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March 15, 2014 NORTHROP — Would you like to attend a football game between the Vikings and the Packers? Does an afternoon cruising Fairmont’s lakes sound appealing, or would you enjoy riding in a Fairmont fire... more »»

Spring play goes ‘Wild Pink’

March 15, 2014 SHERBURN — “This is the first night they’ve practiced with the dresses and wigs on,” observed Biny Claussen as she directed three Martin County West boys dressed in drag to be more ladylike — in the... more »»

Prairieland gets 10-year waste plan

March 15, 2014 TRUMAN — A representative of Region 9 presented a 10-year solid waste management plan to the Prairieland board of directors on Friday. more »»

Fairmont loses friend in Dairy Freeze owner

March 14, 2014 FAIRMONT — The woman behind one of Fairmont’s favorite summertime places passed away Thursday. Marcia Hanson, 61, was diagnosed with a rare but aggressive cancer last month. more »»

GHEC top official steps down

March 14, 2014 GRANADA — Dr. Steven Heyd, who has served as principal and superintendent at Granada-Huntley-East Chain, submitted his resignation to the school board Thursday. more »»

City crews fill days tackling potholes

March 13, 2014 FAIRMONT — The persistent freezing cold weather over this winter wasn’t welcome by most, but it did help in one regard: Fewer potholes developed in Fairmont than past years, according to city staff. more »»

Ringsted to host bicycle tour

March 13, 2014 RINGSTED — The Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa has announced its route for 2014.?It includes nearby venues, including Ringsted and Bancroft. more »»

Fairmont, teachers reach deal

March 12, 2014 FAIRMONT — The Fairmont School Board approved a two-year contract with teachers Tuesday, with the deal covering 2013-15. more »»

Local RadioShack seems safe

March 12, 2014 FAIRMONT — No locations have been identified yet by RadioShack, a week after the company announced it would close up to 1,100 sites, or 20 percent of its 5,200 U.S. stores. more »»

Council, Purvis meet privately

March 12, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth City Council held a closed session this week to hear from police officer Todd Purvis and his union representative, Kevin Hinrichs. more »»

Rental ordinance begs question

March 11, 2014 FAIRMONT — There are two sides to every story, and when it comes to Fairmont’s proposed rental ordinance, the two sides are primarily comprised of landlords and a grassroots citizens group called... more »»

Albion Avenue worked scheduled

March 11, 2014 FAIRMONT — The city of Fairmont is taking on fewer street improvements this year, but the effect will be felt by businesses, consumers and resident. more »»

The Arc reaches out to families

March 10, 2014 FAIRMONT — Since The Arc formed 60 years ago as a group of Minnesota parents of children with disabilities, the organization has almost come full circle. more »»

Clergy explain significance of Lenten season

March 10, 2014 FAIRMONT — The timing of Easter has a basis in ancient times and is tied to the Jewish custom of Passover, said local clergymen. more »»

Welding sparks girls’ interest

March 8, 2014 FAIRMONT — Six Fairmont Junior/Senior High School girls have fused into the male-dominant welding class this year. more »»

Deep frost may boost flooding

March 8, 2014 FAIRMONT — As residents await warmer temperatures, they may want to pick up the snow shovel one last time. more »»

Lakeview director leaves post

March 7, 2014 FAIRMONT — Lakeview United Methodist Health Services announced Thursday that its longtime executive director, Bob Lake, and a second unnamed employee have “left to pursue other opportunities. more »»

'Battle of the Books' at hand

March 7, 2014 BLUE EARTH — An intellectual clash will take place Tuesday at Blue Earth Area Middle School. Battle of the Books begins at 3:30 p.m. more »»

Mom sees option in medical marijuana

March 6, 2014 FAIRMONT — Proposed legislation to legalize medicinal marijuana has one local woman watching closely. more »»

Local deans educate, enforce rules

March 6, 2014 FAIRMONT — They each carry a lofty title you’d expect to find on a college campus, but for Andy Traetow and Alex Schmidt being a dean of students simply means doing everything in their power to... more »»



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