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County’s EDA votes for CEDA

January 14, 2018 The Faribault County Economic Development Authority (EDA) had one item on their agenda at a special meeting last Wednesday evening. more »»

BEA students raise funds for ill WEM girl

January 14, 2018 Seven-year-old Maddie Engel, daughter of two 2002 Blue Earth Area graduates, Nick Engel and Abby Curtiss, has been diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma and is currently going through the process of... more »»

Two BEA seniors receive Triple A honors

January 14, 2018 Athletics, arts, and academia. Triple A. The coveted title many high school students choose to pursue, or just happen to qualify for because they enjoy being engaged in their school. more »»

A global engagement

January 14, 2018 When 2005 Blue Earth Area graduate Bethany Dorfner thought about a possible wedding sometime in her future, she probably did not think about it being an international affair. more »»

Board hires new county attorney

January 7, 2018 The Faribault County Board of Commissioners appointed a new county attorney at their last meeting on Jan. 2. Effective Jan. more »»

Net neutrality might affect Internet users

January 7, 2018 Did you know that Netflix accounts for 40 percent of Internet traffic across the United States? What would you do if your Netflix account slowed down? “Net neutrality” was one of December’s buzzword... more »»

Answering the call to help

January 7, 2018 When the call went out that help was needed with a grain elevator fire in Northrop, Minnesota, over the New Years weekend, fire departments from around Minnesota responded. more »»

BE Council OKs new CEDA contract

January 7, 2018 The Blue Earth City Council voted in favor of hiring a new firm to handle the economic development work for the city last Monday night during their regular council meeting. more »»

Historic pandemic hits the county

January 7, 2018 One hundred years ago this year the world was in the grips of the worst killer influenza pandemic ever known in modern history. more »»

BE Council ponders what to charge for lots

January 7, 2018 At their meeting last Monday the Blue Earth City Council spent a lot of time puzzling over a big question. more »»

The Top 10 Stories of 2017 in Faribault County

January 1, 2018 1. Walmart closes; Bomgaars coming The rumors starting to circulate around Blue Earth right after a banner sign went up on the Walmart building in early September that read “Store Closing. more »»

New antiques store open for business near Wells

January 1, 2018 If your passion is hunting for buried treasures, there happens to be a new antique shop in Faribault County that may have something just for you. Open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. more »»

BE sells lot in Golden Spike Park

December 24, 2017 The city of Blue Earth will soon be filling another lot in the Golden Spike Business Park, located just north of I-90 Freewa. more »»

Nagel’s lawyer tells another side of story

December 24, 2017 Dalton Nagel, 18, of Blue Earth, was seen by Faribault County District Court with regards to an altercation at a house party dating back to Octobe. more »»

County Board hikes levy up by 3.9 percent

December 24, 2017 The commissioners of Faribault County approved the 2018 property tax levy at their last board meeting. The levy was set at $10,976,575. This figure represents a $420,404 increase, or 3. more »»

Bullying Task Force meets

December 24, 2017 The newly formed Blue Earth Area School District Bullying Task Force met for the first time on Monday, Dec. 18. more »»

Blue Earth Area Mentors’ new director is a familiar face

December 24, 2017 At the start of December, the Blue Earth Area Mentors received a new coordinator. more »»

USC’s tax levy increased 6.83 percent

December 24, 2017 United South Central’s regular school board meeting started off with their Truth in Taxation hearing. Staci Whiteside, USC’s finance manager, addressed the levy for the 18-19 year. more »»

Buc Bags program gets resurrected

December 17, 2017 Sometimes you just have to step forward and do what you think needs to be done. That is exactly what the Jeremy and Tara Coxworth family thought a couple of weeks ago. more »»

City receives big dose of good news

December 17, 2017 Just about two months after the community of Blue Earth received the bad news that the Walmart store in town was going to close its doors for good, there was some good news. more »»



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