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Fire at Blue Ridge

A structure fire on Monday afternoon in Blue Earth left five residents displaced from their homes, with one family left homeless. The fire call came in at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23. It was at the Blue Ridge Townhomes, a part of the Blue Ridge Apartment complex on the west side of the ...

MnDOT wants comments from Wells residents

While the actual project is still a few years off, the residents of Wells are going to have an opportunity to weigh in with input for the scope of the highway improvement work to be done on Highway 22 through the city of Wells in 2026. The Wells City Council heard an update from two Minnesota ...

First COVID death in Faribault Co.

Faribault County reported the first death due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The person was listed as between the ages of 60-65 according to the Community Health and Human Services of Faribault and Martin County. Faribault County is fast approaching the 500 mark for confirmed cases of ...

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 ...