Blue Earth gets its name from the Blue Earth River that surrounds the town. The river was given the Native American name "Mahkota" (meaning Blue Earth) for the blue-black clay found in the river banks.
Blue Earth is proud to be...
- A sesquicentennial community founded in 1856.
- The birthplace of the ice cream sandwich.
- The center of America's longest highway, Interstate 90.
- The home of Minnesota's first stained-glass window.
- The seat of Faribault County and home to the historic 19th century County Courthouse.
- Home of the world's largest statue of the Jolly Green Giant, overlooking some of America's richest farmland.
Visit the GIANT Museum featuring Jolly Green Giant and Little Green Sprout memorabilia! The museum is located at 113 South Nicollet Street and is open Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or by special appointment. (The museum is closed over the noon hour.) Tour groups welcome. Free will donation. Contact the Blue Earth Chamber for more information at (507) 526-2916 or email email@example.com.
Visit the Blue Earth Area Chamber of Commerce for information on business and industry, health care, historic sites, lodging, parks and trails, churches, an events calendar and much more.
Click here to find out about the Highway 169 reconstruction project in Blue Earth. Site will be updated throughout the project and includes information about roundabouts, detours, access and construction work.
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Comprehensive Land Use Plan
|Mailing Address: PO Box 38, Blue Earth MN 56013
|Physical Address: 125 W 6th Street
2012 Comprehensive Land Use Addendum
2011 Year End Report
2012 Pay Equity Report