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Seneca Foods in Blue Earth sees outbreak

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BLUE EARTH — Officials from Community Health and Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties say they are working with Seneca Foods of Blue Earth to respond to a cluster of COVID-19 cases. The Minnesota Department of Health, United Hospital District and Faribault County Emergency ...

Block party, fireworks scheduled in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused the cancellation of many area festivals this summer, but Fairmont will offer activities for the public on July 4. The Fairmont Opera House will sponsor a block party beginning 10 a.m. Saturday on the first two blocks of Downtown ...

Sherburn indoor pool open again

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SHERBURN — Martin County libraries are open once again. The library in Sherburn is open from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are new rules and procedures that must be followed, however. These include using hand sanitizer when you enter the library, wearing a mask or face ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Sandra Balbuena, 49, of St. James; Harlan D. Hall, 83, of Blue Earth; each fined $125. Piotr K. Wasienski, 27, of Jackson; fined $225. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Tracy R. Melson, 60, of Trimont; fined $110. Move ...

Police

Police

TRIMONT Monday, June 29 9:05 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the first block of Chestnut Street East. FAIRMONT Monday, June 29 7:03 p.m. — Police received a report of a gas drive-off theft in the 400 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. 10:13 a.m. — Police received a report ...

Health official: Caution still needed on virus

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FAIRMONT — Positive COVID-19 cases in Martin County seem to have slowed for now, with 17 days in June having zero new cases. However, the spread has not ceased, as the month still saw 26 new cases as of Monday. Tim Langer, Community Health sanitarian with Human Services of Faribault and ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, June 28 12:53 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 2300 block of Albion Avenue. 3:46 a.m. — Police received a report of a loud party in the first block of West Ken Rue Lane. A verbal warning was issued. 12:33 p.m. — Police received an animal ...

History Day Nationals: Students receive high honor

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FAIRMONT — Two eighth-grade students from Fairmont Area Schools, Isaac Sheard and Blaze Geiger, recently received a great honor when their National History Day project placed fourth at nationals. The theme this year was breaking barriers in history. Sheard and Geiger’s topic project was ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Vanessa A. Petroselli, 40, of Naperville, Ill.; fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Anthony M. Laubenthal, 33, of Bancroft, Iowa; fined $110 Fish and game-take fish without angling license — Charles W. Allis, ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Friday, June 26 12:37 p.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 200 block of Noth Hampton Street. 1:57 p.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage done to a property in the 100 block of West First Street. 4:31 p.m. — Police received a ...

Fairmont Aquatic Park readies to open

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FAIRMONT — Grab a towel and your sunscreen. The Fairmont Aquatic Park opens Wednesday for an abbreviated but much anticipated summer season. On June 8, after weighing COVID safety concerns and citizens’ overwhelming requests to open the pool, the City Council unanimously agreed to do so ...

At virtual national event: Speech duo make mark

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Fairmont Area juniors Isabell Geiger and Tabitha Thatcher recently ended their relatively unique experience of competing in the first-ever virtual National Speech and Debate Tournament. The girls ended in the top 30 quarterfinalists, tying for 24th place out of 200 duo teams. The pair ...

Ceylon Community Day set for July

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CEYLON — Circle of Faith parishes will resume in-person worship services on July 5, while following social distancing protocols outlined in a letter sent to the parishioners. Services will be held at 8:30 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ceylon and Waverly Lutheran Church, north of ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, June 25 12:30 a.m. — Suspicious circumstances were reported in the 700 block of East Sixth Street. 12:47 a.m. — An ordinance violation was reported in the 200 block of West Lair Road. Police issued a verbal warning. 8:41 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported ...

Senior facilities prepare for outdoor visits

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FAIRMONT — The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone, especially senior citizens. While precautions are in place virtually everywhere, assisted-living facilities and nursing homes perhaps have seen the most strict. While many senior facilities closed to visitors in March, many ...

Clean-up day set for Saturday

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WELCOME — Clean-up day in Welcome will begin 8 a.m. Saturday on Campbell Street near the fire hall. This is for residents of Welcome only. Proof of residency will be checked, and items will have to be unloaded by residents. There is an appliance pick up that day and they must have a sticker ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Brandon L. Zunin, 23, of Honolulu, Hawaii; Bobby L. Karp Jr., 45, of Blue Earth; Terrisa A. Laurin, 61, of Sullivan, Wis.; each fined $125. Window tint violation-less than 50 percent light transmittance — Samuel T. Hagen, 21, of Moorhead; ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, June 24 11:12 a.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 400 block of East Third Street. 2:46 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 300 block of Lake Avenue. 3:14 p.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 1000 ...

Welcome school will close in September

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SHERBURN — The Martin County West School Board has voted to close the Welcome school. The building will be closed Sept. 30, and an evacuation of tenants and salvaging of useful equipment will be held. The site, however, will not be demolished. The resolution to close the school cited a ...

Couple facing multiple felonies

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FAIRMONT — An Elmore man and woman are facing multiple felony charges in Martin County. Donald Eldon Lamont, 34, and Ashlyn Nicole Mosloski, 29, both been charged with a firearm violation after having previously been convicted of a crime of violence. Lamont faces three counts, while ...