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FEDA looks at child care issue

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FAIRMONT— The Fairmont Economic Development Authority previously started a Child Care Loan Program. FEDA recognized that child care is a challenge in the community and designed the loan program to encourage people to stay in child care and attract people who want to start a child care ...

Farmer touts soil health

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FAIRMONT — Today is Earth Day and it is an important day for many. The annual event, first held on April 22, 1970, focuses on environmental protection. One of many ways farmers take an active roll in caring for the environment is to focus on good soil health. Rochelle Krusemark of Trimont ...

April is volunteer month

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TRUMAN — Listen to “Truman Time” on KNUJ AM 860 at 3:15 p.m. on Monday afternoon. Truman School Board will meet 5:30 p.m. Monday in the board conference room at the school or via Zoom. Merle and Elna Craig will be celebrating their wedding anniversary Monday. If you would like to send ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Cathie L. Bergstrand, 72, of Eden Prairie; fined $125. Driving after suspension — Shannon M. Pierce, 40, of Granada; fined $285. Lee M. Mart, 53, of Fairmont was convicted of driving while impaired-alcohol concentration 0.08 within two hours; ...

Fairmont Park Board discusses updates

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FAIRMONT— The Fairmont Park Board met Monday night to discuss updates on area park items and introduced the CER Spring and Summer catalog. At Ward Park, rehab has started on the shelter and the bathroom area. The roof has been torn off and shingles were installed this week. At Gomsrud Park ...

County hears Kinship update

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FAIRMONT — Martin County Commissioners heard form Jen Kahler, Executive Director for Kinship of Martin County on Monday, as well as Associate Director Katy Gonzalez. The pair gave a brief update concerning the youth mentoring program. Kahler noted that the program was able to match 14 mentors ...

Faribault County approves bonds

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BLUE EARTH — The Faribault County Board of Commissioners met yesterday and approved a resolution awarding the sale of the 2021A $4 million General Obligation Capital Improvement Plan bonds to Northland Securities, Inc.“The interest rate came in a little lower than we had anticipated,” ...

Blue Earth talks streets

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth City Council members learned at their Monday night meeting the cost for their 2021 street projects is going to be higher than was expected.The bid letting for the Walnut Street Area and Nicollet Street Area Improvement Projects in Blue Earth was held on April 14. One ...

Sherburn talks police relationship

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SHERBURN — Monday the Sherburn City Council had their second April meeting at Sherburn City Hall. The meeting began with a question during the public comments about the police and the city council’s relationship. The council explained the police commission and the city councils from Welcome ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Vehicle registration/permit/plates required — Matthew G. Peterson, 22, of Minneapolis; fined $75. Speeding — Steven V. Lindeen, 41, of Mediapolis, Iowa; Justin R. Hodle, 36, of (no address given); Kayla M. Mitchell, 32, of Waconia; Michael J. O'Hara, 75, ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, April 19 12:29 a.m. — Police investigated a domestic complaint in the 100 block of Cedarwood Street. A written report was issued. 1:08 p.m. — A disturbance/disorderly conduct/nuisance was reported in the 500 block of North Prairie Avenue. Police cleared the ...

Safety Council talks parks, roads

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Safety Council met for the first time in five years on Monday night. Actions taken included appointing a new chair and vice-chair, addressing lighting concerns at Ward and Veterans Park, and addressing different roads having potential changes to them. The new chair ...

Man faces multiple charges

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FAIRMONT — A Garner, Iowa, man is facing multiple felony charges in Martin County. John Allen Ausborn, 59, has been charged with four counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $40,000 fine. Ausborn also faces four ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Janet A. Tazioli, 64, of Mundelein, Ill.; Gary A. Eskuri, 47, of St. Paul; Andre P. Gharibadeh, 30, of Chicago, Ill.; Jaylen M. Hopkins, 23, of East Hazel Crest, Ill.; Aliza Tauseef, 29, of Chicago, Ill.; Barbara L. Utterback Stenbroten, 56, of Lake ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, April 18 2:14 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported in the 800 block of Adams Avenue. Police cleared the call. 12:58 p.m. — Criminal damage to a vehicle was reported in the 300 block of North Hampton Street. 5:42 p.m. — A suspicious person was reported in the ...

Red Rock begins mural project

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FAIRMONT — Downtown Fairmont will soon see some more color. The Red Rock Center for the Arts is launching a public mural project. The project is something director Sonja Fortune said she’s been wanting to do for many years. “There was grant money available to slide this project in, so I ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Kaitlyn P. Brown, 22, of Moline, Ill.; Stephen J. Harper, 18, of Chicago, Ill.; Steven J. Meyer, 28, of Yankton, S.D.; Morgan G. Hardman, 37, of Rochester, Minn.; each fined $125. Henry R. Bosler, 29, of Alvord, Iowa; Lisa M. Neumen, 39, of ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Friday, April 16 12:31 p.m. — A disabled/abandoned motor vehicle was reported at State Street and Blue Earth Avenue. A verbal warning was issued. 5:24 p.m. — An animal complaint was reported at Albion Avenue and Homewood Drive. 7:44 p.m. — Police investigated an civil ...

Fairmont prepares for Arbor Day

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FAIRMONT — The city of Fairmont is gearing up for Arbor Day on April 30. Fairmont knows the importance of Arbor Day as the city has been a part of Tree City USA for 30 years. Tree City USA founded in 1976 is a nationwide program that includes 3400 communities. To be a part of Tree City USA ...

Girl Scout completes Silver Award project

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FAIRMONT — Girl Scout Hailee Greeley, 14, of Troop 34353 recently completed her Girl Scout Silver Award Project. The Girl Scout Silver Award Projects involve several steps, helping the girls to identify issues they care about, choosing to build a team or work solo, develop a project, and ...