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House fire in Blue Earth displaces 2 families

A house fire in Blue Earth on Saturday, June 18, resulted in no injuries, but did displace two families. The fire call came in at 6:08 p.m. on Saturday. A duplex at 401 S. Galbraith Street in Blue Earth had the southwest side fully engulfed in flames and the fire was spreading to the attic of the home when firefighters arrived.
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BE Council hears of a ‘grave’ concern

The Blue Earth City Council attended to business briskly at a meeting held on Tuesday, June 21. At the beginning of the meeting, Faribault County Historical Society (FCHS) director Randy Anderson brought a potentially ‘grave’ issue to the council’s attention. According to Anderson, the issue came to...
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W’bago helps couple after a fire

“This is nothing I would wish on my worst enemy. It’s devastating.” . These were the words of Ron Howe, who lost his home, possessions, and beloved pet in a span of 20 minutes last weekend. Seemingly, Howe and his wife, Carolyn, were left with nothing after a raging...
Faribault County Register

A century of memories

When the Farm Bureau recognizes Century Farm owners at the Faribault County Fair this summer, Randy and Gerri Peter will have to make two trips to the stage to receive their plaques. Farms on both Randy’s father’s and his mother’s side of the family are being recognized for their family...

Ceylon man injured in collision near Sleepy Eye Friday afternoon

A Ceylon man was injured in a collision in Brown County Friday afternoon. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at about 4:38 p.m., an unidentified 18 year old female from New Ulm was driving a Subaru Outback northbound on Highway 4 when she stopped for the stop light at the intersection with Highway 14. A Hyundai Elantra driven by Kenneth Conrad Sanz, age 59, of Ceylon, MN, collided with her at the intersection.
Faribault County Register

Diamonds win three games, lose one

The Blue Earth Diamonds softball team is back in action this summer. The team, a member of the Fastpitch 16/18U League, traveled to Jackson on Saturday where they lost 11-1. Jackson scored one run in the bottom of both the second and third innings to take a 2-0 lead. Blue...
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John W. Brooks, 80

Bricelyn – John William Brooks, age 80, of Bricelyn, passed away unexpectedly in an automobile accident on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Private family services will be held at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth. John was born on June 21, 1942 in Brush Creek Township to Orville and Florence...
Southern Minnesota News

Waseca woman suffers minor injuries when UTV catches fire

A Waseca man suffered minor injuries after a UTV caught fire south of Minnesota Lake. Thursday evening just before 7 p.m., Faribault County deputies, along with the Easton Fire Department, responded to a report of a Polaris Ranger 900 on fire near 51347 200th St. Barbara Kunz, 67, was traveling...

Restoration Of 371-Acre State Lake In Northwest Iowa Nearly Complete

(Superior, IA) — After several delays due to the weather, work is nearly complete on the restoration project at Little Swan Lake in northwest Iowa’s Dickinson County. Mike Hawkins is a fisheries biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Hawkins says the lake has “a history of real high turbidity, which means lots of stuff in the water, like algae and sediment — it has a large watershed.” The project began seven years ago during extremely wet conditions and will conclude during a drought. Hawkins says they were finally able to get the levels low enough to kill all the carp in the lake and reset the fishery in late 2020. Little Swan Lake covers 371 acres and is near the small town of Superior.
Faribault County Register

Joseph C. Linder, 92

Mankato – Joseph C. Linder, age 92, of Mankato, formerly of Easton, died Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Mankato. A Memorial service was held Friday, June 24, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Nasinec Funeral Home in Wells. Father Peter Klein officiated and burial was in Rosehill Cemetery in Wells. Military Honors were accorded by the Wells Color Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Diabetes Association. Nasinec Funeral Home in Wells is entrusted with arrangements. Please see to leave online condolences.
Lakefield Standard

It was another great Father’s Day!

It is often said almost any male can father a child, but it takes someone special to be a dad. But then, we could say the same about mothers and moms. Maybe that is why Mom and Dad were always Mom and Dad and not Mother and Father. And, maybe that is why instead of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, I wish they were called Mom’s Day and Dad’s Day.

Century Link Outage in Emmet County

(Estherville) - Telephone service in Emmet County is currently experiencing multiple disruptions in service since Friday. Some Century Link customers have been experiencing a service outage as the result of a fiber optic cable being cut in western Iowa. Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens says 911 landline and cellular service...

Fun Day’s this Weekend in Swea City

–Summer celebrations kick off around the area this weekend as Swea City will host their annual Fun Day’s Celebration. A tractor ride is underway at this hour, and the North Union Cheerleaders are hosting a meal in the park this evening from 5-7 PM. City Clerk Alycia Wolterman tells KLGA News that Saturday will be a full day of activities.
Faribault County Register

Can it be? Time to Cheer and Jeer

Before anyone points it out to me, let me say that I am, indeed, aware it has not been that long ago since I last did a few Cheers and Jeers in this column space. In fact, it was back in early May, I believe. I do usually like to...