2019-20 Visitor & Relocation Guide to Martin County

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This comprehensive publication showcases attractions, activities, sights and events in and around Fairmont, MN and throughout Martin County. It includes resources for anyone looking to visit, relocate or build a business in the area.

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A PUBLICATION OF THE

2019-20

Visitor & Relocation

Guide to Martin County

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WELCOME TO

MARTIN COUNTY!

GREETINGS FROM THE MAYOR

DEBBIE FOSTER

MAYOR

CITY OF FAIRMONT

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.

Squeals of laughter and excitement are contagious as patrons enjoy

our awesome Aquatic Park. 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

for 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

NED KOPPEN

PRESIDENT

FAIRMONT AREA CHAMBER

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!

WELCOME FROM VISIT FAIRMONT

STEPHANIE BUSIAHN

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

VISIT FAIRMONT

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 activities. While in our area,

we suggest a visit to the parks, historical

attractions, the four-pool 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!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

VISITORS RELOCATION BUSINESS

VISIT MARTIN COUNTY 4

HISTORICAL PLACES 6

SHOPPING 9

FOOD & DINING 12

LODGING 16

THINGS TO DO 19

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 20

SEASONAL RECREATION 22

PARKS & TRAILS 24

FISHING 26

BEACHES, LAKES & POOLS 30

CITY MAP 32

MARTIN COUNTY FAIR 34

FESTIVALS & EVENTS 36

LIVING IN MARTIN COUNTY 38

OUR COMMUNITIES 42

PLACES OF WORSHIP 44

EDUCATION 48

HEALTHCARE 50

RELOCATION RESOURCES 54

WORKING IN MARTIN COUNTY 56

AGRICULTURE 60

LAND & TRANSPORTATION 62

BUSINESS RESOURCES 63

FIND THIS PUBLICATION ONLINE AT WWW.FAIRMONTCHAMBER.ORG

PUBLISHER: Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce

EDITORIAL INQUIRIES & SUGGESTIONS

Ned Koppen president@fairmontchamber.org

SALES & MARKETING

Kandi Menne info@fairmontchamber.org

DESIGN & LAYOUT

Benjamin Landsteiner benjamin@fairmontchamber.org

We would like to thank the many talented photographers

who have shared their images to be featured in this

guide. Please note the credits throughout the publication

recognizing their contributions.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce

323 E. Blue Earth Ave | Fairmont, MN 56031

(507) 235-5547

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


VISIT MARTIN COUNTY

ENJOY THE VIEW!

To 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

WATER SKIING THE CHAIN OF LAKES AT SUNSET

biking, to ATV and snowmobile trails. This is where your

sense of adventure will know no bounds!

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 numerous lakes

scattered across the county for a relaxing day of fishing,

swimming, kayaking, 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. Or how about a round of disc golf?

Fairmont’s Cedar Creek Park has not just one, but three

18-hole courses for devotees of this increasingly popular

pastime, making it one of the largest in the nation.

PHOTO CREDIT: MARI PHELAN (TOP), NICK KOTEWA (LEFT), JUSTIN SORENSEN (INSET)

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VISIT MARTIN COUNTY

ABOVE: PANORAMIC VIEW OF HALL LAKE

AS SEEN FROM THE OUTDOOR PATIO AT THE

CHANNEL INN RESTAURANT

MARTIN COUNTY

QUICK FACTS

Population: 20,180

Elevation: 1,162 ft.

AVERAGE HIGH/LOW

TEMPERATURES:

Spring: 42F/34F

Summer: 81F/60F

Fall: 70F/48F

Winter: 24F/8F

ABOUT 74 LAKES

COVER AN ESTIMATED 14,500

ACRES

www.visitfairmontmn.com

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

gives 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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HISTORICAL PLACES

HERITAGE ACRES AGRICULTURAL INTERPRETIVE CENTER

TAKE A STEP BACK...

It 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.

FAIRMONT HISTORY TIMELINE

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 Three year “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.

PHOTO CREDIT: HERITAGE ACRES INTERNATIONAL (TOP)

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THE ‘LOST TOWNS’ OF

MARTIN COUNTY

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.

attention!

MILITARY VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

@mcvmproject | www.mcvm.org

HISTORICAL PLACES

FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO

DOWNLOAD THE MAP, VISIT THE

MARTIN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

ONLINE AT

www.Fairmont.org/mchs

MEMORIAL LOCATED AT:

507 Winnebago Ave. | Fairmont, MN

The Martin County Veterans Memorial Committee was formed to

provide funding for veteran’s memorials and parks in Martin

County. The current project is erecting a veteran’s memorial to

all Martin County Veterans, located in the county seat.

PHASE I

A 70’ flag pole supporting a 25’ x 15’ U.S. flag and

a red granite sign were erected. An 80’ x 8’ black

granite wall with the names of Martin County

Veterans will be installed spring of 2019 with

additional names to be added twice a year.

Martin County Historical Society’s

Pioneer Museum & Pioneer Parsonage

MUSEUM HOURS:

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon & 1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday by appointment

Martin County’s

History Is Alive

304 E. Blue Earth Ave. | Fairmont, MN

(507) 235-5178

Email: mch@frontiernet.net

www.fairmont.org/mchs

Fairmont Martins Baseball Uniform

PHASE II

A secluded natural setting with areas for quiet

reflection by granite benches and life-size bronze

statues of military soldiers representing all past

and current war eras.

Name engraving will be $200.00 per name, which is 100% tax

deductible. Any military veteran who is a current or past resident

of Martin County is eligible for inclusion in the memorial.

MARTIN COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL

P.O. Box 623 | Fairmont, MN 56031

QUESTIONS? Call Steve Fosness at (507) 230-1532

www.visitfairmontmn.com

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Credit: Liz Wheeler

AGRICULTURAL INTERPRETIVE CENTER

2019

SCHEDULE

OF EVENTS

Heritage Acres is located on West Lake Avenue in Fairmont, right next to

the National Guard Armory. Heritage Acres is open from April 1st through

October 31st by appointment only unless there is an event going on.

HERITAGE ACRES OPEN HOUSE

SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Free admission. All of the buildings will be open.

ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

THURSDAY, JULY 4TH • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

PRAIRIEVILLE BUILDING

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.

THRESHING DAY (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

& ANTIQUE TRACTOR DISPLAY (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11TH

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.

ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13TH • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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.

Photography by: Karis Hagen www.heritageacresmn.org


SHOPPING

SHOPPING ON DOWNTOWN PLAZA IN FAIRMONT

SHOP AT YOUR LEISURE

When 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.

Independently owned businesses offer everything from

home goods and jewelry to antiques and gifts.

For a one-stop 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.

Fairmont’s historic downtown center is a shopper’s

paradise, with its unique boutique-style stores, cafés

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.

FIVE LAKES CENTRE MALL

PHOTO CREDIT: ALI SUBBERT (TOP, RIGHT)

+ Books + Bibles + DVD’s + Music CD’s + Jewelry

+ Boxed & Individual Cards + Coffee Masters Coffee

+ A Variety of Gifts including Baptism + Willow Tree

+ Watkins Products + We Special Order Books!

114 E. 3rd Street | Fairmont, MN | 507-238-2656

Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5; Sat 9-4:45

Your Local Faith Store Since 1946 • www.goodnewsfairmont.com

www.visitfairmontmn.com

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SHOPPING

BOWLMOR

LANES & LOUNGE

617 South State Street • Fairmont, MN 56031

Cosmic Bowling • Bumpers for the Kids

Handmade Pizzas • Golf Simulators

www.bowlmor-lanes.com

507-235-5719 • info@bowlmor-lanes.com

MAKE US

YOUR ONE STOP

FOR FLOORING,

PAINT & WINDOW

FASHIONS

“We’re More Than Just Floors”

Dee’s

Floral &

Designs

Store Hours

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

The Area’s Leader in Flooring

& Decorating Since 1960

• Laminate Flooring

• Ceramic & Porcelain Tile

• Hardwood Flooring

• Mannington Floors

• Mohawk, Shaw & Fabrica Carpeting

• Vinyl Flooring & Luxury Vinyl Tiles

• Hunter Douglas Window Fashions

• Pratt and Lambert Paints & Stains

• Fresh

Arrangements

• Green Plants

• Silk Arrangements

SENDING ORDERS

WORLDWIDE

• Unique Gifts

• Home Decor

• All Occasion

Cards

• Memorial

Plaques &

Benches

LIKE US ON

FACEBOOK

1225 Hwy. 15 South, Fairmont, MN | (507) 238-1155

WWW.DOOLITTLESCARPETPAINTS.COM

QUALITY • VALUE • SELECTION • SERVICE

Part of the community since 1999

DEANN EVERSMAN, FLORAL DESIGNER/OWNER

(507) 235-9856

107 Downtown Plaza | Fairmont, MN 56031

www.DeesFloral.com

• 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

LOCALLY OWNED

AND OPERATED

We are committed to bringing you the best shopping

experience and complete customer satisfaction!

FREE

Financing

Available

OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

M&Th 9-7 | Tu&W 9-5:30 | F 9-5 | Sa 9-4 | Su 1-4

(507) 235-5533

807 S. State St. | Fairmont, MN

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Celebrating 110 Years In Business

35 DEDICATED EMPLOYEES WITH 509 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE!

WE ARE A FULL SERVICE

DEALERSHIP INCLUDING:

• Sales Department “New & Used”

• Service Department

• Parts Department

• Tire Department

• Rent A Car

• Body Shop

• Tow Truck

“Your Friendly Ford Dealer Since 1909”

Mon: 8-8 | Tues-Fri: 8-5:30 | Sat: 8-3

507-235-6681

1-800-726-6912

700 E. Blue Earth Ave.

Fairmont, MN 56031

www.fairmontford.com

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED FOR OVER

60 Years and 3 Generations!

Auto & RV Supplies

Power & Hand Tools

Clothing

Footwear

Pet Supplies

Giftware

Toys & Books

Farm & Ranch

1300 North State Street

Fairmont, MN

507-238-1823

FIND US ON FACEBOOK:

@fleetandfarmsupply

SHOPPING

Your & TIRE DEALER!

If You Are Ready

For Some Flooring...

410 E. Blue Earth Ave. | Fairmont, MN

• Oil Changes

• Brakes

• Batteries

• Shocks & Struts

www.visitfairmontmn.com

• Tune Ups

• Wheel Balancing

• Tire Repairs

• Heating/Cooling System Repair

• 4 Wheel & 2 Wheel Alignments

WE CAN JUMP-START OR UNLOCK

YOUR CAR OR TRUCK!

DAY OR NIGHT, OUR TOW TRUCKS ARE ON THE ROAD.

GIVE US A CALL, WE’LL PULL YOU OUT OF TROUBLE!

507-235-5800

FOR ALL YOUR AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRS

YOUR

LOCAL CHOICE

FOR TIRES &

AUTO REPAIR

We’ll Help With Personal Attention

and Prices You’ll Love!

Carpet • Ceramic • Hardwood •

• Vinyl

LVT • Laminate • In-Home Consultation

HOURS: Mon-Fri 9 am - 6 pm; Sat 9 am - 2 pm

Five Lakes Centre, Fairmont

507-238-4554 | www.carpetplusinc.net

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FOOD & DINING

OUTDOOR PATIO OVERLOOKING HALL LAKE AT THE CHANNEL INN

ADD SOME FLAVOR!

Feeling 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.

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 our one of a kind

culinary delights, or indulge in a romantic fireside steak

dinner. From casual eating to business luncheons,

Martin County can cater to your every dining need.

