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BE Council learns about plans for a special 9/11 ride

The Blue Earth City Council breezed through business at their latest meeting, which took place on Tuesday evening, July 6. Public comments were the main source of discussion at the meeting, which progressed with impressive efficiency. Blue Earth Area Schools superintendent Mandy Fletcher ...

Faribault County deputy rescues man

People in the law enforcement profession are aware of the dangerous vocation they have chosen but they never know exactly when or what kind of situation they will face in their line of work. Faribault County Deputy Briar Bonin found himself in a dangerous situation last Nov. 29 and took ...

Juba’s is BE EDA’s July Business Spotlight

A business spotlight at the Blue Earth Economic Development Authority board’s meeting on Thursday morning, July 8, shed light upon the challenges of adapting a business to the 21st century. This month’s business spotlight was shone on Juba’s, a Blue Earth grocery store which has been ...

Habitat for Humanity setting foundations to build again

The world retreated into its shell during the COVID-19 pandemic, and nonprofit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity are struggling to drag it back out again to resume their do-gooding. Staci Thompson, executive director of the Martin-Faribault County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, ...

Giant Days is back!

Are you ready to get out and have some fun? Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the only Giant Days event in Blue Earth last year was the annual fireworks display. However, this year, Giant Days, slated for Friday and Saturday, July 9 and 10, is touted as being bigger and better than ever, ...

A new County Attorney

Cameron Davis was sworn in as the Faribault County Attorney by Fifth Judicial District Judge Troy Timmerman on Friday, June 25. Davis, a native of Austin, was appointed to the position by the Faribault County Board of Commissioners following the resignation of Kathryn Karjala. Karjala had ...

Wells City Council says no to cartway

To build a cartway or not build a cartway; that was the decision the Wells City Council faced at a special meeting held on July 1. While it was not the only topic on the agenda, it was the hot topic and the majority of the meeting was spent discussing whether or not a cartway should be ...

BE City connecting with residents

Some say there is an app for everything nowadays. What if that app existed for every administrator’s nemesis: paperwork? On Monday evening, June 21, the Blue Earth City Council discussed the possibility of adopting an app to improve communication between Blue Earth and its citizens. The ...

Construction everywhere in Easton

“The city of Easton will look quite different and it will be quite an improvement,” Easton city engineer Travis Winter said regarding the current street construction project underway in the small town located on Highway 109. Improvements to the city’s watermain, sanitary sewer lines ...