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Weeds overtake chain of lakes

Curly-leaf Pondweed is very visibly present in all of Fairmont’s five lakes. Time is of the essence to eliminate this invasive weed. Lakeshore owners please remove the roots completely and let the weed dry out and die before disposing of it. All community members can also help eliminate this weed and others by taking care of their grass clippings and leaves and keeping the drains that lead to the lakes clear.

Council looks at channel repairs

This week the Fairmont City Council acted on taking some of the funds earmarked for updates at Gomsrud Park and using them to fix the channel wall between Hall and Budd lakes. This repair is desperately needed and should last about 75 years. It was good of the council to make this move, otherwise there would be no more traveling between the two lakes.

Fairmont fireworks set for Saturday

Fairmont’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show is tonight. While it’s not quite the holiday, members of the Fairmont Fire Department thought they would get a bigger crowd having the show on a weekend, as it won’t start until about 10 p.m. The department has been assisting with–and funding– the show for 30 years but due to some changes in funding, will have to look for a different founding source in the future. We appreciate the department for putting on a great show every year and certainly hope it finds a new funding source.

Expo still strong in fourth year

The fourth annual Minnesota Youth Livestock Expo is taking place now at the Martin County Fairgrounds. Thank you to the MYLE committee for bringing this hugely popular event to Fairmont. It gives youth another chance to show their livestock and also provides a boost to our local economy as it draws in hundreds of people from all over the state. We’re already looking forward to next year!


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