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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 »»

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 »»



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