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Staff, students try ‘J-Term’

January 18, 2014 ARMSTRONG — It’s not often that students spend the afternoon with their principal, learning how to cook jalapeno poppers. Or have a teacher spend the day talking about blood spatters. more »»

Doctor offers warning about ‘100-day cough’

January 18, 2014 FAIRMONT — Pertussis has a couple of other names: whooping cough and the 100-day cough. If that sounds ominous, it should. more »»

Prairieland finds space for waste

January 18, 2014 TRUMAN — Prairieland is currently storing its garbage because the Wilmarth power plant in Mankato is closed for the month, plant director Billeye Rabbe told the board of directors Friday. more »»

Veterans group seeks used clothing

January 17, 2014 FAIRMONT — Fundraising has been a struggle for the Disabled American Veterans’s South Central chapter, which is comprised of 400-plus men and women in Faribault, Martin, Jackson and Noble counties... more »»

County leaders: It's full-time work

January 16, 2014 FAIRMONT — Those who have served as a county commissioner will say it’s full-time work. Commissioners also see a higher pay than most city council or school board position. more »»

W'bago seeks policing solution

January 16, 2014 WINNEBAGO — Winnebago City Council faces filling two positions following resignations. more »»

'Fresh' water sparks optimism

January 15, 2014 FAIRMONT — One of the goals when building Fairmont’s new water treatment plant was to eliminate taste and odor complaint. more »»

Fairmont enrollment steady

January 15, 2014 FAIRMONT — Across the country, enrollment in fifth-grade classes is low, and Fairmont Area Schools is no exception. more »»

Brown describes weather decisions

January 15, 2014 FAIRMONT — Though 2014 has just begun, the weather has already interrupted the regular school day on several instances. On Jan. 6, Minnesota Gov. more »»

Blue Earth Area will lock doors

January 15, 2014 BLUE EARTH — All doors at Blue Earth Area Schools’ three campus sites will be locked as of Monday, says Superintendent Evan Gough. “Student safety is our No. 1 priority,” he said. more »»

City worries about demo process

January 14, 2014 FAIRMONT — In the future, Fairmont City Council wants residents and businesses to go through a more stringent application process to receive assistance with demolitions. more »»

Study looks at income, housing

January 14, 2014 FAIRMONT — A recent study by Community Partners Research shows some interesting trends in Fairmont: The population might be declining, but its housing needs are increasing; its rich are getting... more »»

Blue Earth joins clay target league

January 14, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Students at Blue Earth Area can participate in clay target league, after the school board approved a cooperative agreement with Fairmont and United South Central schools Monday. more »»

Spectators, participants enjoy competition on the ice

January 13, 2014 FAIRMONT — The relief from below-zero temperatures came just in time for the Blizzard Snowmobile Club’s Icekahana snowmobile races and Southern Minnesota Pond Hockey Tournament held on Hall Lake in... more »»

Kids' concert to help in fight against hunger

January 13, 2014 FAIRMONT — Students throughout the area from all religious denominations will come together this week to put on the annual Kids Against Hunger concert. The event will be held 7 p.m. more »»

Fairmont grad gets her moment on ‘Wheel’

January 11, 2014 FAIRMONT — A Fairmont High School graduate has joined the ranks of the elite few selected to be contestants on “Wheel of Fortune.” Melissa (Botzet) Hicks will appear on the show at 6:30 p.m. Jan. more »»

Program links, aids businesses

January 11, 2014 FAIRMONT — Grow Minnesota! is a statewide effort that’s coming to Fairmont this month. more »»

'Powerless Balc' having good time

January 11, 2014 ELMORE — Jeff Balcom is still powerless and still having fun with it. more »»

Five Lakes Aviation files suit

January 10, 2014 FAIRMONT — Five Lakes Aviation, the airport management firm whose contract was terminated in September by Fairmont City Council, is suing the city for damages in excess of $50,000. more »»

Clinic battles urologist shortage

January 10, 2014 FAIRMONT — Recruiting a urologist isn’t an easy task, particularly for a rural site like Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, but it’s not alone. more »»

 
 

 

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