Fairmont Police To Host Events


A fishing event titled "Cops And Bobbers" will be held in Fairmont on Tuesday, July 30th at Gomsrud Park. The event is open to kids age 10-14 with all equipment, bait and tackle provided. Pre-registration is required, sign up at the Fairmont CER website. Space is limited for the event, which will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. that night.   Fairmont Night Out will be held at the Fairmont Aquatic Park on the evening of Tuesday, August 6th. There will be free swimming, snacks. and other events for the kids. Look for further details to be posted soon.

Fairmont Police To Host Events2024-07-12T09:42:15-05:00

40th Anniversary Of Purple Rain Movie


A special screening of the 1984 Prince movie "Purple Rain" is scheduled for July 27th at Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. Members of Prince's estate are hosting the showing on July 27th, which is the 40th anniversary of the icon film's release. Tickets for the Purple Rain celebration cost 19-99. The event is from 4pm to 8pm in the Timberwolves arena and some of the movie co-creators will speak and Purple Rain memorabilia will be on display. Prince's sister, Sharon Nelson, said in a statement, "We are thrilled to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Purple Rain, a film that continues to [...]

40th Anniversary Of Purple Rain Movie2024-07-12T14:51:44-05:00

Martin County Farm Family Of The Year Named


The Sinn family of Trimont has been named Martin County’s “2024 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota. Dean and Cindy both grew up in farming families near Trimont. Dean‘s parents were Ervin and Vivian Sinn and Cindy’s were Bob and Katy Olson. After college and their marriage, Dean began farming with his brother Jim. Six years later, the Sinns purchased a farm site in Elm Creek Township where they raised their three children, Jeff, Ryan, and Kelly. Currently, Dean and Cindy farm with their son Ryan and nephew Cory. They raise corn and soybeans and have a [...]

Martin County Farm Family Of The Year Named2024-07-02T13:45:08-05:00

Fairmont Fireworks on July 5th


The annual Fairmont Fireworks display is set for the night of Friday, July 5th.  The event is set for dusk, beginning approximately 10:00 to 10:15 p.m. over the west side of Sisseton Lake. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., a salute at the top of every hour will be fired as a countdown to the show.   Boaters are reminded to keep 500 feet away from the west point shoreline of Sisseton Lake to avoid fallout from shells. The trails on the west side of the lake will be closed at 8:00 a.m. Thursday to allow for the safe set-up of the show. [...]

Fairmont Fireworks on July 5th2024-07-04T13:00:10-05:00

Fairmont High School Speech Team Competes At National Tournament


The Fairmont High School Speech team recently completed a successful season with impressive results at the National Speech Competition in Des Moines.   Freshman Leon Yang made it to the quarterfinals, finishing 15th in a field of 258 contestants. Yang was this season's MSHSL Champion in the Humorous category.   Juniors Grace Simpson and Oliver Thedens finished in 46th place in the field of 254 contestants in their category, Duo Interpretation.   Junior Dominick Lund-May finished in the top 120 of the Impromptu category.   Allie Streit and Bel Lutterman competed in the supplemental Prose and Expository categories.   Fairmont coaches [...]

Fairmont High School Speech Team Competes At National Tournament2024-06-26T13:56:26-05:00

Fairmont EDA Meeting Changed


The Fairmont Economic Development Authority usually meets on the second Monday of each month, however, this month the meeting will be moved to Monday, July 15th. FEDA will meet that day at 4:30 p.m. at the Fairmont City Hall second floor conference room. If you have any questions about this month's meeting, contact Fairmont EDA director Ned Koppen at 507-238-9461.

Fairmont EDA Meeting Changed2024-06-26T13:46:17-05:00

Minnesota Youth Livestock Expo Returns To Fairmont


The fifth annual Minnesota Youth Livestock Expo (MYLE) Livestock Show will be held on the Martin County Fairgrounds in Fairmont, Minnesota June 27-30. The event will feature 4-H and FFA members and other youth livestock exhibitors from throughout Minnesota showcasing their top-notch beef, sheep, goats and rabbits. Many of these livestock exhibits will be shown at county fairs, the Minnesota State Fair, and other livestock shows later this summer. There are over 1,400 entries for the MYLE Show in Fairmont. There are an additional 875 entries for the MYLE Swine Show, which will be held July 12-14 at the Mower County [...]

Minnesota Youth Livestock Expo Returns To Fairmont2024-06-19T11:55:12-05:00

Fairmont Summer Run Coming Up


The 45th Annual Fairmont Summer Run coordinated by Fairmont CER and the Fairmont Area Runners is happening on Saturday, July 27th. Once again, the headquarters for this year's run is at the Fairmont High School Field House. The races will be run on quiet streets and asphalt trails. All races will start and finish at Bob Bonk Track. The 5-mile run starts at 8:30 a.m., 2-mile run starts at 9:30 a.m., ¼ Mile Run (9 & under) starts at 10:00 a.m., ½ Mile Run (13 & under) starts at 10:05 a.m. Awards ceremony at 10:15. Race Day registration at Fairmont High [...]

Fairmont Summer Run Coming Up2024-06-18T12:21:08-05:00

Emmet County Sheriff Arrested


Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens was arrested over the weekend on a charge of Operating While Intoxicated in Dickinson County. The 61-year-old Martens was arrested at around 8:50 pm Saturday at the Marble Beach State Recreation Area, on the west side of Big Spirit Lake. According to the criminal complaint, Martens was observed by an officer driving a Honda side-by-side that drove past two signs that clearly stated that golf carts and side-by-sides were prohibited. According to the complaint, when the officer exited his vehicle, Martens pulled over to him. Martens was asked if he had a license and stated that [...]

Emmet County Sheriff Arrested2024-06-11T14:15:55-05:00

Truman Shooters Sentenced


Two men arrested in a shooting incident in rural Truman last July have pleaded guilty to felonies and been sentenced to prison.  19-year-old Lavont Shaw of Owatonna pled guilty to four counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and will serve a total of 144 months.  He has started serving his sentence at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud.  Shaw was also fined over $6800. 21-year-old Matthew Davis of Owatonna pleaded guilty to four counts of aiding and abetting second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.  He has also started serving his sentence of 36 months for each count at [...]

Truman Shooters Sentenced2024-06-11T14:05:22-05:00
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