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Blizzard offered safety reminder

March 22, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Minnesotans are a tough lot and think they can plow through most anything, including nasty weather condition. more »»

Open house to focus on ag

March 21, 2014 FAIRMONT — The clothes we wear, the food we eat, the fuel we burn — all of it comes from America’s farmers and ranchers. They constitute a tiny fraction of the world’s population, but affect everyone. more »»

Blue Earth Area gets jump on day

March 21, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area High School has implemented changes recently in three areas: prom, graduation and start time. Starting time for the high school has been moved up five minutes to 8:20 a.m. more »»

Opera House seeks new members

March 20, 2014 FAIRMONT — It all adds up. The day-to-day costs of operating a historical building like Fairmont Opera House aren’t cheap, which is why its annual membership drive is so important. more »»

Fairmont adding computer shop

March 20, 2014 FAIRMONT — This week, JL Computers will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony, to be followed up next week by its grand opening, but the locally owned business isn’t entirely new. more »»

Movies return to town Friday

March 19, 2014 FAIRMONT — “Yes!! Yes!! Yes!! Can’t wait!!” wrote one enthusiastic Fairmont Theatre fan on the venue’s Facebook page. more »»

Popular park may get fixup

March 19, 2014 FAIRMONT — An attempt last year to obtain a state grant to improve Cedar-Hanson Park northwest of Trimont was unsuccessful. more »»

County OKs plan to help businesses

March 19, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners have approved a grant to help business owners repair their buildings. more »»

Koppala agrees to guilty plea

March 18, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Nine months after being arrested for allegedly touching a child inappropriately, Father Leo Charles Koppala pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony. more »»

Homeless man faces charges

March 18, 2014 FAIRMONT — A homeless man faces charges of first-degree burglary, aggravated robbery and second-degree assault after allegedly entering homes in Fairmont on Friday, and attacking one homeowner with ... more »»

Blue Earth doesn't like plan

March 18, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Public Works director Jamie Holland had a nasty surprise for the Blue Earth City Council on Monday: Costs to fix up the Public Works Building came in at double the estimates. more »»

Truman OKs boys hoops sharing

March 18, 2014 TRUMAN — A pairing agreement combining the boys basketball teams from Truman, Martin Luther and Granada-Huntley-East Chain was sanctioned by the Truman School Board on Monday. more »»

Store brings in the green for kids

March 18, 2014 FAIRMONT — The Fareway store in Fairmont got into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit on Monday to celebrate raising more than $4,000 to fight muscular dystrophy. more »»

Diagnosis brings positive change

March 17, 2014 TRUMAN — The first-grader was struggling in school, lumbering through assignments and ultimately failing tests. “Why am I working twice as hard as everybody else? I’m so stupid,” he told his mothe. more »»

Learning to understand dyslexia

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Death of orchard owner comes as shock

March 15, 2014 FAIRMONT — Eric Luetgers didn’t do anything with half a heart, whether he was growing apples, participating in the local Mason Lodge or just taking the time to have a real conversation with someo. more »»

Dinner auction coming soon

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 »»

 
 

 

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