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Outside the classroom...and the country

October 16, 2016 Picture 21 eighth-graders, together on a nine-hour flight from France to rural Minnesota, where they will spend a little more than four full days immersed in Midwestern America. more »»

Winnebago gives back to Main Street building

October 16, 2016 In an effort not only to compensate for building repairs but enhance the appeal of its downtown, the Winnebago City Council voted Tuesday to offer $10,000 in aid to local resident Jens Hodges, owner... more »»

New USC coordinator here to help FariCARES

October 16, 2016 Faribault County has shown they really care about their youth. more »»

German student knew all about Blue Earth Area

October 16, 2016 Most of the time, a foreign exchange student is a little apprehensive and nervous as they prepare to leave their home country to go stay with strangers, live in a town somewhere in the U.S. more »»

International speaker to visit BEA HS

October 10, 2016 Allen Griffin, an international motivational speaker and former All-American basketball player, will bring his story to Blue Earth on Wednesday, Oct. more »»

Almost done

October 9, 2016 With the Main Street project nearing completion, the downtown Blue Earth businesses are ready to celebrate finally having access to the fronts of their businesses – after a summer of construction ou... more »»

County Board receives a special flag

October 9, 2016 There was a new decoration in the Faribault County Board of Commissioners room on Tuesday. A record-breaking on. more »»

Meeting gets heated in Verona

October 9, 2016 Three people voted to repeal Verona Township’s 17-year-old zoning ordinance on Monday. And a whole lot more than three people stood against the. more »»

‘Things are a lot more flat around here’

October 9, 2016 Eivind (pronounced Ivan) Kristiansen is 17 years old. He lives in Norway with his family, consisting of his mother, Anne; his father, Gunnar; and his three siblings. more »»

Board now in charge of bus system

October 2, 2016 By Saturday, Oct. 1, the Prairie Lakes Transit will be in county hands. more »»

Coming home to a newly remodeled house

October 2, 2016 With a few tears welling up in her eyes, Maria Louisa Garcia addressed the crowd in her living room. Her living room. At 513 E. 10th St. more »»

Finding a home in Winnebago, a far cry from Thailand

October 2, 2016 Back in Thailand, Worawee Tiewyungyong likes going to the mall. more »»

Wells parking lot raises questions

September 30, 2016 “What’s the deal with the parking lot in back of Musser and True?Value?” That was what Milt Peterson, a concerned citizen of Wells, asked his City Council during their regular meeting earlier this... more »»

A Buccaneer leap!

September 25, 2016 The homecoming royalty candidates at Blue Earth Area High School were jumping for joy when this photo was taken. more »»

Unhappy neighbors

September 25, 2016 Decisions, decisions. The Faribault County Board of Commissioners had plenty of those to make Tuesday, and they had quite an audience to do so. more »»

Deputy case is settled

September 25, 2016 A year-and-a-half investigation into possible misconduct by a Faribault County Sheriff’s deputy, Shane Dulac, his eventual termination from employment, and the subsequent filing of a grievance for... more »»

BE proposes 10.7% tax levy hike

September 25, 2016 The 2017 levy is set. The preliminary one, that is. Blue Earth’s City Council reviewed the tax proposal at Monday’s meeting, agreeing to move forward with a total levy of $1,496,413. more »»

Blue Earth 5-year-old finds owner of lost ring in record time

September 25, 2016 Sept. 4 was a nice, late-summer day when five-year-old Etta Clay and her mother decided to not only go for a little walk, but to play on the Blue Earth Area Elementary School playground. more »»

Look under the hood

September 25, 2016 While vehicles have changed a lot in the past few decades, and become better, they still require some maintenance and it’s a good idea to have them checked out before winter hits. more »»

Wells, winter and windows

September 25, 2016 When it comes to winter, sometimes energy bills can get rather costly. And, you have tried all of the tricks of the trade to cover your windows and doors. more »»



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