Blue Earth News

03/11/2018 09:51 AM  ~~~Source~~~
County Board considers more security 

After receiving input from county sheriff Mike Gormley and chief deputy Scott Adams regarding a recent security breach occurring at the human services center at the Faribault County Courthouse, the board's discussion centered around the possibility of increased security measures in the building. According to a complaint filed in the Fifth Judicial District Court, Dwayne Money was arrested and charged with fourth degree assault of a peace officer, fifth degree drug possession, and disorderly conduct on Feb. 9, after human services had pushed the distress alarm button at 412 N. Nicollet St. in Blue Earth.

03/11/2018 05:13 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Are these doe neighborly foe? 

After Blue Earth City Council members had multiple residents come up to them about the presence of deer in town this past winter, the council decided to get some input from the Department of Natural Resources?as to how they can manage the number of deer traveling through town. According to responses from the DNR, suggestions for the city included administering a special hunt, provide tech assistance or financial assistance to protect landscape plants, develop a deer management plan with the city and the city hires sharpshooters, involving disposition of carcass deer to food for needy people, as well as creating a zone of protected habitat, and enforcement of a no deer feeding policy within the city's jurisdiction.

03/02/2018 03:46 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Blue Earth nets $7.9M loan 

The city of Blue Earth has received a $7.69 million loan through the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority for improvements to the city's wastewater treatment plant. According to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the 20-year, 1.275 percent loan will save the city $1.28 million compared to a conventional loan of the same amount.

02/25/2018 03:00 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Giant million dollar project 

It looks like a proposed new building for the Blue Earth Chamber of Commerce is going to come to fruition, with a lot of help from the city of Blue Earth. In fact, the Blue Earth City Council voted last Monday night to basically take over the project and came up with a plan to make it happen.

02/25/2018 03:00 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Hannah Cartwright crowned Miss Faribault County 

She is going to Nationals. Miss Hannah Cartwright, of Blue Earth, has spent all of last fall and this winter preparing for her USA National Miss state pageant.

02/24/2018 04:34 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Et Cetera 

Martin County sought and has obtained a $1 million state grant that will help fund improvements along County Road 26, from Fairmont to the Faribault County line. Only 9 of 86 county applications received funding from the state, which had $25 million in its Local Road Improvement Program to give out.