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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 ...

USC goes distance learning

The United South Central School Board met Tuesday, Nov. 17, in a regular meeting for the first time since the Nov. 3 elections and superintendent Keith Fleming thanked the community for voting to approve the operating levy. “I was thrilled for the vote to renew the operating levy,” ...

BEA has changes in times

Students and families of the Blue Earth Area School District were informed that, beginning Nov. 30, students will be released 15 minutes early on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Every Wednesday students will be released one hour earlier than they normally are. “Governor Walz ...

Board learns of COVID cases at county jail

From CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act money to COVID affecting county employees, the Faribault County Commissioners spent some of their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17, discussing virus-related subjects. “Just to update you, we have had five positive cases of COVID-19 ...

Helping girls find a way to a better life

Despite all the rules and regulations dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minnesota Girls Academy in Bricelyn is operating as best they can, under the circumstances. “We are at full capacity with eight girls,” says Toni Guider, the Admissions/Marketing/Program Development director at ...

BE Council updated on animal shelter

The Blue Earth City Council heard some big news from the Faribault County Humane Society during the council’s meeting last Monday evening. The humane society has raised $90,000 towards the project of building a new animal rescue shelter. “We desperately need a bigger and better ...

COVID Update Monday, Nov. 16

Faribault County has now jumped up to over the 400 case mark for confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic started in March. As of Monday, Nov. 16, the number of cases in the county stood at 403, 87 more than the week before, with still no recorded deaths. The current number of 403 ...

USC goes to distance learning

The United South Central School Board held an emergency meeting Monday morning, Nov. 16, and voted to transition grades 7-12 to distance learning beginning Tuesday, Nov. 17. The also cancelled all extra-curricular activities including all sports. "We were scheduled to be in the hybrid mode ...

BEA Board gets COVID-19 update

COVID-19 once again was a major topic of discussion at Blue Earth Area’s School Board meeting last Monday evening, Nov. 9. “We had no idea what schools would look like when they reopened this fall,” Fletcher commented. “Would we see transmission? We really had no idea.” Now that ...

Wells spends the last of its CARES funds

The Wells City Council took care of allocating their remaining Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds during action at their meeting last Monday night. The city of Wells had been allocated $168,988 in CARES Act funding, and had dispersed all but $27,369.66, which they ...