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All ready to start the new year

January 8, 2017 Many people use the start of the new year as a time to get themselves organized, and the Blue Earth City Council was no different at its first meeting of 2017 held last Monday night. more »»

Cancer won’t stop Weringa from thinking about tomorrow

January 8, 2017 I f you wake up and don’t want to smile, if it takes just a little while. Open your eyes and look at the day, you’ll see things in a different way. more »»

A hidden gem in BE

January 8, 2017 For more than 30 years, St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center’s adult day service program has been providing activities, meals and care to residents of the community who are in need of full-time care. more »»

The man of the year

January 8, 2017 Albert “A.B.” Russ wasn’t surprised when he learned he had been selected as this year’s Blue Earth Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award honoree. “I wasn’t surprised – I was shocked,” Russ says. more »»

W’bago , Kaduce agree on sale

January 1, 2017 A purchase agreement between the city of Winnebago and Kaduce Plumbing & Heating has been signed, and the local business is now officially set to sell its 527 N. Main St. propert. more »»

County sets 3.6% levy increase

December 25, 2016 Numbers were the name of the game Tuesday afternoon, as the Faribault County Board of Commissioners set their own 2017 salaries, discussed wage increases for non-union county employees and approved ... more »»

Wells gets levy hike down to 8%

December 25, 2016 The city of Wells can enjoy a sigh of relief as its tax levy increase will be less than last year’s 9.27-percent increase. more »»

BE wants better recycling service

December 25, 2016 Two representatives of Waste Management went on the hot seat at last Monday’s Blue Earth City Council. more »»

Hark! Many herald angels sing across Faribault County

December 25, 2016 Members of Blue Earth Area Choirs grades 7 - 12 gave all of their holiday spirit in their Christmas choir performance last Monday, Dec. 19, while little cherubs at St. more »»

There’s always room for one more

December 18, 2016 Away from home. If reports from the Children’s Bureau under the U.S. more »»

Wells community supporting Bebo

December 18, 2016 United South Central has one heck of a little wrestler on their team. But this year, Bebo Getchell is sitting out the season. Bebo, a first-grader at USC, is battling leukemia, a cancer of the bloo. more »»

Chris Gack Agencies

December 18, 2016 If Chris Gack writes a Christmas letter this year, he is going to have an awful lot to tell about. That is because he has had one busy year in 2016. more »»

Twenty years and $220,000 raised

December 18, 2016 What started out as a crazy idea by two guys in 1997 is still going strong. “I never dreamed in my wildest dreams that 20 years later we would still be doing it,” says Norm Hall of KBEW radio. more »»

Having a good life and good death

December 18, 2016 Mary Ellen Rigby is in the business of ensuring people experience “good death,” and she could not be more passionate about having such a job. more »»

St. Luke’s facing service drought

December 11, 2016 There has been some concern in the local area about St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth cutting back on the number of residents they are able to serve. more »»

Airport building, repair plans get BE CC talking

December 11, 2016 When does a smaller-sized building cost more than a larger one? When the state and federal government is involved. more »»

A Huntley holiday

December 11, 2016 The Huntley Cafe, shown behind the horse-drawn carriage, sponsored the Santa Days event in Huntley on Saturday, Dec. 3. more »»

City liquor sales vary across county

December 11, 2016 There are four city-owned municipal liquor stores in Faribault County, and according to recently released figures from the state of Minnesota, two had good years in 2015, and two did not. more »»

New exchange student’s late arrival met with wide open arms

December 11, 2016 There is a new exchange student at Blue Earth Area High School, one who came to Blue Earth around the first part of November, just in time for the start of the second quarte. more »»



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