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Wells Council gets good, bad news

The Wells City Council got some good news and some bad news at their meeting held last Monday night.The good news was the city is receiving a prestigious award from the Minnesota League of Cities. The bad news was the city is losing one of their key staff employees."We were named a City of ...

BEA continues to develop a Safe Learning Plan

"Our focus in developing the Blue Earth Area Safe Learning Plan has been to provide a safe environment for our staff and students, to provide the highest quality instruction possible and to allow the district to move fluidly from one plan to another," BEA superintendent Mandy Fletcher told the ...

He loves the outdoors

To say Jim Putnam of Winnebago loves the outdoors would be somewhat of an understatement.Putnam, who is being honored as the newest member of the Winnebago Hall of Fame, is passionate about nature and has been active in sharing his love of the outdoors with others, from kids to adults, for many ...

He is a supercentenarian

Gordon "Gordy" Saunders, of Blue Earth, has now done something not many people will ever accomplish in their lives.He has become a supercentenarian.Just what is a supercentenarian? A person between the ages of 100 and 109 is called a centenarian. Anyone over 110 is called a ...

At UHD for 45 years

Karen Gossen went to Willmar Vocational School in the early 1970s to take classes to become a medical office assistant."We were the people who would escort patients to the exam rooms and gather information from the patient to get things ready for the doctor to see them," Karen explains.After ...

USC, BEA gear up for start of school

Although it appears the United South Central School District intends to begin the school year with in-person learning this fall. It is not an official decision yet."There are still a couple of steps to take before we can officially say we will have in-person learning," USC School Board ...

County gets CARES funds

Faribault County has received $1,655,319 in Coronavirus Relief Funds along with another $81,530 to distribute to small cities and towns. Now, the question is, how can the money be spent?County auditor Darren Esser shared the news with the commissioners at their regular meeting on Aug. 4.The ...

BE City also has $241K to use

The Blue Earth City Council wants to help local businesses and organizations as much as they can by sharing the recent funds the city received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security (CARES Act) program.Blue Earth received $241,390. Other cities in the county received lesser amounts ...

So far, hardly anyone has filed for local offices

During the first week that filing for local offices was open very few people came in and "tossed their hats into the ring."For instance, no one had filed for the three open spots on either the Blue Earth Area or United South Central School Boards until just recently.Filings for city council and ...

County Board looks at who to give CARES money to

The process of deciding how to utilize the $1.65 million Faribault County received via the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act continued at a Faribault County Commissioners works session held Thursday morning, Aug. 6.County auditor Darren Esser told the board no official ...