Fairmont Foods plans to close in March, putting 167 employees out of work. The frozen meal maker in south-central Minnesota cites the recent economic climate and says the company is unable to recover and continue operations.
One person was killed early Sunday morning in a Fairmont, Minn. house fire. According to the Fairmont Police Department, at 3:47 a.m. officials responded to a call of a residential house fire in the 300 block of N. Elm Street.
Herbie Haertel of Fairmont, Minn. celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday. “I was born July 26, 1914,” Haertel said. He served our country during World War II, and recently received a special letter from President Obama.
Officials say Highway Patrol troopers from South Dakota and Minnesota have made 188 arrests and issued 522 warnings during a joint enforcement operation on a stretch of Interstate 90.
A wet and chilly spring has given way to record high temperatures for mid-May in southern Minnesota.The temperature soared to 102 degrees Tuesday in St. James. Albert Lea and Fairmont both hit 100 while Mankato reached 99.
Minnesota is known as the “Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.” But the DNR says the state’s water supply is becoming a concern.
After a dry summer, fall drought conditions hit much of Minnesota hard.
A farmer has done so well growing corn, soybeans and grains in North Dakota’s Red River Valley that he’s extending operations to Africa.
Advanced BioEnergy, of Bloomington, Minn., says the deal for its Fairmont, Neb., plant is expected to close later this year.
Biofuel Energy Corp. says it is idling its ethanol plant in Fairmont, Minn., until further notice. The plant stopped production last week.
Jackson Goplen scored three times, including twice in a back-and-forth fourth quarter, and St. Croix Lutheran held on to beat Fairmont 34-32 in the Class 3A state championship game Saturday afternoon.
It’s what every kid who plays high school football dreams of: The chance to play on the Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving for a state championship.
It’s state semifinal week in high school football, which means it’s going to be a busy weekend over at the Metrodome.
Fire departments in southern Minnesota had their hands full as gusty winds whipped up fires through dried corn and soybean fields. At least a half-dozen field fires were reported early Thursday afternoon in Martin County.
A Fairmont woman has been sentenced to a year in jail for sharing her painkillers with a friend who died of an overdose.