The 21st Annual Blue Ribbon Pork Cookoff The 21st Annual Blue Ribbon Pork Cookoff took place Wednesday evening at the Martin County Fair in Fairmont, with eight area restaurants competing. This year, the top three winners were the same in both the people’s choice and connoisseur division. For the fifth consecutive year, Seth and Greta Lintelman of Cup N’ Saucer in Sherburn took first, this time with a milk braised pork dish. Taking second was Jessie’s Smokehouse of Fairmont, which offered a pork mac and cheese. Finishing third with a white bean pork chilli was Blazer Bar of Fairmont. [...]
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THE FAIRMONT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS CHOSEN A NEW PRESIDENT. HE IS NED KOPPEN-LONG TIME FAIRMONT RESIDENT. NED OFFICIALLY WILL TAKE OVER AS HEAD OF THE LOCAL CHAMBER ON MONDAY AUGUST 27TH ACCORDING TO CHAMBER BOARD SPOKESPERSON KARI ALLEN.
TUESDAY AUGUST 14TH IS PRIMARY ELECTION DAY IN MINNESOTA. ONE LOCAL RACE FEATURES THREE CANDIDATES FOR THE 4TH COMMISSIONER DISTRICT IN MARTIN COUNTY. CANDIDATES INCLUDE DAN SCHMIDTKE, RICHARD KOONS AND NEAL POTTHOFF. THE TOP TWO VOTE GETTERS ADVANCE TO THE GENERAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER. OTHER RACES ARE FOR TWO U.S. SENATE SEATS FROM MINNESOTA AND THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SEAT FOR THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. GOVERNOR AND MINNESOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL SEATS ALSO HAVE PRIMARIES THIS TUESDAY ACROSS MINNESOTA AND IN MARTIN COUNTY.
MINNESOTA'S OTHER BIG FAIR- THE MARTIN COUNTY FAIR WEEK IS HERE. MONDAY AUGUST 13 IS ENTRY DAY. THE FAIR BEGINS FOR REAL TUESDAY AT THE MARTIN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, FAIRMONT AND RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY. FAIR FEATURES INCLUDE LIVESTOCK AND COMMERCIAL EXHIBITS, FAIR FOOD AND FUN WITH THE MIDWAY CARNIVAL AND A WIDE VARIETY OF MUSICAL SHOWS TO KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED. NEW THIS YEAR IS THE GREAT LAKES TIMBER SHOW OFFERING SEVERAL PERFORMANCES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. SEE YOU THIS WEEK AT THE MARTIN COUNTY FAIR.
THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL FOR REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION ENDORSED CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR STOPPED IN FAIRMONT THIS WEEK. WE ASKED HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES TARGETING FORMER GOVERNOR TIM PAWLENTY INSTEAD OF HIM. JEFF JOHNSON SAID HE WAS OK WITH THAT EVEN THOUGH HIS OPPONENT IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY NEXT WEEK HAS THE BIG DONORS.. JEFF JOHNSON TRIED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO DEFEAT GOVERNOR DAYTON FOUR YEARS AGO AND SAID THIS YEAR THERE IS A DIFFERENT POLITICAL CLIMATE. JEFF JOHNSON- IS THE G O P ENDORSED CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR IN THIS COMING TUESDAY'S STATE PRIMARY ELECTION.
The Oakland Athletics have acquired closer Fernando Rodney from the Minnesota Twins. The A's sent minor league right-hander Dakota Chalmers to Minnesota to complete the deal that adds more depth to Oakland's stellar bullpen. Michael Brantley's ninth-inning single has given the Cleveland Indians a 5-4 win over Minnesota. This is Cleveland's second straight walk-off victory against the Twins. Brantley grounded a 2-1 pitch off Addison Reed (1-6) past a diving Miguel Sano at first base to score Greg Allen. A day earlier, Francisco Lindor's three-run homer in the ninth sent Cleveland to a 5-2 victory. The Minnesota Vikings say left [...]
THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD TUESDAY HEARD FROM MICHELLE LARSEN, YOUTH INTERVENTION/PREVENTION PROGRAM COORDINATOR. SHE INVITED COMMISSIONERS TO THE MARTIN COUNTY TEEN COURT CELEBRATION OF 20 YEARS OF OPERATION IN MARTIN COUNTY WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE THIS FRIDAY FROM 2-4 PM -WITH A SHORT PROGRAM AT 3 PM- IN THE SECOND FLOOR COURTROOM-SECURITY BUILDING. THE BOARD HEARD ABOUT TELECOMMUNICATION TOWERS CONCERNS FROM SOME COUNTY RESIDENTS. MARTIN COUNTY HIGHWAY ENGINEER KEVIN PEYMAN PROVIDED THE BOARD WITH THE 2019 PROPOSED ROAD AND BRIDGE BUDGET REQUEST OF $9,104,383, WITH A ROAD AND BRIDGE LEVY REQUEST OF $2,398,100. THAT A REQUESTED LEVY DECREASE OF $90,111 [...]
THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 9 AM. THE BOARD WILL BE UPDATED ON SEVERAL TOPICS, CONSIDER LICENSES AND PERMITS AND BOARD APPOINTMENTS, REVIEW OF HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT BUDGET REQUEST AND UPDATE. THEY WILL ALSO CONSIDER VITAL RECORDS SCANNING PROJECT, COMPENSATION PLAN STUDY, WEED CONTROL MAINTENANCE AND THE FIRST PRELIMINARY BUDGET WORKSHOP AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE MARTIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE.