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AIR RACE CLASSIC

2019-06-17T21:05:43+00:00

to. Fairmont Municipal Airport is fifth stop for 43rd Annual Air Race Classic The Air Race Classic (ARC), the all-women cross-country airplane race, will be coming to Fairmont on Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20. Forty-nine airplanes will execute high-speed flybys over a timing line at Fairmont Municipal Airport as teams race the clock on a four-day, 2,538 mile course from Jackson, Tennessee, to Welland, Ontario. Racers may land before going on to Wausau, Wisconsin, and may stay overnight. Many racers take off for the timing line at 6:30 a.m., weather permitting. Teams decide where to remain overnight [...]

AIR RACE CLASSIC2019-06-17T21:05:43+00:00

COMMISSIONERS/EQUALIZATION

2019-06-17T21:07:38+00:00

THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 4:30 PM. THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A REQUEST FOR REHABILITATION LOAN FUNDING FOR HOUSING REHAB, APPROVAL OF REVISED JOB DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE COMPENSATION STUDY AND A BUDGET ALLOCATION REQUEST FROM THE SOUTHERN MINNESOTA TOURISM ASSOCIATION. COMMISSIONERS CONSIDER TRANSFERRING THE PAYROLL FUNCTION TO THE COORDINATORS OFFICE, HAVE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE NORTHROP FIRE WITH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR ABIGAIL NESBIT AT TUESDAY'S 4:30 MEETING AT THE MARTIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE. BOARD OF EQUALIZATION THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION AND APPEALS BOARD WILL HAVE THEIR MEETING AT 6:30 PM TUESDAY AT THE COURTHOUSE. THIS [...]

COMMISSIONERS/EQUALIZATION2019-06-17T21:07:38+00:00

SCALP COOLING THERAPY

2019-06-14T21:01:49+00:00

Scalp Cooling Therapy, a treatment shown to greatly reduce hair loss for many chemotherapy patients, is now available at Mayo Clinic Health System Cancer Centers in Mankato and New Prague. The treatment will be available in Fairmont when the Lutz Cancer Center opens this summer. Hair loss is one of the common side effects of chemotherapy, which often is prescribed to treat many forms of cancer. Losing one’s hair can greatly contribute to a patient’s stress and anxiety. However, Scalp Cooling Therapy is helping many patients keep most of their hair. “Hair loss may seem like a small price [...]

SCALP COOLING THERAPY2019-06-14T21:01:49+00:00

TRIATHLON/DUATHLON

2019-06-13T11:16:28+00:00

The annual Fairmont Triathlon and Duathlon will take place Friday and Saturday. A local favorite for many people, the event includes changes from previous years. One of the new things this year is moving the youth event to Friday, the day before the main event. Registration will be 4 p.m. Friday, with the youth event starting at 5:15 p.m. Otherwise people can register Saturday at Gomsrud Park, where the main event is held, or online at their convenience. Body marking and registration on Saturday begins at 6 a.m., with the Olympic event starting at 7:45 a.m. The Duathlon begins at [...]

TRIATHLON/DUATHLON2019-06-13T11:16:28+00:00

FELONY CHARGES FILED

2019-06-12T15:32:35+00:00

A FAIRMONT MAN FACES THREE FELONY CHARGES IN MARTIN COUNTY COURT. ACCORDING TO THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT 59 YEAR OLD KEITH MEYER FACES TWO FELONY 3RD DEGREE CHARGES FOR ALLEGED SALE OF A NARCOTIC AND POSSESSION OF 15.6 GRAMS OF METHAMPHETAMINE AND ON CHARGE OF POSSESSION OF 4 - .22 CALIBER AMMUNITION CASINGS AND FIVE KNIVES. MAX PENALTIES IF CONVICTED ON THE TWO DRUG CHARGES ARE 20 YEARS/$250,000 DOLLAR FINES EACH AND 15 YEARS/$30,000 FINE ON THE AMMO POSSESSION CHARGE. KEITH MEYER HAS THREE PREVIOUS FELONY CONVICTIONS FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE VIOLATIONS ACCORDING TO THE POLICE REPORT. A MOUNTAIN LAKE WOMAN [...]

