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 [...]
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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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
AMATEUR BASEBALL Region 13C Playoffs Final Four - Best of 3 Series Wednesday Night Hadley Buttermakers at Milroy Irish Fairmont Martins at Luverne Redbirds Drafted players for next round: Milroy selects Colin Lovell from Windom, Luverne takes Kobe Lovell from Windom, Hadley selects Luke Gilbertson from Windom, Fairmont chooses Gavin Jacobsen from Jackson. SOFTBALL American Legion State Tournament in Mankato this past weekend 1st Round Howard Lake 3, Bemidji 2 Browerville 3, Adams 1 Fairmont 7, Parkers Prairie 1 Hayfield 6, Wadena 4 Semifinals Browerville 8, Howard Lake 7 (9 innings) Hayfield 6, Fairmont 1 Consolation Semifinals Adams 6, [...]
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. [...]
REGION 13C PLAYOFFS BEST OF 3 GAME SERIES, GAME ONE Fairmont Martins 7, Windom Pirates 6 Milroy Irish 5, Ruthton Royals 0 Luverne Redbirds 10, Adrian A's 0 (7 innings) Hadley at Jackson, postponed to Thursday night due to rain Jon Traetow had a go-ahead two run triple in the top of the 9th to give the Fairmont Martins a 6-4 lead. Tyler Tennyson brought Traetow home with a sacrifice fly for what would be the eventual game-winning run. Tennyson also homered earlier in the game. Spencer Chirpich got the final three outs to earn the save. Game Two [...]
REGION 13C AMATEUR PLAYOFFS (Best 2 of 3 Series) Game 1 Fairmont Martins 12, Pipestone A's 1 Fox Lake Foxes 6, Ruthton Royals 0 Adrian A's 2, Lakefield Horned Frogs 0 Luverne Redbirds 13, Heron Lake Lakers 1 Hadley Buttermakers 8, Mountain Lake Lakers 2 Jackson Bulls win via forfeit over Worthington Cubs IOWA STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT Class 2A Semifinals Wilton 14, North Union 1 Iowa City Regina 7, Central Springs 4 Consolation Van Meter 12, Mount Ayr 3 Louisa-Muscatine 7, Logan-Magnolia 2 Class 1A Semifinals SE Warren 6, North Linn 2 Twin Cedars 7, Martensdale St. Mary's 2 [...]
First Nite League Regular Season Final Standings Windom Pirates 16-3 Jackson Bulls 13-6 Fairmont Martins 12-7 Fox Lake Foxes 7-12 Lakefield Horned Frogs 7-12 Mountain Lake Lakers 6-13 Heron Lake Lakers 3-16 Gopher League Regular Season Final Standings Milroy Irish 18-1 Luverne Redbirds 17-2 Hadley Buttermakers 14-5 Adrian A's 7-12 Pipestone A's 5-14 Ruthton Royals 5-14 Worthington Cubs 2-16 Playoffs beginning Wednesday, July 20 Best 2 of 3 Pipestone at Fairmont Hadley vs. Mountain Lake Heron Lake at Luverne Worthington at Jackson Adrian at Lakefield Ruthton at Fox Lake (Truman) Windom and Milroy have first round byes