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County’s Highway Dept. has issues

May 21, 2017 Differences in union and non-union employee insurance within Faribault County’s Highway Department have county engineer Mark Daly concerned for Public Works’ effectiveness, the group’s shorthanded... more »»

A new Public Works building for BE

May 21, 2017 They have been talking about it for over five years, but last Monday the Blue Earth City Council finally took a first step towards building a new Public Works building. more »»

‘The Dead Relatives Society’ is alive and well

May 21, 2017 They call themselves the “Dead Relatives Society.” It’s not something from the movie titled “Dead Poets Society,” and it is not some secret mafia hitman organization eithe. more »»

Super Bowl police?

May 14, 2017 Police business had the spotlight at Tuesday’s Winnebago City Council meeting, when everything from Super Bowl LII protection to squad-car computer upgrades prompted discussion and support from the... more »»

Auditor’s report contains cautions

May 14, 2017 There are pros and cons to living in any small town. more »»

Sisters go up for sale

May 14, 2017 The Blue Earth Economic Development Authority (EDA) voted Thursday morning to proceed with a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Three Sisters buildings in downtown Blue Earth. more »»

BEA staff looks at ‘13 Reasons Why’

May 14, 2017 Educators nationwide have plotted ways to defuse its potential impact, and the National Association of Psychologists says it may lead “impressionable viewers to romanticize” suicide or “develop... more »»

Rasmussen wedges her way into wrestling history books

May 14, 2017 At the end of April, Kelli Rasmussen took the mat in Las Vegas, ready to vie for national recognition in a Masters competition on behalf of the Minnesota Storm, a wrestling club with Olympic athlete... more »»

Courthouse camera causes concern

May 7, 2017 With construction for an elevator security camera delayed by more than 200 days, the Faribault County Board of Commissioners debated Tuesday whether or not to play “hardball” in the name of safety a... more »»

BEA’s Pirsig signs with the Titans

May 7, 2017 Blue Earth is known, more than anything else, for its Jolly Green Giant. The statue is a beacon for one of Minnesota’s southernmost towns. It is a treasure of the city’s landscape. more »»

Airport building approved

May 7, 2017 After nearly a year delay – and no construction start date yet set – the Blue Earth City Council voted yes to accept a bid for the construction of a new Snow Removal Equipment (SRE) building at the... more »»

Contaminated soil will cost USC

May 7, 2017 Though United South Central’s old school site has been knocked down for some time, this specific topic keeps getting dug back up. Literally. more »»

Local business women team up to spark new tasty tradition

May 7, 2017 Wine. What’s not to love? Now, Blue Earth has a brand new event to showcase not only local Minnesota wines, but local Blue Earth businesses as well. more »»

Some pianos sold, some did not

April 30, 2017 While quite a few pianos and organs were sold at an auction at the “Three Sisters” buildings in Blue Earth on Saturday, April 22, many were not. more »»

Sidewalks questioned

April 30, 2017 Two steps forward, one step backward. more »»

Coffee, conversation – and a tour

April 30, 2017 For roughly two hours Wednesday morning, Blue Earth Area (BEA) superintendent Evan Gough led the district’s first-ever Coffee and Conversation sitdown, an open forum for community input. more »»

Yost brings a passion for business to FCDC office

April 30, 2017 Kristi Yost played an instrumental role in helping the Faribault County Development Corporation (FCDC) find a new administrative assistant. She called local media to advertise for the position. more »»

Get your mower runnin’

April 30, 2017 Zac Coxworth knows a lot about mining. He spent time doing that kind of work in Mankato. more »»

Trust Thate

April 30, 2017 I like bumping into my competitors in the Blue Earth area,” says John Thate, owner of Thate’s Tree Service out of Fairmont. “Not because I enjoy competition, but because I have respect for the. more »»

How many to have on staff?

April 23, 2017 As the United South Central School Board sifted through the approval of employment and personnel changes for the end of the year, a question arose as to whether or not USC?was getting too... more »»



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