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Attend Draft Housing Study Informational Session for Real Estate and Development Biz

Sinclair Lewis House in Mankato via Wikipedia

Attend an informational session about a draft housing study completed by a Lake Elmo research group.

Minnesota's Medical Cannabis Program Fast to Move But Overshadowed by Restriction

medical marijuana in minnesota in pill and oild form. Image attribution at

Minnesota's highly restrictive medical cannabis laws were discussed and constructively criticized at length in the Drug War Times today. The program is heralded for its quick passage through legislature and implementation in the state, but criticized by reformists who say there are too many restrictions and not enough access, plus the products are expensive causing many to purchase their pot illegally.

Blue Earth County | Ponderosa Landfill Recycling and Customer Service Building Now Open for Public Use

Blue Earth County offices announced the opening of the Ponderosa Landfill Customer Service and Recycling Building.

Mankato Elminates Organics Recycling Site Fee

Full Circle Organics

There is no longer a fee for using the orgnanics recycling facility in Mankato.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

The county of Blue Earth is advocating Brain Injury Awareness month, designated in March, and encouraging people to be inspired by Advocate for the cause, Jay Walters.

First National Bank Building Now a Landmark


First National Building in Mankato is now a designated landmark.

Inspiring Story of an Author, Mother and Wife with Premature Daughter

Life with Grace book

A Mankato area woman has detailed a powerful struggle that ultimately united a family and a community and has helped to inspired others facing premature birth of their beloved child. Mankato Gazette article about Jennifer Schwertfeger sponsored by local business, OnceUponAChild.

DNR Winter Outdoors Skills Program for Women in Minnesota

DNR Women Winter Outdoor Skills Weekend

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that they will hold a special workshop to help women learn winter outdoor skills. The workshop will cover the aspects and fun of cross country skiing, snowshoeing, wild ricing, birding, dark-house fishing and hiking. The workshop is called "Becoming an Outdoors Woman".

Emergency Test System in Blue Earth County to Test on January 6

Blue Earth County announced a system wide test of their new emergency weather alert system called CodeRED. FULL STORY

Winter Scavenger Hunt: New Ulm Selected As 1 of 10 ‘Checkpoint MN’ Hosts

New Ulm, Minn. (Dec. 3, 2015) – For the third consecutive year, Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, in partnership with Minneapolis-based marketing agency Monopoint Media, will launch a statewide winter scavenger hunt this Thursday, Dec. 3. Coined “Checkpoint MN,” the event highlights 10 iconic travel destinations, including New Ulm, which can be found only in Minnesota this season. FULL STORY