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GHEC revises tardy policy

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GRANADA — Superintendent Doug Storbeck provided a report to the Granada-Huntley-East Chain School Board on Thursday. Storbeck reminded the board that Aug. 27 will be the welcome back workshop for teachers and staff. Traditionally, school board members have served breakfast to staff at the ...

Kinship offers summer lunches

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WELCOME — Circle of Faith congregations will continue their summer schedule in August, with services on Wednesday at Waverly Lutheran Church north of Welcome at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. services at St. Peter in Ceylon and Trinity in Welcome. St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Sandra L. Smith, 56, of Fairmont was convicted of a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct; sentenced to jail 90 days, stayed 90 days for one year, one year unsupervised monitoring without conviction, no same or similar, no contact with ...

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FAIRMONT Wednesday, Aug. 7 1:37 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 900 block of East Fourth Street. 5:58 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the Elm Tree Trailer Court in Welcome. 6:34 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in ...

Perdue: Farms will regain markets

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MANKATO – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue offered words of encouragement to Minnesota farmers Wednesday at a listening session in Mankato, telling them U.S. farmers will regain the market they are losing because of the trade war with China. Perdue’s visit to south-central ...

Martin County Fair seeks boost in funding

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FAIRMONT — The Martin County Fair is a big event for many, but the Martin County Fair board of directors is usually hidden in the background. But it works diligently to line up vendors and entertainment; organize events; provide ongoing building and grounds maintenance; and generally ...

Welcome work advances

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WELCOME — Travis Winter, an engineer at Bolton & Menk, updated the Welcome City Council this week on progress of the streets project. He said phase one is almost complete, with some concrete work remaining. Phase two has begun, with the water main almost finished and the storm sewer ...

Truman Active Living invites citizens’ input

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AJ’s Onion rings will be at T-Town from 3-8 p.m. Friday in Truman. n Beginning Monday through Aug. 25, the Truman pool will be open from 1-6 pm. Aug, 25 is the final day the pool is open for the season. n For the past several years, Truman Active Living has received statewide health ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Trevor M. Logan, 24, of Truman; Scott A. Sargent, 51, of Blue Earth; Tayler B. Hagen, 24, of Dunnell; Peter S. Sloboda, 57, of Mount Prospect, Ill.; Randal W. Rosenboom, 63, of Estherville, Iowa; each fined $125. Adam D. Garbers, 18, of Fairmont; ...

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FAIRMONT Tuesday, Aug. 6 7:37 a.m. — Theft was reported in the 800 block of South Prairie Avenue. 9:24 a.m. — Criminal damage to property was reported in the 1100 block of North Elm Street. 1:57 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 800 block of Clinic Circle. 5:33 ...

Fairmont panel OKs variance for developer

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FAIRMONT — One of the busiest intersections in Fairmont soon will have a new look, following action on Tuesday by the Fairmont Board of Zoning Appeals. Kyle Smith of Tailwind Development, owner of 1023 E. Blue Earth Ave., requested a variance to allow the addition of 800 square feet to the ...

Taco Bell planning store in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — Plans to open a Taco Bell at 2235 N. State St. took a leap ahead Tuesday when the Fairmont Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for a 60-foot sign for the business. A representative from BFI Estate Holdings told commissioners that they hope to open in three ...

Truman Pride seeks helpers

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TRUMAN — Truman Pride is looking for some volunteers to help with a variety of projects at the public school, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Courtney Studer, a member of Truman Pride, said, “Usually this is the time of year that we’re able to spend the money that we work so hard to fund ...

Water district seeks aid bump

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FAIRMONT — Ashley Brenke of the Martin Soil and Water Conservation District provided an update to Martin County commissioners on Tuesday. Brenke, the district manager, offered the board a proposed 2020 budget and discussed various programs. “One thing I wanted to give a report on was ...

Faribault County Board greets several visitors

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BLUE EARTH — Fari-bault County commissioners had a number of guests at their meeting Tuesday. Jennifer Nelson of Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation told commissioners about the progress the group is making in Faribault County. She said the foundation is working with EDAs and has ...

Maverick Golf Classic set for Saturday

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SHERBURN — A “Lunch and Learn” event sponsored by CREST will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Sherburn Senior Citizens Center. The theme will be the Martin County Fair. After the presentation, those attending are invited to stay for a lunch of fair food. A donation for the lunch would be ...

Briefly

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Corrections o An article in Tuesday’s edition about a $100 million project at the CHS Inc. plant in Fairmont included an incorrect name for the company. It is properly referred to as CHS Inc. In addition, Fairmont economic development coordinator Linsey Preuss says she was mistaken about ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Mohamed S. Baloul, 30, of Rochester; fined $125. Heather S. Olson, 35, of Austin; fined $127. Failure to stop for a stop sign — Isabel R. Schindler, 21, of Wells; fined $135. J. M. Doyle, 63, of Blue Earth was convicted of misdemeanor charge ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Aug. 5 1:32 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1300 block of Tilden Street. 7 a.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 100 block of East Fourth Street. 10:13 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 900 block of South State Street. 12:37 ...

CHS plans $100 million project in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — The Martin County Economic Development Authority heard some big news Monday from Fairmont economic development coordinator Linsey Preuss, who presented them with a proposed $100 million project at the CHS soybean-processing plant in Fairmont. The authority approved a motion to ...