GRAFFITI CORNER

IN FAIRMONT

PHOTO CREDIT: LINSEY PREUSS (LEFT)

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CASUAL DINING • LOCALLY OWNED

(507) 238-1326

Fresh Quality Seafood, Steaks,

Sandwiches & Salads

1400 N. State Street

Fairmont, MN

(2nd stoplight south of I-90 on Hwy 15)

CHINA BUFFET

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

PARTY TRAY &

CATERING AVAILABLE

All You Can Eat Buffet

(EVERY DAY)

OVER 90 ITEMS

DRINK INCLUDED

(507) 235-8999

or 507-235-8991

Five Lakes Centre | Fairmont, MN

FOOD & DINING

FULL BAR, WINE & OUTDOOR PATIO

Serving Delicious Steak, Seafood,

Sandwiches & Burgers

OPEN 11 AM TO CLOSE!

TUESDAY - SUNDAY

2321 Albion Ave | Fairmont, MN

(507) 235-3858

20 BEERS ON TAP!

ENJOY OUR

SPECIALTY

SANDWICHES!

1330 N. State Street

Fairmont, MN

OPEN 6 AM TO 9 PM

507-235-3044

BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER

SCHMITTY’S BAR & LOUNGE | 40 ITEM SALAD BAR

Our 15 foot salad bar features a huge selection of

fresh salads, fruits, vegetables, rolls & homemade soup.

www.theranchrestaurant.com

Family Owned Since 1989

GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE & GREAT FUN

A GREAT PLACE

FOR SPORTS GROUPS

OF ALL KINDS!

• Open Daily At 11 am

• Daily Happy Hour

• Big Screen TVs

• 13 Taps Available

• Party Room Rentals

• Take Out Available

WWW.TAMISONTHEAVE.COM

DELICIOUS

AMERICAN

CUISINE

(507) 235-8979

2710 S. ALBION AVENUE | FAIRMONT, MN 56031

Gerhardt’s

- CATERING-

WE CATER ALL SIZES OF EVENTS & PARTIES

FROM 10 PEOPLE TO 10,000 PEOPLE!

121 N. Dugan, Welcome, MN | 507-236-1665 | Email: tamig@frontiernet.net

www.visitfairmontmn.com

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FOOD & DINING

LOCATED ON BEAUTIFUL HALL LAKE!

330 West Lair Road • Fairmont, MN

(1/2 BLOCK WEST OF GOMSRUD PARK)

TAKE OUT ORDERS AVAILABLE • 507-238-9700

BEST TACOS

IN TOWN

WHEN IT COMES TO GREAT TACOS

NOBODY BEATS TACO JOHN’S®

Home of

the Famous

Channel Inn

Burger!

COMMUNITY

BANKING THAT

MAKES MORE POSSIBLE

Checking, Savings, Money Market Acounts

Certiicates of Deposit

Home Mortgage & Consumer Lending

Agricultural & Business Lending

24/7 Drive Up ATM

1015 Highway 15 South, Fairmont, MN 56031

507.238.4479 | www. ccf.us

901 E. Blue Earth Ave., Fairmont

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FARMERS’ MARKETS

KEEP IT FRESH

For a real taste of Minnesota, we recommend you visit

one of our popular farmers markets.

Not only do you get the chance to buy locally grown

produce and freshly made goods, you also meet the

people behind the products. Now that’s the ultimate

shop local trip.

We are lucky to have multiple market locations

throughout Martin County, giving both residents and

visitors ample opportunities to support local growers.

Pick up seasonal items like flowers, apples, sweet

corn, lettuce, potatoes and squash, as well as soaps,

baked goods and other hand-crafted items. The

Fairmont Farmers’ Market is held seasonally in the

parking lot of the Five Lakes Centre Mall. Credit cards

and Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) are accepted.

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VISIT THE FAIRMONT FARMERS’ MARKET ON

FACEBOOK FOR THE MOST CURRENT SCHEDULE

AND INFORMATION.

www.facebook.com/fairmontfarmersmarket

LOOK FOR THESE MARTIN

COUNTY FARMERS’ MARKETS

DUNNELL: Downtown Dunnell

FAIRMONT: Timberlake Orchard

SHERBURN: Former Lighthouse/Ma Faber’s building

TRIMONT: Trinity Lutheran Church

WELCOME: Welcome Meats

FAIRMONT FARMERS MARKET

FOOD & DINING

500 S. STATE ST. • 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!

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All USDA Choice Beef

Best At Fresh Produce

Full Service Bakery

PHOTO CREDIT: ALI SUBBERT (INSET)

All Natural Chairmans

Reserve Pork

Grocery Store Manager

Cory Hallberg

Market Manager

Kelly Lowe

Delicious Always Fresh

Fruits & Vegetables

STORE HOURS:

Monday-Saturday

7:00 am-9:00 pm

Closed Sunday

Bakery Fresh Cakes,

Breads, Pastries & More

Assistant Grocery

Store Manager

Tyler Stahr

Assistant

Market Manager

Joe Kockler

www.visitfairmontmn.com

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LODGING

AN EVENING AT THE HAMPTON INN

ENJOY THE REST OF

YOUR JOURNEY

For 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.

You will find familiar hotel chains in the region, along

with locally-owned and unique accommodations, like

The Marina Lodge lakeside luxury resort lodges, where

breathtaking views of Lake Sisseton meets the style and

comfort of modern convenience. If you prefer to be more

at one with nature, then consider heading to the sandy

beaches of Lake Imogene, 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.

HOLIDAY INN - FAIRMONT

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

Skittle Ball & Touch Master Games

Locally Owned & Operated

• Clean & Spacious

OPEN

24

HOURS

LIKE US ON

FACEBOOK

WE VALUE YOUR PATRONAGE

212 N. Park Street • Fairmont, MN

Deric Brown: 507-317-7285 • Cheryl Brown: 507-381-5843

PHOTO CREDIT: TPI HOSPITALITY (TOP, LEFT)

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LODGING

My family would like to help

your family with your

automotive needs!

-Elizabeth Miller

24/7 www.ElizabethChevrolet.com

FAIRMONT BRANCH

usbank.com | 507.238.8300

103 N Park St. | Fairmont, MN 56031

Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC.

www.visitfairmontmn.com

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• Green Mill Restaurant & Bar

Featuring Award Winning Pizza


and Kids (12 and under) Eat Free

Banquet Rooms For Groups

(Up To 300 People)


Off-Site Food/Beverage Catering

Indoor Pool, Whirlpool

and Kiddie Pool

100% Non Smoking


Fitness Center & Business Center

Whirlpool Suites and


Poolside Rooms

3-Season Outdoor Patio

• FREE HOT BREAKFAST

• INDOOR POOL & WHIRLPOOL

• STATE OF THE ART FITNESS CENTER

•100% NON-SMOKING

(507) 235-2626

www.hamptoninnfairmont.com

Every Sunday Brunch

10:30 am to 1:30 pm

EXIT 102 IN FAIRMONT, MN • 507-238-4771

www.hifairmont.com

2220 N. State Street

Fairmont, MN

(507) 238-4500

• FREE DELUXE BREAKFAST

• INDOOR POOL & WHIRLPOOL

• WHIRLPOOL SUITES

• 100% NON SMOKING

(507) 238-5444

www.qualityinnfairmont.com

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.

RESTAURANT

HOURS:

Sunday-Thursday

6:00 am-11:00 pm

Friday & Saturday

6:00 am-12:00 am

• REMODELED GUEST ROOMS

• FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

• ECONOMY PRICING

• CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS

(507) 238-9444


THINGS TO DO

CANOING LAKE SISSETON AT SUNSET

PHOTO CREDIT: GREG ABEL (TOP), CEDAR CREEK DISC GOLF (RIGHT)

FIND SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

When 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 crosscountry

skiing, football, volleyball, soccer, hockey

and baseball. And on Friday evenings, from April to

September, you can enjoy the thrill of dirt track racing at

the Fairmont Raceway (www.FairmontRaceway.com).

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 (www.Bowlmor-Lanes.com).

Get out on the hiking and biking trails or the golf

course in the warmer seasons, or enjoy aquatic activities

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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 crosscountry

skiing, to ice-skating and ice fishing.

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO

www.VisitFairmontMN.com/things-to-do

54 HOLES OF DISC GOLF AT CEDAR CREEK PARK

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Creating Today’s Memories…

Preserving Yesterday’s

The Fairmont Opera House Presents the

Best Entertainment Variety in the Region!

· Stage Performances · Meetings · Presentations · Classes ·

VISUAL, PERFORMING & EDUCATION

· Reunions · Weddings · Showers · Receptions · Parties ·

Historic

BEAUTIFUL

SETTING

CONCERTS

ART EXHIBITS

CLASSES

Featuring Local & Regional Talent

TWO RENTAL SPACES AVAILABLE FOR THAT SPECIAL EVENT

· 45 Downtown Plaza · Fairmont, MN · · 507 238 4900 · fairmontoperahouse.org ·

222 E. BLUE EARTH AVE. | FAIRMONT, MN 56031 | (507) 235-9262

www.redrockcenter.org

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LIVE MUSIC AT THE MARINA LODGE ON LAKE SISSETON

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE ARTS

For 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.

PHOTO CREDIT: GREG ABEL (TOP), FAIRMONT OPERA HOUSE (RIGHT)

FAIRMONT OPERA HOUSE

An historic venue where both local and professional

entertainers perform live music, plays, and art shows.

Visit www.FairmontOperaHouse.org 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.RedRockCenter.org or call (507) 235-9262

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.

www.visitfairmontmn.com

THE HISTORIC FAIRMONT OPERA HOUSE

#OnlyinFairmont

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SEASONAL RECREATION

A

FRESH,

LOCALLY

GROWN

APPLES

Fall

destination

for hours of

WHAT

WOULD FALL

BE WITHOUT

PUMPKINS

family fun!

Enjoy our fall treats. Carmel apples, cider

slush, apple pies, apple crisp and more!

Take a hayride to the patch or stroll

down the foot path. Pre picked

pumpkins also available

Over 20 activities for your enjoyment

Gordy & Karen Toupal

507.773.4547

663 254th Ave.

Fairmont, MN 56031

www.centercreekorchard.com

Like us on Facebook

All weekend in September & October

Saturday & Sunday

10am-6pm

Also open Labor Day &

MEA, October 19th & 20th

10am-6pm

1400 S. Prairie Avenue, Fairmont

www.fairmont.org.aquaticpark

507.238.9292 507.238.3949 (off season)

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SNOWMOBILING ON 140 MILES OF GROOMED TRAILS

SEASONAL RECREATION

PHOTO CREDIT: SHANNA LARSON (TOP), CHIP PEARSON (INSET)

ALL AROUND AMAZING

Wondering what’s the best time of year to visit Martin

County? The answer is simple. It’s all-year 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 cross-country

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 nine-hole round.

www.visitfairmontmn.com

SUMMER (JUNE – AUGUST)

Where better to enjoy the lazy days of summer than

on the shores and waters of one of Martin County’s

many lakes? Enjoy scenic views from a boat, canoe or

kayak, catch a fish or two, or up the energy factor with

a spot of water skiing. 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 three, 18-hole disc golf courses –

players throw plastic discs into a series of metal baskets

– all conveniently located at Cedar Creek Park.

