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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 chamber@bevcomm.net.
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. 

Phone:  507.526.7336
Facsimilie:  507.526.7352
Mailing Address:  PO Box 38, Blue Earth MN  56013
Physical Address:  125 W 6th Street

To view the 2016 Community Survey for the City of Blue Earth click here.  A special thank you to Minnesota State University, Mankato students Min Ahn, Lela Magxaka, Samantha Meyer and Anthony Welch for their work in completing the comprehensive plan and city survey! 

Comprehensive Land Use Plan 
2012 Comprehensive Land Use Addendum          

2018 Final Blue Earth Budget

2015 Pay Equity Report

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