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Murphy honored with ‘Chair of the Board’ award

February 27, 2014 FAIRMONT — Ed Murphy was an “easy choice” for the 2013 Chair of the Board award, said Traci Lardy, who previously served in that capacity for the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce. more »»

Deadline approaching to remove ice houses

February 27, 2014 FAIRMONT — Fishing enthusiasts must remove their ice houses soon or face losing the shelter, said Eric Schettler, Fairmont conservation officer for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. more »»

WWII veteran receives diploma

February 26, 2014 FAIRMONT — In December 1944, gas was 61 cents a gallon. Bread was 9 cents a loaf. Minimum wage was 30 cents. more »»

Astronaut, former Sherburn resident, dies

February 26, 2014 SHERBURN — The former astronaut with ties to Sherburn, Dale Gardner, passed away suddenly last week in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the age of 65. Gardner was born Nov. more »»

Businesses want sales tax relief

February 25, 2014 FAIRMONT — As the Minnesota legislative session begins today, business owners are watching closely. With a $1. more »»

‘Cowboy Orchestra’ to return

February 25, 2014 FAIRMONT — The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra are getting better acquainted with Fairmont. more »»

Conklin to be arraigned March 17

February 25, 2014 BLUE EARTH — An arraignment hearing has been set for Joseph Dean Conklin, 47, of Winnebago, who is facing an attempted murder charge following an incident that occurred Feb. 6. more »»

‘Ugly Duckling’ to light up Opera House stage

February 24, 2014 FAIRMONT — “Absolutely incredible,” raved Rolling Stone magazine about the creations Lightwire Theater brings to life on stage. On Sunday, for a 3 p.m. more »»

Gunther predicts sales tax repeal

February 24, 2014 FAIRMONT — State Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, believes lawmakers will repeal a set of sales taxes on business services in the upcoming legislative session. Gov. more »»

School social workers take on absenteeism

February 22, 2014 FAIRMONT — As the only two social workers at Fairmont Area Schools, Amy Becker and Michelle Thompson fill many different roles. “We have to be pretty versatile,” Thompson said. more »»

Baywood touts in-home care

February 22, 2014 SHERBURN — Baywood Home Care is trying to get the word out: Long-term care at home is an option. more »»

Assistance may mean adjustments

February 22, 2014 FAIRMONT — It is possible for the elderly to continue living at home, with the assistance of long-term, live-in help provided by agencies like Baywood Home Care. But change is inevitable. more »»

Faribault Co. issues warning

February 22, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Most people don’t think much about the ditches along roads, and even less about the right of way included in those ditches. more »»

Survivors form support group

February 21, 2014 FAIRMONT — Larissa Hillmer of Northrop and Steph Johnson of Fairmont were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. While they didn’t know each other, the disease brought them together. more »»

Day care recovers after flooding

February 20, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Lynn Anderson got a shock when she opened the Little Giants day care at 9 a.m. Feb. 1. “I came in to open up for open gym,” Anderson said. “I came in to water coming down the hallway. more »»

Emergency manager hire on hold

February 19, 2014 FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners have put on hold the hiring of a full-time emergency manager. Commissioners approved searching for an emergency manager in October. more »»

City agrees to 52-foot width

February 19, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Reversing an earlier decision, Blue Earth City Council on Tuesday opted to keep Second Street at its current width. On Feb. 3, the council approved widening the street. more »»

Sylvan Learning Center opens in Fairmont

February 18, 2014 FAIRMONT — Brent Burns summed up his business in five words: “We help kids do better. more »»

'Toni Stone' to visit library

February 18, 2014 WINNEBAGO — What was it like to be a woman playing on men’s baseball teams in the 1940s and 1950s? Toni Stone was an early pioneer playing professional baseball in the Negro Leagues, according to th... more »»

History Players offer way to learn

February 18, 2014 WINNEBAGO — Toni Stone is one of the latest people from Minnesota’s history brought to life, says Wendy Jones, director of education for the Minnesota History Center. more »»



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