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Ceylon • Dunnell • East Chain • Granada • Fairmont • Northrop • Ormsby • Sherburn • Trimont • Truman • Welcome

2017

Martin County’s comprehensive visitor & relocation guide


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507-235-6638 950 North State Street, Fairmont, MN


WELCOME TO MARTIN COUNTY MINNESOTA GREETINGS FROM THE MAYOR...

TABLE OF CONTENTS...

Welcome to Fairmont!! We are so excited to have you here. Our beautiful community has many amazing sites for you to see and experience. Our 5 lakes are always populated whether folks are fishing, swimming, boating, snowmobiling or admiring the beautiful scenery no matter the season. Recreation and outdoor activities are many in our city. Many of our parks have a shelter house, playground equipment, and benches to rest and relax. Fairmont walking trails continue to expand throughout the city and around our 5 lakes to offer beautiful scenery while on a walk. Fairmont has multiple soccer fields at one location, softball fields and baseball fields. I am proud to say, Fairmont community member volunteers and numerous private financial donations have restored historic buildings in our city. We cannot wait for you to see them! Our Red Rock Center, the Martin County Historical Museum and our Fairmont Opera House, to name a few, are ready for visitors to explore. There is so much to do in Fairmont, whether you are here for a short time or an extended time. Please enjoy our large number of local restaurants, the many retail and specialty shops and as expected, the Fairmont Minnesota nice by our community members. Thank you visiting the town we are so blessed to call home! We hope you will enjoy your time here and hope to see you again very soon!!

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER PRESIDENT... The communities in Martin County never fail to deliver quality of life assets for residents, businesses and organizations! If you live and work here, I urge you to notice all the amenities that you enjoy. Make that attitude a part of your conversation and mindset. If you haven’t had a chance to experience all the things that make our communities great, come find me and I will share them with you!

Margaret Dillard President Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce www.fairmontchamber.org

Photography Courtesy of: Mike Cervantes, Greg Abel and the Fairmont Chamber

Greeting & Welcome ..........1 Awards & Recognition ........2 Visit Martin County ..........3-5 Historical Places..............6-8 Shopping .......................9-11 Dining ..........................12-15 Lodging........................16-17 Things To Do ....................18 Arts & Entertainment ...19-20 Farmers Market ................21 Seasonal Recreation ...22-23 Parks & Trails ..............24-25 Fishing.........................26-27 Map .............................28-29 Lakes & Beaches ........30-31 Pools.................................32 Worship .......................33-35 Fair ..............................36-37 Desitnations.................38-39 Festivals ......................40-41 Business......................42-43 Agriculture ........................44 Health ..........................45-49 Education ....................50-52 Relocation ...................53-55 Advertisers........................56

WELCOME FROM THE FAIRMONT CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU... Thank you for your interest in our area. We are confident that you will find our community to be beautiful, prosperous, and friendly. Whether you are preparing for a visit to Martin County or are already in our area on business or pleasure, we hope you enjoy your stay. Fairmont has a picturesque setting amidst a chain of five lakes, thus offering a wide array of recreational activites. While in our area, we suggest a visit to the parks, historical attractions, the four-pool

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Aquatic Park, and cultural or sporting events. The diverse dining and shopping opportunities are sure to offer you pleasurable experiences. We are confident you will enjoy the beauty, history, and “Southern Minnesota Hospitality.” Martin County prides itself as a “true gem on the prairie.” Again, have a great stay, hurry back, and thank you for coming!

Stephanie Busiahn Executive Director Fairmont Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visitfairmontmn.com

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AWARDS RECOGNITION AWARDS && RECOGNITION FAIRMONT - THE TOP 20 COMMUNITY IN THE NATION The Fairmont area promotes, instills and supports the Top 20 concepts originally designed and implemented in St. Paul, Minnesota. Teachings are based on the Pareto principle which proposes that roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. In most situations where there is a group doing an activity, some will just naturally succeed more than others. Top 20 awakens in people their inside power (how they think and see) and develops their outside power (how and what they communicate in order

to create more satisfying results and a more enjoyable journey through life. It helps people of all ages be more aware of choices they have everyday to make a positive difference in their relationships and experiences. In the 20 years since initial application, the Top 20 TLC (Thinking, Learning, Communicating) curriculum has evolved nationwide. In 2013, Fairmont made a commitment to promote Top 20 throughout the entire region, engaging the educational

institutions, businesses, government and the general populous. Top 20 Thinking to Create a Healthy Workplace and Community points to remember are: 1) Live Above the Line; 2) Help Other Succeed; 3) Communicate “You Matter”; 4) Honor the Absent; 5) See the Problem; Own the Problem. If you would like to know more about how Fairmont has used Top 20 Training to become a better community, www.facebook.com/fairmonttop20.

MARTIN COUNTY NAMED BLANDIN BROADBAND COMMUNITY The program is an intensive, twoyear partnership between Blandin Foundation and selected rural Minnesota communities that provide planning, technical and financial support to communities that demonstrate the determination to bring the benefits of a broadband-enabled economy

to their communities. Several successful projects have been launched. Fairmont Area Calendar (fairmontareacalendar.com) brings information about events throughout Martin County to be available in one place online. Coffee Connections, hosted at various locations through-

“Caring For Our Community” Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service is dedicated to helping families create meaningful events that celebrate and honor life.

205 Albion Avenue Fairmont, MN (507) 238-2215 www.lakeviewfuneralhome.net

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out the county, provides computer, tablet and cell phone basics to the public. A broadband/wifi feasibility study has assessed availability and access. Local youth learned skills at a two-week App Camp held during the Summer of 2015.

QUALITY OF LIFE AVAILABLE IN MARTIN COUNTY An effort is underway to entice and assist professionals to relocate to Martin County, thanks to a grant through Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. The “One Big Thing Grant” opportunity was introduced in the Spring of 2015. Stressing the importance of a collaborative and regional project, SMIF awarded $32,950 to public and private sector leaders who make up the “Brain Gain” Committee. The group’s title is indicative of the wealth of knowledge and community enrichment

that those who have left rural areas to obtain higher education bring when they choose to move into smaller communities in search of a simpler life, safety, affordable housing, outdoor recreation and quality schools. Visit: www.fairmontarealife.com

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VISIT MARTIN COUNTY

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o visit Martin County is to discover a new world of natural wonders, fascinating history and culture, and unforgettable culinary experiences that linger long after you’ve returned home. Or maybe your adventures across this picturesque and memorable landscape will entice you to consider relocating permanently to this beautiful area of Minnesota.

Whether you are here for a few days, weeks, or even a lifetime, our plentiful lakes, sweeping prairie land, historic landmarks, and mouthwatering dining options will be sure to captivate. Outdoor enthusiasts will not be disappointed with the array of activities that await them, from hiking and biking, to ATV and snowmobile trails.This is where your sense of adventure will know no bounds!

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“Since 1988”

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Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm 230 South Grant, Fairmont, MN • (507) 235-5323 Call Toll Free 1-800-967-2039 BLUE EARTH SERVICE CENTER Available Wednesday Afternoons: 1:00-4:30 pm 435 S. Grove Street, Blue Earth, MN • www.HearingHealthCenters.net

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VISIT MARTIN COUNTY While you’re here, be sure to check the calendar for one of our many popular festivals, where you can get a true taste of life in Martin County. History buffs can delve a little deeper into the local culture by visiting various sites listed on the Minnesota National Register, while learning about Indian uprisings, military conquests and marveling at magnificent architecture – don’t forget to make time for some antique browsing along the way.Those looking to kick back and let time pass them by, should head to one of the 49 lakes scattered across the county for a relaxing day of fishing, swimming, canoeing or boating. Camping facilities at several of these lakes help to complete the perfect day of tranquility. Known as the ‘City of Lakes’, Fairmont is home to five stunning bodies of water – George Lake, Lake Sisseton, Budd Lake, Hall Lake, and Amber Lake – four of which are interconnected and all offering fishing and boating opportunities.If a round of golf is more your style, we’ve got two 18-hole courses in Fairmont, and a third nine-hole facility in Sherburn.

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Or how about a round of disc golf? Fairmont’s Cedar Creek Park has not one, but two 18-hole courses for devotees of this increasingly popular pastime. As the colder weather settles in, prepare to switch gears and venture out onto our more than 140 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. The lush terrain of the sunshine-soaked summer months give way to a winter wonderland that will take your breath away. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing entice all ages to enjoy the crisp, clean air and frosted countryside, while fishing fans can grab their tackle boxes and try their luck at ice fishing. Did we mention our cultural sites, sporting facilities, and shopping attractions? No matter your interest or the time of year you choose to stay with us, Martin County has an abundance of things to do, see and relish. For more information visit www.FairmontChamber.org or www.VisitFairmontMN.com Visit our online community calendar: www.FairmontAreaCalendar.com

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VISIT MARTIN COUNTY

Welcome Meats

Sales & Custom Processing

(507) 728-8670 • 515 Bidwell St. Welcome, MN Welcome Meats specializes in home smoked meats, fresh cut steaks and pork chops, 30+ varieties of fresh bratwurst, pork patties, hamburger patties, and marinated chicken breasts. 7 am to 5 pm and Saturday 8 am to Noon Creating A Positive Experience On Every Call

>> Martin County Quick Facts • Population: 20,422 • Elevation: 1,162 ft. • Average high/low temperatures: • Spring – 42F/34F • Summer – 81F/60F • Fall – 70F/48F • Winter – 24F/8F • About 49 lakes cover an estimated 14,500 acres • More than 230 acres of county park land

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Whether your are enjoying time on the lake, a stroll through our parks, shopping in our beautiful city or grabbing a bite to eat, we hope you enjoy your stay in Fairmont.

