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Street work getting underway

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WELCOME — Welcome month of May ... Hope you are nicer than March and April to all of us. As a reminder, Welcome residents are asked to be extra patient and cooperative as the road and street construction advances. If possible, avoid the east side of town especially Third and Fourth streets. ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Melissa Jo Engel, 40, of Granada; Poe P. Koo, 29, of St. Paul; Mark A. Pelan, 41, of Neligh, Neb.; Tasia M. Woelber, 24, of Pipestone; each fined $125. Emily L. Ferwerda, 29, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; fined $225. Failure to wear seat belt while in a ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, May 1 11:48 a.m. — Police received a report of graffiti in Downtown Plaza. 12:55 p.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in Downtown Plaza. 5:51 p.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of North State ...

Emails detail Fairmont council’s division

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A Sentinel Analysis FAIRMONT — Have Fairmont’s elected officials developed an open meeting law problem? The question has popped up in the past month as the City Council has wrangled over the future of the City Attorney’s Office. The main target of suspicion is at-large Councilman Tom ...

City of Fairmont mailing out coupons for cleanup

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Public Utilities customers should watch their mail for coupons for free disposal of items during the four upcoming city cleanup days when items can be dropped off at the Martin County Highway Department, 1200 Marcus St. Coupons were sent out Wednesday in a separate ...

GHEC chooses superintendent

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GRANADA — The Granada-Huntley-East Chain School Board has made its choice for its new superintendent/principal: Doug Storbeck, currently the principal at St. James Public School. The board, along with a panel of staff and citizens, interviewed three candidates on Tuesday evening. They ...

Musical coming up Friday

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TRUMAN — The students of St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Truman invite the public to their spring musical, “Good ‘Kings’ Come in Small Packages,” at 7 p.m. Friday. n Truman City Council meets 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. All meetings are open to the public. n Truman Pride ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Emily B. Morse, 33, of Fairmont received a stay of imposition pursuant to Minnesota statutes on a felony charge of third-degree burglary; fined $100, sentenced to jail 30 days, serve as work release in custody if eligible, five years supervised probation, ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, April 30 12:55 a.m. — A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 1200 block of Fairlakes Avenue. 1:34 a.m. — A suspicious vehicle was reported on State Street. 9:16 a.m. — An ordinance violation was reported in the 300 block of East Ninth Street. 12:30 p.m. — A ...

Fairmont Community Hospital Foundation keeps giving

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Community Hospital Foundation celebrated 30 years of giving at its annual meeting Tuesday. “Since we started 30 years ago, we have raised over $8 million to support local health care,” Julie Elliott, president of the foundation’s board of trustees, told a ...

Junk cleanup day slated

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SHERBURN — CREST “Lunch and Learn” will be 11 a.m. today at the Senior Citizens Center in Sherburn. Police Chief Brad Hughes will present a program on elderly fraud. Following the program, a baked potato bar will be served. Donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of the ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Gerard Rosso, 49, of Waverly, N.Y.; Philip Cha, 21, of Brooklyn Center; Chad E. Kesselring, 39, of Elmore; Matthew T. Steffens, 47, of White Bear Lake; Thomas R. Thole, 37, of Hudson, Wis.; each fined $125. April A. Dovorany, 31, of Chicago, ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, April 29 12:43 a.m. — Police received a report of shoplifting in the 1200 block of Goemann Road. 4:59 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1300 block of Adams Avenue. 7:10 a.m. — Police received a report of illegal dumping along Downtown Plaza. 7:24 a.m. ...

Graffiti vandals strike north side of Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — Numerous properties on the north end of Fairmont were the victims of graffiti vandals on Saturday night. “We have a group of individuals who have been identified and we’re sorting out who did what in regards to the graffiti on the north end,” Fairmont Police Chief Mike ...

Police: Link found to break-in at Edie’s

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont police say they have arrested two 14-year-old juveniles in connection with a burglary at Edie’s Restaurant downtown on April 14. Both have been charged with third-degree burglary, according to Police Chief Michael Hunter. He noted that the arrests stem from a police ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, April 28 12:18 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 1200 block of Victoria Street. 8:13 a.m. to 3:39 p.m. — Police responded to numerous reports of criminal damage in the form of graffiti at residences on the north side of town. 9:14 a.m. ...

‘Sprout’ coming to Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation will host a new event called “Sprout” on Thursday at Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont. Designed to engage local communities and bring awareness to all the programs the foundation has to offer, the event is free and will run from ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, April 26 4:23 a.m. — Police assisted the ambulance in the 1300 block of Adams Avenue. 6:28 a.m. — Police assisted the ambulance in the 1400 block of North Prairie Avenue. 2:30 p.m. — An animal complaint was reported at 11th and Park streets. Police were not able ...

Rose Lake kitchen gets popular makeover

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Located east of Fairmont, the Rose Lake Golf Club has undergone a metamorphosis recently with the addition of new management staff. Jodi Zeitz took over club management in February, and Katie Manwarren began as kitchen manager and chef in March. The duo brings years of food service ...

Timmerman makes travel her reality

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Sam Timmerman, a Fairmont native, wholeheartedly agrees with the quote, “The world is too big to stay in one place and life is too short to do just one thing.” At just 27 years old, Timmerman has been to more than 40 countries and currently lives in the city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. A ...