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Doug Richards remembered

January 12, 2020 Faribault County recently suffered the loss of the recently retired Honorable Judge Douglas Richards. Since 2012, Richards battled a rare form of blood cancer known as multiple myeloma. more »»

Warmka elected chairman

January 12, 2020 County auditor-treasurer-coordinator Darren Esser called the Faribault County Board meeting to order on Tuesday, Jan. 7, with the first order of business to elect a new chairman and vice chairman. more »»

Wells couple hosting two exchange students

January 12, 2020 It’s not every day you get the opportunity to have a new sister the same age as you. more »»

She was a BEA Legend

January 12, 2020 For over 40 years Myrna Pirsig was an icon at Blue Earth Area Schools. For most of those years she was the assistant to the athletic director. more »»

Serving his community

January 12, 2020 Gene Schimek is the recipient of the 2019 Blue Earth Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award. If you do not know who Gene Schimek is, it is because he is more commonly known as Skip Schimek. more »»

Animal shelter closer to reality

January 5, 2020 A long-needed new animal shelter for Faribault County is creeping slowly forward towards becoming a reality. The idea of a new shelter has been in the discussion stage for several years. more »»

Two county liquor stores do okay, but, 2 show a loss

January 5, 2020 Two of the four municipal liquor stores in Faribault County showed a loss in the year 2018. And, while the other two showed a profit, one of those just made it into the black ink by .1 percent. more »»

Anderson Electric now under new ownership

January 5, 2020 When the clock on the wall says it is time to quit, it is time to quit,” Randy Anderson says. And it was literally true in Anderson’s case. more »»

A familiar face from the classroom still remembered

January 5, 2020 There is a special bird who has made an impact in his community for close to 40 years, and his name is not Big Bird. His name is Loony. And anyone who was lucky enough to have Mrs. more »»

Ibisch thankful for his time in BE

December 29, 2019 Tim Ibisch has been the city administrator in Blue Earth for five years, but will be leaving this week for his new position as the administrator in Kasson. more »»

BE wants administrator by March 25

December 22, 2019 The Blue Earth City Council took care of more than a dozen items during a long meeting last Monday night. more »»

County Board raises its levy by 3.4%

December 22, 2019 It was the final scheduled meeting of 2019 for the Faribault County Commissioners so there was a lot on their agenda when they met on Tuesday, Dec. 1. more »»

Wells EDA revamps application forms

December 22, 2019 The Wells EDA’s redesign of their commercial building enhancement grant application has worked. more »»

Video wizard keeps winning national awards

December 22, 2019 Katelyn ‘Kels’?Pawlitschek, 28, of Winnebago, has been deemed a “wizard at producing videos. more »»

Elmore man happy to be alive for Christmas

December 22, 2019 What started as a simple trip to see a doctor to renew his health card for his commercial driver’s license turned into a possible life-saving situation for Bill Carr. “It was early August. more »»

FreeSpirit North new company for local artist

December 22, 2019 Blue Earth has a new local artist who creates high-quality, one-of-a-kind silk scarves via an incredibly delicate dying process. This artist, however, is already very well-known in his community. more »»

Hometown hero saves the Minn Lake Tribune

December 22, 2019 There is some good news in the city of Minnesota Lake, and one bit of good news is that there is a newspaper there to report all the news. There almost wasn’. more »»

Giant Park to get Giant musical instruments

December 22, 2019 Giant Park in Blue Earth will have a new feature this coming spring, and it won’t be new Sprout statues. more »»

Wells levy increase set at 5.76%

December 15, 2019 The city of Wells has adopted its final 2020 tax levy. Members of its City Council discussed and adopted the 5.76 percent increase during their regular December meeting held last Monday, Dec. 9. more »»



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