We always have room for motivated sales agents looking for a fun and flexible working environment. Stop in and see us at Five Lakes Centre Mall call 507-238-9030

Go online at Equal Opportunity Employer

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HISTORICALPLACES SITES HISTORICAL The Martin County Courthouse

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t was thanks to the rolling hills surrounding our picturesque lake setting that Fairmont was named – it was originally called Fair Mount. Since the establishment of a fort here in 1826, Fairmont has been steeped in an intriguing history. For nearly 200 years, our community has weathered Indian uprisings, Civil War unrest, 19th century agricultural challenges, and the industrial development of the early 1900s. But that rich tapestry of pioneering settlers, battlefield conflicts, and innovative farming methods, has seen

Fairmont grow to become one of the state’s leading rural communities.Enjoy historical sites listed on the Minnesota National Register, visit the ‘Lost Towns’ of Martin County, and walk in the footsteps of Victorian era residents in our historic downtown centers. Wherever you choose to go, you’ll embark on a voyage of discovery spanning centuries, cultures, and a bygone era.

Martin County Historical Society’s Pioneer Museum & Pioneer Parsonage Martin County’s History Is Alive

1923 AMERICAN LA FRANCE Fairmont Fire Dept. 1st Motorized Fire Truck

Since 1977!

Family Owned & Operated For 40 Years! NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH A GREAT IDENTITY

Militello Motors

• Screen Printing • Embroidery • Signs • Banners • Printed Products • Promotional Products • Brand Identity • Vehicle Wraps • Decals • Graphic Design & More

www.militellomotors.com

206 Downtown Plaza • Fairmont, MN www.TVIVmn.com • 507-238-9793 Check Out Our New Website or Find us on___ on

1029 N. State, Fairmont 238-4444•1-800-733-0587

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HISTORICAL SITES The refinished interior of the Fairmont Opera House

>> Fairmont History Timeline

>> The ‘Lost Towns’ of Martin County

1826 – Fort established as an army post and trade center. 1857 – First permanent settlers, E. Banks Hall and William H. Budd, arrive. Fairmont platted by the Des Moines and Watonwan Land Company. 1858 – First post office in Martin County dedicated in Fairmont. 1862 – Fort Fairmont established shortly after Sioux Indian Uprising. 1873-77 – “Grasshopper Plague” hits area farms. 1878 – Southern Minnesota Railroad completed in Fairmont. 1896 – First switchboard and telephones installed. 1909 – Fairmont Railway Motors established to make small farm engines.

Gone but not forgotten, the nine ‘Lost Towns’ are recognized via historical markers throughout the county. Thanks to the dedication of the Martin County Historical Society, these former communities will be remembered by future generations, and visitors can trace these ghost towns with the organization’s tour map. They include Manyaska, established in 1899 and once a prosperous shipping point for livestock and grain, the town of De Soto, named for a Spanish explorer, and Tenhassen, a former bustling settlement where only its cemetery remains. Visit Martin County Historicaly Society online fairmont.org/mchs for more details and to download the map.

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HERITAGE ACRES

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR 2017 Heritage Acres is open from April 1st through October 31st by appointment only unless there is an event going on. Free admission. All of the buildings will be open and free ice cream cones will be given out to everyone.

The main band for the afternoon is Barefoot Becky and The Ivanhoe Dutchmen and they play a variety of music from old time, country & some 50’s & 60’s, plus Steve Lang. Visit our main street in the building with lots of antique displays. Food and beverages will be available. There is NO admission charge for this event.

The threshing will take you back in time to the days of old fashion threshing. There will be several antique tractors on display. There will be a food stand available and buildings will be open. Free admission.

Ecumenical chapel service 10:00 am in the Heritage Acres Chapel. Soup and Sandwich Dinner 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Prairieville Building. There will be a charge for the dinner. No gate admission fee and all other activities are free. During the Fall Festival there will be many antique equipment demonstrations. See the one and two row pickers at work or try picking corn by hand. Other items of interest include a corn sheller, combining beans and plowing with horses. There will be baking in the house and pressing apples for free samples of apple juice and a fresh baked cookies. There is no charge to watch these activities. ALL BUILDINGS ARE HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

Heritage Acres Contacts Jerry Simon - 507-236-1257

• Norma Brolsma - 507-764-3531

We are open for tours by appointment. The chapel can be rented for weddings. The Prairieville Building can be rented for reunions. No alcohol allowed. Pets are allowed on the grounds, but not in the buildings.

www.heritageacresmn.org


SHOPPING SHOPPING The Extra Touch and Shoe Sensation found in the Five Lakes Centre mall

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hen it comes to spending your hard earned dollars, we want you to experience top-notch customer service, quality merchandise, and a friendly welcome. And Martin County has all three in abundance. Whether you’re shopping for souvenirs, a new outfit, or an upscale bedroom set, we’ve got you covered. You’ll notice a small town atmosphere with big city amenities as you visit the communities of Martin County.

• APPLIANCES • TELEVISIONS • MATTRESSES • Financing Through Brand Source • Delivery, Installation & Recycling • Factory Trained Service Technicians • Professional Sales Staff

DAN’S APPLIANCE SLEEPSOURCE & TV

1255 Hwy. 15 South, Fairmont MN, 507.238.2333 Hours: Mon 8-7, Tues-Fri 8-6, Sat 9-4 www.dansappliance.com

Our Lifetime Limited Warranty is good for as long as you own the vehicle.

We are Committed To Bringing You The Best Shopping Experience And Complete Customer Satisfaction!

FURNITURE

Part of the community since 1999 Locally Owned & Operated FREE Financing Available

807 S. State St. • Fairmont, MN 507-235-5533

it’s a good life.

Open SEVEN DAYS A Week M&TH 9-7 • TU&W 9-5:30 • F 9-5 Sat. 9-4 • Sun. 1-4

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1304 E. Blue Earth, Ave., Fairmont, MN 507-238-4786 www.hawkinsbestprice.com 2017 Chevrolet Equinox Premier AWD *Showing is #7045 with an MSRP of

$34,705

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SHOPPING

Fairmont’s historic downtown center is a shopper’s paradise, with its unique boutique-style stores, cafes and specialty shops. Community pride is on full display, thanks to beautiful and colorful flower arrangements during the summer months, and twinkling festive lights throughout the winter. Independently owned businesses offer everything from home

A section of Fairmont’s Downtown Plaza

~ Famous Labels For Him & Her ~

The Drugstore with More

Local Ownership Hometown Service

ENDERSON CLOTHING FOR MEN & WOMEN

Five Lakes Centre Mall, Fairmont

507-238-2342

220 Downtown Plaza • Fairmont, MN

Tuxedo Rentals Mon - Sat 9-5; Thur 9 - 8

507-238-2797

* Home Decor Department * Toy & Gift Department * Yankee Candles * Cards * Women’s Fashions * Pharmacy * Home Health Equipment & Supplies

Pharmacy Hours

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“We’re More Than a Bookstore” Books Bibles Music CD’s & DVD’s Boxes of Cards & Individual Cards Jewelry Yankee Candles Gifts Watkins Products Willow Tree We Special Order Books! 114 E. 3rd St. Fairmont 507-238-2656 Hours: Mon-Sat 9-5 Your Local Faith Store Since 1946 • www.goodnewsfairmont.com

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SHOPPING goods and jewelry to antiques and gifts. For a onestop shopping experience, head to the Five Lakes Centre shopping mall, conveniently located in Fairmont, just off Hwy 15. A popular location for special events and celebrations, you’ll find a mix of clothing and sports shops, a drug store, hardware, and more.

Maurices, Great Clips and Tobacco located on highway 15

Shop Smart, Buy Local. Refrigerators, Ranges, Dishwashers, Washers, Dryers & More!

Professional Installation Financing Available

DARELD’S APPLIANCE 42 Downtown Plaza Fairmont, Minnesota 56031 (507) 235-3610 www.dareldsappliance.com

RENTALS

914 North State Street Fairmont, Minnesota 56031 info@olsonrentals.com

• Hand & Power Tools • Equipment for: Construction Lawn & Garden • Tables/Chairs/Tents for Parties & Events • Trailers • Mini Storage • Propane Gas

507-238-1393 www.olsonrental.com Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce

Make Us Your One Stop For Flooring, Paint & Window Fashions COLORCENTER

ELITE • • • • • • •

See Jack, Shirley, Krista and Ben today!

