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Welcome weighs new ordinance

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WELCOME — Welcome City Council this week discussed a proposed ordinance concerning televising the sewer system from each house to the street. In the end, the council decided to table a vote until the city gathers more information. In related business, the council discussed the need for a ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Priscah A. Abulitsa, 37, of Jackson; Jose R. Brito Mijares, 29, of Mitchell, S.D.; each fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Andrew J. Black, 40, of Blue Earth; fined $110. Failure to drive with due care — Leroy ...

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FAIRMONT Tuesday, July 2 12:49 a.m. — Police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of North Park Street. 8:27 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1000 block of Day Street. 11:07 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the ...

Speed limit on ‘26’ may go up

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from County Engineer Kevin Peyman, who presented a resolution asking that the state complete a speed study on County Road 26, east from Fairmont to the Faribault County line. The purpose of the study is to determine if a 60 mph speed ...

Faribault County appoints Esser

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BLUE EARTH — Darren Esser will take over the duties of the Faribault County auditor/treasurer/ coordinator beginning Aug. 1. Faribault County commissioners on Tuesday appointed him to the post. Esser will replace John Thompson, who has announced his resignation effective July ...

‘Lunch and Learn’ to focus on flag

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SHERBURN — A “Lunch and Learn” event sponsored by CREST and Temperance Lake Ridge will be held 11 a.m. today at the Senior Citizens Center in Sherburn. The program will center around United States flag history and etiquette. After the program, a lunch of shish kabobs and summer desserts ...

Truck wash stirs concerns

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SHERBURN — Sherburn City Council this week heard from home owners along Swanson Drive concerned about a planned truck wash on the northwest edge of the city. The council approved initiating a process to annex 10.74 acres where the truck wash would be located. The truck wash investors ...

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Noll elected vice chair/treasurer EDEN PRAIRIE — The Minnesota Bankers Association recently elected Andy Noll, president of First Farmers & Merchants Bank in Fairmont, as its 2019-2020 vice chairman/treasurer. Noll formerly served a three-year term on the MBA board of directors ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Trent J. Mason, 42, of Hamilton, Mont.; fined $125. No Minnesota driver’s license — Michael V. Kusnerik, 35, of Lincoln, Ill.; fined $185. Driving without a valid driver’s license or vehicle/class type — Lori K. Farley, 49, of Wells; ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Monday, July 1 12:30 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the 100 block of Chestnut Street. 1:48 p.m. — Police received a report of a civil disturbance in the first block of Downtown Plaza. 2:39 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint from the 300 ...

Blue Earth takes aim at jake braking

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BLUE EARTH — Truckers driving through Blue Earth, especially on Highway 169, will have to curtail their use of “jake braking” in the future. The Blue Earth City Council passed a resolution at its meeting Monday that puts into motion a request to the Minnesota Department of ...

Truman eyeing tree dump site

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TRUMAN — Truman City Council members on Monday again spoke with Larry Krenz, owner of the tree dump site. Several months ago, Krenz had asked the council if it would be interested in purchasing the dump from him. The city has been renting it from Krenz for $1,000 each year. The entire ...

Fairmont man faces felony counts

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Justin Phillip Crowe, 31, has been charged with two counts of domestic assault, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint, on June 23, Fairmont police ...

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Sen. Rosen applauds bill signing ST. PAUL — State Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Vernon Center, is touting state legislation signed Monday by Gov. Tim Walz. The new law creates a state opiate epidemic response account. Rosen was the chief author of the bill. “Today is a great day for those ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Spencer J. Clark, 21, of Hampton, Iowa; Kristen E. Garvine, 19, of Bozeman, Mont.; Miguel A. Morales Garcia, 18, of Windom; Stephanie M. Kalbfleisch, 37, of Fairmont; each fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Aaron M. ...

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FAIRMONT Sunday, June 30 1:19 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 600 block of Shoreacres Drive. 1:32 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 100 block of Albion Avenue. 3:33 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 900 ...

Empowering kids: Program promotes local produce

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FAIRMONT — Adults understand the joy of biting into vegetables fresh from the garden, but kids — well, not so much, but Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont and Rural Advantage have joined forces to change that. Their joint program, called the Power of Produce, enables children ages 4-12 ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Ramon Briseno, 30, of Winnebago; Brody B. Anderson, 22, of Jackson; Daniel E. Vondrak, 49, of Mankato; each fined $125. Tiffany M. Weber, 42, of Stratford, Iowa; Timothy John P. Meyer, 42, of Plymouth; each fined $135. Jose R. Juarez, 23, of ...

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FAIRMONT Friday, June 28 7:08 a.m. — A civil matter was reported from the 2800 block of North North Avenue. 7:56 a.m. — A motor vehicle accident with injuries was reported from Albion Avenue and Lake Aires Road. 12:08 p.m. — A civil matter was reported in the 1300 block of Johnson ...

Martin County Veterans Memorial lands a major find

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FAIRMONT — The clock is ticking for the Martin County Veterans Memorial committee to get the recently acquired Vietnam-era Cobra helicopter restored and on display at its commemorative site at 507 Winnebago Ave. in Fairmont. “The government contract says it must be on public display in ...