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Book Club meets today

February 13, 2015 WELCOME —Welcome Area Book Club will meet 11 a.m. today at the Welcome Café to discuss the book “The Healing Quilt” by Wand Burnstetter. All members are encouraged to attend. more »»

Fairmont Foods finds suitor

February 13, 2015 FAIRMONT — News of a potential buyer for Fairmont Foods of Minnesota was met with a joy and relief around town Thursday. Fairmont Foods has entered into a letter of intent with Downs Food Group Inc. more »»

Boy relies on feeding tube

February 13, 2015 This is the fifth annual Feeding Tube Awareness Week. There are more than 300 conditions that require tube feedin. more »»

GHEC, Truman consider options

February 13, 2015 GRANADA?— Superintendent Dale Brandsoy on Thursday updated Granada-Huntley-East Chain school board members on discussions between GHEC and Truman. more »»

Man pleads guilty to assault

February 12, 2015 FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man has pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and will be sentenced Tuesday. more »»

Students vie for FFA awards

February 12, 2015 SHERBURN — Nine Martin County West students interviewed for their State FFA Degree while 20 additional students competed for a Proficiency Award on Wednesday in Westbrook. more »»

‘I Spy’ night set for Feb. 19

February 12, 2015 TRUMAN — Evelyn Hamilton is celebrating her 96th birthday today. We hope you enjoy your special day, Evelyn. n All kids are invited to the Truman Public Library from 3:15-5 p.m. more »»

W’bago may sell properties

February 12, 2015 WINNEBAGO — Winnebago City Council held financial discussions this week concerning various purchases and sales. Among other things, the city is considering selling five city-owned lots. more »»

Woman faces rules violation

February 12, 2015 FAIRMONT — Amanda Marie Behrens, 34, of Sherburn, is charged with a felony count of violating registration requirements for predatory offenders and will have her first court appearance Tuesday. more »»


February 12, 2015 Trimont ambulance receives $1,360 MINNETONKA — The Medica Foundation has awarded a $1,360 grant to Trimont Ambulance to support health-related programming core to its mission. more »»

School seeking comments

February 11, 2015 FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area School Board is planning a public work session for Feb. 24, and is asking for community input. more »»

New leader takes reins

February 11, 2015 FAIRMONT — Andy Mueller is the new store manager at Hy-Vee in Fairmont. more »»

Armstrong may tackle mosquitoes

February 11, 2015 ARMSTRONG — Matt Welter, owner of Mosquito Control of Iowa, told the Armstrong City Council this week about the varying ways he can help eliminate the pests this summer. more »»

Annual firemen’s dance set

February 11, 2015 SHERBURN — Looking for somewhere to take your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? Sherburn American Legion will host its monthly steak and shrimp dinner from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Local street projects in works

February 10, 2015 FAIRMONT — Fairmont City Council got a look at the 2015 street improvement plan Monday and set a hearing for March 9 to allow for public input. more »»

‘Village’ gets new director

February 10, 2015 FAIRMONT — Fairmont Housing and Redevelopment Authority has hired Gail Diede of Fairmont as the new executive director of Friendship Village. more »»


February 10, 2015 Komaragiri wins at Minneapple FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinal speech team competed in the Minneapple Speech Tournament on Saturday in Apple Valley. more »»

Humorist Keillor plans return

February 10, 2015 They had so much fun the first time, they’re gonna do it again! Garrison Keillor will return to Martin Luther High School on March 1 for the Lutherans Laughing Celebration Dinne. more »»

Tax pro: Come prepared

February 10, 2015 FAIRMONT — Income tax filers should share a motto with the Boy Scouts: Be prepared. “It makes the job easier,” said Kim Shaffer, a tax professional and attorney with Krahmer and Shaffer Ltd. more »»

AARP aides ready to offer free help again

February 10, 2015 FAIRMONT — The Fairmont AARP tax-aide program is in full swing, with volunteers ready to assist not only seniors but anyone with low to moderate incom. more »»



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