News Flash

Posted on: April 8, 2020

Count the Community

Count the Community Challenge

Take the 2020 Community Response Rate Challenge--simply complete your household census online, by phone or mail by April 30--and help beat the 2010 census self-response rate of 74.1%. The current self-response rate in Mankato is 52.4%.

Everyone counts and ...

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County News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Hazardous Waste Accepted via Appointments

Silhouette of House with HHW Facility Appointments now being accepted.

Due to COVID-19 concerns and social distancing requirements, the Blue Earth County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility, located at 651 Summit Avenue in Mankato, will not be opened with normal season hours at this time. Beginning Tuesday, April 7, res...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Materials Right to Your Mailbox

Books by Mail

The Blue Earth County Library is excited to begin a new program that allows residents to receive books by mail beginning Monday, April 6. The program is made possible by a grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, a collaborative effort of the Grea...

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County News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Motorcycle Accident

Media Release from the Sheriff's Office

UPDATE: 

The operator and sole rider of the motorcycle is identified as 40-year-old Michael John Borresen-Berg of rural Mankato. The motorcycle is a red 2003 Yamaha.

The driver and sole occupant of the pickup is identified as 61-year-old Raymond Ar...

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County News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Information

COVID19

Blue Earth County is working closely with MDH and other local partners to respond to COVID-19. Get information, prevention tips, and links to resources on our COVID-19 information page.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Crisis Team Available

Mental Health Crisis Services Still Available

During the COVID-19 pandemic we want to remind the communities we serve that mental health crisis services remain available through Horizon Homes. Horizon Homes has implemented temporary practices to ensure staff and the clients they serve are safe. The M...

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County News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

A Message from our County Chair

PSA

A video of this public service announcement may be viewed on our YouTube channel. A written copy of the release is below.

As of today, March 27 (10:15 a.m.), Blue Earth County has had six (6) lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19. Experts believe this number is...

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

Library Taking Precautions

All Blue Earth County Library Locations closed.

All Blue Earth County Library locations  will be closed beginning Monday at 5 p.m. until March 27. These closures are in alignment with the latest guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Blue Earth County’s top priority is en...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Spring Weight Restrictions Begin

Spring Weight Restrictions Begin March 6

Effective Friday, March 6, 2020, at 12:01 a.m., Blue Earth County Roads will be posted for spring weight restrictions. These restrictions are needed to protect the County’s investment in its highways during the spring thawing period when highway...

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County News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Purchase your barrel or bin by April 22

Rain barrel and compost bin sale

The Blue Earth County Property and Environmental Resources Department is now accepting orders for rain barrels and composting bins.

Rain barrels can be purchased for $79 plus tax and compost bins for $66 plus tax. Orders can be made until April 22, and wi...

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