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Welcome Stitchery now open in Blue Earth

There is a saying that says “Find a job you like and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Justine Hougen believes she has found that job. Hougen recently opened a new business in Blue Earth called Welcome Stitchery. It is located on Highway 169 in the former Headlines Plus ...

A farming tradition

Having a farm recognized as a Sesquicentennial Farm is not a common occurrence. Being a Sesquicentennial Farm and having it still being operated by ancestors of the original settler is even more rare. Brothers Don and Ken Haase are each being recognized for having a sesquicentennial farm. ...

What to do with BE tennis courts?

The Blue Earth City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting had an unusually large audience on Monday, June 7. Several community members attended to voice concerns about recreational opportunities in the city. The community members were primarily concerned about plans to remove the tennis ...

Making visitors to BE feel welcome

The Blue Earth Economic Development Authority (EDA) Board met Thursday morning on June 10. The board discussed strategies for encouraging passersby to venture further into town than the Jolly Green Giant’s territory. The board considered using flyers to lure campers from the campground to ...

From the Colorado Rockies to Blue Earth, Minnesota

A Colorado native and snowboard enthusiast, Hanna Haggarty, Blue Earth’s AmeriCorps VISTA program recruit, has stuck the landing following her transition from Colorado’s mountains to the rolling farmlands of the Midwest. Since her arrival in January, Haggarty has already made a positive ...

And the award goes to …

Elloyce Queensland expressed shock when she found out she was this year’s recipient of the Blue Earth Chamber of Commerce’s Community Service Award. “I’m a little embarrassed,” she said. “There are so many others who do so much and should get this recognition.” However, she ...

Therapy through music

Music therapy may be something many people have never heard of, or at least they are not very familiar with the term. Yet, the earliest known reference to music therapy appeared in 1789 in an article in Columbian Magazine. The first recorded music therapy intervention and systematic experiments ...

Rep. Olson talks issues with board

The Faribault County Commissioners had an unexpected guest at their meeting on June 1. Minnesota state Representative Bjorn Olson, R-Elmore, dropped by saying he was there to listen to any concerns the commissioners might have. It turns out the board members had more questions for Olson ...

W’bago EDA grants loan to business

The Winnebago Economic Development Authority (EDA) approved a business loan for Winnebago Metal when they met for their regular meeting on June 2. Kenneth Nelson is the owner of Winnebago Metal, which is located at 212 Sixth Avenue SE, and was at the meeting to answer any questions from the ...

Remembering Paul Hedberg

Legendary Blue Earth radio broadcaster and station owner Paul Hedberg died on Thursday, May 27, at his home in Southlake, Texas, just one day shy of his 82nd birthday. Hedberg was well known in the Blue Earth area for two main things. One, he started the KBEW radio station in August of 1963, ...