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 [...]
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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
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.
Martin County Commissioners on Tuesday heard from County Assessor Mike Sheplee, who noted progress on updating the county’s homestead application files. As part of a new policy, a letter was sent out in October to about 4,100 county residential taxpayers who did not have a homestead application on file, due to a misunderstanding in Sheplee’s office about how long to keep homestead applications. Those who do not return the form will see an effect on their 2020 property taxes. “After 14 business days, we’ve received 44 percent of the requests back. We started out with 4,100 and what we have left [...]
Citing low usage on evenings and weekends, Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont has restructured its surgical services, resulting in the reduction of six positions. A press release Wednesday announced that effective Jan. 2, the positions of four nurses, one health unit coordinator who handles scheduling and one sterile processing technician who prepares surgical equipment and supplies will be eliminated. So far this year, only one or two surgeries per week were performed after hours during the week or any time during the weekend. General surgery will remain four days per week from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Emergency obstetrical surgeries, [...]
GIRLS TENNIS SECTION 3A INDIVIDUAL MEET Both of Fairmont’s singles players, sophomores Claire Nemmers and Briana Joseph, qualified for Day 2 of the Section 3A individual girls tennis meet Wednesday at Gustavus Adolphus after winning two matches each Friday. FOOTBALL FAIRMONT 41, BELLE PLAINE 22 M C W 38, L C W M 0 GHEC/TRUMAN 38, W W G 20 NICOLLET 22, MADELIA 6 J C C 20, B E A 15 LUVERNE 47, TRI-CITY UNITED 8 U S C 26, J W P 6 WINDOM 22, ST.JAMES 20 MAYER LUTHERAN 14, ST.CLAIR/LOYOLA 7 SIBLEY EAST 6, N Y A 0 [...]
With more than half a million dollars raised, the Adventure Playground will move toward reality Monday in Fairmont.. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the all-accessible area are set for 4:30 p.m. at Gomsrud Park. The final price tag came in at $505,346, about $20,000 higher than originally projected. The extra cost stems from additional excavating and preparation needed for the site. Flagship Recreation/ Landscape Structures of Delano designed the playground and adjusted for changes throughout the planning. While there is a chance that the playground could be finished this fall, it is more realistic to expect it next spring, depending on weather. When [...]
A Fairmont man is facing felony charges in Martin County after allegedly threatening the County Attorney. Bradley Steven Post, 56, has been charged with one count of terroristic threats and one count of harassment. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He has also has been charged with stalking, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, according to the criminal complaint. Post has two convictions for stalking, in 2016 and 2017. The County Attorney’s Office has prosecuted Post for criminal matters and civil commitment matters in [...]
The Fairmont City Council met Monday for the sole purpose of selecting a new investigator to delve into city staff’s awareness of criminal cases allowed to expire under the statute of limitations during the tenure of former City Attorney Elizabeth Bloomquist. The investigator also will identify any individuals officially involved in the matter and the extent of the involvement and awareness from January 2012 to May 2019. The firm selected by the council at its Sept. 23 meeting — Jardine Logan and O’Brien — was unable to start an investigation until November, and Councilor Tom Hawkins and Mayor Debbie Foster, who [...]
GIRLS TENNIS BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP B E A 6, ST. JAMES 1 SECTION 3A TEAM MEET MONDAY No. 3-seeded Fairmont plays host to No. 6-seeded Maple River in a 4:30 p.m. Monday quarterfinal, while No. 4-seeded Luverne entertains No. 5-seeded United South Central to round out the Section 3A team bracket. No 1 seed Blue Earth Area (17-1) opens its sectional team quarterfinal against No. 8-seeded River Valley (Springfield and Sleepy Eye ) Monday in Blue Earth, while No. 2-seeded St. James Area plays host to No. 7-seeded Pipestone. BOYS SOCCER WASECA 3, FAIRMONT 1 VOLLEYBALL M C W DEF. FAIRMONT [...]