FELONY CHARGES FILED2019-06-12T15:32:35+00:00

SCHOOL BOARD

2019-06-12T15:34:26+00:00

The Fairmont Area School Board on Tuesday heard from the district’s business manager, Chris Muhvich, who went over the preliminary budget for the 2019-2020 school year. The projected ending balance for next school year is $9.96 million. The board approved the preliminary budget. Board member Dan Brookens gave a brief report on the operations committee meeting. He said the group discussed plans to seal coat and repair the parking lot at the high school this year. “We received two bids. The engineer’s estimate was approximately $109,000. The two bids we got were more than 50 percent higher, we believe [...]

SCHOOL BOARD2019-06-12T15:34:26+00:00

BLOODMOBILE

2019-06-11T15:20:17+00:00

BLOODMOBILE Today, the American Red Cross launches the Missing Types campaign to raise awareness for lifesaving blood donations and urge the public to make an appointment to give blood this summer. During the Missing Types campaign, the letters A, B and O – the letters representing the main blood groups – are disappearing from brands, social media pages, signs and websites to illustrate the critical role blood donors play in helping patients. When the letters A, B and O vanish from everyday life, the gaps are striking. And when A, B, O and AB blood types go missing from [...]

BLOODMOBILE2019-06-11T15:20:17+00:00

PEDESTRIAN INJURED

2019-06-11T15:16:38+00:00

A FAIRMONT WOMAN WAS INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A VEHICLE JUST AFTER 11 PM ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE INTERSECTION OF PARK STREET AND FIRST STREET. A CAR DRIVEN BY 20 YEAR OLD STEVE AUSTIN THOMPSON OF CEYLON ALLEGEDLY STRUCK 51 YEAR OLD KERRY ANN ZAPATA OF FAIRMONT WHILE CROSSING PARK STREET. ZAPATA INITIALLY STATED SHE DID NOT WANT MEDICAL SERVICES BUT SHE WAS EXAMINED THEN TRANSPORTED TO TO MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM-FAIRMONT BY MAYO CLINIC AMBULANCE FOR A POSSIBLE BROKEN LEG AND POSSIBLE FRACTURED PELVIS. STEVE THOMPSON WAS CITED FOR FAILING TO YIELD TO A PEDESTRIAN IN A [...]

PEDESTRIAN INJURED2019-06-11T15:16:38+00:00

COUNCIL PROSECUTION

2019-06-11T15:18:34+00:00

The Fairmont City Council secured interim legal counsel for both criminal and civil cases on Monday. The Martin County Attorney’s Office will handle criminal cases at a rate of $150 per hour during the six-month interim period. Terry Viesselman, Martin County Attorney for the past 25 years, said neither he nor his staff will receive a pay increase for the added work, but that his office can provide the needed legal services more efficiently and therefore cheaper. Adam Hinz, assistant county attorney, has been reviewing the city’s cases and said about 70 to 80 of those cases require action. [...]

COUNCIL PROSECUTION2019-06-11T15:18:34+00:00

COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT GRANT

2019-06-11T11:18:13+00:00

The Fairmont Economic Development Authority is ready to apply for a Greater Minnesota Business Development public infrastructure grant, which would pay 50 percent of the project cost for sanitary sewer and water main extensions to a planned 37-acre industrial property. Running infrastructure to the proposed new industrial park off Interstate exit 99 will cost Fairmont more money but keep options wide open for a variety of potential businesses. Linsey Preuss, Fairmont economic development coordinator, told the F E D A Board and City Council on Monday that the cost estimates for the infrastructure had to be recalculated because of an [...]

COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT GRANT2019-06-11T11:18:13+00:00