Mohawk Carpeting & Laminate Flooring Vinyl Flooring & Luxury Vinyl Tiles Ceramic & Porcelain Tile Hardwood Flooring Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Wallpaper and Borders Pratt and Lambert Paints and Stains

“We’re More Than Just Floors” 1225 Hwy. 15 South, Fairmont, MN

(507) 238-1155 Like Us On Facebook

www.doolittlescarpetpaints.com

Monday 8:30-8 pm; Tuesday-Friday 8:30-5:30 pm; Saturday 9-3 pm

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DINING DINING

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eeling hungry? Let our local restaurateurs and café owners take you on a global gastronomical journey. From hearty, home cooked meals to fine dining cuisine, Martin County will satisfy all tastes and budgets.

Serving Delicious Steak, Seafood, Sandwiches & Burgers Open 11 am To Close Daily!

2321 Albion Avenue Fairmont, MN (507) 235-3858

Edies Resturant

Monday-Friday Lunch Buffet 11 am-1:30 pm Dinner Buffet 5-8 pm SAT & SUN ALL DAY BUFFET 11 AM-8 PM COUPON

Pizza • Chicken 235-8822 1101 N. State St. Fairmont, MN

$1.00 Off Lunch or Dinner Buffet Fairmont, MN Pizza Ranch only. Not valid with any other offers.

Dine-In, Carry Out, Delivery

Taco Tuesdays * Hard Shells ~ 99¢ *NO DEBIT OR CREDIT CARDS ON TUESDAY SPECIAL UNDER $10

Monday’s & Wednesdays 12 Oz. Margaritas ~ $1.99

Thursdays $2 OFF Fajitas

Sunday-Thursday 11 am - 9 pm; Friday-Saturday 11 am -10 pm 62 Downtown Plaza, Fairmont, MN • 507-235-8835 elagaverestaurantemexicano.com

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Major Credit Cards Accepted

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Every Sunday Brunch 10 am1:30 pm

• Free Hot Breakfast • Indoor Pool & Whirlpool • State Of The Art Fitness Center •100% Non-Smoking 507-235-2626 www.hamptoninnfairmont.com

• Green Mill Restaurant & Bar • Indoor Pool, Whirlpool Featuring Award Winning Pizza & Kiddie Pool & Kids Eat Free • 100% Non Smoking • Banquet Rooms • Fitness Center & Business Center For Groups Up To 320 • Whirlpool Suites & Poolside Rooms • Off - Site Food & Beverage Catering

Exit 102 in Fairmont, MN • 507-238-4771 www.hifairmont.com

• Free Deluxe Breakfast • Indoor Pool & Whirlpool • Whirlpool Suites • 100% Non Smoking 507-238-5444 www.qualityinnfairmont.com

RESTAURANT HOURS: Sunday-Thursday 6:00 am-11:00 pm Friday & Saturday 6:00 am-2:00 am

2220 N. State Street 507-238-4500 We offer an excellent selection of breakfast entrees, lunch & dinner entrees, as well as a variety of fresh baked cookies, muffins & pies from our own in-store bakery.

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• Remodeled Guest Rooms • Free Continental Breakfast • Economy Pricing • Close To Restaurants 507-238-9444 www.super8fairmont.com

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DINING

Known as a regional dining destination, this is where you will find juicy burgers topped with melted cheesy goodness, delicate fish dishes packing a powerful flavor punch, and authentic ethnic offerings that will transport you to faraway exotic locales.

Take in lake views as you enjoy gourmet pastries and specialty coffees, or indulge in a romantic fireside steak dinner. From casual eating to business luncheons, Martin County can cater to your every dining need.

1330 North State Street, Fairmont Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Open 6 am to 9 pm

507-235-3044

• Dine In y • Deliver ut • Take O

507-238-4725

Mon. thru Thur. 11 am-10 pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-11 pm; Sun. 4:30-10 pm

211 Downtown Plaza • Fairmont, MN

See our full menu at:

www.jakespizzafairmontmn.com Enjoy Our Specialty Sandwiches!

Schmitty’s Bar & Lounge

40 Item SALAD BAR

All You Can Eat

Buffet (Every Day)

Over 90 Items, Drink Included Party Tray & Catering Available

Hours: Sun-Thurs 11 am - 9 pm; Fri & Sat 11 am - 9:30 pm

Our 15 foot salad bar features a huge selection of fresh salads, fruits, vegetables, rolls & homemade soup.

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507-235-8999 or 507-235-8991 Five Lakes Centre Mall, Fairmont, MN

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DINING

The Channel Inn

Casual Dining • Locally Owned Fresh Quality Seafood, Steaks, Sandwiches & Salads Full Bar, Wine & Outdoor Patio 1400 N. State Street, Fairmont, MN • 507-238-1326 (2nd stoplight south of I-90 on Hwy 15)

Serving Delicious & Authentic Chinese Food Pad Thai & Pho Dishes PARTY TRAYS AVAILABLE TAKE OUT ORDERS

(507) 238-9288 1153 State Highway 15 South, Fairmont, MN Business Hours: Monday: Closed • Tues.-Sun.: 11 AM - 9 PM

2710 S. Albion Avenue Fairmont, MN 56031

• Burgers • Beer • Cocktails • Sandwiches Reserve The Upper Patio For Your Class Reunion, Birthday Or Any Special Occasion.

507-235-8979 Family Owned Since 1989

Delicious American Cuisine GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE AND GREAT FUN

“On The Rocks” Outdoor Kitchen Open During The Summer Plus Summer Weekend Live Entertainment!

• Open Daily At 11 am • Daily Happy Hour • Big Screen Tv’s • Catering • Party Room Rentals • Take Out Available

330 West Lair Road Fairmont, MN (1/2 block west of Gomsrud Park)

Open Daily at 11:00 am Take Out Orders Available • 238-9700

LOCATED ON BEAUTIFUL HALL LAKE! Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce

121 N. Dugan, Welcome, MN 56181

507-236-1665

Email: tami@frontiernet.net

We cater all sizes of events & parties from 10 people to 10,000 people!

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LODGING Rooms available at the Hampton Inn, Fairmont

YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME • 32” LED Cable TV with Remote • Direct Dial Phones • Free HBO • Hi-Speed Wireless Internet• Smoking and Non Smoking Rooms

FREE Continental Breakfast Truck Parking • Fax and Copy Machine Available In Room Refrigerator and Microwave Group Rates/AAA/AARP • Remodeled Rooms Shopping, Restaurant and Cinema Nearby I-90 & 15, Exit 102, South 1 mile 1122 North State Street, Fairmont, MN 56031 507-235-3373 Fax 507-235-3286

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or as long as you choose to rest your weary head in Martin County we will treat you as a valued guest. After all, you are staying in our home.

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Want More Free Time? Do All Your Laundry At Once! • 65 Washers & Dryers • Largest Washer In Town ~ Do Rugs, Comforters, Sleeping Bags • All Dryers Start For 25¢ • Wednesdays = Top Load Washers $1 And Front Load Washers $1 Off • Extra Parking And Handicap Entrance In Back • Handicap Restrooms • Baby Changing Station • Pop & Snack Vending Machines • Pinball & Touch Master Games • Locally Owned & Operated • Clean & Spacious

We Value Your Patronage

Fairmont, 103 N Park St Fairmont, MN 56031 507.238.8300

212 N. Park Street • Fairmont, MN Deric Brown 507-317-7285

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LODGING You will find familiar hotel chains in the region, along with locally-owned and unique accommodations, like The Whittler’s Lady Bed & Breakfast in Truman, where Victorian elegance meets modern-day comfort. If you prefer to be more at one with nature, then consider heading to the sandy beaches of Lake Imo-

gene, where you’ll find the Flying Goose Campground & Resort. No matter where you stay, or for what reason, just relax and enjoy the best in Minnesota hospitality.

Swimming pool located in the Hampton Inn, Fairmont

HIGHLAND COURT MOTEL 1245 Lake Avenue, Fairmont, MN 56031

(507) 235-5123

www.FairmontMotel.com

Suites Include: Flat Screen TV’s Internet, Cable, Microwave, Mini fridge, Non-Smoking Parking feet away from your door Handicap accessible rooms, Pet friendly, Picnic area I-90 Exit 99, south to stop sign, turn east on Lake Avenue

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Guaranteed The Most Comfortable Pillow You’ll Ever Own!

American Owned & Operated

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THINGS TO DO Live music at the Marina Lodge

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hen visitors come to Martin County they don’t complain there is nothing to do. Instead, they lament the lack of time to do everything on their list! We can keep you occupied and entertained from the moment you arrive to the time that you reluctantly leave. Plan on staying awhile? No problem. We have yearround activities that make this the ideal destination for tourists and residents alike. Visit one of our bars or music venues for some fancy footwork on the dance floor, live music, and a chance to sing your favorite karaoke tune. Sporty types can get in the middle of the action, or just spectate, at numerous events including cross-country skiing, football, volleyball, soccer, hockey and baseball. And most Friday evenings, from April to September, enjoy the thrill of dirt track racing at the Fairmont Raceway (www.FairmontRaceway.com).

