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FAIRMONT Monday, May 20 10:09 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 300 block of Lake Avenue. A written warning was issued. 10:19 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 400 block of East Third Street. A written warning was ...

Fairmont EDA studies child care, workforce housing

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Economic Development Authority received updates Monday on two subjects that have a major impact on business creation and growth: child care and workforce housing. Linsey Preuss, the city’s economic development coordinator, reported that local lenders are putting ...

Martin Co. West student scores rare honor

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You don’t know how to do some things until you try. Alyssa Williamson, a senior at Martin County West, decided to try and was recently named a National Honor Society National Semi-Finalist & Scholar for her effort. Williamson explained the process and what it means for her ...

Blue Earth considering new dugouts

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BLUE EARTH — The team dugouts at the city-owned Veterans Baseball Field at the Faribault County Fairgrounds in Blue Earth are in need of repair. The Blue Earth City Council spent some time at its meeting Monday discussing several options for constructing new ones. Council members looked ...

Truman may add splash pad

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TRUMAN — The Truman City Council on Monday looked at two options for installing a splash pad at the Truman Pool. City administrator Bethanie Ekstrom will soon meet with representatives of the Schmeeckle Foundation, as she had applied for a matching grant of $50,000. Ekstrom said she has ...

Rosen: Bill protects seniors

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ST. PAUL — State Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Vernon Center, says the Senate has passed monumental legislation that includes a series of protections for elderly and vulnerable Minnesotans, and an extensive framework for the licensure of assisted-living facilities. The bill passed with wide, ...

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FAIRMONT Sunday, May 19 1:52 p.m. — Police received a report of narcotics in the 100 block of Lincoln Street. 2:05 p.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances at the intersection of Goemann Road and State Street. 5:38 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in ...

Fairmont faces hard questions

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FAIRMONT — A resident of Ward 3 wanted answers from Fairmont City Council representatives about their handling of the recent termination process of Elizabeth Bloomquist, city attorney, and the subsequent financial cost of their actions. Erin Maidl sought an explanation during “Saturday ...

City clerk job is tough, rewarding

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s city clerk for the past six years, Patty Monsen, took center stage at “Saturday With the City” at the Sylvania Park shelter house. The one-hour informal listening sessions are held occasionally during the year to spotlight various city departments and give citizens ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Diane C. Bulock, 48, of New Ulm; fined $125. Window tint violation-less than 50 percent light transmittance — Leah L. Owens, 42, of Truman; fined $135. Failure to stop at stop signs or stop lines at entrance to through highway — Darla M. ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Friday, May 17 3:28 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance in the 1200 block of North Prairie Avenue. 10:55 a.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of North Dewey Street. 2:45 p.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance ...

Davison bidding Fairmont Area Schools farewell

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Jim Davison has made a career of teaching and learning. After spending the last 30 years as principal at Fairmont Elementary School, Davison will retire after the end of the school year. While Davison has been in Fairmont for 30 years, he has taught for 41 years. Originally from Cedar ...

$330K grant to boost home visiting service

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FAIRMONT — The Minnesota Department of Health recently announced a new round of grant funding to help local partners offer new or expanded home visiting services. As a result, Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties received $331,003, which will aid expansion of the service into ...

It’s cleanup day in Ceylon

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CEYLON — Today is cleanup day in Ceylon, with curbside pickup of items by trucks from Waste Management provided by the city. This is a free opportunity to clean up Ceylon. Appliances will be picked up by Larry Kling. Remember: No electronics, televisions, paint, chemicals, waste, dead ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Robert P. Filip, 33, of Tannersville, Pa.; Yousef M. Friedman, 19, of Mequon, Wis.; Samantha M. Ness, 23, of Red Wing; Amy Jo Shane-Nichols, 49, of Colo, Iowa; Adam M. Szudarski, 27, of Wonder Lake, Ill.; each fined $125. Alexander P. ...

Teen vaping targeted in Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — The Minnesota Senate recently passed a bill that prohibits the use of e-cigarettes wherever tobacco smoking is now banned under the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act, which covers the vast majority of public buildings and workplaces in the state. The bill was aimed in part at ...

Pair charged with felonies

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man and woman are facing felony charges in Martin County. Levi Scott Thate, 31, has been charged with drug possession in the second degree, which carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. He also has been charged with drug possession in the ...

Memorial Day program slated

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WELCOME — Welcome Legion Auxiliary will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the Legion. All members are urged to attend. n Welcome Memorial Day program will be 9 a.m. May 27 in the old gym at the Welcome School. Because of construction, please use the north door (back door). The speaker will be Dale ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Overnight parking — Braden L. Kumm, 26, of Fairmont; fined $32. No driver’s license in possession or fail to display upon request — Mark A. Sahr, 57, of Bricelyn; fined $105. Window tint violation-less than 50 percent light transmittance — Theresa R. ...

Police

Police

SHERBURN/ WELCOME Wednesday, May 15 4:33 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 200 block of South Dugan Street in Welcome. 3:19 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 200 block of South Dugan Street in Welcome. A verbal warning was ...