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Back for another campaign

September 15, 2013 Jim Hagedorn wants to take another stab at it. The Blue Earth native and sometimes resident is back to try again to become the Republican candidate to run against U.S. more »»

SCC conference could join SWC

September 15, 2013 The Blue Earth Area School Board talked sports at their Sept. 9 meeting. The board members discussed the idea of combining the South Central Conference with the Southwest Conferenc. more »»

W’bago wants a zero percent hike

September 15, 2013 County and city officials have been busy working on budgets for 2014. However, one city administrator is also trying to get the final levy down to a zero-percent increase. more »»

Bricelyn cafe wins the vote for best pancakes in the state

September 15, 2013 I only knew we got nominated,” Bud’s Cafe and Market owner Tom Hughes says. “I never thought we would win. more »»

BE ready to celebrate $6 million project

September 8, 2013 It took a couple of years to complete, cost over $6 million, and was somewhat controversial when it was being planned. more »»

Time to face the music

September 8, 2013 Kelly Kaduce is coming back to Minnesota. No, the Winnebago native and professional opera singer is not moving from her home in Houston, Texas, to her home state of Minnesota. more »»

Contaminated soil cost nearly $50K to remove

September 8, 2013 There once were gas stations on many of the Highway 169 intersections in Blue Earth. That fact is now becoming a financial burden to the city. And, the price tag is close to $50,000. more »»

BE man gets West Nile after mosquito bite at fair

September 8, 2013 The threat of West Nile Virus just hit a whole lot closer to home for people living in Faribault County. For the first time since 2007, a case of the virus was reported here. more »»

This was only a drill

September 1, 2013 A shooter was loose in the Blue Earth Area High School on Tuesday afternoon. Staff and students were evacuated from the building and the facility was in lock dow. more »»

Poor scores for BEA, USC

September 1, 2013 Receiving a low mark on a test has often evoked a feeling of anxiety for students. more »»

Bailey’s review has higher marks

September 1, 2013 “A little better than last year.” That was the description Blue Earth mayor Rick Scholtes gave concerning the one hour, 10 minute review of city administrator Kathy Baile. more »»

Under construction

September 1, 2013 The Blue Earth city campground at the fairgrounds has been closed early this season, for a facelift. Reconstruction on the campground sites is under wa. more »»

The new kids on the block

September 1, 2013 The start of each school year brings many new faces into the hallways at Blue Earth Area schools. This year the new faces in the hallway will include a new nurse and 11 new teachers. more »»

USC has 7 new teachers who are ready for school to start

September 1, 2013 A grand total of seven new teachers are joining the ranks at United South Central this year. more »»

USC’s new school taking shape

August 25, 2013 The United South Central School building project is still about two weeks behind schedule. But, Justin Webster with Krause-Anderson Construction says they should be getting back on track soon. more »»

County still needs aid for storm damage

August 25, 2013 The storm has long since passed, but Faribault County is still waiting for skies to clear. State Re. more »»

BE Council OKs Fitness Center bid

August 25, 2013 It took several tries, but the Blue Earth City Council eventually passed a motion to proceed with an expansion project at the city-owned Faribault County Fitness Center. more »»

StateLine Co-op makes it official

August 25, 2013 The sign is in place and StateLine Cooperative (SLC) can officially stake claim to the land where the future site of their Blue Earth facility will be located. On Friday, Aug. more »»

Dash and crash

August 18, 2013 Two 17-year-olds manipulated their way out of Elmore Academy on Saturday, Aug. 10 and led law enforcement officers on a wild chase through two counties. more »»

Getting whipped into shape

August 18, 2013 The $6.8 million Blue Earth Area kindergarten through eighth grade building heating, ventilation and air conditioning project is nearing completion. Ryan Hoffman with ICS Consulting, Inc. more »»



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