BOWLMOR LANES & LOUNGE 617 South State Street• Fairmont, MN 56031

Bowlers should head to the Bowlmor Lanes & Lounge in Fairmont, which has been operating in the community since the 1940s. Today, it’s a modern and popular gathering place for families, and even includes a golf simulator for those who miss the fairways during the winter months (bowlmore-lanes.com). Get out on the hiking and biking trails or the golf course in the warmer seasons, or enjoy aquatic activities like fishing and boating – you can’t miss the chance to visit our stunning lakes while you are here. Winter entertainment ranges from snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, to ice-skating and ice fishing. For more information go to www.VisitFairmontMN.com/things-to-do

Banking | Mortgage | Insurance | Trust | Wealth Planning

Helping clients do Amazing things.

Cosmic Bowling • Bumpers for the Kids Handmade Pizzas • Golf Simulators www.bowlmor-lanes.com

507-235-5719 • info@bowlmor-lanes.com

Fairmont 507.235.5538 | Truman 507.776.2311 | Owatonna 507.444.0111 | Mankato 507.389.8900 www.profinium.com Member FDIC


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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or fans of the arts and culture, there is plenty to discover in Martin County. We are proud to offer a wealth of entertainment opportunities, including musical theater, concerts, plays, and art shows.

Fans listening to Dan and Shae at the Martin County Fair

45 Downtown Plaza  PO Box 226 Fairmont, MN 56031

(507) 238-4900

www.fairmontoperahouse.org

The Best Entertainment Variety in the Region! • Musical Concerts • Plays & Musicals • Childrens Theatre Workshop • Host to Civic Summer Theatre

Your Community Arts & Entertainment Center

501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization - Volunteers Welcome!

Industrial

Commercial

Agriculture

Fiber & Data Installation

Electrical Contractor in Business Since 1949 Design • Installation • Service 517 Winnebago Ave. Fairmont, MN 56031 507-235-6334

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1920s wedding & reception Jen & Tyler Neist

Stage PerformancesMeetingsPresentations Classes Reunions Weddings Showers Receptions Parties The Fairmont Opera House is online - like & follow @fmtoperahouse for event updates and more!

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

>> Fairmont Opera House An historic venue where both local and professional entertainers perform live music, plays, and art shows. Visit www.FairmontOperaHouse.com or call (507) 238-4900 for a schedule of events.

>> Red Rock Center For The Arts Built in 1898, and constructed of locally quarried Sioux Quartzite, the mission of the center is to provide quality art experiences for people of all ages. Visit www.MartinCountyPreservation.org or call (507) 235-9262 for a schedule of events.

>> Our Story Studios From book club to belly dancing, this 1890 built venue offers a wide variety of entertainment in beautiful and intimate surroundings. Visit www.OurStoryMN.com or call (507) 236-5607 for a schedule of events.

>> Fairmont High School Performing Arts

Center Utilized by a number of groups and performers yearround, the center provides a showcase for professional and amateur shows alike. Call (507) 235-3141 for more information.

Hairball impersonates Steven Tyler at the Martin County Fair

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FARMERS MARKET

>> 2017 Fairmont Farmers’ Market Saturdays: June 10 – October 31 Tuesdays: July 11 – September 26 Five Lakes Centre Parking Lot Fairmont, MN

>> Fairmont Market Square October 15, 2017 Heritage Acres Fairmont, MN

Produce found at the Fairmont Farmer’s Market

907 S. State St. • Fairmont, MN • 507-238-4323 Our Customers Are Our Priority!

Over 80 Years Experience

Hy-Vee’s Kitchen Full Service Catering Health Market Pharmacy Caribou Coffee Shop Fresh Bakery Fresh Seafood Full Service Meat Department

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SEASONAL RECREATION

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ondering what’s the best time of year to visit Martin County? The answer is simple. It’s allyear round. No matter what season you choose to visit, there is always something to see and do.

>> Winter (December – March) For around three months of the year Martin County becomes a winter wonderland. The surrounding landscape takes on an ethereal beauty that’s just begging to be enjoyed. Swap your four-wheeled vehicle for a snowmobile and head out onto 140 miles of groomed trails that connect with Faribault County to the east, and Watonwan County to the north. Don some skis and enjoy the scenery via some crosscountry skiing, or how about a snowshoeing adventure? There are groomed trails at Cedar Creek Park, as well as trails at Bright Lake, Timberlane and Cedar Hanson Parks. Fairmont has an indoor arena for ice-skating, or try your hand at some ice fishing at one of our local lakes.

>> Spring (April – May) As the winter snows begin to melt, it’s time to breathe in the fresh smells of spring. Blow away the cobwebs during a leisurely ride or stroll along one of our many bicycling and walking trails throughout Fairmont, or pedal over to Bright Lake, Timberlane or Cedar Hanson Parks. You will also find horseback trails at these locations. Golfers can tee off at two challenging 18-hole courses at Interlaken or Rose Lake Golf Clubs. And if time is not on your side, then take to the fairways of Fox Lake Golf Club for a ninehole round.

THE ONE STOP LIQUOR STORE We have all of your favorite brands and selections in stock at great prices!

FAIRMONT LIQUOR STORE 1755 Center Dr., Fairmont, MN

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SEASONAL RECREATION >> Summer (June – August) Where better to enjoy the lazy days of summer than on the shores and waters of Martin County’s 49 lakes? Enjoy scenic views from a boat, canoe or kayak, catch a fish or two, or up the energy factor with a spot of waterskiing. Water activities also beckon at the Aquatic Park in Fairmont, along with area swimming pools. Hiking, biking and golfing continue on from the spring months, as well as the opportunity for a round of disc golf.Fairmont has two, 18-hole disc golf courses – players throw plastic discs into a series of metal baskets – at Cedar Creek Park.

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Fall (September – November) This is the perfect time to take in the magnificence and beauty of Mother Nature’s changing colors. Bright shades of green make way for red, yellow, and gold, creating a spectacular backdrop from which to enjoy fall activities. Pick up some sweet and juicy apples from one of two local orchards, or grab some cider or delicious homemade pies. (www.CenterCreekOrchard.com and www.TimberLakeOrchard.com) Go for a scenic drive around the lakes and into our surrounding countryside and parks, or head out onto the water to enjoy the pre-winter rays of sunshine. This is also a popular season for hunters, who travel to Martin County to take advantage of the waterfowl, white-tail deer and pheasants that gather in the region. You can also get some target practice in at the Fairmont Trap Club’s shooting range.

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Fall Festival Hours of entertainment including hay ride, super slide, bouncers, apple sling, barrel ride, haunted forest & more All weekends in September & October Saturdays & Sundays 10 am-6 pm also open Labor Day & MEA

Pick Your Own Pumpkins From The Patch

Golfing at Interlaken Golf Course

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PARKS & TRAILS

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PARKS & TRAILS

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e love the outdoors in Fairmont! And thanks to our 29 city parks, covering 558 acres, we have plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy a range of recreational activities. (www.VisitFairmontMN.com/things-to-do/parkstrails)

All USDA Choice Beef

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Full Service Bakery

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Delicious Always Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Bakery Fresh Cakes, Breads, Pastries & More

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500 SOUTH STATE STREET FAIRMONT, MN Grocery Department • 507-238-4737 Meat Department • 507-238-4673 www.fareway.com

We Match Their Prices...Like No One Else!! We even enter their sale prices into our system.

At Fareway our goal is to save you more money on your total grocery order by matching all local grocery store advertised sale prices and accepting their coupons, whether it’s a 1-day, 3-day or 7-day ad. Plus you get USDA CHOICE meats, BEST AT FRESH produce and carry-out service to your car!

STORE HOURS: Monday-Saturday 7:00 am-9:00 pm Closed Sunday Grocery Store Manager Cory Hallberg

Market Manager Kelly Lowe

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Assistant Grocery Store Manager Troy Smock

Assistant Market Manager Eric Steffensmeier

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FISHING FISHING

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elieve it or not, you can fish in Martin County during all 12 months of the year. Enjoy calm waters and glorious sunshine from spring through fall, or visit a frozen lake during winter to get your catch of the day.

>> Winter Early Ice – early December thru mid January Late Ice – late January thru February Lakes: Budd, Hall, Fox, Sisseton Fish: Walleye, Crappie, Bluegill, Perch

>> Spring End of April thru mid June Lakes: Big Twin, Budd, Fox, George, Hall, Sisseton Fish: Crappie, Walleye, Bass End of April thru May 21 there is a Crappie Run. May 14 thru June 1 is a good time to catch Walleye. Beginning of June is a good time to catch Bass on George.

