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KBEW soon to have new ownership

April 2, 2017 There was big news at the KBEW AM and FM radio stations in Blue Earth this week. The station has been sold to a company from Yankton, South Dakota, called Riverfront Broadcasting, LLC. more »»

USC School institutes a new ‘Tipline’

April 2, 2017 United South Central School is taking another step towards combatting bullying and other on-campus concerns by creating an anonymous tipline. more »»

Chick-fil-A plans new BE restaurant

April 2, 2017 In the first of what could ultimately be a long list of steps toward the construction of a new business plaza near the intersection of Highway 169 and Interstate 90 in Blue Earth, Chick-fil-A... more »»

BEA’s CrossFit phenom ranks among world’s best

April 2, 2017 Forget Ironmans and marathons. Hadley Mensing, a junior at Blue Earth Area High School, is all about CrossFi. more »»

Minnesota’s earliest tornado

March 26, 2017 The severe storm that uprooted trees, deroofed buildings and overturned a camper on March 6 in Pihl’s Park, near Wells, actually included a tornado. And not just any twiste. more »»

USC also cuts arts position

March 26, 2017 Blue Earth Area is not the only school district making alterations to its classes due to a lack of kindergarten students in regards to classroom projections for next year. more »»

Former Seneca manager charged

March 26, 2017 A former Seneca Foods manager has been charged with two felony counts of theft after allegedly stealing more than $35,000 in personal credit charges to company cards as well as other financial... more »»

BE studies possible new pool slide

March 26, 2017 With their second meeting of March falling on the first official day of spring, Monday, March 20, the Blue Earth City Council turned their attention to several items dealing with this coming summer... more »»

Cornerstone Church finds a new place of worship in Blue Earth

March 26, 2017 Pastor Dave Drescher comes just short of calling it a miracle. But he does say it is miraculous – and proof that God does indeed work in mysterious and wonderful ways for His people. more »»

BEA votes to drop art position

March 19, 2017 The arts are important. No one at Monday’s standing-room-only Blue Earth Area School Board meeting disagreed with tha. more »»

Neil Royer receives national honor

March 19, 2017 In 1947, two years after World War II came to a close, M. Neil Royer found himself in little Balaton, Minnesota. more »»

Former USC teacher faces porn charges

March 19, 2017 A former United South Central teacher and technology director has been charged with nine felony counts of child pornograph. more »»

Lots and lots of talk about lots

March 19, 2017 Less than a month after rejecting a $1,000 bid for an unused lot in town, the Winnebago City Council may be overhauling its entire system of selling and overseeing vacant properties in an effort to... more »»

A family foundation

March 19, 2017 Not many people get to build their own house from the ground up. Even fewer are able to do it alongside their father, like Ben Gjere did with his father, Mike. more »»

A helping hand at home

March 19, 2017 Social cohesion. It is the building up of community for the benefit of all. And, through at least one initiative in Blue Earth, it is fostered through a literal building up of the town. more »»

Storm slams Pihl’s Park

March 12, 2017 A severe thunderstorm hit Faribault County on Monday, March 6, and it did not pass without leaving some areas noticeably damaged. more »»

County loans $30K, talks transit future

March 12, 2017 The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round. But not without some concerns from the Faribault County Board of Commissioner. more »»

I-90 semis go off-road in accident

March 12, 2017 Two men with non-life-threatening injuries were transported to Blue Earth’s United Hospital District after a roadside collision between their semi-trailer trucks on Interstate 90 in Faribault County... more »»

Easton celebrates Club 569, a new version of an old hotspot

March 12, 2017 At the entrance of a former American Legion building on Main Street in small-town Easton, the glimmer of a contemporary dining scene can be spotte. more »»

Insuring your crops

March 12, 2017 Crop insurance for farmers has changed quite a bit over the years – and it is continuing to change with each seaso. more »»



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