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Local entrepreneur dies at 71

February 3, 2014 SHERBURN — Harold Schweiss had a sense of humor and an inventive mind, and he was always looking for a better way to make things work, his family said following the death of the local entrepreneur. more »»

Highway 15 upgrade slated

February 1, 2014 FAIRMONT — Highway 15 north of Fairmont will undergo a month-long resurfacing project this summer. more »»

School to add all-day kindergarten

February 1, 2014 SHERBURN — Martin County West will begin all-day kindergarten classes next school year. more »»

Kiwanis has plans to help youth

January 31, 2014 FAIRMONT — Fairmont Early Risers Kiwanis recently obtained tax-exempt status. In doing so, it also created a fund to help area youth organizations for years to come. more »»

Antique shop opens in mall

January 30, 2014 FAIRMONT — Back in Time Treasures isn’t the kind of business venture that develops overnight. more »»

School honors its principal

January 30, 2014 FAIRMONT — St. John Vianney students kicked off Catholic Schools Week with their 10th annual dinner dance Saturday night. more »»

Fairmont could add school days

January 29, 2014 FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area School Board took action Tuesday that would eliminate three days off for students — maybe. more »»

Actor paying his dues, building his dream

January 29, 2014 FAIRMONT — Josh Vetter’s acting career has come a long way since his first foray on a local stage in 2000. “It was [Fairmont] Children’s Theatre, the summer after fourth grade,” he recalled. more »»

Seniors tout Martin Luther High

January 29, 2014 NORTHROP — Spend any time with the 18 students who comprise the Martin Luther High School class of 2014 and you’ll probably be impressed. There’s no cockiness. They take their studies seriously. more »»

Couple loses everything in fire

January 29, 2014 ARMSTRONG — A couple living in Maple Hill, west of Armstrong, lost everything in a house fire last weekend. more »»

Rental rules stir debate

January 28, 2014 FAIRMONT — City Hall was packed Monday night with people for and against a proposed rental ordinance. The forum precedes another public hearing on the ordinance slated for Feb. more »»

Sewing party set for Sunday

January 28, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Sunday will be special at Michele’s Sewing in Blue Earth, but not because of the big game. “A good, feel-good day,” said Michele Hard, who owns the sewing and vacuum store. more »»

N. Union selects Berninghaus

January 28, 2014 ARMSTRONG — After nearly two hours in closed session Monday, the North Union School Board voted to offer a contract to interim Superintendent Matt Berninghaus. more »»

Ortman aims to replace Franken

January 27, 2014 FAIRMONT — The race to replace Al Franken is under way. Among those with high hopes of doing so is Republican state Sen. Julianne Ortman of Chanhassen. more »»

Treasurer of the year: Award goes to Thompson

January 27, 2014 BLUE EARTH — John Thompson got a surprise when he attended the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of County Officers this month: He was named Treasurer of the Year. more »»

Power plant touts accident-free status

January 27, 2014 SHERBURN — The Fox Lake power-generating station north of Sherburn quietly hit a rare and remarkable milestone earlier this week. more »»

Local landlords wary of proposal

January 25, 2014 FAIRMONT — Local landlords are unhappy, at least the dozen who showed up Friday at the Sentinel to voice their concerns about a rental ordinance Fairmont City Council is considering. more »»

Skow returns to set up shop

January 25, 2014 FAIRMONT — Feb. 3 is the date Dr. Zephanie Skow is waiting for, the date she can start seeing patients at her new practice: Align Chiropractic and Acupunctur. more »»

Police officer placed on leave

January 25, 2014 BLUE EARTH — A Blue Earth police officer has been placed on administrative leave by City Council. Todd Purvis is on paid leave pending an investigation into allegations, unrevealed at this tim. more »»

Expert: Animals don't know you're helping

January 25, 2014 FAIRMONT — In the past 15 years, Jennifer Woods has trained more than 10,000 people in the United States and Canada on safety practices for vehicular accidents involving livestock. more »»



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