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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 ...

On wings of angels

There is a set of angel wings on the side of the American Legion building in Blue Earth, thanks to the efforts of several people. Tammy Davis, office specialist at the Blue Earth City Hall, had the idea to create the mural. “I had seen one like it in several places,” Davis says. “I ...

Slipping and sliding into fun at Bricelyn’s Prairie River

Despite its remote location on 63 beautiful acres of land near Bricelyn, Prairie River Camp is all about community and connection. As their recent addition of a Slip ‘N Slide-style water slide shows, they are also all about fun!  Affiliated with Youth for Christ, Prairie River Camp is a ...

Wells residents comment on cartway

Approximately 40 Wells area residents showed up at last Monday night’s Wells City Council to attend a public hearing concerning a possible cartway. Many of those present spoke both for, and against, building the cartway. The construction of the cartway is being requested by the developers ...

CJ Holl resigns as administrator

In a surprising announcement at last Monday night’s Wells City Council meeting, CJ Holl announced he was resigning as the city administrator of Wells. In a letter to the mayor dated June 4, Holl had announced his intention to resign and give the council a 30-day notice as per his ...

BEA Board OKs budget

The last Blue Earth Area School Board meeting of fiscal year 2021 was held on June 14 and it meant there were many ‘housekeeping’ items to address before the start of the new fiscal year. One of the items on the agenda was the passing of the proposed budget for the 2022 fiscal year, ...

County approves CUP for a hog farm

The Faribault County Board of Commissioners were introduced to the newly hired County Attorney at their meeting on June 15. Outgoing County Attorney Kathryn Karjala, who resigned her position effective July 2, introduced Cameron Davis to the board members. Karjala informed the commissioners ...