Things to do in Blue Earth County in 2018

Blue Earth County is full of great places to see that many people don't think to visit. Or many places that people don't know exist in Blue Earth County. Check back each week to see what new places we recommend to check out and learn more about those places. Follow the hashtag #ThingsToDoInBEC2018 on social media and tag your pictures of visiting these places using the same hashtag!

December 9: See the Kiwanis Holiday Lights

December 2: Attend a Nutcracker performance

Cambria Township

Excerpt from The Heritage of Blue Earth County by Julie Schrader, Topic 54, available in the Research & Genealogy Center.

"The community of Cambria Township is located in the Northeast corner of Blue Earth County of the State of Minnesota and is bounded on the north by the Minnesota River. The Village of Cambria was founded in 1899-1900 when the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad was built. 

Fun in the Sun at the Pit

By Jacob Johnson

Heading to Hiniker Pond, or The Pit as it’s known around the area, to cool off from the hot and humid summer weather is one of my favorite things to do in Mankato.  It’s hard to choose a favorite activity between the swimming, sun bathing and fishing.  Regardless when I go to The Pit I know it’s going to be a great time.

Hometown Grocery Stores

By Hilda Parks

Do you remember when you could walk to the local grocery store on the corner?  Can you recall the smell of sweeping compound, or the yellow charge slips you took home?  Maybe you were a child after candy or gum, or was it the place to pick up a little gossip while you shopped?  Do names like Torrey’s across from Lincoln School, Heil’s on Madison and 5th, or Hale’s in North Mankato bring back memories?


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