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Local filings now closed

August 19, 2018 The filing period for many local governing bodies, which opened up on July 31, has now been officially closed, and there will be plenty of contested positions on the General Election Ballot on Nov. 6. more »»

Sex trafficking big issue

August 19, 2018 Sexual exploitation is not a common phrase in Faribault County, but according to statistics from the Advocates for Human Rights and Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force, sexual exploitation and... more »»

BEA principal officially hired

August 19, 2018 The Blue Earth Area School Board welcomed their new high school principal, Greg Ewing, to their board meeting last Monday night. more »»

Featured quilter’s unique lettering highlighted at EXPO

August 19, 2018 When asked what got her started quilting, 2018 Upper Midwest Woodcarvers and Quilt EXPO Featured Quilter Julie Post says she has always liked it. more »»

BE votes to tackle deer issue

August 12, 2018 The Blue Earth City Council had spent time at past meetings discussing the ongoing problem with deer roaming around the city. more »»

BEA has a new principal

August 12, 2018 Following the departure of former Blue Earth Area High School principal Rich Schneider, BEA has been searching for Schneider’s successo. more »»

County Board hears complaints of construction causing ditch damage

August 12, 2018 Winnebago city councilman Scott Robertson gave the Faribault County Board of Commissioners a piece of his mind at the last drainage authority meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7. more »»

Keeping children – and adults – safe

August 12, 2018 The attempted attack at the I-90 rest stop outside of Blue Earth has gotten citizens talking. more »»

Hail damage extensive in BE

August 5, 2018 Damage to roofs, vehicles and crops from the hail during the thunderstorm on Wednesday evening, July 25, is still being assesse. more »»

It’s now down to two

August 5, 2018 With a total of 25 applicants for the vacant Blue Earth Area High School principal position, persons from the BEA School District conducted interviews with five finalists at the high school on... more »»

Assault on a BE trail near I-90 rest area

August 5, 2018 The Faribault County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a case of a woman from Texas reporting being assaulted near the eastbound rest area on I-90 near Blue Earth. more »»

Damage to county ditches at $600K

August 5, 2018 The Faribault County Board of Commissioners declared a county-wide state of emergency following the rain event of Sunday, June 24. more »»

Betsy Hermanson is 2018’s Kernel Days Grand Marshal

August 5, 2018 History has always been an interest for Wells’ 2018 Kernel Days Grand Marshal, Betsy Hermanson, so it’s only right that she become a part of Wells history as one of its Grand Marshals. more »»

Several file for area city, school board open positions; filing period ends Tuesday, Aug. 14

August 5, 2018 The filing period for many local governing bodies opened up on Tuesday, July 31 and will be closing on Tuesday, Aug. 14. more »»

What to do with a former bank?

July 29, 2018 It was not on their regular schedule, but due to some time-sensitive topics, the Wells City Council decided to meet for the second time this month. The council came together at 5 p.. more »»

Battling the skeeters

July 29, 2018 “We spend a lot of money for mosquito spraying, but I don’t know if it’s working.” Those were the words of Winnebago city councilman Paul Eisenmenger. more »»

One church helping out another

July 29, 2018 Rumor on the streets of Winnebago says that the First United Methodist Church of Winnebago is having to shut down. more »»

Two BE church groups go on mission trips

July 29, 2018 Two Blue Earth church groups went on recent mission trips on separate journeys across the United State. more »»

BE’s big $7.5 million project

July 22, 2018 The $7.5 million construction project at the Blue Earth Wastewater Treatment Plant is moving along, despite a battle against the elements. more »»

Wrong wording

July 22, 2018 The United South Central School Board is putting faith in their voters this year. more »»



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