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Sylvan Learning Center opens in Fairmont

February 18, 2014 FAIRMONT — Brent Burns summed up his business in five words: “We help kids do better. more »»

'Toni Stone' to visit library

February 18, 2014 WINNEBAGO — What was it like to be a woman playing on men’s baseball teams in the 1940s and 1950s? Toni Stone was an early pioneer playing professional baseball in the Negro Leagues, according to th... more »»

History Players offer way to learn

February 18, 2014 WINNEBAGO — Toni Stone is one of the latest people from Minnesota’s history brought to life, says Wendy Jones, director of education for the Minnesota History Center. more »»

Food pack exceeds goal

February 17, 2014 FAIRMONT — The Fairmont National Guard Armory was a sea of hairnets and aprons Saturday as 400 people gave up a day off to help with the Martin County Kids Against Hunger food pack. more »»

‘Mardi Gras’ benefits students

February 17, 2014 FAIRMONT — The annual Mardi Gras celebration to raise scholarship money for Presentation College students has continued to grow since its inaugural year in 2008. more »»

Condition surprises Jensen

February 15, 2014 Donna Jensen knew she was under a lot of stress, working full time and caring for her husband Steve, who has Parkinson’s disease. What she didn’t know was that her heart couldn’t take much more. more »»

North Union students experience retreats

February 15, 2014 ARMSTRONG — When North Union’s freshmen class had the opportunity to experience a respect retreat at the beginning of the school year, it was the upper classmen on the outside looking i. more »»

Students focusing on kindness

February 14, 2014 BLUE EARTH — February is National Kindness Month, so Blue Earth Area Middle School students are having fun with it. more »»

Youth to help fight hunger

February 14, 2014 TRIMONT — In what has become a tradition for the youth group at Trimont Covenant Church, members will participate this weekend in World Vision’s 30-hour famine to raise funds to feed needy children... more »»

Tax break could hurt Martin County

February 13, 2014 FAIRMONT — A proposal to make production tanks tax exempt could have a serious effect on counties with ethanol plants. more »»

Local energy station dedicated

February 13, 2014 FAIRMONT — It took four years for Fairmont Energy Station to come into being, through the joint efforts of Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, the city of Fairmont and its residents. more »»

‘Steel Magnolias’ hitting stage

February 13, 2014 FAIRMONT — The cast of “Steel Magnolias” epitomizes the saying: “The show must go on. more »»

School will not let kids go hungry

February 12, 2014 FAIRMONT — No child in the Fairmont public schools will be denied a meal, even if their lunch account is in arrears, Superintendent Joe Brown told the school board on Tuesday. more »»

Police officer won't face charges

February 12, 2014 BLUE EARTH — No criminal charges will be filed against a Blue Earth police officer, says city administrator Kathy Baile. more »»

W'bago man charged with attempted murder

February 12, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Joseph Dean Conklin of Winnebago has been charged with second-degree attempted murder after allegedly trying to strangle and stab a woman on Thursday. more »»

Theater to re-open in Fairmont

February 11, 2014 FAIRMONT — A movie theater in Fairmont will soon become a reality, following action by the Fairmont Economic Development Authority on Monday. more »»

8th-graders to move in fall

February 11, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area School Board decided this year’s 7th-graders will be starting 8th-grade at the high school in the fall. more »»

City council tables rental ordinance

February 11, 2014 FAIRMONT — After a three-hour marathon of testimony from both sides of the issue, a proposed ordinance establishing standards for rental housing remains in limbo following the Fairmont City Council... more »»

Derby focuses on robotics

February 10, 2014 FAIRMONT — “The Robotic Invasion” took over this year’s North Star District Klondike Derby on Saturday. more »»

Memoir praises local kindness

February 8, 2014 FAIRMONT — Janina Nawarskas is proud to be an American, proud in a way that makes her eyes tear and her voice catch as she talks about the struggles she went through prior to coming here, and the... more »»



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