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A Century of Memories

April 12, 2020 Violet (Vi) Lenore Jergenson Hoeg has witnessed something not many humans on this earth have witnessed: she has seen an entire century of life. On April 10, Vi turned 100 years old. more »»

Second COVID-19 case confirmed

April 5, 2020 A second confirmed case in Faribault County of COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, was announced this past week on Tuesday. more »»

More local COVID-19 steps

April 5, 2020 There were only two items on the agenda when the Blue Earth City Council met in a special meeting last Monday night. more »»

BEA makes staff cuts for 2020-21

April 5, 2020 The Blue Earth Area School Board made some cuts in staff during a special meeting on Thursday, April 2. The meeting was conducted by video-teleconference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. more »»

Ogden papers offering $1M in ad grants

April 5, 2020 Faribault County businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc. more »»

Learning from a distance

April 5, 2020 Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Distance Learning began for Blue Earth Area students on Monday, March 30. more »»

El Tio opens amidst pandemic, thankful for community

April 5, 2020 Imagine working hard to get ready to open your new restaurant. Then finally, the big day happens. more »»

Wells has a new chamber executive director

April 5, 2020 There’s a new face in the Wells Area Chamber of Commerce office, and her name is Elizabeth Bittmann, and she’s the chamber’s new executive director. more »»

Pandemic causes Wells beer shortage

March 31, 2020 While the rest of Faribault County and the entire country has been trying to keep up with their supplies of toilet paper, the City of Wells has encountered a different kind of issue – keeping the... more »»

Already hard at work at City Hall

March 29, 2020 Blue Earth’s new city administrator, Kim Moore, is still a few days away from her first “official” day on the job. However, she has actually been hard at work the past couple of weeks. more »»

COVID-19 discussed in Wells

March 29, 2020 The Wells City Council practiced social distancing during their March 23 meeting, keeping anywhere from four to six feet apart as they discussed COVID-19 protocols for the city. more »»

BEA discusses cuts at work session

March 29, 2020 The Blue Earth Area School Board held a work session on Thursday, March 19, to continue discussing the district budget. more »»

BEA grads make their way home from Europe

March 29, 2020 Like many college students, Rachel Mensing was excited to be going on a trip for spring brea. more »»

Home Sweet Home

March 29, 2020 Aaron and Patricia Johnson just moved to Blue Earth one year ago on April 1, from Salem, Oregon, in order for Aaron to be closer to his family who lives in Britt, Iow. more »»

A Solid Foundation

March 29, 2020 Lee Smith is continuing a family business that has been around for just over 50 years. Smith is the owner of Smith Concrete Construction in Blue Eart. more »»

COVID-19: Faribault County’s response

March 22, 2020 From Faribault County District Court, to Blue Earth Area and United South Central school districts, the COVID-19 response is in full effect across the county. more »»

Blue Earth Council holds an emergency meeting

March 22, 2020 Members of the Blue Earth city staff met on Tuesday morning, March 17, to discuss personnel concerns with the COVID-19 procedures set by the state of Minnesota. more »»

Faribault County enacts 30-day State of Emergency

March 22, 2020 The Faribault County Commissioners met for an emergency meeting by phone to enact two resolutions regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic affecting the United States. more »»

Commissioners pass Second Amendment resolution

March 22, 2020 The matter of Second Amendment rights was the topic of discussion as the Faribault County Commissioners regular meeting got underway on Tuesday, March 17. more »»

Sahr family goes on mission trip to Haiti

March 22, 2020 Brandon and Jasmin Sahr, along with their three children and a group of other volunteers, recently returned from a mission trip to Haiti. more »»



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