hulseman Street. If anyone would like to visit the museum when it is not scheduled to be open, they may ...