B.E. Council Approves Police Department Hire at Regular Council Meeting

The Blue Earth City Council held its regular meeting on Monday night, handling some house keeping and a new hire and updates pertaining to Emerald Ash Borers were given.

Blue Earth Police Chief Tom Fletcher attended the meeting to show his support for a new full time officer hire, Andrew Thorson, by providing some background for the council.  Thorson has worked part time in the county jail since 2019, previously worked in Winnebago prior to 2019, has 2 years of college education under his belt and currently works for the Olmstead County Attorney’s Office.  Chief Fletcher stated that Thorson is a “good Hire and good worker.”

The council like what they heard and said they trust the Chief’s opinion, leading them to vote in favor of hiring Thorson.  His expected start date in the city of Blue Earth is April 1st.

In a couple of other brief update, City Attorney Frundt informed the council that the Three Sisters Organization wants to move forward in giving the Three Sisters Building back to the city.  Otherwise, no other progress has been made at this time.

City Engineer Wes Brown informed the council that the city was not successful in earning the Emerald Ash Borer grant funding to handle ash tree treatment for the larvae.  City Administrator Mary Kennedy added that EAD has been confirmed to be in Blue Earth by the state.