Awards

National Association of Counties

2018 Achievement Award

Local Government Innovation Awards

LGIA 2017 County Category Winner

Association of Minnesota Counties

2017 County Achievement Award

News

Mankato Public Safety: There Are Resources For Those Suffering With Chemical Dependency

Southern Minnesota News - April 5, 2019

Mental illness among Minnesotans in criminal justice system part of new focus at Capitol

Star Tribune - March 12, 2019

Yellow Line Project Receives 2017 County Achievement Award

Correctional News - January 3, 2019

In Mankato, Blue Earth County wins national award for jail program

Star Tribune - December 29, 2018

Blue Earth County’s Yellow Line Project, Part 3

Center for Rural Policy and Development - August 24, 2018

Blue Earth County’s Yellow Line Project, Part 2

Center for Rural Policy and Development - August 17, 2018

Blue Earth County’s Yellow Line Project, Part 1

Center for Rural Policy and Development - August 10, 2018

Yellow Line Project receives national honor

Mankato Free Press - July 16, 2018

Blue Earth County’s Yellow Line Project Receives National Award

Southern Minnesota News - July 16, 2018

National Honors for Jail Diversion Program For Addicted, Mentally Ill

Southern Minnesota Today - July 16, 2018

Blue Earth County's Yellow Line Project

Minnesota Sheriff - Winter 2018

It’s an addiction crisis - Intervention: Blue Earth County’s Yellow Line Project

Center for Rural Policy and Development - June 2018

Jails are not Treatment Centers

Department of Social Work, Minnesota State University, Mankato - April 2018

Shifting the system: Blue Earth County diverts low-level offenders from jail to get help

Star Tribune - March 2, 2018

Legislators hear county officials’ concerns

New Ulm Journal - December 13, 2017

Jail diversion program receives another honor

Mankato Free Press - December 5, 2017

Blue Earth County, Mankato recognized for innovation

Mankato Free Press - November 15, 2017

Police explain response to mental health calls

New Ulm Journal - October 17, 2017

Yellow Line Project

Blue Earth County Communicator - Fall 2017

Medical providers discuss workforce shortage at lawmaker forum

Mankato Free Press - October 17, 2017

Yellow Line Project Moving Toward Implementation

KEYC - May 16, 2017

Mental health services in Greater Minnesota

Center for Rural Policy and Development - May 2017

Groundbreaking Jail Diversion Program

Blue Earth County Communicator - Spring 2017

Blue Earth County Launches Jail Diversion Project

KEYC - March 20, 2017

Blue Earth County launching jail diversion program

Mankato Free Press - March 20, 2017

New Jail Diversion Project Focuses On Mental Health, Addiction

Southern Minnesota News - March 19, 2017