The county of Blue Earth is located in Minnesota and was founded in 1853title=Minnesota Place Names. There are 66,441 residents in Blue Earth who have access to courthouses in Mankato. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. Minnesota is part of the 8th federal circuit court as well.
There are 39,309 residents in Mankato, which is 18.3 square miles and 794ft above sea level. It was settled in 1852 and is governed by a City Charter local government.