The race for the Ward 2 seat on the Fairmont City Council became a four-way contest Thursday with Ronald Lindberg of 1428 Oak Beach Drive filing his candidacy. Other candidates for the Ward 2 slot include Britney Kawecki, Joe Loughmiller and incumbent Ruth Cyphers. Other races on the Nov. 3 ballot include incumbent Wayne Hasek and Terry Anderson in Ward 4; and incumbent Tom Hawkins, Jay Maynard and Michele Miller for the at-large position that represents the entire city. Filings are open until Tuesday. Filing for City Council must be completed at the city clerk’s office in Fairmont.
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THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY AT 5:30 PM. A PRESENTATION FROM THE LEAGUE OF MINNESOTA CITIES ALONG WITH A 2ND READING AND ACTION ON A PROPOSED FRANCHISE FEE ORDINANCE WILL TAKE PLACE. A YARD WASTE RECYCLING SITE POLICY AND APPROVAL OF A HOUSING DEMOLITION PROGRAM POLICY WILL BE DISCUSSED AT MONDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.
Martin County still has 204 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. 9 active. 190 recovered. Faribault Couny has 84 confirmed cases. 6 active. 78 recovered. 1 currently known hospitalized. Watonwan County has 301 confirmed cases. 2 active. 299 recovered. The Minnesota Department of Health reports 867 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. The total accumulative number of cases is 58,640. There have been seven additional deaths tied to COVID-19, putting the death toll now at 1,636. Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities are 1,240. There are 51,604 people who are no longer isolated. As of 11:00 a.m., [...]
STATE SENATOR JULIE ROSEN'S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Friends and neighbors, This weekend I had the privilege of attending the grand unveiling of the 1966 Bell Cobra attack helicopter, which will be permanently hosted at the Martin County Veterans Memorial. I am sure many of you have followed the effort to bring the helicopter to Minnesota, and it was great to finally see the result of the hard work of so many people. We all owe a huge debt to Steve Chase, Tom Wescott, the Martin County Veterans Memorial Committee, and everyone else who played a role in securing and restoring the helicopter. [...]
Fairmont Area Schools will be up and running in the fall, with schools reopened for in-person learning. Superintendent Joe Brown shared the news during a school board meeting Wednesday. Administrators have been working on a plan to allow students to return to school while also maintaining safe COVID-19 practices. “Our plan is to open up school on Sept. 8 with all students and staff back full time,” Brown said. “The planning team met almost every day for four hours per day in the month of July and again this week.” Approval of the back to school plan came after a presentation [...]
Martin County still has 204 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. 9 active. 190 recovered. Faribault Couny has 84 confirmed cases. 6 active. 78 recovered. 1 currently known hospitalized. Watonwan Couunty has 300 confirmed cases. 3 active. 297 recovered. The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Wednesday, 629 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases in Minnesota is 57,779. There have been 9 additional deaths associated with COVID-19, putting the death total at 1,629. Deaths among cases that resided in long term care or assisted living facilities increased to 1,237. As of 11am on Wednesday, there were 305 [...]
Governor Tim Walz has announced that this fall’s 10th annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener, set to be held in Fairmont, has been postponed to 2021. The annual event’s postponement is a precaution to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Despite the event’s postponement, the governor still plans to participate in his favorite pastime of pheasant hunting, and he urges other Minnesotans who enjoy the sport to do the same when the season opens on Oct. 10. “Thank you to the Fairmont community, along with our partners Explore Minnesota and the Department of Natural Resources, for their work planning this annual [...]
The Martin County Board held their first preliminary 2021 budget workshop. The first look at the budget has a 7.28% levy increase for 2021 amounting to $1,245,427 dollars. Commissioners stress that this is only a starting point and hope to whittle that amount down before deciding on a proposed preliminary budget for approval in September. The final budget figures will be ratified in December. The Martin County Board of Commissioners also: Accepted the resignation of Adam Hinz, Assistant County Attorney, effective August 14, 2020. Accepted the resignation of Laura Odgren, Deputy Assessor, effective August 18, 2020. Approved Adopting the Martin County [...]
Martin County Commissioner District 2: James Forshee , Kyle Gustafson and Jaime Blees have filed. More than two candidates means a Primary Election for the County Commissioner District 2 seat will be held on Nov.3. Nicole Green and Julie Laue have filed for Fairmont School Board in addition to Dan Brookens. Fairmont City Council -Britney Kawecki , 1210 Albion Avenue Ward 2
MARTIN COUNTY still has 204 confirmed cases.Active 9. Recovered 190. FARIBAULT COUNTY HAS 84 CONFIRMED CASES. 6 ACTIVE AND 78 RECOVERED AND 1 CURRENTLY KNOWN HOSPITALIZED. WATONWAN COUNTY REPORTS 299 CONFIRMED CASES. 4 ACTIVE AND 295 RECOVERED. The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Tuesday, 606 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases in Minnesota is 57,162. There have been 4 additional deaths associated with COVID-19, putting the death total at 1,620. Deaths among cases that resided in long term care or assisted living facilities increased to 1,233. As of 11am on Tuesday, there were 328 people [...]