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Highway 169 reconstruction set to start today

June 9, 2013 It’s finally going to happen. Construction on the Highway 169 reconstruction project through Blue Earth is slated to begin today, Monday, June 10. more »»

It was all a big lie

June 9, 2013 What happens when you lie??You usually get caught. On Monday, May 27, an employee from the Super 8 Motel in Blue Earth called the police to report an armed robbery that had just taken plac. more »»

Safety a concern at county’s probation office

June 9, 2013 Some officials in the historical Faribault County Courthouse feel some office updates are needed, for more modern safety issue. more »»

J. Weerts chosen in Winnebago

June 9, 2013 The four current Winnebago City Council members cast their votes on Monday evening, unanimously deciding that Jonathan Weerts was the man to fill the vacant council seat. more »»

New manager at BELW utilities

June 9, 2013 Flip a switch and the light comes on. Crank on the faucet and water streams out. Little things like this happen every day, but not many think about where it all comes from. Until the power goes ou. more »»

Ready to build it

June 2, 2013 It will be done by Moto Fest,” Gerald ‘Jerry’ Johannsen says. “It has to be. We are having the dedication on Aug. 4. more »»

Way too wet

June 2, 2013 The saying is “April showers bring May flowers,” but what happens when April has snow and May brings a flood of rain? Crops don’t get planted, that’s what. more »»

Not your usual graduation

June 2, 2013 After a move to a new location, a local alternative learning center can say it had a successful school year. more »»

Armed robbery at motel

June 2, 2013 Staring down the barrel of a gun, what would you do? Panic? Cry??Run? One never knows until that moment comes. Heaven forbid it should ever happen to you. At first, it may seem surreal. more »»

District stunned by death

June 2, 2013 The communities of Frost and Blue Earth, as well as everyone involved with the Blue Earth Area School District, were shocked to learn of the untimely death of BEA School Board member Vickie Hanson. more »»

Finding ways to spend $22,000

May 28, 2013 The Faribault County Veteran Services Office has been busy lately. One major thing keeping them busy is finding ways to utilize a grant which is geared toward outreach projects. more »»

USC to grade its teachers

May 28, 2013 Minnesota law requires a principal and teacher evaluation platform be implemented in all school districts. The principal portion by the 2013-14 school year and teachers the following year. more »»

City, humane society square off

May 28, 2013 Blue Earth city councilman Glenn Gaylord has raised questions at recent meetings concerning the operation of the city’s animal poun. more »»

Burglary suspect changes her plea

May 28, 2013 Back in February, five individuals from the Winnebago area were arrested in connection to burglaries that had been happening in the area. more »»

Big changes for John Deere dealers

May 19, 2013 All that has changed is the name. Nothing else. At least for now. But, that is a big change that came about from the recent sale of Detke-Morbac, the John Deere dealership in Blue Eart. more »»

BEA board gives review of Gough

May 19, 2013 Superintendent Evan Gough meets expectations. Almost one year after his start in the Blue Earth Area School District, the School Board evaluated the superintendent in 10 areas. more »»

USC has to trim $1.3 million

May 19, 2013 Budgets can be difficult to juggle, especially when the end total is $28 million. When doling out that kind of cash, the hope is for an amazing product that everyone can enjoy. more »»

Elmore recognized for $9.2 million project

May 19, 2013 One would think that a major award given to a city for spending millions of dollars on its infrastructure would only happen in major metropolitan areas. Not tru. more »»

Wells City Council creating new dog ordinance

May 19, 2013 The City of Wells is putting its foot down with new pet regulations. The City Council was presented with a new animal ordinance proposal at the regular meeting last Monday. more »»

Mankato man killed south of Easton

May 12, 2013 A Mankato man was killed when his small plane crashed in a farm field three miles south of Easton on Sunday evening, May 5. more »»



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