>> Summer July through August Lakes: Budd, Fox, Hall, Iowa, Sisseton, Tuttle/Okamanpeedan Fish: Northern Pike, Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Perch, Catfish

>> Fall October thru early November Lakes: Budd, Fox, Hall, Sisseton, Tuttle/Okamanpeedan Fish: Perch, Blue Gill, Crappie, Walleye Tuttle/Okamanpeedan will depend on how dry the season is

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FISHING >> Need some help? If you’re new to fishing, or need some supplies or permits, stop by these local businesses: Sommer Outdoors 1447 Albion Avenue, Fairmont Hours: Seasonal. Call (507) 235-5225 Services: Licenses, live bait, tackle, and expert advice. Walmart 1250 Goeman Road, Fairmont Hours: Open 24 hours Services: Licenses and tackle Dunham’s Sports 400 S. State Street, Fairmont Hours: Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun: Noon - 5 p.m. Services: Licenses and tackle Fox Lake Tack and Trading Company Fox Lake Village, 8 Main Street, Welcome Hours: Seasonal. Call (507) 848-6063 Services: Live bait, firewood, groceries, custom leather work, zipper repair, knife sharpening

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Skate Park Winnebago Sports Complex Martin County Fairgrounds - Multi-Purpose Building, Indoor Ice Rink, Race Track Lincoln Park Industrial Park (164 Acres) Lakeside Cemetery National Guard Armory Heritage Acres Sylvania Park Veterans Park Rose Lake Golf Club Martin County Library City Hall/Downtown Plaza Martin County Courthouse and Security Building Minnesota Extension Service Southern Minnesota Educational Campus Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau Fairmont Opera House Red Rock Center for the Arts Historical Museum Five Lakes Shopping Centre and Minnesota WorkForce Center Fairmont Municipal Airport Ward Park Friendship Village (Elderly Housing) Center For Specialty Care Fairmont Elementary Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center and Woodland Manor (Assisted Living) Steve Pierce Park Mayo Clinic Health System - Fairmont Aquatic Park Fairmont Junior and Senior High School Dog Park Gomsrud Park Calvary Cemetery Goldfinch Estates (Assisted Living) Soccer Fields Ingleside (Assisted Living) Chain of Lakes Yacht Club Amber Lake Park Cedar Park (260 Acres) Interlaken Golf Club


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ou don’t have to travel to the east or west coasts to find beautiful sandy beaches. We’ve got them right here in Martin County. And with no less than 49 lakes scattered across the region, it’s easy to find that perfect spot for rest, play, and enjoying gorgeous views. If that isn’t enough, you can also take advantage of our Aquatic Park and local swimming pools. Here are our suggestions for a good time on the beach:

>> Fairmont Gomsrud Park – south side of Budd Lake and north side of Hall Lake Located in the middle of town, these beaches are easily accessible and well maintained by the City of Fairmont.

>> East Chain Wolter Park – north side of East Chain Lake Clean and friendly, this park can be found in the small and quaint village of East Chain.

>> Trimont Cedar Hanson Park – north side of Clear Lake The largest lake in Martin County, it offers approximately one mile of shoreline.

>> Minnesota/Iowa Border Klessig Park – east side of Iowa Lake A small park that sees fewer crowds, this is the perfect place to swim, fish and have a picnic.

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LAKES & BEACHES Choose from one of these lakes to enjoy a day on the water:

>> Fairmont and Surrounding Area

>> Welcome Eagle

>> Ceylon

Amber, Bardwell, Budd, Buffalo, Hall, Imogene, Keister, George, Mud, Wilmert, North Silver, South Silver, Pierce, Canright, Iowa, Sisseton.

Susan, Fish, Clear, Okamanpeedan, Tuttle, Clayton, Bright.

>> Trimont

>> East Chain

Cedar, North, Clam, Buffalo, Fish, Creek, Big Twin, Little Twin, Watkins.

>> Sherburn Fox, Round, Seymour, Temperance.

East Chain, Sager, Little Hall, Swag, Rose.

>> Northrop Charlotte, High, Martin, Murphy, Perch.

Wake boarding on Budd Lake

Park Here

With 29 city parks surrounding 5 beautiful lakes, and 6 local lodging facilities with easy access from I-90, Fairmont is a great place to stop, relax, and unwind.

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POOLS ave a splashing good time at the Aquatic Park, >> Swimming Pools or these swimming pools: Truman The City of Truman operates a swimming pool from >> Aquatic Park Located in Fairmont, the Aquatic Park will keep the Memorial Day to Labor Day. Call (507) 776-8561.

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kids entertained all day long. With its zero-depth splash pool, slides, and multi-level interactive play area, this is what the word fun was invented for. Swim one of the six lanes in the recreational pool, dive off a springboard, or race down the 125-meter speed slide. www.Fairmont.org/aquaticpark

Sherburn Open to the public and available for classes, open swim, and private events, the Martin County West Indoor Swimming Pool is located at Sherburn Elementary School. Call (507) 764-3651. Fairmont Available to members only, the Chain of Lakes Yacht Club outdoor pool overlooks the adjacent lake. It is heated, has a slide, diving board, and toddler pool. Call (507) 238-1522.

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WORSHIP >> BAPTIST

Fairmont Baptist Church 1345 Albion Avenue, Fairmont 507-238-2790 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Morning Service 6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night prayer Service (Kids 4 Truth during school year) Catholic Holy Family Catholic Church of East Chain 2481 50th Street, Fairmont 507-235-5535 www.sjvhf.org 7:30 a.m. – Sunday Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:00 a.m. – Sunday Mass St. John Vianney Catholic Church 901 South Prairie Avenue, Fairmont 507-235-5535 www.sjvhf.org 4:00-4:45 p.m. - Saturday Sacrament of Reconciliation 5:00 p.m. - Saturday Mass 10:00 a.m. - Sunday Mass

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CHURCH OF CHRIST Christian Church of Christ 625 Johnson Street, Fairmont 507.238.1939 Pastor Glen Davis 9:00a.m. – Sunday School 10:30a.m. – Worship Street Hockey in the spring

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Bethel Evangelical Free Church 1125 South State Street, Fairmont 507-235-5513 www.bethelefc.org 8:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. – Connections (Classes for all ages) 11:00 a.m. - (Sunday) (cont.) Hispanic Worship- lower level 6:30 p.m. - Wednesday Awana 6:30 p.m. - Wednesday Jr. High Youth 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday evening prayer 8:00 p.m. - Wednesday Sr. High Youth Fairmont Evangelical Covenant Church 901 Woodland Avenue, Fairmont 507-235-6407 www.fairmontcovenant.com office@fairmontcovenant.com Pastor Dan Wheeler Youth Pastor Jen Kahler 9:00 a.m. - Worship 10:30 a.m. - Sunday School For All Ages (September - May) 6:15 p.m. - Wednesday Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. - Sunday Youth Group Meeting East Chain Evangelical Free Church 507 280th Ave, Granada 507-773-4404 www.eastchain.com Sundays 9:00 am Coffee fellowship time 9:30 Sunday School for all ages & Nursery 10:30 Worship

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WORSHIP >> LUTHERAN

Grace Lutheran Church 300 South Grant Street, Fairmont 507-238-4418 www.gracelutheranchurch.org 6:00 p.m. – Saturday Service 8:30 a.m. – Traditional Service (September-May) 9:40 a.m. – Power Hour (September-May) 10:45 a.m. – Contemporary Service (SeptemberMay) 6:00 p.m. – Saturday Service (Summer Schedule) 9:30 a.m. – Sunday Service (Summer Schedule) Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS) 1200 North North Avenue, Fairmont 507-238-1387 www.immanuel-fairmont.org immanuel_fairmont@yahoo.com Pastor Wade A. Daul - Senior Pastor 8:00 a.m. - Sunday Worship Service 9:15 a.m. - Family Education Hour (Sept – May) 10:30 a.m. - Sunday Worship Service 7:17 pm Wednesdays – Summer Midweek Worship (June- August) Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran (WELS) 323 E 1st Street, Fairmont 507-236-9572 pastorhagen@icloud.com www.shepherdofthelakes.net Pastor Peter Hagen 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning Worship 10:40 a.m. Sunday School & Bible class 7:00 p.m. Holiday & Midweek Lenten Worship “Podcast: Shepherd of the Lakes”

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St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church 211 Budd Street, Fairmont 507-238-9491 5:30 p.m.- Saturday Worship Services 8:00 a.m. - Sunday Worship Services 9:15 a.m.- Adult/Youth Bible Class and Sunday School 10:30 a.m. - Sunday Worship Service (Spring, Fall and Winter) Summer schedule (Memorial Day to Labor Day) 5:30 p.m.- Saturday Worship Services 8:00 a.m.- Sunday Adult Bible Class 9:00 a.m.- Worship Services St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, LCMS 110 East 4th Street North, Truman 507-776-2801 9:00 a.m. - Divine Service - Communion 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays 10:15 a.m. - Sunday School & Adult Bible Study St. Peter Lutheran - Circle of Faith Parish 301 South West Street, Ceylon 507-728-8259 8:30 a.m. - Worship 9:30 a.m. - Sunday School (September - May) 8:30 a.m. - Easter Service 7:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve Service www.CircleofFaithParish.org Trinity Lutheran - Circle of Faith Parish 204 2nd Street, Welcome 507-728-8259 10:30 a.m. - Worship Service 6:30 p.m. - Wednesday Youth Education (September - May) 7:00 a.m. - Easter Service 5:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve Service www.CircleofFaithParish.org

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WORSHIP Waverly Lutheran - Circle of Faith Parish 1333 220th Street, Trimont 507-728-8259 8:30 a.m. - Worship Service (June - August) 9:15 a.m. - Sunday School (September - May) 10:30 a.m. - Worship Service (September - May) 10:30 a.m. - Easter Service 5:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve Service www.CircleofFaithParish.org

>> METHODIST

United Methodist Church Resounding God’s Grace! 119 East 2nd Street, Fairmont 507-235-5579 www.umcfairmont.org Schedule for Labor Day- Memorial Day 8:00 a.m. - Worship 9:15 a.m. - Church School for all ages 10:30 a.m. - Worship 5:00 p.m. – Wednesday Night Suppers, Children’s Activities, Youth Activities and Choirs For summer hours and additional information, please call the church or visit the website.

