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FAIRMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

2019-01-15T16:16:42+00:00

FAIRMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY MET MONDAY. THEY ELECTED OFFICERS FOR THE NEW YEAR. ANDY NOLL REMAINS AS PRESIDENT, AMY LONG WAS CHOSEN AS NEW VICE-PRESIDENT AND RICH JOHNSON REMAINS SECRETARY TREASURER. MIKE WUBBENA BECAME A NEW MEMBER, REPLACING BILL CRAWFORD WHO RETIRED AND RESIGNED HIS POSITION. THE BOARD IS NOW IN SEARCH OF A NEW MEMBER TO REPLACE WENDY VOSS WHO RESIGNED FROM HER POST DUE TO NEW EMPLOYMENT OUT OF TOWN. THE BOARD APPROVED A MOTION TO SPONSOR AN INTERN FOR THE MARTIN COUNTY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,500 DOLLARS. FUNDING IS AVAILABLE IN THE PROSPECTING [...]

FAIRMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT2019-01-15T16:16:42+00:00

COUNCIL-OPEN DISCUSSION

2019-01-15T16:18:37+00:00

The biggest discussion at Monday's Fairmont City Council meeting was about open discussion. The public will no longer be required to fill out a form requesting to speak at a Fairmont City Council meeting. The council rescinded the requirement Monday after changing the wording of the original motion. In March 2017, the council voted to require members of the public who wished to speak at the council meetings fill out a form which included their name, address, phone number and topic to be addressed and submit the form by the Wednesday prior to the council meeting. Councilman Tom Hawkins made [...]

COUNCIL-OPEN DISCUSSION2019-01-15T16:18:37+00:00

CITY COUNCIL

2019-01-11T16:47:17+00:00

THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY AT 5:30 P.M. THE COUNCIL WILL ACT ON NEW YEAR'S PROCEDURAL MATTERS, CITY FARM LEASES AND ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS. THE COUNCIL WILL HEAR PRESENTATIONS ON EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND A PROCLAMATION FOR SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK AT MONDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

CITY COUNCIL2019-01-11T16:47:17+00:00

BLOODMOBILE

2019-01-10T12:38:20+00:00

BLOODMOBILE The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month. Donating blood or platelets is a way to make a lifesaving impact in the new year for patients. The critical role of blood donors has been celebrated each January for nearly 50 years during National Blood Donor Month, which coincides with one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Busy holiday schedules, extreme winter weather and seasonal illnesses often impact donor turnout this time of year. Make [...]

BLOODMOBILE2019-01-10T12:38:20+00:00

SCHOOL BOARD

2019-01-09T17:38:36+00:00

Two new members were sworn in Tuesday at the Fairmont Area School Board meeting. They are Mari Myren and Mike Edman. Rufus Rodriquez was also sworn in after his re-election in November. An election of officers also took place. Rufus Rodriguez was chosen president, Nicole Green vice president, Dan Brookens clerk and Julie Laue treasurer. Fairmont Area Schools has received a rebate check for $152,000 following a lighting replacement project. A representative from Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency presented the check during the Fairmont School Board meeting Tuesday. Jeff DeWar of DeWar Electric, the local contractor on the project, also [...]

SCHOOL BOARD2019-01-09T17:38:36+00:00

COMMISSIONERS

2019-01-09T17:41:39+00:00

The Martin County Board Tuesday elected a Chair and Vice Chair for the New Year: Kathy Smith was chosen as the new chairman and Steve Flohrs as vice chair. All those county officials elected in November were sworn in at the meeting and new Fourth District Commissioner Richard Koons was introduced. In their first meeting of the new year commissioners unanimously approved a 10-year tax abatement for Great Plains Transportation on Tuesday. The business, located at the Arthur Andrews building on North State Street in Fairmont, is looking at an expansion of 12,000 square feet. The abatement for the county’s [...]

COMMISSIONERS2019-01-09T17:41:39+00:00

SCHOOL BOARD

2019-01-07T14:59:57+00:00

The Fairmont Area School Board meets Tuesday at 5 pm. The board will have the oath of office for newly elected board members and then will have election of officers. Presentations on city rebates and an update on buildings and grounds improvement will be given, school board committee assignments and hockey fees will be acted on at Tuesday's meeting at the Fairmont City Hall council chambers. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!

SCHOOL BOARD2019-01-07T14:59:57+00:00

COMMISSIONERS

2019-01-07T15:03:10+00:00

THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD HAS THEIR FIRST MEETING OF THE NEW YEAR ON TUESDAY AT 9 A.M. THE OATH OF OFFICE WILL GIVEN FOR NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS AND THE BOARD WILL SELECT A CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR FOR 2019. COMMISSIONERS WILL ACT ON SEVERAL FIRST OF YEAR PROCEDURAL MATTERS AS WELL AS HEAR A PRESENTATION OF PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT ACTIVITY FOR 2018 AND WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING FOR CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENTS FOR ARTHUR ANDREWS PROPERTIES, L L C PROJECT AT 10 AM.

COMMISSIONERS2019-01-07T15:03:10+00:00

CRIMINAL VEHICULAR HOMICIDE

2018-12-31T14:03:58+00:00

A FAIRMONT MAN FACES 4 CRIMINAL VEHICULAR HOMICIDE CHARGES IN MARTIN COUNTY COURT. 28 YEAR OLD TYLER RICHARD BYERS FACES THOSE FOUR COUNTS AFTER A FATAL ONE VEHICLE CRASH IN ROLLING GREEN TOWNSHIP IN WHICH HE WAS THE DRIVER OF VEHICLE THAT ROLLED OVER EARLY IN THE MORNING ON MARCH 11 OF THIS PAST YEAR. ACCORDING TO THE STATE PATROL REPORT - BYERS WAS DRIVING A PICKUP NORTH BOUND ON HIGHWAY 263 WHEN IT LEFT THE ROADWAY AND ROLLED MULTIPLE TIMES EJECTING BOTH BYERS , WHO WAS INJURED AND A PASSENGER 26 YEAR OLD MYRA GUZMAN WHO WAS KILLED IN [...]

CRIMINAL VEHICULAR HOMICIDE2018-12-31T14:03:58+00:00

TWO TEENAGERS INJURED

2018-12-28T16:30:28+00:00

AN 18 YEAR-OLD GRANADA BOY AND A PASSENGER IN THE VEHICLE HE WAS DRIVING WERE BOTH INJURED IN A ONE VEHICLE ROLLOVER CRASH IN COTTONWOOD COUNTY JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY. BENJAMIN CLAYTON JOHNSON AND AN UNIDENTIFIED 17 YEAR-OLD FEMALE WERE BOTH TAKEN TO THE WINDOM HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT OF UNDISCLOSED INJURIES AFTER THE VEHICLE HE WAS DRIVING WESTBOUND ON HIGHWAY 60 LOST CONTROL , ENTERED THE MEDIAN AND ROLLED ACCORDING TO THE MINNESOTA STATE PATROL REPORT. WINDOM POLICE, FIRE AND AMBULANCE AND THE COTTONWOOD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ASSISTED AT THE SCENE.

TWO TEENAGERS INJURED2018-12-28T16:30:28+00:00