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Vets home closes

August 18, 2013 An assisted living facility geared toward veterans has closed despite the owners’ passion for the project. The Patriot Home Assisted Living located in Winnebago has officially closed its doors. more »»

Wells puts golf carts back on course

August 18, 2013 The Wells City Council may want the use of golf carts in town to be refocused back to its original purpose – golfin. more »»

Who needs abs of steel, when you have an Iron Butt?

August 13, 2013 Only about 100 people have been able to complete it in its 17 years of existence. It’s an extreme ride for motorcyclists in the Iron Butt Association – the 48 Plus Ride, also known as the Butt Buster. more »»

BE approves hiring architect for new shop

August 11, 2013 It looks like a planned new city of Blue Earth public works shop building might not be constructed until next year. more »»

Big bill for the internet

August 11, 2013 United Hospital District is ready to spend $15,000 to speed up their connections. However, it was the $40,943 in estimated operating costs that raised some eyebrow. more »»

Board ponders ATVs on roadways

August 11, 2013 The one thing drivers can count on in the summer is road construction. more »»

W’bago Memorial dedicated

August 11, 2013 Hundreds of people gathered in Whiting Park in Winnebago on Aug. 4 to witness the dedication ceremony for the Winnebago Veterans Memorial. more »»

BEA board picks Ripley

August 4, 2013 The vacant Blue Earth Area School Board position has now been filled. more »»

BE industrial park grant passes hurdle

August 4, 2013 The city of Blue Earth received some good news last week. Their application to the U.S. more »»

Leslie’s in charge for the city of Wells

August 4, 2013 Residents of Wells will be seeing a new face in the city offices, but she is no stranger to the area. more »»

A return ‘Visit’

July 31, 2013 The people of Blue Earth left quite an impression on a pair of actors from the Twin Cities. more »»

Walter Mondale returns to Elmore

July 28, 2013 Who says you can never go home again? Obviously not former U.S. Senator and Vice President, Walter Mondale. more »»

Board passes tax

July 28, 2013 Vehicle owners in Faribault County can now count on an additional $10 being tacked on to their registration fees. Money that will go right back to improving the roads on which those vehicles travel. more »»

Pound talk takes over council once more

July 28, 2013 Once again, the Blue Earth City Council spent quite a bit of time at a meeting trying to hammer out a lease agreement with the Faribault County Humane Society concerning the operation of the city’s... more »»

W’bago burglar cases coming to a close

July 28, 2013 The Winnebago burglary cases are slowly coming to an end in court. On Monday, July 22, Cody Diaz was sentenced with a total of five felonies and one gross misdemeanor. more »»

Big changes at Prairieland plant

July 21, 2013 Prairieland Solid Waste Management is making some big changes to the way things are ru. more »»

Priest’s computer had porn

July 21, 2013 During the investigation of sexual misconduct by Father Leo Koppala, 47, Blue Earth, locked files were discovered on his computer. more »»

Micro-brewery coming to BE’s Main Street

July 21, 2013 Blue Earth may soon have a spot on its Main Street to stop in and sample a cold brew. And, the City Council took a major step last Monday night to help make that happen. more »»

School board approves an exciting addition

July 21, 2013 An exciting new sport is taking over the school systems in Minnesota. Clay target shooting. It’s a sport that anyone can do, and it’s not the typical one where there’s a lot of running around. more »»

City OKs detour change on Highway 169 project

July 21, 2013 The short detour around the roundabout construction on the intersection of Highway 169 and County Road 40 is going to become a little longer. more »»



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