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 prewinter

rays of sunshine. This is also a popular season for

hunters, who travel to Martin County to take advantage

of the water fowl, 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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Knollwood Dr

Area PARKS

39

Exit 99

10

Cedar Hanson

Park

15 MILES


Pioneer Dr

Co Rd 26/Lake Ave

13

Memorial Park Dr

18

25

LAKE

GEORGE

27

Perch Lake

Park

8 MILES•

7

90

23

W Margaret St

North Main

N North Ave

Winnebago Ave

Elm St

N Prairie Ave

35

28

10th St

4th St

31

15

Exit 102

30

State Street

Park & Location

1 AMBER LAKE PARK 515 Interlaken Road

2 AQUATIC PARK 1400 S. Prairie Avenue

3 BIRD PARK 505 Woodland Avenue

4 BIRD POINT

90

591 Woodland Avenue

5 BRIGHT LAKE PARK

1444 Bright Lake Road

Camping sites, hiking/biking trails, shelter house,

Ceylon, MN

boat launch, restrooms

6 BRODT PARK 150 Lake Park Boulevard

7 BULLHEAD PARK 610 Pioneer Drive

8 CEDAR CREEK (1ST) 3618 Cedar Creek Court

9 CEDAR CREEK PARK

All-season shelter house reservations, paved paths,

nature trails, disc golf, camping

10 CEDAR HANSON PARK

Camping sites, trails, playground, swimming

beach, shelter houses, fishing piers, boat launch,

showers, restrooms, dump station

3400 Cedar Park Road

691 215th Street

Trimont, MN

11 CHARLOTTE PARK 401 S. Dewey Street

12 CHRISTIANSON PARK 350 Interlaken Road

13 DAY FARM/HERITAGE ACRES

Interpretive center, paved bike/walking path

507 Lake Avenue

39

5

Bright Lake

Park

6 MILES


Off-street

trails

9

Cedar Park Rd

Hengen St

Woodland Ave

8

Summit Dr

Lair Rd

24

Liberty Ln

AMBER

LAKE

22

SISSETON

LAKE 6

Lake Park Blvd

4 3

BUDD LAKE

HALL LAKE

1

12

Amber Lake Rd

17

29

33

34

Albion Ave

Albion Ave

Timberlane Park

6 MILES


Albion Ave

26

2

14

Blue Earth Ave

Tilden St

Orient St

S State Street

S Prairie Ave

20

19

11

15 Belle Vue Rd

15

REV. 04122017

State Street

32

Wolter

Park

5 MILES


Klessig

Park

7 MILES

21

16

Adams St

Burton St

Johnson St


14 DOG PARK

Off-leash areas, paved walking path, shade

Airport

1 Mile East


1450 S. Prairie Avenue

15 EAST BELLE VUE PARK 300 E. Belle Vue Road

16 EAST SIDE PARK 1310 Budd Street

17 GOMSRUD PARK

Swimming beach, large playground, sand volleyball

18 HOBO TRAIL PARK

Floating bridge, historical markers, nature trail

260 W. Lair Road

507 Lake Avenue

19 HOLDEN PARK 710 Washington Avenue

20 JEFFREY KOT FIELDS

6 regulation (1 lighted) and 3 practice soccer fields

21 KLESSIG PARK

Swimming beach, picnic tables, fishing piers, boat

launch, restrooms

1801 S. Prairie Avenue

107 State Highway 15

Fairmont, MN

22 LAKE AIRES PARK 350 Lake Aires Road

23 LINCOLN PARK

Livingston Log Cabin, shelter house

1301 N. North Avenue

24 METHODIST HOME GREEN BELT 600 Shoreacres Drive

25 PERCH LAKE PARK

Camping sites, trails, playground, shelter house,

fishing pier, restrooms, showers

2163 200th Avenue

Truman, MN

26 STEVE PIERCE PARK 1022 Albion Avenue

27 SYLVANIA PARK

Bandshell, shelter house

401 Lake Avenue

28 TENTH STREET PARK9 23

430 E. 10th Street

29 TIMBERLANE PARK

Trails, picnic tables, fishing piers, boat launch,

restrooms

191 Cottonwood Road

Fairmont, MN

30 SIOUX PARK 1030 Sioux Avenue

31 VETERANS PARK 402 E. 3rd Street

32 WOLTER PARK

Playground, swimming beach, shelter house,

picnic tables, fishing pier, boat launch, restrooms

2497 50th Street

Fairmont, MN

33 WARD PARK 200 Albion Avenue

34 WEST BELLE VUE 171 W. Belle Vue Road

35 WINNEBAGO AVENUE SPORTS COMPLEX

Lighted softball and baseball fields, paved bike/

walking path, skate park

425 Winnebago Avenue


CEDAR CREEK PARK IN FAIRMONT

PARKS & TRAILS

PHOTO CREDIT: GREG ABEL (TOP)

IT’S ONLY NATURAL

We 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/parks-trails). Here’s our pick for some of

the best places for sports and leisure:

AMBER LAKE PARK

515 W. Interlaken Road - 3 acres

Picnic tables, shelter house, barbecue pits,

playground, restrooms, fishing, boat access and dock,

handicap accessible.

CEDAR CREEK PARK

3500 Cedar Park Road - 250 acres

Picnic tables, shelter house, restrooms, nature trails,

fishing, three disc golf courses, dock access.

FAIRMONT AREA DOG PARK

21450 S. Prairie Avenue - 1.5 acres

Two fenced in, grass play areas, water, trail access,

paved parking, shade structures and seating.

GOMSRUD PARK

250 W. Lair Road - 13.5 acres

Picnic tables, shelter house, barbecue grates,

playground, restrooms, fishing, boat access and dock,

kayak launch and rental kiosk, swimming beach, bath

house, volleyball, handicap accessible.

WARD PARK

100 & 200 Albion Avenue - 4 acres

Picnic tables, shelter house, playground, restrooms,

fishing, boat access and dock, swimming beach,

handicap accessible.

www.visitfairmontmn.com

There are 230 more acres of Martin County parks to

explore (www.co.martin.mn.us/index.php/parks-home).

They all offer something different, as well as varying

levels of development:

BRIGHT LAKE PARK PRIMITIVE

1444 Bright Lake Road, Ceylon - 30 acres

Primitive camping, shelter house, picnic tables,

barbecue and fire pits, pit restrooms, fishing, hiking and

biking trails, horseback riding trails, boat launch.

CEDAR HANSON PARK DEVELOPED

691 215th Street, Trimont - 80 acres

Electrical/water camping sites, primitive camping

sites, campground host, hiking/biking/horseback trails,

playground, firewood, swimming beach, volleyball,

softball, shelter houses, picnic tables, barbecue grates,

fire pits, fishing, boat launch, pit restrooms, dump

station.

KLESSIG PARK PRIMITIVE

107 State Hwy 15, Fairmont - 10 acres

Swimming beach, picnic tables, fire pits, fishing, boat

launch, pit restrooms.

PERCH LAKE PARK DEVELOPED

2163 200th Avenue, Truman - 30 acres

Modern and primitive camp sites, campground host,

hiking/biking/horseback trails, playground, firewood,

shelter house, picnic tables, barbecue grates, fire pits,

fishing, modern restrooms, showers.

TIMBERLANE PARK PRIMITIVE

191 Cottonwood Road, Fairmont - 50 acres

Hiking/biking/horseback trails, picnic tables, fire pits,

fishing, boat launch, pit restrooms.

WOLTER PARK DEVELOPED

2497 50th Street, Fairmont - 2 acres

Playground, swimming beach, shelter house, picnic

tables, barbecue grates, fire pits, fishing, boat launch, pit

restrooms.

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FISHING

FISHING THE CHAIN OF LAKES

CAST OFF YOUR TROUBLES

Believe 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.

ICE FISHING

FOR ALL AGES

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 GOEMANN ROAD, FAIRMONT

Hours: Open 24 hours

Services: Licenses and tackle

Dunham’s Sports

400 S. STATE STREET, FAIRMONT

Hours: M-F, 10am-4pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, Noon-5pm

Services: Licenses and tackle

Fox Lake Tack & 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

PHOTO CREDIT: GREG ABEL (TOP), STEPHANIE BUSIAHN (LEFT)

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FAIRMONT

Foundation, Inc.

OUR MISSION is to have a useful and interesting

piece of information to help guide you around our

lakes, have fun learning a little history and help us all

understand our responsibilities for our waters.

FAIRMONT LAKES FOUNDATION, INC.

is a non-profit organization formed to promote the

stewardship of our city’s lakes. Our general purpose is to

lead and educate our community and its visitors to take

responsibility for the quality and care of our city’s lakes

while increasing awareness of the need to preserve and

enhance the value of these natural resources.

Annual

WINTER FISHING CONTEST

Last Saturday of January

SPRING FISHING CONTEST

Third Saturday of May

New!

KAYAK RENTAL

Located at Gomsrud Park on the

south side of Budd Lake.

Open Memorial Day —Labor Day

See our website for more details.

BECOME A MEMBER!

Because together we can make a difference.

We meet the first Tuesday of every

month at 5:30 p.m. at the

Southern Minnesota Educational Campus,

Room 112, 115 S Park St, Fairmont, MN

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP: $50

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP: $500

CONTACT

Fairmont Lakes Foundation, Inc.

PO Box 523, Fairmont, MN 56031

info@FairmontLakesFoundation.com

MADE LOCAL • MANAGED LOCAL

SUPPORTS LOCAL

LAKESHORE CLEANUP

• Use your bag or our FLF Lakeshore Cleanup

Bags whenever possible to help keep our

lakes free from debris!

• Put ALL cigarette butts into a container to

eventually toss in the trash.

www.FairmontLakesFoundation.com

@Fairmont Lakes


Enjoy these lakes all year round! Paddling, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Skiing,

Skating, Snowshoeing, Pond Hockey, Ice Fishing and more!

George

Lake

82 Acres, 11 Feet Deep

This shallow lake is considered a ‘gem’ by many because of its peaceful serenity. In 2014,

the Fairmont Lakes Foundation, Inc. (FLF) stocked this lake with 300 Bluegills, so you know

you will find an ample supply of fish along with 7 public fishing locations. Once the geese

leave the area, usually between November and January, aerators will be installed by the

city of Fairmont and the FLF. They are intended to keep open water on the ice to maintain

healthy oxygen levels for our marine life. Back in the day, this lake was originally called

‘George’s Lake’ for George Tanner, who owned abutting land.

Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Orangespotted

Sunfish, Walleye, White Crappie, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Bigmouth Buffalo, Common Carp, Freshwater

Drum, White Sucker, Johnny Darter, Golden Shiner, Spottail Shiner

Lake

Sisseton

139 Acres, 19 Feet Deep

Lake Sisseton’s shoreline of rock, gravel, sand and woody debris provide good habitat

for fish. And since it is a popular fishing lake, the DNR stock this lake with Walleye

fingerlings every other year. In 2014, the FLF stocked this lake with 300 Bluegills. You’ll

find aerators on this lake as well in the wintertime, so don’t get too close with your

skis, snowshoes or snowmobile and be sure to obey the thin ice markers. Local lore

says there still are remnants of Indian trails along the lake’s bank. This lake was named

for the Sisseton branch of the Dakota Indian tribe that once dominated this region now

known as...Martin County.

Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern

Pike, Walleye, White Crappie, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Bigmouth Buffalo, Common Carp, Freshwater

Drum, Quillback, White Sucker, Bluntnose Minnow, Fathead Minnow, Golden Shiner, Johnny Darter, Shiners,

Spottail Shiner

For more information on Fairmont Lakes visit www.FairmontLakesFoundation.com


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Budd

Lake

224 Acres, 23 Feet Deep

Budd Lake is the middle of the Fairmont Chain of

Lakes. You will see four solar powered aeration

devices that are actually aerators that circulate

the water from the surface down to a depth of

approximately 6’. This 24-hour circulation action

helps improve the oxygen levels in the water which

is not only good for the fish, but also helps to control

the amount of algae in the lake! This circulation also

promotes more consistent water quality as Budd

Lake is the City’s main source for its drinking water!

