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HUMPAL-PAID LEAVE

2019-10-15T11:30:06+00:00

After a lengthy closed session following the regular meeting Monday night it was revealed that Fairmont City Administrator Mike Humpal is on paid administrative leave, effective today, and Troy Nemmers, city engineer/public works director, has been named city administrator on an interim basis.The council voted 3-2 to place Humpal on paid leave “indefinitely.” No reason was given for the action, and there was no discussion afterward. At the beginning of Monday’s council meeting, a vote to approve the agenda resulted in the council’s familiar 3-2 split, with Peters and Hasek wanting the closed session evaluation removed, saying they had not [...]

HUMPAL-PAID LEAVE2019-10-15T11:30:06+00:00

HOUSING TAX ABATEMENT

2019-10-15T11:26:33+00:00

A tax abatement program to spark construction of multi-family housing failed to win approval from the Fairmont City Council on Monday. Linsey Preuss, Fairmont’s economic development coordinator, told the council that Fairmont has a “very low” 2 percent vacancy rate for rental housing, which can make it difficult for area businesses to secure an adequate work force. The proposed program would aim to spur development of more housing options, with the abatement for 10 years of real estate tax increases resulting from the new multi-family housing built in the city limits. The program already has received unanimous support from the [...]

HOUSING TAX ABATEMENT2019-10-15T11:26:33+00:00

MONDAY SCOREBOARD

2019-10-15T11:23:08+00:00

VOLLEYBALL J C C DEF. M C W 25-19 ,25-18 ,25-19 B E A DEF. L C W M 25-20 25-20 25-20 N H L WILD 2 SENATORS 0 N F L PACKERS 23 LIONS 22 BASEBALL N L C S NATIONALS 8 CARDINALS 1 (NATS LEAD SERIES 3-0) Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!

MONDAY SCOREBOARD2019-10-15T11:23:08+00:00

PHEASANT OPENER – FAIRMONT

2019-10-14T11:35:43+00:00

Fairmont has been selected to host the 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. Governor Tim Walz made the announcement Friday night during the 2019 Pheasant Opener banquet in Austin. Visit Fairmont, the local convention and visitors bureau, submitted the application to host the 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Opener. Fairmont was selected through an application process that considered available hunting land, event facilities, travel recreation opportunities and community support. The 2020 event, scheduled for Oct. 9-10, will be the tenth annual Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. Explore Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will assist local partners in planning the event. [...]

PHEASANT OPENER – FAIRMONT2019-10-14T11:35:43+00:00

WEEKEND SCOREBOARD

2019-10-14T11:29:09+00:00

SOCCER GIRLS SECTION 2 A QUARTERFINALS FAIRMONT 2 HOLY FAMILY 1 OT FAIRMONT PLAYS AT ST. PETER TUESDAY NIGHT IN SEMIFINALS AT 7 PM BOYS SECTION 2 A QUARTERFINALS MANKATO WEST 6 FAIRMONT 0 Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!

WEEKEND SCOREBOARD2019-10-14T11:29:09+00:00

Friday Scoreboard

2019-10-13T01:05:46+00:00

Minnesota High School Football   Fairmont 34, Norwood-Young America 0 Martin County West 49, LeSueur-Henderson 6 Nicollet 46, GHEC-Truman 14 Belle Plaine 42, Tri-City United 0 Blue Earth Area 45, St. James Area 6 Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 30, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 0 Hills-Beaver Creek 42, Red Rock Central 6 Houston 38, Madelia 28 Jackson County Central 36, Pipestone 6 Jordan 39, Worthington 12 Luverne 27, Sibley East 15 Maple River 32, G-F-W 20 Marshall 27, Waseca 8 Mountain Lake Area 62, HLOF 20 New Prague 32, Albert Lea 6 Owatonna 44, Mankato East 0 Redwood Valley 40, Windom 0 St. Peter 22, New [...]

Friday Scoreboard2019-10-13T01:05:46+00:00

THURSDAY SCOREBOARD

2019-10-11T11:47:46+00:00

BOYS SOCCER SECTION 2A QUARTERFINALS FAIRMONT 2 MARSHALL 1 OT FAIRMONT PLAYS MANKATO WEST AT CASWELL PARK SATURDAY AT 2:30 PM VOLLEYBALL J C C DEF. FAIRMONT 25-11, 25-13, 25-11 WASECA DEF. B E A 25-15, 25-19, 25-15, BELMOND-KLEMME DEF. NORTH UNION 21-25, 13-25, 25-20, 25-21, 15-13 FOOTBALL U S C 12 ST.CLAIR LOYOLA 0 Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!

THURSDAY SCOREBOARD2019-10-11T11:47:46+00:00

SUPREME COURT-FAIRMONT

2019-10-10T11:46:35+00:00

The Minnesota Supreme Court held a traveling oral argument in front of students at Fairmont High School on Wednesday. Fairmont students in grades 9-12 attended, along with students from Martin County West, Truman, Martin Luther, Granada-Huntley-East Chain, Redwood Falls and from Blue Earth Area’s law class. The event took place in the Performing Arts Center at Fairmont High School. Students were then given the opportunity to ask questions. Chief Justice Lori Gildea said she enjoys these trips to schools in outstate Minnesota. She said students asked very good questions afterward and it was very inspiring. The justices were given a [...]

SUPREME COURT-FAIRMONT2019-10-10T11:46:35+00:00

CAPITAL INVESTMENT-MARTIN COUNTY

2019-10-10T11:38:52+00:00

For a little over 20 years, Martin County has been dealing with with an outdated jail building and limited courthouse space. On Wednesday, state Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, and members of the Minnesota House of Representatives Capital Investment Committee were able to see the problems firsthand, as part of a tour of southwestern Minnesota. Martin County is asking the state for $20 million in 2020 to help with construction of a new justice center. Sheriff Jeff Markquart, Chief Deputy Corey Klanderud and county commissioners led a tour of the jail and courthouse for the committee. Capital Investment Committee Chair Mary [...]

CAPITAL INVESTMENT-MARTIN COUNTY2019-10-10T11:38:52+00:00

WEDNESDAY SCOREBOARD

2019-10-10T11:34:11+00:00

GIRLS TENNIS SECTION 3A MEET Singles Bracket Semifinals: Vanessa Barkosky (Maple River) def. Briana Joseph (Fairmont) 6-0, 6-2. Claire Nemmers (Fairmont) def. Luci Kulseth (St. James Area) 1-6, 6-4, 7-5. Championship: Barkosky def. Nemmers, 6-1, 6-1. True 2nd: Nemmers def. Joseph, 6-1, 6-0. 3rd Place: Joseph def. Kulseth, 6-2, 6-3. Fairmont's Claire Nemmers advances to State Tennis Meet Doubles Bracket Semifinals: Te’a Armstrong-Arika Howard (Blue Earth Area) def. Abby Bruegger-Olivia Pfeffer (Maple River) 6-2, 6-2. Ellie Becker-Jaelyn Haler (St. James Area) def. McKenna Dutton-Macie Stevermer (Blue Earth Area) 6-4, 6-1. Championship: Armstrong-A. Howard def. Becker-Haler, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. True 2nd: [...]

WEDNESDAY SCOREBOARD2019-10-10T11:34:11+00:00