Another city may replace Frundt as city attorney

Delavan City Council apparently isn’t satisfied with their city attorney. So, they are looking for a replacement. “He’s very, very difficult to get ahold of,” says Councilman Chris Kruse. He was referring to David Frundt of Frundt, Lundquist and Gustafson, who recently did not have his contract renewed with the city of Wells. Discussion of […]

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Delavan City Council agrees to settle lawsuit

Delavan taxpayers will be paying the former owner of Johnny M’s Tavern more than $84,000 to help settle a civil lawsuit. After meeting in closed-session with their attorney Monday night, City Council approved a resolution on a voice vote to issue a check for $109,000 to John Martin. Of that amount, the city’s portion will […]

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Two injured in head-on crash near Frost

Although still under investigation, slippery roads probably caused a head-on crash on the north edge of Frost. Faribault County deputies were dispatched to 470th Avenue around 11 a. m. on Monday and found a semi-tractor pulling a trailer loaded with grain had collided with a cargo van. When deputies arrived on the scene, according to […]

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Winnebago looking at “small” rate increase

A little more than a year after raising water rates, Winnebago City Council is proposing a small hike. “What’s going on? I guess I just don’t understand,” says Councilman Calvin Howard. “We’ll need stadium seating at next month’s meeting.” Howard’s comments were made during Wednesday night’s council meeting during a lengthy discussion over whether to […]

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Should council members support a candidate?

Candidates are flooding voters with campaign ads and pamphlets in hopes of gaining their support. Locally, some Winnebago residents display yard signs with the candidate’s name of their choice. But, should elected officials publicly endorse a candidate they would like to see get elected? In the race for the Faribault County commission seat in District […]

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Voting machines spark debate, inaction

Recent discussion to hand-count Nov. 8 general election ballots drew a surprising comment from a Faribault County commissioner. At the County Board’s Oct. 4 meeting, petitions signed by more than 320 residents were presented to commissioners. Petitioners questioned the accuracy of optical scanning machines used to count ballots, claiming they could be hacked or programmed […]

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Former Delavan bar owner, city settle suit?

A former Delavan bar owner reportedly will receive more than $100,000 to settle a lawsuit he filed against the city and four City Council members. John Martin, former owner of Johnny M’s Tavern, tells Tripleanews.com that an arbitration hearing was held Tuesday in Mankato to discuss a possible settlement. Martin says he and his attorney […]

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Keeping an eye on speeding, passing motorists

For some residents, getting motorists to slow down on three major streets leading into Winnebago is a concern. How about the motorist who unseemly comes out of nowhere and passes you on Main Street? Police Chief Eric Olson says the business district, from Hodges Insurance to Muir Library, is considered a four-lane roadway. He says […]

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Board chooses not to vote on resolution

Faribault County commissioners side-stepped voting on a resolution allowing the hand counting of paper ballots cast in the Nov. 8 general election. At the County Board’s Oct. 4 meeting, Brenda Baldwin of Blue Earth presented petitions with more than 320 signatures asking that ballots be tabulated by hand as well as the current method of […]

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Candidates file campaign finance reports

Three of the four candidates facing opposition in Faribault County’s general election on Nov. 8 are reporting campaign expenses. Incumbent District 4 commissioner Tom Loveall, who is facing challenger Dana Gates, is the only candidate who has not yet filed a campaign finance report form with the County Auditor/treasurer’s Office. Gates is reporting having spent […]

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