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He’s on patrol in city of Winnebago

May 25, 2014 Interviews are done, background checks complete and technicalities have been covered. After months of searching, Winnebago has officially filled the open chief of police position. more »»

County officials file for election

May 25, 2014 All of the incumbents for the county offices up for election this fall want to continue in their jobs. They each filed for re-election last Tuesday, the very, very first day they could. more »»

Taking on the Corps

May 25, 2014 The Blue Earth City Council has managed to leap over a big hurdle that stood in the way of their developing the new North Industrial Park. more »»

Saving a lake

May 25, 2014 Jim Putnam can identify just about every tree, wildflower, fish, bird or animal that he sees or hears at Daly Park. more »»

Watoto choir brings music with a mission to BE

May 25, 2014 Hope United Methodist Church will be filled with inspiring music, but not in the form one might expect. more »»

Judge hears citizens’ concerns

May 18, 2014 Residents from the Blue Earth area were able to tell an administrative law judge just what they thought about the possibility of a large electrical transmission line coming within a few feet of the... more »»

UHD reports $1M shortfall so far in 2014

May 18, 2014 A $1 million slump at United Hospital District?has some worried about jobs and patient care. The UHD 2013 audit came back just fine, but 2014 has gotten off to a much worse financial start. more »»

Wells city bar may be closed

May 18, 2014 The ultimate resolution to close on-sale liquor sales at the Wells municipal liquor store was not officially decided last Monday by the Wells City Council during a public hearing, but the fate of th... more »»

Auditor finds problems in Bricelyn

May 18, 2014 The state auditor’s investigative division will be contacting the city of Bricelyn because of all the financial irregularities which occurred in 201. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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