A FAIRMONT MAN IS FACING FELONY CHARGES OF ASSAULT 2ND DEGREE-DANGEROUS WEAPON,AND TWO FELONY DOMESTIC ASSAULT COUNTS FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT IN FAIRMONT ON TUESDAY. ACCORDING TO THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT 32 YEAR OLD BLAKE LOUIS BANGSUND FACES MAX SENTENCES IF CONVICTED OF 7 YEARS IN PRISON/ $14,000 FINE FOR THE 2ND DEGREE ASSAULT CHARGE AND 5 YEARS/$10,000 FINES FOR EACH OF THE TWO DOMESTIC ASSAULT CHARGES. BANGSUND HAS PRIOR DOMESTIC ASSAULT CONVICTIONS IN 2011 AND 2015 ACCORDING TO THE POLICE REPORT. 28 YEAR OLD BRANDON GERALD ROSS OF FAIRMONT IS FACING THREE FELONY COUNTS FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT LAST MONTH. ACCORDING TO [...]
The 22nd annual Martin County Blue Ribbon Pork Cook Off was held Wednesday night at the Martin County Fair. Green Mill Restaurant of Fairmont won first place in the connoisseur division with a German pork spaetzle topped with sundried tomato pesto and garnished with a pumpernickel crumble. The Blazer Bar placed second. Butcher Block was third with butter garlic pork cutlets The Blazer Bar took first place in the people’s choice division with a pulled pork corn chowder made with local meat.Marina Lodge placed second with pork carnitas enchiladas, topped with queso fresco and a cilantro lime sauce. Scotty Biggs [...]
AN IOWA MAN WAS INJURED IN A TWO VEHICLE CRASH ON INTERSTATE 90 NORTH OF FAIRMONT JUST AFTER NOON WEDNESDAY. A VEHICLE DRIVEN BY 63 YEAR OLD ADRIAN LEE ULLESTAD OF SCARVILLE,IOWA ATTEMPTED TO TURN AROUND IN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE BETWEEN CONES. A SEMI DRIVEN BY 29 YEAR OLD KENARD LONZELL KELLY OF MANSON,IOWA SWERVED TO AVOID THE TURNING CAR BUT STRUCK THE FRONT END ON THE PASSENGER SIDE AND WENT ACROSS THE MEDIAN INTO LANES CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION. ADRIAN ULLESTAD WAS TRANSPORTED TO MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM -FAIRMONT FOR TREATMENT OF WHAT WAS DESCRIBED AS NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES ACCORDING [...]
Voters in Truman approved to abolish the city’s Public Utilities Commission Tuesday. There were 125 votes in favor of the abolition, while 40 votes were against the measure. The Truman City Council decided in late May to put the fate of the PUC in the hands of voters. With the three-member PUC abolished, the city council will assume its responsibilities. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!
Two adult males face felony charges after two BB-gun related incidents, including an adult male who was shot while riding his bicycle. According to the Fairmont Police Department 21 year old Brandon Grant Prestridge of St.Peter faces two felony charges- 2nd Degree Assault and 1st Degree Damage to Property. 25 year old Dakota Joseph Haegeman of Fairmont faces a 2nd Degree Assault with a Dangerous Weapon charge. At 6:26 p.m. Saturday, Fairmont police officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of North Prairie Avenue on a report of a man who was shot with a pellet gun while riding [...]
The Fairmont City Council postponed a vote Monday to update the city’s record retention and data practices policy after three council members wanted a summary of any major changes from existing policy. The policy governs procedures to handle information requests from private citizens. Flaherty & Hood, the city’s interim legal counsel, requested the policy update after handling several information requests for the city. The law firm suggested that rather than evaluate Fairmont’s existing policy and procedures, the city should adopt a model of data practices and records retention program that is familiar to the attorneys and used in other [...]
THE FAIRMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY MONDAY APPROVED RECOMMENDING TO THE CITY COUNCIL A PLAN TO TO ABATE PROPERTY TAXES FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION OF RENTAL HOUSING IN FAIRMONT. SOME BOARD MEMBERS LOBBIED FOR THE SAME INCENTIVE FOR REPURPOSING AND RENOVATING EXISTING STRUCTURES TO BE INCLUDED. THE PROPOSED ABATEMENT WOULD BE FOR 10 YEARS. FAIRMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR LINSEY PRUESS HAD SOME GOOD NEWS ABOUT PROFINIUM COVERING THE COST FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD TRAINING FOR ALL DAY CARE PROVIDERS AND CENTERS IN FAIRMONT. THE BOARD APPROVED COVERING THE COST OF LEAD REMOVAL CERTIFICATION FOR ANY CONTRACTORS WILLING TO WORK ON SMALL CITIES [...]
MARTIN COUNTY FAIR TIME IS HERE !! AFTER ENTRY DAY MONDAY AT THE FAIRGROUNDS , THINGS KICK INTO FULL GEAR STARTING TUESDAY . ROBBIN CELANDER,FAIR BOARD PRESIDENT, COMMENTED ON SOMETHING NEW ON THE FAIRGROUNDS.. THE PERMANENT MARTIN 4-H OFFICE HAS MOVED TO THE FAIRGROUNDS. A NEW EVENT COMES UP ON SATURDAY DURING BACON CAPITAL, U S A DAY AT THE FAIR. THERE WILL BE A BACON AND BEER FEST TASTING EVENT ON SATURDAY FROM 3-6 PM. MINNESOTA'S OTHER GREAT FAIR RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY AUGUST 18 AT THE MARTIN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS IN FAIRMONT Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!! [...]
THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY AT 5:30 PM. THE COUNCIL WILL ACT ON APPOINTING A RESPONSIBLE AUTHORITY FOR RECORDS RETENTION AND DATA PRACTICES POLICY, APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF MINNESOTA AND A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT. LICENSES AND AN EVENT PERMIT WILL BE APPROVED. A NEW POLICE OFFICER WILL BE INTRODUCED AND THERE WILL BE A PRESENTATION BY THE PARK LEADERS REGARDING THE SUMMER FREE PLAYGROUND AND PARK PROGRAM AT MONDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS. Paste In or Write Your Content Here!!!!!!!!!
Plans to open a Taco Bell at 2235 N. State St. moved forward Tuesday when the Fairmont Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for a 60-foot sign for the business. A representative from BFI Estate Holdings told commissioners that they hope to open in three months, in the late October/early November range. City Code limits signs in a general business zone to 40 feet in height, unless a conditional use permit is obtained. BFI previously had submitted a conditional use application for an 80-foot sign but withdrew that request to re-submit one for 60 feet similar to other [...]