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Staffing in Wells debated

April 16, 2017 Citizens of Wells may be waiting a little longer in line at City Hall. Why? Wells City Hall is short on staff. more »»

BEA board has movie night at meeting

April 16, 2017 It was movie night at the Blue Earth Area School Board meeting last Monday night. Actually, the board members watched two different videos during the course of the meeting. more »»

Small truck, big mission – with a Chicago twist

April 16, 2017 Parked in front of a vacant storefront along Highway 169 in Elmore, home to just over half a thousand people in one of the rural pockets of Southern Minnesota, is a bright orange food truc. more »»

Tourism season begins, bikers pass by tasting local brew

April 16, 2017 On a regular Friday night, Blue Earth’s Oswald Brewery has a pretty good pack of patrons plentifully piping brews into their glasses and partaking in the local scuttlebutt. more »»

Blue Earth’s No. 1 woman

April 16, 2017 The Mitchell Chautauqua Circle, a 125-year-old national group first created by a Methodist school teacher who started a group for women who were unable to attend college, annually selects a woman fo... more »»

An author of life

April 16, 2017 What do you do if you are 88 years old and your head is full of stories? Well, in the case of long-time Blue Earth area resident Victor Johnson, you write them down and publish them as a book. more »»

Fighting the winds of change

April 9, 2017 When the Coalition for Rural Property Rights stormed the Faribault County Courthouse on Tuesday, it was not an officially licensed organization. more »»

Big buck projects

April 9, 2017 Already looking at a $5 million wastewater treatment plant upgrade this year, the Blue Earth City Council spent much of their meeting last Monday night studying two other projects – a new housing... more »»

They all walked away

April 9, 2017 A small, light airplane crash landed onto a field four miles south of Blue Earth, just south of the Blue Earth Airport. The accident occurred on Sunday night, April 2, at 10:21 p.m. more »»

Winnebago City Hall staff knows how to work together

April 9, 2017 The team that helps run Faribault County’s small-town Winnebago is a large one, spreading well outside of the confines of City Hall, Main Street’s Municipal Cente. more »»

New team, same dream

April 9, 2017 The North Main Street block that houses Jay’s Shop in Blue Earth has been noted for its transportation services since the 1940s. more »»

Caring for the classics

April 9, 2017 With the chug of the engine and a whiff of exhaust, Gene Kauffmann’s restored 1931 Ford Model A hiccupped to life. more »»

KBEW soon to have new ownership

April 2, 2017 There was big news at the KBEW AM and FM radio stations in Blue Earth this week. The station has been sold to a company from Yankton, South Dakota, called Riverfront Broadcasting, LLC. more »»

USC School institutes a new ‘Tipline’

April 2, 2017 United South Central School is taking another step towards combatting bullying and other on-campus concerns by creating an anonymous tipline. more »»

Chick-fil-A plans new BE restaurant

April 2, 2017 In the first of what could ultimately be a long list of steps toward the construction of a new business plaza near the intersection of Highway 169 and Interstate 90 in Blue Earth, Chick-fil-A... more »»

BEA’s CrossFit phenom ranks among world’s best

April 2, 2017 Forget Ironmans and marathons. Hadley Mensing, a junior at Blue Earth Area High School, is all about CrossFi. more »»

Minnesota’s earliest tornado

March 26, 2017 The severe storm that uprooted trees, deroofed buildings and overturned a camper on March 6 in Pihl’s Park, near Wells, actually included a tornado. And not just any twiste. more »»

USC also cuts arts position

March 26, 2017 Blue Earth Area is not the only school district making alterations to its classes due to a lack of kindergarten students in regards to classroom projections for next year. more »»

Former Seneca manager charged

March 26, 2017 A former Seneca Foods manager has been charged with two felony counts of theft after allegedly stealing more than $35,000 in personal credit charges to company cards as well as other financial... more »»

BE studies possible new pool slide

March 26, 2017 With their second meeting of March falling on the first official day of spring, Monday, March 20, the Blue Earth City Council turned their attention to several items dealing with this coming summer... more »»



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