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City proposes 9% hike

September 29, 2015 FAIRMONT — Fairmont City Council adopted a proposed levy of $3.7 million (an 8.9 percent increase) and a proposed 2016 budget of more than $13. more »»

Genesis Classical Academy school takes off

September 28, 2015 WINNEBAGO – After operating for only one month, Genesis Classical Academy has taken off with a running star. more »»

Alert dog could help boy with rare condition

September 26, 2015 Although 2-year-old Gentry Chase was born with a condition known as congenital panhypopituitarism, mom Nichole notes that he was not diagnosed until he was 15 months old. more »»

UHD will open clinic in Fairmont

September 26, 2015 FAIRMONT — United Hospital District of Blue Earth, already with clinics in Blue Earth, Wells and Winnebago, has purchased a building near the downtown area in Fairmont. Located at 221 E. First St. more »»

Opera House season tickets going on sale

September 26, 2015 FAIRMONT — The upcoming entertainment series at the Fairmont Opera House offers a cross-section of genres from blues to flamenco to Bon Jovi. “There is a huge variety,” said Dr. more »»

Homecoming gets under way

September 26, 2015 FAIRMONT — Homecoming festivities at Fairmont Junior-Senior High School kicked off Friday with the announcement of royalty candidates. more »»

Legion to host shrimp dinner

September 26, 2015 CEYLON — Ceylon Legion will hold a shrimp dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Ceylon Legion. The menu includes baked potato or French fries, green beans, garlic toast, bars and beverage. more »»

Summer series wrapping up on Saturday

September 25, 2015 The Summer Event Series in Fairmont sponsored by “The Gathering” will culminate Saturday with a special birthday celebration, including an informal exhibit, “a play of sorts” by Scott Erickson, plus... more »»

A push to keep on giving

September 25, 2015 WELCOME — Valero Renewables has earned a reputation for giving back to the communit. more »»

Students dip toes into politics

September 24, 2015 FAIRMONT — Six Fairmont Junior-Senior High School students experienced their first taste of national politics this week when they attended a town hall meeting in Mason City, Iowa, featuring Jeb Bush... more »»

Truman Homecoming is next week

September 24, 2015 TRUMAN — Remember to attend the alpaca farm tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Golden Meadow Alpacas at 82363 State Highway 30 near Lewisville. more »»

School, teachers ratify contract

September 23, 2015 FAIRMONT — Contract negotiations between Education Minnesota-Fairmont and the Fairmont Area School Board went smoothly, as the two parties crafted a two-year pact that fulfilled similar goals on bot... more »»

School OKs preliminary 5% tax hike

September 23, 2015 FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area School Board on Tuesday approved a preliminary property tax levy of 5 percent for 2016, bucking the trend of most school districts that give initial approval to the... more »»

Family: Daughter faces fight

September 23, 2015 Mike and Brittney Somnis want to send a message to those who feel sorry for them:?“Everybody says, ‘We feel bad for you.’ No, it isn’t us,” Mike says. “It’s our daughter. Feel for her. Support her. more »»

Standard-based grading gets a shot

September 23, 2015 BLUE EARTH — When it comes to providing a quality education for children, many parents want the very best. But what defines the very best is a question that plagues parents and educators alike. more »»

Referendum meetings set

September 23, 2015 SHERBURN — The Women’s Fellowship Group of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Sherburn will sponsor and host a sandwich and salad luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. more »»

GHEC forum tackles bond issues

September 22, 2015 GRANADA — Granada-Huntley-East Chain School on Monday offered the public a chance to discuss an upcoming Nov. 3 vote on a building bond and operating levy. The forum was held at the school in Granada. more »»

B.E. parking issue up in air

September 22, 2015 BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth City Council discussed the upcoming 2016 Main Street improvements on Monday. more »»

Truman opts for radio upgrades

September 22, 2015 TRUMAN — Truman City Council on Monday approved a request from Josh Kitzerow, assistant director for the Truman Ambulance Service, to provide funds for upgrades to the ARMOR radios used by the city’... more »»

Teacher researches options

September 21, 2015 As with many school classrooms, students often need a wide variety of materials, and funding for those items can be a difficult problem for both parents and teachers to face. more »»



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