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Easton’s unofficial historian

June 7, 2020 Did you know there was once a lake in the city of Easton (Heckles Lake), or that the town was at one time home to a Methodist church? LuAnn Schrader knows. more »»

Moore resigns

May 31, 2020 Blue Earth city administrator Kim Moore has resigned her position with the city as of Wednesday morning, May 27, after a performance review held at last Tuesday night’s council meeting resulted in a... more »»

Graduation ceremonies finalized

May 31, 2020 The era of COVID-19 has made it challenging for area high schools to plan graduation events for their seniors this year. more »»

Area businesses make plans to reopen

May 31, 2020 Phase two of Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan, enacted by Governor Tim Walz, is scheduled to begin on June 1. more »»

BEA alum touts value of fine arts in education

May 31, 2020 Music has an incredible ability in and of its own to grow into something bigger than itself, almost like a vine. more »»

Some area churches reopen for worship

May 31, 2020 When can we open? It is a question which has been on the minds of many church members throughout Faribault County and the rest of Minnesot. more »»

Once the largest lake in Faribault County, now vanished

May 31, 2020 Once upon a time there was one more lake in this state which is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” It was located in Faribault Count. more »»

Hog facility CUP in Rome Twp. approved

May 24, 2020 In January of 2019, the Faribault County Board voted 4-1 to deny a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to Larry Twedt for a proposed hog facility he and his son Micah wanted to build three miles southwest... more »»

BE says ‘yes’ to $450K truck loan

May 24, 2020 At their meeting last Monday night, May 18, the Blue Earth City Council voted to go ahead with a loan and a grant from the USDA for the purchase of a new fire truc. more »»

USC School District prepares for graduation ceremony

May 24, 2020 The May United South Central School Board meeting started off with an update from Superintendent Keith Fleming with regard to the school’s 2020 graduating class. more »»

Stevermer joins OPS as a nurse practitioner

May 24, 2020 Heidi Stevermer was looking to make a change in her career. She had worked in Mankato as a Registered Nurse from 2003 to 2014 while working to get her Masters of Science degree in nursing. more »»

Local manufacturers taking precautions

May 17, 2020 Manufacturing facilities in Blue Earth are taking many extra precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Blue Earth City Council learned at their special meeting last Monday night, May 11. more »»

Principal Ewing resigns at BEA; staff adjusted

May 17, 2020 The Blue Earth Area School Board approved the resignation of high school principal Greg Ewing during their board meeting Monday, May 11. more »»

Wells makes staff, hours changes

May 17, 2020 Making adjustments. That’s what the Wells City Council focused on during their regular meeting on Monday, May 11. more »»

‘What is more important: a candy store or worship?’

May 17, 2020 Approximately 25 members of the public attended the Winnebago City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 12, to express their concerns with the ongoing Stay Home order, businesses not being allowed to... more »»

A new name and a new home for Prairie Chic

May 17, 2020 A new home, new name, new brand, and a new business philosophy. Shelly Greimann has moved her business from one end of a Main Street block in Blue Earth to the other en. more »»

Fairboard waiting to make decision on fair

May 17, 2020 Will there be a Faribault County Fair this summer, or won’t there? That decision has yet to be made. more »»

Board votes to keep parks closed

May 10, 2020 When do we open the county parks? That was the question brought by Public Works director Mark Daly to the Faribault County Commissioners at their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 5. more »»

Curl up with a good book

May 10, 2020 Though the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way Americans do their day-to-day routines, one thing has not changed. The need to read. more »»

BE to add airport work to project list

May 10, 2020 During their meeting last Monday night, the Blue Earth City Council voted to accept bids and move forward with several projects for this summer at the Blue Earth Municipal Airport. more »»



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