Category Archives: Local News

Faribault County Resident’s 1st Half Property Taxes Due May 15th

Faribault County Residents are reminded that 1st half taxes on Commercial, Residential, Agricultural Land and Personal Property, except where noted on your statement, are due on Monday, May 15th. All mail should be postmarked on or before May 15th to avoid penalties. Payments should be sent to the Faribault County Treasurer, P.O. Box 130, Blue…read more »

Two Injured in SUV and Semi Accident on I-90 Friday Morning

Two people were sent to the hospital after an accident involving an SUV and a Semi Friday morning on Interstate 90 in Faribault County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the accident happened shortly before 8:15am, about a mile east of Frost.  The Patrol says a 202 Toyota Rav 4 driven by 76 year old Mark…read more »

Kossuth County Jury Clears Man of Sexual Abuse Charges

A Kossuth County jury acquitted an area man on charges of sexual abuse Friday afternoon. Twenty six year old Rigoberto Mendez had been charged with 3 county of 2nd degree sexual abuse following alleged incidents in August of 2021 and November of 2022. Attorney’s made their closing arguments Friday morning before turning the case over…read more »

Author Visit Caps off “Faribault County Reads” Event

This last week marked the end to another successful “Faribault County Reads” event, put on by the three local Library Directors, Heidi Schutt of the Blue Earth Library, Nicole Kreinke of Muir Library in Winnebago and Betsy Bushlack of the Wells Library. To celebrate its conclusion, Matt Goldman, author of the programs selected book this…read more »

Wells Motorcyclist Killed in Accident Near Granada

A Wells man was killed in a car-motorcycle accident Tuesday afternoon near Granada. According to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened about 4:20pm in rural Granada.  Deputies said the driver of the motorcycle, 38 year old Jeremy Otto, of Wells, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the car, 30 year…read more »

MN & Iowa Pick Up Needed Precipitation the Hampers Fieldwork According to the USDA

Minnesota experienced colder than normal temperatures with continued snow and rain over most of the state, resulting in 0.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending April 23rd, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 3% very short, 5% short, 59% adequate and 33% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies…read more »

Winnebago Council Mulls Police Departments Future at Last Week’s Work Session

The Winnebago City Council met last week for a special work session to discuss the future of the Winnebago Police Department. Winnebago Officers leaving for other employment in the last year has left the Winnebago Police Department understaffed, with Chief Eric Olson bearing most of that burden.  Chief Deputy Scott Adams, of the Faribault County…read more »