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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...
Golden Tie Tuxes opens doors

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

There’s a new store on West Blue Earth Avenue in Fairmont called Golden Tie Tuxes. Kathy Detert just opened the “boutique,” which offers tuxedo and shoe rentals. Detert...
Couple finds, builds Second Chances

Monday, March 05, 2018

With a dedication to helping others, Second Chances in Granada continues to make a difference. Second Chances is a non-profit group home for boys ages 12-18,...
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....
Forward Motion in 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Six ways to improve your professional skills Whether you remain in the job market, hit a career slump, or are looking for a career change, making a...
Innovation

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Minnesota is a great place for innovation Minnesota is a great place for innovation – it’s embedded in our identity. Earlier this year, Minneapolis was named as one of...
Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.1 Percent in November

Monday, February 12, 2018

Employers eliminate 4,000 jobs Minnesota’s overall unemployment rate fell to 3.1 percent in November, the lowest level since July 2000, according to seasonally adjusted figures released...
Development group drafts strategic plan

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Fairmont Economic Development Authority has approved a three-year strategic plan describing its overall mission and its focus on six areas of economic development. “We’re going...
Fairmont planning new hangar

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

The Fairmont City Council took the initial step to expand hangar space at the Fairmont Municipal Airport. Troy Nemmers, city engineer/public works director, told the council...
The Millennial Worker

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Minnesota’s labor force is undergoing a major shift. With baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) retiring from the workforce, millennials (those born between...
Tapping into the 55-Plus Workforce

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The struggle is on both sides: Employers looking for workers and seniors looking for meaningful employment. One solution: DEED’s Senior Community Service Employment Program – or SCSEP.  The SCSEP helps...
Startup Successes

Monday, December 18, 2017

Did you know: Minnesota is no. 16 in venture capital dollars Minnesota startups have found great success in Minnesota over the last few years, despite challenges...
Local Revolving Loan Fund Supports Entrepreneurs

Monday, November 27, 2017

For decades, Americans have preferred the convenience of one-stop-shopping for all of their groceries. But a growing consciousness in recent years about quality, buying local...
Design firm opens up shop

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A couple of recent posts on social media offered an opinion that Five Lakes Centre in Fairmont is empty, that it has nothing to offer,...
Broadband expansion in the works

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Martin County Broadband Steering Committee met in Fairmont to receive an update on both a countywide broadband project as well as a BevComm project. Both...
Lakeview changing hands

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The business might be under new ownership, but the faces at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory remain familiar. Chris Toomer and Tonya Mortensen recently purchased Lakeview...