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BE Council discusses dogs at Steinberg Park

The issue of dogs running loose in Blue Earth once again came up at a City Council meeting. This time, at last Monday night’s work session held before the regular meeting, the issue was dogs in Steinberg Park. City councilman Glenn Gaylord asked that the topic be added to the work session ...

Girls lose to Saints and Panthers

The St. Peter Saints were simply too big and too strong for the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers to handle when the two teams met for a Big South Conference girls basketball game on Feb. 18, in Blue Earth. The Saints, who list three players on their roster who are six feet tall, outscored the Bucs ...

USC girls fall to MCW, BA, last week

Some poor shooting in the first half by the United South Central Rebel girls basketball team – combined with some hot shooting by their opponents – gave the Rebels a loss last Monday night. The Martin County West Mavericks fired in 33 first half points, while the girls of USC had just 11. ...

Enrollment numbers up at BEA

“While enrollment in most school districts across the state has fallen, Blue Earth Area is one of the few districts in the state to see an increase in its numbers,” superintendent Mandy Fletcher told the School Board at their regular monthly meeting held on Monday, Feb. 8. The topic came ...

Wells gets $15K DEED grant

The Wells City Council received some good news at their brief meeting last Monday evening, Feb. 8. In his city administrator’s report, CJ Holl announced the city had received a $15,000 grant from the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) for the lost revenue at the Wells ...

BE EDA votes to replace Huisman

The members of the Blue Earth Economic Development Authority (EDA) voted at their Thursday morning meeting to have Blue Earth City Council member John Huisman removed from the EDA board and a new council person be appointed by the mayor to serve on the board. The vote came after Huisman, as ...

New owners at Gartzke’s

A Blue Earth business that has been around since 1933 is going to continue on, but now under new ownership. Or, at least part of the business is going to have new owners. Gartzke’s Floral and Gift Shop, located on Main Street in downtown Blue Earth, was sold as of Monday, Feb. ...

BPA does well at Region 7 contest

Only in its third year of existence, the Blue Earth Area chapter of the Business Professionals of America (BPA) continues to have great success. BEA BPA students took part in the Region 3 competition, which was held virtually on Wednesday, Feb. 3. One week later the results came in and it ...

Letter to KBEW causes reaction

A letter sent to Blue Earth radio station KBEW by a group of citizens was the focus of a one hour discussion at the beginning of last Monday night’s Blue Earth City Council meeting. The letter expressed the group’s displeasure over one of the station’s programs featuring Bill O’Reilly ...

County Board votes 4-1 for $4M bond

What to do with the courthouse? That was a big part of the discussion by the Faribault County Commissioners as they considered a 5-year Capital Improvement Plan as required to obtain capital improvement bond financing. “We are currently not up to standards,” buildings and grounds ...