Category Archives: Local News

16 Year Old Boy Accidentally Shot in the Leg Near Frost Wednesday Night

A Blue Earth male juvenile was injured late Wednesday night when he was accidentally struck by a bullet discharged from a weapon in rural Faribault County.   At 11pm Wednesday evening, the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office was called to a report of a gunshot being fired, resulting in injury, at a rural area along 70th…read more »

MnDOT Adding Bicycle and Pedestrian Project in Wells

The City of Wells will be the setting for a special bicycle and pedestrian demonstration project coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.   The project will be set up along Highway 22 and Highway 109, with in the corporate city limits of Wells.   The project will consist of painted on street bicycle lanes…read more »

The Faribault-Martin County Transit Board Met Wednesday to Discuss 2022 Budget

The Faribault-Martin County Transit Board discussed their 2022 operations budget at a meeting on Wednesday.   The Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking to negotiate a one year contract, rather than a two year contract, according to Transit Board Director Jeremy Monaghan.   The State Department has committed to funding 100 percent of the operations…read more »

Short Term Lane Closures Expected as MnDOT Installs Weather Systems on Some Area Roads

Beginning June 21st, motorists traveling through South Central and Southwestern Minnesota can expect short term lane closures as Road Weather Information Systems are being installed at different locations throughout the Regional Area.   New stations are being installed in Blue Earth, Faribault sand Martin Counties.   Stations are planned along I-90 near Welcome, I-90 near…read more »

Two Separate Investigations Leads to the Arrests of Two Emmet County Men

Two Emmet County men have been arrested on drug charges as part of two separate investigations from earlier this month.   The first case began as a traffic stop in Armstrong early last week where further investigation is said have uncovered controlled substances that led to 31 year old Daniel Douglas being taken into custody…read more »

Wells To Begin Search for New City Administrator After C.J. Holl Resigns

The City Administrator in Wells has announced he will be stepping down from his current position in the near future. C.J. Holl submitted his resignation to City Officials on June 4th, with the Wells City Council formally taking action on the matter during their regular meeting on Monday.   Holl’s final day as City Administrator…read more »