Phase 1 of the County Road 12 project, from Airport Drive to County Road 2, is scheduled to open by the end of August. Phase 2 of the project, from Airport Drive to County Road 26, will not close until Phase 1 has reopened. More information on openings and closures will be shared once dates have been confirmed. To expedite completion of the overall project, the Contractor has started fence relocation and grading operations on Phase 2 without impacting airport access. Over the next couple weeks, flaggers may be present on Phase 2 to allow grading work on Phase 2 to [...]
Free Public Tickets Available Aug. 23 for MSU Outdoor Homecoming Concert, Bonfire, Fireworks on Sept. 23
Minnesota State University, Mankato is hosting its 2022 Homecoming bonfire and concert at a combined event outdoors at Blakeslee Stadium on Friday, Sept. 23 from 7-10 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m., followed by a bonfire burn at 8:20 p.m., fireworks at 8:40 p.m. and a concert performance by American rapper B.o.B from 9-10 p.m. General admission tickets to the event are free to the general public, but tickets are required because there is a capacity of 3,500 for the event. Free general admission tickets are available starting Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. by registering at www.mnsuevents.com or at Minnesota State Mankato’s Student Activities front desk, [...]
On 08/17/2022, Agents with the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 Block of East Washington Street in the Washington Park Neighborhood. Agents began an investigation into the residence after receiving numerous complaints from neighbors about the activity occurring at the house, including short term traffic. DTF Agents conducted surveillance operations and identified several people coming and going from the residence who were known by the agents from previous controlled substance investigations. Agents also observed several hand to hand drug transactions occurring outside of the residence and in nearby Washington Park. [...]
(Sandstone, MN) -- Four animals from the popular Netflix show "Tiger King" are now residents of Minnesota. The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone says a liliger, two lions, and a white tiger that used to stay at Tiger King Park in Oklahoma were recently relocated to their park. The sanctuary says it can't release any other information about the animals until legal proceedings are over.
(Two Harbors, MN) -- Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan are in northern Minnesota talking about the latest job numbers and a change to state liquor laws. Walz spoke yesterday in Two Harbors at Castle Danger Brewery, which helped form the successful Free the Growler movement. Lawmakers recently reached an agreement to lift a production cap that affected to-go beer sales for five larger breweries. Walz also shared news that 20-thousand new jobs were created in the state in July, more than double the nation's job growth rate.
(St. Paul, MN) -- The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting nearly 90 monkeypox cases in the state. Health officials say just over 80 of the cases come from the Twin Cities metro area. Three people have been hospitalized for illnesses related to the virus. Officials say all but five of the cases are reported in men. State officials say there are six-thousand vials of vaccine in the state, with more expected in the coming weeks.
More than 16,000 people have been arrested this year for driving while impaired (as of Aug. 15). Driving while impaired doesn’t just mean drinking alcohol and driving, it also includes drugs — legal or illegal. No matter the substance, impaired driving puts everyone on the road at risk. To stop bad choices from jeopardizing lives as people enjoy the end of summer, troopers, deputies and officers will be participating in a DWI enforcement campaign Aug. 19-Sept. 5. It includes extra patrols, awareness and education. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS-OTS) coordinates the campaign with funding provided [...]
Mankato’s Bus Route 7 now offers increased coverage in the Old Town neighborhood. The route has been adjusted to include Broad Street, between Madison Avenue and Cherry Street
Submit photos to Mankato's 2022 Photo Contest by 4:30 p.m., Friday, August 26. This year's winners and honorable mentions will be featured in the City's 2023 printed calendar. The first-place winner will also receive a $100 gift certificate to the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center.
GoFundMe created to support family of Mankato mother killed in ATV crash. According the fundraiser, Karissa Bode leaves behind her partner and young child, Sawyer. "Karissa was a vibrant and loving mother to Sawyer and partner to Chad and will be missed ever so dearly by all who have had the luck of meeting her," Fundraiser organizer Tyler Woelfel said. To view the GoFundMe, please visit: https://gf.me/v/c/zzdz/karissa-bode-and-family