“ASK A TROOPER” by Sgt. Troy Christianson of the Minnesota State Patrol Question: I see a lot of people that have their fog lights on and when I am meeting them on the road and some are very bright and make seeing the road very difficult. Some of them appear to be out of alignment and are blinding. What is the law that covers this? Answer: If the fog lights are aimed too high and/or are too bright they are illegal, even if they are in compliance with the rest of the law. All vehicle lights allowed by statute [...]
Rep. Jeremy Munson of Lake Crystal is pushing for Cassie's Law, a bill that would take into consideration mental health at the time of sentencing. Munson is the chief author of the bill.
Take an insider look at the Blue Earth County History Center Museum on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 9-10 a.m. Admission is $15/adults, $10/BECHS Members, $5/Children 5-17. Each month, on the last Saturday of the Month, a different staff member will showcase an area of BECHS. This month join our Curator/Archivist Shelley Harrison for an insider’s look at the History Center Museum. After the program, look through the Museum at your own pace or explore our current temporary exhibit, A Century of Civic Engagement: League of Women Voters Minnesota.
UPDATE: 02/20/2020 The driver and lone occupant in the fatality crash that occurred on February 18th, 2020 on Le Sueur County Road 28 in Lanesburgh Township has been identified as 17-year-old Blake Ryan Asher of Lonsdale, MN. The investigation indicated that Asher was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Initial Press Release: 02/19/2020 On February 18th, 2020 at approximately 4:46 pm Le Sueur County Deputies responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash on Le Sueur County Road 28, East of Le Sueur County Road 3 in Lanesburgh Township. Initial investigation indicates the vehicle was traveling [...]
State lawmakers are considering a bill designed to cut down on wait times for driver’s tests. Republican state Senator Karin Housley of St. Marys Point says her bill would allow private, third party behind-the-wheel instructors to administer driving tests. Testifier Tracy Tobert is a mom who says she had trouble getting an appointment for her daughter ... "We live in St. Paul and we ended up getting a drivers test in Ortonville, Minnesota which is 180 miles from here and a 3.5-hour drive." Tobert supports the bill. But Pat Benner with AFCSME Council 5 opposes it and said... "We believe that [...]
Saturday will be Officer Matson Day. That's according to a proclamation by the Waseca and Albert Lea Mayors. Arik Matson is the Waseca Police officer who was shot on January 6th. Saturday's date, 2-22 was picked because that is Matson's badge number (222). Albert Lea Mayor Vern Rasmussen, Jr. is encouraging everyone to take a moment at 2:22 P-M to “not only remember Arik but all Law Enforcement personnel.”
“No stars, not even clouds” Chamber Music Performance Music on the Hill No stars, not even clouds” Concert Sunday,March 22, 2020 at 2:00pm Chapel at Our Lady of Good Counsel—170 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato Mankato, MN - The Music on the Hill series (MOTH) will conclude its tenth season with a program entitled No stars, not even clouds. The title takes its name from the middle piece on the program, a string quartet by Gillian Whitehead, written after Whitehead learned the heartbreaking news of a dear friend’s cancer diagnosis. The program begins with the Haydn String Quartet in C Major, [...]
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), in partnership with publishing companies Capstone and ABDO, is accepting applications for the Early Literacy Grant Program. This grant is designed to support early literacy efforts that enhance school readiness for children birth to age five by providing children with books. Organizations working with these children in SMIF’s 20-county region are encouraged to apply for books to be given to families to keep and read to their children.