MARTIN COUNTY HAS 269 CONFIRMED CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS. ACTIVE CASES CURRENTLY KNOWN HOSPITALIZED 3. RECOVERED CASES 243. FARIBAULT COUNTY HAS 128 CONFIRMED CASES. 10 ACTIVE. 118 RECOVERED. WATONWAN COUNTY HAS 476 CONFIRMED CASES. 20 ACTIVE. 452 OUT OF ISOLATION. The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Tuesday 432 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases in Minnesota is 85,351. There have been 5 additional deaths associated with COVID-19, putting the state’s death total at 1,927. Deaths among cases that resided in long term care or assisted living facilities increased to 1,400. As of 11am on [...]
The Martin County Board of Commissioners: Approved establishing the preliminary Tax Levy for the year 2021 which equates to a 3.26% increase. That amount can be decreased, but not increased before final tax levy is certified in December. Approved the creation of a small business grant program to be funded by funds received through the Federal Coronavirus Relief Fund for State, Territorial, Local and Tribal Governments. Authorized engagement of the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce to provide Administrative Services related to the economic assistance grants generated through Martin County and City of Fairmont CARES Act Funding. Approved the Municipal Advisory Service [...]
Community Health and Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties reported 5 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Monday, with 1 case in Faribault County and 4 cases in Martin County. In Martin County, the latest cases are an 18 year old, a 62 year old, a 4 year old and a 31 year old, all not currently hospitalized. The number of confirmed cases in Martin County is 268, with 16 active cases and 2 currently hospitalized. In Faribault County, the latest case is a 1 year old, not currently hospitalized. The number of confirmed cases in Faribault County is [...]
THE FAIRMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ON MONDAY APPROVED A REVOLVING LOAN FUND PLAN FOR THE CARES ACT.. THE PLAN INCLUDES DEVELOPMENT OF A LOAN COMMITTEE TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY SMALL BUSINESS LOANS. FAIRMONT ECONOMIC DEVLOPMENT COORDINATOR LINSEY PREUSS SAYS INTEREST HAS BEEN EXPRESSED BY 5 ENTITIES SO FAR. THE AUTHORITY ALSO APPROVED A CONTRACT WITH REMAX TOTAL REALTY FOR SELLING LOTS IN THE WHITETAIL RIDGE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT JUST SOUTH OF THE JEFFREY KOT FIELDS-FAIRMONT SOCCER COMPLEX.
The City of Fairmont and Martin County are ,combining funding sources from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, and have created a pool of $1 million to be used for grants to local small businesses and non-profits. The Fairmont City Council approved the creation of a small business grant program Monday, securing the city’s $250,000 contribution, and the Martin County Board is expected to approve its $750,000 portion today. The entire fund is open to all county businesses and non-profits with 50 or fewer employees. The amounts of grants can range from $500 to $10,000 for now but [...]
Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties, in collaboration with the City of Fairmont, Minnesota and Faribault County applied and was awarded a grant to administer the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program. The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program provides housing assistance payments to help prevent eviction, prevent homelessness, and maintain housing stability for eligible renters and homeowners. Local administrators will review applications from individuals and families requesting assistance, verify eligibility, and process payments for eligible expenses on behalf of households. Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties is one of the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program local administrators around the state that is working [...]
MARTIN COUNTY HAS 264 CONFIRMED CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS. 13 ACTIVE. 4 CURRENTLY KNOWN HOSPITALIZED. 242 RECOVERED. FARIBAULT COUNTY HAS 127 CONFIRMED CASES. 9 ACTIVE. 118 RECOVERED. WATONWAN COUNTY HAS 463 CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS AT LAST REPORT. 12 ACTIVE. 447 OUT OF ISOLATION. Minnesota health officials on Sunday confirmed 741 new cases of the coronavirus and 13 deaths resulting from COVID-19, Nine of the people who died were residents of long-term care and assisted-living facilities, the Minnesota Department of Health reported. A total of 1,919 people in the state have died since the pandemic began. The latest Minnesotans to die [...]
THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD MEETS ON TUESDAY AT 9 AM. COMMISSIONERS WILL HAVE AN EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION FOR YEARS OF SERVICE AND AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE TO START THE MEETING, THEN WILL CONSIDER A LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR THE BEVCOMM BORDER TO BORDER BROADBAND GRANT , A PROCLAMATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH AND UPDATED ON THE STAUS OF THE JUSTICE CENTER STATE BONDING REQUEST. THE BOARD CONSIDERS THE RESIGNATION OF THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR, WILL CONSIDER ISSUANCE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, AND CERTIFYING THE PRELIMARY TAX LEVY AND BUDGET FOR 2020-21 AND ESTABLISHING A SMALLBUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM FUNDED BY CARES [...]
THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL ,MEETS MONDAY AT 5:30 PM . THE COUNCIL WILL ACT ON A REQUEST FOR DEMOLITION ASSISTANCE,CLOSURE OF WOODLAND AVENUE FOR HALLOWEEN, SETTING PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR PROPOSED ASSESSMENTS ON THE LAKE AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION, ALLOWING KENNELS AS A CONDITIONAL USE AND VACATING AN EASEMENT. APPROVAL OF A SMALL BUSINESS CARES ACT GRANT AND HUMAN RESOURCES CONTRACT AND A PRESENTATION OF A SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH PROCLAMATION WILL BE A PART OF MONDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.
In observance of the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and in accordance with a proclamation issued by the President, Governor Tim Walz has ordered that all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota until sunset. Individuals, businesses, and other organizations also are encouraged to join in lowering their flags in observance of the anniversary. “September 11th is a solemn day of remembrance across the state of Minnesota,” said Governor Walz. “On the 19th anniversary, we lower our flags in honor of the [...]