Four Steps That Will Change The World

Anyone who has spent time with my sister Bonnie will notice a few things that set her apart from average. You may find her wiping around the sink in a public bathroom or in her kitchen washing plastic bags and aluminum foil, then storing them for reuse. Our mother’s words still echo a simple direction:…

Martin County Broadband Survey

Martin County BROADBAND SURVEY Martin County, Minnesota is seeking information concerning internet services.The goal of this survey is to understand how the levels of Internet Service in Martin County affect you at work and at home. CLICK HERE to see the survey. Love it or hate it, we want to know! This information will be…

State Gains 7,300 Jobs in June

ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 7,300 jobs in June, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Those gains, however, were largely offset by figures from May that were revised from 1,900 jobs lost to 8,400 jobs lost. Over the past 12 months, the state…

Fairmont Area Retail Analysis

CONTINUED STEADY GROWTH The Minnesota Department of Revenue releases sales tax information each spring for the year that ended about 15 months earlier. The latest information indicates that Fairmont’s taxable retail and service sales increased over 13% between 2010 and 2013, reaching an estimated total of $92 million. The largest increase in dollar sales was…

Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map Workshop – July 14

Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce is helping small businesses grow their presence online with a Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map workshop, which will feature a lesson about getting found on google search and maps. The workshop will be hosted Thursday July 14, 2016 at Southern Minnesota Education Campus room 012 from 9am to…