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DNR seeking applications for Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications from people interested in serving on the statewide Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Advisory Committee. FULL STORY

County Visits 3rd Graders for Winter Awareness

Winter is the signature season of Minnesota. It’s normally a long season of cold temperatures and snow and ice that can last from November through April. FULL STORY

Household Hazardous Waste Facility to Close Until April 2016

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The Blue Earth County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility and Product Reuse Center have closed for the season. FULL STORY

County and City Seek Public Thoughts on Wetland Restoration Efforts

Blue Earth County, City of Mankato and other partners are seeking public input on a strategy for preserving and restoring area wetlands. FULL STORY

DNR begins zebra mussel pilot project treatment

The Department of Natural Resources is initiating pilot projects aimed at treating recently discovered, small infestations of zebra mussels on Minnesota lakes. FULL STORY

New Ulm Named by Realtor Website as One of 10 Best Affordable Small Towns to Live

New Ulm was listed as one of the best affordable small towns to live by a realtor website recently. FULL STORY

Anonymous Act of Kindness at Aldi in Mankato Inspires a True Story of Bravery and Kindness

One anonymous act of kindness helped our family understand the true meaning of honor and love for our fellow human. Andre (last name not known) decided to "pay it forward" when our family from Le Sueur realized after filling our cart with groceries that we left the money at home. Andre insisted on paying for them. FULL STORY

County Seeks Public Thoughts on Water Issues

Blue Earth County is seeking input through surveys to obtain public feedback on two water related programs including the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Aid Program and the Blue Earth County Water Management Plan. FULL STORY

Sherrif Scholarship Fund Info Released

Blue Earth County Sheriff Brad Peterson is accepting local applications for the 2015 Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) Scholarship Program now through Oct. 15, 2015. Across the state, 15 - $600 scholarships will be awarded in 2015 due to coordinated efforts by the 87 Sheriffs of Minnesota. FULL STORY

Back to School Teddy Bear Clinic for Kids Coming

A Back to School Teddy Bear Clinic will be held at the Blue Earth County Library. FULL STORY