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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Destry C. Skjefte, 29, of Kellogg, Iowa; Shaylynn D. Anderson, 18, of Sherburn; Daniel S. Stauter, 28, of Fairmont; Jesse L. Nicholas, 45, of Maplewood; Nathan P. Symanietz, 33, of Apple Valley; each fined $125. Keith E. Anderson, 56, of Fairmont; ...

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FAIRMONT Thursday, Jan. 14 4:00 p.m. — Police rendered assistance to the ambulance in the 200 block of Downtown Plaza. MARTIN COUNTY Thursday, Jan. 14 4:41 p.m. — An animal complaint was reported in the 2700 block of 170th Street, Granada. 5:21 p.m. — A deputy rendered ...

GHEC students return to school

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GRANADA — Granada-Huntley-East Chain (GHEC) students returned to in-person learning Thursday, according to Superintendent/Principal Doug Storbeck. “It’s nice to see everybody back in school,” he said. “Prior to Thanksgiving, we had been fully in-person for our elementary students, ...

WELCOME FRA holding fundraiser

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WELCOME — Welcome City Council will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Welcome City Hall. It will be live streamed on Zoom also. If attending in person, please follow COVID protocol and wear a mask. Condolences to the family of Steven Craig from Welcome. He will be missed. COVID-19 testing ...

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 1,640 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 1,018. The following information is from Thursday, January 14: Total number of new cases Martin: ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Joshua M. Brandsted, 38, of Rosemount; Stephanie C. Burns, 43, of Golden, Colo.; Adam J. Carr, 34, of Rapid City, S.D.; Anthony L. Obernolte, 31, of Fairmont; each fined $125. Ashley Jo Torres, 25, of Ceylon; Carlos E. Martinez, 27, of ...

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FAIRMONT Wednesday, Jan. 13 9:13 a.m. — Police investigated a civil complaint in the 1300 block of North Orient Street. The civil issue was resolved. 9:23 a.m. — An ordinance violation was reported in the 400 block of East 10th Street. A written warning was issued. 9:35 a.m. — An ...

FHS looks at vocational facility

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FAIRMONT — On Tuesday evening, a public meeting regarding the Fairmont Area School District’s proposed vocational expansion project was held in the high school’s Performing Arts Center. The purpose of the meeting was to identify the needs for the facility and the programming that will ...

Ceylon council looks ahead

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CEYLON — The January meeting for the Ceylon City Council began with the oath of office for the new council members, Judith Perkins and Jodi Scott, and for Mayor John Gibeau. Their voting began with a motion to keep the pay for the council at the usual amount, $45 per meeting. The new members ...

Free COVID testing offered

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TRUMAN — If you would like a free COVID-19 test, then go to the Fairmont National Guard Armory. The test is offered noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 14-16, Jan. 20-22, and Jan. 27-30. To help with safe social distancing, please make an appointment if possible. To register, go online to ...

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 1,635 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 1,016. The following information is from Wednesday, January 13: Total number of new cases Martin: ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Ivo Galic, 33, of New York, N.Y.; Kelly A. Galinanes, 52, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Gatlin P. Keehner, 23, of Monona, Iowa; Hunter V. Strub, 21, of Lansing, Iowa; Travis M. Tritten, 39, of Eyota; Cleodis A. McKinney, 33, of Converse, Texas; Steven T. ...

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FAIRMONT Tuesday, Jan. 12 2:03 a.m. — A disturbance/disorderly conduct/nuisance was reported in the 10 block of Downtown Plaza. Police quieted the issue. 2:41 p.m. — Trespassing was reported in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. 8:44 a.m. — Police investigated a civil complaint in ...

FHS students return to school

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FAIRMONT — On Tuesday, the Fairmont School Board heard the district’s plan for students’ return to in-person school. Elementary students will return on Monday, Jan. 18 full-time in-person, and high school students will begin on the same day in a hybrid model. Elementary co-principal, ...

Some BEA students to return Jan. 26

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BLUE EARTH — The first Blue Earth Area School Board meeting of the year began with Ted Armon, Jeff Eckles and Lindsay Mensing taking the oath of office after the three won election to the board last November. With the full board in place the nominations were opened to elect a chair person. ...

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 1,623 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 1,008. The following information is from Tuesday, January 12: Total number of new cases Martin: 6 Faribault: ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Brian William A. Nelson, 43, of Dell Rapids, S.D.; Amy Jo Rodriguez, 39, of St. James; Denver E. Bontrager, 21, of Kalona, Iowa; Ryan S. Klassen, 25, of Mountain Lake; Jessica Flores Garcia, 33, of Waterloo, Iowa; each fined $125. Amanda M. ...

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FAIRMONT Monday, Jan. 11 1:07 a.m. — A suspicious circumstance was reported in the 500 block of South Park Street. 9:02 a.m. — Police investigated a theft complaint in the 1000 block of East 4th Street. A written report was done. 2:30 p.m. — A threats complaint was reported in the ...

Fairmont talks streets, projects

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council took care of several items for their first meeting Tuesday. The council passed a resolution to accept an engineering report for the proposed 2021 Improvement Program after hearing from Troy Nemmers, Fairmont city engineer/public works director. The ...

City looks at public works facility

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council spent its work session going over a Fairmont Public Works facility project that has been discussed for the past six years. The council met with director of public works and city engineer Troy Nemmers, Joey Wendinger from ISG, and project managers John ...