Two killed in Jackson County accident

Two people were killed in a pickup vs. semi collision near Alpha Monday afternoon. Mitchell Jarmer, 24, of Westbrook, Minnesota and Jacob Peterson, 26, of Dovray, Minnesota were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which took place at around 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of County Roads [...]

July 30th, 2021|


A collision in Fairmont between a Martin County Sheriff's squad car and another vehicle resulted in injuries Tuesday afternoon. According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, a Martin County Sheriff's Office squad driven by 23 year-old Luis Fernando Figueroa of Fairmont was traveling eastbound on Blue Earth Avenue [...]

July 28th, 2021|


The Minnesota State Patrol reports that a 12-year-old Iowa boy has died following a fatal crash in Faribault County. It happened just before 11:30 p.m. Monday when a 2002 Chevy Silverado, eastbound on Interstate 90 entered the left ditch, crossed both eastbound lanes of traffic, and rolled into the south [...]

July 27th, 2021|

Fairmont Area Schools New Superintendent

At a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the Fairmont Area School Board unanimously approved offering a contract to Andy Traetow to become the new Superintendent. Traetow had been serving as Co-Principal at Fairmont Jr/Sr High School. Traetow is a native of Jackson, Minnesota, and a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College [...]

July 20th, 2021|

Federated REA Annual Meeting To Be Held On KSUM

Federated Rural Electric’s 86th Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, August 4. Thanks to last year’s Bylaws amendment, this is the first year that ballots were mailed to all Federated members around July 1. Members who return their signed, barcoded, postage-paid envelope in the blank inner envelope with ballots will [...]

July 20th, 2021|

Schmeeckle Foundation awards more grants

Schmeeckle Foundation Awards $196,929 in Grants The Schmeeckle Foundation recently approved grants totaling $196,929 for community enhancement projects in Martin County, Minnesota. These grants support the Schmeeckle Foundation’s three core focus areas: early childhood care and education, serving the disabled and elderly, and promoting the arts. The Schmeeckle Foundation is [...]

July 19th, 2021|

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