Blue Earth News


09/20/2018 01:23 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Commission OKs drug court funding 

Fifth Judicial District coordinator Tracy Henning on Tuesday requested $5,000 from the Faribault County Commission for drug court operations. Henning said the cost for supplies for a 90-day period is a little more than $3,000, so the gift from the county goes to the ordering of supplies for drug testing.


09/18/2018 11:29 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Blue Earth initial levy hike: 12% 

The proposed budget shows an increase of $142,730 from this year, which in turn translates into a tax levy increase of 11.8 percent. City officials were quick to point out that this is a preliminary budget and levy increase, and they can change.


09/16/2018 03:01 AM  ~~~Source~~~
ATM taken from First Bank BE 

The ATM in the lobby at the First Bank Blue Earth was stolen on Friday, Sept. 7, and Blue Earth Police Chief Tom Fletcher says there are no leads in the case after more than a week since the crime happened.


09/13/2018 12:33 PM  ~~~Source~~~
4 min 15 sec ago 

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Wednesday, Sept. 12, certain private nonprofit organizations in Minnesota not providing critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans.


09/11/2018 05:21 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Police seek help after ATM - Stheft 

The Blue Earth Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect who stole an ATMa Smachine from the lobby at First Bank of Blue Earth early Friday morning. At 4:12 a.m. Friday, a male suspect entered the ATM lobby at the bank in the first block of South Main Street.


09/11/2018 12:33 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Blue Earth Area adds teacher 

The Blue Earth Area School Board voted Monday to add a fourth first-grade teacher, due to a climb in enrollment. When the projections were made last summer, the school was looking at having three sections of 24 students each for first grade.


09/09/2018 03:55 AM  ~~~Source~~~
They have the best meat sticks in the state 

The Blue Earth Locker was recognized at this year's Minnesota State Fair with a first place finish in the processed meats competition. The key to the Locker's success this year happened to be with their savory salami snack sticks.


09/09/2018 03:55 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Blue Earth Council approves TIF plan 

The Blue Earth City Council says they are moving forward with the tax increment financing plan for the Three Sisters. After a TIF?plan hearing during their regular meeting on Sept.


09/07/2018 10:00 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Trump issues disaster declaration 

President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for parts of Minnesota hit by severe storms and flooding from June 15 to July 11. The declaration had been requested by Gov. Mark Dayton. It makes funding available to state, local and tribal governments and certain nonprofits for emergency work, repair or replacement of damaged facilities, and reducing risks from natural hazards.


09/07/2018 06:54 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Police Logs 

On Sept. 6 the Sleepy Eye Police Department received a report from St Mary's School.


09/06/2018 10:03 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Concert series to begin Sept. 22 

For 73 years, the Fairmont Concert Association has sponsored an annual series of outstanding performances, and this season will continue that tradition. Five concerts have been scheduled at the Fairmont High School Performing Arts Center, and admission is by membership only.


09/02/2018 03:58 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Be Eda ponders new contract with Ceda 

With the Faribault County Economic Development Authority's decision to hire a full-time, five-day a week EDA director, the Blue Earth Economic Development Authority now has an issue to deal with. Currently, both the County EDA and the Blue Earth EDA share one full-time economic development specialist, Mary Kennedy, who is hired through the company Community and Economic Development Associates .


08/26/2018 04:26 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Ready for more construction? 

Construction warning signs are all ready to go in the city of Winnebago, above, as the project for resurfacing Highway 169 between Blue Earth and Winnebago was set to start on Monday of last week. The project will also include some new sidewalks in Winnebago.


08/26/2018 04:26 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Pool committee raises over $20,000, but needs $93,500 

As part of their work session last Monday evening, the Blue Earth City Council learned how the fundraising efforts of a New Pool Slide Committee is coming along. Dave Kittleson, the chairman of the committee, gave the report to the council.


08/26/2018 04:26 AM  ~~~Source~~~
They are no longer Frundt & Johnson 

"The name change became official on Aug. 1," says partner Daniel Lundquist. "After we finished all the paper work and filed with the Secretary of State's office."