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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Blue Earth County Road Closures and Lane Restrictions Due to Flooding

Due to heavy rainfall, the following Blue Earth County Roads are closed or have lane restrictions. The public is reminded to be alert for changing conditions and to use extreme caution when traveling as road conditions can change rapidly in flood situati...Read on...

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Posted on: September 24, 2016

Sheriff Issues "No Wake Zone" for Blue Earth County Lakes

Blue Earth County Sheriff Brad Peterson has issued a "No Wake Zone" for the following lakes in Blue Earth County; Madison Lake, Duck Lake, Lake Ballantyne and Lake George.

Due to the high water levels in these lakes from the recent rain amou...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Residents Asked to Report Damaged Property

The Blue Earth County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Thursday, as part of an emergency meeting (per MN Statute 13D.04 Subd 3), declaring a state of emergency resulting from the heavy rain events of September 21-22.

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

Buoy Boat Barrier Upstream of Rapidan Dam Damaged: River Use Not Advised

The buoy boat barrier located upstream of the Rapidan Dam was damaged by river debris. The barrier is critical in preventing any boats from traveling too close to the discharge gates of the dam. As a matter of public safety; the public is advised to kee...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Flooding Leads to Potential Hidden Hazards on Area Lakes

Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of hidden hazards on area lakes.

There have been multiple reports of docks and boats floating away due to the excessive rain and high waters creating potentially hazardous conditions for boaters...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

County Road 1 (Old Highway 66) Slope Failure Repairs Update

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County Road 1 (Old Highway 66) between Gwyn Avenue and Indian Lake Road will remain closed until mid-next week due to unstable soil conditions. Additional work is needed to ensure the slope is stable and safe to re-open to traffic. The road will be re-op...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Veteran Town Hall Taking Place September 26

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a “Town Hall” for Veterans on Monday, September 26, in Mankato.

The meeting will be held 5-7 p.m. at VFW Post 9713, 1900 North River Drive, Mankato, MN 56001. The event is open to Veterans, their spouse...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Make Plans to Get Your Passport as Part of National Passport Month

Record passport demand is expected throughout the remainder of 2016, in 2017, and into 2018. National Passport Month is the ideal time to obtain or renew passports before peak travel season gets underway. Applying during the off-peak months can help ens...Read on...

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Posted on: September 9, 2016

Absentee Ballot Voting Begins September 23

Absentee Ballots for the General Election on November 8, 2016, will be available starting September 23. More information and ballots may be requested online at www.blueearthcountymn.gov/absenteevoting or www.mnvotes.org by clicking on “Other Ways to Vote...Read on...

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

Bottle-shaped Recycling Bins Available for Purchase After Long-time Recycling Program Ends

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A long-time program that was established in 2008 and provided bottle-shaped recycling bins at area gas stations in addition to recycling jobs for adults with disabilities has been discontinued in part to lower commodity prices. The bins were pulled from ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 25, 2012

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...