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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 ...

County EDA 2020 grants at $558,000

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic – and to an extent because of it – the Faribault County Economic Development Authority (EDA) had a big year in 2020. The 2020 Annual Report was presented to the board at their regular monthly meeting held last Tuesday, March 23. The EDA granted over half a ...

Jake’s Pizza roof collapses in Wells

A landmark pizza eatery in Wells is currently closed following the events of Feb. 24. Dawn Navara, owner of Jake’s Pizza, located on West Franklin Street, describes what happened. “I was by myself in the building and was up front by the cash register,” she explains. “The ceiling ...

Making a ‘few’ changes

When Mike McNerney moved back to his hometown of Blue Earth in 2010, he bought a house on South Circle Drive. He later moved to a different house in Blue Earth, but he kept the one on South Circle Drive and did not sell it. “I kept the house because I felt my mom and dad (Jack and Ruth ...