Upcoming Events

2 Oct
Council Meeting
October 02 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm



September 14 2023
The Honorary City Council Member Program is intended to promote youth engagement in local government and provide elected officials unique direct perspective during the decision-making process. The City Council invites any interested current Blue Eart...
September 12 2023
The Blue Earth Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) is seeking proposals from qualified contractors interested in providing a proposal to the HRA for the trimming and removal of all overgrowth, including, but not limited to trees, bushes, and br...
September 12 2023
City of Blue Earth Press Release Extended Brush Site Hours Starting Friday, September 22nd Vegetative material can be hauled to the City brush site on: Tuesdays: 12pm- 7pm (or Sunset) Thursday: 12-7pm (or Sunset) Friday: 12-7pm (or Sunset) Saturday: ...
April 14 2023
To check the current street projects and sign up for e-mail updates click this link: ...
January 20 2023
We are excited to announce the MyBlueEarth app for Blue Earth residents to stay connected. You can either download the app to your mobile device or sign in through our website under the City drop down menu>MyBlueEarth. For further instructions cli...

Public Notices

17 March 2023
Certificate of Approval of Special Law by Governing Body and City of Blue Earth Resolution 19-07 Additional information on the City of Blue Earth's local sales and use tax can be found on the City Council web page by clicking here and scrolling down....


2 Oct
Council Meeting
Date October 02 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
16 Oct
Council Meeting
October 16 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
6 Nov
Council Meeting
November 06 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
20 Nov
Council Meeting
November 20 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4 Dec
Council Meeting
December 04 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm



Blue Earth is known for its classic city-center, tranquil neighborhoods, and tree-lined streets. The city also boasts three newer housing developments with beautiful views and graceful streets.

The Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) of the City of Blue Earth works to ensure that there is a wide variety of quality housing options for households wanting to make their home in Blue Earth. HRA also works to reduce blight and maintain property values through creative and effective redevelopment strategies.

Prairie View Subdivision

Build your dream home! Lots are available in the Prairie View Subdivision. For more information contact City Administrator, Mary Kennedy at 507.526.7336.

Tax Abatement Program

As an incentive for constructing a new home, the City has adopted a Tax Abatement Program.

For information click on the Housing Tax Abatement Policy and the Housing Tax Abatement Application Form.

Local Realtors

  • RE/MAX Total Realty
  • O/NE Realty
  • Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership


Crescent Apartments is a federally-subsidized and City-operated apartment building located just one block of Main Street in beautiful downtown Blue Earth. Crescent Apartments provides an affordable, safe, and convenient housing option in a beautiful neighborhood setting. Rent at Crescent Apartments is determined by a resident’s income. Download the Crescent Apartments information or contact Megan Hanson-Haase at 507.526.2981 for further details.

Several other apartment options exist within Blue Earth. These include the following:

Housing Assistance Resources

The City of Blue Earth HRA offers to those seeking housing the option of Crescent Apartments as well as two single-family housing programs. Additionally, the other organizations listed below are excellent resources for housing assistance.

City of Blue Earth HRA
Crescent Apartments

Minnesota Valley Action Council
301 North Main Street, Blue Earth
507.526.5291 or 800.767.7139

Southwest MN Housing Partnership
Contact Ali Joens at 507.836.8673

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
Access HUD’s rental housing resources

United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development
507.473.8247, Extension 4
USDA Rural Development administers the Section 504 home loan and grant repair program.


HRA Board & Staff

Board Members

  • Ken Skaare, Chairman
  • Dan Mensing, Vice-Chairman
  • Richard Scholtes City Council Liaison
  • Mark Maher
  • Kim Shaffer


  • Mary Kennedy, City Administrator
  • Rayne Hanevik, Office Specialist
  • Amy Schaefer, Community and Business Development Specialist
  • Megan Hanson-Haase, Crescent Apartments Housing Manager
  • John Engesser, Crescent Apartments Maintenance Assistant
  • Duane Rorman, Crescent Apartments Custodian
  • Nancy Rorman, Crescent Apartments Housing Manager Assistant

Blight Removal Programs
The Blue Earth Housing & Redevelopment Authority offers three programs that address blighted residential structures. These programs seek to eliminate blighted property and encourage reinvestment in the property.