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BE Council hears 2020 deer hunt report

While the numbers were down from the previous year, the in-the-city-limits deer hunt in Blue Earth was deemed another success. Blue Earth police officer Tharen Hough, who is in charge of the hunt, gave a wrap up of the season to the Blue Earth City Council during their work session before last ...

Hanson likes to stay busy

Jeanette Hanson, of Blue Earth, says she likes to stay busy. “Everyday I have a whole lot of projects I want to work on,” Hanson says. “I have never been bored in my whole life.” And, when the 80 year-old (soon to be 81 in March) says she likes to keep busy, she has the results of ...

Reading, gardening and music

Ellen Katzke may not have seen it all or done it all during her life on this earth, but she has certainly made the most of her 93 years. Katzke, whose birthday was during the first week of January, was born in 1928, in South Dakota, south of the town of Mitchell near the towns of Menno and ...

Wells Fargo in BE closing in March

Customers of the Wells Fargo bank in Blue Earth, which has been temporarily closed because of COVID-19, received word in a letter dated Dec. 18, the local branch would be permanently closing on March 24, 2021, at 12 p.m. The letter, which came from Wells Fargo district manager Julie ...

Winter weather makes for a White Christmas

The nicer than average weather Faribault County had been experiencing in the month of December came to a screeching halt on Wednesday, Dec. 23, when blizzard conditions invaded southern Minnesota resulting in crashes, closed highways and multiple power outages in the region. Parts of ...

Wells getting all REV’ed up

The city of Wells is getting ready to be all “REV’ed” up for 2021. Back in November, the city learned they had been selected to be one of four cities in the 20-county southern Minnesota area to participate in the Rural Entrepreneurial Venture (REV) program. REV is a program of the ...

BE liquor store only one with a profit

The Blue Earth municipal liquor store was the only one in Faribault County to show a profit in 2019, according to information released last week by the State Auditor’s Office. The other three, located in Wells, Kiester and Elmore, all showed a net loss. According to the report, Blue Earth ...

An act of kindness just in time for Christmas

The blizzard on Dec. 23 resulted in some residents of Faribault County losing their electricity. Others found it tough to make it home from work. Such was the case for Ali Foth, the manager at Bomgaars in Blue Earth. Luckily for Foth and other drivers who ended up stranded in the storm, ...

Who is responsible for crosswalk sign?

During their work session, held before the regular meeting last Monday night, the Blue Earth City Council had a discussion on repair work for a damaged electronic flashing light crosswalk sign on Highway 169, and whether it is the city’s or MnDOT’s (Minnesota Department of Transportation) ...

BE sets levy increase at 3 percent

After having postponed the final decision on the 2021 budget and levy at an earlier meeting in December, the Blue Earth City Council voted on the final numbers at their meeting this past Monday night. The levy totals $1,723,704, which is a 3-percent increase over the current year’s ...