Saint Peter considering sites for new fire station, could implement sales tax to pay for new building

By |2018-08-28T14:49:21-05:00August 28th, 2018|

Saint Peter is moving into the next stage of developing a new fire station as it looks to gather more information on acquiring a new site and design of the building. Council members approved up to nearly 7-thousand dollars worth of additional work to gather data on specific sites that have been identified and to look at the design of the building, according to City Administrator Todd Prafke. The current fire station at 227 West Mulberry Street. "That work has to be done because all of that impacts what the cost is, how it's oriented, how much driveway you [...]

Solar Farm near Eagle Lake approved by County Board with added conditions for development

By |2018-07-11T13:43:32-05:00July 11th, 2018|

A large solar farm development approximately two miles north of Eagle Lake has been given the green light, but not without some pushback and added conditions for the project from the Blue Earth County Board. The issue was tabled in June after nearby property owners expressed concern with the development at the corner of 604th Avenue and 223rd Street. A revised plan was submitted this week to address the setback of the solar farm and measures to block the view of the solar panels. The development falls within Commissioner Kip Bruender’s district and says landowners saw positive progress towards some compromise [...]

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