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Fairmont Man Turns 100, Reveals Secret To Staying Young

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.

07/26/2014

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SD, MN Troopers Make 188 Arrests In I-90 Sting

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.

06/15/2013

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Mid-May Temps Break 100 In Southern Minnesota

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.

05/14/2013

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The ‘Land Of 10,000 Lakes’ Is Drying Up

Minnesota is known as the “Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.” But the DNR says the state’s water supply is becoming a concern.

03/28/2013

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Drought Crippling Fairmont & DNR Nixes Using Lake Water

After a dry summer, fall drought conditions hit much of Minnesota hard.

02/08/2013

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North Dakota Farmer Extends Operations To Africa

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.

12/28/2012

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Kansas-Based Firm Buying Nebraska Ethanol Plant

Advanced BioEnergy, of Bloomington, Minn., says the deal for its Fairmont, Neb., plant is expected to close later this year.

10/17/2012

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Biofuel Energy Corp. Idles Minnesota Plant

Biofuel Energy Corp. says it is idling its ethanol plant in Fairmont, Minn., until further notice. The plant stopped production last week.

09/24/2012

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St. Croix Lutheran beats Fairmont 34-32 in 3A

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.

11/26/2011

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Prep Blog: Previewing The Prep Bowl

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.

11/24/2011

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Prep Blog: State Semifinals, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

It’s state semifinal week in high school football, which means it’s going to be a busy weekend over at the Metrodome.

11/17/2011

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Field Fires Keep Firefighters Busy Near Fairmont

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.

09/29/2011

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Fairmont Woman Sentenced In Overdose Death

A Fairmont woman has been sentenced to a year in jail for sharing her painkillers with a friend who died of an overdose.

09/27/2011

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Minnesota Woman Pleads Guilty In Overdose Death

A woman has pleaded guilty to providing the drugs that caused her friend’s overdose death in Martin County.

08/09/2011

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2 People Found Dead In Van Near Fairmont

Authorities say a preliminary investigation shows the public is in no danger after two bodies were found in a van in Martin County.

06/03/2011

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