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Reunion set for June 30

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WELCOME — Welcome Legion and Sons of the Legion will meet 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Legion. All members are urged to attend. n Red Cross blood drive in Sherburn will be 1-6 p.m. Monday at the Regional Worship Center just south of I-90. Please give the gift of life by giving blood. To make ...

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FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Adam R. Ray, 38, of Elmore; Cody U. Knutson, 40, of Hugo; each fined $125. Chenoa S. Wright, 28, of Blue Earth; fined $225. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Conrad Bester, 38, of Ledyard, Iowa; Patrick A. Murphy, 56, of ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, June 6 12:11 a.m. — Police received a report of harassment in the 700 block of East Fourth Street. 12:44 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 700 block of North Elm Street. 8:19 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to ...

Man facing felony charge

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FAIRMONT — A Winnebago man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Evan Lamar Cramer Jordan, 20, 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 May 14, a Martin ...

Stagemasters offer ‘Cinderella’

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TRUMAN — Harold and Madeline Jahnz will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lewisville Legion. Everyone is welcome. They request no gifts, please. n A children’s musical, “Cinderella,” sponsored by Truman Stagemasters, will be presented 7 p.m. ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jennifer Ann M. Boorsma, 47, of Victoria; Jada N. Craig, 39, of New Castle, Ind.; William R. Krumholz, 55, of Fairmont; Pamela A. Lienemann, 62, of Bloomington; each fined $125. Julie Q. Brauer, 53, of Eden Prairie; fined $135. Brittney A. ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, June 5 1:41 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation along Downtown Plaza. A verbal warning was issued. 3:33 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to a vehicle in the 1100 block of North Orient Street. 4:20 a.m. — Police received a ...

Filing ends for county offices

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FAIRMONT — Filings wrapped up Tuesday for those seeking public office in Martin and Faribault counties. Just one race in the counties is headed for the primary election on Aug. 14. Two challengers have emerged to battle Dan Schmidtke of rural Fairmont for his District 4 seat on the Martin ...

Kinship touts fresh success

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard an update on Martin County Kinship from director Katy Gonzalez and associate directors Greg Brolsma and Jen Kahler. Gonzalez opened with discussion about the program’s growth over the past few years. “Kinship started out just a ...

Faribault Co. passes on offer

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BLUE EARTH — Shell Rock River Watershed resource technician Courtney Christensen met with Faribault County commissioners Tuesday to gauge the county’s interest in participating with the Board of Water and Soil Resources’ One Watershed One Plan. According to Christensen, about 454 ...

Park Play offers fun for children

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SHERBURN — CREST will hold a “Lunch and Learn” event at 11 a.m. today at the Senior Citizens Center in Sherburn. The topic for this month is “June Brides,” and everyone is invited to bring a wedding photo. An old-fashioned wedding lunch will be provided free of charge following ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, June 4 2:12 a.m. to 2:14 a.m. — Police received multiple reports of ordinance violations throughout Fairmont. Written warnings were issued. 7:51 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 200 block of Krahmer Drive. 9:20 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint ...

Blue Earth looking to sell ‘Sisters’

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BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth City Council on Monday took some first steps toward the sale of the downtown buildings known as the Three Sisters. During a public hearing, the council discussed the possibility of selling the buildings below market value. “We need to hold this hearing ...

Truman chooses city clerk

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TRUMAN — Truman City Council voted unanimously Monday to hire Bethanie Ekstrom as the new city clerk. Pending her acceptance of the job, Ekstrom is expected to begin her duties July 2, working in tandem with longtime city clerk Monte Rohman until his retirement on Dec. 31. Rohman has been ...

Two join race for commission

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FAIRMONT — Two challengers have emerged to battle Dan Schmidtke for his seat on the Martin County Commission. Schmidtke has filed for re-election in District 4. Richard Koons of rural Welcome and Neal Potthoff of rural Dunnell both filed for the office on Monday. Since there are now at ...

Man facing felony counts

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FAIRMONT — An Amboy man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Cameron Lee Forbrook, 19, has been charged with two counts of possession of pornographic work involving a minor, both of which carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. According to the ...

Teen pleads guilty to aiding assault

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BLUE EARTH (AP) — A southern Minnesota high school football player admitted in court Monday that he took part in an assault on a teammate that left the other teenager unconscious last fall. Dalton Nagel, 18, of Blue Earth pleaded guilty to a felony charge of aiding and abetting ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Chad C. Holicky, 38, of Le Center; Jordan M. Johnson, 25, of Welcome; Lucy Gonzalez, 33, of Evergreen Park, Ill.; Lee C. Meyer, 58, of Colton, S.D.; each fined $125. Ahmed H. Omar Jama, 35, of Robbinsdale; fined $135. Kelly V. Andersen, 39, of ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, June 4 1:45 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of North State Street. 9:21 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of Southwind Drive. 6:26 p.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances at the ...

Class of 2018 graduates

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont High School Class of 2018 said farewell to their “Cardinal” days on Sunday as 126 students received diplomas. Seven students reached the highest academic honors with 23 earning high honors and 36 achieving honors. Fairmont Area Superintendent Joe Brown called the ...