Knowing that, we think it’s imperative that we all be

mindful and use good stewardship practices to help

keep this lake (and all the lakes) as clean as possible!

This lake is named after our very first settler of the

city of Fairmont....William H. Budd.

Dock by Dam

Fishing Pier

Hobo Park

Brodt’s Park

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Bullhead

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Sisseton

Ida Street

Lincoln Park

Sylvania Park

Wards

Park

FISHING

Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish,

Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, White Crappie, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow

Perch, Bigmouth Buffalo, Common Carp, Freshwater Drum, Quillback, White Sucker,

Fathead Minnow, Golden Shiner, Johnny Darter, Spotfin Shiner, Spottail Shiner

Bird Point

Hall

Lake

552 Acres, 27 Feet Deep

Hall Lake is the largest and deepest of the chain

of lakes. It is a great lake not only for waterskiing,

but also for sailboats, jet skis, wind surfing, fishing,

snowmobiling, pond hockey, etc. While boating on

the west side, pay attention to the buoys as the

Dutch Creek outlet has created some shallow waters

there. Gomsrud Park, between Hall and Budd Lakes,

has the largest parking area and boat launch in the

city. In 2014 the DNR stocked Hall Lake with Walleye

fingerlings. This lake is named after one of our early

settlers, E. Banks Hall, who in 1856 owned land on the

eastern shore.

Gomsrud

Park

20

Budd

5

15

10

Swimming

Beach

Gomsrud

Park

Steve

Pierce

Park

Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Largemouth

Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, White Crappie, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Bigmouth

Buffalo, Common Carp, Freshwater Drum, Quillback, Shorthead Redhorse, White Sucker,

Fathead Minnow, Golden Shiner, Johnny Darter, Shiners, Spotfin Shiner

25

15

10

182 Acres, 19 Feet Deep

15

Hall

Amber

Lake

Amber Lake is the only lake not connected with

the rest of the chain. Since it is on the upstream

end of our Fairmont Chain of Lakes, and sits at a

higher elevation than the others, a dam is needed

to separate Amber Lake from Hall Lake. If we didn’t

have the dam in place, most of the water would drain

into the others, making Amber more of a slough or

swamplike wetland. In 2014 the DNR stocked this

lake with Walleye fingerlings and the FLF stocked it

with 400 Bluegills. We think this lake was named by

some of the original settlers, back in the 1800’s, who

probably came from Amber, New York.

Cedar Creek

Park

Amber

0

5

Amber Lake

Park

Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Largemouth

Bass, Northern Pike, Orangespotted Sunfish, Walleye, White Crappie, Yellow Bullhead,

Yellow Perch, Bigmouth Buffalo, Common Carp, Freshwater Drum, Quillback, White

Sucker, Emerald Shiner, Fathead Minnow, Golden Shiner, Johnny Darter, Spotfin Shiner

Kayak Launch

Floating

Fishing Pier

Fishing Pier

Boat Launch


BEACHES, LAKES & POOLS

THE ZERO-DEPTH POOL AT THE FAIRMONT AQUATIC PARK

MAKE A SPLASH!

You 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 more than 50 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.

OVERLOOKING BUDD LAKE AT GOMSRUD PARK

HERE ARE OUR SUGGESTIONS

FOR A GOOD TIME ON THE BEACH:

GOMSRUD PARK FAIRMONT

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.

WOLTER PARK EAST CHAIN

North side of East Chain Lake

Clean and friendly, this park can be found in the small

and quaint village of East Chain.

CEDAR HANSON PARK TRIMONT

North side of Clear Lake

The largest lake in Martin County, it offers

approximately one mile of shoreline.

KLESSIG PARK MN/IA BORDER

East side of Iowa Lake

A small park that sees fewer crowds, this is the perfect

place to swim, fish and have a picnic.

PHOTO CREDIT: ALI SUBBERT (TOP), DAVID PARKER (LEFT)

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DIVE IN

HAVE A SPLASHING GOOD TIME AT THE

AQUATIC PARK, OR THESE SWIMMING POOLS:

FAIRMONT AQUATIC PARK

Located in Fairmont, the Aquatic Park will keep the

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

TRUMAN POOL

The City of Truman operates a swimming pool from

Memorial Day to Labor Day. Call (507) 776-8561.

MARTIN COUNTY WEST POOL

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.

THE AQUA CLIMB AT THE FAIRMONT AQUATIC PARK

CHAIN OF LAKES YACHT CLUB

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.

BEACHES, LAKES & POOLS

KAYAKING ACROSS MARTIN COUNTY’S LAKES

PHOTO CREDIT: FAIRMONT LAKES FOUNDATION (CENTER), ALI SUBBERT (TOP RIGHT)

LOVE THE LAKES

CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THESE LAKES

TO ENJOY A DAY ON THE WATER:

FAIRMONT AREA

Amber, Bardwell, Budd, Buffalo, Hall, Imogene, Keister,

George, Mud, Wilmert, North Silver, South Silver, Pierce,

Canright, Iowa, Sisseton.

TRIMONT AREA

Cedar, North, Clam, Buffalo, Fish, Creek, Big Twin,

Little Twin, Watkins.

SHERBURN AREA

Fox, Round, Seymour, Temperance.

www.visitfairmontmn.com

WELCOME

Eagle Lake

CEYLON

Susan, Fish, Clear, Okamanpeedan, Tuttle, Clayton,

Bright.

EAST CHAIN

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

NORTHROP

Charlotte, High, Martin, Murphy, Perch.

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FAIRGROUNDS

4. UNION ST.

5. CAPITOL HEIGHTS CT.

FAIRVIEW

MEMORIAL

CEMETERY

LAKESIDE

CEMETERY

BIRD ST.

PIONEER DRIVE

LAIR BLVD.

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90

RONA CT.

MARGARET ST.

LAIR

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41

CHRIS TINA ST.

9TH ST.

ANNA ST.

7TH ST.

8TH ST.

OAK ST.

LAIR RD.

5.

13TH ST.

12TH ST.

11TH ST.

TILDEN

FOREST ST.

WEB STER ST.

WILLOW ST.

CALVARY

CEMETERY

ROBERT ST.

BUDD ST.

6TH ST.

5TH ST.

4TH ST.

3RD ST.

2ND ST.

VICTORIA ST.

BLINK MAN

WATER

ST.

MAPLE

ST.

BLUE EARTH AVE.

WARD

ST.

1ST ST.

DAY ST.

WATER ST.

JOHNSON ST.

CARDINAL ST.

WINNEBAGO

WIL LOW ST.

ADAMS AVE.

32

SIOUX AV E

WASHINGTON

10TH ST.

CENTER

ST

4TH ST.

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WILLOW ST.

BUDD ST.

SCHOOL ST.

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TORGERSON

DR.

RD.

WEBSTER ST.

TILDEN ST.

HI-LINE DR.

BUDD ST.

12TH ST.

SC HOOL ST.

SPRUCE ST.

CAMELOT CT.

ADAMS AVE.

26

HORATIO ST.

CANADIAN

PACIFIC

FLYING GOOSE CAMPGROUND

4 MILES EAST ON IMOGENE LAKE

ELSINORE AVE.

JOHNSON ST.

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Airport

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FAIRVIEW

AV E.

TEETER ST.

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INDU S ST.

HOLLAND ST.

ORIENT ST.

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BUDD LAKE DR.

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FISHING

PIER

BLVD.

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CEDAR ST.

KAYAK KIOSK

& LAUNCH

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HARRIS RD.

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L OEWENBERG DR.

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Center

MEMORIAL PARK DR

KEN RUE LANE

LUCIA AVE.

10TH ST.

8TH ST.

BEACH ST.

5500' HARD SURFACE RUNWAY

STATE ST.

STATE ST.

ASPEN

SUMMIT

DR.

WALNUT

CANYON

KINGS

RD.

OXFORD

LINDEN

AVE.

PARK

ST.

REDWOOD

VALLEYVIEW

COURTS

SISSETON

LA

DR.

SISSETON

DR

LINDEN

DR.

O RIENT ST.

GERAL

D INE ST.

FAIRLAKES

A VE.

FAIRLAKES

A VE.

WOODLAND AVE.

HENGEN ST.

MARTIN

ST.

JAMESON CIRCLE

BUSHMILL CIRCLE

1. BARBO LN.

2. LEONE LN.

3. LAKE PARK P.

4. REIMAN CT.

ALBION

4.

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2.

3.

LA KE PA RK

E. KINGS

MARTIN

CT.

.

C IRCLE DR

HOMEW O OD DR

DRIVE

OAK BEACH

4.

LIBERTY

AVE.

LAKE ST.

HERITAGE CT.

PARKS AND BUILDINGS GUIDE

ALBION

IND E PENDENCE

EMBASS Y RD.

LCON

MEADOWLARK

I RIE AVE.

5.

CHARLES

ADAMS AVE. ............................D-4,5

ALBION AVE. ..........C,D,E,F,G,H-3

ALTON ST. ......................................F-3

AMBER LAKE DR. ...........I-1,2,3, J2

ANDERSON LN. .........................D-3

ANNA ST. ....................................A-2,3

ARMSTRONG DR. .......IND. PARK

ARTHUR ST. ....................................J-1

BALCOM ST. ..................................B-1

BARBO LN. ....................................C-2

BAY VIEW ST. ...............................G-1

BEACH ST. .....................................B-2

BEACH PL. .....................................E-3

BECKY LN. .......................................I-3

BELLE VUE RD. ...........................F-3

BIRCH ST. ......................................D-4

BIRD ST. ...........................................E-2

BIXBY RD. ........................................A-1

BLINKMAN ST. ............................D-3

BLUE EARTH AVE. .............C-2,3,4

BLUE JAY BLVD. .........................F-3

BUDD ST. ................................D-3,4,5

BUDD LAKE DR. .........................D-2

BURTON LN. .................................C-5

BUSHMILL CIR. ...........................D-1

CADILLAC AVE. ...........................F-3

CAMBRIDGE ST. ....................C,D-3

CAMELOT CT. ..............................D-5

CANYON DR. ................................D-1

CAPITOL HEIGHTS CT. ............F-1

CARDINAL CT. .............................E-4

CARDINAL ST. ..............................F-4

CEDAR ST. .....................................D-3

CEDAR CREEK CT. ......................J-1

CEDAR PARK RD. ........................J-1

CEDARWOOD DR. .....................F-3

R R

CENTER CREEK DR. .................A-4

CHARLES ST. ................................F-4

CHESTNUT ST. ............................D-4

CHRISTINA ST. ........................A-2,3

CORY LN. ........................IND. PARK

COTTAGE ST. ................................H-1

DAY ST. ........................................D-3,4

DE LU ST. .......................................H-3

DEWEY ST. ............................A,B,C-4

DOROTHY ST. ..............................H-3

DOWNTOWN PLAZA ..........B,C-3

E. KING’S RD. ...............................D-2

EDISON DR. ...................................A-1

ELM ST. ...................................A,B,C-3

ELSINORE AVE. ..........................D-5

ELTINGE PL. ...................................I-2

EMBASSY RD. ..............................E-2

FAIR LAKES AVE. ...........A,B,C,D-1

FAIR VIEW AVE. .................A,B,C-4

FAIRWAY DR. .................................J-2

FALCON DR. .................................F-4

FOREST ST. ...................................C-3

GERALDINE ST. ...........................D-1

GEMINI ............................................A-4

GOEMANN RD. ...........................A-4

Welcome to “City of Lakes”

90

INTERSTATE ROUTE

15

U.S. ROUTE

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COUNTY ROUTE

PUBLIC WATER ACCESS

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LAKE AIRES RD.

LAKEVIEW ST.

