News

Jake’s marking 50 years

Monday, September 24, 2018

Fairmont’s iconic pizza place — Jake’s Pizza — will celebrate 50 years of business this fall. In a Sentinel article dated Oct. 3, 1968, the announcement...
3 Percent

Friday, September 21, 2018

MN's unemployment rate has been at or below 4 percent for four years straight Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since June...
Fairmont Encouraging Homegrown Businesses

Friday, September 07, 2018

Business recruitment is a common, traditional approach used to spur economic growth. Cities offer companies tax breaks and other financial incentives to attract them to...
Artist crafts the old into new

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Michael Kutch is an artistic individual who stays busy at his business, Barn Bridge Hill Salvage Art. Originally from Michigan, Kutch moved to the area when...
Working to Improve Fairmont’s Visibility

Monday, August 13, 2018

Marketing is key to economic development. It can help to expand a region’s visibility and ultimately attract new visitors, residents and businesses. Fairmont is engaged in...
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...
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...