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FAIRMONT Thursday, May 7 3:21 a.m. — A domestic call was received from the 400 block of Martin Court. An adult was arrested. 7:23 a.m. — Suspicious circumstances were reported in the 300 block of South Prairie Avenue. Police cleared the call. 8:45 a.m. — An animal complaint was ...

Gunther: Restrictions too tight

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FAIRMONT — Call it a little shift of $4 billion. That’s the situation faced by the state of Minnesota, which has seen a projected $1.5 billion state budget surplus evaporate amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, things have gotten so bad that the state is now projecting a $2.5 billion ...

Street work slated to end

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WELCOME — Sunday is Mother’s Day, so Happy Mother’s Day to all area mothers and those who are like a mother to our children. n There will be a Red Cross blood drive from 1-5 p.m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Please make an appointment so social distancing can be ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Snow emergency parking violation — Christopher J. Delaney, 38, of Fairmont; fined $72. Speeding — Jeffery P. Devine, 58, of Milwaukee, Wis.; Nicole A. Tamez, 39, of San Diego, Calif.; each fined $125. Joshua C. Hinrichsen, 36, of Welcome; fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, May 6 1:58 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 100 block of Linden Avenue. A verbal warning was issued. 5:21 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1000 block of North Hampton Street. 11:07 a.m. — Police received a report of an executive ...

Hog farms faced with new reality

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FAIRMONT — As farmers across the country deal with an excess of product because of closed-off markets, one particularly devastating bit of news is the effect on the nation’s meat supply. Stores have begun limiting meat sales and some farmers have begun euthanizing livestock. Local ...

Truman council reopens city park

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TRUMAN — Thank you to those who donated cloth masks on April 25. Our fire department received more than 100 masks. If you would still like to donate, contact an organization of your choice or Mayo Clinic Health System at (507) 238-8100 for a drop-off location. n Even though the doors at ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, May 5 1:19 p.m. to 2 p.m. — Police received reports of multiple ordinance violations throughout Fairmont. 2:39 p.m. — Police received a report of trespassing in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. 3 p.m. — Police received a report of illegal dumping in the 600 ...

Martin Co. officials: Virus ‘peak’ not here yet

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners received an update Tuesday on COVID-19 cases in the county. They heard from Emergency Management director Abigail Nesbit, along with Chera Sevcik, executive director of Health and Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties. As of Tuesday, Martin ...

Martin County leaders reject citizen’s plea

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard and rejected a request by citizen Neal Meyer, who asked them to consider declaring Martin County a “Constitutional County.” The board rejected such a declaration based on advice from the County Attorney. Meyer presented the reasons ...

Mayo to reopen elective services

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FAIRMONT — Mayo Clinic Health System in Minnesota announced Tuesday that it will begin to resume elective visits, procedures and surgeries on Monday. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz decided Tuesday to allow health care providers to take such action. In March, Mayo locations in Minnesota deferred ...

IHD cancels summer festival in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — Interlaken Heritage Days 2020 has become the latest victim of COVID-19. The annual Fairmont celebration, scheduled from June 12-14, will not take place this year. “It was a hugely disappointing decision to have to make,” said Laura Dunker, IHD board member. “It was a hard ...

Blue Earth plans airport fixes

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth City Council has voted to accept bids and move forward with several projects this summer at Blue Earth Municipal Airport. The projects include runway and approach concrete repair, and a new snowblower for a new tractor at the airport. There were three bids for ...

Faribault Co. Commission reappoints county engineer

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BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to reappoint Mark Daly as county highway engineer for four more years. Daly told the board that work has begun on the shoulders of County Road 15. He said full-depth reclamation work on County Road 23 will begin May ...

Virus cancels Sherburn area events

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SHERBURN — Sherburn American Legion and Legion Auxiliary sadly announced this week that because of the COVID-19 virus they will not hold a Memorial Day program this year. The Avenue of Flags committee also announced it will not hold the dedication of new flags to be flown at the ...

Courts

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — James D. Hipple, 39, of Poulsbo, Wash.; fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Chad E. Hannaman, 47, of Granada; fined $110. Cody M. Pitts, 24, of Windom was convicted of driving after cancellation; fined $285. Also ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, May 4 8:49 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 400 block of North Dewey Street. A verbal warning was issued. 10:09 p.m. — Police received a report of bad checks in the 2100 block of North State Street. 10:38 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint ...

Fairmont landlords: No crisis so far

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FAIRMONT — With Minnesota living under a stay-at-home order, the local, state and national economies are taking a hit. Many business owners and their employees are suffering. Fortunately, people who rent cannot be evicted amid the pandemic, but what does that mean for landlords? Danny ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, May 3 3:28 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the first block of East Ken Rue Lane. 7 a.m. — Police received a report of a gas drive-off theft in the 1500 block of Albion Avenue. 9:31 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance ...

Helping healthcare workers: Fairmont businesses team up

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FAIRMONT — It may not have been as flashy as a flyover by the famed Blue Angels aerobatic team, but health care workers in Fairmont recently were acknowledged when four local businesses banded together to provide a week’s worth of meals for the medical employees. The project stemmed from ...