AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE The American Red Cross and country music star Martina McBride have joined together this holiday season to remind people to take care of one another, sharing comfort and joy with hospital patients through the gift of blood donation. Health emergencies don’t pause for a pandemic or holiday celebrations. The Red Cross needs the help of blood donors across the country now to ensure patients continue to have access to lifesaving blood. As the U.S. experiences a new surge in COVID-19 cases, the Red Cross is becoming increasingly concerned about the nation’s blood supply – including convalescent plasma. [...]
THE CITY OF FAIRMONT ANNOUNCES THAT Lake Avenue is OPEN for traffic! Thank you for your patience during the construction process. The intersection of Blue Earth Avenue and Downtown Plaza now has a mini-roundabout with yield signs instead of a traffic light. The First Street and N. Main Street intersection has a different traffic pattern and the drive in entrance to the bank is a little different. S.Main Street has reverted back to it's regular one way southward direction off of Lake Avenue. Due to significant roadway layout changes - consider visiting clients.bolton-menk.com/lakeaveimpr./construction/. .
MARTIN COUNTY HAS 37 NEW CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS. TOTAL CONFIRMED NOW 1,053. ACTIVE 196. CURRENTLY LISTED HOSPITALIZED 10. TOTAL HOSPITALIZATONS 67. COVID RELATED DEATHS 20. RECOVERED CASES 840. FARIBAULT COUNTY HAS 15 NEW CASES. TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES NOW 525. ACTIVE 109. CURRENTLY LISTED HOSPITALIZED 14. TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS 40. 1 COVID RELATED DEATH. 416 RECOVERED CASES. WATONWAN COUNTY HAS 11 NEW CASES AT LAST REPORT. TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES 798. ACTIVE 67. CURRENTLY KNOWN HOSPITALIZED 4. TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS 42. COVID RELATED DEATHS 4. OUT OF ISOLATION 727. The Minnesota Department of Health is observing the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday and Friday and will [...]
THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD TUESDAY NIGHT APPROVED A RESOLUTION TO MOVE AHEAD WITH A SPECIAL ELECTION ON FEB. 9,2021 FOR A BOND ISSUE TO EXPAND THE VOCATIONAL WING ON THE SOUTH END OF THE HIGH SCHOOL TO HOUSE BUILDING TRADES. THE BOARD APPROVED THE ALLOCATION OF THE PIE/HUNT GRANT DOLLARS.THE BOARD VOTED TO CANCEL THE 2ND BOARD MEETING IN DECEMBER TO ALLOW EVERYONE EXTRA TIME TO ENJOY HOLIDAY TIME WITH FAMILY. AT THE END OF THE MEETING SUPT. JOE BROWN ADVISED THE BOARD OF SOME PLANNING THAT IS TAKING PLACE TO FACILITATE A SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM TO MAKE UP IN [...]
Community Health and Human Services of Martin and Faribault County reported 39 new laboratory confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday. In Martin County, 24 new cases were reported, with ages ranging from 2 to 76. Nome of the new cases are hospitalized and 9 prior reported cases are currently hospitalized. The total number of confirmed cases in Martin County is 1,002 with 166 active cases. Of the new cases, 15 were reported in Faribault County, with their ages ranging from 11 to 65. One new case is hospitalized and 14 prior reported cases are hospitalized. The number of confirmed cases [...]
The Federated Rural Electric Trust, Jackson, recognized local organizations receiving $27,090 through Operation Round Up. These donations occur due to monthly contributions by participating Federated members. 26 groups received money in this 52nd round of funding. F E D R E A -OPERATION ROUND UP FUNDS-Martin County Recipients MCW Indoor Pool The MCW Indoor Pool, Sherburn, received $140 from Federated Rural Electric’s Operation Round Up Program. Dianne Armbrust accepted the check. The money will buy Aqua Steps for their water aerobics program. Caregiver Response Efforts and Service Team (CREST), Fairmont Federated Rural Electric’s Operation Round Up Program awarded a $200 check [...]
The Local Public Health Association of Minnesota announced Monday that Chera Sevcik, executive director and community health services administrator at Faribault and Martin County Health and Human Services, is the recipient of the 2020 LPHA Emerging Leader Award. The annual award recognizes emerging local public health leaders who go above and beyond to move public health work forward. The LPHA says Sevcik was selected based on her leadership in public health at the state and local levels. “Chera’s advocacy for public health, representation of local public health on various groups at the local and state level, willingness to mentor new public [...]
MARTIN COUNTY HAS 12 NEW CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS. TOTAL CONFIRMED 978. ACTIVE 162. 7 CURRENTLY LISTED AS HOSPITALIZED. TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS 61. 20 COVID RELATED DEATHS. 796 RECOVERED CASES. FARIBAULT COUNTY HAS 9 NEW CASES. TOTAL CONFIRMED 478. ACTIVE CASES 93. CURRENTLY LISTED AS HOSPITALIZED 12. TOTAL HOSPITALLIZATIONS 34. RECOVERED 385. WATONWAN COUNTY HAS 31 NEW CASES. TOTAL CON FIRMED 775. ACTIVE 60. CURRENTLY KNOWN HOSPITALIZED 4. TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS 41. 4 COVID RELATED DEATHS. 740 OUT OF ISOLATION. Minnesota health officials reported on Monday 6,353 new cases of the coronavirus and 24 more deaths. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, [...]
The Fairmont City Council on Monday authorized the sale of 11 properties the city had acquired through tax forfeiture. Seven of the properties will go on public auction, with four being sold to neighboring property owners. Since acquiring the properties, the city has razed the blighted buildings on the lots and been mowing and maintaining the sidewalks.” By selling the lots, the city will put the properties back on the tax rolls” according to City Administrator Cathy Reynolds. The council approved a conditional use permit to operate a kennel business at 1041 Marcus Street. Fairmont Police Chief Michael Hunter announced the [...]
THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 5 PM. THE BOARD WILL ACT ON A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION, WILL ALLOCATE PIE/HUNT FUND GRANT DOLLARS AND WILL ACT ON SOME PERSONNEL ISSUES. A COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND RECREATION REPORT WILL BE PRESENTED AND DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT TUESDAY'S ZOOM SESSION OF THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD.