The Martin County Baord meets Tuesday at 9 AM. The board will consider a Boat and Water Safety Grant agreement,set a Public Hearing for increases in planning and zoning fee increases,consider voting equipment grant agreement amendment and consider approval of capital transit facility assignment of grant agreement. Commissioners will consider engaging ISG Arcjtects for design,specs and bid for phase II courthouse dome clock repair project and review the 2020 preliminary budget. A Public Hearing regarding a tax abatement request from CHS,Inc will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday at the Martin County Courthouse. Paste In or Write Your [...]
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BLOODMOBILE September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions. The National Cancer Institute estimated that more than 15,000 children and adolescents in the U.S. would be diagnosed with cancer last year. Childhood cancer patients may need blood products on a regular basis during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications. Cancer and cancer treatments can put patients at risk for low red blood cell and platelet counts. Some types of chemotherapy can damage bone marrow, [...]
Brad Wells, of Granada in southern Minnesota, has been named the 2018 firearms safety volunteer instructor of the year, by the Department of Natural Resources. A retired teacher and the assistant coach of his local high school clay target league team, Wells has been the lead firearms safety instructor in his area for the past 18 years. He’s been a firearms safety instructor for more than 20 years. Wells, who taught elementary school for more than 30 years, has been instrumental in increasing the number of firearms safety instructors in his area. As the number of women and girls signing [...]
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Southern Minnesota residents have one of the best advocates for schools serving them in the Minnesota Senate. State Senator Julie Rosen has been named 2019 Legislator of Distinction by the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA). The organization honored Sen. Rosen with the award because of her support for local decision-making authority and her advocacy for stronger youth mental health support. This is the second consecutive year Sen. Rosen has been honored by MSBA. In 2018, the organization named her Legislator of the Year for her work on behalf of Minnesota schools. “Minnesota has some of the best schools in the [...]
The Corn Plus Ethanol Plant in Winnebago will be going into what company officials are calling a “cold idle.” Employees of the plant were notified of the decision on Tuesday and a member of the plant’s Board of Directors confirmed the decision on Wednesday. City Officials from Winnebago met Wednesday afternoon with officials from the plant. The plant employs about 2 dozen people, some of the are expected to be laid off next week. The plant will shut down as the industry battles low commodities prices. The plant could reopen under certain circumstances, like new ownership of the plant. [...]
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The Care Providers of Minnesota have named District 23 State Senator Julie Rosen as their 2019 Public Official of the Year. The non-profit organization, which has been active in the effort to reform Minnesota’s elder abuse prevention laws, recognized Sen. Rosen for her senior care advocacy. “I am deeply honored and proud,” said Sen. Rosen. “I am proud of the historic elder care reform bill we passed this year, and eternally thankful for the Care Providers and their involvement in the effort to protect and care for our elderly and vulnerable.” “Senator Rosen was selected as this year’s recipient in [...]
The Fairmont School Board on Tuesday heard from new high school co-principals Jake Tietje and Alex Schmidt, who described changes to the high school student handbook. Tietje said a team met several times to go over the handbook. It included the dean of students, a social worker, a board member, two parents, two teachers, two students, a secretary and two principals. Tietje and Schmidt were not part of the process but studied the changes recently and added some of their own. “With that, the first key change that you’re going to see is the addition of the huddle time that [...]
The Fairmont Area School Board Tuesday heard from Tyler Garrison, buildings and grounds director, who went over lead in water testing results. Minnesota schools are required to do a lead in water test every five years. Garrison said they collected 92 water samples district-wide, with 53 at the high school and 39 at the elementary school. He said eight fixtures came back higher than they were five years ago. Those fixtures were replaced before the new school year. The Board tabled action on a new housing construction agreement to abate property taxes for 10 years for new construction of rental [...]