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FAIRMONT Tuesday, March 26 2:04 a.m. — Police received a noise complaint in the 500 block of Home Street. The noise was quieted. 8:58 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation the 400 block of North Grant Street. A written warning was issued. 9:29 a.m. — Police ...

Fairmont Schools appoint Niss over curriculum

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont School Board on Tuesday approved the employment of current high school principal Kim Niss, as principal of curriculum, instruction and research for grades E-12 for the 2019-20 school year. Board member Nicole Green explained that several years ago the district had a ...

Sherburn Civic and Commerce Club to host auction

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SHERBURN — First Congregational United Church of Christ in Sherburn will be hosting a three-meat buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at their church located at 212 North Prairie in Sherburn. There will be a free will donation for the meal (suggested donation is $8). The church is ...

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Correction A recent story about the Blue Earth Area School Board’s choice of Mandy Fletcher as the district’s next superintendent included an incorrect starting date for her new position. The correct starting date for Fletcher to begin working at Blue Earth Area Schools is July 1, 2019. 1 ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Trevor M. Logan, 23, of Truman; fined $125. Robert L. Jaffe, 42, of Granada; Amber L. Luedke, 31, of Fairmont; each fined $145. Display expired registration — Michael R. Albert, 36, of North Mankato; fined $115. Vehicle ...

Police

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FAIRMONT Monday, March 25 2:25 a.m. — Police received a report of harassment in the 900 block of Day Street. 5:43 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person at the intersection of State Street and 10th Street. 8:02 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1100 block ...

Fairmont readies for road repairs

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FAIRMONT — One Fairmont City Council member cast a no vote on Monday against the 2019 street improvement program to protest the omission of Lake Avenue from slate of roadways scheduled for repairs. At previous council meetings, Ward 2 representative Randy Lubenow has pushed for the repair ...

Fairmont gets new taxi service

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont has a new cab service. The Fairmont City Council approved a taxi license on Monday for Blue Earth Taxi to operate three vehicles in the city. All the vehicles have passed inspection, and a background investigation has been conducted. Blue Earth Taxi currently is licensed ...

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Scholarship Application Deadline Nearing FAIRMONT — The application deadline for scholarships through Fairmont Dollars for Scholars is April 1. Fairmont graduates who are pursuing studies at accredited schools and have not yet received a bachelor’s degree may qualify for up to four awards ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Malachi D. Smith, 38, of Sherburn; fined $125. Vehicle registration/permit/plates required — Calvin P. Smick, 30, of Fairmont; fined $115. Divided highway-crossover violation — James A. Sherman, 78, of Truman; Mason R. Tow, 18, of Fairmont; ...

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FAIRMONT Sunday, March 24 12:54 a.m. — Police received a report of forgery in the 400 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. 1:04 p.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1600 block of Blue Jay Boulevard. 12:54 p.m. — Police received a report of trespassing in the ...

Noise, dogs top Fairmont talks

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FAIRMONT — Residents took issue with loud vehicles and unleashed dogs during the latest installment of Fairmont’s “Saturday Morning With the City,” informal public sessions held periodically to provide citizens with the opportunity to ask questions of city leadership and elected ...

Dive team takes icy plunge

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FAIRMONT — The fire and rescue trucks in Gomsrud Park on Saturday morning caused a lot of motorists on Lair Road to slow down and gawk as regional first responders held an ice dive specialty training class in Budd Lake. Six volunteers from the Fairmont Fire Department joined 10 other divers ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Nyadoar P. Chuony, 25, of Yankton, S.D.; fined $125. Kathryn T. Hansing-McDonald, 24, of Mankato; Paul K. Hotchkiss, 57, of Hager City, Wis.; each fined $225. Failure to drive with due care — Gregory Massenburg, 59, of Lynwood, Ill.; fined ...

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FAIRMONT Friday, March 22 3:40 a.m. —A citation was issued following a disturbance complaint from the 100 block of Linden Avenue. 6:15 a.m. — Officers rendered assistance in the 900 block of Willow Street. 3:20 p.m. — A disturbance was reported from the 1300 block of East Blue ...

Project spotlights area job openings

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce and the economic development division of the city are united in their efforts to grow a local workforce by delivering a message to students and their parents: Area employers have job openings that can lead to well-paying careers, and they will ...

Blue Earth Area picks GHEC’s Fletcher as new superintendent

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area graduate and current Granada-Huntley-East Chain Superintendent Mandy Fletcher has been chosen by the Blue Earth Area School Board to be the district’s next superintendent. The action, taken by the board Thursday evening, paves the way for the district to ...

Fairmont Area creates new science classes

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area Schools has a good mix of veteran and new teachers. While each brings with them a wealth of knowledge and an eagerness to instruct students, new teachers may bring new opportunities. Two of Fairmont High School’s newest science teachers, Adam Bloomgren and Josiah ...

Farmer takes on antibiotic misinformation

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WELCOME — Diet studies often conflict, diet trends come and go, but as long as people have the freedom to choose what they consume, marketing will always play a central role in the standard American diet. An emotionally charged subject, it is important to make sure we get the right ...

‘One Night’ ready to play

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FAIRMONT — “One Night in Memphis” will take to the Fairmont Opera House stage at 7:30 p.m. March 30. The group spotlights songs by rock and roll royalty — Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. According to the group: Dec. 4, 1956, was a wonderful occasion ...