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School, community loses beloved ‘Murph’

January 27, 2016 FAIRMONT — Dennis Murphy, long-time teacher in the Fairmont Area School District, died Tuesday at his home in Fairmont. He was 74 years old. more »»

Board approves study fee

January 27, 2016 FAIRMONT — A contract for architectural designs to modify the entrance and office area at Fairmont Junior-Senior High School received approval from the Fairmont Area School Board on Tuesday. more »»

Fur-trading industry comes to life

January 27, 2016 Students from the region gathered at Martin Luther High School in Northrop on Tuesday to enjoy an opportunity to learn about Minnesota history up close. more »»

Zoning group gives wind tower project go-ahead

January 27, 2016 FAIRMONT — The Martin County Planning and Zoning Board met Tuesday to consider granting a conditional use permit to Alliant Energy, for a wind tower project in Jay Township, on a property along 40th... more »»

Firemen’s Dance slated

January 27, 2016 SHERBURN — Martin County West drama department will present its one-act play for the public to see at 6 p.m. tonight. more »»

City OKs 5 percent rate hike

January 26, 2016 FAIRMONT — A public hearing on a 5 percent increase in the softened water service rate didn’t draw any residents’ comments at the Fairmont City Council meeting Monday, but one council member couldn’... more »»

Sheriff’s Office earns honor

January 26, 2016 FAIRMONT — The Martin County Sheriff’s Office recently received an outstanding agency award from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety for showing “a considerable commitment to the Toward Zero... more »»

Kids make caps for patients

January 25, 2016 FAIRMONT — Students at St. Paul Lutheran School in Fairmont have found a heartwarming —and headwarming — way to celebrate Lutheran Schools Week this week. more »»


January 25, 2016 Masons to offer scholarships FAIRMONT — Chain Lake Masonic Lodge #64 will offer scholarships to nine (9) graduating seniors in Martin County for 2016. more »»

Drug court coordinator job in limbo

January 23, 2016 BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners recently heard from Fifth Judicial District Administrator Michael Kelley and Drug Court interim coordinator John Schiro concerning changes to... more »»

Committee forming for local veterans memorial

January 23, 2016 FAIRMONT — A public meeting was held this week at the Fairmont American Legion to discuss establishing a committee for a countywide veterans memorial in the Fairmont area. Lee C. more »»

Business nominations open

January 23, 2016 FAIRMONT — If you live or work in Martin County, you have the opportunity to nominate a local business for the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award. more »»

Ag scholarships providing $4,200

January 23, 2016 FAIRMONT — Martin County students planning to pursue an agricultural-related career may apply for two Agriculture Future of America scholarships. more »»

Kasper to speak at SJV event

January 23, 2016 FAIRMONT — St. John Vianney Catholic Schools will host its annual Dinner Dance fundraiser next Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Fairmont. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. more »»

Historical group slates meeting

January 23, 2016 CEYLON — Coffee Lovers meet 8:30-10 a.m. each Thursday at the Ceylon Legion. All men and women in the area are invited to join them for good brew and good fellowship. n Members of S. more »»

Youth internship program renewed

January 22, 2016 FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners this week approved a new agreement with Minnesota Valley Action Council for the Summer Youth Work Experience program. more »»

GHEC making wireless upgrade

January 22, 2016 GRANADA — The Granada-Huntley-East Chain School Board on Thursday received a technology report from IT specialist Jim Paisley. He noted that wireless access will soon start being set up in the school. more »»

Pancake event slated for Feb. 7

January 22, 2016 WELCOME — Worship on Wednesdays continues each Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Child-centered worship and activities are featured. Children age 3 to those in sixth grade, will gather at 6:30 p. more »»

Children pitch in for mission work

January 22, 2016 The kids of St. James Lutheran School in Northrop were recently afforded an opportunity to be directly involved with the mission work of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. more »»

Transit complaints in spotlight

January 21, 2016 FAIRMONT — The Faribault-Martin County Joint Transit Board has decided to be proactive in educating the public about the new transit system, as well as addressing some recent customer service... more »»



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