Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) received an American Public Power Association Energy Innovator Award during APPA’s National Conference in Orlando, Florida. The award honors utilities that have developed or applied creative, energy-efficient techniques and technologies to their work, to provide better service to electric customers or projects that increase the efficiency of utility operations or resource efficiency. SMMPA’s Member Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Network was a collaboration between the agency, its member utilities, and ZEF Energy to facilitate the acceptance of electric vehicles and help with the transformation of both the electric utility and transportation industries. SMMPA provided each participating [...]
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TRACK AND FIELD - STATE CLASS A MEET AREA MEDAL WINNERS FAIRMONT - LAURA THOMPSON 2ND PLACE IN 3200 METERS, 3RD PLACE IN 1600 METERS. HUDSON ARTZ 3RD PLACE IN 400 METERS, 9TH IN 100 METERS. ELLIE HERNES 2ND PLACE IN TRIPLE JUMP, 7TH PLACE IN 100 METER HURDLES. MARTIN COUNTY WEST - MAKENA LARSON 4TH PLACE IN SHOT PUT HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL NORTH UNION 14, SIOUX CITY WEST 0 NORTH UNION 16, LAWTON-BRONSON 2 NORTH UNION 5, WEST SIOUX 2 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL INTERLEAGUE Cleveland 2, Pittsburgh 1 AMERICAN LEAGUE NY Yankees 2, Oakland 1 Toronto 7, Baltimore 4 Houston [...]
MINNESOTA STATE GOLF TOURNAMENT CLASS AA TEAM FINAL RESULTS Lake City 673 Providence Academy 717 Fergus Falls 727 Minnewaska 732 Pequot Lakes 734 St Croix Lutheran 737 Fairmont 763 Hermantown 808 FAIRMONT TWO-ROUND TOTALS Maggy Totzke 182 Anika Haugen 186 Solveig Senf 187 Brynn Gustafson 212 Lauren Davis 215 Bailey Martinson 216 CLASS AA BOYS TEAM FINAL RESULTS Cloquet 598 Totino-Grace 616 Delano 618 Blue Earth Area 621 Pine Island 627 Roseau 636 Staples-Motley 643 New London-Spicer 650 Fairmont - Brock Lutterman two-day total 164, tied for 53rd BASEBALL CLASS A SEMIFINALS Hayfield 16, Springfield 0 New York Mills 9, Randolph [...]
STATE GOLF TOURNAMENT CLASS AA GIRLS - ROUND ONE OF TWO LAKE CITY 343 FERGUS FALLS 359 MINNEWASKA 362 PROVIDENCE ACADEMY 365 PEQUOT LAKES 367 ST. CROIX LUTHERAN 376 FAIRMONT 392 HERMANTOWN 397 FAIRMONT INDIVIDUAL SCORES Maggy Totzke - 90 Anika Haugen - 98 Solveig Senf - 98 Lauren Davis - 106 Bailey Martinson - 109 Brynn Gustafson - 110 CLASS AA BOYS - ROUND ONE OF TWO CLOQUET 300 TOTINO-GRACE 305 DELANO 308 BLUE EARTH AREA 312 PINE ISLAND-ZUMBROTA 314 BARNESVILLE 318 ROSEAU 320 NEW LONDON-SPICER 340 BROCK LUTTERMAN, FAIRMONT - 79, TIED FOR 30TH Class A Baseball quarterfinals Hayfield [...]
The Fairmont City Council heard a presentation from the Fairmont Community Center Committee and eventually voted 3-2 to move ahead with the project. Fairmont Community Center Committee member Amy Long gave a presentation stating the plan is the result of countless community volunteer hours and that it aligns with the priorities and goals of the 2040 Fairmont Forward Plan. Those goals are to attract a new work force, increase population, spur new businesses, provide new parks and recreational facilities, create a welcoming and inclusive community, and ensure Fairmont is a great place to live. The council was then presented with two [...]
An Estherville man has died as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in rural Emmet County over the weekend. According to Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens, a 2003 Harley Davidson driven by Michael Schubert, age 64, was eastbound in the 4300 block of 230th Street, when the motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway and entered the road ditch. Schubert was pronounced dead at the scene by the Emmet County Medical Examiner. Schubert had been reported missing to authorities at approximately 3:30pm Sunday after not returning from a motorcycle ride the day before. An investigation [...]
MANKATO, Minn. – Beginning June 21, motorists traveling through south central and southwest Minnesota can expect short-term lane closures as Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) stations are installed at six different locations. The six locations in Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Martin and Rock counties include: I-90 near Magnolia at Milepost (MP) 21.6 I-90 90 near Welcome at MP 93.7 I-90 90 near Wells at MP 138.7 Highway 60 near Mountain Lake at MP 48.2 Highway 14 near Springfield at MP 80.7 Highway 30 near Mapleton at MP 146.8 No detours are required for this project; work will be completed under [...]
SECTION 2A TRACK AND FIELD - BOYS 1) Belle Plaine 91 t2) Fairmont 66 t2) Sibley East 66 4) Holy Family Catholic 46.5 5) St James Area 42 6) LCWM-Nicollet 41 9) Blue Earth Area 28 21) Martin County West 12 24) Madelia/Truman/GHEC/ML 5 FAIRMONT BOYS ADVANCING TO STATE: HUDSON ARTZ IN 100, 200 AND 400 METERS, HANK ARTZ IN SHOT PUT, 4X200 RELAY TEAM SECTION 2A TRACK AND FIELD - GIRLS 1) Belle Plaine 128.5 2) Fairmont 118.5 3) Glencoe-Silver Lake 52.50 4) Blue Earth Area 43 5) Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 42 6) LCWM-Nicollet 40 10) Martin County West 23 19) St [...]
(Alexandria, Minn.) – On Saturday, June 12 at its annual convention in Alexandria, Minnesota, the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association (MPPOA) announced its Officer of the Year and Legislator of the Year awards. 2021 MPPOA Legislator of the Year: Senator Julie Rosen Senator Julie Rosen (R-Fairmont) is currently serving her 19th year in the Senate and is Chair of the Senate Finance Committee as well as the Legislative Pension Commission. MPPOA Executive Director Brian Peters said, “Basically, Sen. Julie Rosen is an advocate for every cop in this state and a fighter for increased public safety. She has steadfastly stood [...]
2020 GRADUATION RATES FOR AREA SCHOOL DISTRICTS FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT - 90.4% GRADUATED (122 GRADUATES) MARTIN COUNTY WEST SCHOOL DISTRICT - 98.1% GRADUATED (52 GRADUATES) GRANADA-HUNTLEY-EAST CHAIN SCHOOL DISTRICT - 94.7% GRADUATED (18 GRADUATES) TRUMAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS - 81.8% GRADUATED (9 GRADUATES) BLUE EARTH AREA SCHOOLS - 94.2% GRADUATED (65 GRADUATES) MADELIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS - 65.9% GRADUATED (27 GRADUATES) ST. JAMES SCHOOL DISTRICT - 85.5% GRADUATED (65 GRADUATES) JACKSON COUNTY CENTRAL SCHOOLS - 94.7% GRADUATED (90 GRADUATES) STATEWIDE GRADUATION RATE IN MINNESOTA FOR 2020 - 83.8%