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Too close for comfort?

April 23, 2017 Two weeks after the Faribault County Courthouse flooded with advocates for stricter oversight of wind energy projects in rural communities, Loria Rebuffoni, of the county’s Planning and Zoning... more »»

County VSO employee terminated

April 23, 2017 A Faribault County employee, placed on administrative leave less than three months after being hired at the Veterans Services Office in Blue Earth, was terminated from employment on March 21 after a... more »»

Gov. Dayton wants to give BE a gift

April 23, 2017 A proposal by Minnesota governor Mark Dayton would have a significant financial impact on Faribault County and its cities, if it comes abou. more »»

Keeping things safe at City Hall

April 16, 2017 Expansion is around the corner in Winnebago, where plans are in place to fortify City Hall security, invest up to $30,000 in additional campground space and advance talks of a new rebate system for... more »»

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 »»



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