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CITY COUNCIL

2019-02-22T13:33:25+00:00

THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY AT 5;30 PM. THE COUNCIL WILL HOLD SEVERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS ON SALE OF PROPERTIES AND WILL HEAR FE D A AND POLICE REPORTS. AN EASEMENT FOR THE PIONEER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT AND A MEMORANDUM WITH Y M C A WILL BE ON THE AGENDA AT MONDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!

CITY COUNCIL2019-02-22T13:33:25+00:00

COMMISSIONERS – FORSHEE

2019-02-21T17:59:00+00:00

Martin County commissioners on Tuesday approved a motion to accept the retirement resignation of County Auditor/Treasurer James Forshee who will retire effective July 5. Mr. Forshee in his retirement letter to the board said “ It's been an honor to serve the citizens of Martin County for the past 16 years and 6 months and to work with past and present boards and employees of the county”. The board heard an update from Sarah Eischens, district supervisor for the Sentence to Serve program. Along with crew leader Jon McDonald, Eischens shared information concerning the fourth quarter of 2018. “We [...]

COMMISSIONERS – FORSHEE2019-02-21T17:59:00+00:00

TVEDTEN BOOK SIGNING

2019-02-19T16:30:46+00:00

Lenny Tvedten’s book, Tales of Martin County’s Past, will be released in February 2019. To celebrate, the Martin County Historical Society is hosting a book signing and open house at the Pioneer Museum on February 21 from 3-7 p.m. Tvedten has been writing columns regarding local history for over 15 years. This book is a culmination of many of those columns and covers the first pioneers to the area up through an interview with Walter Mondale. Tvedten, a retired Fairmont fifth grade teacher, began his second career as executive director of MCHS in 2001. Since that time, he has [...]

TVEDTEN BOOK SIGNING2019-02-19T16:30:46+00:00

COMMISSIONERS

2019-02-18T15:55:26+00:00

THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 9 A.M. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS ON A PRAIRIE WETLAND RESTORATION PROJECT IN FOX LAKE TOWNSHIP AND THE S T S QUARTERLY REPORT WILL BE GIVEN. COMMISSIONERS WILL CONSIDER SUPPORT AND AGREEMENTS FOR SHERBURN AND WELCOME FOR LRIP FUNDS, ENTERING INTO MN DOT LIGHTING AND DETOUR AGREEMENTS AND WILL CONSIDER THE RETIREMENT/RESIGNATION OF JAMES FORSHEE, MARTIN COUNTY AUDITOR AND TREASURER AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE MARTIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

COMMISSIONERS2019-02-18T15:55:26+00:00

BLOODMOBILE

2019-02-15T13:24:23+00:00

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD MOBILE IS IN FAIRMONT THIS WEEK; TUE . FEB.19TH 12;30 TO 6:30 PM FAIRMONT HOLIDAY INN WED. FEB. 20TH NOON TO 6 PM FAIRMONT HOLIDAY INN THUR. FEB. 21ST 9 AM TO 2 PM FAIRMONT HOLIDAY INN TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CALL 1 800 RED CROSS OR VISIT redcrossblood.org and enter : FAIRMONTMN. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!

BLOODMOBILE2019-02-15T13:24:23+00:00

KIDS AGAINST HUNGER

2019-02-14T16:22:28+00:00

FOOD PACK-PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, there is an increasing awareness of hunger in the United States and worldwide; and, WHEREAS, there are more than 821 million people around the world who do not have enough food to eat and one in every 9 people on our planet go to bed hungry every night; and, WHEREAS, 24,000 people die every day from hunger related causes; and every 10 seconds a child dies because of hunger-related causes; and, WHEREAS, 16% of American households struggle to put food on the table; and, WHEREAS, visits to food shelves in Minnesota have reached a record high of [...]

KIDS AGAINST HUNGER2019-02-14T16:22:28+00:00

SENATOR ROSEN HONORED

2019-02-13T16:17:56+00:00

The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) honoredMinnesota District 23 State  Sen. Julie Rosen with its 2018 Public Achievement Award, which recognizes a public official or a private citizen who has performed extraordinary service in health care policy. The award was presented at MHA’s 2019 Winter Trustee Conference. During her 16 years of service in the Minnesota Senate, Rosen has authored hundreds of bills addressing health care issues. She spearheaded Minnesota’s telemedicine legislation, enhancing access by requiring parity for services and payment regardless of whether health care services are provided on site or via telemedicine. With Rosen’s leadership, Minnesota has made [...]

SENATOR ROSEN HONORED2019-02-13T16:17:56+00:00

SCHOOL BOARD

2019-02-13T16:19:30+00:00

Fairmont Area Schools Superintendent Joe Brown on Tuesday told the school board he has been receiving many questions from parents and staff regarding snowmakeup days. He explained that state law requires 165 days of instruction, as well as so many hours of instruction at the elementary and high schools. “Our current calendar already exceeds the number of hours that are required,” Brown noted. He said teachers are under contract for 184 days so they will put in all of their days. At this point, he does not believe students will have to make up any days, but there are [...]

SCHOOL BOARD2019-02-13T16:19:30+00:00

COUNCIL-MUSIC

2019-02-13T16:21:53+00:00

The Fairmont City Council  took no official action Monday to regulate outdoor music in the city, leaving in place the existing agreement with businesses to end the music at 11:30 p.m. .At the council’s July 23 meeting, City Administrator Mike Humpal read a letter from a citizen who lived near the Channel Inn and was upset about its outdoor music. A month later, Humpal offered to research how and if other communities handle the issue and report back to the council in mid winter. He offered three recommendations for the council to consider: 1) Continue with the current ordinance, staying flexible [...]

COUNCIL-MUSIC2019-02-13T16:21:53+00:00

SCHOOL BOARD

2019-02-08T13:41:35+00:00

THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 5 PM. THE BOARD WILL RECOGNIZE SCHOOL BOARD WEEK,APPROVE BIDS FOR PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SEATING, ACT ON POLICIES AND APPROVE SOME PERSONNEL ITEMS INCLUDING THE RETIREMENT OF FAIRMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL JIM DAVISON AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!

SCHOOL BOARD2019-02-08T13:41:35+00:00