>> NON-DENOMINATIONAL

The Salvation Army 114 East Blue Earth Avenue, Fairmont 507-238-9797 10:00 a.m. – Sunday School 11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship 6:00 p.m. – Thursday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. – Thursday Women’s and Men’s Ministry Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Days Saints 425 Johnson Street, Fairmont 507-238-1651 www.mormon.org Pastor David Greer 10:00 a.m. Sunday - Sacrament Meeting 11:20 a.m. Sunday - Sunday School 12:10 p.m. Sunday - Priesthood & Relief Society Meetings

>> UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

First Congregational United Church of Christ 319 Downtown Plaza, Fairmont 507-235-5382 9:30 a.m. – Church School (September – May) 10:30 a.m. – Worship Service (September – May) 9:30 a.m. – Worship Service (June – August) 9:15 a.m. – Adult Studies (Sept.-May) Free community meal last Wednesday of each month St. John’s United Church of Christ 301 North Main Street, Fairmont 507-235-3500 Pastor Richard Abel 8:30 a.m.- Sunday School 9:30 a.m.- Worship Service 1:30 p.m. – 2nd Tuesday Women’s Guild 6:00 p.m.- Wednesday Weight Watchers 5:30 p.m.- Thursday Al-Anon Home of Kinship 238-4440 St. Paul United Church of Christ 214 Dugan Street North, Welcome 507-728-8248 www.stpaulwelcome.org 8:45 a.m. - Sunday School (September - May) 9:30 a.m. - Worship Service (Communion 1st Sunday of the month) 6:00 p.m. Choir (September - May

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MARTIN COUNTY FAIR Riding the scrambler at the Martin County Fair

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he 152nd Martin County Fair will be held August 14- 20th. The Martin County Fair is a wonderful place for the whole family to enjoy all of the events and activities that your family has grown to love about the fair over the years. As Minnesota’s “Other Big Fair,” the Martin County Fair features the largest

number of attractions, events and activities of any other fair in rural southern Minnesota including: quality musical entertainment featuring local and big name talent, a variety of games, rides and other amusements in the Midway by Family Fun Shows; local and regional livestock shows; 4-H, FFA and

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MARTIN COUNTY FAIR Open Class Exhibits; business booths featuring specials, sales and giveaways; Amateur Talent Contests for both adults and children; Auto Racing at Fairmont Raceway adjoining the Fairgrounds; great meals and fair food from local organizations and vendors; farm equipment display and tractor driving contest; children’s shows; donkeys and mules; Pork Cook-Off; and much more! Wednesday evening you will want to crimp your hair and put on your 80’s best and come rock with Hairball. Hairball is a Rock and Roll experience you won’t soon forget. Most bands put on a concert Hairball puts on an event! The lights, sound, smoke, fire, bombs, and screaming hordes of avid fans...to merely call it a concert would be like calling Mount Rushmore a roadside attraction! Hairball is more than just a band - and certainly more than a tribute band!

>> August 14- 20th, 2017 Wednesday - Ranch Rodeo Tuesday – Hitchville in the Park Wednesday – Hairball in the Park Thursday – Gear Daddies in the Park, also Lizzy the Dream Girl (hypnotist) in the Arena Friday – Holy Rocka Rollaz in Martin County Arena

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DESTINATIONS DESTINATIONS

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here are 10 communities across Martin County, and all are waiting to welcome you.

>> Ceylon A small and quiet community located in the southern region of the county. There are a number of lakes nearby, as well as a bar and grill. Don’t miss the annual community auction in the spring.

>> Dunnell You will find Dunnell south of Sherburn on Hwy 4. If you’re looking for a slice of nostalgia, seek out the U-Turn Bar & Museum.

>> East Chain One of the major attractions of this tiny community is its county park. Thanks to the commitment of Martin County, the East Chain 4-H Club, and East Chain Sportsman’s Club, the whole family can enjoy top-notch amenities.

>> Fairmont The ‘City of Lakes’ is the county seat and is home to five major bodies of water. That makes Fairmont a popular destination for those seeking year-round outdoor and cultural activities, as well as shopping and dining opportunities.

>> Granada Surrounded by farmland on the eastern side of Martin County, Granada has a bar and grill, two parks, and a crafters’ retreat.

>> Northrop Just a short drive from Fairmont, the major industry for Northrop is agriculture. Take advantage of the three parks located within the city.

>> Sherburn Sherburn is a quaint community with a wealth of beautiful architecture and year-round recreational activities, including a theater, golf course, and events arena. Graf Park in Truman, MN

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DESTINATIONS >> Trimont

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A clean and friendly town with two lakes located nearby, and a couple of family oriented parks.

Welcoming by name and welcoming by nature. This is where you head during the winter months to enjoy their ice skating rink. There’s also a four-diamond baseball complex, camping facility, and bar and grill.

>> Truman This is a small community with the amenities you would expect to find in a larger town. Enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, campground, tennis courts, parks and more.

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FESTIVALS FESTIVALS >> Ceylon Community Days Ceylon – April 8, 2017 This annual community auction and sale attracts people from across the state and surrounding areas. You’ll find an eclectic mix of items, from small motorcycles to large pieces of farming equipment. While you’re finding a bargain, enjoy food vendors, baked goods and rummage sales throughout the town. Call (507) 236-2921 or (712) 260-9690 for consignment info. www.VisitFairmontMN.com/listing/ceyloncommunity-days

>> Interlaken Heritage Days Fairmont – June 9-11, 2017 There is something for everyone in this community celebration, which includes a downtown parade, singing, dancing, a carnival, booths and food vendors. Don’t miss the rubber duck racing and canoe rides, and come and join us for a free community meal. www.Facebook.com/ihdfairmont

>> Fairmont Triathlon Gomsrud Park – June 10, 2017 Now into its 11th year, around 200 athletes gather at Gomsrud Park for this triathlon event, along with more than 80 volunteers and hundreds of enthusiastic spectators. The line-up includes both an Olympic distance and sprint distance triathlon for individuals or teams, as well as a mini event for kids aged four to 16. There is also a duathlon, which involves running and cycling. www.FairmontTriathlon.org

>> Sherburn Holiday Festival Sherburn – June 16-18, 2017 Eat some tasty food before taking to the dance floor in this fun weekend festival. Free entertainment is provided in the city park, and the three-day event culminates with a parade on Sunday. Call John Tirevold at (507) 764-4311 for

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Grandma Firemans’ Hog Roast and Street Dance Main Street, Granada – June 24, 2017 Bring your dance moves and an appetite to this annual shindig in the heart of Granada. The festivities start at 5 p.m. and go on well into the night. www.VisitFairmontMN.com/listing/granada-firemanshog-roast-street-dance

>> 34th Annual Music Festival Heritage Acres, Fairmont – July 4, 2017 Get your July 4 celebrations off to a musical start, thanks to the many bands that participate in this popular event. Don’t forget to stop by Old Main Street for an antiques display. Food and drinks also available. Call John Hilgendorf at (507) 764-8713.

>> 4th of July Fireworks Sisseton Lake, Fairmont – July 4, 2017 Celebrate our country’s independence at one of the largest fireworks displays in Minnesota. This colorful spectacle kicks off after dark and can be viewed from Ward and Sylvania Parks. Call the Fairmont Chamber of Commerce at (507) 235-5547 for details.

>> Trimont FunFest Trimont – July This three-day event is all about celebrating summer in a small town. There are ac for the whole family, including sports, Bingo, games, entertainment, food, raffles, silent auction, and a parade. Visit www.TrimontFunFest.com for info.

>> Welcome Summer Festival Welcome – July 14-16, 2017 There is much to be enjoyed over the course of this three-day, action packed festival. Enjoy food, a beanbag contest, street dances, city-wide rummage sales, bake sales, a parade, and softball tournaments. Contact City Hall at (507) 728-8740.

