FOOD PACK-PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, there is an increasing awareness of hunger in the United States and worldwide; and, WHEREAS, there are more than 821 million people around the world who do not have enough food to eat and one in every 9 people on our planet go to bed hungry every night; and, WHEREAS, 24,000 people die every day from hunger related causes; and every 10 seconds a child dies because of hunger-related causes; and, WHEREAS, 16% of American households struggle to put food on the table; and, WHEREAS, visits to food shelves in Minnesota have reached a record high of [...]
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The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) honoredMinnesota District 23 State Sen. Julie Rosen with its 2018 Public Achievement Award, which recognizes a public official or a private citizen who has performed extraordinary service in health care policy. The award was presented at MHA’s 2019 Winter Trustee Conference. During her 16 years of service in the Minnesota Senate, Rosen has authored hundreds of bills addressing health care issues. She spearheaded Minnesota’s telemedicine legislation, enhancing access by requiring parity for services and payment regardless of whether health care services are provided on site or via telemedicine. With Rosen’s leadership, Minnesota has made [...]
Fairmont Area Schools Superintendent Joe Brown on Tuesday told the school board he has been receiving many questions from parents and staff regarding snowmakeup days. He explained that state law requires 165 days of instruction, as well as so many hours of instruction at the elementary and high schools. “Our current calendar already exceeds the number of hours that are required,” Brown noted. He said teachers are under contract for 184 days so they will put in all of their days. At this point, he does not believe students will have to make up any days, but there are [...]
The Fairmont City Council took no official action Monday to regulate outdoor music in the city, leaving in place the existing agreement with businesses to end the music at 11:30 p.m. .At the council’s July 23 meeting, City Administrator Mike Humpal read a letter from a citizen who lived near the Channel Inn and was upset about its outdoor music. A month later, Humpal offered to research how and if other communities handle the issue and report back to the council in mid winter. He offered three recommendations for the council to consider: 1) Continue with the current ordinance, staying flexible [...]
BOYS BASKETBALL Alden-Conger 61, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 45 Belle Plaine 72, New Ulm 53 Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 73, Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop 46 Fulda 77, Edgerton 50 Jackson County Central 72, Spirit Lake, Iowa 71, 2OT Madelia 49, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 36 Marshall 71, Redwood Valley 52 Martin County West 61, Nicollet 57 Minneota 90, Adrian 44 Mountain Lake Area 103, Windom 76 Murray County Central 71, Red Rock Central 69 Southwest Minnesota Christian 74, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 71 St. Peter 70, Sibley East 39 GIRLS BASKETBALL ST.PETER 53, B E A 49 Ellsworth 50, Adrian 47 Jordan 71, Sibley East 40 Kasson-Mantorville 65, Austin [...]
FRIDAY WRESTLING BIG SOUTH DUAL MEET CHAMPIONSHIP FAIRMONT/M C W 44, MARSHALL 18 GIRLS HOCKEY SECTION 3A QUARTERFINALS MARSHALL 3, FAIRMONT 2 OT BOYS HOCKEY WASECA 13, FAIRMONT AREA 4 BOYS BASKETBALL M C W 72, L C W M 50 ST.PETER 64, B E A 39 NORTH UNION 51, WEST BEND -MALLARD 41 GIRLS BASKETBALL VALLEY SHOWCASE CLEVELAND 84 GHEC/TRUMAN/ML 63 SATURDAY GIRLS GYMNASTICS BIG SOUTH TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP Worthington 141.875; 2. New Ulm 138.8; 3. Jackson County Central 137.675; 4. Martin County Area 136.225. GIRLS BASKETBALL FAIRMONT 65, ST.JAMES 38 B E A 61, MAPLE RIVER 31 VALLEY [...]
THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 5 PM. THE BOARD WILL RECOGNIZE SCHOOL BOARD WEEK,APPROVE BIDS FOR PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SEATING, ACT ON POLICIES AND APPROVE SOME PERSONNEL ITEMS INCLUDING THE RETIREMENT OF FAIRMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL JIM DAVISON AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!
THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY AT 5 PM. THE COUNCIL WILL UPDATE THOUGHTS ON OUTDOOR MUSIC IN the CITY, WILL SET DATES FOR SEVERAL ORDINANCE AMENDMENTSAND INTRODUCTION AND PRESENTION OF THE 2019 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PRELIMINARY REPORT. PROCLAMATIONS FOR SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION WEEK AND THE KIDS AGAINST HUNGER DAY WILL BE PRESENTED AT MONDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!
THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD TUESDAY SET A MEETING DATE OF JUNE 18TH THIS YEAR BEGINNING AT 6:30 PM FOR THE COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION TO BE HELD AT THE COMMISSIONERS MEETING ROOM, FIRST FLOOR OF THE MARTIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE. COMMISSIONERS APPROVED THE 2019 PAY EQUITY REPORT AS SUBMITTED TO THE MINNESOTA PAY EQUITY OFFICE. THE BOARD ALSO APPROVED OFFERING MANYASKA TOWNSHIP THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASSIGN CD #29 AND JD #367 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS TO A PARCEL FOR REPAYMENT OVER AN 18 YEAR PERIOD, WHICH INCLUDES OPTION TO PREPAY THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROJECT. [...]