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BE Council discusses new courts

Unanimous votes were more elusive than usual at a Blue Earth City Council meeting held Monday evening, July 19 at 5 p.m. Several ordinances came under review, and council members had some concerns to voice. The council had a lengthy debate about approving a memorandum of understanding ...

Par-tee time: Riverside turns 100

Even while golf was still in its infancy in the State of Minnesota, two towns in southern Minnesota came together to create one of the first 9-hole golf courses in the state. Now, the current members and past members of that golf club are going to celebrate its centennial. It was 100 ...

County Board recognizes Bonin for heroism

Faribault County Board members, at their meeting on July 20, took time to recognize Sheriff Deputy Briar Bonin for his heroic life-saving efforts as a member of a Multi-County SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) Team and Drug Task Force. Bonin took action in November of last year to rescue a ...

JW Accounting already adding to the community

JW Accounting is the new firm on the block, and owner Jessica Warehime is excited to add her services to the community. Warehime, a registered tax preparer, assists taxpayers and small businesses with their taxes. She is now serving the community via JW Accounting, her own accounting ...

USC ready to have students in school this fall

“I do not see us having any distance learning options this fall,” United South Central superintendent Keith Fleming told board members at their July 21 meeting. What the 2021-22 school year will look like was one of the many topics discussed during the evening. “As it stands now, we ...

BEA schools prepare for September

“It is definitely different planning for the upcoming school year this year than it was last year,” Blue Earth Area superintendent Mandy Fletcher told members of the BEA School Board at their meeting on Monday, July 12. “We do not have to plan for three different learning scenarios this ...

Wells Council makes plans for next Kernel Days

With Kernel Days just around the corner in August, the Wells City Council spent some time at their meeting this past Monday night, July 12, authorizing some requests concerning the Wells summer festival. The Wells Chamber of Commerce and Wells Jaycees requested permission to block off Seventh ...

Winnebago revisits stop sign motion

The Winnebago City Council did not stop to dilly-dally at a meeting held Tuesday evening, July 13, at 7 p.m. The council resumed discussion regarding the installation of stop signs around town. Though the council had originally decided to increase signage during their meeting on June 8, they ...

Jeremiah Schutt about to go down in Winnebago history

Jeremiah Schutt’s diligence and community spirit are about to go down in history. The former mayor of Winnebago will be inducted into Winnebago’s Hall of Fame this Saturday, July 24, at a ceremony held at the Winnebago Municipal Center from 2-4 p.m. Linda O’Neil, Schutt’s friend and ...

County OKs second bridge project

An 11-inch dip in a county blacktop road was a topic of concern for the Faribault County Commissioners when they met on Tuesday, July 6. “The culvert under County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 13 across Judicial Ditch 1F (JD1F), one mile south of Minnesota State Highway 109, is failing,” ...