MnDOT to host Highway 263 open houses in Welcome and Ceylon


MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is hosting two open houses to share information on the Highway 263 project from I-90 to Ceylon, which is planned for 2022 construction. Community members are invited to attend on either Tuesday, October 26 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Welcome American Legion (112 Dugan Street North, Welcome), or Wednesday, October 27 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Legends II (103 East Main Street, Ceylon). For those unable to attend, materials will be available on the project website: No formal presentation is planned, and attendees are welcome to arrive anytime. Staff will [...]

MnDOT to host Highway 263 open houses in Welcome and Ceylon2021-10-20T08:54:45-05:00



Fairmont residents are invited to another "Conversations With The City" on Thursday, October 21st from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the SMEC Building, 115 Park Street In Fairmont. The event will be held downstairs in Room 012. Fairmont City Staff will be answering your questions and listening to your concerns. All citizens are invited to attend.  Public notice is also given that there will be an informational meeting on Monday, October 25th at 3:30 p.m. in the Fairmont City Hall Council Chambers. This will be a public meeting where a Minnesota State Building Code Official will present information on the State [...]




The Fairmont Police Department is asking the public to call the Minnesota Arson Hotline with any information about the structure fire that occurred in the restrooms at Veterans Park in Fairmont on or about September 20th. Callers can remain anonymous. You can also submit a tip online at the Fairmont PD website under the "Contact Us" tab.   The Minnesota Chapter of thee International Association of Arson Investigation is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of and conviction of the offender or offenders through the Minnesota Arson Reward Project. The phone number for the [...]




(JACKSON, MN) — Federated Rural Electric, Jackson, recently presented a donation totaling $7,500 to both the Jackson County Fair Board and the Martin County Fair Board. Federated took advantage of matching funds from two organizations to triple the impact. “Federated donated $2,500, then secured matching funds from CoBank’s Sharing Success Program and Basin Electric Cooperative,” stated Federated’s General Manager Scott Reimer. “Cooperatives are concerned about their local communities; we saw this as a way to help each organization with improvements and maintenance at their county fairgrounds. The Covid pandemic impacted fairs as they were either downsized or cancelled, yet aging buildings [...]




Martin County Humane Society will be holding their annual Walk For Animals fundraiser this Sunday, September 12 at Cedar Creek Park in Fairmont. The walk will be from 2 to 3 p.m. with two different lengths to walk offered. You are welcome to walk with or without your dog. After the walk, and new to this year's event, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. there will be a family Carnival with a bouncy house and games offered.

WALK FOR ANIMALS2021-09-09T09:23:58-05:00

Iowa counties named disaster areas


Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for Kossuth, Emmet, Lyon, and Palo Alto counties as the result of recent severe weather. It allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from recent storms and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents, along with the Disaster Case Management Program. Residents of the impacted counties are also asked to report damage to help local and state officials get a better handle on the magnitude. That can be done online at An application form and more information on the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program [...]

Iowa counties named disaster areas2021-09-01T08:29:21-05:00

Fairmont Census Results


Fairmont, Minnesota – The city of Fairmont’s official population is 10,487, according to the 2020 decennial census conducted by the United States Census Bureau. The census is taken every ten years and provides vital statistics data for communities and their economies. It was estimated in 2019 that Fairmont’s population would decrease by about six percent. The official count of 10,487 is only a 1.6 per cent decrease from Fairmont’s 2010 population of 10,666. This is a positive result for the community because it shows the community is stable and hoping to grow. The State of Minnesota categorizes cities based on their [...]

Fairmont Census Results2021-08-26T09:03:25-05:00

Rosen, Krahmer & Mayo Commit Funding to Community Center


FAIRMONT, Minn. — The Rosen Family, Krahmer Family and Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont have partnered to pledge $4.5 million in initial private funding to kick off the capital campaign for the construction and operation of the proposed Fairmont Area Community Center. The donations will be directed to a newly established community center nonprofit foundation. These initial donor pledges are contingent on the construction of the community center, and they focus on supporting YMCA operations. The Rosen Family has pledged $3 million, with $2 million earmarked for construction contributions and $1 million as matching funds for public donations to the [...]

Rosen, Krahmer & Mayo Commit Funding to Community Center2021-08-25T09:03:02-05:00

Trimont woman injured in one-vehicle accident


Friday evening a one vehicle accident on Highway 4 in Fox Lake Township in Martin County sent a Trimont woman to the hospital. According to the report from the Minnesota State Patrol, 58 year-old Audrey Kay Yeske of Trimont was injured when the 2019 Freightliner Semi she was driving southbound left the roadway, entered the ditch and rolled. Yeske was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System Fairmont with what the report described as non-life threatening injuries. Road conditions were wet at the time, the driver was wearing her seat belt and alcohol was not involved. Agencies responding to the accident included [...]

Trimont woman injured in one-vehicle accident2021-08-23T09:10:33-05:00

Fairmont Area Schools statement on mask wearing


News release from Fairmont Area Schools: Fairmont Area Schools would like to provide clarification regarding information that was shared in an area media story last evening. The media outlet (Mankato TV station) stated: "Fairmont and Owatonna Public Schools have ruled masks will be optional." At this time, Fairmont Area Schools have not finalized a decision on face coverings for the upcoming school year. As we work to finalize plans for the upcoming school year, the health and safety of our students, staff, and community will be a top priority. We are in the process of developing a detailed plan regarding face [...]

Fairmont Area Schools statement on mask wearing2021-08-12T09:35:39-05:00
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