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BE proposes 10.7% tax levy hike

September 25, 2016 The 2017 levy is set. The preliminary one, that is. Blue Earth’s City Council reviewed the tax proposal at Monday’s meeting, agreeing to move forward with a total levy of $1,496,413. more »»

Blue Earth 5-year-old finds owner of lost ring in record time

September 25, 2016 Sept. 4 was a nice, late-summer day when five-year-old Etta Clay and her mother decided to not only go for a little walk, but to play on the Blue Earth Area Elementary School playground. more »»

Look under the hood

September 25, 2016 While vehicles have changed a lot in the past few decades, and become better, they still require some maintenance and it’s a good idea to have them checked out before winter hits. more »»

Wells, winter and windows

September 25, 2016 When it comes to winter, sometimes energy bills can get rather costly. And, you have tried all of the tricks of the trade to cover your windows and doors. more »»

$14-million plan in Wells, W’bago

September 18, 2016 A $14-million acquisition and renovation of assisted-living facilities in Truman, Wells and Winnebago could be just around the corner. more »»

Wells group upset

September 18, 2016 The term “bully” was used more than once at Wells’ City Council meeting during the public comment portion of the meeting, and it was directed at someone in particular. more »»

New pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in BE

September 18, 2016 Not only is Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth preparing to celebrate its 125th anniversary, but they have also welcomed a new pastor into their parish. more »»

New Bucs 4 Hope group wants to help others

September 18, 2016 You may have never heard of something called “Bucs 4 Hope.” But, there is a good reason for that. It is brand new. more »»

Moving full speed ahead

September 11, 2016 Construction on Main Street in Blue Earth is still about three weeks ahead of schedule, Faribault County engineer Mark Daly said at Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. more »»

W’bago seeks ‘drastic’ fix to downturn in businesses

September 11, 2016 Entangled with impending and prominent changes on the city’s business scene, the Winnebago Economic Development Authority (EDA) had no shortage of challenges to address at Wednesday’s meeting. more »»

Three Sisters on the table for BE Council

September 11, 2016 Nearly two months after the announcement that Faribault County had taken ownership of three downtown Blue Earth buildings, the infamous “Three Sisters” properties were the hot topic of discussion at... more »»

Marlboros to marathons

September 11, 2016 Jim Fellows is a man of the road. Construction work takes up some of his time in the summer, but more regularly, he makes a name for himself as the owner and operator of his own semi-trailer truc. more »»

The flavors of love

September 11, 2016 John Lowery smiles as he turns to his wife, scooting up in his chair as he prepares to rekindle the harmonic words of an event that changed his life more than 19 years earlier. more »»

Field of Dreams

September 4, 2016 It will be an extreme makeover for the main baseball field located at the Faribault County Fairgrounds in Blue Earth. Over $90,000 is going to be spent on upgrades at the fiel. more »»

Vehicle hit by railroad equipment

September 4, 2016 A 24-year-old Blue Earth man was injured in an early morning accident last Wednesday. more »»

New W’bago pastor bikes with a Bible

September 4, 2016 Daren Barnett was 10 years old when the tornado changed his life. more »»

Some new and familiar faces at Blue Earth Area this fall

September 4, 2016 The first day of school at Blue Earth Area will be on Tuesday, Sept. 6 for the high school, and on Thursday, Sept. 8 for the middle and elementary schools. more »»

USC adds six new teachers to its faculty lineup

September 4, 2016 The school bells will be ringing at any moment, and while the students are soaking in their last few minutes of summer, the teachers at United South Central are getting hard to work. more »»

Bridge work continues

August 28, 2016 It was another steady step forward for Faribault County construction projects this week, as one got underway and another remains on schedule. more »»



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