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Blood drive slated for Oct. 1

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WELCOME — Area churches will have Rally Day on Sunday for their Sunday School programs. Waverly Lutheran north of Welcome, Trinity Lutheran in Welcome and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Welcome will have Rally Day for Sunday school programs at 9:15 a.m. Church service times for ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Chad H. Boeke, 41, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Wangari N. Keiyoro, 32, of Willow Street, Pa.; Samuel J. Wede, 39, of Mapleton; Nicholas A. Pettitt, 28, of Blooming Prairie; each fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Sept. 4 1:34 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances at the intersection of Knollwood Drive and Lair Road. 8:35 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 100 block of Fairview Avenue. A verbal warning was issued. 8:49 a.m. — Police ...

Fairmont Area teachers ratify new contract

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area School District teacher contract was ratified this week. It is a two-year contract, effective for 2019-2021. The negotiation committee was made up of several teachers who represented Education Minnesota Fairmont, and several school board members and ...

Courthouse dome project moves ahead

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FAIRMONT — Bob Mickelson of ISG Architect and Engineers was at the Martin County Commission meeting this week to talk about moving forward with replacement of the courthouse copper dome and repairing the dome clock. Last December, the board received a report from ISG stating that the dome ...

Truman works on ‘spruce up’

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TRUMAN — Dave and Kathy Sorenson this week provided an update to the Truman City Council about the “Spruce Up Truman” committee, which has been working on cleaning up portions of the city. While they have been working on fixing up some buildings, Kathy said they also plan to paint some ...

Predator facing 2 felony charges

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FAIRMONT — A homeless man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Oscar Ramiro Arellano, 44, has been charged with two counts of being a predatory offender and knowingly violating registration requirements. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 ...

Fairmont man faces felony charge

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Carson Todd Sandersfeld, 20, has been charged with drug possession in the third degree, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. According to the complaint: On May 17, Fairmont police ...

Spaghetti feed coming up

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TRUMAN — The “Spruce Up Truman” group will meet 7 p.m. tonight at City Hall. This is not an exclusive group. Everyone is welcome to come and offer ideas on possible projects. n Truman High School class of 1955 will meet 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the China House Café in ...

Truck wash still a hot topic

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SHERBURN — Sherburn residents this week offered comments to the City Council about a proposed truck wash project. A representative of a group of residents along Swanson Drive asked about the facility’s bathroom and showers building, which they could not see on the map. They also were ...

Welcome eyes housing project

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WELCOME — Lisa Onken of Southern Minnesota Housing this week discussed plans the city of Welcome has for four-plex housing. She told the City Council and Economic Development Authority that the project is viable. Council members said the city has a waiting list for renters. The council ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Sept. 4 1:42 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1300 block of Adams Avenue. 2:07 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 300 block of Victoria Street. 6:21 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 2800 block of Roland ...

Martin County gives CHS conditional OK for tax abatement

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday approved a property tax abatement for CHS Inc., but with several revisions to the agreement, contingent on the approval of CHS. The decision came after a lengthy public hearing. CHS Inc. is proposing a $100 million project to increase ...

Blue Earth delves into 2020 budget

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BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth City Council spent a majority of its meeting Tuesday discussing items connected with the proposed 2020 budget. The council will set its preliminary budget and a proposed tax levy amount at its second meeting in September. The proposed budget calls for an 8.9 ...

Fairmont-Mayo Urgent Care adding hours

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FAIRMONT — Just 10 months after its opening, Urgent Care at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont is expanding its hours and staff to meet the demand of patients seeking same-day treatment. From 550 to 600 patients use Urgent Care every month. Starting today, Urgent Care hours will be 8 ...

Union: Truman acting unfairly

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TRUMAN — Truman City Council on Tuesday heard from Marty Carey, a representative of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, who said the council is in violation of the union contract by reposting jobs for current Trump Public Utilities employees. The four current ...

State-to-county road transfer hits snag

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BLUE EARTH — Faribault County Engineer Mark Daly says all of the work on highways 253 and 254 has been completed. But there is an obstacle to overcome before the Faribault County Commission accepts the transfer of the roads from the state to the county. “I am having problems with the ...

Sherburn School reunion planned

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SHERBURN — A CREST “Lunch and Learn” event will be 11 a.m. today at the Senior Citizen Center in Sherburn. The program will be on Trumpeter swans. After the presentation, a lunch of either chicken hotdish or chili, along with a cookie, will be served. Donations are welcome to help pay ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Anthony J. Edwards, 35, of Cudahy, Wis.; fined $125. Tracy C. Cataldi, 36, of Wilmington, Del.; fined $135. Jerusha S. Frank, 16, of Fairmont; fined $145. Ashley E. Calder, 28, of Boston, Mass.; fined $385. Failure to wear seat belt while in ...

Police

Police

TRIMONT Monday, Sept. 2 10:43 a.m. — A civil matter was reported in the 100 block of Birch Street West, Trimont. FAIRMONT Monday, Sept. 2 12:05 a.m. — An ordinance violation was reported at Lincoln Park. Police cleared the call. 1:50 a.m. — A threats complaint was reported in ...