Blue Earth News


12/16/2018 03:28 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Commission recommends denying CUP 

After a three-hour meeting last Tuesday night, the Faribault County Planning Commission voted to recommend to the Faribault County Board of Commissioners that a request for a conditional use permit for a hog operation near Blue Earth be denied. Planning Commission chairman Dennis Koziolek was quick to point out to members of the public that the County Board could overrule the Planning Commission's recommendation.


12/09/2018 07:19 AM  ~~~Source~~~
County has 5-year plan for highways 

The proposed construction plan for Faribault county highways and bridges was the main topic of discussion for the Faribault County Commissioners last Thursday, Dec. 6. Although it is a five year plan, the first two years, 2019 and 2020, garnered the most attention because costs and available money are more subject to change in years three through five. Mark Daly, the county engineer said, "We have been in discussion with several cities, so we have made some modifications to accommodate what they would like to do."


12/09/2018 02:53 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Good year for BE Light & Water 

At their meeting last Monday night, the Blue Earth City Council received a surprise offer from Tim Stoner, the manager at Blue Earth Light & Water . And while they did not immediately take him up on it, the council decided to take a long, hard look at making the deal.


12/08/2018 05:56 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Et Cetera a 

The Community Center Action Committee invited the public to the Opera House this week to talk about a possible community center in Fairmont. The presentation was informative and the discussion that followed was good.


12/06/2018 05:10 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Project Trust helps students help others 

Students from Fairmont and Blue Earth high schools received special training Wednesday from Illusion Theater, a theater company based in Minneapolis. Illusion Theater is professional theater that puts on regular shows.


12/05/2018 08:32 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Third Judicial District judges plan for new Veterans Court 

Judge Ross Leuning , who works out of Freeborn County, explained the procedure last week to county board members in Dodge County. Veterans Courts are operated in a similar fashion to Drug Courts such as the one in Dodge County.


12/02/2018 09:51 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Be Alc planning bike racks 

In their Nov. 28, meeting at the new welcome center in Blue Earth, the ALC reviewed the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership active living action plan with regards to their new bike racks, kiosk, and signs, as well as the hope of future trails and routes in the city. With the introduction of the new SHIP specialist, LaNay Hervey, a group of 12 members of the community, including ALC members, discussed the future of biking and walking in Blue Earth.


12/02/2018 05:32 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Frost native has been a smokejumper for over 30 years 

That quote, by Mel Tenneson, states very simply the goal of a smokejumper, which has been Tenneson's occupation for over 30 years. Following his graduation from Blue Earth, Tenneson journeyed north to Brainerd where he attended vocational school at what is now Central Lakes College.


11/25/2018 08:35 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Hog CUP decision back to county 

The Faribault County Commissioners met in regular session last Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, and received some clarification regarding the conditional use permit for a proposed swine confinement facility in Jo Daviess Township. Loria Rebuffoni, Planning Commission administrator, reported she recieved information from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency regarding a petition requesting the need for an Environmental Review.


11/25/2018 04:16 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Vote on pension fails 5-2 

The Blue Earth City Council took two votes at last Monday night's regular meeting that dealt with the 2019 city budget, and one of those decisions came after some impassioned debate. In the one case, they voted to approve adding up to $95,000 to the budget for a new slide for the Blue Earth Community Pool.


11/21/2018 09:45 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minn. farmers have most to lose if conservation cut from farm bill 

Scott Haase, a farmer in Blue Earth, Minn., holds up healthy soil on July 5, 2017.


11/21/2018 12:17 AM  ~~~Source~~~
B.E. council tackles budget 

In the one case, they approved adding up to $95,000 to the budget for a new slide for the community pool. On the other item, the council voted 5-2 not to reinstate $12,000 into the budget for additional funds for the Blue Earth Fire Department Firemens' Relief Pension Fund.


11/18/2018 06:10 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Gough resigns at BEA 

Blue Earth Area School District superintendent Evan Gough is leaving the district after having been the leader at the school for the last six and a half years. Gough was one of three finalists interviewed for the position on Friday, Nov. 9, in Goodhue.