Keeping the Public Informed
Blue Earth County is committed to keeping the public informed of county business, through the publishing of County Board minutes, financial reports, public hearing notices, and other information.
A public notice is a notice to residents informing them of county business and/or official action to be taken by the County. Blue Earth County is required by law to publish such notices; such as our intent to enact an ordinance, public hearings for zoning-related matters, financial statements and other general public hearings.
Public Notices required by Statute can be found in the legal section of the Mankato Free Press, the County's official newspaper for 2016.
Specific publisher bids are required annually for the following types of public notices.
Delinquent Tax List
The County Board selected the Maple River Messenger for publication of the 2016 Delinquent Tax List. The lists are published annually in March. If delinquent taxes are not paid and the land and building titles are forfeited, the parcels become tax-forfeited and titles are then vested with the State of Minnesota. More information and a listing of tax-forfeited properties can be found on the Tax Forfeiture website page under Taxpayer Services.
Board of Commissioner Summaries
The County Board selected the Maple River Messenger for the 2016 Board of Commissioner Meetings summaries. All information related to Board of Commissioner Meetings can be found on the Board Meeting Information website page which includes agenda packets, minutes and links to Board videos.
Annual Financial Statement
The Blue Earth County Financial Statement is an annual publication as described in MN Statute 375.17. The Financial Statement was published as an insert in the Mankato Free Press and Maple River Messenger in July 2016 and reflects information from the 2015 audit.
Other Department Public Notices
Public notices are distributed for various types of information across County departments related to open houses, bid openings, grant notices, etc. Listed below is the available information on current public notices. Please note that this list is continually being updated and it does not reflect a comprehensive list of all public notices being published by Statute in newspapers.
Public Works Construction Project List & Bid Website
2015 Budget Summary Statement Notice
Social Service Block Grant Funds Annual Report
The Minnesota Department of Human Services publishes this annual report regarding the use of SSBG funds. Public comments and feedback on the State use of SSBG funds should be sent to:
Child Safety and Permanency Division
P.O. Box 64962
St. Paul, MN 55164-0962