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Second BE officer put on paid leave

May 12, 2014 In a stunning announcement at the end of the Blue Earth City Council meeting last Monday night, another of the city’s police officers was put on paid administrative leave. more »»

County says yes to plan for more inmates at jail

May 12, 2014 The Faribault County Jail is now accepting more prisoners. more »»

Time for round 2 of road construction

May 12, 2014 There is no doubt about it; it’s road construction season in the Blue Earth area. The bright orange signs reading “Detour” and “Road Closed” have made an appearance around town. more »»

BEA students commit to the walk

May 12, 2014 Only a handful of Blue Earth citizens are brave enough to get their exercise outdoors during the harsh Minnesota winter months, but four Blue Earth Area students and their teacher have challenged... more »»

Union files a grievance in Purvis case

May 4, 2014 A police labor union has filed a grievance for improper termination of a Blue Earth police officer, it was reported last week. more »»

Growing a lot older

May 4, 2014 Wouldn’t it be nice to have the ability to predict the future of our population?? Susan Brower, state demographer, has done just that and was able to share her findings with Faribault County... more »»

Here come the chicks!

May 4, 2014 It is spring in southern Minnesota and that means showers, flowers blooming and chicks hatching. A new event is also hatching this year in Blue Earth – the Chick’s Spring Flin. more »»

Soil free is the way to be

May 4, 2014 Deb Mertens is not a fan of mud, bugs or mosquitos, but ever since she was 15, the Wells resident wanted to garden. more »»

A wolf in Blue Earth

April 27, 2014 Bonnie Hummel, a Blue Earth native, never really enjoyed watching the National Basketball Association (NBA), but that all changed once her grandson, Robbie Hummel, was selected with the 58th overall... more »»

Student expelled at USC

April 27, 2014 After a three hour expulsion hearing last Thursday night, the United South Central School Board unanimously decided USC honors student Alyssa Drescher, who has no history of disciplinary problems,... more »»

Power line could be close to Blue Earth

April 27, 2014 Some residents of a housing development just north of Blue Earth received some shocking news last Thursday. A large, new electrical transmission line could possibly be joining the neighborhood. more »»

USC School Board makes landscape decisions

April 27, 2014 The United South Central School Board took nearly two hours last Tuesday discussing potential landscaping possibilities for the new school in Wells. more »»

Making the sale

April 20, 2014 When Dan Owens visited the Arends Sale Yard in Blue Earth for the very first time, he thought it would be “pretty cool” to own it and run it. The problem was, he was only six years old at the time. more »»

W’bago selects new police chief

April 20, 2014 After a long period of operating with a short-staffed, chiefless police department, the Winnebago City Council has finally been able to take the next step. more »»

Parking: No easy solution

April 20, 2014 Keeping diagonal parking on both sides of Blue Earth’s Main Street is not going to be easy, the city’s engineer says. more »»

Safe routes to school

April 20, 2014 If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. more »»

Lorie Line plans a little glam for Blue Earth

April 20, 2014 Blue Earth has offered many opportunities, year round, for entertainment and is now gearing up its small venue for one very big musical act. On Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. more »»

Bricelyn mayor, councilman resign

April 13, 2014 After a crowded public meeting which was halted multiple times, the Bricelyn City Council officially accepted mayor Arlen O’Brien’s and council member Mike Henning’s resignations. more »»

Another snag for industrial park plan

April 13, 2014 The city of Blue Earth has run into multiple snags in their plan to build a new industrial park on the north side of Interstate 90. more »»

W’bago down to one for chief job

April 13, 2014 The field has been narrowed. The Winnebago City Council has been searching for a replacement for the police chief position for quite some time now. more »»

 
 

 

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