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S M I F-PAINT THE TOWN

2020-07-01T13:54:54+00:00

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) awarded $9,620 worth of paint from Ace Hardware to eight communities across the region through its Paint the Town Grant Program. This program is a partnership between SMIF and 12 local Ace Hardware stores and is designed to engage volunteers and build collaborative efforts that beautify communities through painting community murals, welcome signs, or historic structures. Eight projects received a total of 260 gallons of paint. The grant is awarded to projects that will have a visual impact, provide a public benefit to the community, and involve volunteer participation.   The 2020 Paint the Town Grant award [...]

S M I F-PAINT THE TOWN2020-07-01T13:54:54+00:00

COVID-19 UPDATE

2020-07-01T11:37:46+00:00

The Minnesota Department of Health reports 6 more residents have died from COVID-19.  The deaths reported on Tuesday raised the state’s total to 1,441, with 1,131 of the deaths occurring in long term care or assisted living facilities. The Health Department also reported 444 new confirmed cases, increasing the state’s total to 36,303. As of Tuesday, 270 patients were hospitalized, with 136 of them in intensive care. Martin County confirmed cases 156. Active 8. Recovered 143. Faribault County has 53 confirmed cases. Active 20 . Recovered 33. Currently known hospitalizations 2. County Health Officials from Community Health and Human Services of [...]

COVID-19 UPDATE2020-07-01T11:37:46+00:00

COVID-19 UPDATE

2020-06-30T11:38:06+00:00

The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Monday that 10 more Minnesota residents have died of COVID-19 bringing the state’s total to 1,435; 1,129 of the deaths occurred in long term care or assisted living facilities. The MDH also reported 315 new confirmed cases, increasing Minnesota’s total to 35,861. As of Monday 278 patients were hospitalized, with 140 of them in intensive care. A total of 31,225 patients were recovering and no longer require isolation. Positive COVID-19 cases in Martin County seem to have slowed for now, with 17 days in June having zero new cases. However, the spread has not [...]

COVID-19 UPDATE2020-06-30T11:38:06+00:00

HUGOSON OBIT

2020-06-30T11:34:27+00:00

AS MARTIN COUNTY COMMISSIONER , TOM MAHONEY JR. IS BEING LAID TO REST TODAY, WORD HAS COME OF ANOTHER LONG TIME MEMBER OF THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD ,LEIGHTON HUGOSON PASSING AWAY AT THE AGE OF 97 ON SUNDAY NIGHT. LEIGHTON WAS ALSO A PAST MEMBER OF THE MARTIN COUNTY FAIR ,EAST CHAIN SCHOOL AND REGION 9 BOARDS. LEIGHTON IS SCHEDULED TO BE LAID TO REST THIS THURSDAY.

HUGOSON OBIT2020-06-30T11:34:27+00:00

FAIRMONT PUBLIC NOTICE- LOT CLOSED

2020-06-29T12:44:27+00:00

PARKING LOT “A” WHICH IS LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF N.MAIN ST. AND W. 2ND ST. WILL BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY JULY 1, AT 6 AM. CITY EMPLOYEES WILL BE REPAIRING THE LINES FOR PARKING STALLS. THIS WORK IS EXPECTED TO KEEP THE PARKING LOT CLOSED UNTIL NOON. PLEASE HAVE YOUR VEHICLES REMOVED BEFORE 6 AM ON WEDNESDAY. THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION,ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS CAN CONTACT CITY HALL AT 238 - 9461.

FAIRMONT PUBLIC NOTICE- LOT CLOSED2020-06-29T12:44:27+00:00

COVID-19 UPDATE

2020-06-29T11:28:02+00:00

STATE OF MINNESOTA 8 DEATHS. 453 NEW CONFIRMED CASES. MARTIN COUNTY TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES 154. ACTIVE CASES 6. RECOVERED 143. FARIBAULT COUNTY TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES 48. ACTIVE CASES 18. RECOVERED CASES 30. CURRENTLY KNOWN HOSPITALIZED 2. WATONWAN COUNTY TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES 196. ACTIVE CASES 73. RECOVERED CASES 117. CURRENTLY KNOWN HOSPITALIZED 3. Health officials report the number of coronavirus cases in Iowa grew by 543 to 28,478 on Sunday. The Iowa Department of Public Health said that as of 10 a.m. Sunday the number of deaths linked to the virus remained at 704, which was unchanged from Saturday. The state said [...]

COVID-19 UPDATE2020-06-29T11:28:02+00:00

COVID-19 UPDATE

2020-06-26T11:17:44+00:00

MARTIN COUNTY 148 CONFIRMED CASES . 2 ACTIVE. 141 RECOVERED FARIBAULT COUNTY 41 CONFIRMED CASES. 12 ACTIVE. 29 RECOVERED. 2 CURRENTLY KNOWN HOSPITALIZATIONS. WATONWAN COUNTY 174 TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES. 68 ACTIVE . 106 RECOVERED. 3 CURRENTLY KNOWN HOSPITALIZATIONS.

COVID-19 UPDATE2020-06-26T11:17:44+00:00

WELCOME SCHOOL TO CLOSE

2020-06-25T11:40:41+00:00

The Martin County West School Board has voted to close the Welcome school. The building will be closed Sept. 30, and an evacuation of tenants and salvaging of useful equipment will be held. The site, however, will not be demolished. The resolution to close the school cited a lack of educational use, declining enrollment, loss of revenue, and needed repairs when operations can be more efficiently established in alternative locations.

WELCOME SCHOOL TO CLOSE2020-06-25T11:40:41+00:00

MARTIN COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIES

2020-06-25T11:37:23+00:00

MARTIN COUNTY COMMISSIONER TOM MAHONEY JR. HAS PASSED AWAY. A service is pending at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. He died Wednesday morning, June 24, 2020, at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul.

MARTIN COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIES2020-06-25T11:37:23+00:00

COVID-19 UPDATE

2020-06-25T11:34:56+00:00

Five more residents have died of the coronavirus according to the Minnesota Department of Health.  The deaths reported on Wednesday raised the state’s total to 1,397, with 1,102 of the death occurring in long term care or assisted living facilities. The health department also reported 304 new confirmed cases, increasing the state’s total to 33,763. As of Wednesday, 340 patients were hospitalized, with 160 in intensive care.  Across the state, a total of 39,707 patients no longer need isolation. Faribault/Martin County Community Health says ”MDH is reporting 1 new case in Martin County , however this person resides in a different [...]

COVID-19 UPDATE2020-06-25T11:34:56+00:00