Blue Earth County Commissioner Kip Bruender announced his bid for reelection.

“It is a great privilege to serve as County Commissioner and I thank the citizens of Blue Earth County District 5 for their continued confidence in my service. I am committed to using the full resources available to Blue Earth County to improve people’s lives.”


Kip has been a County Commissioner for over nineteen years. During that time, he has been dedicated and committed to improving the delivery of services, and community improvement, not only for the citizens of Blue Earth County, but for the citizens in our region. 


Before becoming a commissioner, Kip served as the Mayor of the City of Eagle Lake for six years. In addition, he has over forty years of experience and involvement with a family-owned business. Kip has a vast working knowledge of state and local government, and business. 


Since being elected in 2002 , Kip has served on several committees, commissions, and boards, including: the City/County Intergovernmental Committee; the Emergency Communications Joint Powers Board; the Minnesota Inter-County Association; the  Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust; the Minnesota Drainage Inspector Association; the MRCI Board; the MVAC Board; the Planning and Zoning Commission; the Regional Center for Entrepreneurial Facilitation; the South Central EMS Joint Powers Board; the  South Central Workforce Council Joint Powers Board; Blue Earth Soil & Water; and  Blue Earth County Township Officials Committee. 


 “I will continue to use my experience to ensure that the needed and necessary services will be provided to the citizens of Blue Earth County in a cost-effective manner.”