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SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

2019-11-14T23:19:17+00:00

THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING AT 5:30 ON FRIDAY NIGHT NOVEMBER 15 . THE COUNCIL WILL ACT ON AN AGREEMENT ON THE APPENDIX TO THE SEPARATION AND RELEASE BETWEEN THE CITY AND ELIZABETH BLOOMQUIST. COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL ALSO CONTINUE THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR'S PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AT FRIDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING2019-11-14T23:19:17+00:00

COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND RECREATION DAY

2019-11-14T23:21:27+00:00

Join Fairmont Community Education and Recreation (CER) in celebrating 48 years of offering “Lifelong Learning and Leisure Opportunities for All Ages” on Thursday, November 14, 9 am – 5:30 pm, for an Open House with Coffee, Cookies and Conversation on how CER may continue to promote an E-Adult (Birth to 100+) Culture for a Lifetime of Welcoming, Inclusion and Learning. Learn more about CER and the services it provides through collaboration, partnerships and cooperation. Share your ideas of what more CER can do for you! The CER Office is located at Fairmont Elementary School, 714 Victoria Street, Fairmont, MN [...]

COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND RECREATION DAY2019-11-14T23:21:27+00:00

FAIRMONT SCHOOL BOARD

2019-11-13T12:33:58+00:00

The Fairmont Area School Board on Tuesday heard a presentation on the Student Achievement Results report from Kim Niss, the district’s principal of curriculum.The data is from the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments taken during the last school year. They test students knowledge in math, science and reading. Students at Fairmont Area Schools have scored higher than the state’s average on math and reading tests. Fairmont Area Schools has a higher percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch, at 45.7 percent, compared to most of the state’s schools. Yet those students scored much higher than the state’s average. Math [...]

FAIRMONT SCHOOL BOARD2019-11-13T12:33:58+00:00

GUNTHER FOOD HERO

2019-11-13T04:06:50+00:00

– The Minnesota Grocers Association announced Representative Bob Gunther (R-Fairmont) as a 2019 Hero of the Food Industry. Gunther received the honor for his leadership in advancing the food industry’s priorities during the 2019 Minnesota Legislative Session. "Representative Gunther has never forgotten his grocer roots and has always brought his main street Minnesota common sense to St. Paul to promote legislation that creates jobs and careers for his constituents. Last legislative session, he once again displayed outstanding commitment in advocating for policies that spur economic activity and put more money back in the pockets of hardworking Minnesotans. He truly [...]

GUNTHER FOOD HERO2019-11-13T04:06:50+00:00

REALTOR WINS BIG

2019-11-12T15:19:12+00:00

One Fairmont Realtor had the surprise of her life at the recent EXIT Realty Corporate annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Every year at their convention, EXIT Realty Corporation gives away three $25-thousand dollar prizes and 19 - five-thousand dollar gold watches.  Anyone who purchases a ticket to the convention is eligible to win.  Karen Mussman, a Realtor at EXIT Realty - Great Plains, Fairmont, recalls she was in absolute shock when her name was announced as one of the top finalists. Getting on stage meant she would either win a gold watch or the money, so she was already a [...]

REALTOR WINS BIG2019-11-12T15:19:12+00:00

VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE

2019-11-12T12:49:54+00:00

FAIRMONT JUNIOR - SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL HOSTED A VETERANS DAY PROGRAM ON MONDAY. KEYNOTE SPEAKER JEFF HAGEN TALKED ABOUT HIS MILITARY EXPERIENCES WHICH INCLUDED BEING PRESENT IN GERMANY DURING AN HISTORIC MOMENT...THE BERLIN WALL COMING DOWN. JEFF'S UNIT WAS SHORTLY THEREAFTER TO BE DECOMMISSIONED BUT THEN IRAQ INVADED KUWAIT AND HE BECAME PART OF OPERATION DESERT STORM. HE TALKED OF HIS EXPERIENCE IN DRIVING TRUCK AND SOME OF HIS CARGO INCLUDING TANKS , TRANSPORTS,POWS AND MILITARY POLICE. GREG MADAY , A VETERAN AND MEMBER OF THE FACULTY AT FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL OFFERED SOME COMMENTS ABOUT VETERANS AND THANKED THEM FOR [...]

VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE2019-11-12T12:49:54+00:00

SCHOOL BOARD

2019-11-08T17:30:06+00:00

THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 5 P.M. THE BOARD WILL ACT ON THE EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT REPORT, PERSONNEL ITEMS, ACCEPT DONATIONS AND HEAR A PRESENTATION ON AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

SCHOOL BOARD2019-11-08T17:30:06+00:00

MONI HARPER DAY

2019-11-08T17:35:42+00:00

THE FAIRMONT EXCHANGE CLUB BOOK OF GOLDEN DEEDS AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED TO MONI HARPER ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH. TO HONOR THAT OCCASION FAIRMONT MAYOR DEB FOSTER HAS A PROCLAMATION PRESENTED ON BEHALF OF THE EXCHANGE CLUB FOR MONI HARPER DAY IN THE CITY OF FAIRMONT. “THE FAIRMONT EXCHANGE CLUB ANNUALLY HONORS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS GIVEN UNSELFISHLY IN COMMUNITY SERVICE AND DISPLAYS THE TRUE SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERISM. AND IN HONORING ONE INDIVIDUAL ACTUALLY IS HONORING ALL VOLUNTEERS. THE EXCHANGE CLUB WANTS TO HONOR THE WORK AND DEDICATION OF VOLUNTEERS AND THE VITAL RESOURCE VOLUNTEERISM IS TO OUR COMMUNITY,AND [...]

MONI HARPER DAY2019-11-08T17:35:42+00:00

POPPY DAY

2019-11-08T12:18:22+00:00

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH IS POPPY DAY. THE OCCASION HAS BEEN PROCLAIMED BY FAIRMONT MAYOR DEB FOSTER WHICH STATES THAT “THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 36 OF FAIRMONT AND IT'S WOMEN'S AUXILIARY HAVE ADOPTED THE POPPY AS THEIR COMMEMORATIVE SYMBOL AND THAT THE MEMORIAL POPPY ASSEMBLED BY DISABLED VETERANS,PAYS RESPECTFUL TRIBUTE TO THOSE KILLED IN WAR, AND ALSO BENEFITS LIVING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND PUBLIC DONATIONS FOR POPPIES FUND REHABILITATION PROGRAMS WITHIN EACH LOCAL COMMUNITY THAT BENEFIT VETERANS,THEIR FAMILIES AND ULTIMATELY OUR STATE AND NATION.” THEREFORE FAIRMONT MAYOR DEB FOSTER HAS PROCLAIMED SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH TO BE POPPY DAY, AND FURTHER, [...]

POPPY DAY2019-11-08T12:18:22+00:00

MAYO LAYOFFS

2019-11-07T17:09:32+00:00

Citing low usage on evenings and weekends, Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont has restructured its surgical services, resulting in the reduction of six positions. A press release Wednesday announced that effective Jan. 2, the positions of four nurses, one health unit coordinator who handles scheduling and one sterile processing technician who prepares surgical equipment and supplies will be eliminated. So far this year, only one or two surgeries per week were performed after hours during the week or any time during the weekend. General surgery will remain four days per week from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Emergency [...]

MAYO LAYOFFS2019-11-07T17:09:32+00:00