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BE Council denies recall petition

The Blue Earth City Council voted 6 to 1 to deny a petition calling for a recall election of council member John Huisman. The decision came at the beginning of the regular City Council meeting last Monday night, April 5. The vote was made after nearly an hour of discussion which included a ...

W’bago EDA discusses adding mural

One year after receiving a Paint the Town grant from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), the Winnebago Economic Development Authority, at their meeting on April 7, approved a motion to apply for the same grant this year as the city continues to actively revitalize the city’s ...

County attorney Karjala resigns post

Faribault County will begin looking for a new County Attorney following the resignation of Kathryn Karjala at the April 6 County Board meeting. Karjala had submitted a letter to the commissioners stating her intentions to resign effective July 2. In the letter she stated her decision was ...

Beach-Olson is 2021 BEA Teacher of the Year

Blue Earth Area kindergarten teacher Robyn Beach-Olson was named the Teacher of the Year on Monday, March 29. She was nominated by BEA school nurse Ann Crofton. Crofton read her nomination letter at the awards ceremony, part of which said, “Robyn Beach-Olson never ceases to amaze me. She ...

He has a ‘Need for Speed’

Nathan Hander wasn’t born with a wrench in his hand, but close to it. As owner of Hander Built Auto, LLC, in Wells, he grew up in auto care and has now made it into a career. He is mostly self-taught and has been working in the business for the past 15 years. He spent eight years at ...

Dirty vehicle? Splash ‘n’ Dash!

Taylor Teems says buying the car wash next to the Sinclair Service Station just seemed like the right thing to do. “It seemed like it would be a good adventure,” he says. “And it has certainly turned out that way.” Teems formed a company called Splash ‘n’ Dash LLC and purchased ...

Almost anyone can get vaccinated

When Minnesota Governor Tim Walz relaxed the restrictions on who could get the COVID-19 vaccinations, lowering the age to 16, the staff at United Hospital District in Blue Earth expected a deluge of phone calls from residents wanting to sign up to get the vaccination. It did not really ...

Cabin Coffee officially opens in BE

Almost exactly one year ago, the news of a Cabin Coffee franchise being built in Blue Earth was announced on the front page of the Faribault County Register. Now, a year later, the Cabin Coffee restaurant opened up this past Monday, March 29. They are open 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through ...

Volunteering to help others in Winnebago

The city of Winnebago’s motto is “A small town with a big heart” and an effort is being made to put the words of the motto into action with the development of an organization of volunteers to aid those in the city who may need a little extra help. It was an idea Winnebago’s newly ...

BE tables decision on petition

After nearly an hour of discussion last Thursday night, the Blue Earth City Council voted to table any action concerning a petition filed at City Hall calling for a recall election of councilman John Huisman. The motion, which passed unanimously, called for city attorney David Frundt to have ...