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Road Side Stop: Jolly Green Giant

Ho, ho, ho…Green giant!

We did meet a friendly Minnesotan on our drive across the state.  Looking for a good place to get out and stretch, I settled on the Jolly Green Giant statue in Blue Earth, Minnesota.   234 more words

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Small Plane Crashes In Faribault County; All 3 Occupants OK

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Faribault County Sheriff’s Office says three people are fine after a small plane they were in crashed Sunday evening.

On Sunday at 10:21 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a 911 call that a plane crashed in a field four miles south of Blue Earth near the Blue Earth airport. 51 more words


Hammerhead Sharks: Truth or Myth?

(Austin, TX) Lately, we here at Eritas Daily have been watching a lot of deep sea documentaries in the office while we work. For many, it has a calming effect and leads to a better work environment. 677 more words

DPS: Email Scam Reported In Blue Earth

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials in southern Minnesota are warning residents about an email scam.

The Blue Earth Police Department has received reports of residents getting an email from the Department of Motor Vehicles asking the recipient to pay a traffic violation citation. 66 more words


Minnesota counties to get federal disaster aid

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Governor Mark Dayton says a federal disaster declaration has been issued for nine counties.

Following a request from Dayton, President Obama authorized federal assistance for Fillmore, Freeborn, Blue Earth, Goodhue, Houston, Le Sueur, Rice, Steele and Waseca counties to help them recover from heavy rainstorms and flooding on September 21 and 22. 156 more words

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The Last Dance of the Season

On the last leg(dance) of our trip, we met the real Jolly Green Giant at almost 56 feet tall.  He resides in Blue Earth, Minnesota.  Who wouldn’t want to live in a town named “Blue Earth?”  There is a great story about how he was created as a marketing scheme.   312 more words


Railroad crossing accident in southern Minnesota

BLUE EARTH, Minn. – One person was hurt after a railroad crossing collision in southern Minnesota.

The Faribault County Sheriff’s Office says 24-year-old Justin Elzenga of rural Blue Earth was driving an SUV north on 400th Avenue Wednesday morning when he failed to stop for a railroad crossing stop sign just southeast of Blue Earth and crashed into a railroad maintenance machine. 60 more words