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Truman PUC will meet Tuesday

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TRUMAN — Truman High School class of 1948 will hold its 71st class reunion 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ranch Restaurant, Fairmont. n Truman City Council meets 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. All meetings are open to the public with a time for public comments or concerns. n Recycling day ...

Local woman faces drug-related felony

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Danika Joy Freeman, 28, 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 July 20, a Fairmont ...

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Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Alfredo Garcia, 22, of Rochester, N.Y.; fined $125. Eric P. Thiegs, 46, of Crystal Lake, Ill.; fined $135. Driving after revocation — Brandon D. Aukes, 38, of Blue Earth; fined $285. Jovany Martinez-Jaimes, 26, of Blue Earth was convicted ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Aug. 14 9:21 a.m. — Police received a report of illegal garbage dumping in Lincoln Park. 11:52 a.m. — Police received a report of threats at the intersection of Third Street and Grant Street. 6:03 p.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the ...

Sister reflects on Ritchie Valens’ life, legacy

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Connie Valens, younger sister of rock and roll legend Ritchie Valens visited Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont on Tuesday to discuss her brother, and how losing him affected her family. Ritchie Valens had several hits in his eight-month career. Notable songs include “La Bamba” and ...

Housing, child care spotlighted in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Economic Development Authority earlier this week focused on two areas vital to the local workforce — housing and child care. The group also tackled a tax abatement request by CHS, which is planning a $100 million project locally. Linsey Preuss, economic ...

Truman puts PUC on chopping block

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TRUMAN — In a special election Tuesday night, Truman residents voted 125-40 to abolish its Public Utilities Commission. There was just one question on the ballot: “Shall the Public Utilities Commission be abolished?” and 165 votes were cast. Three voting members make up the PUC: Kathy ...

Blue Earth Area to host forums on levy

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BLUE EARTH — Plans are moving forward as the Blue Earth Area School District prepares for a vote on an operating levy referendum slated for Nov. 5. “We have five informational meetings scheduled throughout the district,” Superintendent Mandy Fletcher told the school board earlier ...

Martin Co. West school year draws near

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SHERBURN — Ruby’s Pantry food distribution will take place 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at the Regional Worship Center (across from Kum & Go) in Sherburn. There are no financial or residency restrictions for this distribution. The cost for a generous amount of food is $20. You will need to bring ...

Fairmont woman faces drug charge

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Caitlyn Jean Hennager, 18, 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 July 18, a Fairmont ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Marcus P. McCuin, 37, of Plymouth; fined $135. Windshield general prohibitions-no objects suspended between driver and windshield — Louann M. Herman, 38, of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; fined $125. Failure of driver to use due care to avoid colliding ...

Police

Police

DUNNELL Monday, Aug. 12 2:17 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 400 block of 40th Street. FAIRMONT Monday, Aug. 12 9:14 p.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 900 block of North North Avenue. A verbal warning was issued. 9:45 p.m. — Police ...

Competitors unite to back community

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Clothing, particularly T-shirts, has become a popular billboard to advertise businesses, organizations, events, political views and personal philosophies. Starting today, shirts will be available to promote unity and teamwork in Fairmont. In the middle of July, Deb Foster visited four Fairmont ...

Council seeking summary

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council postponed a vote Monday to update the city’s record retention and data practices policy after three council members wanted a summary of any major changes from existing policy. The policy governs procedures to handle information requests from private ...

Police: BB-gun vandals caught

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FAIRMONT — Two adult males were taken into custody Saturday after two BB-gun related incidents, including an adult male who was shot while riding his bicycle. According to information provided by the Fairmont Police Department: At 6:26 p.m. Saturday, Fairmont police officers were ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Alex D. Durenberger, 40, of Mankato; William L. Moore, 25, of Kewaskum, Wi.; Tyler A. Schmitt, 23, of New Berlin, Wi.; Chantal L. Steece, 29, of Spencer, Iowa; Randall R. Stone, 49, of Virginia Beach, Va.; each fined $125. John P. Fussnecker, 53, ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, Aug. 11 5:52 a.m. — Police received a report of loud music at the intersection of East Anna Street and North Park Street. The noise was quieted. 10:30 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 600 block of South Park Street. A verbal warning was ...

Fairmont talks parks, road repair

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FAIRMONT — To say Nick Lardy, Fairmont’s Park and Street Departments supervisor, has a lot of irons in the fire would be a gross understatement. Lardy was in the spotlight at “Saturday Morning With the City” at Ward Park. The one-hour events are held periodically throughout the year ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Friday, Aug. 9 2:30 a.m. — A motor vehicle hit-and-run accident was reported in the 300 block of East Second Street. 12:12 p.m. — Harassment was reported in the 300 block of Lake Avenue. 12:41 p.m. — A driving complaint was reported at Highland Avenue and Victoria Street. ...

Census jobs available as count nears

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FAIRMONT — The U.S. Census Bureau is working on the 2020 census and hiring for thousands of temporary jobs across Minnesota and Iowa, including many in the Fairmont area. The positions allow people to earn extra income while helping their community. The census has been performed across ...