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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...
State Adds 7,700 Jobs in July

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Minnesota employers added 7,700 jobs in July, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). In addition,...