BLOODMOBILE The American Red Cross urges the public to join its lifesaving mission by giving blood or platelets this March in celebration of Red Cross Month. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urgently needed to help ensure blood is available for patients this spring. Every day, thousands of patients depend on blood donations to help save their lives – patients like Heath Cornford who spent his first 217 days of life in the hospital. Born in February 2018 with an abnormal narrowing of the heart, Heath has undergone many complex surgeries – including a heart transplant – and [...]
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THE CITY OF FAIRMONT WILL BE CONDUCTING A PUBLIC HEARING THUR. FEB. 27 FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE CITY'S UPCOMING GRANT APPLICATION TO THE SMALL CITIES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (SCDP) AND DESIGNATION OF A TARGETED AREA OF THE DOWNTOWN AS A SLUM AND BLIGHT DISTRICT. THE S C D P PROGRAM IS OFFERED TO SMALL RURAL COMMUNITIES THROUGTHOUT THE STATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FUNDING FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS, COMMERCIAL REHABILITATION AND HOUSING REHABILITATION FOR LOW AND MODERATE-INCOME INDIVIDUALS. THE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE AT FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS ON THURSDAY AT 5:30 PM, AND [...]
THE FAIRMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ON MONDAY APPROVED A CHILD CARE LOAN PROGRAM. ACCORDING TO LINSEY PREUSS, FAIRMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, THIS 0% LOAN IS AVAILABLE TO CHILD CARE PROVIDERS LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF FAIRMONT. LOANS WILL BE CONSIDERED UP TO $1,000 PER APPLICANT . THE BUSINESS MUST PROVIDE FULL TIME CHILD CARE SERVICES AND PRIMARY CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO PROJECTS WHICH WILL CREATE NEW CHILD CARE SLOTS. USE OF FUNDS COULD BE FOR HOME MAINTENANCE RELATING TO PROVIDING CHILD CARE , EQUIPMENT OR CODE WORK ACCORDING TO PRUESS. F E D A APPROVED A SPONSORSHIP COST OF [...]
Fairmont City Council heard from representatives Jennifer McCoy and Aaron Warford of Bolton & Menk on Monday, with discussion centering on the future of the Downtown Plaza/Blue Earth Avenue intersection. With a focus on the utilization of a mini-roundabout and reducing traffic lanes, McCoy said switching from four lanes to three has been proven across the nation to improve the safety of traffic corridors. Warford reminded the council that roundabouts force traffic to slow down, which is their primary safety feature. Councilman Randy Lubenow raised constituent concerns about pedestrian safety. Councilman Bruce Peters said that in talking with Fairmont public works [...]
GIRLS BASKETBALL SECTION 2 AA SOUTH SUBSECTION QUARTERFINALS FAIRMONT 72, MAPLE RIVER 64 WASECA 66, J W P 24 MEDFORD 71, B E A 51 L C W M 58, N R H E G 46 - SECTION 2A SOUTH SUBSECTION QUARTERFINALS GHEC /TRUMAN/ML 40, ST.CLAIR 38 SPRINGFIELD 82, NICOLLET/MANKATO LOYOLA 62 MT.LAKE AREA /COMFREY 47, M C W 28 W E M 63, U S C 27 - BOYS BASKETBALL FAIRMONT 75, TRI CITY UNITED 37
WRESTLING SECTION 3 AA INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT MARTIN COUNTY RED BULLS QUALIFY 9 FOR STATE INDIVIDUAL MEET No. 5-ranked 106-pounder Jesse Potts, No. 2-ranked 126-pounder Jaxson Rohman, No. 7-ranked 132-pounder Blake Jagodzinske, No. 2-ranked 138-pounder Connor Simmonds, 145-pounder Cale Steuber, No. 2-ranked 152-pounder Payton Anderson, No. 6-ranked 160-pounder Miles Fitzgerald, No. 7-ranked 170-pounder Nathan Simmonds and No. 6-ranked 195-pounder Jacob Rahn will all continue their state weekend during the individual tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. THE RED BULLS AS A TEAM EARLIER QUALIFIED FOR THE TEAM COMPETITION THIS THURSDAY. - GYMNASTICS CLASS A STATE INDIVIDUAL MEET SABRINA SEGAR [...]
THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD WILL MEET TUESDAY AT 5 P.M. THE BOARD WILL HEAR A BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS UPDATE, ACT ON SOME PERSONNEL ISSUES AND ACCEPT DONATIONS AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.
THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY AT 5:30 PM THE 2019 POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT WILL BE PRESENTED, DISCUSSION REGARDING THE DOWNTOWN PLAZA INTERSECTION , ACTION ON THE LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX AND A REQUEST FOR INTERLAKEN HERITAGE DAYS FESTIVAL FUNDING WILL ALL BE A PART OF THE MEETING MONDAY AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.
Minneapolis Federal Reserve chief Neel Kashkari and former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page visited Fairmont High School on Thursday to put forth a plan to shrink the states acheivement gap to state officials and offer their solution. It is a proposed state constitutional amendment they believe will create the pressure to make state lawmakers, the governor and the courts ensure that every child receives a quality education. The proposed amendment reads: “All children have a fundamental right to a quality public education that fully prepares them with the skills necessary for participation in the economy, our democracy, and society, as [...]
BOYS HOCKEY SECTION 3A QUARTERFINALS HUTCHINSON 10 FAIRMONT AREA 0 GIRLS BASKETBALL ALBERT LEA 56 FAIRMONT 54 M V L 56 M C W 42 BOYS BASKETBALL REDWOOD VALLEY 74 FAIRMONT 59 J C C 76 M C W 59 ST.JAMES 69 TRUMAN/ML/GHEC 56 B E A 72 N R H E G 47