to. Fairmont Municipal Airport is fifth stop for 43rd Annual Air Race Classic The Air Race Classic (ARC), the all-women cross-country airplane race, will be coming to Fairmont on Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20. Forty-nine airplanes will execute high-speed flybys over a timing line at Fairmont Municipal Airport as teams race the clock on a four-day, 2,538 mile course from Jackson, Tennessee, to Welland, Ontario. Racers may land before going on to Wausau, Wisconsin, and may stay overnight. Many racers take off for the timing line at 6:30 a.m., weather permitting. Teams decide where to remain overnight [...]
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THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 4:30 PM. THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A REQUEST FOR REHABILITATION LOAN FUNDING FOR HOUSING REHAB, APPROVAL OF REVISED JOB DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE COMPENSATION STUDY AND A BUDGET ALLOCATION REQUEST FROM THE SOUTHERN MINNESOTA TOURISM ASSOCIATION. COMMISSIONERS CONSIDER TRANSFERRING THE PAYROLL FUNCTION TO THE COORDINATORS OFFICE, HAVE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE NORTHROP FIRE WITH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR ABIGAIL NESBIT AT TUESDAY'S 4:30 MEETING AT THE MARTIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE. BOARD OF EQUALIZATION THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION AND APPEALS BOARD WILL HAVE THEIR MEETING AT 6:30 PM TUESDAY AT THE COURTHOUSE. THIS [...]
Scalp Cooling Therapy, a treatment shown to greatly reduce hair loss for many chemotherapy patients, is now available at Mayo Clinic Health System Cancer Centers in Mankato and New Prague. The treatment will be available in Fairmont when the Lutz Cancer Center opens this summer. Hair loss is one of the common side effects of chemotherapy, which often is prescribed to treat many forms of cancer. Losing one’s hair can greatly contribute to a patient’s stress and anxiety. However, Scalp Cooling Therapy is helping many patients keep most of their hair. “Hair loss may seem like a small price [...]
The annual Fairmont Triathlon and Duathlon will take place Friday and Saturday. A local favorite for many people, the event includes changes from previous years. One of the new things this year is moving the youth event to Friday, the day before the main event. Registration will be 4 p.m. Friday, with the youth event starting at 5:15 p.m. Otherwise people can register Saturday at Gomsrud Park, where the main event is held, or online at their convenience. Body marking and registration on Saturday begins at 6 a.m., with the Olympic event starting at 7:45 a.m. The Duathlon begins at [...]
GOLF CLASS AA STATE MEET GIRLS INDIVIDUAL Sophia Yoemans (Red Wing) 69-69-138; 2. Leah Herzog (Red Wing) 73-72-145; 3. Anna Cihak (Detroit Lakes) 75-77-152; 4. Anna Tollefson (Lacrescent-Hokah) 77-77-154; 5. (tie) Bergen Senf (Fairmont) 76-79-155, Ava Wallerich (Lake City) 77-78-155; 7. Madi McGinty (M/BBE) 78-79-157; 8. Shelby Busker (Detroit Lakes) 78-80-158; 9. Claire Orcutt (St. Clair/Loyola) 78-81-159; 10. (tie) Olivia Peterson (Marshall) 80-81-161, Emily Harste (M/BBE), Taya Kwiatkowski (Eveleth-Gilbert) 81-80-161, Jacqueline Gossen (M/BBE) 73-88-161. BOYS TEAM Holy Family Catholic 310-310-620; 2. Detroit Lakes 317-323-640; 3. Cloquet/Esko 325-316-641; 4. Red Wing 331-322-653; 5. Blue Earth Area 329-325-654; 6. Hill Murray 325-333-658; [...]
A FAIRMONT MAN FACES THREE FELONY CHARGES IN MARTIN COUNTY COURT. ACCORDING TO THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT 59 YEAR OLD KEITH MEYER FACES TWO FELONY 3RD DEGREE CHARGES FOR ALLEGED SALE OF A NARCOTIC AND POSSESSION OF 15.6 GRAMS OF METHAMPHETAMINE AND ON CHARGE OF POSSESSION OF 4 - .22 CALIBER AMMUNITION CASINGS AND FIVE KNIVES. MAX PENALTIES IF CONVICTED ON THE TWO DRUG CHARGES ARE 20 YEARS/$250,000 DOLLAR FINES EACH AND 15 YEARS/$30,000 FINE ON THE AMMO POSSESSION CHARGE. KEITH MEYER HAS THREE PREVIOUS FELONY CONVICTIONS FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE VIOLATIONS ACCORDING TO THE POLICE REPORT. A MOUNTAIN LAKE WOMAN [...]
The Fairmont Area School Board on Tuesday heard from the district’s business manager, Chris Muhvich, who went over the preliminary budget for the 2019-2020 school year. The projected ending balance for next school year is $9.96 million. The board approved the preliminary budget. Board member Dan Brookens gave a brief report on the operations committee meeting. He said the group discussed plans to seal coat and repair the parking lot at the high school this year. “We received two bids. The engineer’s estimate was approximately $109,000. The two bids we got were more than 50 percent higher, we believe [...]
GOLF STATE MEET DAY 1 GIRLS INDIVIDUAL Sophia Yoemans (Red Wing) 36-33-69; 2. (tie) Leah Herzog (Red Wing) 36-37-73 and Jacqueline Gossen (Minnewaska) 36-37-73; 4. Anna Cihak (Detroit Lakes) 35-40-75; 5. Bergen Senf (Fairmont) 38-38-76; BOYS TEAM Holy Family Catholic 310; 2. Detroit Lakes 317; 3. (tie) Hill Murray and Cloquet-Esko 325s; 5. Blue Earth Area 329; 6. Red Wing 331; 7. St. Cloud Cathedral 336; 8. Jackson County Central 345.
BLOODMOBILE Today, the American Red Cross launches the Missing Types campaign to raise awareness for lifesaving blood donations and urge the public to make an appointment to give blood this summer. During the Missing Types campaign, the letters A, B and O – the letters representing the main blood groups – are disappearing from brands, social media pages, signs and websites to illustrate the critical role blood donors play in helping patients. When the letters A, B and O vanish from everyday life, the gaps are striking. And when A, B, O and AB blood types go missing from [...]
A FAIRMONT WOMAN WAS INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A VEHICLE JUST AFTER 11 PM ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE INTERSECTION OF PARK STREET AND FIRST STREET. A CAR DRIVEN BY 20 YEAR OLD STEVE AUSTIN THOMPSON OF CEYLON ALLEGEDLY STRUCK 51 YEAR OLD KERRY ANN ZAPATA OF FAIRMONT WHILE CROSSING PARK STREET. ZAPATA INITIALLY STATED SHE DID NOT WANT MEDICAL SERVICES BUT SHE WAS EXAMINED THEN TRANSPORTED TO TO MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM-FAIRMONT BY MAYO CLINIC AMBULANCE FOR A POSSIBLE BROKEN LEG AND POSSIBLE FRACTURED PELVIS. STEVE THOMPSON WAS CITED FOR FAILING TO YIELD TO A PEDESTRIAN IN A [...]