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PATRIOT

ALTON ST.

6.

HODGMAN

BELL VUE RD.

41

HORN PIPE CT.

9.

5. CADILLAC AVE.

6. CEDARWOOD

DRIVE

CEDARWOOD DR.

7.

DORO THY ST.

8.

10.

E. INTERLAKEN RD.

BECKY LN.

HALL ST.

JERI ST.

BELLE VUE RD.

RED BIRD LANE

GOVERNMENT ST.

DELU ST.

STELLA CT.

LAKE AIRES RD.

7. SCOTT'S CT.

8. ROLAND AVE.

9. LYNN ST.

10. POETTER CIRCLE

GOLDFINCH ST.

PHEASANT

AVE.

KNOLLWOOD DR.

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CT.

OAK RIDGE RD.

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LAKE

DR.

FAIRWAY DR

AMBER

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W.

CEDAR

CREEK

CT.

CEDAR

P

FISHING

PIER

KAYAK

LAUNCH

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CITY MAP

S TATE ST.

PRA

OAKWOOD

S YLVIA

ST.

STADE LA.

S TELLA ST.

HOMESTEAD

AVE.

R US SELL ST.

KRAHMER DR.

INTERLAKEN RD.

ELTINGE

ALBION AVE.

PL.

PARKWOOD

AMBER LAKE DR.

KN

PORTER ST.

BAY VIEW ST.

INTERLA KEN

COT TAGE

SYLVAN D R

ARK RD.

GOLDFINCH ST. ..........................F-4

GOVERNMENT ST. ...................G-3

GRANT ST. ............................A,B,C-4

HARRIS RD. ...................................A-3

HALL ST. .........................................G-3

HAMPTON ST. ................A,B,C,D-3

HENGEN ST. ..............................C-1,2

HERITAGE CT. ..............................F-2

HICKORY ST. ................................E-4

HIGHLAND AVE. ....................C,D-4

HIGHLAND PARK DR. ..............B-1

HI-LINE DR. ...................................A-4

HODGMAN AVE. ........................G-3

HOLDEN PL. .............................D,E-3

HOLLAND ST. ..............................A-2

HOME ST. .......................................D-4

HOMESTEAD AVE. ...................H-3

HOMEWOOD DR. ......................D-3

HORATIO ST. ................................D-5

HORNPIPE CT. .............................F-3

IDA ST. .............................................A-3

INDEPENDENCE DR. ...............E-2

INDUS ST. ......................................A-5

INTERLAKEN RD. ................H-1,2,3

JAMESON CIR. .............................D-1

JERI ST. .............................................F-3

JOHNSON ST. ...........................E-3,4

KEN RUE LN. ................................A-5

KEN’S CT. .........................................F-1

KINGS RD. .....................................D-2

KRAHMER DR. .........................H-2,3

KNOLLWOOD DR. ......................F-1

LAIR RD. .......................................F-2,3

LAKE AIRES RD. ........................J-1,4

LAKE AVE. ..............................B,C-2,3

LAKE ST. ..........................................E-3

LAKE GEORGE PL. ....................B-2

LAKE PARK BLVD. ................C,D-2

LAKE PARK PL. ...........................C-2

LAKEVIEW ST. ..............................F-3

LARSEN LN. ..................................A-2

LEONE LN. .....................................D-1

LIBERTY LN. ..................................E-2

LINCOLN ST. ................................B-2

LINDEN AVE. ................................D-3

LINDEN DR. ..............................C,D-2

LOWENBERG DR. ......................A-4

LUCIA AVE. ....................................A-2

LYNN ST. ..........................................I-3

MAIN ST. ................................A,B,C-3

MAPLE ST. .....................................E-3

MAR-JO LN. ...................................A-5

MARCUS ST. .................................A-4

MARGARET ST. ....................A-2,3,4

MARTIN CT. ...................................D-1

MARTIN ST. ....................................D-1

MEADOW LARK LN. .................F-4

MEDICAL CENTER DR. ...........E-4

NORTH AVE. .............................A,B-3

NORTH CREEK DR. ....................A-4

OAK ST. ............................................E-3

OAK BEACH DR. .........................E-3

OAK RIDGE RD. ..........................G-3

OAKWOOD AVE. .........................F-3

ORIENT ST. .......................A,B,C,D-4

OXFORD ST. .............................C,D-3

PARK ST. ............................A,B,C,D-3

PARKWOOD PL. ...........................I-2

PATRIOT DR. .................................F-2

PHEASANT AVE. .........................F-4

PINE ST. ..........................................A-4

PIONEER DR. ................................B-2

POETTER CIR. .............................H-3

PRAIRIE AVE. .......A,B,C,D,E,F,G-3

RED BIRD LN. .............................G-3

REDWOOD DR. ...........................D-3

REIMAN CT. ...................................C-1

ROBERT ST. ...................................F-3

ROLAND AVE. ................................I-3

RONA CT. ........................................E-2

RUNYAN PL. .................................D-2

RUSSELL ST. ................................H-3

SCHOOL ST. .............................D-4,5

SCOTTS CT. ..................................H-3

SHOREACRES DR. ................D,E-2

SIOUX AVE. ...................................A-4

SISSETON DR. .............................D-2

SISSETON LN. .............................D-2

SOUTH CREEK DR. ..................A-4

SOUTHGATE DR. ........................F-3

SOUTHPORT DR. ........................F-3

SOUTHVIEW CT. .........................F-4

SOUTHWIND DR. .......................F-3

SOUTHWOOD DR. .....................H-1

SPRUCE ST. ...............................E-4,5

STADE LN. .....................................G-3

STATE ST. ................A,B,C,D-4, E-3

STELLA ST. ....................................H-3

STELLA CT. ...................................H-3

SUMMIT DR. ..............................D,E-1

SYLVAN DR. ..................................H-1

SYLVIA ST. .....................................F-3

TEETER ST. ....................................A-4

TILDEN ST. .............................C-3,4,5

TIMBER LAKE DR. ......IND. PARK

TORGERSON DR. .......................A-4

UNION ST. ......................................E-2

VALLEYVIEW CT. ...................C,D-1

VICTORIA ST. ...........................D-3,4

WALNUT ST. .................................D-2

WARD ST. ...................................D-3,4

WATER ST. .............................D,E-3,4

WEBSTER ST. .......................C-3,4,5

W. AMBER LAKE DR. ..................J-1

WASHINGTON AVE. ................D-4

WILL-NETT PL. ............................B-2

WILLOW ST. ..............................C-3,4

WINNEBAGO AVE. .................A-3,4

WOODLAND AVE. ..................D-2,3

T.H. 15 ......................................A-4, J-3

CSAH 26 ......................B-1,2, C-3,4,5

FIRST ST. .....................................C-3,4

SECOND ST. ..........................C-2,3,4

THIRD ST. ................................B-2,3,4

FOURTH ST. ...........................B-2,3,4

FIFTH ST. .....................................B-2,3

SIXTH ST. ....................................B-3,4

SEVENTH ST. .....................B-1,2,3,4

EIGHTH ST. ................................B-2,3

NINTH ST. ...............................B-2,3,4

TENTH ST. ...........................A-2,3,4,5

ELEVENTH ST. .....................A-2,3,4

TWELFTH ST. ............................A-3,4

THIRTEENTH ST. ........................A-3

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1. Fairview Memorial Cemetery

2. Dulcimer Medical Center, P.A.

3. Humane Society

4. Skate Park

5. Winnebago Sports Complex

5A. Martin County Veterans Memorial Park

6. Martin County Fairgrounds - Multi-Purpose

Building, Indoor Ice Rink, Race Track

7. Lincoln Park

8. Industrial Park (164 Acres)

9. Lakeside Cemetery

10. National Guard Armory

11. Heritage Acres Agricultural Interpretive Center

12. Sylvania Park

13. Veterans Park

14. Rose Lake Golf Club

15. Martin County Library

16. City Hall/Downtown Plaza

17. Martin County Courthouse and Security Building

Minnesota Extension Service

18. Southern Minnesota Educational Campus

19. Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce and

Visit Fairmont

20. Fairmont Opera House

21. Red Rock Center for the Arts

22. Pioneer Museum/Martin County Historical Society

23. Five Lakes Shopping Centre and

Minnesota WorkForce Center

24. Fairmont Municipal Airport

25. Ward Park

26. Friendship Village (Elderly Housing)

27. Center For Specialty Care

28. Fairmont Elementary

29. Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center and

Woodland Manor (Assisted Living)

30. Steve Pierce Park

31. Mayo Clinic Health System - Fairmont

32. Aquatic Park

33. Fairmont Junior and Senior High School

34. Dog Park

35. Gomsrud Park

36. Calvary Cemetery

37. Goldfinch Estates (Assisted Living)

38. Soccer Fields

39. Ingleside (Assisted Living)

40. Chain of Lakes Yacht Club

41. Amber Lake Park

42. Cedar Creek Park (260 Acres)

43. Interlaken Golf Club

Bike/Walking Trail Guide:

Paved Trail

Trail Shared With Streets

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MARTIN COUNTY FAIR

ENJOYING THE RIDE AT THE MARTIN COUNTY FAIR

MINNESOTA’S OTHER BIG FAIR

The 154th Martin County Fair will be held August

12-18th. 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

GAMES, PRIZES AND RIDES

OF ALL SIZES

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 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!

FIND OUT THE LATEST ON THE

MARTIN COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE & EVENTS AT

www.TheOtherBigFair.com

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AERIAL VIEW OF THE MARTIN COUNTY FAIR

2019 MARTIN COUNTY FAIR

ENTERTAINMENT

August 12-18th

EVERY DAY: Aussie Kingdom

TUESDAY: The Johnny Holm Band

WEDNESDAY: Chris Hawkey

THURSDAY: Tyler Rich

FRIDAY: Due North

SATURDAY: Sawyer Brown

Strong

Partnerships

We believe strong community

partnerships strengthen

neighborhoods and cities,

enhance a community’s livability,

and empower those who live in it.

Bank Midwest is proud to be a

part of the community.

BankMidwest.com • Member FDIC

MARTIN COUNTY FAIR

Mon-Thurs: 9am-9pm | Fri & Sat: 9am-10pm | Sun: 11am-3pm

NOW HAPPENING

Check out local events online!

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS

4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS OVER SISSETON LAKE

FIND SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE

CEYLON COMMUNITY DAY

CEYLON – APRIL 13, 2019

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.

NORTHROP DAY

NORTHROP – JUNE 1, 2019

Tons of fun and entertainment packed into one

unforgettable day. Northrop Days features Bounce

Houses, a Dunk Tank (weather permitting), an 11U

Baseball Tournament and Kids Pedal Tractor Pull

for the younger crowd. There will be a live musical

entertainment and food available street side. Come see

everything this small town has up its sleeves during

Northrop Days!

INTERLAKEN HERITAGE DAYS

FAIRMONT – JUNE 7-9, 2019

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.IHDFairmont.org

SHERBURN HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

SHERBURN – JUNE 14-16, 2019

Enjoy 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 info.

FAIRMONT TRIATHLON

GOMSRUD PARK – JUNE 15, 2019

Now into its 13th 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

GRANADA FIREMANS’ HOG ROAST

AND STREET DANCE

MAIN STREET, GRANADA – JUNE 22, 2019

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.

PHOTO CREDIT: FAIRMONT LAKES FOUNDATION (TOP), FAIRMONT TRIATHLON (RIGHT)

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CEYLON FESTIVAL

CEYLON – JUNE 29, 2019

Celebrate Summer in Ceylon at their annual

community festival complete with games, food vendors,

and activities for young and old!

