Le Sueur, MNThe Free Press

Waseca, Le Sueur counties in new CDC mask guidelines

MANKATO — New federal COVID-19 health guidelines recommend that vaccinated residents in counties with higher COVID-19 rates wear masks indoors, including Le Sueur and Waseca counties. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that while vaccinated people are less likely to become infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19,...
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Lake Mills, IAkiow.com

Lake Mills School Board to Hold a Public Hearing

The thought is still lingering in the minds of some parents and guardians, is it safe to send the children back to school, especially with the newest Delta variant which the Centers for Disease Control allege is most dangerous to youth. Cases in the area have not been anywhere near...
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Waseca, MNKEYC

Fundraiser held for church member with cancer

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Community is more than just who you live with, it is a sense of belonging and togetherness. Saturday morning, people came together at Faith United Methodist Church in Waseca for a sale put on by members of the church to raise funds for the church’s secretary, Stacy True, who has breast cancer.
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Waseca, MNKEYC

Small business booming in Waseca

WASECA, Minn. (KEYC) - Waseca, a city of less than 10,000 has small business booming. New businesses have continued to grow over last few years. For many reasons like location and new management, economic development coordinator for the city of Waseca Gary Sandholm believes that the future is bright. “Retail...
Blue Earth County, MNThe Free Press

Two medics among area's surviving World War II vets

Americans are running out of time to honor in person the men and women who served during World War II and to hear first-hand accounts of experiences in the European and Pacific theaters between 1941-1945. “I cherish those who can tell us their stories,” said Blue Earth County Veterans Services...
Albert Lea, MNAlbert Lea Tribune

Letter: It’s time for a change in A.L.

Have you ever wondered why your taxes continue to rise in our once prosperous city?. Years ago I came here to visit relatives when Albert Lea was on a scale comparable to the surrounding cities in southern Minnesota. Is it not time we should no longer elect an employee of the Mayo system to the office of mayor? In his several terms in office, we have seen the city continue to lose business. Our tax base is now on the back of homeowners rather than on businesses.
Winnebago County, IAkiow.com

Schultz Sentenced on Burglary Charges

Kenneth Schulz of, Montgomery, MN, was sentenced on the charge of “Burglary in the Third Degree,” a class D felony, stemming from an investigation by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office on March 22, 2020. Schulz was granted a deferred judgment and ordered to pay a $750.00 civil penalty, applicable surcharges and court costs. Schulz was placed on probation for a period of 5 years to the Department of Correctional Services. Schulz was ordered to obtain a mental health and substance abuse evaluation and follow through with treatment recommendations.
Blue Earth, MNFaribault County Register

Quilt EXPO returns after 2020 cancellation

An innovator at heart, Wendy Nickel’s creative endeavors are a colorful patchwork of ingenuity. Nickel, of Kiester, has been named Featured Quilter of the 37th annual Blue Earth Quilt EXPO, which will be held at Blue Earth Area High School on Aug. 13, 14, and 15. The EXPO will be open from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5.
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Mankato man charged for alleged oil, gas runoff

MANKATO — A Mankato man faces hazardous waste and water pollution charges after allegedly letting an oil or gas mixture drain into a nearby sewer. Lee W. Young Sr., 36, was charged with two felonies and one gross misdemeanor Thursday in Blue Earth County District Court. A witness reported seeing...
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Wells Bulletin

Wells Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Wells: Sunday, August 1: Haze during the day; while areas of smoke overnight; Monday, August 2: Areas of smoke during the day; while haze overnight; Tuesday, August 3: Areas of smoke during the day; while areas of smoke then mostly
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Check out these Wells homes on the market

Whether you’re looking for a new home on acreage or a fixer-upper close to amenities, you can probably find a listing here to suit you: This property offers up to five bedrooms--one on the main floor, three upstairs, and one in the basement (egress window already in place). Ceiling
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Wells calendar: What's coming up

1. The Environmental Catastrophe of Wind and Solar Power; 2. SAIL – New Richland; 3. TCU (CO-OP) Girls Varsity Volleyball @ NRHEG; 4. Golden Bubble - Kernels Days Events; 5. MN/WI/FL Permit to Carry Course - New Richland, MN,;
Lake Mills, IAkiow.com

Humphries Sentenced on Exploitation Charges

Matthew Humphrey of Lake Mills, was sentenced on the charge of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor an aggravated misdemeanor, stemming from aninvestigation by the Lake Mills Police Department on August 30, 2020. Humphrey was sentenced to serve an indeterminate prison sentence not to exceed 2 years and ordered to pay a $855.00 fine, applicable surcharges and costs. The fine and prison sentence were suspended and Humphrey was placed on probation for a period of 2 years to the Department of Correctional Services. Upon completion of the sentence imposed, Humphrey is committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections for 10 years. Humphrey was ordered to register on the sex offender registry. Humphrey was ordered to complete sex offender treatment and to have no unsupervised contact with minors.
Blue Earth, MNFaribault County Register

Legion team falls twice to Luverne

The Blue Earth/Winnebago Post 89 and 82 American Legion baseball team came up short in their bid to advance to the State Legion baseball tournament. BE/W faced Luverne Post 123 on Saturday, July 24, needing to win one game to move on to State while Luverne would have to defeat BE/W twice to advance to the State Tournament. Unfortunately for BE/W, Luverne was able to do just that.