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Assistant principal returns to roots

May 16, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Two years ago, Al Cue took the job of assistant principal at Blue Earth Elementary and Middle School. With the blessing of the school board, he will be back in the classroom this fall. more »»

Expert: Early childhood learning pays off

May 15, 2014 FAIRMONT — Money invested in early childhood education has a double-digit return on investment. That’s the message Art Rolnick brought to town Wednesday when he spoke to Fairmont Area Schools staff. more »»

Power line draws ire

May 15, 2014 FAIRMONT — Residents of Martin, Faribault and Jackson counties are getting a chance this week to voice concerns about a proposed electric transmission line through the area. more »»

This fall: Cameras on buses

May 14, 2014 FAIRMONT — All buses running routes for Fairmont Area Schools will be equipped with cameras next school yea. more »»

Students add artistic touch

May 14, 2014 FAIRMONT — Wendi Tonder’s classroom was a flurry of fondant, frosting and flour recently as her class tested its cupcake creativity and expertise. more »»

County hosts sixth-graders

May 14, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area sixth-graders spent part of Tuesday morning in the Faribault County Jail, then toured the courthouse and ate lunch at the fairgrounds. more »»

CEO: Mayo committed to Fairmont

May 13, 2014 FAIRMONT — The CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System acknowledged problems and mistakes at the local medical center Monday. more »»

Principal heading back to classroom

May 13, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Al Cue will be back in the classroom next school year. The assistant K-8 principal at Blue Earth Area requested the transfer, which the school board approved Monday. more »»

Home Free wows audiences

May 12, 2014 FAIRMONT — Home Free, the Minnesota-based quintet that won NBC’s “The Sing-Off” in December, brought their talents to Fairmont this past weekend. more »»

Miss Minnesota shares story to promote safety

May 12, 2014 FAIRMONT — Pageants have a variety of focuses. Some are appearance-based. Some spotlight talen. more »»

Troopers: Heroes saved a life

May 10, 2014 TRUMAN — Justin Bosshart is a hero, but he doesn’t feel he deserves the title. He saved a man’s life, but thinks that’s just what you do when you’re a firefighter like he is. more »»

Local Rotary Club reaches out to help orphans

May 10, 2014 FAIRMONT — Home is a humble orphanage called Hogar Juan Pablo II for 17 children with AIDS in the city of Asuncion, Paraguay. more »»

Man shares tale of ’64 1/2 Mustang

May 10, 2014 TRIMONT — Darwin Anthony still remembers the first time he laid eyes on what would become his 1964 Ford Mustang. more »»

Fire crew: Job is worth it

May 10, 2014 BLUE EARTH — A lot has changed since Mark Mensing joined Blue Earth Fire Department nearly 36 years ago. “There’s nothing left from when I started,” he says. more »»

North Union works toward understanding

May 9, 2014 ARMSTRONG — Making the human connections seems to be key to having a safe and supportive school. North Union, now in its third year of a federal Safe and Supportive School grant, has seen results. more »»

Girls hoops merger on the table

May 9, 2014 GRANADA — A proposal to add Martin Luther High School’s girls basketball team to the existing GHEC-Truman partnership was offered to the Granada-Huntley-East Chain School Board on Thursday. more »»

Police: Tips have big impact

May 8, 2014 FAIRMONT — Last week, a woman in Waseca who saw a juvenile running through her backyard toward some storage units called police. more »»

Students pitch in to help out

May 8, 2014 BLUE EARTH — A bunch of kids were hanging out at the pool at Putnam Park on Wednesday, but they weren’t there to play in the water. more »»

'Grandma' earns education honor

May 8, 2014 FAIRMONT — Many of the staff and students at Fairmont Elementary School don’t know Janette Werner’s name, but her presence usually evokes shouts of “Grandma!” Werner has been named one of this year’... more »»

Drug court named national model

May 7, 2014 FAIRMONT — Drug court works. That has been the message of several Faribault-Martin-Jackson county drug court graduates over the years who have managed to turn their lives around from chemical abuse. more »»



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