36TH ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

HERITAGE ACRES, FAIRMONT – JULY 4, 2019

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 Jerry Simon at (507) 238-4645.

4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

SISSETON LAKE, FAIRMONT – JULY 4, 2019

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 Area

Chamber of Commerce at (507) 235-5547 for details.

TRIMONT FUNFEST

TRIMONT – JULY 12-14, 2019

This three-day event is all about celebrating summer

in a small town. There are activities for the whole family,

including sports, Bingo, games, entertainment, food,

raffles, silent auction, and a parade.

www.TrimontFunFest.com

WELCOME SUMMER FESTIVAL

WELCOME – JULY 19-21, 2019

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 Kim

Holm at (507) 236-1791.

TRUMAN DAYS

TRUMAN – JULY 26-28, 2019

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.

GLOWS PARADE & FESTIVAL

FAIRMONT – NOVEMBER 22, 2019

The holiday season officially begins when the Glows

parade comes to town. Get into the festive spirit at about

4pm, 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 the Fairmont Area Chamber of

Commerce at (507) 235-5547 for info.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON

LOCAL FESTIVALS & EVENTS, CHECK OUT

www.VisitFairmontMN.com

FAIRMONT GLOWS

CITY OF LAKES & LIGHTS

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

THE FAIRMONT TRIATHLON

Friday, November 22

OVER 70 LIGHTED UNITS KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON

4:05 PM

6:00 PM

Santa arrives at the

Fairmont Airport

Glows Parade begins

at Wards Park

A committee of the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce

www.visitfairmontmn.com

#OnlyinFairmont

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LIVING IN MARTIN COUNTY

COMMUNITY INTRODUCTION

Known as the ‘City of Lakes’, Fairmont is the

commercial and tourism hub of Martin County in

southern Minnesota.

With more than 780 businesses operating within the

city, an educated population, access to transportation

links, and state-of-the-art healthcare, Fairmont has

steadily built a reputation as one of the leading rural

communities in the state.

Residents here enjoy a high quality of life and a low

cost of living – it was ranked 10th in towns that take

the least of your money, and our property tax rates

are among the lowest of Minnesota cities with similar

CITIZENS’ PARK NEXT DOOR TO

CITY HALL IN FAIRMONT

demographic and geographic characteristics.

Located on I-90, and within easy driving distance

of major population areas like Minneapolis/St. Paul

and Des Moines, Fairmont is the ideal destination for

families looking for affordable housing and employment

opportunities, as well as for active retirees who want to

enjoy the many recreational activities on offer.

We are proud of our agricultural and industrial

heritage, and we are well placed to grow and develop in

the future, thanks to land availability, a skilled workforce,

and a business-friendly outlook.

5 TH THURSDAYS

January 31, 2019

May 30, 2019

August 29, 2019

October 31, 2019

Find more information on our Facebook page

www.facebook.com/fairmontsnewcomers

Bringing people together while exploring different venues. We engage

both newcomer and neighbor in conversations and meet new people.

PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID PARKER (TOP, LEFT), CITY OF FAIRMONT (INSET)

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LIVING IN MARTIN COUNTY

HOUSING IN FAIRMONT

ABOVE: THE SETTING SUN SHIMMERS OVER

BUDD LAKE AS BOATS RETURN TO DOCK AT

GOMSRUD PARK IN FAIRMONT.

LOCAL HOUSING SNAPSHOT

ACCORDING TO ESRI, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF HOUSING

UNITS IN FAIRMONT IS APPROXIMATELY 5,222, WITH A

90+ PERCENT OCCUPANCY RATE.

AROUND 68 PERCENT OF OCCUPIED HOMES ARE OWNER

OCCUPIED, AND THE REMAINING 32 PERCENT ARE RENTAL

HOUSEHOLDS.

ACCORDING TO REAL ESTATE WEBSITE ZILLOW, THE

MEDIAN HOME VALUE IN FAIRMONT IS $102,800.

THE MEDIAN HOME VALUE IN THE U.S. IS $226,300.

IN 2015 THE CITY OF FAIRMONT CONDUCTED A

COMPREHENSIVE HOUSING STUDY AND IS NOW WORKING

TO PROVIDE MORE AFFORDABLE OPTIONS IN AN EFFORT

TO BOTH RETAIN CURRENT RESIDENTS AND TO ATTRACT

NEW PEOPLE TO THE COMMUNITY.

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#FairmontAreaLife

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OUR COMMUNITIES

THE CUP N’ SAUCER IN

SHERBURN, MN

GRAF PARK PLAYGROUND IN

TRUMAN, MN

COMMUNITY CHURCH IN

DUNNELL, MN

OUR COMMUNITIES

There are 10 communities across Martin County, and

all are waiting to welcome you.

CEYLON

A small and quiet community located in the

southwestern region of the county. There are a number

of great fishing and recreational lakes nearby as well as

a local bar and grill. Don’t miss the Annual Community

Day auction in the spring, when the entire town swells

from 400 to 3000 people for one day.

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. For a great place to eat, stop by

The Still Bar & Grill.

EAST CHAIN

Although un-incorporated, this tiny village on the

north shore of East Chain Lake is a friendly community

with four churches, several strong businesses and

the East Chain Activity Center, which caters to events

of all kinds and sizes. Thanks to the commitment of

Martin County, the East Chain 4-H Club and East Chain

Sportsman’s Club, the village is also home to beautiful

Wolter Park, a county park on the lake offering amenities

the whole family can enjoy.

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

A quiet town surrounded by farmland, Granada sits

on the eastern side of Martin County. Though small in

population, this community has a lot to offer. Granada

is home to a K-12 public school district, a city park with

shelter house, a volunteer fire department and first

responder service, a local gas station, a bar & grill, a

crafters retreat, and an unsurpassed community spirit.

The town is located just off Interstate 90 and only a few

minutes from Fairmont.

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.

TRIMONT

Clean and friendly with two parks located in

town. Anderson Park hosts Trimont FunFest in July

and National Night Out in August. Memorial Park

hosts Sundae’s in the Park throughout the summer,

showcasing local musical talents, and is home to their

local Veteran’s Memorial. A small grocery store, liquor

store and hardware store are located at the Trimont

Town Center and serve the community needs. Cedar

Lake and Big Twin Lake are nearby with Cedar Lake

offering camping.

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TRUMAN

With its mix of family farms, friendly country living, and

a fresh perspective on the future, this is a great place to

grow a business, raise a family, or simply live the good

life. Area residents stand squarely at the crossroads

of the American dream; returning to their roots, but

with all of the benefits and privileges of the regions

solid foundation in education, recreation, commerce

and technology. Truman offers medical and emergency

services, three local churches, public and parochial

educational options, and a variety of dining, retail and

recreational opportunities. Public amenities include

a city park and playground, a library and an outdoor

swimming pool.

“Caring For Our Community”

Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service

is dedicated to helping families create meaningful

events that celebrate and honor life.

OUR COMMUNITIES

WELCOME

Welcoming by name and welcoming by nature. Get to

know the community at the Welcome Summer Festival,

the third weekend in July. Find award-winning cuts

of meat at the local meat locker. There’s also a fourdiamond

baseball/softball complex, camping facility,

and bar and grill.

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE

COMMUNITIES IN MARTIN COUNTY, VISIT

www.FairmontAreaLife.com

205 Albion Avenue, Fairmont, MN

(507) 238-2215 | www.lakeviewfuneralhome.net

We get you where

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For route maps, hours of service and information about purchasing discount tokens

Go to www.pltransit.com

Or call 507-235-5558 or 1-800-382-RIDE (7433)

www.fairmontarealife.com

#FairmontAreaLife

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PLACES OF WORSHIP

INSIDE GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH

PLACES OF WORSHIP

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH

515 East 5th Street, Fairmont

507-235-8826

SHERBURN ASSEMBLY OF GOD

2 Cross Roads Drive, Sherburn

507-764-7491

BAPTIST

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH

218 East Creamery Street, Granada

507-525-1138

FAIRMONT BAPTIST CHURCH

1345 Albion Avenue, Fairmont

507-238-2790

CATHOLIC

HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH

2481 50th Street, Fairmont

507-235-5535 www.sjvhf.org

Fr Andrew Beerman

7:30am Sunday Sacrament of Reconciliation

8:00am Sunday Mass

CATHOLIC (CONT.)

ST. JOHN VIANNEY CATHOLIC CHURCH

901 South Prairie Avenue, Fairmont

507-235-5535 www.sjvhf.org

Fr Andrew Beerman sjv-church@midconetwork.com

4:15pm Saturday Sacrament of Reconciliation

5:00pm Saturday Mass

10:00am Sunday Mass

ST. LUKE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

303 South Lake Street, Sherburn

507-407-2944

EPISCOPAL

ST. MARTIN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

102 North Park Street, Fairmont

507-238-2686

EVANGELICAL FREE

BETHEL EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH

1125 South State Street, Fairmont

507-235-5513

EAST CHAIN EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH

507 280th Ave, Granada

507-773-4404 www.eastchain.com

Pastor Eric Hoehn

Youth Pastor Alex Andrews

9:00am Coffee and Rolls

9:30am Sunday School

10:30am Worship Service

PHOTO CREDIT: ALI SUBBERT (TOP)

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EVANGELICAL COVENANT

EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH OF TRIMONT

61 East Main Street, Trimont

507-639-4171

FAIRMONT EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH

901 Woodland Avenue, Fairmont

507-235-6407

LUTHERAN

EAST CHAIN LUTHERAN CHURCH

411 280th Ave, Blue Earth

507-773-4201

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH

61 East Apple Street, Trimont

507-639-7925

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)

300 South Grant Street, Fairmont

507-238-4418 www.gracelutheranchurch.org

Pastors Steve Berkeland and John Heille

office@gracelutheranchurch.org

6:00pm Saturday Evening Prayer

8:30am Traditional Service (September-May)

10:45am Contemporary Service (September-May)

9:30am Sunday Service (Summer Schedule)

All worships include communion

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH

315 North Seeley Ave, Dunnell

507-695-2710

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS)

1200 North North Avenue, Fairmont

507-238-1387

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH

2325 120th Ave, Ormsby

507-639-4111

SHEPHERD OF THE LAKES LUTHERAN (WELS)

323 East 1st Street, Fairmont

507-236-9572

ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH

108 South James Street, Northrop

507-436-5289

LUTHERAN (CONT.)

ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

110 East 4th Street North, Truman

507-776-2801

Rev Nathan W Rusert stpaul98@frontiernet.net

9:00am Devine Service

Communion 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays

ST. PETER LUTHERAN (Circle of Faith Parish)

301 South West Street, Ceylon

507-728-8259

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

31 West Main Street, Trimont

507-639-4111

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

102 North 7th Avenue East, Truman

507-776-4781 www.trinity-truman.org

Pastor Krista Strum trinitytruman@frontier.com

8:45am Worship Service

TRINITY LUTHERAN (Circle of Faith Parish)

204 2nd Street, Welcome

507-728-8259

WAVERLY LUTHERAN (Circle of Faith Parish)

1333 220th Street, Trimont

507-728-8259

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH - FRASER

1623 170th Street, Fairmont

507-235-5153

METHODIST

EAST CHAIN UNITED METHODIST

2519 50th Street, Fairmont

507-773-4293

TRIMONT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

111 East Apple Street

507-764-3212

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

119 East 2nd Street, Fairmont

507-235-5579

PLACES OF WORSHIP

ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

317 South Main Street, Sherburn

507-764-5312

ST. PAUL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

211 Budd Street, Fairmont

507-238-9491

(CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE)

www.fairmontarealife.com

#FairmontAreaLife

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PLACES OF WORSHIP

CHAPEL BELL TOWER AT HERITAGE ACRES

PLACES OF WORSHIP (CONTINUED)

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

319 Downtown Plaza, Fairmont

507-235-5382 www.fairmontucc.org

Rev Cory Germain ucc319@frontiernet.net

9:15am Sunday School

10:30am Worship (Fall –Spring, after Labor Day)

9:30am Worship (Summer, after Memorial Day)

ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

301 North Main Street, Fairmont

507-235-3500

Pastor Richard Abel sjucc@frontier.com

8:30am Sunday School

9:30am Worship Service

ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

214 North Dugan Street, Welcome

507-728-8248

TRUMAN CHURCH OF CHRIST

401 West Ciro Street, Truman

507-776-2671

ADDITIONAL PLACES OF WORSHIP

CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF FAIRMONT

625 Johnson Street, Fairmont

507-236-6338

Pastor Glen Davis fmtcc@frontiernet.net

10:30am Contemporary Worship

Free Christmas Dinner

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

425 Johnson Street, Fairmont

507-238-1651 www.lds.org

Pastor David Greer david.greer@gmail.com

10:00am Sacrament (Worship Service)

11:00am Sunday School/Primary

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL OF SHERBURN

212 North Prairie Street, Sherburn

507-764-5356

GRACE TABERNACLE

319 North Prairie, Fairmont

218-260-9195

KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

520 East 12th Street, Fairmont

507-235-5249

LAKEVIEW HEALTH SERVICES CHAPEL

610 Summit Drive, Fairmont

507-235-6606

SALVATION ARMY

114 East Blue Earth Ave, Fairmont

507-238-9797

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

1503 North State Street, Fairmont

PHOTO CREDIT: GREG ABEL (TOP), ALI SUBBERT (LEFT)

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PLACES OF WORSHIP




•RELIGION

•ENGINEERING






•ARTS

•MATH

and so much more!

HOURS

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Sat 7:30am-5pm

Sun 10am-3pm

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See us for your automotive travel needs!

We install wiper blades for travel safety!

1225 Blue Earth Ave.

Fairmont, MN • 507-235-3388

www.napastargroup.com

Martin Luther

High School

315 Martin Luther Drive

Northrop

Phone: 507-436-5249 Grades 9-12

www.martinlutherhs.com

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FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOLS

COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR ALL STUDENTS

www.Fairmont.k12.mn.us

FAIRMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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

ALL DAY EVERY DAY KINDERGARTEN

EXPANDED PRE SCHOOL PROGRAM

• READING & MATH ACCELERATION

FREE BREAKFAST FOR ALL STUDENTS

FIT & WELL PROGRAM FOR K-6 STUDENTS

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

@FairmontAreaSchools

FAIRMONT JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL

900 Johnson Street • (507) 238-4411

EXPANDED TECHNOLOGY OFFERINGS

ADVANCED PLACEMENT CLASSES

COLLEGE IN THE SCHOOLS CLASSES

VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS

FINE ARTS PROGRAM


OVER 40 EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

FAIRMONT ECFE

Early Childhood Family

Education and Preschool

A place for parents

and children

birth-5 years old

714 Victoria Street, Suite 101

(507) 235-6205

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

@FairmontECFE

“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

(507) 235-3141

Fairmont

Community Education

and Recreation

714 Victoria Street, Door 15A/Rm 158

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

@FairmontCER


SOUTHERN MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL CAMPUS (SMEC)

EDUCATION

OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIFELONG LEARNING

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,

and about 94 percent of Fairmont Junior/Senior High

School students graduated in 2018.

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.

Fairmont Community Education and Recreation

furnishes lifelong learning and recreational opportunities

for all ages, and partners with other organizations to

ensure a high quality of life for area residents.

PUBLIC & PRIVATE K-12 SCHOOLS

FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT #2752

PreK-12th Grade (507) 238-4234

GRANADA HUNTLEY EAST CHAIN (GHEC)

SCHOOL DISTRICT

PreK-12th Grade (507) 447-2211

MARTIN COUNTY WEST SCHOOL DISTRICT

PreK-12th Grade (507) 764-2330

TRUMAN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

PreK-12th Grade (507) 776-2111

PHOTO CREDIT: BENJAMIN LANDSTEINER (TOP)

CONTINUING EDUCATION

PRESENTATION COLLEGE (Fairmont)

Post-Secondary (SMEC) (507) 235-4658

COMMUNITY EDUCATION & RECREATION

Fairmont CER (507) 235-3141

GHEC CER (507) 447-2211

Martin County West CER (507) 764-2336

Truman CER (507) 327-6917

www.fairmontarealife.com

MARTIN LUTHER HIGH SCHOOL (Northrop)

9th-12th Grade (507) 436-5249

ST. JAMES LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Northrop)

PreK-12th Grade (507) 436-5289

ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Fairmont)

PreK-8th Grade (507) 238-9492

ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Truman)

PreK-8th Grade (507) 776-6541

ST. JOHN VIANNEY SCHOOL (Fairmont)

PreK-6th Grade (507) 235-5304

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7x9.625” Fairmont Area Life Visitor Guide

THE CARE

YOU NEED.

CLOSE

TO HOME.

The care you and your family use most often is available close to home — right in Fairmont.

• Cancer Care

• Emergency Medicine

• Family Medicine

• General Surgery

• Internal Medicine

• Obstetrics and Gynecology

• Orthopedic Care

• Urgent Care

• Urology

Visit mayoclinichealthsystem.org for more information about health care services available near you.

Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont

Call 507-238-8500 to schedule an appointment.


MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM IN FAIRMONT

HEALTHCARE

PHOTO CREDIT: MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEMS (TOP), ALI SUBBERT (RIGHT)

HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH

Thanks 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

population across southern Minnesota and northern

Iowa with a 25-bed critical access facility, and a 24-bed

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.

Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont is a

community-based health care provider that brings the

resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic to Fairmont

and surrounding areas. As part of a system of 60 sites

in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, the local medical

center serves the community through routine and

specialized care services, as well as on- and off-site

wellness support and community engagement. A

dedicated team of physicians, advanced practice

providers, visiting specialists and allied health staff care

for patients at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont

and its additional locations in Armstrong, Sherburn

and Truman. Mayo Clinic Health System is the largest

employer in Fairmont and continues to advance local

medical capabilities to keep patients healthier and

closer to home.

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

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physical therapists.

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.

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.

There are also a number of assisted living facilities,

offering both at home and on-site healthcare. These

include Goldfinch Estates, Ingleside, and Lakeview

Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont,

Temperance Lake Ridge in Sherburn, Trimont

Healthcare in Trimont, and Heartland Senior Living in

Truman.

UHD CLINIC IN FAIRMONT

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HEALTHCARE

1120 Birch Street, Fairmont, MN

Superior Dentistry. Beautiful Results.

Orthodontics • Laser • Mini Implants • Preventative Care • Cosmetic Dentistry

(507) 238-4276 | www.BirchStreetDentistry.com

Fairmont’s Most Complete

Senior Health Care Campus

(507) 235-6606

610 Summit Drive | Fairmont, MN 56031

www.lakeviewmethodist.org

INDEPENDENT LIVING

• 1-2 Bedroom Apartments

• Meal Plans Available

• Medication Set-Up

• Scheduled Transportation

• Maintenance Staff

• Full Kitchen

• Door Security System

• Urgency Call Response System

ASSISTED LIVING

• Urgent Call System

• 24-Hour Staff

• Medication Assistance

• 3 Meals Per Day

• Kitchenette and Private Bath

In Each Apartment

• Personal Care Plans Available

NURSING HOME CARE

• 24-Hour Nursing Care

• Social Services

• Spiritual Care

• Scheduled Activities

• 3 Meals Per Day

• IV Therapy

• Physical Therapy, Speech

Therapy, Occupational Therapy

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Vision Center

HEALTHCARE

Mon-Sat 9-7

Phone: 507-235-2523

Exams available Tues-Sat

Essential Oil Educator

Wellness Consults • Zyto Balance Scans • Ionic Foot Baths

Pharmacy

M-F 9-8, Sat 9-6,

Sun 10-6

Phone: 507-235-2517

Fax: 507-235-2519

Evie Anderson

507-236-5377

FULL-TIME & PART-TIME

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

To apply, visit us at:

jobs.thementornetwork.com

eviesessentials@gmail.com

www.mydoterra.com/evieanderson

Like and follow Evie’s Essentials Facebook Page

LOOKING FOR A CAREER CHANGE?

COME JOIN OUR TEAM!

“Life to the fullest.

Every day.”

202 DOWNTOWN PLAZA | FAIRMONT, MN | 507-238-9932

www.fairmontarealife.com

Los servicios de interpretacion estan disponibles

de manera gratuita. Visite la tienda Walmart local

para recibir ayuda.

(Interpreter Services are available at no cost.

Please visit your local Walmart for assistance.)

#FairmontAreaLife

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RELOCATION RESOURCES

(507) 235-9418

206 E. 3rd Street, Fairmont, MN

SERVING BUSINESS & RESIDENTIAL

NEEDS IN THE MARTIN COUNTY AREA

Computer Sales & Service

COMPUTERS | PRINTERS | SOFTWARE | REPAIR SERVICES

FIND US ON

FACEBOOK!

www.jlcomputersmn.com

• Personal & Business Tax Filings

• Financial Statement

Preparation

• General Ledger

• Payroll

• Timely and

Professional

Service

• Reasonably Priced

CERTIFIED PUBLIC

ACCOUNTANTS

PHONE#

(507) 238-4304

ADDRESS

51 Downtown Plaza

Fairmont, MN 56031

The

DIFFERENCE is

Hawkins

CHEVROLET

Our Family

Our People

Our Service

Our Selection

Our Pricing

Our Involvement

Your Satisfaction

The DIFFERENCE is Hawkins

Sara A. Pierce CPA, President

sara@pierceaccountingservices.com

www.HawkinsBestPrice.com | 507-238-4786

1304 E. Blue Earth Ave, Fairmont, MN 56031

F /HawkinsChevy

T @Hawkins_Chevy

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SUNSET AT SYLVANIA PARK BANDSHELL

RELOCATION RESOURCES

HELPING YOU MAKE YOUR BEST MOVE

PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID PARKER (TOP)

Looking 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. 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

Community/Relocation Info (507) 235-5547

VISIT FAIRMONT

(507) 235-8585

FAIRMONT CITY HALL

(507) 238-9461

MARTIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

(507) 238-3126

FAIRMONT POST OFFICE

(507) 235-6368

CAREERFORCE IN FAIRMONT

(507) 235-5518

UTILITIES

ELECTRICITY & WATER

City of Fairmont (507) 238-9461

NATURAL GAS

Minnesota Energy Resources (800) 889-9508

GARBAGE/RECYCLING

Waste Management (507) 235-9859

Hometown Sanitation (877) 545-4877

www.fairmontarealife.com

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 LINES BUS TICKETS

(800) 451-5333

FAIRMONT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

(507) 235-6160

#FairmontAreaLife

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WORKING IN MARTIN COUNTY

BUSINESS & INDUSTRY

The 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 county is the largest

producer in Minnesota for both hogs and corn, and it is

in the state’s top 10 for soybeans and cattle.

Thanks to our business-friendly climate and

experienced workforce, a number of agriculturalbased

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 780 businesses operating in

the city, including two Fortune 500 companies, 3M

and CHS. The population of Fairmont is approximately

10,500, but our businesses serve a much wider base

with well over 20,000 residents in Martin County alone.

