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CEYLON MAN FACING CHARGES AFTER SLEEPY EYE CRASH

A Ceylon man faces several charges after he was involved in a crash in Sleepy Eye Friday. Kenneth Sanz faces two gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI charges and misdemeanor proof of insurance and open bottle charges. Authorities say they had received a report of a small black car in the ditch near the Sleepy Eye Golf Club. A couple of minutes later, a crash occurred. Authorities say Sanz rear-ended a vehicle, then tried to back up and hit a semi. Police say they found a half-empty vodka bottle in the car and there was no insurance on the car. Sanz admitted to having four vodka drinks and a preliminary breath test registered a point-248 alcohol content. Sanz was arrested for DUI. He was taken to detox in new Ulm with no hold on him. He is set to appear in court July 19 at 8:30 am.
CEYLON, MN
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Emerald Ash Borer found in Fairmont

FAIRMONT, Minn. (KEYC) - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed an emerald ash borer (EAB) infestation in the City of Fairmont. The city identified ash trees on the Heritage Acres site off Lake Avenue that appeared to be dead or dying. After an investigation, it was apparent that...
FAIRMONT, MN
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Closed lanes on I-90 to temporarily reopen

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The eastbound and westbound lanes on I-90 between Sherburn and Fairmont that were closed for construction are reopening temporarily. Construction on I-90 between Sherburn and Fairmont began on May 9. Since then, traffic has been reduced to a single lane in the eastbound lanes with westbound lanes also being closed off during construction.
FAIRMONT, MN
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House fire in Blue Earth displaces 2 families

A house fire in Blue Earth on Saturday, June 18, resulted in no injuries, but did displace two families. The fire call came in at 6:08 p.m. on Saturday. A duplex at 401 S. Galbraith Street in Blue Earth had the southwest side fully engulfed in flames and the fire was spreading to the attic of the home when firefighters arrived.
BLUE EARTH, MN
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Pearl Christine Pederson Bear

Pearl Christine (Pederson) Bear, 104, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at the Lake Mills Care Center. Visitation for Pearl will be held Friday, July 1, from 5-7 p.m. at Schott Funeral Homes-Mittelstadt Chapel, Lake Mills. Viewing will also be from 9:30 a.m. until service time at Bethany Lutheran Church on Saturday. Funeral service will be Saturday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, Thompson, with Pastor Rod Hopp officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Thompson.
LAKE MILLS, IA
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Dennis G. Bank

Dennis G. Bank passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home. A memorial service will be held at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home on Thursday, June 30 at 5pm, with a visitation 1 hour prior.
FREEBORN, MN
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BE Council hears of a ‘grave’ concern

The Blue Earth City Council attended to business briskly at a meeting held on Tuesday, June 21. At the beginning of the meeting, Faribault County Historical Society (FCHS) director Randy Anderson brought a potentially ‘grave’ issue to the council’s attention. According to Anderson, the issue came to...
BLUE EARTH, MN
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W’bago helps couple after a fire

“This is nothing I would wish on my worst enemy. It’s devastating.” . These were the words of Ron Howe, who lost his home, possessions, and beloved pet in a span of 20 minutes last weekend. Seemingly, Howe and his wife, Carolyn, were left with nothing after a raging...
WINNEBAGO, MN
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A century of memories

When the Farm Bureau recognizes Century Farm owners at the Faribault County Fair this summer, Randy and Gerri Peter will have to make two trips to the stage to receive their plaques. Farms on both Randy’s father’s and his mother’s side of the family are being recognized for their family...
ELMORE, MN
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Ceylon man injured in collision near Sleepy Eye Friday afternoon

A Ceylon man was injured in a collision in Brown County Friday afternoon. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at about 4:38 p.m., an unidentified 18 year old female from New Ulm was driving a Subaru Outback northbound on Highway 4 when she stopped for the stop light at the intersection with Highway 14. A Hyundai Elantra driven by Kenneth Conrad Sanz, age 59, of Ceylon, MN, collided with her at the intersection.
SLEEPY EYE, MN
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Diamonds win three games, lose one

The Blue Earth Diamonds softball team is back in action this summer. The team, a member of the Fastpitch 16/18U League, traveled to Jackson on Saturday where they lost 11-1. Jackson scored one run in the bottom of both the second and third innings to take a 2-0 lead. Blue...
BLUE EARTH, MN
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Fairmont Seeking Public Input on Ways to Revamp Gomsrud Park

The City of Fairmont is seeking the public’s input on ways in which it can revamp Gomsrud Park. City Engineer Troy Nemmers said, for the 2022 budget, the Council included $30,000 to hire a consultant to look at park planning for Gomsrud Park. He said it’s apparent that the...
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I-90 Lanes Closures Between Sherburn & Fairmont to Be Lifted until July 5th

Motorists are advised that the eastbound and westbound lane closures on I-90 between Sherburn and Fairmont will be temporarily removed on Monday, June 27th until Tuesday, July 5th, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The lanes restrictions will resume on July 5th, when milling and paving operations are expected...
FAIRMONT, MN
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