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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.; ...

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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 ...

Books bringing people together

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BLUE EARTH — With a goal to bring the community together through the love of reading, BEA Reads enters its fourth year with a new book, new events and a speaker sure to inspire. BEA Reads is a partnership between Blue Earth Area Schools and the three libraries within the district: Blue ...

Community Day delayed

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CEYLON — Because of the anticipated weather forecast of blizzard conditions today, the Ceylon Community Day auction has been postponed until April 21. As far as I can remember, this is the first time it has been postponed in the 80-plus years it has been held. This is just another episode ...

Courts

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Svaja Petreikyte, 44, of Lisle, Ill.; Stephanie S. Jakubik, 49, of Woodbury; each fined $125. Julie A. Wilkerson, 64, of Apple Valley; Janell K. Houfer, 57, of St. Cloud; each fined $135. Suspended object — Peter G. Rollinger, 41, of Mapleton; ...

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FAIRMONT Thursday, April 12 7:55 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage done to a property in the 300 block of North Hampton Street. 9:14 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 500 block of North Orient Street. 12:27 p.m. — Police received an ...

KARE11’s Belinda Jensen shares her story

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Area residents got a treat Thursday evening as KARE11 chief meteorologist Belinda Jensen visited the Martin County Library in Fairmont to talk about her career and the children’s books she has authored. Speaking to a crowd of more than 100, as well as a large group of curious children, ...

Inclusion discussion continues

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FAIRMONT — Last fall, about 45 people came to the Fairmont Elementary School to have a discussion about race. On Thursday evening, some of them met again to continue the conversation and discuss what steps should be taken next in the community. The discussion was sponsored by Region Nine ...

Community Day postponed

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WELCOME — Due to anticipated inclement weather, the Ceylon Community Day Sale has been postponed until April 21. The auction will start at 7 a.m. Maps of garage sale sites that can be found around town will be posted under a documents tab listed on the city of Ceylon website, ...

Courts

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Failure to change address/name within 30 days — Kenneth M. Sandt, 31, of Mankato; fined $105. Failure to drive with due care — Mitchell L. Blankenship, 44, of Crossville, Ala.; fined $125. Possession of drug paraphernalia — Mario Patino, 18, of Blue ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, April 11 6:36 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 500 block of Home Street. 11:10 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 100 block of West Fourth Street. 12:05 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 900 block of South ...

State, W’bago reach accord

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WINNEBAGO — Winnebago City Council has approved an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to share the construction cost of the upcoming Highway 169 resurfacing project. According to the agreement, the city has requested that paving and utilities construction be added to ...

Man faces porn charge

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Peter David Hennager, 58, has been charged with possession of pornography on a work computer, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Nov. 6, the ...

Strike Out Cancer event upcoming

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TRUMAN — Congratulations to Jack and Charlotte Jacobsen, who are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today. Cards can reach them at 400 North Fourth Ave. E., Truman, MN 56088. n Truman Public School will dismiss one hour early Friday. n Truman Historical Museum turkey dinner ...

Ceylon worried about Community Day mud

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CEYLON — Ceylon City Council members reported this week that mud on the streets will be a problem again on Community Day, which is Saturday. There was a suggestion that skid loaders or other equipment be used to clean up the mud, especially on the south side of town by the former football ...

Courts

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — James R. Hodge, 18, of Truman; Jill M. Spence, 43, of New Ulm; Nita K. Baker, 52, of Hanska; Mack C. Goodrich, 25, of Spirit Lake, Iowa; each fined $125. Tegan L. Hicks, 20, of Redwood Falls; fined $145. Failure to wear seat belt while in a ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, April 10 9:28 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to property in the 100 block of Oak Street. 11:23 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of Home Street. 12:50 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1300 block of Adams ...

Report: School acted properly

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BLUE EARTH — An investigation of the Blue Earth Area school district’s disciplinary actions following an alleged assault has found no wrongdoing. In October 2017, four students reportedly assaulted a fellow student at a party in Winnebago, resulting in bruising and swelling to his face, ...