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BE disperses its remaining CARES funds

The Blue Earth City Council made decisions on how to spend their remaining Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds during their meeting this past Monday night, Nov. 2. City administrator Mary Kennedy first told the council that the remainder of the funds which could be ...

County selling blighted properties

Easton and Elmore are taking steps to clean up blighted parcels in their respective towns by acquiring tax forfeited properties in their communities with the intent to demolish the rundown buildings located on those lots. On Tuesday, Nov. 3, the Faribault County Commissioners approved the ...

Hagedorn defeats Feehan

Republican candidates fared well in Faribault County and the surrounding area. In the First Congressional District race between incumbent Republican Congressman Jim Hagedorn and Democrat challenger Dan Feehan, Hagedorn held a 178,059 to 167,133 lead as of Thursday. Hagedorn, a resident of ...

Election Day 2020 finally here

Voters in Faribault County will have a lot of places to mark on their ballots come Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Of course, many voters have already cast their ballot – they did early voting and either mailed in their ballot or dropped it off at the courthouse. But, for the many who ...

Wells gets another CARES fund request

The Wells City Council received another request for some of their CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act funds during their meeting last Monday evening, Oct. 26. Emily Davis, the Community Workforce coordinator in Faribault County, gave a presentation of what the Community ...

USC adds flex learning day for staff

The United South Central School Board held a special meeting on the morning of Oct. 29 to discuss adding a flex-learning day to the academic calendar. The day being considered was Friday, Nov. 13. “We consistently hear time is the most crucial item for teachers when they are working on ...

Edwards is new principal at St. Casimir’s in Wells

COVID-19 may require St. Casimir’s principal, Diane Edwards, to wear a mask almost all of the time while she is at the school. But, even the face covering cannot hide the smile which reaches her eyes when she talks about the young children she helps educate at the private school in ...

Corn Plus in Winnebago is sold

A statement released on Wednesday, Oct. 21, announced the acquisition of Corn Plus of Winnebago by Greenfield Global Inc. of Canada. Greenfield Global Inc. is Canada’s largest fuel ethanol producer. The 48 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Winnebago is Greenfield’s first fuel ...

BE EDA receives funding increase

What to do with the remaining Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds was a major topic at last Monday night’s Blue Earth City Council meeting. The city has dispersed much of the funding they have received, but the council learned at the meeting there was still ...

St. Casimir’s set to get relief aid

The Faribault County Commissioners are still busy allocating funds from the CARES Act. They had previously distributed funds to three schools located in Faribault County. Those were Blue Earth Area, United South Central and Genesis Classical Academy. At their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, they ...