Blue Earth News


01/14/2018 02:59 AM  ~~~Source~~~
County's EDA votes for CEDA 

The Faribault County Economic Development Authority had one item on their agenda at a special meeting last Wednesday evening. And, after about an hour of discussion and a presentation from two representatives from CEDA, the board voted to send a recommendation to the Faribault County Board of Commissioners to hire CEDA.


01/11/2018 12:08 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Nelson raises more than $218,000 toward congressional bid 

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01/07/2018 02:06 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Answering the call to help 

When the call went out that help was needed with a grain elevator fire in Northrop, Minnesota, over the New Years weekend, fire departments from around Minnesota responded. In fact, there were 53 fire departments and emergency units that answered the call, including six from Faribault County.


01/07/2018 02:06 AM  ~~~Source~~~
BE Council OKs new CEDA contract 

The Blue Earth City Council voted in favor of hiring a new firm to handle the economic development work for the city last Monday night during their regular council meeting. The contract calls for CEDA to have an associate working in Blue Earth three days a week.


01/06/2018 03:59 AM  ~~~Source~~~
B.E. Area eyes maintenance needs 

Building and grounds supervisor Al Gieser on Friday offered an update on the facilities maintenance plan at Blue Earth Area Schools. Additional projects to be considered in the future include re-keying the high school and replacing the flooring of the bleachers at the football field to stadium-grade flooring.


01/01/2018 02:24 AM  ~~~Source~~~
The Top 10 Stories of 2017 in Faribault County 

The rumors starting to circulate around Blue Earth right after a banner sign went up on the Walmart building in early September that read "Store Closing." Then came the official announcement that the store, which had been a fixture in the Blue Earth business community for 30 years, was indeed going to close.


12/29/2017 03:59 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Mall playground coming soon 

A new attraction is set to appear at Five Lakes Centre, hopefully by late February, when an indoor play area is installed. a committee under Project 1590, took over and took action.


12/24/2017 07:41 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Nagel's lawyer tells another side of story 

Dalton Nagel, 18, of Blue Earth, was seen by Faribault County District Court with regards to an altercation at a house party dating back to October. His omnibus hearing took place last Monday morning in Faribault County District court.


12/24/2017 03:15 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Blue Earth Area Mentors' new director is a familiar face 

At the start of December, the Blue Earth Area Mentors received a new coordinator. For members of the Blue Earth area, this coordinator has an awfully familiar face, as she once was a mentor for the BEAM?group.


12/24/2017 03:15 AM  ~~~Source~~~
BE sells lot in Golden Spike Park 

The city of Blue Earth will soon be filling another lot in the Golden Spike Business Park, located just north of I-90 Freeway. At their second meeting of December, the City Council unanimously passed a land transfer ordinance that will sell the lot to BENCO Electric Cooperative.


12/20/2017 02:07 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Blue Earth weighs development contract 

The council this week discussed a proposed contract for CEDA to provide Economic Development Authority services on a contract basis for Blue Earth, beginning in January. CEDA would take the place of the Faribault County Development Corporation.