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City owned roofs need attention

The city of Blue Earth owns quite a few buildings in the city, and that translates to a lot of roofs that need maintenance. At a work session before their regular meeting on Monday, May 3, the City Council received a detailed update on the condition of at least a dozen city-owned ...

County OKs broadband application

The Faribault County Board took action at its meeting on Tuesday, May 4, to apply for the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV). The grant requires no public match and is for broadband development. If the county is awarded the grant, it could mean five more small towns in ...

BEA student group says ‘start the presses!’

zA group of Blue Earth Area High School students have been spending their lunch hour on Mondays pursuing an unusual activity. Newspaper publishing. And, now, they are completing work on the first edition of The Buccaneer, a new school newspaper, which went to press this past Friday and is ...

Wells Council gets MnDOT update

Despite the fact that the project is not slated to be done until five years from now, the Wells City Council once again spent a long time at their meeting last Monday night hearing an update on the Highway 22 and Highway 109 reconstruction project planned for 2026. Minnesota Department of ...

County EDA wants to aid businesses

The Faribault County Economic Development Authority (EDA) spent much of their meeting on Tuesday, April 20, discussing two new ideas of ways to help businesses in the county. One idea was to host a business marketing event, while the other was to host a countywide job fair. Both ideas are ...

Don’s Fleet to close doors as of end of June

A business which has served the farming community since 1956 will cease to be a part of the Blue Earth landscape when it closes its doors for the last time early this summer. Don’s Fleet Supply has been around since 1956 when Don Christensen, who was looking for a career change, rented a ...

Project bids higher than expected

The Blue Earth City Council met on Monday, April 19, and voted to accept the bid from Ulland Brothers, Inc. for the work to be done on the Walnut Street Area and Nicollet Street Area Improvement Projects. “We only received one bid and it came in at 30 percent over the engineer’s ...

USC has eight long-time staff ready to retire

During a typical United South Central School Board meeting, personnel changes such as retirements, resignations and hirings are handled as part of the consent agenda. However, at the board’s regular meeting last Tuesday, April 20, board chairman Dale Stevermer handled the personnel changes ...

County Board awards sale of bonds

The Faribault County Commissioners completed the next step in the process of securing funds for work to be done on the County Courthouse and other county buildings. During their meeting on Tuesday, April 20, the board approved a resolution awarding the sale of the 2021A $4 million General ...

Wells man urges all to consider organ donation

You could be forgiven, in the middle of a yearlong international pandemic, with trials dominating the headlines and the opening day of baseball, for forgetting that April is Organ Donor Awareness Month. However, Rick Herman, of Wells, is all too aware of the importance of organ donation. ...