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Council moves forward with lobbyist

This week the Fairmont City Council approved moving forward with a lobbyist to help secure additional funding for a community center. This is a good investment by the council, and it’s good that it acted quick as there is a deadline of Jan. 31 for getting the request to legislators. Hopefully this move will help this project continue to move forward.

Opera House chosen as event site

Congratulations to the Fairmont Opera House for being chosen as the site for the upcoming Minnesota Sings Competition. The state-wide event will take place in October. As the Opera House’s Executive Director, Blake Potthoff, said, it will provide exposure to not only the Opera House, which is the oldest operating theater in the state, but to the city of Fairmont and all of Martin County.

Events aim to fight hunger

The annual Kids Against Hunger food pack is coming up in February. The food packed goes to people in need in other parts of the world but a portion also stays local to help our own neighbors. Traditionally, this event has gotten good participation from people and businesses in Martin County and we hope to see a good turnout this year, too.

Students take part in training

Students in Empower groups across the county participated in a leadership training day this past week. The event was organized by the Martin County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and aimed to help students improve their leadership skills as well as provide a time for students to brainstorms other efforts in which they can help prevent substance use in their own schools. It’s always great to see students engage in something positive like this. We thank these students for their desire to be positive role models.


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