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BE has plans for second project

At their meeting on Monday night the Blue Earth City Council received the preliminary engineer’s report on the second major street and utility project the city has planned for the 2021 construction season. The project will encompass about seven blocks, including all of West 10th Street, the south end of Nicollet Street, as well as some work on Bartels Drive. Total estimated cost of the project is $2,152,641. That breaks down to $1,105,570 for street improvements, $351,175 for storm sewer costs, $427,316 for water main improvements and $268,580 for sanitary sewer improvements. The ...

BEA has changes in times

Faribault County is approaching the 500 mark for confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic started in March, but that is still far less than in neighboring counties. As of Monday, Nov. 23, ...

Board learns of COVID cases at county jail

Faribault County is approaching the 500 mark for confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic started in March, but that is still far less than in neighboring counties. As of Monday, Nov. 23, ...

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Walz, House GOP, push for quick aid for hard-hit businesses

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled separate relief proposals for small businesses that have been hit the hardest by new restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Walz said the package ...

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Detroit Pistons get guard Zhaire Smith in trade with Philadelphia 76ers

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have traded center Tony Bradley to Philadelphia for guard Zhaire Smith. The Pistons announced the deal with the 76ers on Monday. Detroit acquired Bradley in a recent trade with Utah. Smith was a first-round draft pick in 2018 by Phoenix and was dealt to ...

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