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Blue Earth native opens business out of life-long passion

December 10, 2017 Born and raised in Blue Earth, Dale Henke has always been what he calls a “tinkerer.” It started when his father would bring home broken phones from the Blue Earth telephone company. more »»

BE Council discusses new revenue ideas

December 10, 2017 While the 2018 budget and levy dominated discussion at last Monday’s Blue Earth City Council meeting, the council members also discussed a couple of possible new revenue sources. more »»

Residents don’t want wind turbines

December 3, 2017 Despite numerous protests from rural residents of Faribault County, the county’s Planning and Zoning Commission voted in favor of two conditional use permits (CUP) for wind power company EDF... more »»

Wells budget gets worked on

December 3, 2017 The Wells City Council spent an hour prior to their regularly scheduled meeting last Monday, Nov. 27, to go into closed session to continue their discussion on LELS labor negotiations. more »»

Assault incident remains under an investigation

December 3, 2017 While residents of the Blue Earth Area School District have been wondering what is going to be the outcome of the incident involving four football players allegedly assaulting a teammate at a party... more »»

Timmerman is the new judge

December 3, 2017 Last Thursday Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointments of Stephen Ferrazzano and Troy Timmerman as District Court judges in Minnesota’s Fifth Judicial District. more »»

Well-known local radio personality steps back from the mic

December 3, 2017 When Kevin Benson was a young boy in Winthrop, Minnesota, he wanted to be one of three things when he grew up. An airline pilot, owner of a sports store, or a radio announcer. more »»

Board hears from residents

November 26, 2017 Nearly 200 people filled the multi-purpose room at the Blue Earth Area Elementary School last Monday night to attend the monthly BEA School Board meetin. more »»

BEA students facing felony charges in alleged assault

November 26, 2017 Wyatt Eugene Tungland, 18, of Frost, has been charged with two felony counts of assault. more »»

Fire pension discussed by City Council

November 26, 2017 During the Blue Earth City Council work session last Monday, council members explored the possibility of a $12,000 cut to the city budget by cutting a donation to the pension plan of the city’s fire... more »»

County honors a long-time volunteer

November 26, 2017 Clarann Sayre of Faribault County took center stage at last Tuesday’s County Board meeting. more »»

Bruss-Heitner Boutique showcases local artisanal gifts

November 26, 2017 On March 1, 1997, the Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells received a new funeral director by the name of Sue Nasinec, who originally hailed from Ellendale. more »»

USC board updated on World’s Best Workforce idea

November 26, 2017 The United South Central School Board was invited by Edna Husman to discuss last year’s results and goals from the World’s Best Workforce and to move forward with next year’s goals during their... more »»

FCDC votes to dissolve

November 19, 2017 After the members of the Faribault County Development Corporation (FCDC) voted last Monday evening to dissolve the entity, local economic development groups have been wondering, ‘what do we do now?”... more »»

EDAs look at CEDA to take over

November 19, 2017 Two members of an economic development assistance organization say they would like the chance to provide services to the communities in Faribault County. more »»

Five volleyballers recognized

November 19, 2017 After a successful season that included claiming the conference title in the East Division of the Big South Conference, the Blue Earth Area Buccaneer volleyball team now learned they had four player... more »»

Big economic development news in Blue Earth; Bomgaars coming

November 19, 2017 The city of Blue Earth received some big news this past Thursday when it was announced that a business will be moving into the closed Walmart building this next spring. more »»

No back-in parking in Winnebago

November 19, 2017 During last Tuesday’s Winnebago City Council meeting, the idea of adding back-in angle parking spaces to the downtown area was brought up. more »»

Search for Wells administrator begins

November 19, 2017 With Wells’ former city administrator gone, the city and its staff have been working hard at not only finding a replacement as quickly as possible, but also at keeping up with the hefty amounts of... more »»

A family man, a community member, a director, a mentor

November 19, 2017 We open this scene with a young man in a small town in Minnesota. Minnesota Lake, to be exact. Our young protagonist is in school with his classmates. more »»



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