LOCAL NEWS 4/22 CITY COUNCIL THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY AT 5:30 PM . MAYOR DEB FOSTER STARTS THE MEETING WITH A PROCLAMATION OF FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH AS ARBOR DAY IN FAIRMONT. FOUR PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE HELD AND SEVERAL PERMITS AND/OR LICENSES FOR SUMMER EVENTS WILL BE APPROVED AT THE MEETING MONDAY AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.
FAIRMONT POLICE OFFICERS, LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT AND AMBULANCE CREWS WERE DISPATCHED TO A REPORT OF A THREE VEHICLE CRASH AT THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 39 AND LAKE AVENUE JUST BEFORE 3:30 PM THURSDAY. OFFICERS LOCATED TWO PEOPLE WHO WERE INJURED. A 26 YEAR-OLD MALE PARTY WAS TRANSPORTED TO MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM-FAIRMONT AND THEN AIRLIFTED TO ROCHESTER. A 28 YEAR-OLD FEMALE WAS TRANSPORTED TO MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM-FAIRMONT AND WAS TREATED AND RELEASED THURSDAY NIGHT. INITIAL INFORMATION FROM WITNESSES AND INVESTIGATION SHOW A VEHICLE WAS SOUTHBOUND ON COUNTY ROAD 39 AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED NEAR THE [...]
The Martin County Board Tuesday approved a motion for a sheriff’s deputy to be assigned as the school resource officer at Granada-Huntley-East Chain. The school district will be responsible for 66 percent of the cost of the position, with the county responsible for the other 34 percent. Martin County Sheriff's Offic Captain Corey Klanderud said he would work with County Attorney Terry Viesselman to draft a contract. The board approved a motion to appoint Jessica Korte to the Martin County Auditor/Treasurer position to fill the remaining term of James Forshee, who will be retiring in July. The effective date [...]
Fairmont’s Park and Street Department crews have started preparing the city’s numerous recreational areas for warmer weather. Nick Lardy, park and street superintendent, told the Fairmont Park Board on Tuesday that all but three of the city’s many docks have been put in. Bases are going in at the Winnebago Avenue Sports Complex, and work on the dugout roofs and extending the backstop will begin soon.“Hopefully, around May 1, we will start opening things up. We want to get the shelter houses open by the fishing opener on May 11,” he said. Ed Willett, who serves on the Kids [...]
The Fairmont City Council held a work session Monday night. A. major point of contention was the action of two council members — Randy Lubenow and Tom Hawkins — who met recently with Elizabeth “Libby” Bloomquist, who has served as City Attorney for 30 years, to inform her that her services might no longer be needed. At the start of the session, Mayor Debbie Foster read an April 4 email sent from Hawkins to Mike Humpal, city administrator, who then forwarded the email to the rest of the council members. It stated Councilor Lubenow and I went to see [...]
State Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker visited Fairmont Elementary and Fairmont High School on Monday, kicking off a statewide listening tour to promote Gov. Tim Walz’s proposed education budget. Fairmont is one of just eight schools throughout the state the commissioner is visiting this week.... Ricker first toured the elementary school, stepping inside several classrooms and observing teachers and students at work. She toured the ECFE wing and heard about Fairmont’s voluntary pre-K program. Next, Ricker went to the high school, where she toured the vocational wing, including the welding shop, wood-working shop, and family and consumer science room. [...]
FAIRMONT FIREFIGHTERS WERE ON THE SCENE FOR ABOUT 4 AND A HALF HOURS EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AT THE HOMETOWN SANITATION BUILDING ON FAIRVIEW AVENUE. FIRE CHIEF BRANDON SCOTT SAID TWO HAULING TRUCKS WERE AFLAME WHEN THEY ARRIVED ON SCENE JUST AFTER 2:30 SATURDAY MORNING. ONE OF THE TRUCKS WAS FULL OF CARDBOARD THAT MADE PUTTING OUT THE FIRE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT . CHIEF SCOTT ESTIMATED DAMAGE AT ABOUT $225,000 TO BOTH TRUCKS AND SIDING ON THE STRUCTURE. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!
Fairmont police are investigating a break-in that occurred at Edie’s Restaurant on First Street. Police were called to Edie’s at 6:23 a.m. Sunday after an employee reported the incident. Police say a possible forced entry resulted in a theft of an undisclosed amount of cash and property. The incident remains under investigation, so further details are being withheld. Police encourage anyone with any information to contact them on their non-emergency number at (507) 238-4481.
THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 9 AM. THE BOARD WILL BE PRESENTED WITH THE 2018 M C E D A ANNUAL REPORT, THE QUARTERLY REPORT FROM SENTENCE TO SERVE, AND CONSIDER THE S T S PROGRAM RENEWAL CONTRACT AND WILL CONSIDER REVISIONS TO THE RED ROCK RURAL WATER JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT. COMMISSIONERS WILL CONSIDER THE HIRING OF THE HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT POSITION, CONSIDER THE REQUEST FOR A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER FROM G H E C SCHOOL DISTRICT AND APPOINTMENT TO THE AUDITOR/TREASURER POSITION DUE TO UPCOMING RETIREMENT. PRESENTATIONS OF THE PRE-DESIGN PHASE REPORT FOR PROPOSED JUSTICE CENTER [...]
There are Mobile Office Hours for Rep. Jim Hagedorn on Monday, April 15 in Fairmont. This is an opportunity for constituents to seek help they need with a federal issue or agency by meeting with district representatives for Rep. Hagedorn. Fairmont – Martin County Library 110 North Park, Fairmont, Minn. Monday, April 15, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Mobile office hours are designed to bring constituent services to the doorstep of the residents in need of assistance. Members of Congress frequently handle casework that helps people solve problems with Social Security, passports, veteran benefits, USDA farm programs and more. [...]