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CITY COUNCIL-SPECIAL MEETING

2020-05-22T14:17:20+00:00

There will be a Special Fairmont City Council Meeting Tuesday,May 26, 2020, 5:30 p.m. Due to the ongoing local emergency surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be held via electronic means.  Members of the public wishing to monitor the meeting may watch on Fairmont Local Access Channel 13.  Agenda will be an Emergency Ordinance to facilitate business licensing, permitting and coordination with the City of Fairmont related to the State of Minnesota Peacetime State of Emergency and the City of Fairmont Declaration of Local Emergency (2020-19) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will  deal  with any business located in the [...]

CITY COUNCIL-SPECIAL MEETING2020-05-22T14:17:20+00:00

MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCES

2020-05-22T13:57:56+00:00

MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCES IN THE AREA ARE EXPECTED TO BE MORE SUBDUED THIS YEAR DUE THE ON GOING PANDEMIC. MOST OBSERVANCES WILL NOT INCLUDE PARADES OR LONG PROGRAMS. CEMETERY VISITS BY VETERAN'S ORGANIZATION HONOR GUARDS ARE STILL EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE WITH SHORT FLAG CEREMONIES AND MOMENTS OF REMBRANCE WILL BE HELD. THE FAIRMONT AMERICAN LEGION POST 36 AND V F W POST 1222 WILL HOLD A MODIFIED CEREMONY AT 10 AM MONDAY AT THE NEW MARTIN COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL AT 507 WINNEBAGO AVENUE, FAIRMONT. A FLAG RAISING FOLLOWED BY THE PLEDGE OF ALEGIANCE AND RIFLE SALUTE. SPECTATORS ARE ASKED TO [...]

MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCES2020-05-22T13:57:56+00:00

MEMORIAL DAY VETERANS SALUTE

2020-05-22T13:46:33+00:00

IT IS THE VETERAN, NOT THE PREACHER, WHO HAS GIVEN US FREEDOM OF RELIGION. IT IS THE VETERAN, NOT THE REPORTER, WHO HAS GIVEN US FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. IT IS THE VETERAN, NOT THE POET, THAT HAS GIVEN US FREEDOM OF SPEECH. IT IS THE VETERAN , NOT THE CAMPUS ORGANIZER, WHO HAS GIVEN US FREEDOM TO ASSEMBLE. IT IS THE VETERAN, NOT THE LAWYER, WHO HAS GIVEN US THE RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL. IT IS THE VETERAN,NOT THE POLITICIAN, WHO HAS GIVEN US THE RIGHT TO VOTE. IT IS THE VETERAN,WHO SALUTES THE FLAG. IT IS THE VETERAN [...]

MEMORIAL DAY VETERANS SALUTE2020-05-22T13:46:33+00:00

COVID-19 UPDATE

2020-05-22T11:29:19+00:00

The Minnesota Department of Health reports 32 more Minnesota residents have died of COVID-19.  The deaths reported on Thursday raised the state’s total to 809 and is the highest one day total since the state began keeping track this spring. The Health Department also reported 539 new confirmed cases, increasing the total to 18,200. As of Thursday, 566 patients were hospitalized, with 229 of them in intensive care and 12,488 patients are recovering statewide and no longer need isolation. Martin County is up to 124 cases with 12 active. and Faribault County now has 11 confirmed coronavirus cases with 5 active. [...]

COVID-19 UPDATE2020-05-22T11:29:19+00:00

DISTRICT 23 REPUBLICAN ENDORSEMENTS

2020-05-21T11:32:25+00:00

Republicans in Minnesota House District 23A endorsed Elmore Mayor Bjorn Olson on Tuesday night. Olson garnered exactly the necessary 60% of the vote on the 8th ballot to earn the endorsement. State Rep. Bob Gunther, who has held the seat for 25 years, is not seeking reelection. Republicans made their selection via teleconference, at which they also again backed District 23 State Sen. Julie Rosen for reelection.

DISTRICT 23 REPUBLICAN ENDORSEMENTS2020-05-21T11:32:25+00:00

COVID-19 UPDATE

2020-05-21T11:28:57+00:00

The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Wednesday that 29 more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, raising the state’s total to 777, 635 of the deaths were among people who resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. The Health Department also reported 645 new confirmed cases, increasing the state’s total to 17,670. As of Wednesday, 550 patients were hospitalized, with 212 of them in intensive care and 12,227 have recovered and no longer require isolation. Martin County has 123 reported cases. 11 Active Cases. 1 known hospitalization. Covid deaths 5. In Faribault County, the total is 10 confirmed cases. A [...]

COVID-19 UPDATE2020-05-21T11:28:57+00:00

FAIRMONT PARK BOARD

2020-05-20T12:40:17+00:00

The Fairmont Park Board Tuesday discussed the the impact of COVID-19 on the city’s parks. Shelter houses, restrooms, playgrounds and other amenities are closed to the public right now.“The new guidelines from the governor have given a little bit of flexibility. I’m really looking for feedback on what you feel,” said Troy Nemmers, city engineer/public works director. He told the board the latest guidance from the state requires the park’s shelter houses to continue to be closed, because of a gathering limit of 10 people, until at least June 1, when the governor will update his executive order. City Park Superintendent [...]

FAIRMONT PARK BOARD2020-05-20T12:40:17+00:00

COVID-19 UPDATE

2020-05-20T11:31:04+00:00

The Minnesota Department of Health reports 17 more residents have died of the coronavirus, the deaths reported on Tuesday bring the state’s total to 748, 608 of those deaths were among people who resided in long term care or assisted living facilities. The Health Department also reported 665 new confirmed cases, increasing Minnesota’s total to 17,029. As of Tuesday, 545 patients were hospitalized, with 229 in intensive care and 11,540 patients are recovering statewide and no longer need isolation. A total of 123 cases have been reported in Martin County. Active cases 11. Recovered cases 107. Currently known hopsitalized 1. Covid [...]

COVID-19 UPDATE2020-05-20T11:31:04+00:00

COMMISSIONERS-PANDEMIC

2020-05-20T11:28:56+00:00

The Martin County Board on Tuesday: Approved reimbursement request in the estimated amount of $13,322.60 received from Granada Huntley East Chain School District for time period that the School Resource Officer was not on duty due to early closure of school related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Denied a resolution on a 3-2 vote for Modification of all of the Governor's Executive Orders, recalling the closure of bars, restaurants, and other places of public accommodation, allowing the opening of these establishments.Commissioners Elliot Belgard and Richard Koons voted for modification. The board voted unanimously to deny a request from Neal Meyer for the [...]

COMMISSIONERS-PANDEMIC2020-05-20T11:28:56+00:00

COVID-19 UPDATE

2020-05-19T11:03:40+00:00

Nine more Minnesota residents have died of COVID-19.  The deaths reported on Monday raised the state’s total to 731, 595 of the deaths were among cases that resided in long term care or assisted living facilities. The Health Department also reported 705 new confirmed cases, increasing Minnesota’s total to 16,372. As of Monday, 488 patients were hospitalized with 229 of them in intensive care, 10,764 patients are recovering statewide and no longer need isolation.   120 confirmed cases have been reported in Martin County. Active cases 7. Recovered cases 107. Currently known hospitalized is 0. Covid-19 Deaths 5. In Faribault County [...]

COVID-19 UPDATE2020-05-19T11:03:40+00:00