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Records published Oct. 3, 2022

The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.

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Fire destroys three buildlings in downtown Fairfax Sunday

FAIRFAX — Three buildings housing two businesses were destroyed by fire early Sunday, and two other buildings were damaged.

The fire was reported about 4:35 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Park Street South and Second Avenue Southeast.

The structures holding the two businesses were fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.

Nearby buildings housing the U.S. Post Office and the Lion’s Den had minor damage.

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The scene is currently being investigated by the Minnesota State Fire Marshal's Office; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Fairfax Police Department and Fairfax Fire Department.

Fairfax Fire Department, Rescue and Ambulance was assisted by Franklin Fire Department, Gibbon Fire Department, Hector Fire Department, Morton Fire Department, Winthrop Fire Department, Morgan Fire Department, Sleepy Eye Fire Department, New Ulm Fire Department, Renville County Sheriff’s Office and Central Region Cooperative.

Fight on the bus

WILLMAR — A Central Community Transit bus driver activated an emergency button because of a fight on a bus Friday afternoon in the 1000 block of 30th Street Northwest. Five officers were dispatched to the incident. No arrests are listed in the initial complaint report.

Arrests

WILLMAR — A 37-year-old man was arrested late Friday in the 2600 block of First Street South on suspicion of felony domestic assault, third-degree driving while impaired and drug possession.
He remained in custody at the Kandiyohi County Jail waiting for a court appearance.

WILLMAR — A 53-year-old man was arrested Friday morning in the 1100 block of Second Street Southeast on a warrant from Florida. He was in custody at the Kandiyohi County Jail Sunday.

Property damage

DATELINE — A resident reported Saturday morning that syrup, flour and sardines had been smeared on their house in the 300 block of 17th Street Northwest.

Theft

WILLMAR — A resident in the 1500 block of Becker Avenue Southeast reported late Saturday that $840 had been stolen from her purse.

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