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FAIRMONT Wednesday, Oct. 2 1:35 p.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. 3:26 p.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. 3:51 p.m. — Police received a report of an assault in the 700 block ...

Playground for all to break ground in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — After three years and more than half a million dollars raised, the Adventure Playground will take a giant step toward actuality Monday. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the all-accessible recreation area are set for 4:30 p.m. at Gomsrud Park. “This will be a very low-key ceremony, ...

Bourbon, Brew and BBQ to help fund new amenity

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FAIRMONT — The second annual Bourbon, Brew and BBQ is set for Saturday night at the Martin County Fairgrounds. Proceeds from the event will go to the accessible Adventure Playground at Gomsrud Park. Hours are 6-10:30 p.m. in the rustic setting of the fairgrounds sheep barn. The evening ...

Police: Man threatened County Attorney

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing felony charges in Martin County after allegedly threatening the County Attorney. Bradley Steven Post, 56, has been charged with one count of terroristic threats and one count of harassment. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and ...

Truman seeking EMTs

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TRUMAN — A benefit for Holly Brummond will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Truman. Holly is the wife of John, mother of Ainsley, and daughter-in-law of Roxy Brummond. Funds will help offset expenses and loss of income. n Truman City Council ...

Duo face felony counts

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FAIRMONT — A homeless man and a Jackson woman are facing felony charges in Martin County. Johnathan Douglas Oldenkamp, 27, and Kimberley Jo Howell, 28, have each been charged with two counts of drug possession in the fifth degree. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Teresa C. Francis, 50, of New Prague; Eliav Jecoby, 65, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Logan C. Enger, 16, of Winnebago; Randi N. Nickel, 33, of Ottawa, Ill.; Arthur Sorokin, 35, of Glencoe, Ill.; each fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a ...

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FAIRMONT Tuesday, Oct. 1 1:17 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1200 block of North Dewey Street. 8:59 a.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 1000 block of North Elm Street. 11:45 a.m. — Police received a noise complaint in the ...

Martin County eyeing Justice Center site

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday briefly discussed a possible location for a proposed Justice Center. The board approved a motion to write a letter to the County Auditor requesting four tax-forfeited parcels of land near the Fairmont liquor store off Highway 15 be withheld ...

Alzheimer’s expert plans talks in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — Alzheimer’s disease is still on the rise, with an estimated 94,000 Minnesotans affected by it or another form of dementia. On Oct. 15, Dr. Joseph Gaugler, an expert on Alzheimer’s, will be in Fairmont to give presentations at Fairmont Evangelical Covenant Church. Times are 11 ...

Feehan: He’s running again

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NORTH MANKATO — Democrat Dan Feehan thinks it’s worth another shot. Who can blame him? Feehan on Tuesday announced he will challenge first-term Congressman Jim Hagedorn of southern Minnesota in 2020. Feehan lost to Hagedorn in 2018 by just 1,300 votes, out of 290,000 cast. “As a ...

Fairmont zoning panel OKs variances

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously approved two variance requests Tuesday, clearing the way for a business sign and a residential garage expansion. Vonnie Cone, property owner of 1007 E. 10th Street, requested a variance to install a sign for Buchan Bremer Crop ...

Faribault County public works projects advance

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BLUE EARTH — With fall here and winter approaching, Faribault County commissioners received some good news Tuesday concerning road and bridge projects from Mark Daly, the county’s public works director. “We are wrapping up work on most of the road projects,” he said. “County Road ...

Homecoming events set

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SHERBURN — Don’t forget hamburger night at the Sherburn American Legion. Grilled burgers will be served from 6-8 p.m. All are welcome. n A CREST “Lunch and Learn” event featuring the versatile pumpkin will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Senior Citizens Center in Sherburn. Following ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Overnight parking — Joseph L. Meyer, 37, of Fairmont; fined $32. Speeding — Dylan M. Petersen, 20, of Fairmont; Joyce A. Ziemann, 18, of Fairmont; Joshua S. Becker, 37, of Sherburn; each fined $125. Jennifer E. Wiederhoeft-Weihe, 41, of Truman; fined ...

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TRIMONT Monday, Sept. 30 7:16 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 200 block of Chestnut Street East. FAIRMONT Monday, Sept. 30 3:56 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 1000 block of North State Street. 8:35 a.m. — Police ...

Fairmont council hires new firm to probe City Hall

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council met Monday for the sole purpose of selecting a new investigator to delve into city staff’s awareness of criminal cases allowed to expire under the statute of limitations during the tenure of former City Attorney Elizabeth Bloomquist. The investigator ...

Pair facing felony counts

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FAIRMONT — A Truman man and woman are facing felony charges in Martin County. Jason Lee Martin, 31, and Amber Lynn Sathoff, 35, have each been charged with possession of stolen property, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Both are also charged ...

Man faces felony drug count

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Mario Jovan Neither, 34, has been charged with drug possession in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Feb. 26, the Fairmont ...

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SHERBURN/WELCOME Sunday, Sept. 29 4:37 p.m. — Police received a report of threats made in the 600 block of Kenzie Street in Sherburn. TRIMONT Sunday, Sept. 29 9:01 p.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Birch Street West. An arrest was ...