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Yost brings a passion for business to FCDC office

April 30, 2017 Kristi Yost played an instrumental role in helping the Faribault County Development Corporation (FCDC) find a new administrative assistant. She called local media to advertise for the position. more »»

Get your mower runnin’

April 30, 2017 Zac Coxworth knows a lot about mining. He spent time doing that kind of work in Mankato. more »»

Trust Thate

April 30, 2017 I like bumping into my competitors in the Blue Earth area,” says John Thate, owner of Thate’s Tree Service out of Fairmont. “Not because I enjoy competition, but because I have respect for the. more »»

How many to have on staff?

April 23, 2017 As the United South Central School Board sifted through the approval of employment and personnel changes for the end of the year, a question arose as to whether or not USC?was getting too... more »»

Too close for comfort?

April 23, 2017 Two weeks after the Faribault County Courthouse flooded with advocates for stricter oversight of wind energy projects in rural communities, Loria Rebuffoni, of the county’s Planning and Zoning... more »»

County VSO employee terminated

April 23, 2017 A Faribault County employee, placed on administrative leave less than three months after being hired at the Veterans Services Office in Blue Earth, was terminated from employment on March 21 after a... more »»

Gov. Dayton wants to give BE a gift

April 23, 2017 A proposal by Minnesota governor Mark Dayton would have a significant financial impact on Faribault County and its cities, if it comes abou. more »»

Keeping things safe at City Hall

April 16, 2017 Expansion is around the corner in Winnebago, where plans are in place to fortify City Hall security, invest up to $30,000 in additional campground space and advance talks of a new rebate system for... more »»

Staffing in Wells debated

April 16, 2017 Citizens of Wells may be waiting a little longer in line at City Hall. Why? Wells City Hall is short on staff. more »»

BEA board has movie night at meeting

April 16, 2017 It was movie night at the Blue Earth Area School Board meeting last Monday night. Actually, the board members watched two different videos during the course of the meeting. more »»

Small truck, big mission – with a Chicago twist

April 16, 2017 Parked in front of a vacant storefront along Highway 169 in Elmore, home to just over half a thousand people in one of the rural pockets of Southern Minnesota, is a bright orange food truc. more »»

Tourism season begins, bikers pass by tasting local brew

April 16, 2017 On a regular Friday night, Blue Earth’s Oswald Brewery has a pretty good pack of patrons plentifully piping brews into their glasses and partaking in the local scuttlebutt. more »»

Blue Earth’s No. 1 woman

April 16, 2017 The Mitchell Chautauqua Circle, a 125-year-old national group first created by a Methodist school teacher who started a group for women who were unable to attend college, annually selects a woman fo... more »»

An author of life

April 16, 2017 What do you do if you are 88 years old and your head is full of stories? Well, in the case of long-time Blue Earth area resident Victor Johnson, you write them down and publish them as a book. more »»

Fighting the winds of change

April 9, 2017 When the Coalition for Rural Property Rights stormed the Faribault County Courthouse on Tuesday, it was not an officially licensed organization. more »»

Big buck projects

April 9, 2017 Already looking at a $5 million wastewater treatment plant upgrade this year, the Blue Earth City Council spent much of their meeting last Monday night studying two other projects – a new housing... more »»

They all walked away

April 9, 2017 A small, light airplane crash landed onto a field four miles south of Blue Earth, just south of the Blue Earth Airport. The accident occurred on Sunday night, April 2, at 10:21 p.m. more »»

Winnebago City Hall staff knows how to work together

April 9, 2017 The team that helps run Faribault County’s small-town Winnebago is a large one, spreading well outside of the confines of City Hall, Main Street’s Municipal Cente. more »»

New team, same dream

April 9, 2017 The North Main Street block that houses Jay’s Shop in Blue Earth has been noted for its transportation services since the 1940s. more »»

Caring for the classics

April 9, 2017 With the chug of the engine and a whiff of exhaust, Gene Kauffmann’s restored 1931 Ford Model A hiccupped to life. more »»



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