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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Joy T. Gast, 49, of Rochester; Eric A. Spake, 51, of Sioux City, Iowa; Olivia M. Schweisthal, 19, of Wells; each fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Carroll L. Christensen, 72, of Bricelyn; Claire M. Johnson, 67, ...

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TRUMAN Tuesday, Jan. 14 10:57 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 400 block of North Third Avenue East. 11:22 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 400 block of North Third Avenue East. 5:01 p.m. — Police received a report of an ...

Martin Co. seeking state’s help

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FAIRMONT — State Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Vernon Center, attended a special meeting of the Martin County Commission on Tuesday to hear about the needs of the county. County department heads also were present, along with a few members of the public. Commissioner Elliot Belgard began by ...

Child care, housing still local hurdles

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FAIRMONT — Two ongoing workforce issues in Fairmont — child care and housing — were the focus of the Fairmont Economic Development Authority earlier this week. Linsey Preuss, economic development coordinator, updated the board on continuing efforts to incentivize new child care ...

Fairmont weighing half-cent tax hike

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FAIRMONT — The possibility of a second half-cent local option sales tax earmarked for street improvements inched ahead at the Fairmont City Council meeting Monday. The city currently has a half-cent tax approved by voters in November 2016 that generates about $600,000 per year. The council ...

Klassen won’t run for 23A seat

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JACKSON — Democrat Heather Klassen, who ran an active and informed campaign for Minnesota House District 23A in 2018, said Tuesday she will not seek the seat this year. “After the 2018 election, I had fully planned to run again and even started fundraising,” she posted on her Facebook ...

Co-op director: Arise offers learning options

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area School Board heard from Sarah Mittelstadt, director of Southern Plains Educational Cooperative, on Tuesday. She gave the board a brief update concerning Arise Academy, which recently held an open house at its location in the now-renovated former Lincoln School. ...

Free family swim slated in Sherburn

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SHERBURN — Grilled burgers with all the fixings will be served 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Sherburn American Legion. Everyone is welcome. n There is a free family swim from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the indoor pool in Sherburn. All families are welcome to attend but children must be ...

Courts

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Justin R. Rogers, 37, of Plymouth; Douglas W. Schwaller, 28, of Milford, Iowa; Rhone T. Thompson, 16, of Lakeville; Megan A. Brayton, 27, of New Ulm; Jacob T. Larkin, 20, of Pontiac, Ill.; each fined $125. Sara M. Kirsch, 47, of Frost; fined ...

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FAIRMONT Monday, Jan. 13 2:40 p.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of North Dewey Street. An arrest was made. 8:27 a.m. — Police received a report of a burglary in the 400 block of East 10th Street. 9:44 a.m. — Police received an animal ...

New year, old battles for Fairmont City Council

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FAIRMONT — Like the monster that refuses to die, the division on the Fairmont City Council reared its head again in the governing body’s first meeting of the new year Monday. For the past nine months, the council has produced numerous 3-2 decisions, with Tom Hawkins, Randy Lubenow and ...

Pair facing felony drug counts

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man and Armstrong woman are facing felony drug charges in Martin County. Cody William Diekmann, 26, and Allison Marie Kingswan, 22, both have been charged with one count each of selling drugs in the first degree and drug possession in the first degree. Each charge ...

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SHERBURN /WELCOME Sunday, Jan. 12 9:15 a.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 400 block of Harrison Street in Welcome. FAIRMONT Sunday, Jan. 12 2:02 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. 3:01 a.m. to 3:15 ...

Pond hockey returns for 10th year

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FAIRMONT — This weekend will mark the 10th annual Southern Minnesota Pond Hockey Championship in Fairmont. The event, held on Sisseton Lake by the Marina Lodge at 501 Lake Ave., will feature events for non-skaters as well as the traditional hockey games. Ian Bents and Kelly Artz, members of ...

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FAIRMONT Friday, Jan. 10 9:16 a.m. — Criminal damage to property was reported from the 400 block of Winnebago Avenue. 10:44 a.m. — A civil matter was reported from the first block of Downtown Plaza. 10:52 a.m. — Criminal damage to property was reported from the 400 block of North ...

Chaplain’s mission: smiles, comfort

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As the most recent full-time chaplain at Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont, Bruce Koskovich is a familiar and friendly face to many. Having recently retired, Koskovich shared what it was like to be a chaplain in a long-term care facility, describing the ups and downs he had ...

Townships seeking supervisors, clerks

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CEYLON — There will be a cribbage tournament at 1:30 p.m. today at Legends II in Ceylon. The public is welcome and encouraged to have a fun afternoon. Next Saturday, the cribbage will be played at the same time at the Welcome Legion. n Legion and Sons of the Legion groups will meet 7 p.m. ...

Courts

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Mark G. Suing, 55, of Lindstrom; Anthony R. Ryan, 36, of Northfield; Jacob D. Becker, 16, of Granada; each fined $125. Angel Anna L. Thate, 19, of Fairmont; fined $145. Improperly worn seat belt — Elisabeth A. Kubly, 66, of Livingston, Mont.; ...

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MARTIN COUNTY Thursday, Jan. 9 7:30 a.m. — An adult was arrested in the 100 block of West Wenberg Street in Dunnell. 11:46 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported in the 200 block of South Main Street in Granada. 4:28 p.m. — A deputy cleared a call about a disabled motor vehicle ...

Shepherd of the Lakes making a move

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FAIRMONT — The congregation of Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Fairmont has long been preparing for a move that will increase the church’s visibility and accessibility, as well as meet its growing space needs. Fortunately, just such a location recently became available. The ...