MEAT PACKER JBS CYBER ATTACK

2021-06-02T10:21:34-05:00

(AP) - The world’s largest meat processing company is getting back online after production around the world was disrupted by a cyberattack just weeks after a similar incident shut down a U.S. oil pipeline. Brazil’s JBS SA said late Tuesday that it had made “significant progress” in dealing with the cyberattack and expected the “vast majority” of its plants to be operating on Wednesday. “Our systems are coming back online and we are not sparing any resources to fight this threat,” Andre Nogueira, CEO of JBS USA, said in a statement. Earlier, the White House said JBS had notified the U.S. [...]

MEAT PACKER JBS CYBER ATTACK2021-06-02T10:21:34-05:00

CEYLON ASSAULT

2021-05-20T09:52:14-05:00

The Martin County Sheriff's Office responded to a possible assault in Ceylon on Wednesday afternoon. A female was transported from the scene to Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont and later transferred to Mayo Clinic in Rochester for further medical treatment. Agencies that assisted with the incident include the Martin County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota BCA, Ceylon First Responders, Welcome First Responders, Dunnell First Responders, Sherburn Ambulance, and Mayo Ambulance. The incident is under investigation and more information will be made available as time permits.

CEYLON ASSAULT2021-05-20T09:52:14-05:00

Mayo Clinic Health System Scholarships

2021-05-18T09:56:34-05:00

FAIRMONT, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont recently announced recipients of its 2021 Blanche Kindstrom Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships. The scholarships are given each year to local students who are pursuing a health profession field of study. This year’s $1,000 scholarship recipients were: • Bryn Miller of Fairmont High School. • Tea Armstrong of Blue Earth Area High School.

Mayo Clinic Health System Scholarships2021-05-18T09:56:34-05:00

TRAIN DERAILMENTS

2021-05-17T08:10:42-05:00

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say there is no risk to the public as cleanup continues on a train derailment in southeastern Minnesota. The train left the tracks near Goose Lake in Albert Lea about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, the Albert Lea Police Department said in a Facebook post. More than 20 cars derailed. There were no injuries. Union Pacific Railroad crews led cleanup efforts over Saturday night and through Sunday, according to police. They had cleared eight cars from the track as of Sunday morning. Crews also set up air quality monitoring units, which had detected no airborne substances, according [...]

TRAIN DERAILMENTS2021-05-17T08:10:42-05:00

ARMSTRONG MAYOR SPECIAL ELECTION

2021-05-12T10:17:48-05:00

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS City of Armstrong Special Election to Fill the Vacancy of Mayor Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Election Day Absentee Total Travis Schueller 134 19 153 Dave Grussing, Write-In 107 15 122 *Please note that results are UNOFFICIAL until the Emmet County Board of Supervisors Canvasses the Results on Tuesday, May 18, 2021

ARMSTRONG MAYOR SPECIAL ELECTION2021-05-12T10:17:48-05:00

FAIRMONT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

2021-05-12T08:20:07-05:00

At their regular meeting on Tuesday night, the board approved the hiring of Chad Brusky as Co-Principal at Fairmont Jr/Sr High School for the 2021-22 school year. Brusky had been serving as the interim Superintendent of the Martin County West School District this past year. Also approved was the hire of Amanda Weihe as a secondary math instructor for the coming school year. A distinguished list of retiring educators was also recognized. Retiring from the Fairmont School District this year are teachers Joice Forster, Heidi Luhmann, Rochelle Franzen, Kevin Kristenson, and Michelle Grotte, aide Bill Wacholz, nurse Nancy Backer, and CER [...]

FAIRMONT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING2021-05-12T08:20:07-05:00

PHEASANT OPENER WILL NOT BE HELD IN FAIRMONT

2021-05-06T07:36:14-05:00

After lengthy and thoughtful debate, the Visit Fairmont Board of Directors has decided that they cannot proceed with hosting the 2021 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. The decision to submit an application to host this event was made in 2019. It was announced in October of 2019 that Fairmont was selected to host the 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. In August of 2020, Governor Walz postponed the event until 2021. Visit Fairmont’s Board of Directors saw the Opener as a fabulous vehicle to showcase our community, our area, and our great state of Minnesota. Due to the impact of the [...]

PHEASANT OPENER WILL NOT BE HELD IN FAIRMONT2021-05-06T07:36:14-05:00

FATAL HIGHWAY ACCIDENT IN MURRAY COUNTY

2021-05-05T10:40:27-05:00

AVOCA, Minn. (AP) — Two South Dakota men have died in a highway crash in southwestern Minnesota. The men were driving separate vehicles when they collided in Murray County Monday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Officials said 26-year-old Alexander Bretsch, Frederick, was northbound on Highway 59 near Avoca when his pickup collided with a southbound car driven by 37-year-old Kyle Thompson, of Huron, near Lime Lake. Both men were transported to Murray County Medical Center where they were pronounced dead. The State Patrol says alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

FATAL HIGHWAY ACCIDENT IN MURRAY COUNTY2021-05-05T10:40:27-05:00
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