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FAIRMONT Monday, April 27 4:49 a.m. — Police received a report of loud music in the 1200 block of Hickory Street. 10:03 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 400 block of Victoria Street. 10:26 a.m. — Police received a report of illegal dumping in the 1800 block of ...

Blighted site in Fairmont stirs interest, conflict

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FAIRMONT — The sale of a city-owned lot to Habitat for Humanity of Martin and Faribault Counties hit a snag at the Fairmont City Council meeting Monday after a neighboring homeowner expressed his desire to buy the property. The council held a public hearing on the real estate transfer of ...

Martin Luther High adjusts to distance learning

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FAIRMONT — The honeymoon period of distance learning is over, and teachers and students are settling into the new normal for the remainder of the school year. Martin Luther High School in Northrop is no exception, and Principal Paul Steinhaus discussed what programs and platforms the school ...

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FAIRMONT Sunday, April 26 6:26 p.m. — Police received a report of loud music in the 1600 block of North Park Street. A verbal warning was issued. 8:04 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 100 block of Interlaken Road. 8:37 p.m. — Police received an ATV ...

Friendship Village handles crisis

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FAIRMONT — About 135 residents of Friendship Village in Fairmont live in 115 conjoined apartment clusters on Home Street. The vast majority of them live alone. They are elderly or have health challenges, making them among the most vulnerable to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Gail Diede, ...

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FAIRMONT Friday, April 24 6:37 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint at the intersection of Albion Avenue and Lake Aires Road. 2:12 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1400 block of Lake Avenue. 11:39 p.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 100 ...

City of Fairmont’s attorney costs doubled

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FAIRMONT — The city of Fairmont’s cost for legal services more than doubled in the year since the City Council voted 3-2 on April 22, 2019, to end the employment of City Attorney Elizabeth Bloomquist. The tab stands at almost $345,000, including only 10 months of billing from the city’s ...

Fairmont Foods idles production until Monday evening

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Foods on Friday announced that one of its employees has tested positive for COVID-19, and the plant is closed for operations until Monday evening. In a statement, the company said it has been working with the county and state health departments. Tim Langer, Public Health ...

Fire departments accepting masks today

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CEYLON — Homemade masks may be donated to county fire departments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Since Ceylon may not have a firefighter at the fire hall, the masks can be taken to the old Odegaard Marine building now housing CFN Motor Sports. The masks will be distributed where needed in ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Joshua M. Belai, 23, of Brookings, S.D.; Abdulrahman Y. Al-Hayali, 22, of Rochester; Thomas Hautmann, 30, of Dover, N.H.; each fined $125. Milomir Aleksic, 35, of Elk Grove Village, Ill.; fined $145. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor ...

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FAIRMONT Thursday, April 23 12:39 a.m. — A disturbance was reported in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. 5:34 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported at Second and North Main streets. 11:29 a.m. — An ordinance violation was reported in the 400 block of Woodland Avenue. Police ...

Fairmont Area orchestra hitting high note

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area Schools’ orchestra program has witnessed strong and steady participation for many years. Recently, it has seen a significant increase. In 2018, the Schmeeckle Foundation gave the school a $50,000 grant to purchase new orchestra and band equipment. This gift has ...

Fairmont area food shelves get boost

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FAIRMONT — For 12 years, Martin County Kids Against Hunger has held a food pack in February to aid hungry people overseas. Now the Fairmont area is a recipient of Kids Against Hunger’s good will. According to Karen Sandhurst, a local organizer for Kids Against Hunger, area food shelves ...

Welcome burn site to be opened

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WELCOME — The burn site in Welcome will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Please practice safe social distancing while waiting in line or unloading. n Donations of cloth masks may be given for distribution to any fire department in Martin County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the ...

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FAIRMONT Wednesday, April 22 9:39 a.m. — A suspicious person was reported in the 100 block of Linden Avenue. Police cleared the call. 10:01 a.m. — Suspicious circumstances were reported in the 600 block of Albion Avenue. Police rendered assistance. 11:25 a.m. — A civil matter was ...

Fairmont housing agency: It plans sale

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FAIRMONT — Looking to invest in rental properties? The Fairmont Housing and Redevelopment Authority has got some prime real estate available. This week, the HRA opted to put eight townhomes in the 500 block of Burton Lane and 16 units in the 2600 block of Poetter Circle up for sale, popular ...

Amid pandemic: ‘One Book’ aims for unity

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In a time when people are practicing social distancing, one program is attempting to bring them together in a different way. One Book One Minnesota is a new statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually. Martin County Library ...

Fairmont area health care leaders urge caution

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Over the coming days and weeks, the evidence that social isolation is working to curb the spread of COVID-19 will start to become clear. The graphs of the flattening curve, the phased reopening of the economy, and the slowing of new reported cases in our area and elsewhere will surely bring ...

Truman firefighters seek masks

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TRUMAN — Truman Fire Department is holding its homemade mask day from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. If you would like to donate any homemade masks, firefighters will have a drop-off collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire hall. They thank you and appreciate your donation. n Truman ...

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TRIMONT Tuesday, April 21 11:36 a.m. — A civil matter was reported in the 200 block of Birch Street East. 8:27 p.m. — An animal complaint was reported in the 200 block of Birch Street East. The animal was gone when police arrived. FAIRMONT Tuesday, April 21 3:46 a.m. — ...