Category Archives: Local News

Finalists Selected for New Judge in Blue Earth County

Three finalists have been selected for consideration to fill a newly created judgeship in Blue Earth County.   The commission on Judicial Selection announced its recommendations for the Fifth Judicial District vacancy on Monday.  Minnesota Governor Tim Walz will make the appointment.   The finalists are Andrea Lieser, Kristine Weeks and Aaron Zurek.  Lieser is…read more »

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office Releases More Information on the Officer Involved Shooting on Saturday in Thompson

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office has released new information about an incident which occurred Saturday Evening in Thompson, at which time a person was shot after luring Law Enforcement into a phony 911 call.   James Anderson, age 48, of Thompson, allegedly called the Sheriff’s Office around 7pm to report that an assault had occurred…read more »

BEA School Board Received Review of the New School Year at Monday’s Meeting

The Blue Earth Area School Board received a general review of the new school year from School Administrators during Monday night’s regular monthly meeting for September.  School Superintendent Mandy Fletcher noted that District Personnel have stayed up to date with the latest COVID protocols with positive input being received regarding the issue from District Staff…read more »

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputy on Leave After a Shooting in Thompson

A Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputy has been placed on administrative leave after an officer involved shooting following a misleading call.   At around 7pm Saturday, the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an alleged assault in Thompson.  When deputies arrived at the scene, they determined the call was a ruse to bring law…read more »

Winnebago Council Approves Bid For Demolition of Former Supervalu Building

At a recent meeting, the Winnebago City Council discussed possible measures for razing the property where the former Supervalu building is located.   The Council earlier received two bids for the demolition of the property, but voted to table the bids in the event a better offer was submitted for council consideration at its regular…read more »

GHEC Reports This Year’s Enrollment is Up 10% From Last Year

The Granada Huntley East Chain School Board on Thursday heard from Superintendent Doug Storbeck, who reported that enrollment is up significantly this year.   Storbeck said they have 323 students in grades K-12, which is up about 10% from last year.  Last school year, the District had 293 students in grades K-12.   Storbeck briefly…read more »