FAIRMONT ARBOR DAY PROGRAM

2022-04-28T13:51:32-05:00

The City of Fairmont Park Department invites the public to the annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 29. The program will be held 1:30 p.m. at Holden Park, 710 Washington Ave. in Fairmont. Mrs. Striemer’s fourth-grade students will perform a short program. City Forester, Chad Striemer, will plant a Princeton Sentry Ginko tree with the students assistance. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at the Public Works facility at 801 E. Margaret St. in Fairmont, with the tree planting at a later date. For more information, contact Nick Lardy at (507) 235-9330.

FAIRMONT ARBOR DAY PROGRAM2022-04-28T13:51:32-05:00

BERGEN MEAT PROCESSORS, FEDERATED REA TEAM UP

2022-04-26T10:09:58-05:00

(BERGEN, MN) — Federated Rural Electric in Jackson assisted Bergen Meat Processors with a $60,461 Revolving Loan Fund check. Bergen Meats is upgrading its wastewater treatment system adding tanks, pumps and aerobic treatment system to treat the wastewater from slaughter and processing operations.   Federated and Bergen Meats signed the 10-year loan paperwork on April 25. As funds are repaid to Federated, they can be loaned to other organizations.   Bergen Meat Processors, southeast of Windom, operates a custom-slaughtering business that processes beef, hogs and sheep; it is owned and operated by Jay and Paulette Scott, along with their son Bo. [...]

BERGEN MEAT PROCESSORS, FEDERATED REA TEAM UP2022-04-26T10:09:58-05:00

ELMORE MAN INJURED IN ACCIDENT

2022-04-26T06:38:26-05:00

A one-vehicle incident Monday evening caused injury to an Elmore man. According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, 45 year-old Shawn Philip Richards of Elmore was driving a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix southbound on Highway 169 just north of Elmore when he lost control of the vehicle, crashed into a power line, and rolled over. Richards was transported to UHD Hospital in Blue Earth with what was termed non-life threatening injuries by the Patrol report. Faribault County Sheriff's Department, Elmore Fire Department, Blue Earth Fire and Ambulance all responded to the incident which was reported at 8:31 p.m. Monday.

ELMORE MAN INJURED IN ACCIDENT2022-04-26T06:38:26-05:00

ELBERT RECEIVES HONOR

2022-04-26T06:27:30-05:00

AMES, IA – The 6th Annual Iowa Rural Summit last week included a special recognition of “rural heroes” – and Kossuth/Palo Alto Economic Development Director Maureen Elbert was one of the seven individuals honored at a special reception at Iowa State University. The Rural Summit brings together leaders from small towns across Iowa each year, and this year’s event included a special tribute to a group of individuals who have made a difference in their rural community or region. The event also recognized the contributions of Rand Fisher, the recently retired Iowa Area Development Group CEO. The Rand Fisher Rural Leadership [...]

ELBERT RECEIVES HONOR2022-04-26T06:27:30-05:00

INJURY ACCIDENT NEAR TRUMAN

2022-04-19T09:35:56-05:00

According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, a 59 year-old man from Cottonwood, Minnesota was injured in an early morning one-vehicle accident on Monday.  A 2015 Kenworth driven by Thomas L. Bahn of Cottonwood was southbound on State Highway 15 in Westford Township near Truman when it left the roadway and rolled into the ditch at 5:25 a.m. Monday. Bahn was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System Fairmont with what the report described as non-life threatening injuries. The Minnesota State Patrol, Martin County Sheriffs Office, Fairmont PD, Truman Fire, and Mayo Ambulance all assisted at the scene.

INJURY ACCIDENT NEAR TRUMAN2022-04-19T09:35:56-05:00

POLICE OFFICERS FACE CHARGES

2022-04-19T06:37:39-05:00

ARMSTRONG, Iowa (AP) — A former Armstrong police officer has been charged with dozens of crimes, making him the latest in a string of former town officials to face criminal charges in the last 14 months in a wide-reaching corruption case. Former Armstrong officer Benjamin Scheevel was charged earlier this month with 84 felony and misdemeanor counts — some dating back to 2016, radio station KILR reported. The counts include stalking, involving at least two women, non-felonious misconduct in office, assault and unauthorized dissemination of criminal history data. He also faces counts of obstruction, theft and tax evasion. Scheevel is being held [...]

POLICE OFFICERS FACE CHARGES2022-04-19T06:37:39-05:00

MINNESOTA MEGA MILLIONS WINNER

2022-04-14T06:15:42-05:00

(Ramsey, MN)  —  Someone who purchased a Mega Millions ticket in Ramsey is a 106-million-dollar jackpot winner.  The fortunate ticket holder matched all six numbers in yesterday’s drawing.  The numbers are two, eight, 14, 20, 31, and the Gold Mega Ball 17.  The winning ticket was bought at a Holiday gas station at the corner of St. Francis and Nowthen Boulevard.

MINNESOTA MEGA MILLIONS WINNER2022-04-14T06:15:42-05:00

FEDERATED REA OPERATION ROUNDUP GRANTS

2022-04-12T09:02:08-05:00

  (Jackson, MN) -- The Federated Rural Electric Trust, Jackson, recognized local organizations receiving $20,007 through Operation Round Up. These donations occur due to monthly contributions by participating Federated members. 26 groups received money in this 55th round of funding:   Organization  - Amount  - Purpose Jackson County Central Post Prom $200 Toward comedian for safe post prom entertainment Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda Baseball $250 For seven new batting helmets Reinbows, Inc, Windom $350 Scholarships & craft supplies for New One Day programs City of Jackson Park Board $375 For soil enhancements at 3 new garden beds in Zimmerli Park Heritage Acres, Fairmont [...]

FEDERATED REA OPERATION ROUNDUP GRANTS2022-04-12T09:02:08-05:00

FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

2022-04-11T13:40:29-05:00

The Fairmont City Council meets tonight in regular session. Items on a busy agenda include: The 4th Quarter Community Development Report A look at Community Center Survey results and a presentation from the Fairmont Community Center, Inc. Approval of a new liquor license for the soon-to-open Fairmont Brewing Company Request for demolition assistance and approval of demolition projects for 2022 Bids for a pipe-cleaning project Approval of a federal airport grant More resolutions and recognitions will also take place at the meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Fairmont City Hall Council Chambers.  

FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL AGENDA2022-04-11T13:40:29-05:00

Mayo Clinic Health System launches award program for nurses in region

2022-04-06T11:27:27-05:00

Mayo Clinic Health System has partnered with The DAISY Foundation to launch a program for registered and licensed practical nurses working at Mayo Clinic Health System facilities in the Southwest Minnesota region.   The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses is a prestigious recognition program used by more than 5,000 health care facilities and schools worldwide to recognize nurses who demonstrate extraordinary service. Nurses are nominated for The DAISY Award by patients, family members, visitors, physicians, nursing colleagues or allied health staff members who experience or observe extraordinary care and compassion being provided by the nurse.   "I am excited to announce [...]

Mayo Clinic Health System launches award program for nurses in region2022-04-06T11:27:27-05:00
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