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Thompson ran unopposed for 33 years as auditor

July 21, 2019 According to an Economic News Release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average number of years a person stays at their job is 4.6 years. Apparently John Thompson did not get that memo. more »»

Broderick says goodbye while Zierke says hello at PFH

July 21, 2019 Rena Zierke has just become the new face at Patton Funeral Hom. more »»

It’s official; new leader in W’bago

July 14, 2019 It is official. The city of Winnebago filled the position of city administrator last Tuesday evening, July 9, when they approved a contract with Jacob Skluzacek. more »»

Audit shows BE funds all in good shape

July 14, 2019 At their last meeting the Blue Earth City Council received some good news about their finances for last year. more »»

Wells sinkhole creates big problem

July 14, 2019 The city of Wells made a post on their Facebook page on July 1 stating, “NOTICE: The city compost site is closed until likely later tomorrow due to fixing a sinkhole. more »»

Minnesota author Krueger speaks at Elmore event center

July 14, 2019 Minnesota author William Kent Krueger was in Elmore last Thursday afternoon and evening, as part of a program sponsored by the Friends of the Elmore Public Library Group. more »»

Vacant house causing council fits

July 7, 2019 The Blue Earth City Council has been taking an aggressive approach to trying to get rid of unsafe and uninhabitable houses in the city. more »»

Esser tabbed to take over for Thompson

July 7, 2019 The Faribault County Commissioners did not have to look too far to find someone to fill the position being vacated by John Thompson later this summer. more »»

Repair work continues on Easton church

July 7, 2019 Progress is being made on restoring Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church so services may once again be held in the structure. more »»

Blue Earth’s Jolly Green Giant turns 40!

July 7, 2019 Summer’s in the air. We have a giant plan for a giant filled summer. Please join us in beautiful Blue Earth for a summer full of food, fun and festivities. more »»

‘Bago wants to make an offer

June 30, 2019 The city of Winnebago is one step closer to filling the city administrator’s position which has been vacant since former administrator, Chris Ziegler, resigned from the post on Feb. 22. more »»

Emily Lang is the new face at chamber

June 30, 2019 The Blue Earth Chamber of Commerce’s new executive director may be originally from northern Minnesota, but she is not totally unfamiliar with Blue Earth. more »»

BEA wants Winnebago to wait until Nov.

June 30, 2019 “We want to be good neighbors and help out, but we entered into an agreement” interim superintendent Dr. Jerry Jensen said. more »»

Frustration over USC sign cost

June 23, 2019 “This isn’t choosing a sign over a teacher,” were United South Central School Board member Jon Feist’s words to the public when it came to the topic of spending up to $39,000 on a new LED messaging... more »»

Hank Williams has a new home in BE

June 23, 2019 It turns out that Hank Williams moved from California to Blue Earth last week. more »»

W’bago concerned over takeover date

June 23, 2019 Concerns regarding the actual date of when the city of Winnebago can take over and begin renovating the former Winnebago school building dominated the discussion at a special work session of the... more »»

Skaden named BEA’s 2019 Eddy Award winner

June 23, 2019 Justin Skaden not only works hard to keep our school looking nice, but he goes above and beyond to interact with the students. more »»

Organic farming in BE

June 23, 2019 Taking West 14th Street out southwest of Blue Earth, driving onto a gravel road just past Highland Drive, tucked away in a quaint corner of the county is the home of Blue Dirt Farm. more »»

Hemp hits Winnebago

June 23, 2019 Diversity in farming is nothing new. Farmers have been growing different crops and raising a variety of livestock for decades in an effort to not have all of their eggs in one baske. more »»

New BEA superintendent is ready

June 16, 2019 It has been a long and winding road for Mandy Fletcher to reach her next destination as the new superintendent of Blue Earth Area School. more »»



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