THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL WILL MEET MONDAY AT 5:30 PM. THE COUNCIL WILL RECOGNIZE THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY OPERATIONAL AWARD, HEAR THE 2019 AQUATIC PARK YEAR END REPORT AND 2020 OPERATIONS REPORT, SELECT THE NEW CITY ATTORNEY AND WILL BE PRESENTED WITH THE 2019 COMPRENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT. THE COUNCIL WILL ALSO ACT ON THE PERMIT AND FUNDING REQUEST FOR THIS YEAR'S FIREWORKS DISPLAY, A PROPOSED FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION ORDINANCE AND A STATE AID ADVANCE FOR LAKE AVENUE PROJECT FUNDS AT MONDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS. Due to the ongoing local emergency surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic [...]
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KSUM, thanks to the hard work of Gemini Studios, will be participating in the Fairmont High School virtual graduation this Sunday. We will be playing the audio of the FHS virtual graduation ceremony at 2:00 p.m. Sunday on AM 1370 (also streaming at ksum.com). Bruce & Shelly Abitz at Gemini Studios have produced a virtual graduation ceremony, with all students receiving their diplomas, plus speeches and music, that will be provided on DVD to the Fairmont Class Of 2020. We thank them for sharing their work so that we can help celebrate this special class of graduates!
Martin County total confirmed cases 132. Active cases 6. Recovered cases 121. No currrent hospitalizations. Covid deaths 5 In Faribault County there are 20 confirmed cases, Active cases 7 Recovered cases 11. Known Hospitalizations 1. Watonwan County currently has 78 MN Department of Health confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 14 more people have died of COVID-19 raising the states total to 1,086; 876 of the deaths were among people that resided in long term care or assisted living facilities. The Health Department also reported 372 new confirmed cases, increasing the state’s total to 25,870. As of Wednesday, 537 patients were hospitalized with 254 of them in intensive care. No new cases were reported on Wednesday in Faribault or Martin Counties. Watonwan County currently has 78 MN Department of Health confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. There are 14 confirmed cases in Kossuth County and the [...]
The Minnesota Department of Health reported 22 more Minnesota residents have died of COVID-19. The deaths reported Tuesday raised the state’s total to 1,072; 866 of the deaths were among cases that resided in long term care or assisted living facilities. The Health Department also reported 210 new confirmed cases, increasing the state’s total to 25,508. As of Tuesday, 537 patients were hospitalized, with 238 of them in intensive care and 20,381 patients are recovering and no longer need isolation. Blue Earth County has 142 confirmed cases, Freeborn County has 125, Martin County has 132 cases and Faribault County has 19 [...]
The Martin County Board on Tuesday: Received and filed Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation Annual Report; and CY2021 Budget Allocation Request in the amount of $4,500.00. Received and filed the Martin County Historical Society’s CY2021 Budget Allocation Request in the amount of $20,000.00. Approved signing the Memorandum of Agreement for the Des Moines River Watershed One Watershed, One Plan. Approved extending Legislative Representation through the 2020 Special Legislative Session by Larkin Hoffman for Martin County’s State Bonding Request in the amount of $5,000 per month from June 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020. Approved the Martin County Preparedness Policy Plan as presented, [...]
The Minnesota Department of Health says 10 more Minnesota residents have died of COVID-19. The deaths reported on Monday raised the state’s total to 1,050 and 855 of the deaths were among people that resided in long term care or assisted living facilities. The Health Department also reported 361 new confirmed cases, increasing Minnesota’s total to 25,208. As of Monday, 549 patients were hospitalized, with 253 of them in intensive care. A total of 255,592 people have been tested in Minnesota and 19,441 patients are recovering and no longer need isolation. The number of cases in Southern Minnesota continues to increase, [...]
Minnesota health officials report 14 new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, raising the state’s death toll to 1,040. The number of positive tests for the coronavius grew by 664, raising the state total to 24,850. The number of health care workers who have been infected rose to 2,690. The latest state figures show 257 patients in Minnesota intensive care units Sunday with another 298 in regular hospital beds. In Martin County there are now 130 confirmed cases.Active cases 7 Recovered cases 118.Currently knowm hospitalized 1. Covid deaths 5. In Faribault County 18 confirmed cases. Active cases 8. Recovered cases 10. Hospitalizations [...]
THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 9 AM. COMMISSIONERS WILL BE UPDATED ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE SOUTHERN MINNESOTA INITIATIVE FOUNDATION AND THE MARTIN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER A MARTIN COUNTY FAIR BOARD REQUEST, A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT FOR THE DES MOINES RIVER WATERSHED, ONE WATERSHED, ONE PLAN, AN EXTENSION OF AGREEMENT WITH LOBBYIST FIRM FOR THE COUNTY'S BONDING REQUEST TO THE STATE LEGISLATURE. A PUBLIC HEARING ON A SINGLE FAMILY HOME PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT REQUEST WILL BE AT 10 AM TUESDAY AT THE MARTIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND ON VIDEOCONFERENCING.
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused earlier this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthy individuals who are feeling well are asked to make an appointment to donate in the weeks and months ahead by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. All those who come to give through May 31 will receive a special Red Cross T-shirt by mail, [...]