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City councils need to keep actions, decisions at meetings

October 19, 2009 The Winnebago City Council is getting some more bad publicity this week, in the Register and other area newspapers. It is not the first time they have been under fire from the local press. more »»

One person can make your day

October 19, 2009 The hours are long, the pay is not as much as one would like and there are some people you deal with who aren’t the most courteous. Yet, I’d have to admit I love my job. more »»

What would Minnesota be like without the Twins and Vikings?

October 12, 2009 First, a clarification. This column was written on Wednesday of this past week, after the Twins defeated the Tigers, but before they faced the Yankees. more »»

BEA District needs excess levy

October 12, 2009 In November 2004, the residents of Blue Earth Area Schools approved an excess levy of $650 per pupil unit. more »»

This newsman has traveled the world and written about it all

October 5, 2009 When former Blue Earth resident Al Eisele showed up for his class reunion last month, I wonder if anyone asked him what he has been up to since graduation? The more appropriate question... more »»

Questions city charge for karts

October 5, 2009 To the Editor This letter to the editor is written regarding a subject that has caused much discussion with the Blue Earth City Council, i.e.: the go-kart trac. more »»

A pilgrimage to BE to find his great-grandfather's church

September 28, 2009 Blue Earth had a couple of interesting visitors last week. Both were on journeys having to do with religion. more »»

Mock emergency should make us all feel a little safer

September 21, 2009 If you were in Blue Earth on Wednesday night – or Winnebago for that matter – you probably heard some sirens, or saw an ambulance or fire truck roaring past with their lights blazin. more »»

Airport extension, community investment

September 21, 2009 To The Editor: Several years ago, we received a survey regarding the viability of expanding the runway length at Blue Earth Airport as well as adding an adjacent taxiway. more »»

Signs, signs, everywhere are signs — except for here

September 12, 2009 Despite the old 1960s song to the contrary – which says there are too many signs in the world – signs are important. more »»

Getting bugged walking up and down the same old street

September 7, 2009 This has been a strange summer in many ways. One way is the weathe. more »»

We might see you on the new and improved CU photo site

August 24, 2009 Over the past couple of years, readers of the Faribault County Register have seen us promote not only our Register Web site, but our CU site as well. more »»

City budgets, levies cause big headaches for local councils

August 17, 2009 Most cities in the area are beginning their budget-creation process for 2010. That includes coming up with a property tax levy amount for next year. more »»

Pets need foster home volunteers

August 17, 2009 To the Editor: The Faribault County Humane Society is proud to be approaching our 100th adoption during our first year. We thank you all for your continued suppor. more »»

Youth wonder what they signed up for on this trip

August 10, 2009 A group of 25 Lutheran youth from Blue Earth and Bricelyn, along with five chaperones, traveled to New Orleans recently for a large gathering of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) synod... more »»

Is the government prepared for an H1N1 flu pandemic?

August 3, 2009 Just listening to Blue Earth Chamber Executive Director Shelly Greimann’s story about her granddaughter’s battle against the Novel H1N1 virus brought shivers and tears. more »»

Wonders why jail painting not done by local contractor

August 3, 2009 To the Editor; As the groundbreaking draws near for our new jail, the opening continues to be delayed. more »»

You never know what you might find at the county fair

July 27, 2009 This whole open class entry deal at the county fair has puzzled me for years. more »»

He left Blue Earth for the olive, wine country of New Zealand

July 19, 2009 Elsewhere in this issue of the Register you can read the story of former Blue Earth resident Mike Hanson and his efforts to bring New Zealand olive oil to the United States in general, and Minnesota... more »»

How did this red locomotive get on a Blue Earth railroad track?

July 13, 2009 I got a nice surprise last Thursday when I showed up for a free train ride to Fairmont. The Union Pacific Railroad invited many local people to ride along on an Operation Lifesaver trip. more »»



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