On November 17th, 2021, at 3:57 P.M., the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a one vehicle rollover, south of the intersection of County Road 16 and 310th Ave., Blue Earth, Minnesota. Upon arrival, Faribault County Deputies located a 1996 Ford Windstar rolled over in the East ditch. One adult male, Paul McDonough, age 32 of Fairmont, MN, was trapped and had to be extricated. The adult male was pronounced deceased after life saving measures were administered. There were two other occupants in the vehicle who were identified as Kado McDonough, age 18, of Fairmont, MN and Richard Murphy, age [...]
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SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A Jackson, Minnesota woman and her 1-year-old baby died in a crash in northwestern Iowa that also injured four others, including woman’s two other children, according to the Iowa State Patrol. The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. Saturday at a rural intersection northeast of Spirit Lake in Dickinson County, the patrol said. A patrol investigation found that an eastbound car driven by Mariah Nelson, 29, of Jackson, Minnesota, ran a stop sign and collided with a southbound pickup truck driven by Allen Weinzetl, 63, also of Jackson, Minnesota. Nelson and her 1-year-old son, Symere Williams, died [...]
Five Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals in Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Fairmont, Minnesota, La Crosse, Wisconsin; Mankato, Minnesota, and Red Wing, Minnesota are being recognized with an A grade — the best possible — by The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national non-profit organization that assigns Hospital Safety Grades to 2,600 acute-care hospitals across the nation. "We are incredibly proud to receive an ‘A’ grade for the safety and quality of care provided at our Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals in Mankato and Fairmont," says James Hebl, M.D., regional vice president, Southwest Minnesota Region, Mayo Clinic Health System. "The quality ranking is a [...]
A transmission line equipment failure caused the Sherburn area power outage Saturday, November 6 at 8 p.m. for an hour. About 600 Federated members lost power who were served by the Manyaska substation and are residents of the City of Sherburn and the surrounding area. Federated crews determined it was an ITC transmission line outage. ITC found a failed lightning arrestor on its transmission. The line with the fault was isolated by ITC staff and power to the substation was restored at 8:53 p.m. “This substation, since it was acquired from Alliant in 2015, is at a different voltage than Federated’s [...]
SECTION 3AAA Tuesday, Oct. 26 Quarterfinals Fairmont had bye Luverne 23, Worthington 7 Waseca 62, Belle Plaine 0 Tri-City United 28, New Ulm 14 Saturday, Oct. 30 Semifinals Fairmont 40, Luverne 6 Waseca 51, Tri-City United 8 Saturday, Nov. 6 Championship At Janesville Fairmont (8-1) vs. Waseca (9-1), 1 p.m. on KSUM SECTION 3AA Tuesday, Oct. 26 Quarterfinals Jackson County Central 58, Windom 6 Redwood Valley 46, Sibley East 16 Pipestone 40, St. James Area 7 Minnesota Valley Lutheran 36, Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial 12 Saturday, Oct. 30 Semifinals Jackson County Central 38, Redwood Valley 12 Pipestone 26, Minnesota Valley [...]
VOLLEYBALL SECTION 2A PLAYOFFS Springfield 3, MLGHECT 1 (25-14, 25-10, 26-28, 25-14) JWP 3, Madelia 0 (25-16, 25-12, 25-10) WEM 3, BEA 0 (25-10, 25-9. 25-11) Maple River 3, Waseca 2 (22-25, 25-18, 15-25, 25-11, 15-11) Cleveland 3, USC 0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-16) Cedar Mountain 3, Mt. Lake-Comfrey 0 New Ulm Cathedral 3, Nicollet 0 Alden-Conger 3, Leroy-Ostrander 0 MVL 3, LC-WM 1 NRHEG 3, St. Clair 0 TENNIS Class A Individual Doubles First Round Hayden Winjum-Halle Winjum (Crookston) def. Libby Totzke-Maggy Totzke (Fairmont), 6-3, 6-1. Ava Fink-Ella Lamppa (Virginia) def. Ellie Hernes-Lauren Davis (Fairmont), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. Consolation Quarterfinals [...]
A man from Minnesota was arrested Sunday after a high-speed pursuit through Clay and Dickinson counties. The Spencer Police Department says 31-year-old Shawn Gaston of Fairmont is facing charges of eluding, possession of a firearm by a felon and several drug charges. Authorities say the pursuit began at about 1 p.m. when Spencer Police and Clay County Deputies stopped an SUV in Spencer. When officers approached the vehicle, it reportedly fled the scene leading officers on a pursuit through Spencer. The pursuit continued out of Spencer with speeds exceeding 100 mph, eventually ending in the area west of Milford. Authorities say [...]
At 2:40 p.m. Wednesday there was train derailment near Cargill and the Martin County Fairgrounds on the west side of Fairmont. Traffic is shut down northbound at Bixby corner (CR 26/190th Ave) and shut down southbound at 130th St/190th Ave. Traffic is being re-routed near this area. Businesses to the north of the railroad tracks were being evacuated as a precaution. Initial reports indicated four cars derailed with no reports of injuries. (Listener provided photos)
GIRLS TENNIS CLASS A TEAM TENNIS QUARTERFINALS FAIRMONT 7, MORRIS AREA 0 BRECK 5, ROCHESTER LOURDES 2 LITCHFIELD 4, PINE CITY 3 PROVIDENCE ACADEMY 5, CROOKSTON 2 CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS ROCHESTER LOURDES 6, MORRIS AREA 1 PINE CITY 6, CROOKSTON 1 CROSS COUNTRY SECTION 2AA Girls Team Standings 1. Marshall 49 2. Mankato East 86 3. Mankato West 118 4. Belle Plaine 122 5. New Prague 144 6. Fairmont 147 Individual Results 1. Isabelle Schmitz (Hutchinson) 18:14.81 2. Laura Thompson (Fairmont) 18:41.95 3. Macy Hanson (Fairmont) 18:43.54 4. Allyson Sample (Marshall) 19:02.48 5. Kendra Krueger (Jordan) 19:36.59 6. Bellamy [...]
VOLLEYBALL Section 2A First Round United South Central def. Martin County West, 22-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-21 Mountain Lake Area def. Loyola Catholic, 25-21, 25-19, 25-19 Sleepy Eye def. Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity, 25-14, 25-16, 25-12 Section 3A First Round Murray County Central def. Westbrook-Walnut Grove, 25-17, 25-17, 18-25, 25-27, 15-11 Southwest Minnesota Christian def. Hills-Beaver Creek, 25-23, 25-16, 25-14 Wabasso def. Lakeview, 20-25, 25-12, 25-13, 25-9 Redwood Valley def. Waseca, 25-15, 25-23, 25-22 Waterville-Elysian-Morristown def. Maple River, 25-15, 25-14, 25-17 TUESDAY SCHEDULE STATE CLASS A TEAM TENNIS 8 A.M. - Fairmont vs. Morris Area SECTION 2AA CROSS COUNTRY Gale [...]