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Thursday’s Local Sports Scores


BASEBALL Fairmont 8, Blue Earth Area 1 JCC 2, Redwood Valley 1 Mankato Loyola 7, Madelia 1 Blooming Prairie 13, Maple River 11 Springfield 10, Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 0 NRHEG 13, USC 3 St. Peter 6, Mankato East 2 Edgerton 9, Mountain Lake-Comfrey 8 JWP 10, WEM 7   SOFTBALL Blue Earth Area 8, Fairmont 7 (8 innings) Blooming Prairie 3, Maple River 2 Mankato East 16, LeSueur-Henderson 6 Marshall 9, Pipestone 1 (game 1)  Pipestone 3, Marshall 2 (game 2) St. Peter 15, Waseca 0 Wabasso 15,  MVL 0 USC 8, NRHEG 0 Windom 19, Worthington 2 Springfield 10, [...]

Thursday’s Local Sports Scores2024-04-12T10:46:08-05:00

Monday’s Local Sports Scoreboard


BASEBALL Luverne 4, Fairmont 2 HL-O-F 2, Mountain Lake-Comfrey 1 USC 6, Medford 2 Red Rock Central/WWG 4, Adrian-Ellsworth 2 Hayfield 3, J-W-P 1   SOFTBALL BEA 18, GHEC-T-ML 2 J-W-P 9, Hayfield 8   TENNIS Fairmont 6, Worthington 1    

Monday’s Local Sports Scoreboard2024-04-09T11:28:05-05:00

Fairmont City Council Approves New City Administrator


Monday night the Fairmont City Council voted unanimously to approve the hire of Matt Skaret as the new City Administrator.  Skaret has been serving as the City Administrator for the City of Jackson, Minnesota, where he has been in the position since 2018. Prior to this, he served as the City Manager/EDA Director for the City of Springfield, Minnesota, for nearly four years, as the City Clerk/Administrator for the City of Milford, Iowa for four and a half years, and as the City Manager for the City of Madison, Minnesota, for over three years. Skaret holds a bachelor's degree in Political [...]

Fairmont City Council Approves New City Administrator2024-04-09T11:13:18-05:00

Martin County Sheriff Announces New Evidence In Cold Case


The Martin County Sheriff's Office, in a press release, announced on Thursday that they have submitted evidence to the BCA Laboratory in St. Paul. Through the help of the BCA, they discovered an unknown DNA sample from the murder scene of Sherburn resident JoAnn Bontjes, which occurred on October 3, 1975. They are currently in the process of trying to determine whose DNA this is. Martin County Sheriff's Office has announced multiple DNA samples have been collected from various individuals, with none of their profiles matching the new DNA sample profile. If you have any information regarding the murder of JoAnn [...]

Martin County Sheriff Announces New Evidence In Cold Case2024-04-04T12:38:35-05:00

Former Armstrong City Clerk Pleads Guilty


A third defendant connected to a lengthy investigation involving several former Armstrong , Iowa, city leaders has pled guilty to charges. Online court records show Connie Thackery was originally charged with second and third degree theft, along with ongoing criminal conduct and non-felonious misconduct in February 2021 after an investigation by the State of Iowa found a number of irregularities during an investigation into the city’s finances. Thackery, who served as Armstrong City Clerk until retiring in 2016, submitted a written guilty plea last month as part of a plea deal and is scheduled for sentencing Thursday, May 2nd. Two other [...]

Former Armstrong City Clerk Pleads Guilty2024-04-04T12:29:33-05:00

Thursday’s Local Sports


BASEBALL Fairmont at Jackson Co. Central, 5 p.m. St. James Area at Windom, 5:30 p.m. New Ulm at Hutchinson   SOFTBALL Jackson Co. Central at Fairmont, 5 p.m. Adrian at Luverne, 5 p.m. Blue Earth Area at Waseca, 5:30 p.m.   TRACK AND FIELD Fairmont Early Bird Invitational - Mankato East, Maple River, New Ulm, and St. Peter attending. Field Events at 4, Track Events at 4:30 Mountain Lake Invitational - MCW and GHEC-TML-M among school attending, 4:15 p.m. Indoor at Minnesota State, Mankato - St. James Area, BEA, JWP, WEM, and MVL, 5:30 p.m.    

Thursday’s Local Sports2024-04-05T14:21:30-05:00

Postseason Basketball


MINNESOTA BOYS BASKETBALL STATE TOURNAMENT   Class AAAA quarterfinals Rogers (21-9) 64, No. 1 Wayzata (28-1) 77 No. 5 Cretin-Derham Hall (24-4) 57, No. 4 Farmington (23-6) 56 Eagan (17-12) 73, No. 2 Park Center (25-3) 70 Coon Rapids (16-13) 36, No. 3 Minnetonka (22-6) 83   Class AAA quarterfinals Stewartville (26-4) 48, No. 1 Totino-Grace (25-5) 57 No. 5 DeLaSalle (20-9) 74, No. 4 Orono (19-10) 64 Chisago Lakes (22-7) 41, No. 2 Mankato East (26-2) 80 Minneapolis South (21-5) 70, No. 3 Alexandria Area (24-5) 72   Class AA quarterfinals Jackson County Central (21-8) 66, No. 2 Albany (29-2) 87 Pelican Rapids (25-6) 62, No. 3 [...]

Postseason Basketball2024-03-21T13:19:34-05:00

Schmeeckle Foundation awards $394,013 in Grants


The Schmeeckle Foundation recently approved fourteen grants totaling $394,013 to support initiatives in Martin County, Minnesota. This now brings the total investment into Martin County by the Schmeeckle Foundation to over $5,500,000. These grants support the Schmeeckle Foundation’s three core focus areas: early childhood care and education, serving the disabled and elderly, and promoting the arts. The Schmeeckle Foundation is a private family foundation serving Martin County, Minnesota. Its mission is to carry on the legacy of long-time Martin County resident, Juanita Ellen (Teubner) Schmeeckle, to provide grants for the betterment of Martin County. The recent award recipients are: $15,000 to [...]

Schmeeckle Foundation awards $394,013 in Grants2024-03-13T10:42:30-05:00

Three Fairmont High Students Qualify For National Speech Tournament


This weekend, ten members of the Fairmont Speech Team competed at the Southern District National Qualifying Tournament for Speech hosted by Woodbury and Eagan High School in the Twin Cities. Fairmont Freshman Leon Yang was the Champion in Humorous Interpretation and qualified for the national tournament. Fairmont Juniors Grace Simpson and Oliver Thedens placed 3rd in Duo Interpretation and qualified for the national tournament. Fairmont Junior Grace Simpson placed 4th in Dramatic Interpretation and qualified for the national tournament. Grace Simpson elected to take Duo Interpretation with Oliver Thedens as the NSDA only allows for a student to take one main [...]

Three Fairmont High Students Qualify For National Speech Tournament2024-03-11T13:42:12-05:00

Weekend Sports Scoreboard


BOYS BASKETBALL Section 3AA Semifinals Jackson County Central 59, Redwood Valley 46 Morris Area 55, Eden Valley-Watkins 53   Section 3A Semifinals Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 64, Hills-Beaver Creek 54 Central MN Christian 72, Minneota 60   Section 2AAA Semifinals Mankato East 87, Hutchinson 44 New Ulm 69, Mankato West 62   BOYS HOCKEY   State Class AA Tournament Championship Edina 2, Chanhassen 1   State Class A Tournament Championship St. Cloud Cathedral 3, Hermantown 1  

Weekend Sports Scoreboard2024-03-10T09:36:26-05:00
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