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Fairmont grad makes mark in television

November 28, 2015 When Jennifer Simpson began working in the entertainment industry, it was almost a cliche that she started in the mail room at WME, a talent agency in Los Angeles. more »»

Boy, 9, brings holiday cheer

November 28, 2015 “I just love Christmas,” says 9-year-old Ian McConnell. more »»

Church to host Christmas event

November 28, 2015 CEYLON — The Circle of Faith Parish women and guests are invited to the Christmas party at St. Peter Lutheran Church on Wednesday. It will begin with a 6 p.m. supper, with the program to follow. more »»

30-year business still thrives

November 27, 2015 FAIRMONT — Unlike many small business that fail within the first few years, the Extra Touch in Five Lakes Centre is an anomaly that has thrived for 30 years, largely due to the ability of owner Barb... more »»

Entities plan for merger

November 27, 2015 FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area Kinship and Martin County Mentoring are in the process of working out a contract to combine the two entities. At a Nov. more »»

‘Shop in Truman Day’ nears

November 27, 2015 TRUMAN — All entrance fees to all Minnesota state parks will be waived on Friday. What a great time to travel to Mineopa State Park near Mankato to view the buffalo. more »»

Welcome Legion calls to veterans

November 27, 2015 WELCOME — The members of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Welcome will meet to decorate the church for Christmas beginning at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow. Everyone is welcome to help. more »»


November 27, 2015 Nurse practitioner joins Mayo FAIRMONT — Siri Heille, nurse practitioner, is the most recent provider to join Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont’s behavioral health team. more »»

‘Shop Sherburn’ event coming up

November 25, 2015 SHERBURN — The 10th annual “Staying Home for the Holidays-Shop Sherburn” event is coming soon. This year’s “Shop Sherburn” will be held Dec. 4-5. A soup and sandwich supper sponsored by St. more »»

Principals: FAST gets fast results

November 25, 2015 FAIRMONT — Fairmont Academic Support Time, more commonly known as FAST at Fairmont Junior-Senior High School, has existed only a few months, but already has had a positive impact on students,... more »»

Keep pets healthy, happy

November 25, 2015 While humans typically enjoy the decorating, the gift-giving and the family gatherings that come with Christmas, all of these can post obstacles to the quadrupeds in our lives. more »»

Great gifts for great pets

November 25, 2015 If you’re thinking of getting your cat or dog a gift for Christmas, Karen Folkers, president of the Martin County Humane Society at the Carl Nettifee Memorial Animal Shelter, has a few suggestions. more »»


November 25, 2015 Profinium recognizes employees FAIRMONT — Each year, Profinium recognizes employees who exemplify the pursuit to be “vested in our communities’ success with leadership, resources and time. more »»

Study of housing completed

November 24, 2015 FAIRMONT — Three graduate students from the urban studies program at Minnesota State-Mankato presented the Fairmont City Council with a local housing plan Monday. more »»

Transit driver earns recognition

November 24, 2015 William “Bill” Barry was recently named Minnesota Bus Operator of the Year by the Minnesota Public Transit Association “in honor of his professionalism and commitment to public transit in Minnesot. more »»

Salvation Army: Residents still in need

November 23, 2015 FAIRMONT — With more than 200 available area jobs listed on the City of Fairmont website, you might think that local residents are on solid economic footing, but that isn’t the case, according to... more »»


November 23, 2015 CREST offers experience FAIRMONT — CREST: Volunteers Helping Neighbors in Need joins hundreds of volunteer caregiving organizations across the nation in celebrating the month of November as Nationa... more »»

New transit plan seeks efficiencies

November 21, 2015 FAIRMONT — The new joint transit system between Martin and Faribault counties may seem a little confusing at first, but the overall effect will be more efficiency, and add some structure for those... more »»

Owner brings new flavor

November 21, 2015 Edie’s Restaurant has been a staple of the Fairmont community for more than 40 years. more »»

Family gym helps kids fight cabin fever

November 21, 2015 FAIRMONT — Pre-schoolers love to run and play, but often our winter weather is not conducive to outdoor activities. more »»

Churches plan special services

November 21, 2015 CEYLON — Next Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert will have special services at 9:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving. more »»



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