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Madelia man charged with felony

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FAIRMONT — A Madelia man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Austin David Gulden, 19, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in the third degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $30,000 fine. According to the complaint: At 2:33 a.m. June 28, ...

Granada man faces felony

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FAIRMONT — A Granada man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Brandon Lee Loeschen, 39, has been charged with drug possession in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: At 9:34 p.m. Aug. 14, a ...

Truman to offer busy weekend of garage sales

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TRUMAN — Come to Truman to enjoy 19-plus garage sales from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Crafters will be located at Graf Park on both days. It is never too early to Christmas shop for those unique gifts. Food vendors will be at Graf Park and NAPA with a variety of ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — BettyAnn A. Stetler, 65, of Easton, Pa.; Ray W. Clifford, 26, of Newark, Del.; Matthew P. Montemurro, 29, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Jakob R. Crouch, 21, of Austin; Jonathon M. Dickinson, 43, of Chicago, Ill.; Bradley D. Hortop, 56, of Dodge ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Sept. 15 11:45 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1500 block of South Prairie Avenue. 12:40 p.m. — Police received a report of narcotics in the 200 block of Lake Avenue. An arrest was made. 2:19 p.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious ...

Blue Earth Area students will return to school

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area plans to transition to all in-school learning beginning Monday. Superintendent Mandy Fletcher shared the news with the school board earlier this week. Students in grades K-7 began their school year Thursday with in-person learning. However, students in ...

Aid available to Fairmont area businesses

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Economic Development Authority this week reviewed three funding sources from the CARES Act. Local small businesses, non-profits and individuals may apply for appropriate financial assistance in the form of loans or grants from money provided by the federal ...

Martin County engineer: Road work proceeding

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from County Engineer Kevin Peyman, who noted that two county road projects were briefly slowed by recent rains but are nearing completion. “They’re working on milling the Main Street of Truman today and paving the base layer of ...

Faribault County Board approves land repurchase

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BLUE EARTH — The saga of a piece of tax-forfeited land in Blue Earth that had been owned by Bruce Stensland may be over, following the Faribault County commissioners meeting Tuesday. The land in question is where Stensland operated his car repair business — Bruce’s Auto Repair — ...

Sherburn to hold citywide cleanup Saturday

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SHERBURN — Saturday is citywide cleanup day in Sherburn. There will be curbside pickup available this year. You may place items on the curb and they will be picked up starting at 7 a.m. Only residents of Sherburn will be allowed to participate in this cleanup. No electronics, chemical ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Britany M. Egeness, 31, of Truman; Matthew A. Morin, 20, of Westborough, Mass.; Christopher D. Hoffman, 35, of Estherville, Iowa; Andrew B. Fritsch, 39, of Minnetrista; Sydney C. Shelton, 21, of Good Thunder; Lia A. Wollard, 41, of Seattle, Wash.; ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Sept. 14 7:15 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 900 block of Fairlakes Avenue. 8:53 a.m. — Police received a report of suspected child abuse in the 200 block of South Prairie Avenue. 9:15 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in ...

City of Fairmont backs $1M relief fund for businesses

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FAIRMONT — By combining resources from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, the city of Fairmont and Martin County have created a pool of $1 million to be used for grants to local small businesses and non-profits. The Fairmont City Council approved the creation of ...

Welcome man faces felony count

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FAIRMONT — A Welcome man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Nicholas Jamal Miller, 20, has been charged with knowingly failing to fulfill registration requirements for a predatory offender. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According ...

Man charged with drug crime

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FAIRMONT — A homeless man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Robert Willis McCormick, 37, has been charged with drug possession in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On July 25, a Martin ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, Sept. 13 9:04 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to property in the 1000 block of Hall Street. 11:10 a.m. — Police received a report of trespassing in the 1300 block of Winnebago Avenue. 2:47 p.m. — Police received a report of narcotics in the 400 ...

Lions Club impacted by virus

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Lions Club was organized in February of 1956. It’s part of the large international organization that was started in 1917. The motto of all Lions Club is “we serve.” The local club raises money through different fundraisers and then donates it to a variety of ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Sept. 11 12:44 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 200 block of West Lair Road. 6:14 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 400 block of East Kings Road. 6:46 p.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the ...

Lake Avenue project in Fairmont reaches midpoint

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FAIRMONT — The Lake Avenue reconstruction project in Fairmont has hit the midway point of its 2020 component, and things are proceeding on schedule. “Generally speaking, we’ve had good weather to get a lot of work done on the project,” said Troy Nemmers, Fairmont’s city ...

Bible study group finds way to stay connected

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FAIRMONT — Community means a little something different in the time of COVID-19. With government recommendations encouraging people to keep physical distance from each other, people are finding new was to connect. Take, for instance, small church groups and Bible studies. Dr. Jeff Fordice ...