Blue Earth County


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Blue Earth County, Minnesota

204 S 5th St
Mankato, MN 56002
Phone: (507) 389-8100
Fax: (507) 389-8437
www.co.blue-earth.mn.us

In south-central MN, west of Rochester; established Mar 5, 1853 (prior to statehood) from unorganized territory. Name Origin: For the Blue Earth River, which runs through it; a transliteration of the Nankato name for the color of the earth in the river, used as a pigment by the Sisseton Sioux

Area (sq mi):: 765.90 (land 752.36; water 13.54) Population per square mile: 77.10
Population 2005: 58,030 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 3.70%; 1990-2000 3.50% Population 2000: 55,941 (White 94.10%; Black or African American 1.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 1.80%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 2.90%. Median age: 29.90
Income 2000: per capita $18,712; median household $38,940; Population below poverty level: 12.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,910-$28,491
Unemployment (2004): 3.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 17.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Mankato County seat (34,463)
  • North Mankato (12,134)

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    After receiving confirmation from law enforcement that further investigation of seized computers and electronic devices contained no child pornography, on Thursday, September 27, 2012, Hoffner's attorneys made a second formal request to Blue Earth County Attorney, Ross Arneson, asking that all charges be dismissed.
    1993) (unpublished), the Court of Appeals reversed a ruling by a Blue Earth County District Court Judge dismissing a lawsuit for failure to comply with a discovery order.
    Notes: Bids will be received by Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority, 900 Hope Street, Mankato, MN 56002-3368.
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    In Blue Earth County, a $25,000 grant was provided to the Hearth Connection to solicit input from providers and the general public to identify best practices and effective interventions in caring for the homeless population.
    Bids received by: Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority, 900 Hope Street, Mankato, MN 56002-3368.
    Notes: Bids received by: Blue Earth County Economic Development Authority, 900 Hope Street, Mankato, MN 56002-3368.