Category Archives: Local News

Blue Earth Hoping Water Treatment Plant Project Make’s the Cut in The State’s Bonding Bill

Several Southern Minnesota cities are hoping their water infrastructure projects make the cut in the year’s potential bonding bill. This comes as state agencies have previously urged at least two to make changes. This past Thursday, the Senate’s Capital Investment Committee reviewed the bonding proposals, authored by Republican Senator Rich Draheim of Madison Lake, for…read more »

Three Arrested on Drug Charges in Ledyard

Law Enforcement Officials from Kossuth and Emmet Counties executed a search warrant at a residence in Ledyard last Friday morning, resulting in 3 separate arrests.  An ongoing investigation led to information that illegal activity was taking place within the residence at 401 Richland Street in Ledyard. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies seized…read more »

Rep. Bjorn Olson Gives and Update on the Bonding Bill Passed by the MN House

In Thursday’s Legislative Report on KBEW, Representative Bjorn Olson shared that a Democrat led bonding bill had passed through the Minnesota House with sparse Republican support.  The bill was prepared during last year’s legislative session and shelved.  The bill would ensure that Minnesota’s state assets, such as roads, bridges, schools, water facilities, etc would be…read more »

MN’s Unemployment Rate Remains Steady in January

Minnesota’s latest jobs report shows January numbers increased with 14,100 jobs added, which is up 0.5% on a seasonally adjusted basis. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says the unemployment rate remained stable at 2.9%, lower than the national average, which sits at 3.4%. Minnesota’s Labor Force Participation Rate also remained the same…read more »

Minnesota’s Exports Reach Record High in 2022, According to DEED

Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced on Thursday that Minnesota’s exports reached a record high of $27 billion in 2022, a 16% increase from 2021. North American markets drove Minnesota’s export growth in 2022.  Minnesota exports to North America grew to nearly $12 billion, jumping by 30% over…read more »

First Baptist Church in Blue Earth Officially Has a New Pastor

First Baptist Church of Blue Earth has a new pastor in Pastor Alan Dicks and brings with him decades of experience in ministry work.  After military service, college education and a career in teaching, Dicks has settle down in Blue Earth. He preached his first sermon at the Church in October of 2020 and was…read more »