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SCHOOL BOARD-TAX HEARING

2019-12-06T15:33:27+00:00

THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 5 PM. THE BOARD WILL HEAR AN UPDATE ON FAIRMONT COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND RECREATION,WILL ACCEPT DONATIONS AND ACT ON ATTENDANCE AT THE M S B A CONFERENCE. THE TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING WILL TAKE PLACE AT 6 PM. CHRIS MUHVICH, SCHOOL DISTRICT FINANCE DIRECTOR, WILL PRESENT THE REQUIRED TAX HEARING TO DISCUSS AND APPROVE THE 2019 PAYABLE 2020 LEVY AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!

SCHOOL BOARD-TAX HEARING2019-12-06T15:33:27+00:00

FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL

2019-12-06T15:13:51+00:00

THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL WILL MEET AT 6 PM ON MONDAY. THE TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING WILL TAKE PLACE PRIOR TO ACTION ON THE PROPOSED 2020 PROPERTY TAX LEVY AND THE BUDGET. UPDATES ON THE COST FOR TRANSCRIPTS, INTRODUCTION OF A NEW POLICE OFFICER AND PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT, COMMUNITY CENTER FUNDING COMMITMENT,AUTHORIZATION OF FUNDING FOR THE 2020 Y M C A PROPOSED BUDGET AND AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE INTERIM CITY ADMINISTRATOR WILL BE ACTED ON AT MONDAY'S 6 PM MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!! [...]

FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL2019-12-06T15:13:51+00:00

ROSEN-BUDGET SURPLUS

2019-12-06T12:46:00+00:00

The office of Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) on Thursday released their annual November Budget Forecast. The report, which details the state’s budget picture, projected a surplus of $1.62 billion for 2020-21 budget cycle. By statute, $284 million of the surplus is allocated to the budget reserve, which is now full funded at $2.36 billion. After the reserve transfer, Minnesota is left with a $1.33 billion surplus. Senate Finance Chair Julie Rosen released the following statement following the release of the state’s November budget forecast: “I’m very happy the reserve account is fully funded. This is great news for the [...]

ROSEN-BUDGET SURPLUS2019-12-06T12:46:00+00:00

KOSSUTH COUNTY SHOOTING DEATH

2019-12-05T12:40:04+00:00

A woman was fatally shot Wednesday during a bank robbery in a Kossuth County, Iowa town and a suspect is in custody, investigators said. Mitch Mortvedt of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said the suspect was detained hours after the robbery and shooting at the Security State Bank, the only bank in Lu Verne, a town of about 250 people. Mortvedt said a female employee was “just walking into the bank” when she was shot Wednesday morning. The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman as Jessica Weishaar, 43, of Algona. She was found dead on the sidewalk in [...]

KOSSUTH COUNTY SHOOTING DEATH2019-12-05T12:40:04+00:00

COMMISSIONERS

2019-12-04T16:34:11+00:00

The Martin County Board took a final look at the proposed 2020 budget at Tuesday's meeting, the final one before adopting it at the next meeting on Dec. 17. The board is now looking at a 4.91 % increase in the levy for next year that would be an $800,743.00 increase. Martin County Commissioners heard from Planning and Zoning official Pam Flitter on Tuesday during a public hearing to consider a proposed 2020 fee schedule for her department. Commissioners ultimately approved the proposal, with a minor adjustment to a proposed fee for zoning permits. The board ultimately approved the [...]

COMMISSIONERS2019-12-04T16:34:11+00:00

BLOODMOBILE

2019-12-03T16:55:01+00:00

BLOODMOBILE The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season by making an appointment to give blood. While helping to save lives is likely motivation enough, those who come out to give Nov. 18-Dec. 18 will also receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Still need reasons to fit lifesaving blood donation into busy holiday schedules? Try these three: It’s quick and easy to find a convenient blood drive. Search for drives by ZIP code and make an appointment to donate using the Red Cross [...]

BLOODMOBILE2019-12-03T16:55:01+00:00

BIG SLEEP OUT

2019-12-03T02:01:13+00:00

A group of local residents are planning Fairmont’s Big Sleep Out, a winter night spent outdoors to draw attention to the need for emergency crisis housing in the area. From 5 p.m. This Saturday Dec. 7 until 9 a.m. Sunday Dec. 8, a contingent of hardy souls will camp out without tents at Citizens Park next to Fairmont City Hall to raise funds and coordinate efforts for temporary emergency shelter. The local event will coincide with the World’s Big Sleep Out, a first-time international fundraising challenge to raise money and awareness for the issue of homelessness. International sponsors include [...]

BIG SLEEP OUT2019-12-03T02:01:13+00:00

KAMP FOR KIDS

2019-12-03T02:04:57+00:00

THE ANNUAL KSUM, SENTINEL, PHOTO PRESS KAMP FOR KIDS FOR THE SALVATION ARMY IS THIS WEEK. RED BAG PICKUP DAY IS THIS SATURDAY FOR THE NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS BEING DONATED TO THE SALVATION ARMY FOOD SHELF. NEW TOYS AND CASH DONATIONS WILL ONCE AGAIN BE ACCEPTED AS WELL. FOR MORE DETAILS LISTEN TO KSUM'S DAYBREAK PROGRAM BROADCASTING FROM THE SALVATION ARMY STORE ON DOWNTOWN PLAZA IN FAIRMONT THURSDAY DEC. 5, FRIDAY DEC. 6 AND SATURDAY DEC. 7. HELP PUT A SMILE ON THE FACE OF A CHILD THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

KAMP FOR KIDS2019-12-03T02:04:57+00:00

HEALTHY LIVING EXPO

2019-12-03T02:06:34+00:00

The public is invited to the free "Healthy Living and Wellness Expo" today, Monday, December 2, 4:00-7:00 pm, at the Five Lakes Shopping Centre, 400 South State Street, Fairmont.  Come to learn more about area services and resources to promote healthy lifestyles and wellness.  Special thanks to the Kiwanis Early Risers who graciously allowed this event to happen in conjunction with their annual Pancake Fundraiser. Sign up for the door prizes donated by exhibitors. Special features will include displays on fraud prevention, Census 2020, services for older adults, lifelong learning opportunities, wellness technology, substance abuse prevention, safe prescription storage, [...]

HEALTHY LIVING EXPO2019-12-03T02:06:34+00:00

COMMISSIONERS-TAXATION

2019-11-30T02:14:03+00:00

THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 9 AM. THE COMMISSIONERS WILL CONSIDER PROSECUTION CONTRACTS FOR THE CITIES OF TRIMONT, CEYLON, SHERBURN, WELCOME AND GRANADA,  AND REMAINING JOB CLASSIFICATION APPEALS FOR COMPENSATION STUDY. THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER ELECTED OFFICIAL SALARIES AND WILL HOLD ANOTHER BUDGET WORK SESSION AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE MARTIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE. MARTIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD THE TRUTH IN TAXATION PUBLIC HEARING AT 6 PM TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE COURTHOUSE.

COMMISSIONERS-TAXATION2019-11-30T02:14:03+00:00