Blue Earth News


06/17/2018 02:38 AM  ~~~Source~~~
A Diverse Lineage 

There happens to be a farm in Bricelyn that has been owned by the same family since 1874. That is a lot of farming.


06/17/2018 02:38 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Is a Sisters deal getting close? 

Both the Blue Earth City Council and the Blue Earth Economic Development Authority are taking steps towards the possible sale of the Three Sisters buildings in downtown Blue Earth. After the City Council decided to allow the buildings to be sold below market value after a public hearing two weeks ago, the EDA studied a draft of a development agreement with Rural Renaissance Project, Inc., during their meeting on Thursday morning.


06/13/2018 08:01 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Courts 

James G. Benson, 42, of Blue Earth; Michael N. Furgiuele, 23, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Tereso Martinez Leanos, 52, of Belview; Cheryl F. Wilder, 72, of Luck, Wis.; each fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle - David J. Carson, 50, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Sara E. Carson, 41, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; each fined $110.


06/12/2018 10:55 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Police: Man, woman steal valuable stone from Minnesota cemetery 

A man and a woman are in custody after authorities say they stole a valuable stone from a cemetery in Faribault County last month. According to the Faribault County Sheriff's Department, it started when several people reported flowers stolen from Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth, Minnesota, on May 28, along with a large rose quartz rock that was attached to a headstone.


06/10/2018 04:36 AM  ~~~Source~~~
County law enforcement aims to protect and serve 

With a staff of roughly 50 employees, the Faribault County Sheriff's Department has the responsibility of ensuring the safety of all the county's citizens. One of the main duties of the sheriff's department includes working in conjunction with full time police departments in Blue Earth, Elmore, Winnebago, Wells and Minnesota Lake.


06/10/2018 04:35 AM  ~~~Source~~~
BE votes to sell Three Sisters 

The Blue Earth City Council made a decision last Monday night that they would agree to sell the buildings in downtown Blue Earth known as the Three Sisters for considerably less than the market value of the buildings. However, they did not make any decision as to just who they would sell those buildings to.


06/10/2018 04:35 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Nagel pleads guilty 

A plea of guilty has been entered by Dalton Nagel, 18, of Blue Earth, after months of court delineations regarding his involvement in an October 2017 assault which took place at a house party in Winnebago. Nagel was seen in Martin County's District Courthouse on June 4, however the case is still a Faribault County District Court case.


06/09/2018 02:36 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Courts 

Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle - Conrad Bester, 38, of Ledyard, Iowa; Patrick A. Murphy, 56, of Blue Earth; each fined $110. Ravindra A. Hollman, 37, of Blue Earth was convicted of giving peace officer false name/birthdate/ID card; fined $285.


06/08/2018 10:41 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Town Talk: New Ulm Animal Control 

New Ulm Animal Control is a City Public Safety function staffed by two licensed police officers from the New Ulm Police Department. In addition to their regular police duties, they are assigned the part-time animal control duties.


06/03/2018 05:21 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Vandalism at BE cemetery 

According to Blue Earth Chief of Police Tom Fletcher, the incident took place between May 27 and May 28. Five flower thefts were reported, as well as two headstone thefts. While a hook was removed from one of the headstones, a decorative rose quartz rock was pried off of another headstone.


06/03/2018 05:21 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Half a million dollar torching unit 

Winnebago Manufacturing in Blue Earth just received a new tool which will help to boost their efficiency and overall productivity. On Wednesday, May 30, the manufacturing plant, which specializes in heavy duty plate application, received a new torch system for cutting metal.


05/31/2018 09:27 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Candidate filing update 

The candidate filing period for elected office opened on Tuesday, May 22 and closes on Tuesday, June 5 at 5 p.m. The general election will be held Nov. 6. The updates below are as of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29. Another update will be included in the June 4 Free Star with the final results in the June 7 Pipestone County Star.


05/27/2018 08:21 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Several file for county's open offices 

Several people have filed for the open offices in Faribault County, and all of them are the incumbents, so far. The filing period to be on the ballot in this coming fall election began last Tuesday, May 22, and will continue through to Tuesday, June 5, at 5 p.m. Filing so far are John Thompson for county auditor-treasurer, Sheryl "Sherry" Asmus for county recorder, Mike Gormley for county sheriff, Kathryn Karjala-Curtis for county attorney and Greg Young for District 2 county commissioner.


05/27/2018 04:11 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Community gardens return to Blue Earth 

Have you got the spring planting fever? Would you like to have a garden but have nowhere to put it? The city of Blue Earth and its Housing Redevelopment Authority have teamed up to bring back the Blue Earth Community Garden. The garden plots will be located on a lot just east of the Putnam Park tennis courts.


05/27/2018 04:11 AM  ~~~Source~~~
City hears Three Sisters update 

The Blue Earth City Council started their meeting last Monday with a discussion about the Three Sisters buildings in downtown Blue Earth and they ended their meeting two hours later with another discussion about the Sisters. The council spent all of their half hour work session, held before the regular meeting, hearing two updates on a proposed $2.5 million project for the three empty downtown buildings, now owned by the city and its Economic Development Authority.