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North Main project begins July 5

June 26, 2016 Local construction dominated the conversation at Tuesday’s Faribault County Board meeting, as the commissioners heard updates on various projects, including the North Main Street work slated for thi... more »»

The talk of the town: A Blue Earth icon

June 26, 2016 In the basement of Harold Schroeder’s Blue Earth home, there are too many plaques to count. more »»

Sprouting spuds

June 26, 2016 Its botanical name? Solanum tuberosum. Its generic vegetable name? Potatoes. Smash ‘em, mash ‘em, stick them in a stew. Or, if you are Dave Sonnek, you can grow them in Faribault County. more »»

W’bago street project still on

June 19, 2016 In discussing Winnebago’s Northwest Area Street and Utility project on Tuesday, the City Council encountered more than just an update from engineer Travis Winte. more »»

BEA Board discusses budget

June 19, 2016 The Blue Earth Area School Board had a large variety of items to take care of at last Monday’s monthly meeting, but one stood out. more »»

Wells CC deals with public at meetings

June 19, 2016 The City of Wells is buckling down on its conduct policies in public forums and meetings. more »»

Kiester celebrates big debut

June 19, 2016 It was a party for the whole community of Kiester last Tuesday night. And, despite some stormy weather, it looked like the whole town turned out at the Kiester Community Center/Fire Hall. more »»


June 19, 2016 Jonah Pirsig just wants to be a helper. more »»

BE Council reverses decision

June 12, 2016 A new proposed ‘Welcome to Blue Earth’ sign is back to being placed at its original site. more »»

And the BEA EDDY Award winner is...

June 12, 2016 Ah, the end of the school year. more »»

An honored Twins fan

June 12, 2016 When it comes to being honored, what image comes to mind? Medals, flowers, a crowd of endearing friends? For Harry Werner, a World War II veteran, he was honored by having the opportunity to raise... more »»

Moving on to Main St.

June 10, 2016 There was some good news, and some bad news at last Monday’s Blue Earth City Council meeting when it came to the Sixth and Main streets reconstruction project. more »»

County OKs no-smoking ordinance

June 10, 2016 The Faribault County Tobacco Free Grounds Policy is now in place, as the County Board passed a motion to enact the ordinance at its meeting Tuesday. more »»

BE Council reverses decision

June 10, 2016 A new proposed ‘Welcome to Blue Earth’ sign is back to being placed at its original site. more »»

Two file for seat

June 5, 2016 Faribault County Commissioner Tom Warmka will be facing a challenger in this fall’s general election – and it is a familiar face. more »»

EDA adds two

June 5, 2016 Two new members were sworn into Winnebago’s Economic Development Authority Wednesday, the same night the board proposed a meeting with the Chamber of Commerce to forward a local business program. more »»

County attorney finds a new home

June 5, 2016 A trip to the new Faribault County Attorney office is a journey back to the futur. more »»

Oh, say can you see

June 5, 2016 Photography by Cody Benjamin, Kevin Mertens, and Katie Mullaly. more »»

BEA’s graduating class of 2016 remembers Ethan Rorman

June 5, 2016 At Blue Earth Area’s High School graduation on Sunday, June 5, what looked like a packed auditorium had one empty chair in it. That chair, says the senior class of BEAHS, is for Ethan Rorman. more »»

New business and a run for office

May 29, 2016 Zac Huntley celebrated his 25th birthday on Tuesday, May 24. And he did so with a whole lot more than cake and candles. more »»



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