The 21st Annual Blue Ribbon Pork Cookoff The 21st Annual Blue Ribbon Pork Cookoff took place Wednesday evening at the Martin County Fair in Fairmont, with eight area restaurants competing. This year, the top three winners were the same in both the people’s choice and connoisseur division. For the fifth consecutive year, Seth and Greta Lintelman of Cup N’ Saucer in Sherburn took first, this time with a milk braised pork dish. Taking second was Jessie’s Smokehouse of Fairmont, which offered a pork mac and cheese. Finishing third with a white bean pork chilli was Blazer Bar of Fairmont. [...]
THE FAIRMONT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS CHOSEN A NEW PRESIDENT. HE IS NED KOPPEN-LONG TIME FAIRMONT RESIDENT. NED OFFICIALLY WILL TAKE OVER AS HEAD OF THE LOCAL CHAMBER ON MONDAY AUGUST 27TH ACCORDING TO CHAMBER BOARD SPOKESPERSON KARI ALLEN.
TUESDAY AUGUST 14TH IS PRIMARY ELECTION DAY IN MINNESOTA. ONE LOCAL RACE FEATURES THREE CANDIDATES FOR THE 4TH COMMISSIONER DISTRICT IN MARTIN COUNTY. CANDIDATES INCLUDE DAN SCHMIDTKE, RICHARD KOONS AND NEAL POTTHOFF. THE TOP TWO VOTE GETTERS ADVANCE TO THE GENERAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER. OTHER RACES ARE FOR TWO U.S. SENATE SEATS FROM MINNESOTA AND THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SEAT FOR THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. GOVERNOR AND MINNESOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL SEATS ALSO HAVE PRIMARIES THIS TUESDAY ACROSS MINNESOTA AND IN MARTIN COUNTY.
MINNESOTA'S OTHER BIG FAIR- THE MARTIN COUNTY FAIR WEEK IS HERE. MONDAY AUGUST 13 IS ENTRY DAY. THE FAIR BEGINS FOR REAL TUESDAY AT THE MARTIN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, FAIRMONT AND RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY. FAIR FEATURES INCLUDE LIVESTOCK AND COMMERCIAL EXHIBITS, FAIR FOOD AND FUN WITH THE MIDWAY CARNIVAL AND A WIDE VARIETY OF MUSICAL SHOWS TO KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED. NEW THIS YEAR IS THE GREAT LAKES TIMBER SHOW OFFERING SEVERAL PERFORMANCES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. SEE YOU THIS WEEK AT THE MARTIN COUNTY FAIR.
THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL FOR REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION ENDORSED CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR STOPPED IN FAIRMONT THIS WEEK. WE ASKED HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES TARGETING FORMER GOVERNOR TIM PAWLENTY INSTEAD OF HIM. JEFF JOHNSON SAID HE WAS OK WITH THAT EVEN THOUGH HIS OPPONENT IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY NEXT WEEK HAS THE BIG DONORS.. JEFF JOHNSON TRIED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO DEFEAT GOVERNOR DAYTON FOUR YEARS AGO AND SAID THIS YEAR THERE IS A DIFFERENT POLITICAL CLIMATE. JEFF JOHNSON- IS THE G O P ENDORSED CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR IN THIS COMING TUESDAY'S STATE PRIMARY ELECTION.
THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD TUESDAY HEARD FROM MICHELLE LARSEN, YOUTH INTERVENTION/PREVENTION PROGRAM COORDINATOR. SHE INVITED COMMISSIONERS TO THE MARTIN COUNTY TEEN COURT CELEBRATION OF 20 YEARS OF OPERATION IN MARTIN COUNTY WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE THIS FRIDAY FROM 2-4 PM -WITH A SHORT PROGRAM AT 3 PM- IN THE SECOND FLOOR COURTROOM-SECURITY BUILDING. THE BOARD HEARD ABOUT TELECOMMUNICATION TOWERS CONCERNS FROM SOME COUNTY RESIDENTS. MARTIN COUNTY HIGHWAY ENGINEER KEVIN PEYMAN PROVIDED THE BOARD WITH THE 2019 PROPOSED ROAD AND BRIDGE BUDGET REQUEST OF $9,104,383, WITH A ROAD AND BRIDGE LEVY REQUEST OF $2,398,100. THAT A REQUESTED LEVY DECREASE OF $90,111 [...]
THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 9 AM. THE BOARD WILL BE UPDATED ON SEVERAL TOPICS, CONSIDER LICENSES AND PERMITS AND BOARD APPOINTMENTS, REVIEW OF HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT BUDGET REQUEST AND UPDATE. THEY WILL ALSO CONSIDER VITAL RECORDS SCANNING PROJECT, COMPENSATION PLAN STUDY, WEED CONTROL MAINTENANCE AND THE FIRST PRELIMINARY BUDGET WORKSHOP AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE MARTIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE.
Couple charged with over-fishing Fairmont lake A tip to a poachers hotline has resulted in charges against a Minnesota couple who investigators say were found with nearly 300 crappies after fishing on Fairmont's Lake Sisseton. The State Department of Natural Resources says the possession limit for crappies in the state is 10. 70 year-old Isovahn Xayachack, and his wife, 60 year-old Chanhthone Phongsim of Mountain Lake, are charged with possession of fish over the limit. They face possible fines and orders for restitution that could total up to $3,000 if they are found guilty. Minnesota Conservation Officer Dustin Miller [...]
Three injured in crash near Truman Three people were injured in a three-vehicle rear-end crash on Highway 15 near Truman on Monday. Two vehicles northbound on the highway, driven by 41 year-old Heather Lowe of Fairmont and 67 year-old Charles Eickhoff of Lewisville, were stopped for road construction when a vehicle driven by 27 year-old Maggie Breitbarth of Truman rear-ended Lowe's vehicle. Breitbarth and two passengers in her vehicle, 3 year-old Hunter Breitbarth and 8 year-old Annika Sathoff, were transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. The other two drivers and a [...]