Long time Mayor of Good Thunder, Robert Anderson, is facing seven charges including embezzlement of public funds and theft by swindle. Anderson, age 66, remains in custody pending his initial court appearance. A criminal complaint says the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s office received information from the Office of the State auditor regarding incidences of possible financial conflicts of interest involving Anderson. Yesterday, around noon, investigators executed multiple search warrants to recover relevant documents and arrested Anderson at his house. The investigation is ongoing, the City of Good Thunder says they have no comment at this time.
Here at KSUM we wish to send our warmest condolences to the family of Marilyn Sweet Borchardt. Marilyn was the Office Manager at KSUM from 1962 to her retirement in 1994. Marilyn passed away recently at the age of 83. Survivors include son, Bryan Sweet and his wife, Mary Beth; stepsons, Mike Borchardt and his wife, Debra, Doug Borchardt, Rick Borchardt, Mark Borchardt and his wife, Tami, and Dan Borchardt and his wife, Renae; seven step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Smith; sisters-in-law, Delores Baarts, Judy (Wayne) Frank, Gloria Oveson, and Carol Borchardt; brother-in-law, Roger (Doris) Borchardt; as well as many nieces, [...]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Mayo Clinic Health System are encouraging those eligible to receive the new bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine to get it now before respiratory viruses begin heavily circulating. "The bivalent booster vaccine is a new vaccine that provides protection against the original strain of COVID-19, as well as the two more recent variants, BA.4 and BA.5," says Nipunie Rajapakse, M.D., a pediatric infectious diseases physician with the Mayo Clinic Children's Center. "We recommend that anyone over 12 years of age who has already completed their primary vaccination series and who hasn't had a [...]
CREST is celebrating 25 years of service to the aging population of Martin County. The public is invited to an open house on Sunday, October 23rd from 2-4pm at the CREST office, located at 820 Winnebago Avenue in Fairmont. You are welcome to come tour the offices and meet the CREST staff & board. Refreshments will be served. CREST is a network of faith congregations, organizations, and individuals that provide non-professional assistance to individuals and families, whose circumstances leave them with physical, social or spiritual needs. Their goal is to help people improve their quality of life and remain independent as [...]
Fairmont—Live music and a lot of family fun will be hosted by Heritage Acres on October 16 during their Fall Festival. Apple pressing, corn shelling, train rides, model trains, blacksmithing and so much more will be going on from about 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event is free and appropriate for all ages. The day will start out with an ecumenical church service in the chapel at 10 a.m. Then, at 11 a.m., the soup fundraiser begins and runs until 1 p.m. Music by Steve Lang and his Country Show will begin at noon. He will be accompanied by Bob [...]
A Fairmont woman was hospitalized following a crash with a Freightliner tanker truck southwest of Lake Crystal Tuesday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Ana Lorenzo, 24, was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester with non-life-threatening injuries following the 9:35 a.m. crash in Lincoln Township between Lake Crystal and Madelia. Lorenzo, who was wearing a seat belt, was a passenger in a 2013 Ford Explorer that was eastbound on Highway 60 when it and a 2019 Freightliner Tanker Fuel Truck, which was southbound on 499th Avenue, collided in the intersection. The driver of the Ford, 28-year-old Ciprian Gaspar of [...]
Fairmont Junior/Senior High School is very excited to have the new CTE building expansion completed and housing students. They want to take this opportunity to thank community members for their strong support in helping to make this new building a reality. All are invited for the ribbon cutting ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday, October 11, after the conclusion of the 5:00 p.m. school board meeting, which will be held in the new building. Following the ribbon cutting there will be an Open House, at which time you may tour the new and existing buildings and classrooms. Staff and students [...]
An accident Thursday night on Highway 15 north of Fairmont injured two teen girls, one of them seriously. The incident, which occurred just after 10 p.m., happened just before the curve south of Northrop, when a 2001 International 9100-tractor truck driven by David Eugene Zellmer, 60, of Fairmont, was slowing to make a turn into a driveway. The truck, hauling grain, was rear-ended by a 2010 Ford Fusion. The driver, a juvenile female, was wearing a seat belt and suffered non-life threatening injuries according to the State Patrol report. The passenger, also a juvenile female, was not wearing a seat belt [...]
On Monday, October, 10th, the 4-H Ambassadors and MCSAP Empower group will be presenting an event highlighting the dangers of impaired driving. The free event will take place at the Five Lakes Center Parking Lot from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Drivers wearing 'fatal vision' goggles can drive pedal bikes to experience impaired driving. There will be a free Pork Chop On A Stick for the first 100 attendees. Event will be inside the mall if weather conditions are poor. All area youth are invited.
Martin County West in cooperation with the volleyball team parents is recognizing Thursday, October, 6 as "Fight Together" night. The initiative is designed to raised awareness of the fight against cancer, honor survivors, and remember those no longer with us. The event is a fundraiser for the Lutz Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic Health System, Fairmont, and the Martin County Relay For Life. On Thursday all MCW students, staff, and community are encouraged to dress in tie-dye to recognize awareness for all forms of cancer. The theme is "When We Fight, We All Fight Together." At the conclusion of the B [...]