TRUMAN WOMAN MISSING

2021-12-06T07:25:41-05:00

The Truman Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating Joleigha Johnson, age 42. She was last seen on December 1, 2021, at her residence in the city of Truman. It is unknown what she was wearing that day or her destination or direction of travel. She drives a white 2009 Chevrolet Impala with Minnesota plates CKX 315. Friends and family have not heard from her since and she does not have her cell phone with her.   If you have seen or know the whereabouts of Joleigha Johnson, please contact the Truman Police Department or the Martin County Law [...]

TRUMAN WOMAN MISSING2021-12-06T07:25:41-05:00

FAIRMONT MAN KILLED IN ONE-VEHICLE ROLLOVER

2021-11-19T10:12:19-05:00

On November 17th, 2021, at 3:57 P.M., the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a one vehicle rollover, south of the intersection of County Road 16 and 310th Ave., Blue Earth, Minnesota. Upon arrival, Faribault County Deputies located a 1996 Ford Windstar rolled over in the East ditch. One adult male, Paul McDonough, age 32 of Fairmont, MN, was trapped and had to be extricated. The adult male was pronounced deceased after life saving measures were administered. There were two other occupants in the vehicle who were identified as Kado McDonough, age 18, of Fairmont, MN and Richard Murphy, age [...]

FAIRMONT MAN KILLED IN ONE-VEHICLE ROLLOVER2021-11-19T10:12:19-05:00

TWO JACKSON RESIDENTS KILLED IN CAR CRASH

2021-11-15T14:03:52-05:00

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A Jackson, Minnesota woman and her 1-year-old baby died in a crash in northwestern Iowa that also injured four others, including woman’s two other children, according to the Iowa State Patrol. The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. Saturday at a rural intersection northeast of Spirit Lake in Dickinson County, the patrol said. A patrol investigation found that an eastbound car driven by Mariah Nelson, 29, of Jackson, Minnesota, ran a stop sign and collided with a southbound pickup truck driven by Allen Weinzetl, 63, also of Jackson, Minnesota. Nelson and her 1-year-old son, Symere Williams, died [...]

TWO JACKSON RESIDENTS KILLED IN CAR CRASH2021-11-15T14:03:52-05:00

FAIRMONT AND MANKATO MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM LOCATIONS GET “A” GRADE FOR SAFETY

2021-11-11T10:56:10-05:00

Five Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals in Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Fairmont, Minnesota, La Crosse, Wisconsin; Mankato, Minnesota, and Red Wing, Minnesota  are being recognized with an A grade — the best possible — by The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national non-profit organization that assigns Hospital Safety Grades to 2,600 acute-care hospitals across the nation. "We are incredibly proud to receive an ‘A’ grade for the safety and quality of care provided at our Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals in Mankato and Fairmont," says James Hebl, M.D., regional vice president, Southwest Minnesota Region, Mayo Clinic Health System. "The quality ranking is a [...]

FAIRMONT AND MANKATO MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM LOCATIONS GET “A” GRADE FOR SAFETY2021-11-11T10:56:10-05:00

SHERBURN POWER OUTAGE

2021-11-09T10:11:47-05:00

A transmission line equipment failure caused the Sherburn area power outage Saturday, November 6 at 8 p.m. for an hour. About 600 Federated members lost power who were served by the Manyaska substation and are residents of the City of Sherburn and the surrounding area. Federated crews determined it was an ITC transmission line outage. ITC found a failed lightning arrestor on its transmission. The line with the fault was isolated by ITC staff and power to the substation was restored at 8:53 p.m. “This substation, since it was acquired from Alliant in 2015, is at a different voltage than Federated’s [...]

SHERBURN POWER OUTAGE2021-11-09T10:11:47-05:00

FAIRMONT MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE

2021-10-28T07:15:16-05:00

A man from Minnesota was arrested Sunday after a high-speed pursuit through Clay and Dickinson counties. The Spencer Police Department says 31-year-old Shawn Gaston of Fairmont is facing charges of eluding, possession of a firearm by a felon and several drug charges. Authorities say the pursuit began at about 1 p.m. when Spencer Police and Clay County Deputies stopped an SUV in Spencer. When officers approached the vehicle, it reportedly fled the scene leading officers on a pursuit through Spencer. The pursuit continued out of Spencer with speeds exceeding 100 mph, eventually ending in the area west of Milford. Authorities say [...]

FAIRMONT MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE2021-10-28T07:15:16-05:00

FAIRMONT TRAIN DERAILMENT

2021-10-27T15:55:56-05:00

At 2:40 p.m. Wednesday there was train derailment near Cargill and the Martin County Fairgrounds on the west side of Fairmont.  Traffic is shut down northbound at Bixby corner (CR 26/190th Ave) and shut down southbound at 130th St/190th Ave. Traffic is being re-routed near this area. Businesses to the north of the railroad tracks were being evacuated as a precaution. Initial reports indicated four cars derailed with no reports of injuries. (Listener provided photos)

FAIRMONT TRAIN DERAILMENT2021-10-27T15:55:56-05:00

MnDOT to host Highway 263 open houses in Welcome and Ceylon

2021-10-20T08:54:45-05:00

MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is hosting two open houses to share information on the Highway 263 project from I-90 to Ceylon, which is planned for 2022 construction. Community members are invited to attend on either Tuesday, October 26 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Welcome American Legion (112 Dugan Street North, Welcome), or Wednesday, October 27 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Legends II (103 East Main Street, Ceylon). For those unable to attend, materials will be available on the project website: mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy263ceylon/ No formal presentation is planned, and attendees are welcome to arrive anytime. Staff will [...]

MnDOT to host Highway 263 open houses in Welcome and Ceylon2021-10-20T08:54:45-05:00

FAIRMONT COMMUNITY MEETINGS COMING UP

2021-10-19T14:00:15-05:00

Fairmont residents are invited to another "Conversations With The City" on Thursday, October 21st from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the SMEC Building, 115 Park Street In Fairmont. The event will be held downstairs in Room 012. Fairmont City Staff will be answering your questions and listening to your concerns. All citizens are invited to attend.  Public notice is also given that there will be an informational meeting on Monday, October 25th at 3:30 p.m. in the Fairmont City Hall Council Chambers. This will be a public meeting where a Minnesota State Building Code Official will present information on the State [...]

FAIRMONT COMMUNITY MEETINGS COMING UP2021-10-19T14:00:15-05:00

FAIRMONT ARSON INVESTIGATION

2021-10-01T10:12:41-05:00

The Fairmont Police Department is asking the public to call the Minnesota Arson Hotline with any information about the structure fire that occurred in the restrooms at Veterans Park in Fairmont on or about September 20th. Callers can remain anonymous. You can also submit a tip online at the Fairmont PD website under the "Contact Us" tab.   The Minnesota Chapter of thee International Association of Arson Investigation is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of and conviction of the offender or offenders through the Minnesota Arson Reward Project. The phone number for the [...]

FAIRMONT ARSON INVESTIGATION2021-10-01T10:12:41-05:00
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