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Big Day in Blue Earth

October 9, 2013 - Chuck Hunt
Today, Wednesday, Oct. 9, was a big day in Blue Earth. So big, it was giant. First, the town was renamed from Blue Earth to Orange Earth by official decree from the mayor, Rick Scholtes. Don't worry, I think your mail will still get to your old Blue Earth address. Besides, I think the Zip Code stays the same. Secondly, the Green Giant statue was given an orange toga and the whole event was filmed and photographed and will probably be on the state and national television stations and network and also in dozens of daily newspapers across the U.S. It was all part of a nationwide anti-bullying campaign called Unity Day and Bullying Prevention Month. You can read all about it in the next Faribault County Register. And if you catch the news tonight or tomorrow morning, maybe you will see it for yourself. Or you can go to the Register's Facebook page and catch a couple of videos of the event for yourself. And if that is not enough for one day in our fair city, we got Googled as well. The Google Earth street mapping car was seen cruising up and down Blue Earth's Main Street this afternoon. It was a funny little car with a derrick-type structure on the roof and a lady bug colored round camera atop it. It was hard to miss. Especially since it was painted with Google Earth on the sides. So if you were walking down Main Street after lunch today you were probably filmed and will soon show up when someone goes to Google Earth and locates Blue Earth and then "travels" down Main Street. It is fun. Have you ever tried it? If you don't know how to do it yourself, ask any kid. So now, for the next few years or until Google Earth comes back, the Green Giant will be sporting an orange toga when you video tour the town.


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