A Winnebago man narrowly escaped serious injury Tuesday when his electric wheelchair became stuck in the railroad tracks at Highway 169 and 4th Avenue SE in the city. 57 year-old Darryl David Garman of Winnebago crawled from his wheelchair and off the tracks before a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Train struck it. Garman was transported to United Hospital District Blue Earth with non-life threatening injuries according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol. Winnebago Police, Fire, and Ambulance and the Faribault County Sheriff's Office all responded to the incident, which was reported at 12:29 Tuesday afternoon.
At 9:42 p.m. Monday evening the Martin County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a report of an automobile accident in the 1700 block of 120th Street (County Road 26) west of Fairmont. A Pontiac sedan was located was located, rolled over in a field off the roadway. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver has been identified as Tyler Bonin, 39, of Fairmont. The accident remains under investigation. Assisting at the scene were the Minnesota State Patrol, Fairmont Police Department, Fairmont Fire Department, and Mayo Ambulance. Tyler was previously employed for many years [...]
NOTICE TO FAIRMONT RESIDENTS The City Council will be submitting a list of candidates to be appointed by the Chief District Court Judge to fill vacancies and to serve as alternates on the Fairmont Charter Commission. The Charter Commission reviews and studies the present Charter and makes recommendations for amendments. This is a four-year term. If you are interested in serving on the Charter Commission, please fill out the Application for Citizen Advisory Boards and Commissions, found on the City of Fairmont’s website at: https://fairmont.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/CABC.pdf or can be picked up at City Hall. The application should be returned to: [...]
At 9:42 p.m. Monday evening the Martin County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to a report of an automobile accident in the 1700 block of 120th Street (County Road 26) west of Fairmont. The daily calls service summary lists the incident as Motor Vehicle Accident - Fatality. We will have more information on the incident when it is officially released by local law enforcement authorities.
United Hospital District and Clinics (UHD) is pleased to announce a purchase agreement with Dulcimer Medical Center (DMC) of Fairmont, MN, a privately owned, multi-practice medical facility. The purchase transferred ownership of DMC’s land and buildings to UHD effective December 30, 2021. Dulcimer Medical Center’s owner and President Dr. Steven E. Parnell joined UHD CEO Rick Ash in making the announcement. According to terms of the agreement, UHD acquired the property from Center Creek Holdings LLC, a partnership of Dr. Steven Parnell, Dr. Jon Erickson and their spouses that includes Dr. Parnell’s medical practice and Dr. Erickson’s Fairmont Family Dentistry dental [...]
(JACKSON, MN) — More than 2,000 Federated members lost power overnight in Jackson and Martin Counties due to the strong winds causing outages, but all were restored by 4 a.m. The first major outage affected Martin County when the East Chain, Wilbert and Ceylon substations lost the transmission line feeding those substations; this outage occurred at 6:15 p.m. The Great River Energy transmission line had 11 poles that went down along 60th Street south of Fairmont. After the problem was located, crews back-fed power restoring Ceylon substation at 8:10 p.m. and then East Chain substation at 8:47 p.m. The last substation, [...]
The Truman Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating Joleigha Johnson, age 42. She was last seen on December 1, 2021, at her residence in the city of Truman. It is unknown what she was wearing that day or her destination or direction of travel. She drives a white 2009 Chevrolet Impala with Minnesota plates CKX 315. Friends and family have not heard from her since and she does not have her cell phone with her. If you have seen or know the whereabouts of Joleigha Johnson, please contact the Truman Police Department or the Martin County Law [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]