Martin County Commissioners met in an emergency session Wednesday to take action in response to the ever-evolving impact of COVID-19. Commissioners approved and signed an emergency disaster declaration and took measures to provide protection for county workers. Emergency Management director Abigail Nesbit opened the meeting with an update on COVID-19 cases in Martin County. We were notified that we have two positive cases here in Martin County,” she said. “One of them is in their 60s and they are in the hospital. Another is in their 50s and they are at home. We can’t know the location of that for [patient [...]
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 [...]
The Martin County Board Tuesday Approved a resolution certifying the proposed 2020 property tax levy at $17.3 million, a 6.44 percent increase over the 2019 levy. Cuts to the levy can be made, and are expected, but the amount can no longer increase before final approval in December. The Truth in Taxation Hearing is set for Tuesday Dec. 3, at 6 PM. The Commissioners heard from Sarah Emery, regional manager for Avengrid Renewables concerning the Trimont Wind Repower Project. It is meant to upgrade to the existing Trimont Windfarm, a 100.5-megawatt wind generation facility that operates in Martin and Jackson counties. [...]
BOYS BASKETBALL MN STATE TOURNAMENT CLASS 3 A SEMIFINALS Waseca 79, Austin 69 DeLaSalle 93, Princeton 54 CLASS 4A SEMIFINALS Hopkins 71, East Ridge 47 Lakeville North 47, Park Center 45 CLASS 1A QUARTERFINALS North Woods 56, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 39 Spring Grove 78, Springfield 67 Ada-Borup 49, Cromwell 39 Henning 63, Christ's Household of Faith 56 CLASS 2 A CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS Esko 66, Redwood Valley 56 Melrose 58, St. Peter 53 CLASS 3A CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS Holy Angels 71, Monticello 65 Mahtomedi 87, Bemidji 49 CLASS 4A CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS Eastview 85, Cambridge-Isanti 78 Eden Prairie 77, Maple Grove 74 Paste [...]
Martin County Commissioners heard from County Attorney Terry Viesselman on Tuesday regarding a policy update for county employees. He said “The sheriff had called me and inquired about one of our employees who wanted to know if it was OK to carry a handgun when he was in the courthouse, so we looked at that and the statute says that any employee or agent of an employee for a political subdivision, which would be the county, is forbidden from having a firearm while performing their official duties.” The law makes an exception for law enforcement and the county attorney, [...]
BOYS BASKETBALL FAIRMONT 74 REDWOOD VALLEY 70 The Martin County West Mavericks boys basketball team got the No. 4 seed in the upcoming Section 3AA, South Sub-Section playoffs. Martin County West will play host to the No. 5-seeded Fairmont Cardinals in a 7 p.m. sub-section quarterfinal game Saturday night in Sherburn. Doors will open to the public at 6:15 p.m. Saturday night. No regular-season passes will be accepted at the door. The cost will be $7 per adult and $5 per student. The winner between the Mavericks and Cardinals advances to play either No. 1-seeded St. James Area or No. [...]
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A memorial service for 77 year old Billy Jude of Rochester will be held on Thursday, 4/19 at 7 p.m. at the Joe Shmo funeral home. A gathering of family and friends will be from 6-to-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the MN State Veterans Cemetery in Byron.