Category Archives: Local News

B.E. Council Receives Library Update and Certifies Election Results

On Monday, the Blue Earth City Council received and update from the Blue Earth Public Library, where it was announced that the massive Pteranodon fossil and exhibit has been installed and is awaiting finishing touches, in the library. While the council is excited for the exhibit and what it brings to the community, it was…read more »

Country Thunder Announces The Forest City Festival Will Not Return Next Year

Forest City’s major summer concert attraction will not return in 2023.  Country Thunder Iowa announced it is shutting down its concert event, citing a number of reasons. Forest City Mayor Ron holland express disappointment about the announcement.  “They said they didn’t have a good enough attendance to make it worthwhile for them to do it,”…read more »

Woman Arrested on Lottery Forgery Charges in Kossuth County

A Kossuth County woman has been arrested on lottery related forgery and theft charges. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrested 40 year old Michelle Gruver, of Wesley, Friday on 9 counts of lottery forgery/theft.  Each are a Class D felony.  Gruver is also facing one county of 3rd degree theft, an aggravated…read more »

Corn Harvest Nearly Complete in MN & Iowa as Snow and Cold Limit Farmers

Snow and freezing temperatures limited Minnesota farmers to just 3.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending November 20th, according to the USDA. Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 22% very short, 35% short, 42% adequate and 1% surplus.  Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 19% very short, 36% short, 45% adequate and 0% surplus. Corn…read more »

County Residents Reminded to File Homestead Application By Year’s End

Residents of Faribault County are reminded that if you purchased a property in the past year, you have until December 31st to contact the Assessor’s office to file a homestead application. Failure to file a homestead application will affect the amount of property tax you pay.  You must also contact the Assessor’s office if the…read more »

Vital Statistics for Faribault County Released for October 2022

The Faribault County Recorder’s Office has released the Vital Statistics Report for October of 2022. According to the report, there were 13 birth in the county in October, 4 more than last year.  Faribault County saw 16 deaths in the county in October, the same as in October of 2021 and 4 Marriage Licenses were…read more »

AAA Reports Lower Gas Prices in MN & Iowa

Heading into the third weekend in November, AAA reports that gasoline prices in Minnesota and Iowa are lower than they were a week ago. The average gas price in Minnesota is reported at $3.52 a gallon, compared to $3.59 a gallon a week ago. The average price in Iowa is currently $3.46 a gallon, compared…read more »

MN Adds over 17,000 jobs in October

Minnesota gained 17,400 jobs in October, up 0.6% from September on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to numbers released on Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.  All of that job growth came in Minnesota’s private sector.  This is the 13th consecutive month of job gains in the state. Minnesota’s unemployment rate…read more »