News

Ag tour reveals surprises

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The modern ag tour of Martin County on Wednesday drew about 30 people from diverse backgrounds. Farmers, pork producers, media, economic development and several members of...
Community center gets spotlight

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

FAIRMONT — Is a community center in Fairmont a feasible project? If so, what components should be included so the facility is sustainable and successful? Gathering...
UHD acquires Smart Clinic

Thursday, July 19, 2018

FAIRMONT – United Hospital District and Smart Clinic of Fairmont have announced that UHD has completed the acquistion of Smart Clinic. The Smart Clinic location at...
Minnesota's youth labor force growing

Monday, July 02, 2018

New numbers from DEED show Minnesota has more teens working during the summer. MINNESOTA - Summer is almost here and that means kids are antsy to...
Optimism grows among Minnesota manufacturers

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The state of manufacturing is strong. A full 93 percent of Minnesota manufacturers are financially confident about the future, which is just a hair off last...
Deal paying dividends for city, school

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A collaborative effort between the city of Fairmont and Fairmont Area Schools has resulted in the creation of Whitetail Ridge, a housing development with 20...
In Martin County, Ag is Flourishing

Friday, June 08, 2018

Agriculture in America has evolved a great deal over the last couple of centuries. Martin County has a long tradition of farming and raising livestock....
Chamber offers scholarship

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

FAIRMONT — The Ambassador Committee of the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a Martin County student in a business-related...
Coding camp coming soon

Monday, May 28, 2018

By now, many children are becoming familiar with coding camps, where they can learn coding skills on computers. This summer, Martin County West will offer...
7 Top Business Trends for 2018

Monday, April 09, 2018

The economy is growing and now is an excellent time to own a business. For any entrepreneur who has the next big-idea or an established...
Lender making return home

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Like many young people, Jarod Mathiason grew up in Martin County, attended college and moved to the Twin Cities because of job opportunities. Many of...
McDonald’s plans new store

Monday, April 02, 2018

FAIRMONT — After 40 years, the Fairmont McDonald’s soon will be razed to make way for a new high-tech building designed for a better customer...
Living the Good Life in Fairmont

Thursday, March 29, 2018

For a small town, Fairmont has a lot to offer. Life is good in the City of Lakes, which is helping attract young families and...
Chamber honors businesses

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting at the Holiday Inn to look back over 2017, and honor top business...
Martin County OKs funding for internships

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners heard from Vicki Paskey of Minnesota Valley Action Council who asked them to consider an annual summer youth internship administrative...
Immigrant Workers

Thursday, March 22, 2018

While Minnesota has fewer immigrants proportionally than many other parts of the country, foreign-born residents are an increasingly important part of the state economy.  Since 2010,...
City confident in growth efforts

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

It would be difficult to measure the impact of economic development efforts in a single day, but a look back over the totality of work...
Updated DEED Business Guide Now Available

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Thirty-sixth edition covers major issues faced by people who start businesses The 2018 edition of “A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota” is now available...
Students team up with Mayo

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

AIRMONT — Fairmont High School students with an interest in the medical field recently began shadowing different departments at Mayo Clinic Health System-Fairmont. Of the eight...
Zierke Built mfg. settles in Fairmont

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

As he walks through the new Zierke Built Manufacturing building in Fairmont, Greg Zierke proudly points out the open spaces and high ceilings in the...
Updated DEED Business Guide Now Available

Friday, February 23, 2018

Thirty-sixth edition covers major issues faced by people who start businesses The 2018 edition of “A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota” is now available...
How to Stay Mentally Healthy During a Job Search

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Five mood-boosting tips Losing a job is ranked among the top 10 most stressful life events. Job loss brings many emotions including sadness, fear, anxiety, anger, and embarrassment....
Tractor Supply Co. opening soon

Friday, June 01, 2018

FAIRMONT — People are eager for the new Tractor Supply Co. store to open its doors in Fairmont. When the store’s setup team began placing lawnmowers...