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SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS

2019-04-10T15:45:32+00:00

The Fairmont Area School Board Tuesday received a report on the “World’s Best Workforce” from Jodi Kristenson, reading interventionist and literacy coordinator. World’s Best Workforce is a state law requiring schools to adopt a long-term, comprehensive strategic plan to support and improve teaching and learning. Kristenson discussed goals and results, such as the goal of having 94 percent of kindergarten students be in progress or proficient on the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. She noted that the average at Fairmont Area is 97.2 percent. The school likewise exceeded a goal for third-grade students who met their fall-to-spring growth target on the [...]

SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS2019-04-10T15:45:32+00:00

CITY COUNCIL

2019-04-09T15:14:54+00:00

The Fairmont City Council approved the sale of $2,725,000 General Obligation Improvement Bonds on May 13 at 11 AM to finance the 2019 Street Improvements and approved a Financial Advisory Service Agreement with Northland Securities. The council Monday approved setting a public hearing for April 22nd for consideration of submitting an application to DEED for a grant of $300,000 to assist Zierke Manufacturing with their business expansion.With the state funding, the company must purchase the designated equipment and create 20 new full-time jobs at a cash wage of $16 per hour. A public hearing on a conditional use permit [...]

CITY COUNCIL2019-04-09T15:14:54+00:00

BLOODMOBILE

2019-04-08T16:19:38+00:00

BLOODMOBILE The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Eligible donors of all blood types – especially type O – are needed to help ensure blood products are available for patients this spring. Nearly half of the public knows someone who has been helped by a blood transfusion. For many volunteer blood donors, like Gail Wright, that personal connection serves as inspiration to give. Wright’s brother was involved in a serious motorcycle accident in 1982 and needed several blood transfusions during his four-month recovery. She lived over 120 miles away at [...]

BLOODMOBILE2019-04-08T16:19:38+00:00

SCHOOL BOARD

2019-04-08T16:20:53+00:00

THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 5 P.M. THE BOARD WILL ACT ON POLICY REVISIONS AND CONTRACT TERMINATIONS FOR PROBATIONARY STAFF AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

SCHOOL BOARD2019-04-08T16:20:53+00:00

CITY COUNCIL

2019-04-05T15:37:29+00:00

THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY AT 5:30 PM. PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE HELD  FOR THE LAKEVIEW METHODIST ADDITION, AN AQUATIC PARK YEAR-END REPORT WILL BE GIVEN, A FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICE AGREEMENT FOR A FINANCIAL PLAN ON THE 2019 BOND ISSUE WILL BE ACTED ON, APPROVAL OF ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS ON THE 2019 – E CONSTRUCTION PROJECT WILL TAKE PLACE, AND ACTION ON CONDITIONAL PERMIT REQUESTS WILL BE ACTED ON AT MONDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

CITY COUNCIL2019-04-05T15:37:29+00:00

EXPO

2019-04-05T11:34:11+00:00

THE 1370 AM KSUM AND 106.5 LAKES FM / CULLIGAN WATER CONDITIONING SPRING EXPO IS THIS WEEKEND IN FAIRMONT. HOURS AT THE MARTIN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ARENA ARE: FRIDAY 3 – 8 PM SATURDAY 9 AM - 5 PM SUNDAY 11 AM - 3 PM YOU ARE INVITED TO SEE ALL THE EXHIBITS ,PRODUCTS AND DISPLAYS SET UP TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA FOR SPRING AND SUMMER PROJECTS THIS WEEKEND AT THE MARTIN COUNTY ARENA BROUGHT TO YOU BY CULLIGAN, KSUM AND 106.5 LAKES FM FAIRMONT. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!

EXPO2019-04-05T11:34:11+00:00

COMMISSIONERS-FUNDING

2019-04-03T15:31:18+00:00

Martin County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution supporting legislation to provide necessary funding to the statewide transportation system,with county officials saying it is the job of state lawmakers and Gov. Tim Walz to figure out how to pay for it. County Engineer Kevin Peyman said a key factor for his department is to have consistent, reliable and adequate funding to maintain county roads. He estimates the county has a $2 million annual shortfall when it comes to highway dollars. Walz has proposed a 20-cent hike in the per-gallon gas tax, while his Republican opponents, who control the Senate, [...]

COMMISSIONERS-FUNDING2019-04-03T15:31:18+00:00

BLUE EARTH AREA SUPERINTENDENT

2019-04-02T16:05:34+00:00

The Blue Earth Area School Board has approved a 3-year contract with new Superintendent Mandy Fletcher. Fletcher’s annual salary the first year will be $133,000 plus benefits. She will receive a pay increase of about $5,000 in the second year of the contract, with a pay increase of about $2,700 in the third year. The board approved the contract at a special meeting Monday night. Mandy Fletcher’s first day on the job as Superintendent at B E A will be July 1st. Fletcher is currently Superintendent at Granada-Huntley-East Chain.

BLUE EARTH AREA SUPERINTENDENT2019-04-02T16:05:34+00:00

GOLD CROSS NOW MAYO CLINIC

2019-04-02T16:02:10+00:00

Gold Cross Ambulance becomes Mayo Clinic Ambulance Gold Cross Ambulance has been part of Mayo Clinic since 1994. The name change will clarify for patients and communities that Mayo Clinic provides their ambulance service, and will reflect the safe, high-quality care that continues to be available to them from Mayo Clinic paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Ambulances, uniforms and building signage will be refreshed with a bold, consistent and highly visible design that aligns with the Mayo Clinic brand. The new look will roll out throughout 2019, first in Rochester, then in the other communities served by Gold [...]

GOLD CROSS NOW MAYO CLINIC2019-04-02T16:02:10+00:00

COMMISSIONERS

2019-03-29T20:51:20+00:00

THE  MARTIN  COUNTY  BOARD MEETS TUESDAY  AT   9 AM.  THE BOARD WILL  CONSIDER HIRE  OF  SEASONAL  PARK CARETAKER POSITION, A RESOLUTION  FOR SUPPORTING LEGISLATION ADDRESSING STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION  FUNDING AND RATIFICATION  OF DECLARATION  OF  A STATE OF EMERGENCY.  COMMISSIONERS ALSO  CONSIDER  SPACE FOR MAIL  ROOM   AND M I S  OFFICE EXPANSION  PROJECT, ARCHITECT PROPOSAL FOR COURTHOUSE  AND DOME TUCK-POINTING PROJECT AND WILL  PROCLAIM APRIL  AS CHILD ABUSE AND  NEGLECT PREVENTION MONTH AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE MARTIN COUNTY  COURTHOUSE. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!

COMMISSIONERS2019-03-29T20:51:20+00:00