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B.E. Light and Water Reminds Residents to Maintain Trees Near Power Lines

Blue Earth Light and Water experienced a power outage that affected about 100 customers on Saturday. The outage lasted for 6 hours and was caused by a customer’s tree falling on the overhead power lines.  Blue Earth Light & Water reminds residents that it’s important to properly maintain trees to prevent these incidents from happening.…read more »

Human Services Gives Faribault County Board a Virtual Presentation on the Usage of Received Opioid Settlement Funds

Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties gave the Faribault County Commissioners a virtual presentation at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday about the usage of the opioid settlement funds Faribault County is receiving due to the $36 billion multi state settlement agreement, reached in 2021, with manufacturers and distributors of opioids. Commissioner Tom…read more »

Mankato Woman Pleads Guilty for Her Part in a Home Invasion In North Iowa

A Minnesota woman pleads guilty for a violent home invasion in North Iowa. Forty seven year old Shanoh Marie Armstrong of Mankato, was originally charged with first degree robbery for the incident on September 19th, 2022. Court documents state Armstrong and two men entered a Lake Mills home.  The two ment allegedly pulled out handguns…read more »

Ballots Set for MN Primaries and Elections in MN

The ballots are set for races in the Minnesota, U.S. House, U.S. Senate and other offices. The filing period for the seats ended Tuesday. For races with more than two candidates from a political party, the primary election is August 13th.  In other races with only one candidate per party, the general election is November…read more »

Area Voters Cast Ballots in Iowa’s Primary Elections

Area voters went to the polls to cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary election in Iowa. There were a couple of contest Republican primaries for positions on the Kossuth County Board of Supervisors.  In District Two, Howard Haas received 140 votes to defeat Will Struecker who received 78.  In District Five, Amber Garman received 173 votes…read more »