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City Council Split Continues

2020-01-14T16:26:50+00:00

The Fairmont City Council Monday night continued an  old discussion about the investigation to determine whether any city employees knew of the former City Attorney’s cases that were expired due to the statute of limitations. The council had hired investigator Michelle Soldo to probe the matter, and she concluded that none of the city staff knew or should have known about the expiring cases, releasing her findings with “all relevant information” on Nov. 14. She later advised against interview transcripts due to additional cost, relevance and the witnesses’ concerns of retaliation. But Councilor Tom Hawkins wanted transcripts of Soldo’s conversations with [...]

City Council Split Continues2020-01-14T16:26:50+00:00

Fairmont School Board Agenda

2020-01-13T17:47:58+00:00

THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 5 PM. THE BOARD WILL ELECT OFFICERS FOR THE NEW YEAR AND DEAL WITH COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS AND ACT ON POLICIES AND PERSONNEL ITEMS AND A REVISED 2019-2020 BUDGET. DONATIONS TO THE DISTRICT WILL BE ACCEPTED AND AN UPDATE ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS EDUCATION COOPERATIVE AND ARISE ACADEMY WILL BE PRESENTED AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

Fairmont School Board Agenda2020-01-13T17:47:58+00:00

Local Sports Scoreboard – Saturday

2020-01-13T17:46:35+00:00

GYMNASTICS MARTIN COUNTY AREA MAGIC INVITATIONAL Jackson Co. Central 132.825, 2. Martin Co. Area 132.6, 5. BEA 122.95. WRESTLING BIG SOUTH TEAM MEET Martin County Red Bulls 232, 2. Marshall 174.5, 3. Jackson Co. Central 146, 4. BEA 122. MARTIN COUNTY RED BULLS CLAIM 5 INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS LUCAS JAGODZINSKI, JAXSON ROHMAN, CONNER SIMMONDS, PAYTON ANDERSON, JACOB RAHN HOCKEY GIRLS FAIRMONT 4 MORRIS/BENSON 0 BOYS FAIRMONT 6 MORRIS/BENSON 3

Local Sports Scoreboard – Saturday2020-01-13T17:46:35+00:00

Fairmont City Council Meeting Agenda

2020-01-13T17:44:33+00:00

THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL MEETS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A MONTH THIS MONDAY AT 5:30 PM. A PRESENTATION ON COMMUNITY HEALTH WILL BE GIVEN AND A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE CLOSURE OF TREES TRAILER PARK WILL BE HELD. FIRST OF YEAR PROCEDURAL MATTERS AND DESIGNATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ALONG WITH ACTIONS ON ELECTION FOR EXCLUSION FROM THE COORDINATED PLAN BY THE CITY MANAGER, RESPONSE TO INVESTIGATION TRANSCRIPT, CITY ATTORNEY REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, CITY ADMINISTRATOR SEARCH, RECOMMENDATION FOR LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS AND LEGISLATIVE SERVICES PROPOSAL FOR THAT AND A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT AT MONDAY'S MEETING AT THE [...]

Fairmont City Council Meeting Agenda2020-01-13T17:44:33+00:00

Tuesday, January 7 Local Scoreboard

2020-01-08T18:49:43+00:00

HOCKEY GIRLS LUVERNE 4, FAIRMONT 1 BOYS LUVERNE 8, FAIRMONT 0 BASKETBALL GIRLS Fairmont 67, Jackson Co. Central 64 Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 81, Martin County West 54 Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther 62, Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons 49 North Union 69, Eagle Grove 49 St. James 56, HL-O-F 33 Worthington 68, New Ulm 29 LCWM 71, Nicollet/Loyola 39 BOYS Jackson Co. Central 68, Fairmont 64 Blue Earth Area 50, Maple River 36 Eagle Grove 45, North Union 36 Waseca 85, St. James 48 New Ulm 68, Worthington 64 St. Croix Lutheran 59, St. Peter 55

