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Assessor fights for safety measure

February 5, 2014 FAIRMONT — Martin County Assessor Dan Whitman approached Martin County commissioners Tuesday to request that the board reconsider a request for a bulletproof glass window. During their Jan. more »»

Local store still feels scrappy

February 5, 2014 FAIRMONT — News of the closure of scrapbooking mecca Archivers has stirred up concern for locally owned Picture This, Scrap That of Fairmont. more »»

County weighs in on Blue Earth street project

February 5, 2014 BLUE?EARTH — Blue Earth City Administrator Kathy Bailey talked to Faribault County commissioners on Tuesday about a proposed construction project on Second Street, just north of the courthous. more »»

Blue Earth plans to widen Second Street

February 4, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth City Council has set a public hearing for 5 p.m. March 3 to discuss a $2 million construction project on Second Street, on the north side of the Faribault County Courthouse. more »»

‘Tribute’ set for Saturday

February 4, 2014 FAIRMONT — Luis Castillo was a young teen when he first impersonated Michael Jackson in front of an audienc. more »»

Local entrepreneur dies at 71

February 3, 2014 SHERBURN — Harold Schweiss had a sense of humor and an inventive mind, and he was always looking for a better way to make things work, his family said following the death of the local entrepreneur. more »»

Highway 15 upgrade slated

February 1, 2014 FAIRMONT — Highway 15 north of Fairmont will undergo a month-long resurfacing project this summer. more »»

School to add all-day kindergarten

February 1, 2014 SHERBURN — Martin County West will begin all-day kindergarten classes next school year. more »»

Kiwanis has plans to help youth

January 31, 2014 FAIRMONT — Fairmont Early Risers Kiwanis recently obtained tax-exempt status. In doing so, it also created a fund to help area youth organizations for years to come. more »»

Antique shop opens in mall

January 30, 2014 FAIRMONT — Back in Time Treasures isn’t the kind of business venture that develops overnight. more »»

School honors its principal

January 30, 2014 FAIRMONT — St. John Vianney students kicked off Catholic Schools Week with their 10th annual dinner dance Saturday night. more »»

Fairmont could add school days

January 29, 2014 FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area School Board took action Tuesday that would eliminate three days off for students — maybe. more »»

Actor paying his dues, building his dream

January 29, 2014 FAIRMONT — Josh Vetter’s acting career has come a long way since his first foray on a local stage in 2000. “It was [Fairmont] Children’s Theatre, the summer after fourth grade,” he recalled. more »»

Seniors tout Martin Luther High

January 29, 2014 NORTHROP — Spend any time with the 18 students who comprise the Martin Luther High School class of 2014 and you’ll probably be impressed. There’s no cockiness. They take their studies seriously. more »»

Couple loses everything in fire

January 29, 2014 ARMSTRONG — A couple living in Maple Hill, west of Armstrong, lost everything in a house fire last weekend. more »»

Rental rules stir debate

January 28, 2014 FAIRMONT — City Hall was packed Monday night with people for and against a proposed rental ordinance. The forum precedes another public hearing on the ordinance slated for Feb. more »»

Sewing party set for Sunday

January 28, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Sunday will be special at Michele’s Sewing in Blue Earth, but not because of the big game. “A good, feel-good day,” said Michele Hard, who owns the sewing and vacuum store. more »»

N. Union selects Berninghaus

January 28, 2014 ARMSTRONG — After nearly two hours in closed session Monday, the North Union School Board voted to offer a contract to interim Superintendent Matt Berninghaus. more »»

Ortman aims to replace Franken

January 27, 2014 FAIRMONT — The race to replace Al Franken is under way. Among those with high hopes of doing so is Republican state Sen. Julianne Ortman of Chanhassen. more »»

Treasurer of the year: Award goes to Thompson

January 27, 2014 BLUE EARTH — John Thompson got a surprise when he attended the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of County Officers this month: He was named Treasurer of the Year. more »»



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