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MAYO-LAKEVIEW

2018-12-18T15:36:54+00:00

Two years ago, the governing board of Lakeview Methodist Health Services decided to remodel its facility. Due to the closure of Mayo Clinic - Fairmont's nursing home and childcare center, Lakeview Methodist took in those patients and children as part of their services. It was later decided that a new facility rather than a remodel would make more sense to compensate for the increased amount of patients. Now, Mayo is returning the generosity with a $25,000 donation toward building a brand new facility which is expected to usher in an improved quality of care. Many of the improvements in [...]

MAYO-LAKEVIEW2018-12-18T15:36:54+00:00

HYVEE OBTAINS SHOPKO PHARMACIES

2018-12-17T15:03:38+00:00

Hy-Vee, Inc. has announced  that it has acquired the business of 22 Shopko pharmacies in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Shopko patient files will merge into existing Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations in the 17 cities where the acquisitions have taken place including Fairmont. All impacted Shopko pharmacy patients will receive a letter from their new Hy-Vee Pharmacy with additional details.The transition in  Fairmont is expected to  take place Thursday Dec 20th. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!

HYVEE OBTAINS SHOPKO PHARMACIES2018-12-17T15:03:38+00:00

COMMISSIONERS

2018-12-17T15:56:51+00:00

THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD MEETS AT 9 A.M. TUESDAY. THE BOARD WILL RECOGNIZE OUTGOING COMMISSIONER DAN SCHMIDTKE AND RETIRING COUNTY ASSESSOR DAN WHITMAN FOR THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE. THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER THE 2019 TAX LEVY AND BUDGET, COURTHOUSE DOME ASSESSMENT FEASIBILITY REPORT, DETOUR AGREEMENTS WITH MN DOT AND WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED SOCIAL HOST ORDINANCE AT 10 AM TUESDAY AT THE MARTIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

COMMISSIONERS2018-12-17T15:56:51+00:00

SHARING DREAMS

2018-12-14T16:17:33+00:00

A TRUMAN WOMAN AND HER FAMILY WILL BE ON A TRIP TO PARIS, FRANCE AFTER SHE WAS SELECTED AS THE WINNER IN PROFINIUM'S ACHIEVING DREAMS TOGETHER EVENT ON THURSDAY. HOLLY BRUMMOND WAS NOMINATED BY CO-WORKERS AT MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM FOR THE AWARD THAT WILL SEND HOLLY AND HUSBAND JOHN AND DAUGHTER AINSLEY TO EUROPE. HOLLY, WHO HAS BEEN DEALING WITH CANCER SINCE 2014 WAS THANKFUL AND FEELING BLESSED BY FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS AND THE SPONSORS - PROFINIUM FINANCIAL'S ACHIEVING DREAMS TOGETHER PROGRAM.

SHARING DREAMS2018-12-14T16:17:33+00:00

KAMP FOR KIDS

2018-12-13T19:47:14+00:00

THE FAIRMONT AREA SALVATION ARMY COMMUNITY KAMP FOR KIDS RED BAG PICKUP DAY IS THIS SATURDAY . THE EVENT WAS POSTPONED DUE TO THE SNOW STORM TWO WEEKS AGO. PLEASE PUT YOUR RED BAGS FILLED WITH DONATIONS OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD, TOILETRY ITEMS, AND TOYS OUT THIS SATURDAY MORNING. THE LIST OF WHAT IS AND WHAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE IS ON THE BAG ITSELF. THE RED BAG DONATIONS WILL BE COLLECTED ON SATURDAY BEGINNING AT 9 AM. DO NOT PUT BAGS OUT ON THE STEP OR DOOR HANDLE BEFORE SATURDAY MORNING TO PREVENT FREEZING. THE BAGS WILL BE PICKED UP [...]

KAMP FOR KIDS2018-12-13T19:47:14+00:00

SCHOOL BOARD – LEVY

2018-12-12T16:34:48+00:00

The Fairmont Area School board Tuesday approved the 2019 property tax levy. It is a decrease of $11,063, or 0.19 percent, from the 2018 levy. The Fairmont School Board has approved a property tax abatement request by Great Plains Transportation of Fairmont. The local business is asking not to pay new property taxes resulting from a proposed expansion. It is a 10-year request. Great Plains has asked for a total of about $500,000 in property tax relief from Fairmont Area Schools, the city of Fairmont and Martin County. The school and city have now approved the request. County commissioners [...]

SCHOOL BOARD – LEVY2018-12-12T16:34:48+00:00

COUNCIL-LEVY

2018-12-11T16:22:46+00:00

The Fairmont City Council on Monday approved a 3.9 percent hike in the local property tax levy. The levy for 2019 is set at $4.7 million. The 2018 levy is $4.5 million. An interesting aspect is that despite the levy increase the city property tax impact will be a 0.33 percent decrease. “Of the 14 cities that Fairmont compares itself to, we’re fourth to the lowest,” according to City Adminstrator Mike Humpal adding that “Fairmont’s taxes remain competitive.” Included in the budget under improvement projects in capital expenditures is $3.5 million for a proposed community center. City Finance Director [...]

COUNCIL-LEVY2018-12-11T16:22:46+00:00

SCHOOL BOARD

2018-12-10T17:13:41+00:00

  THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD MEETS WITH HEAVY HEARTS ON TUESDAY AT 5 P.M. LONGTIME SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER HELEN GOULD AND LONG TIME SCHOOL DISTRICT FINANCE DIRECTOR SUE NELSON BOTH PASSED AWAY LAST WEEK. THE BOARD WILL ACT ON THE 2019-20 SCHOOL CALENDAR AND HEAR PRESENTATIONS ON MOCK TRIAL AND THE SCHMEECKLE FOUNDATION GRANT DURING THE REGULAR MEETING. THE BOARD WILL HOLD THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING WILL TAKE PLACE AT 6 PM AND A TAX ABATEMENT HEARING WILL BE HELD AT 6:20 P.M. ALSO AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS. [...]

SCHOOL BOARD2018-12-10T17:13:41+00:00

THREE INJURED

2018-12-10T17:08:43+00:00

Three people are injured in a three-vehicle chain-reaction crash on Highway 22 at Highway 14 in Mankato Saturday afternoon. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Ford Explorer, Dodge Ram and Toyota Corolla were all north-bound on Highway 22 in the left lane at Highway 14 just after 5:00 Saturday. A vehicle up ahead of them was changing lanes from left to right, causing the other vehicles in the left lane to hit their brakes and slow down. The Ford Explorer rear ended the Dodge Ram which then rear ended the Toyota Corolla. The State Patrol says the Explorer, driven [...]

THREE INJURED2018-12-10T17:08:43+00:00

COUNCIL-HEARINGS

2018-12-07T15:29:25+00:00

THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY AT 6 PM. FOUR PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE HELD INCLUDING THE 2019 PROPERTY TAX LEVY AND BUDGET, A PROPOSED SOCIAL HOST ORDINANCE ,TAX ABATEMENT ON A BUILDING ADDITION AND VACATION OF A STREET. INTRODUCTION OF A NEW FAIRMONT POLICE OFFICER AND PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT MONDAY'S 6 PM MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!

COUNCIL-HEARINGS2018-12-07T15:29:25+00:00