Tuesday, January 7 Local Scoreboard2020-01-08T18:49:43+00:00

Martin County Commissioners Meeting

2020-01-08T18:41:17+00:00

The Martin County Board Tuesday: Approved a Life-Size Veterans Memorial Sculpture Commission Agreement with Brodin Studios of Kimball, Minnesota; and approve and authorize Martin County to pay $20,000 down payment to commission the artist; and that the Martin County Veterans Memorial Committee will reimburse Martin County for the commission down payment from Martin County Veterans Memorial Legacy Grant funds. Approved a resolution accepting the State of Minnesota Snowmobile Safety Enforcement Grant in the amount of $4,138.00 in each fiscal year, 2020 and 2021; and authorize the Board Chair and the Sheriff’s designated representative to sign the grant agreement on behalf of [...]

Martin County Commissioners Meeting2020-01-08T18:41:17+00:00

Monday January 6 Scoreboard

2020-01-07T16:32:06+00:00

BASKETBALL BOYS M C W 67 MADELIA 62 Truman/Martin Luther/GHEC 54, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 40 Lake Mills 80, North Union 33 Minnesota Valley Lutheran 72, New Ulm Cathedral 64 Nicollet 88, Cleveland 66 St. Clair 90, Alden-Conger 50 JWP 54, Mankato Loyola 50   GIRLS BASKETBALL North Union 43, Lake Mills 38 NRHEG 72, Blue Earth Area 63 USC 60, Leroy-Ostrander 42 MVL 71, New Ulm Cathedral 41

Monday January 6 Scoreboard2020-01-07T16:32:06+00:00

HUMPAL SEPARATION AGREEMENT

2019-11-16T05:08:18+00:00

AFTER A CLOSED SESSION FOR THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR'S PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, MAYOR DEB FOSTER CALLED THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL BACK IN SESSION ON FRIDAY NIGHT. THE MAYOR THEN CALLED FOR A MOTION ON A SEPARATION AND RELEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF FAIRMONT AND CITY ADMINISTRATOR MIKE HUMPAL. THE MOTION WAS APPROVED ON A 3-2 VOTE. COUNCILORS TOM HAWKINS, RUTH CYPHERS AND RANDY LUBENOW VOTING IN FAVOR AND COUNCILORS BRUCE PETERS AND WAYNE HASEK VOTING AGAINST. NO OTHER DETAILS WERE MADE AVAILABLE. EARLIER IN THE MEETING THE COUNCIL APPROVED A VOTE IN FAVOR OF AN APPENDIX TO A [...]

HUMPAL SEPARATION AGREEMENT2019-11-16T05:08:18+00:00

Thursday Sports Scores

2019-11-15T16:57:06+00:00

GIRLS HOCKEY MANKATO EAST 8, FAIRMONT 3 FOOTBALL MINNESOTA STATE SEMIFINALS NINE MAN HANCOCK 65,  MT. IRON -BUHL 32 CLASS AA MINNEAPOLIS NORTH 44, PAYNESVILLE 32 CLASS AAAA S M B 22, HUTCHINSON 16 CLASS AAAAAA CHAMPLIN PARK 31, LAKEVILLE NORTH 21 IOWA FOOTBALL SEMIFINALS CLASS 3A: Epworth, Western Dubuque 48, Lewis Central 14 Solon 43, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 36 CLASS 8: Audubon 39, St. Mary's, Remsen 28 Don Bosco, Gilbertville 50, Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction 6

Thursday Sports Scores2019-11-15T16:57:06+00:00

Fairmont Bomgaars Open

2019-11-15T16:54:16+00:00

The new Fairmont Bomgaars retail store held its soft opening Thursday as the holiday shopping season nears. The previous Shopko building was purchased by Bomgaars in July. The farm and ranch supply retail chain offers everything from clothing, to pet food, sporting goods and farm equipment. Small renovations are still underway and are expected to wrap up soon. The store’s official grand opening is the first weekend in December.

Fairmont Bomgaars Open2019-11-15T16:54:16+00:00