EAB spreading in Fairmont
Well, Emerald Ash Borer is definitely here. Last month the Minnesota Department of Agriculture was here for a survey and estimated that almost all of the ash trees in the city will be dead in the next five to 10 years. As Parks and Street Superintendent, Nick Lardy, suggested, residents should start thinking about taking down their own ash trees in the near future.
$14M recommitted to community center
This week the Fairmont City Council voted to recommit $14 million, raised in local option sales tax, to the community center project. This was a good step for the council to take, though it is unfortunate that by doing this the Fairmont Hockey Association lost $2 million previously voted to go toward a new comressor. While there are still many steps to take, it looks like the project is going back in the right direction.
Council OKs continued work at Gomsrud
The Fairmont City Council also decided this week to continue working on the Gomsrud Park project. For months the city has been working with a firm to come up with different concepts for Fairmont’s most popular park. While the project will be done in phases, some of the first areas to be tackled are the parking lot and boat ramp, both of which badly need to be improved. We look forward to seeing this project progress.
Pond hockey to move indoors
The Southern Minnesota Pond Hockey Championship returns this weekend. It will take place today and Sunday at the Martin County Arena in Fairmont. While it’s unfortunate the ice conditions on Lake Sisseton don’t allow for the event to take place outdoors, as is tradition, we’re glad that organizers chose to move it indoors. The event always brings in both new and returning people to town and it provides for a fun weekend all around.