Two area men are injured after a snowy crash in Waterville. According to the State Patrol 51-year-old Christopher Schlueter was westbound on Highway 60 when he lost control in icy roads and went into the eastbound lane of Highway 60. That's when the Patrol says he collided with 21-year-old Adrien Almanza of St. James. Both were taken to the Mankato hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both were wearing seatbelts and no alcohol was involved. The crash happened around 6:30 on Wednesday morning.
Veterans Day Schedule 2019 (1) Veterans Day Schedule (Monday, November 11, 2019) All Posts, Auxiliaries and Veterans groups are invited as follows: 9:00 a.m. Veterans Memorial Place 10:00 a.m. WWII Memorial – Wheeler Park 11:00 a.m. WWI Memorial - Sibley Park 12:10 p.m. Vietnam Memorial 1:00 p.m. Boy in Blue Memorial - Lincoln Park Additional Services Include American Legion Post 11: 10:30 a.m. Oak Lawn Nursing Home 11:30 a.m. Laurels Peak
Snow and ice were a factor in a crash that injured a 30-year-old Tracy woman. The State Patrol says April Arnold was eastbound on Highway 14 in Custer Township in Lyon County when her vehicle left the roadway and rolled over. Arnold has non-life threatening injuries. She was taken to the Tracy Medical Center. The crash happened around 7:30 Wednesday morning. The Patrol says she was wearing a seatbelt and no alcohol was involved. Snow and ice were reported on the roads at the time of the crash.
The Patrol says an 18-year-old Sleepy Eye woman was injured late Wednesday night. The report says a different vehicle, driven by 20-year-old Jose Salazar of Texas was westbound on Highway 14 when it slowed for a deer in the road and was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 60-year-old Richard Turbes of Springfield. Samantha Olvera, a passenger in Salazar's vehicle, was taken to the Sleepy Eye Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All involved were wearing seatbelts and no alcohol was involved.
The City of Eagle Lake says following discussion at its regularly scheduled meeting on November 4th, the Mayor and City Council have scheduled a special meeting for Monday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers for the purpose of allowing public input on a proposal to restructure the police department that would permit for the addition of a 3rd full-time police officer position without significantly increasing the overall police department budget and no resulting increase to the tax levy. The proposal involves eliminating the chief of police position and contracting with the Blue Earth County Sheriff's Department for Chief [...]
Laughter Makes the Heart Grow Stronger, an event organized by the local chapter of the American Heart Association is hosting an evening at Chankaska Creek Ranch, Winery and Distillery. It takes place on November 14 starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $50 and it includes a show featuring comedians Zack Kolars and Mark Poolos, hors d'oeuvres and wine. All proceeds support lifesaving heart and stroke research, health education and outreach.
VINE Faith in Action’s annual community service event, Rake the Town has been canceled due to the weather. The event which organizes volunteers to rake older adult’s homes was scheduled for Saturday. Over 150 homeowners in Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties were signed up and over 400 volunteers were scheduled to rake. “Because of Tuesday night’s snowfall and the cold weather predicted for the next ten days, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel Rake the Town this year,” VINE’s Executive Director, Pam Determan said. “This is the first time in the event’s 23-year history that weather has forced us to [...]
“ASK A TROOPER” by Sgt. Troy Christianson of the Minnesota State Patrol Question: I see a lot of dash camera footage on YouTube and online altogether. This got me thinking are dash cams legal? Answer: Minnesota law allows driver feedback and safety monitoring equipment when mounted immediately behind, slightly above, or slightly below the rearview mirror. Mounting directly on the “dashboard” of the vehicle is not allowed as that could obstruct the vision of the driver You can avoid a ticket — and a crash — if you simply buckle up, drive at safe speeds, pay attention and always drive sober. [...]
Region Nine Development Commission Receives National Association of Development Organizations 2019 Impact Award
Region Nine Development Commission (RNDC) has received a 2019 Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for MedTech Connect. MedTech Connect was motivated by the need to develop a conceptual framework that inventories and supports medical manufacturing activities in South Central Minnesota. The plan examines how and how well manufacturing and related industries leverage their geographic proximity to the medical manufacturing hub in the Twin Cities and innovations at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Results from this report indicate that South Central Minnesota is poised for growth in the medical manufacturing sector and has led [...]
Police were called to an Owatonna business on reports of a bomb threat yesterday morning. According to Police, the threat happened at Daikin Applied. They say a suspicious device was located inside the building. Daikin management initiated an evacuation of the building before law enforcement arrived. The St. Paul Bomb Squad was called to assist and determined the suspicious device to be inert and non-dangerous. No arrests have been made. The case remains under investigation.