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FESTIVALS Center Creek Fall Festival

>> Truman Days

>> Glows Parade

Truman – July 21-23, 2017 Known as a family-friendly community, Truman certainly lives up to its reputation during its popular celebration. Find hidden treasures in city-wide rummage sales, browse the craft fairs, or enter the kids into a pedal pull. With a parade, sports events and a street dance, there is much to keep you entertained. Call City Hall at (507) 776-7951.

Fairmont – November 17, 2017 The holiday season officially begins when the Glows parade comes to town. Get into the festive spirit at about 4 p.m., when Santa arrives on the North Pole Express at Fairmont Airport. Then head downtown and pick your spot from Ward Park to Lincoln Park to enjoy the parade of lighted floats and vehicles that will pass you by, beginning at 6 p.m. Call Fairmont Chamber of Commerce at (507) 235-5547 for info.

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BUSINESS BUSINESS

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he economic drivers of Fairmont and Martin County are agriculture and industrial businesses. Fairmont is one of the state’s leading agricultural communities, but also has a significant manufacturing base, as well as a healthy combination of national and homegrown companies. Our city is the largest producer in Minnesota for both hogs and corn, and it is among the state’s top 10 for soybeans and cattle.

Thanks to our business-friendly climate and experienced workforce, a number of agricultural-based businesses have chosen to locate here. They include Avery Weigh-Tronix, CHS, Green Plains Renewable Energy, Advanced Drainage Systems, Kahler Automation, Fairmont Vet Clinic, and Devenish Nutrition. There are more than 500 businesses operating in the city, including two Fortune 500 companies, 3M and CHS. The population of Fairmont is approximately 10,521, but our businesses serve a wider base of 20,422 across Martin County.

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BUSINESS

>> Top Employers Mayo Health System- Fairmont HyVee Walmart Fairmont Foods 3M Kahler Automation Avery Weigh-Tronix Torgerson Properties REM Heartland Lakeview Methodist Health Services Bank Midwest

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AGRICULTURE

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s the number two-ranked region in the state for agricultural production, farming plays a huge role in Martin County – it makes up 12.8 percent of local employment. Not only is crop production significant – with corn, soybeans, alfalfa hay, sweet corn, and green peas topping the list – but we also raise approximately one million pigs annually. Here are some quick Martin County agricultural facts: • There are approximately 897 farms covering 428,672 acres • Ranks number one in Minnesota for hog production • There are about 13,000 head of beef and milk cows • In a typical year more than 41.8 million bushels of corn are harvested • Ranks number 10 in Minnesota for soybean production • An average farm stores 72,000 bushels of grain • Produces about 200-230 million gallons of Ethanol annually

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HEALTH HEALTH

Mayo Clinic located in Fairmont, MN

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hanks to a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities, Fairmont is home to an enviable level of healthcare services. The United Hospital District (UHD) serves a wider population across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa with a 25-bed critical access facility, and a 24bed adolescent chemical dependency treatment ward. The district also provides home health and hospice care, the Blue Earth ambulance service, and

primary care clinics located in Fairmont, Blue Earth, Wells, and Winnebago. UHD clinics specialize in family practice, orthopedics, general surgery and obstetrics. As the largest employer in Fairmont, the Mayo Clinic Health System serves the community through routine and specialized medical care services. It also provides on and off-site wellness support and community outreach. The Fairmont location is part of a 60-site system across three states and in-

Fairmont’s Most Complete Senior Health Care Campus

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• 3 Meals Per Day • Kitchenette and Private Bath In Each Apartment • Personal Care Plans Available

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• Scheduled Activities • 3 Meals Per Day • IV Therapy • Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy

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• Adult and Adolescence • DBT Group • Individual & Family Skills • Grief & Loss • Victim Abuse • Children’s Therapeutic Services & Support • Anger Management • In Home • Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services • Children’s Emotions Regulation Group • EMDR • Brain Spotting

117 Downtown Plaza • Fairmont, MN Phone: 507-399-2149 • Fax: 507-399-2159 • Crisis: 877-399-3040 350 3rd St. NW, Wells, MN • 507-525-6291 www.krismacounseling.net krisma@midconetwork.com Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm And by appointment

One monthly price. No cooking, cleaning or yard work! If you’re worried about an elderly parent living alone, maybe it’s time to look into Goldfinch Estates. Our assisted living community provides a social, residential setting where seniors can get the special attention they need and deserve. At Goldfinch Estates, your loved one will enjoy nutritious meals, with plenty of social activities and the help of a trained staff to monitor medications and help with personal needs. We all love our parents, and we want to do what’s best for them. To find out if Goldfinch Estates could be the solution you’re looking for, give us a call today.

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HEALTH cludes a dedicated team of physicians, advanced practice providers, visiting specialists and allied health staff. The Center for Specialty Care provides high quality orthopedic specialty services in a friendly environment. The organization employs a skilled team of physicians, physician assistants, a family nurse practitioner and physical therapists.

Exactly the care your family needs

Dulcimer Medical Center is a primary care provider with family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, and support staff. It also offers services such as lab tests, X-rays, EKGs, ultrasounds, and allergy tests. Minor medical procedures are also done on-site. The Smart Clinic is a patient-centered facility providing both family medicine and pediatric care. The clinic offers same-day and walk-in appointments and is open seven days a week. Services include urgent care, female annual exams, immunizations, management of chronic conditions, and workers compensation exams. In addition to primary care services, Martin County has chiropractic, massage and alternative healthcare clinics, as well as area fitness centers, coaches and nutritional advisors.

Mayo Clinic Health System offers comprehensive, individualized care to every member of your family. Our team of experts treats each patient as a whole person, caring for physical, emotional and mental needs. Whether it’s baby’s first checkup or mom’s yearly exam, our care team is here to promote the good health of your family today and tomorrow.

Call 507-238-8500 to schedule your appointment.

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HEALTH There are also a number of assisted living facilities, offering both at home and on-site healthcare. These include Goldfinch Estates, Ingleside, and Lakeview Methodists Healthcare Center in Fairmont, Temperance Lake Ridge in Sherburn, Trimont Healthcare in Trimont, and Truman Senior Living in Truman.

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Our philosophy is simple: we treat every patient like we treat our own family. Welcome Home. (507) 238-4968 1950 Center Creek Drive Fairmont, MN DulcimerMedicalCenter.org

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EDUCATION Residents of Martin County have access to excellent educational facilities, covering K-12 and beyond. School services are provided by both public and private entities. The Southern Minnesota Educational Campus offers post-secondary education, providing a variety of college courses and degree programs via public and private religious-based institutions. >> Public Elementary High Schools Fairmont Area School District #2752 Preschool-12th Grade • (507) 238-4234 Granada Huntley East Chain School District Preschool-12th Grade • (507) 447-2211 Martin County West School District Preschool-12th Grade • (507) 764-2330 Truman Public School District Preschool-12th Grade • (507) 776-2775

St Paul’s Lutheran School – Fairmont Preschool-8th Grade • (507) 238-9492 St Paul’s Lutheran School – Truman Preschool-8th Grade • (507) 776-6541 St. John Vianney School – Fairmont Preschool-6th Grade • (507) 235-5304 >> Southern Minnesota Educational Campus Presentation College – Fairmont (507) 235-4658 >> Community Education & Recreation Community Education & Recreation Fairmont CER • (507) 235-3141 Granada Huntley East Chain CER (507) 447-2211 Martin County West CER • (507) 764-2336 Truman CER • (507) 776-2111 x3915

>> Private Elementary High Schools Martin Luther High School – Northrop 9th Grade -12th Grade • (507) 436-5249 St. James Lutheran School – Northrop Preschool-12th Grade • (507) 436-5289

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A Catholic Education With An Advantage For Life! 911 South Prairie Avenue Fairmont, MN (507) 235-5304

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FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOLS www.fairmont.k12.mn.us

Fairmont Elementary School Fairmont Jr/Sr High School 900 Johnson Street (507) 238-4411

714 Victoria Street, Suite 101 (507) 238-4487

COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR ALL STUDENTS All Day Every Day Kindergarten Expanded Pre School Program Free Breakfast For All Students Fit & Well Program For K-6 Students Reading & Math Acceleration

Expanded Technology Offerings Advanced Placement Classes College In The Schools Classes Vocational Programs Fine Arts Program Over 40 Extracurricular Activities

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Fairmont ECFE Early Childhood Family Education and Preschool A place for parents and children birth-5 years old

“Lifelong learning and leisure opportunities for all ages” Adult Basic Education & English as a Second Language Adult & Youth Enrichment Activities Adult & Youth Recreation & Sports Community Events • Facility Scheduling

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EDUCATION ST. PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL 201 Oxford Street, Fairmont, MN 507-238-9492 or email bkube@splfairmont.org Also check out our school website at:

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Take a look at what a Christian school education has to offer: A quality academic education that supports the values of a Christian home. Education at its best-from a Christian perspective. Small class size. St. Paul Lutheran School is an accredited school that is in its 122nd school year. St. Paul Lutheran School includes 3 and 4 year old Pre-Kindergarten sessions, an all day Kindergarten, and Grades 1-8. St. Paul Lutheran School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.





