FIRE DAMAGES FAIRMONT HOME

2022-08-17T13:46:58-05:00

Tuesday evening at approximately 7:40 p.m., Fairmont emergency personnel responded to 819 Reiman Court in Fairmont for a report of a house fire. Initial information indicated there was an explosion of a gas grill fuel tank outside of the residence. The occupant of the residence was able to escape without injury. The Fairmont Fire Department was on scene for approximately two hours Tuesday night and came back to the scene on Wednesday morning. The Fairmont Police and Fairmont Fire Department were assisted at the scene by the Martin County Sheriff's Office and Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service. The fire is being investigated [...]

FIRE DAMAGES FAIRMONT HOME2022-08-17T13:46:58-05:00

ELECTION FILINGS IN FAIRMONT

2022-08-17T10:32:58-05:00

Filing for open offices in the November election ended on Tuesday. Those filing to run in Fairmont's races this fall are:   City Council Ward 1: Jay Maynard and Jon Davis. Incumbent Bruce Peters is not running for re-election City Council Ward 3: Deb Foster, the current Fairmont Mayor, has filed to run for the City Council Ward 3 seat, as has incumbent Randy Lubenow. Mayor: Lee Baarts and Charles Pearson School Board: Incumbents Mari Myren and Mike Edman have filed for re-election. Dr. Rufus Rodriguez did not. Jen Harris also filed.    

ELECTION FILINGS IN FAIRMONT2022-08-17T10:32:58-05:00

MARTIN COUNTY PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

2022-08-10T12:01:49-05:00

ALL PRECINCTS REPORTING - results from Martin County votes only MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF James Kotewa  603 19.48% Jeffrey P Markquart 2,213 71.50% Jonathan Auringer 279 9.01%   U.S. Representative District 1 749 precincts in contest. 37 of 37 precincts reported in County. Republican Candidate Totals Pct Graph Brad Finstad 1,742 80.42% Jeremy Munson 424 19.58% Democratic-Farmer-Labor Candidate Totals Pct Graph James Rainwater 49 5.83% George H. Kalberer 27 3.21% Jeff Ettinger 765 90.96% Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis Candidate Totals Pct Graph Brian Abrahamson 12 100.00% Legal Marijuana Now Candidate Totals Pct Graph Richard B. Reisdorf 14 100.00% State Senator District 21 [...]

MARTIN COUNTY PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS2022-08-10T12:01:49-05:00

GRANADA MAN INJURED IN MANKATO ACCIDENT

2022-08-09T16:41:05-05:00

A Granada man suffered injuries in an accident Monday afternoon in Mankato. Robert Eugene Kesselring, Junior, 55 was driving a 1967 Chevrolet pickup that collided with a 2015 Jeep Cherokee driven by Brian Eugene Crock, 49, of Mankato. The collision between the southbound vehicles happened at the intersection of Highway 22 and Adams Street at 5:19 P.M. Monday. Kesselring was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato with what were described in the Patrol Report as non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the pickup, Robert Eugene Kesselring, Sr., 86, of Winnebago, had no apparent injury and Crock, the driver of the [...]

GRANADA MAN INJURED IN MANKATO ACCIDENT2022-08-09T16:41:05-05:00

MnDOT to host two public open houses for Hwy 4 Sherburn to St. James project

2022-08-02T16:45:40-05:00

MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is holding two in-person open houses for a project on Highway 4 from Sherburn to St. James, which is planned for 2024 construction. The public is invited to attend in Trimont on Wednesday, August 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Triumph Hall, 41 2nd Avenue NW, or in Sherburn on Thursday, August 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sherburn Theatre, 116 North Main Street. Staff from MnDOT will be available to provide more information about the project, including the roadway improvements and detour information. There is no formal presentation planned, [...]

MnDOT to host two public open houses for Hwy 4 Sherburn to St. James project2022-08-02T16:45:40-05:00

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN APPLE RIVER STABBING

2022-08-02T11:15:24-05:00

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — A 52-year-old Minnesota man was charged Monday with killing a teenager and stabbing four other people in a dispute that allegedly began with a lost cellphone during a weekend tubing excursion on a western Wisconsin river. Investigators said in court documents that Nicolae Miu, of Prior Lake, Minnesota, attacked the group after people accused him of approaching children in the water. Miu told investigators that he had acted in self-defense. He faces one count of first-degree intentional homicide and four counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide in St. Croix County, which sits along Wisconsin’s border with Minnesota. [...]

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN APPLE RIVER STABBING2022-08-02T11:15:24-05:00

MARTIN COUNTY FARM FAMILY OF THE YEAR NAMED BY U OF M EXTENSION

2022-07-14T11:32:05-05:00

Maday Family Farms traces its history to Joseph Peter Maday who was born in 1838. Joseph and his wife, Josephine and their two children came to America in 1881. The family settled on a farm in Cook County, Ill., in 1886 and three years later moved to Silver Lake Township in Martin County. In the following years, eight more children were added to the family. After generations of the family farmed in Martin County, Joseph Peter’s great-great-grandson, Louis Malcom Maday, farmed the family’s land with his wife, Marvis and their 17 children: Barbara, Richard, Thomas, Marsha, Jeanne, Dianne, Mary Pat, David, [...]

MARTIN COUNTY FARM FAMILY OF THE YEAR NAMED BY U OF M EXTENSION2022-07-14T11:32:05-05:00

Minnesota man accused of falsely selling crops as organic

2022-07-13T08:38:51-05:00

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota farmer is accused of making $46 million by passing off chemically treated corn and soybeans as organically grown. James Clayton Wolf was charged July 7 in federal court with felony wire fraud. Prosecutors say Wolf falsely labeled crops grown on his rural Cottonwood County farm as organic and that he defrauded grain buyers and undermined the nation’s organic labeling system. Organic crops are grown from non-GMO seeds and without chemicals or fertilizers. They generate higher prices at market than non-organic crops. Organic crop certification is controlled by the federal National Organic Program, run by the U.S. [...]

Minnesota man accused of falsely selling crops as organic2022-07-13T08:38:51-05:00

I-90 ACCIDENTS IN MARTIN COUNTY

2022-07-02T21:31:06-05:00

A two-car collision Friday night on I-90 east of Fairmont claimed the life of a Granada man. 72 year-old Gary Roland Peterson of Granada was driving eastbound on I-90 in Rutland Township when his 1998 Buick Riviera collided with a 2016 Chevy Cruze, also eastbound, driven by 45 year-old Gerald Louis Stephan of Forest City, Iowa. Peterson, who was not wearing a seat belt, suffered fatal injuries in the crash at mile marker 106 in Rutland Township. Stephan, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System Fairmont with what the State Patrol termed non-life threatening injuries. [...]

I-90 ACCIDENTS IN MARTIN COUNTY2022-07-02T21:31:06-05:00

EMERALD ASH BORER FOUND IN FAIRMONT

2022-06-28T11:48:03-05:00

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed an emerald ash borer (EAB) infestation in the City of Fairmont – City staff identified ash trees on the Heritage Acres site off Lake Avenue that appeared to be dead or dying. Upon investigation it was apparent that these trees had become infested with EAB. Photos were sent to the MDA for confirmation that same day.   There are several things residents should look for when checking for emerald ash borer: · Be sure you’ve identified an ash tree. This is an important first step since EAB only feeds on ash trees. Ash have [...]

EMERALD ASH BORER FOUND IN FAIRMONT2022-06-28T11:48:03-05:00
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