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Filing to run for an office

August 21, 2016 Two Faribault County cities will feature contested mayoral elections this November, and some other offices will also officially be up for grabs now that the filing period has ended. more »»

A feel-good helper

August 21, 2016 "I just thought, ‘I’m going to retire,’ and I pulled off my gloves and, once my supervisor returned to work from a trip, I notified him that while he was away, I retired. more »»

Getting ready for some football – and school

August 21, 2016 The new sports complex at the United South Central School District continued to be a big topic at USC School Board meetings. more »»

‘Bago wonders ‘what to do?’

August 14, 2016 What to do? For the second consecutive month, the Winnebago City Council had that question on its mind, pondering the next steps in an impending separation from local business Zierke Built... more »»

Wells eyes finish of city projects

August 14, 2016 As summer comes closer and closer to an end, Wells’ summer checklist is looking like it is getting closer and closer to completion, with just a few projects still to finish before autumn arrives. more »»

Hagedorn wins primary

August 14, 2016 Blue Earth resident Jim Hagedorn will now officially be the Republican candidate who will face off against Democrat incumbent First District U.S. more »»

Meet the new funeral director at Patton Funeral Home

August 14, 2016 There is a new smiling face around town, and he is the new full time funeral director for Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth and Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago. His name is Dominic Krezowski. more »»

Stolen car in fatal accident

August 12, 2016 A car stolen in Nebraska ended up being involved in an accident in Faribault County that killed the driver. The accident happened at 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. more »»

Help wanted

August 7, 2016 Their kennels are full, and so are their hands. more »»

Supreme Court affirms

August 7, 2016 “We affirm.” That is what the Minnesota Supreme Court stated on the matter of the appeal of the expulsion of former honor student Alyssa Drescher from United South Central Public Schools. more »»

County Board hears news of several grants

August 7, 2016 Grants were the hot topic of discussion at Tuesday’s Faribault County Board meeting, as the commissioners heard updates on proposed funding from three different sources. more »»

Losing business

August 7, 2016 Two businesses in downtown Winnebago are now closed, and the city’s Economic Development Authority met Wednesday to weigh its options for the departure of another. more »»

Genesis Classical Academy greets second year with changes

August 7, 2016 Genesis Classical Academy has run into a bit of a snafu for the 2016-17 school year. “We are growing too fast,” reports GCA headmaster Renée Doyle with a smile. more »»

Hot time at the county fair

July 31, 2016 An admitted shortage in profits and attendance rocked the Faribault County Fair this year, and all fingers are pointing to none other than Mother Nature for the dropof. more »»

FariCARES coordinator resigns before starting

July 31, 2016 As the saying goes, never count your chickens before they are hatched. more »»

Want to run for public office?

July 31, 2016 Are you interested in running for local office and maybe serving on your city council or school board? The time to sign up to run for these and other local public bodies will start next week. more »»

A golden era for gloves in town

July 31, 2016 In the 1950s, a young man by the name of Cassius Clay got his start in boxing. Childhood troubles led a preteen Clay into the arms of a Louisville, Kentucky, police officer. more »»

Bus service hits pothole

July 24, 2016 “It won’t fail.” Jeremy Monahan, the director of Prairie Lakes Transit, assured the Faribault and Martin County Transit Board Tuesday that things would be just fine. more »»

More BE projects planned

July 24, 2016 The Blue Earth City Council discussed a wide variety of possible projects during both their work session and regular meeting held last Monday night. more »»

Regulating renewable energy in the county

July 24, 2016 An ordinance was passed, a donation was requested and a permit was granted at the Faribault County Courthouse Tuesday, as the county commissioners tackled a busy slate at their latest meeting. more »»



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