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County faces snowy spring

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from County Engineer Kevin Peyman, who provided an update following the latest round of winter weather over the weekend. “We didn’t work much Saturday, they tried but they just couldn’t see so we ended up pulling the trucks ...

Courthouse to host troupe

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BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners on Tuesday approved a request by a Twin Cities theater group to use the courthouse for a summer performance. Former County Attorney Brian Roverud first addressed the board with the request at a meeting earlier this month. Roverud, representing Sod ...

Sheriff: Medical issue leads to crash on ‘169’

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BLUE EARTH — ­A 77-year-old Fairmont man was taken to United Hospital in Blue Earth on Tuesday following an incident and accident on Highway 169 north of Blue Earth. According to the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office: David Holliday suffered a medical condition that caused him to ...

Sherburn examines eyesores

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SHERBURN — Several residents were on hand for the public comments session at the Sherburn City Council meeting earlier this week. Some asked questions about keeping sidewalks clear of snow along Main Street. City officials responded, saying sidewalks are cleared to the post office, and then ...

Man facing felony charge

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FAIRMONT — A former Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Nathaniel Ray Corley, 41, has been charged with knowingly violating registration requirements as a predatory offender, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the ...

Lifeguard training offered

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SHERBURN — Grilled burgers will be served from 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Sherburn American Legion. Everyone is welcome. n A come-and-go bridal shower for Mary Faber and Jess Terhaar will take place 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Trimont Community Building, 41 Second Ave. NW, in Trimont. ...

Briefly

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Correction An article about the Truman City Council appearing in Tuesday’s edition included an incorrect name of a representative of the Martin County Assessor’s Office who spoke at the meeting. The correct name is Mike Sheplee. Speech team wins section title FAIRMONT — The Fairmont ...

Courts

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Heather M. Chavez, 35, of Fairmont; Samuel T. Sjoberg, 21, of Estherville, Iowa; each fined $125. Brian D. Hron, 33, of Beaver Dam, Wis.; Eric E. Schmitz, 27, of Black Hawk, S.D.; Kristina L. Morgan, 48, of Owatonna; Jacin A. Lombardi, 24, of ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, April 16 3:31 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 900 block of Victoria Street. 10:33 a.m. — Police received a report of an assault in the first block of Downtown Plaza. 12:43 p.m. — Police received a report of harassment in the 100 block of East Eighth ...

Blue Earth council: deer hunt is a no go

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BLUE EARTH — Having discussed different solutions to the city’s deer population problem over the past month, the Blue Earth City Council on Monday decided not to go forward with a deer hunt. The deer population in Blue Earth has been a topic of discussion by the council since early ...

Truman hears from pool commission

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TRUMAN — The Truman City Council meeting opened Monday evening with the annual Board of Appeals and Equalization meeting. Dan Whitman from the Martin County Assessor’s Office was present to provide assessed values for properties in Truman that are used to assess property taxes. The sales ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Blake J. Barnett, 18, of Blue Earth; David A. Moir, 31, of Minneapolis; Yuri A. Taylor, 33, of Kasson; each fined $125. Driving after revocation — Christian A. Farias, 23, of Albert Lea; fined $285. Mariah K. Blondin-Thomas, 22, of Elmore ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, April 15 12:05 a.m. — Police received a report of narcotics 1300 block of Johnson Street. A verbal warning was issued. 8 a.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance at the intersection of Ninth Street and North North Avenue. 9:57 a.m. — Police received a ...

Pair tries to help addicts, but differently

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FAIRMONT — When people think of addiction, many think of the destruction. Broken families, broken health and lost job opportunities, leaving us at a loss on how to respond. Rich Odom, chemical dependency assessor for Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties, and John Schofield, ...

Fairmont works to dig out

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont residents were out in full force Sunday, cleaning up from a blizzard even as more flurries fell. “It is pretty,” Norma Vetter acknowledged as she shoveled her front sidewalk and her son, Ramie, cleared snow from her driveway on Day Street. Norma Vetter said she ...

Honor Rolls

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BLUE EARTH AREA HIGH SCHOOL Third Quarter Honor Rolls High Honors Grade 8 — Marissa Benz, Lauren Bleess, Anthony Carr, Callena Ferguson, Maci Frommie, Elizabeth Jacobson, Emma Langager, Aaron Lorenz, Lilly Mathews, Marianna Rincon, Blake Ripley, Kylie Rosenau. Grade 9 — Téa ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Larry M. Coffell, 48, of Palos Heights, Ill.; Melanie J. Holt, 53, of Owatonna; Julie Jo Prairie, 40, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Jennifer K. Gesche, 38, of Estherville, Iowa; Troy M. Bonin, 49, of Fairmont; Makaylyn L. Chambers, 19, of Eden, N.C.; ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, April 13 12:52 a.m. — Criminal damage to property was reported in the 500 block of South Prairie Avenue. 3:26 a.m. — An ordinance violation was reported in the 100 block of Albion Avenue. Police issued a verbal warning. 8:21 a.m. — Harassment was reported in the ...

Tradewind planning wind farm

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FAIRMONT — A quartet of representatives from Tradewind Energy recently visited the Fairmont Exchange Club to share information about the Fourmile Wind Project proposed for Jackson and Martin counties. Over the past several months, Tradewind agents have met with more than a dozen ...

Truman hires new superintendent

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TRUMAN — Truman Public School will have a new superintendent next school year. Current Superintendent Virginia Dahlstrom will work through June 30,w when Lisa Shellum will take over. Dahlstrom began her stint as superintendent at Truman in the 2015-2016 school year. She actually came out ...