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SHERBURN/ WELCOME Tuesday, June 4 5:04 p.m. — An ordinance violation was reported in the 400 block of North Guide Street in Welcome. A written warning was issued. TRIMONT Tuesday, June 4 2:24 p.m. — An ordinance violation was reported in the 300 block of Birch Street East. 2:37 ...

Martin County takes on Fairmont’s criminal cases

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday approved a proposed prosecution contract with the city of Fairmont for a period of six months at a rate of $150 per hour. County Attorney Terry Viesselman was on hand to discuss the terms, the work involved and answer questions from the ...

Fairmont’s IHD festival starts Friday

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FAIRMONT — This weekend’s forecast calls for pleasant temperatures, with a 100 percent chance of fun as Fairmont celebrates Interlaken Heritage Days. “All our food vendors are really excited. Our flea market vendors are excited. I hope the weather holds and lots of people come out. ...

Fairmont student stars at Trigstar competition

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FAIRMONT — Zihao Yang, a soon-to-be senior at Fairmont High School, placed second at this year’s state Trigstar competition. A regional competition took place in March at South Central Technical College in North Mankato. One hundred and eight students from six high schools participated. ...

County adding land for hunting

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BLUE EARTH — Fari-bault County will have more public hunting land in the future. County commissioners on Tuesday certified the purchase of 80 acres in Section 8 of Delavan Township by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The land was acquired from Joni Spenger. “The property will be ...

‘Park Play’ features games, snacks

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SHERBURN — A “Lunch and Learn” event sponsored by CREST and Temperance Lake Ridge will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Senior Citizens Center in Sherburn. The program will feature Diana Madsen from Catholic Charities speaking about “Powerful Tools for Caregivers.” Following the ...

Sherburn plans Swanson Drive project

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SHERBURN — Sherburn City Council this week held a public hearing about assessments along Swanson Drive related to street improvements. City administrator Brad Hughes explained that M.R. Paving & Excavating will replace the street to ensure that it is safe for delivery trucks, garbage ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Justine M. Deslauriers, 30, of Jackson; Trina K. Churchill, 65, of Ellendale; each fined $125. Jeremy J. Friesen, 39, of Comfrey; fined $135. Yunfei Dong, 21, of Coralville, Iowa; fined $145. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle ...

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TRUMAN Sunday, June 2 4:56 p.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 100 block of East First Street South. Monday, June 3 3:40 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 200 block of North First Avenue West. FAIRMONT Monday, June 3 12:39 a.m. — Police received a ...

Blue Earth plans more street work

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BLUE EARTH — The city of Blue Earth may use the proceeds of a new city sales tax to accelerate the number of street reconstruction projects it does each year. The City Council on Monday discussed the possibility of using up to $1 million per project, for a total of $5 million over the ...

Foursome face felony counts

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FAIRMONT — Four Fairmont residents are facing felony charges in Martin County. Jessica Dawn Cheri Sachsenmaier, 25; Tori Elizabeth Jean Quade, 30; and Ryan Joseph Jarrod Stetler, 27, have all been charged with drug possession in the third degree, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years ...

Properties want to leave Truman

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TRUMAN — The Truman City Council on Monday reviewed a petition from four households on the southwest edge of town that requested detachment from the city. One resident, Vernon Quade, was present at the meeting. “We had two suggestions: Can we reduce the taxes because of lack of ...

Sylvania Park to host guitarist, singer Mayo

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Opera House will kick off the Summer Event Series with P.K. Mayo at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sylvania Park. The show is free to attend. Donations will be accepted. Mayo, also known as Paul Kennedy Mayasich, is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from Minnesota. Awards ...

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FAIRMONT Sunday, June 2 12:21 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 2300 block of Albion Avenue. 12:44 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 200 block of West Lair Road. A verbal warning was issued. 12:55 a.m. — Police assisted an ...

Class of 2019 graduates

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont High School’s senior class underwent commencement Sunday afternoon at the high school’s gymnasium. The class of 2019 is made up of 129 students. Fairmont’s superintendent, Joe Brown, first addressed the students, along with family and friends in attendance, by ...

Hagedorn visits for Town Hall

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TRUMAN — Congressman Jim Hagedorn was at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Truman on Saturday morning for a town hall meeting. This was Hagedorn’s first stop out of 21 on a year-long tour across southern Minnesota. Hagedorn gave a brief update on what’s happening at the Capitol and answered ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Tejay D. Luhmann, 18, of Fairmont; fined $285. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Nathanial J. McCoy, 33, of Granada; fined $110. Ped./bikes/non-motorized traffic/motorized bikes prohibited on highway — Kiefer L. Eagletail, ...

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FAIRMONT Friday, May 31 5:57 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 500 block of North Grant Street. 10:38 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 300 block of East Third Street. 10:45 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil ...

GHEC gets new superintendent

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GRANADA — The Granada-Huntley-East Chain School District will have a new superintendent next school year. Doug Storbeck will be starting on July 1. Storbeck will be coming from his current position as principal at St. James Public School. He will be replacing Granada’s current ...

Clinic promotes summer activities

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FAIRMONT — Summer vacation barely has begun, but some parents already are searching for ways to keep their children occupied in a way that does not involve an electronic device. Mayo Clinic Health System has come up with an answer — actually, 130 answers — with a new program called ...