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No. 1 – COVID-19 affects life in Faribault County Perhaps no one thing has dominated our news in Faribault County since World War II like COVID-19 did in 2020. There were no fewer than 65 stories in the Faribault County Register dealing with the effects of the pandemic and the restrictions ...

Warmka honored for years of service

When Faribault County Board chairman Tom Warmka struck the gavel to officially adjourn the commissioners meeting on Dec. 15, it marked the end of 20 years of service to the county in that capacity. “I was the youngest commissioner when I was first elected and the oldest when I left,” ...

Easton man feels fortunate to be alive

While the Christmas celebration is traditionally a special time for families, this year’s celebration will hold a special meaning for married couple Sheldon and Sharla Goodrich and their loved ones – because Sheldon is feeling fortunate just to be alive. Sheldon, a farmer who lives south ...

There is A Little Something going on in the city of Easton

A new store in Easton called A Little Something is part of a trend which has been going on in the small town during 2020. A Little Something is the third new business to open this year in the small rural community located on Minnesota State Highway 109, about eight miles west of Wells. It ...

New arts center a dream come true

Jenna Johnson, of Blue Earth, says taking a big, old, empty former printing plant building and turning it into an arts center has been “an interesting journey.” After more than a year of hard work she is nearing the end of that journey, and has started opening it up for both music and ...

Local industry making giant additions

There is at least one Blue Earth industry that has been making some big additions to their production capabilities and wants to let people know about it. “We just thought it might be important to let everyone know that it is not all gloom and doom in the manufacturing world, due to ...

BEA School Board passes tax levy

The Blue Earth Area School Board had a number of items to tackle at their Dec. 14 board meeting. One area the board spent a great deal of time on was the district’s finances. District financial services coordinator Alan Wilhelmi reviewed the 2021 budget and proposed tax levy for 2021 ...

County sets tax levy at $11,980,095

The Faribault County Commissioners officially certified the tax levy for 2021 during their regular board meeting on Dec. 15. The levy, which was set at $11,980,095, is an increase of $292,196, or 2.5 percent over the 2020 levy. Budgeted revenues for 2021 total $29,082,381. Expenditures are ...

USC receives good financial report

The United South Central School Board received some good news on the financial front when they held their last regularly scheduled meeting of the 2020 calendar year on Tuesday night, Dec. 15. The refinancing of General Obligation Bonds will result in a gross savings of $1,231,000 over a ...

Wells Council hears concerns over 2021 projects

The Wells City Council had a busy meeting last Monday night, Dec. 14, with a public hearing for a 2021 street improvement project, the annual Truth in Taxation Public Hearing, the regular agenda, two award presentations and two closed sessions. The public hearing was for the North Broadway ...