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2013 Top 10 Stories of the Year

December 29, 2013 No. 1 - Priest charged with criminal sexual conduct No. 2 - Freeman pleads guilty to murder, sentenced to 49 years No. 3 - City of Wells fires city administrator Steve Bloom No. more »»

Catching some air

December 29, 2013 Max Iltzsche hasn’t used his translator app on his phone since the first week he arrived at United South Central. more »»

Her horse went to go get help

December 22, 2013 It was this past July 1st and Cheryl Teems decided to go for a horseback ride outside her rural home located just south of Blue Earth. more »»

Sending an email saved his life

December 22, 2013 It was March 6, the second day that Mark and Carol Anderson were in Arizona on a three week vacation. The Blue Earth couple was staying in Mark’s brother’s home in Mesa. more »»

South Korean enjoys choices at USC

December 22, 2013 For an average American high school student the school day starts around 8 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. That’s not the case for United South Central foreign exchange student Ju-Yeong Park. more »»

Koppala appears in district court

December 22, 2013 A former Blue Earth priest facing criminal sexual conduct charges appeared in Faribault County District Court last week for an Omnibus hearing. more »»

W’bago police chief resigns

December 22, 2013 The city of Winnebago said goodbye to their police chief, Bob Toland, last month and were happy to find a replacemen. more »»

Where are W’bago’s wells?

December 15, 2013 A plan which took the city of Winnebago several years to complete is finally being sent off to the State of Minnesota for approval. more »»

Wells increases levy by 5 percent

December 15, 2013 The Wells City Council reached their goal of lowering the city’s property tax levy increase from a possible 10 percent to just 5 percent. At the Sept. more »»

BEA lowers levy nearly 2 percent

December 15, 2013 The Blue Earth Area School Board held a Truth in Taxation hearing last Tuesday when they approved the decrease in the 2014 property tax levy. more »»

Ping pong guru brings talent to USC

December 15, 2013 Not many people can say they have been playing competitive table tennis since the age of 10. Tobi Kuschel can, though. “He is crazy good,” host mother Shelly Dahl says. more »»

Fatal car crash north of Frost

December 8, 2013 Early last Thursday morning, area emergency agencies responded to a fatal car crash just north of Frost. The incident was reported around 7 a.m. and the Minnesota State Patrol responded to the ca. more »»

Bulking it up!

December 8, 2013 People’s bodies are not the only things getting buffed out at the Faribault County Fitness Center in Blue Earth. The fitness center itself is receiving an extreme makeover. more »»

Minnetonka man charged

December 8, 2013 A Minnetonka man appeared in Faribault County District Court on Dec. 3 in regards to a person being found dead in a Blue Earth residence he owns. more »»

German native experiences rural Minnesota

December 8, 2013 I couldn’t believe how annoyed I was,” Sarah Dreisigacker explains. The German foreign exchange student from Gerlingen is referring to her experience on Black Friday. more »»

Official ribbon cutting for Highway 169 this Thursday

December 1, 2013 The three roundabouts are open and traffic is circling through them. Gone are the detours around the construction that have been up since June. more »»

No more lunch?

December 1, 2013 Every weekday noon hour a group of area residents gather at the Blue Earth Senior Center for a hot meal and some interesting conversation. more »»

EMTs going door to door in W’bago

December 1, 2013 Some residents of Winnebago may be wondering why ambulance members have been knocking at their neighbor’s doors recently. more »»

German student came to BEA to hit the books even harder

December 1, 2013 A scientist. A student. A speaker for model United Nations. Those are just a few of the hats 16-year-old exchange student Leon Chaudhari wears while home in Berlin, Germany. more »»

USC registration materials might change

December 1, 2013 United South Central High School will potentially be adding something a little different to their 2014-2015 materials for class registration. more »»



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