On Wednesday, April 7th, at approximately 6:12 pm, 911 Communications Operators received a call of a motorcycle and truck collision that occurred at the intersection of South 8th Street and 2nd Avenue South in Estherville. The caller reported that the motorcyclist was injured and needed an ambulance. Responding officers administered first aid along with local citizens and the Estherville Ambulance Service. The driver of the motorcycle was identified as Samuel Woolery, age 25 of Estherville. Samuel Woolery was transported to Avera Holy Family Hospital and later transferred to a hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he passed away as a [...]
There will be a strategic planning meeting for Fairmont City Staff and City Council members on Tuesday, April 13th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 112 of the Southern Minnesota Educational Campus building at 115 South Park Street in Fairmont.
An Iowa man wanted in connection with a murder in Mason City last week was taken into custody Monday afternoon in Algona. According to a release from the Mason City Police Department, an arrest warrant for 37-year-old Benjamin Gonzalez of Mason City was issued on March 31st after law enforcement began investigating the death of 36-year-old Michael Creviston. Creviston was found after a shooting was reported just west of the downtown area. Gonzalez was taken into custody around 4 P.M. Monday after law enforcement blocked off an area on the northwest side of Algona. Gonzalez was transported back to Cerro Gordo [...]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced plans for a mass vaccination site at the state fairgrounds in St. Paul next week that will have the capacity to vaccinate 100,000 Minnesotans against the coronavirus over eight weeks. The site will receive 168,000 doses of vaccine from Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson over eight weeks. The governor said the site, which will begin administering shots on April 14, will prioritize underserved communities hit hardest by the pandemic. “This site will help us protect some of the Minnesotans hardest hit by this pandemic as we continue to [...]
Update on Local COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts Weekly Update: 3/30/21 Vaccination work as of 3/27/21: • Faribault County: 4,188 individuals have received at least their first vaccination for COVID-19. 23% of the total population has received at least 1 dose. The percentage of population over age 65 in Faribault County who received their 1st dose of vaccine is 75.8% as of 03/27/2021. • Martin County: 6,275 individuals have received at least their first vaccination for COVID-19. 24% of the population has received at least 1 dose. The percentage of population over age 65 in Martin County who received their 1st dose of [...]
The Annual Family Fun Fair and Youth Activity Expo sponsors are joining together to have a virtual WORLD TOUR event for our youth and families March 30 through April 6. This will be a FREE event giving youth and families an opportunity to learn about numerous educational, recreational, social services, arts, and outdoor organizations in our community, which provide positive growth opportunities to help youth find their “Spark” of interest. Register for grand prize drawing and sign up for area activities at the virtual vendor booths beginning March 30 through April 6 (5 pm drawing) at CER or use the virtual [...]
The application deadline for scholarships through Fairmont Dollars for Scholars is April 1. Fairmont graduates who are pursuing studies at accredited schools and have not yet received a bachelor’s degree may qualify for up to four awards with a maximum of one per year. To apply, create a profile at Fairmont.dollarsforscholars.org. To be considered an applicant, you MUST sign into your profile and click on My Scholarships and then submit your name to the scholarships for which you qualify. For questions, contact Liz Wheeler at [email protected] or call her at 507-399-2134.
The Fairmont School Board heard from Superintendent Joe Brown regarding an update to the number of students enrolled in College In the School and Post Secondary Enrollment Option classes at Tuesday's meeting. “This time of year we always like to take a snapshot of our college in the school's program and what benefits are drawn from it” according to Supt. Brown. He adds 22 college classes are offered to students at Fairmont High School. This year a total of 2,446 college credits have been earned by Fairmont students and that has saved them and their families a collective total of around [...]
THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL AFTER A SHORT DISCUSSION APPROVED UNANAMOUSLY AWARDING THE CONTRACTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PROPOSED PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY AT THE MARGARET STREET LOCATION. TOTAL COST OF $7,454,912. THE APPROVAL IS CONDITIONED ON THE CITY HOLDING A PUBLIC HEARING,WAITING THE 30 DAY WAITING PERIOD AND NO PETITIONS BEING FILED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE C I P BONDING PROCESS. THE COUNCIL ACCEPTED THE PROPOSAL FROM JOE RIEMANN FOR BREWERY ACTIVITY AT THE SENIOR CENTER BUILDING AT 414 DOWNTOWN PLAZA. THE APPROVAL ALLOWS CITY STAFF TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE NEGOTIATION OF A PURCHASE AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT THAT WOULD LAY [...]
MARTIN COUNTY HAS 7 NEW CASES OF CORO9NAVIRUS. TOTAL CONFIRMED 1,937. ACTIVE 65. CASES BEYOND ISOLATION 1,902. COVID RELATED DEATHS 29. FARIBAULT COUNTY HAS 12 NEW CASES. TOTAL CONFIRMED 1,328. ACTIVE 65. CASES BEYOND ISOLATION 1,265. COVID RELATED DEATHS 18. Minnesota Health Officials reported on Wednesday 1,323 new cases of the coronavirus and 9 more deaths. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, 6,798 people have died because of the virus. A total of 4,254 of those deaths have occurred in long term care facilities. A total of 508,541 cases have been confirmed in Minnesota since the pandemic began last year. [...]