Category Archives: Local News

MN Tax Rebates Sent Out This Fall Will Be Taxed By the Federal Government

The Federal Government is taking a cut from most of the Minnesota Tax Rebates sent out this fall, meaning a $26 to $286 handover, depending on the size of a household’s initial payout.  The Minnesota Department of Revenue failed to convince the IRS to treat the rebate as it had the pandemic era checked delivered…read more »

Western Faribault County Toy Drive Distribution Location Changed to Hamilton Hall

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the distribution site for this year’s Western Faribault County Toy Drive has been changed. This year’s distribution will be held at Hamilton Hall in Blue Earth.  The times for this Saturday’s Toy Drive remain the same, the only change is the location of the distribution. Again, the Western Faribault County’ Toy…read more »

New MN State Seal to Feature the Loon

The loon will be featured on the official Great Seal of the State of Minnesota. The State Emblems Redesign Commission unanimously voted to move forward with a design for the next state seal of Minnesota.  Aspects of the design may still be modified including dates, language, design of the stars and color of the loon’s…read more »

Iowa Man Injured on One Vehicle Accident Near Wells on Friday

An Iowa man was injured in a one vehicle accident 3 miles north of Wells on Friday afternoon. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at approximately 3:35pm, a 2022 Peterbilt Tractor driven by 66 year old David Allen Fuller of Davenport, was northbound on Highway 22, near 200th Street, when it entered the ditch and…read more »

UHD Announces New Provider at Their Blue Earth Clinic

United Hospital District (UHD) of Blue Earth announces the expansion of their Family Medicine Department with the arrival of new provider Megan Eitzmann, a Family Nurse Practitioner who is seeing patients in UHD’s Blue Earth Clinic. A local from the Blue Earth area, Eitzmann holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, which is the highest…read more »

AAA Reports Lower Gas Prices in MN & Iowa Than a Month Ago

As the calendar turns to December, AAA reports that gasoline prices in Minnesota and Iowa are lower than they were a month ago. The average gas price in Minnesota is reported at $3.04 a gallon, compared to $3.35 a gallon just one month ago. The average price in Iowa is currently at $2.91 a gallon,…read more »

Mankato Authorities Continuing to Investigate October 28th Homicide

Authorities say the investigation into a Mankato homicide remains a priority. Twenty seven year old Buay Duer Juk died form multiple gunshot wounds on October 28th.  Detectives say the investigation into his death remains active and they are following up on all leads and information they’ve received. Police discovered Juk in the street with gunshot…read more »

27th Annual You Can Make a Difference Campout to Kickoff Thursday

The 27th Annual KBEW/Darling Ingredients You Can Make a Difference Campout will be Thursday through Saturday in downtown Blue Earth. The campers will be in the south parking lot at Juba’s for 50 hours accepting donations for the Faribault County Food Shelf and the Western Faribault County Toy Drive from 8am Thursday through 12pm Saturday.…read more »