NEWLY REBUILT MCDONALD’S

RESTAURANT IN FAIRMONT

PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID PARKER (TOP), BENJAMIN LANDSTEINER (LEFT)

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WORKING IN MARTIN COUNTY

ABOVE: CHS PROCESSING FACILITY IN FAIRMONT

OPERATES 24/7, CRUSHING APPROXIMATELY

110,000 BUSHELS OF SOYBEANS DAILY.

WORKFORCE

TOP EMPLOYERS

MAYO HEALTH SYSTEM

(FAIRMONT)

HY-VEE

WALMART

FAIRMONT FOODS

3M FAIRMONT

KAHLER AUTOMATION

AVERY WEIGH-TRONIX

TORGERSON PROPERTIES

REM HEARTLAND

LAKEVIEW METHODIST

HEALTH SERVICES

BANK MIDWEST

www.fedamn.com

The unemployment

rate in Martin County

is 4.2 percent, which

is on par with the

national average of 4.1

percent.

Of the roughly

10,000 residents aged

16 and over in the

county’s labor force,

nearly 5,000 are in

Fairmont, making

the city an attractive

prospect for potential

employers.

Local employers

report high

productivity,

motivation and

low absenteeism,

providing another

reason for companies

to relocate here – we

have been ranked as

the 13th best place in Minnesota to start a business.

Our most recent Regional Demographic and Economic

Profile shows that over 52 percent of Fairmont’s

population aged 18 to 25 has some college education or

an associate’s degree, and more than 17 percent of the

total population has a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.

This same profile reports an average commute time

of just 14.8 minutes, while almost half of the workforce

travels less than 10 minutes.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, RESOURCES AND

AN ECONOMIC PROFILE OF MARTIN COUNTY

OR THE FAIRMONT AREA, VISIT

www.FedaMN.com

FOR A FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL

BUSINESS CONSULTATION, CONTACT

www.MartinCountyEDA.org

#FairmontMN

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WORKING IN MARTIN COUNTY

GET QUICK CASH

877-881-3456

partnersfundinginc.com

923 N State St | Fairmont, MN 56031

YOUR COMPANY

How—it—

WORKS

CREATES INVOICES

SEND TO US

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Welcome to Everidge!

The Everidge brands ThermalRite, CrownTonka, ICS and

LoTemp Doors provide refrigerated products, such as walk-in

coolers and freezers, blast chillers, prep tables, vacuum

sealers and other refrigeration components nationwide.

WORKING IN MARTIN COUNTY

Fairmont has been operating for over 70

years and employs approximately 150 people

locally. Globally there are 90,000 ers

supporting over 46 core technologies.

Technology Advancing Every Company

Products Enhancing Every Home

Innovation Improving Every Life

Employment Opportunities and Community:

Our company is proud to be a part of the Winnebago

community here in Minnesota, located at 304 Main Street North.

For more information about products or career opportunities,

please visit www.everidge.com. For local information, please

contact Norma Martin, 507-893-3888, ext. 6101,

or apply on line at: http://tinyurl.com/j2tfm3b

www.fedamn.com

#FairmontMN

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AGRICULTURE

(507) 238-2008

1-800-336-6037

MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE

O N L I N E

BaconCapitalUSA.com

Serving our customers for 103 years with

the core values of integrity, professionalism,

commitment, teamwork and charity.

Fairmont Office

1501 S. State St.

Fairmont, MN 56031

Your farm tax expert.

Trimont Office

220 Main St. W.

Trimont, MN 56176

507-235-3377

1295 Hwy 15 South

Fairmont, MN 56031

WE OFFER:

• Personal Financial Planning

• Tax Planning & Preparation

• Corporations/Partnerships

• Certified QuickBooks

ProAdvisor

• Financial Statements

www.PetersonAnthony.com

FREE complimentary review of tax situations & returns

www.evcpa.com

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MARTIN COUNTY FEATURES A DIVERSE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY

AGRICULTURE

AN INDUSTRY OF

GROWTH

As the number two-ranked region in the state for

agricultural production, farming plays a huge role in

Martin County – it makes up a substantial percentage 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 two

million market pigs every year.

BACON CAPITAL USA

Did you know that Martin County is Bacon Capital

USA? Martin County is the #1 pork producing county

in MN and the pork industry helps drive the economy

of Martin County and Minnesota. Bacon Capital USA

is a group that promotes our county and the huge

impact agriculture has on our community and economy,

especially pork.

Their website features Bacon Capital USA

merchandise, recipes and events related to pork in

Martin County and beyond. Watch for the Bacon Capital

USA mascot, Marti C. Magic at events all around the

Midwest promoting our county!

TO CONNECT WITH ALL THINGS PORK VISIT

www.BaconCapitalUSA.com

MARTIN COUNTY AG FACTS

APPROXIMATELY 897 FARMS COVER ROUGHLY

428,672 ACRES

RANKS NUMBER ONE IN THE STATE AND TOP 10

IN THE NATION FOR HOG PRODUCTION

THERE ARE ABOUT 13,000 HEAD OF

BEEF AND MILK COWS

GRAIN HARVEST

TYPICALLY RANKS IN THE TOP 5 COUNTIES IN MINNESOTA

FOR BOTH CORN AND SOYBEAN PRODUCTION

IN 2016, THE MARTIN COUNTY PORK INDUSTRY

GENERATED OVER $900 MILLION BETWEEN GROSS

INCOME AND ECONOMIC SPINOFF

PRODUCES ABOUT 200-230 MILLION GALLONS OF

ETHANOL ANNUALLY

www.fedamn.com

#FairmontMN

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LAND & TRANSPORTATION

LOCAL ETHANOL PLANT

LAND AVAILABILITY

Fairmont has a fully serviced industrial park with 62

acres of land available. Seventeen of those acres are

certified under Minnesota’s Shovel Ready Certification

Program.

The city also has two commercial subdivisions that are

shovel ready, with state highway and interstate access.

Lot sizes vary from 1.5 to 5 acres. Land and buildings

with immediate access to utilities are also available for

housing, retail and commercial developments.

FOR UP-TO-DATE LAND

AND BUILDING INFORMATION VISIT

www.FedaMN.com

TRANSPORTATION

OPTIONS

Fairmont is easily accessible, thanks to its close

proximity to Interstate 90, railway links, and its municipal

airport. It is centrally located between the three major

cities of Sioux Falls, Rochester and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Fairmont Municipal Airport has a 5,500 feet runway,

a 3,300 feet crosswind runway, a modern terminal with

pilots’ lounge, fuel service, rental car availability, and

nearby hotel/motel accommodations.

The city also has dual rail access through Union

Pacific and Canadian Pacific, and bus routes are

provided by Martin County Transit and Jefferson Bus

Lines.

90

29

90

www.FedaMN.com

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BUSINESS SERVICES & SUPPORT

FAIRMONT AREA CHAMBER

OF COMMERCE

(507) 235-5547 www.FairmontChamber.org

The chamber serves as a strong, non-profit professional

organization whose mission is to promote a healthy business

climate. We achieve this through leadership, communication,

and education. Our goal is to provide improved programs and

services to enhance the business climate and community through

advocacy, promotion, networking and resources.

CITY OF FAIRMONT COMMUNITY

DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

(507) 238-3925 www.Fairmont.org/community-development

The Community Development Department is a one-stop shop

for all development needs, including economic development,

planning and zoning, and building codes. The department

promotes all commercial, industrial and residential activity,

coordinating everything from site reviews to incentives.

CAREERFORCE IN FAIRMONT

(507) 235-5518

CareerForce in Fairmont works with partners to help job

seekers find employment and area businesses to find the skilled

workers they need. Services include classes, workshops and other

trainings, as well as career fairs.

FAIRMONT ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

(507) 238-3925 www.FedaMN.com

The mission of the FEDA is to maintain Fairmont as a quality

community through business retention, expansion, and a

favorable business climate. The FEDA has created a strategic

plan that includes six major economic development components

– retention, financing, workforce development, recruitment, site

development, and housing.

MARTIN COUNTY ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

(507) 238-3126 www.MartinCountyEDA.org

The MCEDA partners with the Regional Center for

Entrepreneurial Facilitation to provide one-on-one free and

confidential business consulting, training, and mentorship to

individuals, start-ups, and established businesses across many

industries in Martin County through a facilitation program called

IGNITE. Our mission is to Inspire Growth and Nurture Innovative

Talent through Empowerment.

BUSINESS RESOURCES

Welcome To Fairmont!

Your Independent Insurance Agency

206 N. State Street, PO Box 112, Fairmont, MN

Specializing in:

Bruce Peters

Anne Reutzel

www.fedamn.com

#FairmontMN

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

FAIRMONT AREA CHAMBER MEMBERS LISTED IN BOLD

3M 59

AMBIANCE ON ALBION 13

BACON CAPITAL USA 60

BANK MIDWEST 35

BEAN TOWN GRILL 13

BIRCH STREET DENTISTRY 52

BOWLMOR LANES & LOUNGE 10

CARPET PLUS 11

CAVERS REALTY 41

CCF BANK 14

CENTER CREEK ORCHARD 22

CENTURY 21 - NORTHLAND REALTY 40

CHANNEL INN 14

CHINA BUFFET 13

CULLIGAN WATER CONDITIONING 41

DAN’S APPLIANCE 10

DEE’S FLORAL 10

DOOLITTLE’S CARPET 10

ELIZABETH CHEVROLET 17

ERPELDING, VOIGT & CO, LLP 60

EVERIDGE 59

EVIE’S ESSENTIALS 53

EXIT REALTY - GREAT PLAINS 40

E-Z WASH LAUNDROMAT 16

FAIRMONT AQUATIC PARK 22

FAIRMONT AREA CALENDAR 35

FAIRMONT AREA LIFE 2

FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOLS 48

FAIRMONT EDA (BREAK GROUND) 62

FAIRMONT FORD 11

FAIRMONT GLOWS PARADE 37

FAIRMONT LAKES FOUNDATION 27

FAIRMONT LIQUOR STORE 35

FAIRMONT OPERA HOUSE 20

FAREWAY 15

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UCC 47

FIRST FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK 47

FLEET & FARM SUPPLY 11

GOOD NEWS BOOKSTORE 9

GRAHAM TIRE

INSIDE FRONT

GREAT PLAINS/PARTNERS FUNDING 58

HAWKINS CHEVROLET 54

HERITAGE ACRES 8

HY-VEE 14

INGLESIDE 53

INTERLAKEN GOLF CLUB 20

JL COMPUTERS 54

KAHLER AUTOMATION 59

KRUEGER REALTY 40

LAKEVIEW FUNERAL HOME 43

LAKEVIEW HEALTH SERVICES 52

MARINA LODGE 17

MARTIN COUNTY PIONEER MUSEUM 7

MARTIN COUNTY VETERAN SERVICES 7

MARTIN COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL 7

MARTIN LUTHER HIGH SCHOOL 47

MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM 50

NAPA AUTO PARTS 47

NEWCOMERS AND NEIGHBORS 38

PETERS INSURANCE AGENCY 63

PETERSON ANTHONY INSURANCE 60

PIERCE ACCOUNTING & TAX SERVICES 54

PRAIRIE LAKES TRANSIT 43

PROFINIUM FINANCIAL 39

THE RANCH RESTAURANT 13

RED ROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS 20

REM HEARTLAND 53

RICHARD’S AUTO REPAIR & TOWING 11

SLUMBERLAND FURNITURE 10

TACO JOHN’S 14

TAMI’S ON THE AVE 13

TECH BUILDERS 5

THATE’S TREE SERVICE 1

TPI HOSPITALITY 18

UNITED HOSPITAL DISTRICT

INSIDE BACK

US BANK 17

VISIT FAIRMONT 2

WALMART VISION CENTER 53

WHITETAIL RIDGE

BACK COVER

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