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Police officer won't face charges

February 12, 2014 BLUE EARTH — No criminal charges will be filed against a Blue Earth police officer, says city administrator Kathy Baile. more »»

W'bago man charged with attempted murder

February 12, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Joseph Dean Conklin of Winnebago has been charged with second-degree attempted murder after allegedly trying to strangle and stab a woman on Thursday. more »»

Theater to re-open in Fairmont

February 11, 2014 FAIRMONT — A movie theater in Fairmont will soon become a reality, following action by the Fairmont Economic Development Authority on Monday. more »»

8th-graders to move in fall

February 11, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area School Board decided this year’s 7th-graders will be starting 8th-grade at the high school in the fall. more »»

City council tables rental ordinance

February 11, 2014 FAIRMONT — After a three-hour marathon of testimony from both sides of the issue, a proposed ordinance establishing standards for rental housing remains in limbo following the Fairmont City Council... more »»

Derby focuses on robotics

February 10, 2014 FAIRMONT — “The Robotic Invasion” took over this year’s North Star District Klondike Derby on Saturday. more »»

Memoir praises local kindness

February 8, 2014 FAIRMONT — Janina Nawarskas is proud to be an American, proud in a way that makes her eyes tear and her voice catch as she talks about the struggles she went through prior to coming here, and the... more »»

‘Alvie’ reflects on days as a model, other adventures

February 8, 2014 FAIRMONT — Alvie Hegener has a lot of memories. “When you’re 90 years old, you’ve got a lot of things to remember,” she sai. more »»

Family promotes healthier hearts

February 8, 2014 FAIRMONT — The last thing Angie Scheff expected at Thanksgiving was to suffer a heart attack. more »»

Class to offer taste of ceramics

February 8, 2014 BLUE EARTH — The pottery wheel spins round and round as the wet, gray mass in the middle is transformed into a small bowl in Anna Olson’s hand. more »»

Jahnke gets 120 days, probation

February 7, 2014 FAIRMONT — A woman who said she had a gun and threatened a Walmart shopper in Fairmont in November has been sentenced to 120 days in jail, and 15 years supervised probatio. more »»

Volunteer, patient form bond

February 7, 2014 FAIRMONT — The way Belva Peterson and Dee Larsen-Lueth hold hands and practically finish each other’s sentences, you’d think they must be family. But they are not. more »»

Blue Earth Area faces decision

February 6, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area School Board on Monday will confront a recommendation from the district’s principals on whether eighth-graders should be moved to the high school this fall. more »»

Fairmont names Triple A winners

February 6, 2014 FAIRMONT — Each year, a pair of seniors at area high schools are selected for Triple A honors, spotlighting their achievements in arts, academics and athletics. more »»

Assessor fights for safety measure

February 5, 2014 FAIRMONT — Martin County Assessor Dan Whitman approached Martin County commissioners Tuesday to request that the board reconsider a request for a bulletproof glass window. During their Jan. more »»

Local store still feels scrappy

February 5, 2014 FAIRMONT — News of the closure of scrapbooking mecca Archivers has stirred up concern for locally owned Picture This, Scrap That of Fairmont. more »»

County weighs in on Blue Earth street project

February 5, 2014 BLUE?EARTH — Blue Earth City Administrator Kathy Bailey talked to Faribault County commissioners on Tuesday about a proposed construction project on Second Street, just north of the courthous. more »»

Blue Earth plans to widen Second Street

February 4, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth City Council has set a public hearing for 5 p.m. March 3 to discuss a $2 million construction project on Second Street, on the north side of the Faribault County Courthouse. more »»

‘Tribute’ set for Saturday

February 4, 2014 FAIRMONT — Luis Castillo was a young teen when he first impersonated Michael Jackson in front of an audienc. more »»

Local entrepreneur dies at 71

February 3, 2014 SHERBURN — Harold Schweiss had a sense of humor and an inventive mind, and he was always looking for a better way to make things work, his family said following the death of the local entrepreneur. more »»



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