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BE Council OKs new sewer line

For their second meeting in a row the Blue Earth City Council spent a considerable amount of time discussing the Bartel Drive portion of this summer’s 10th and Nicollet Streets Project. At their meeting last Monday night, March 1, the council debated options for putting in a sanitary sewer ...

Taking his SHOT

Blue Earth Area boys basketball player Nik Lopez was honored by his coach and fellow teammates during the Bucs’ game against New Ulm on Feb. 26. No, Lopez did not score his 1,000 career point and he did not become the all-time BEA leader in rebounds. He was honored because of the respect ...

W’bago EDA selling building for $1

The Winnebago Economic Development Authority (EDA) continued moving forward with plans to try and find a developer for the property located at 34 Main St. S., commonly known as the site of the former SuperValu grocery store. “We are ready to go ahead with our Request for Proposal (RFP) to ...

Larsen loves her 4-legged friends

Some people tolerate what they do for a living and others like what they do for a job. Then, there is Laura Larsen. Larsen is passionate about animals, so much so she began a business 25 years ago to board dogs and cats when their people needed to be gone. Happy Tails Pet Boarding is ...

Not ready to open courthouse front door

It was a short meeting for the Faribault County Commissioners on Tuesday, March 2, with very few items on the agenda. One item which came up during commissioners reports was the question of when the front door, located on the east side of the courthouse, might be reopened. “We have been ...

Patrolman injured

The day of Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 is a day which will be forever etched in Cory Stauffer’s mind. It was on that day, Stauffer, a native of Winnebago, was struck by a motor vehicle while working at his job as a Missouri State Trooper. “We (State Troopers) all know the potential of ...

Concerns with new housing proposal

The proposed Cardel development west of the new United South Central School took up the majority of the meeting of the Wells City Council when they met on Monday, Feb. 22. The council discussed options concerning the right-of-way for Seventh and Eighth streets or the option of a cart-way to ...

Get ready! The county fair is a go!

Mark your calendars for July 28-31, for the return of the Faribault County Fair after a one year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will be Faribault County’s 160th county fair. “All the counties in the State are currently going forward with their plans for having fairs this ...

BE liquor store sales top $2M

Blue Earth’s municipal liquor store had a banner year in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and possibly because of it. In fact Blue Earth Wine and Spirits topped the $2 million mark for sales in a single year for the first time ever. “As far as I know, that is the highest sales in a ...

Former BE resident illustrates childrens’ book

Former Blue Earth resident and well-known cartoonist Joe Engesser has done the illustrations for a new childrens’ book that deals with an unusual topic. Roofing. The book was written by Marcus Eytcheson, of Fairmont Roofing. The book is titled “Up on the Rooftop” and is subtitled ...