All students are welcome Scholarships available College-level courses offered

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ooking to make Fairmont, Martin County, your new, permanent home? Here you can find helpful resources to get you settled into your new life in the Fairmont area.

Back Row: Tammy Schaefer, Suzi Seifried, Shelly Cavers Moeller - Broker, Kim Kreiss, Sara Rosenberg, Marilyn Hovick, Tara Survis & Morgan Marushin. Front Row: Julie Liljenquist, Angel Moeller & Arica Moeller.

1140 Torgerson Drive Fairmont, MN 56031 “A Tradition Of Trust Since 1977�

Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce

507.238.4496 Fairmont Chamber

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RELOCATION These organizations can help provide you with the information you need to ensure a smooth transition to our beautiful community.

>> General Information

Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce (507) 235-5547 for community and relocation info Visit Fairmont (507) 235-8585 Fairmont City Hall (507) 238-9461 Martin County Courthouse (507) 238-3126 Post Office (507) 235-6368 Minnesota WorkForce Center (507) 235-5518

>> Non-Emergency Numbers Mayo Clinic Health System – Fairmont (507) 238-8100 Center for Specialty Care (507) 238-4949 Fairmont Fire Department (507) 235-5289 Gold Cross Ambulance (507) 238-2123 Fairmont Police/Sheriff’s Department (507) 238-4481

>> Transportation Prairie Lakes Transit (507) 235-5558 Royalty Rides (507) 848-3748 Jefferson Bus Lines Ticket Agent (507) 235-5547 Fairmont Municipal Airport (507) 235-2537

Specializing In Residential & Commercial Real Estate.

CindeAndersen

Realtor® GRI, ASP, CRS, ABR, SFR

507.399.9365

“Welcoming You Home”

Call Or Text

1010 East 4th Street www.cindeandersen.com

Vonnie Cone, GRI

• Rentals: Houses, Apartments & Office Space

REALTOR® Sales Associate

(market rate, rental assistance & income based)

Real Estate Sales Professionals for: • Residential • Commercial • New Homes • Farms & Acreages

507-235-9060

323 E. Blue Earth Ave., Fairmont, MN

Located in the upper level of the Fairmont Chamber of Commerce • www.kruegerrealtyinc.com

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507-235-5547

1010 East 4th Street, PO Box 6 Fairmont, Minnesota 56031

Cell (507) 848-0114 Fax (507) 238-4798 Vonnie.Cone@CENTURY21.com www.VonnieCone.com Each Office Is Independently Owned & Operated

www.fairmontchamber.org


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>> Utilities Electricity and Water (507) 238-9461

>> Gas Minnesota Energy Resources (800) 889-9508

>> Sanitation & Garbage/Recycling Waste Management (507) 235-9859 Hometown Sanitation (877) 545-4877

The

Nic Simpson

Wendy Emler

Shari Bicknase

STANDARD ... that’s our TEAM!

Chuck Omvig

Jody Lyle

Ben Odegaard

Cinde Andersen

Mike Montemuro

Allison Hennager

Paul Determan

Elroy Geistfeld

Gillian Tunnell

Nick Klunder

Brad Anderson

Brody Bents

Cindy Knickrehm

Jim Draper & Jackie Jersak

Paul Nordstrom

Vonnie Cone

www.CENTURY21NorthlandRealty.com • 507-238-4796 • 1-800-443-5244 Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce

Fairmont Chamber

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ADVERTISERS Align Chiropractic ........................................46 Ambiance ....................................................12 Asian Palace ...............................................15 Bank Midwest ..............................................41 Beantown Grill .............................................15 Bowlmore Lanes & Lounge .........................18 Budget Inn ...................................................16 Cavers Realty..............................................53 Center Creek Orchard .................................23 Century 21 - Northland Realty.....................55 Centry 21 - Cinde Anderson, Realtor ..........54 Century 21 - Vonnie Cone, Realtor .............54 Channel Inn .................................................15 China Buffet.................................................14 Computer Lodge..........................................45 Culligan .......................................................36 Dan’s Appliance.............................................9 Dareld’s Appliance .......................................11 Doolittles Carpet & Paints............................11 Dulcimer Medical Center .............................48 El Agave ......................................................12 Elizabeth Chevrolet .....................................44 Enderson’s ..................................................10 Eunoia Family Resource Center PA............48 EZ Wash Laundromat..................................16 Fairmont Area Life ...............Inside back cover Fairmont Aquatic Park ...................Back cover Fairmont CVB - Visit Fairmont.....................31 Fairmont Family Dentistry ...........................48 Fairmont Ford..............................................37 Fairmont Glows ...........................................41 Fairmont Hearing Aid Service........................3 Fairmont Liquor Store..................................22 Fairmont Opera House................................19 Fairmont Schools (Fairmont Community Education) ................................................51 Fairmont Sentinel ........................................32 Fareway.......................................................25 First Farmers & Merchants Bank...................3 Fleet & Farm Supply....................................44 Goldfinch Estate ..........................................46 Good News Bookstore ................................10 Grahmn Tire .................................Inside cover Hawkins Chevrolet ........................................9 52

507-235-5547

Heritage Acres...............................................8 Highland Court Motel...................................17 Hy-Vee.........................................................21 Jakes Pizza .................................................14 Kahler Automation .......................................43 Kahler Electric .............................................19 Krisma Counciling .......................................46 Krueger Realty Inc.......................................54 Lakeview Funeral ..........................................2 Lakeview Health Services ...........................45 Marketlink ......................................................5 Martin County Pioneer Museum....................6 Martin Luther High School...........................52 Mayo Clinic Health System .........................47 Militello Motors ..............................................6 Napa Auto Parts ..........................................42 NuWay.........................................................37 Olson Rentals ..............................................11 Peters Insurance Agency ............................39 Peterson Anthony Insurance .......................27 Pierce Accounting & Tax Services...............26 Pizza Ranch ................................................12 Presentation College ...................................52 Profinium Bank ............................................18 Redi Haul.....................................................37 REM Heartland............................................36 Richards Auto Repair & Towing...................27 Slumberland Furniture...................................9 St. John Vianney School .............................50 St. Paul Lutheran School.............................52 STEP ...........................................................42 Sterling Drug ...............................................10 Taco Johns ..................................................12 Tamis ...........................................................15 Thate’s Tree Service ...........Inside back cover The Ranch...................................................14 TPI Hospitality (Green Mill, Perkins, Hampton Inn Quality Inn and Super 8) ....................13 United Hospital District ................................49 US Bank ......................................................16 Visual Identity Vault .......................................6 Welcome Meats.............................................5 Wells Federal Bank .....................................42

www.fairmontchamber.org


fast. friendly. convenient. The SMART choice for busy people.

Monday-Friday 8:30 am-6:00 pm

URGENT & MEDICAL CARE For Your Family Healthcare Needs. • Family & Pediatric Practice

• Certified Phlebotomy Service

• Adult Exams

• Chronic Disease Management

• Annual Physicals

• Evaluate & Treat Minor Injuries

• Urgent Care Timothy Bachenberg, M.D. Family Practitioner 22 Years Experience Graduate of Mayof Medical School Family Practice Residency - Mayo-Rochester

& Lacerations

Located in Sterling Drug Five Lakes Centre Mall 400 S. State Street, Fairmont, MN 507-238-4844 www.smartclinicpa.com

Steve Sumey, M.D. Family Practitioner 31 Years Experience Graduate of University of Minnesota Medical School Family Practice Residency - Duluth

Professional Medical Staff to Provide Fast, Friendly and Efficient Medical Care to All Patients.

THATE’S TREE SERVICE

Celebrating 40 Years Thank you for your patronage in 2016. We look forward to working with you in 2017. 418 W. Margaret Street Fairmont, MN

Phone 507-235-3467 1-800-225-8733


Open Daily in June, July & August 4 pools  Superslides  Diving boards  AquaClimb Interactive Water Play Features  Sand Lot Concession Stand  Incredibly Affordable Admission

Beat the summer heat at the COOLEST outdoor waterpark!

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BREAK GROUND 35 29

Rapid City 460 mi.

Minneapolis 100 mi.

FAIRMONT

Sioux Falls

EXIT 102

Rochester 90

90

Chicago 470 mi.

FAIRMONT, MINNESOTA features a shovel ready certified industrial park which is accessible by plane, rail, and interstate travel. Home to nearly 900 businesses, Fairmont is not only business friendly but family friendly, with over 500 acres of parkland – featuring an aquatic park and dog park, five lakes, two 18-hole golf courses and much more. Fairmont is a great place to raise a family and grow a business.

Des Moines 150 mi.

CITY OF LAKES

www.Fairmont.org www.Fairmont.org

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