A Northfield woman was injured in a Tuesday morning accident in Le Suer County. The Minnesota State Patrol says 19-year-old Bridget Slinger was taken to District One in Faribault with non-life threatening injuries. Authorities say around quarter to eleven, a vehicle driven by Slinger lost control and collided with a vehicle driven by 31-year-old Regina Mader of Kilkenny on Highway 60. Mader and two passengers in the vehicle were uninjured in the accident.
Two area projects have been awarded grants from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to improve broadband access. Nuvera Communications will receive 385-thousand dollars for a Southwest New Ulm Project and BEVCOMM will receive nearly 580-thousand dollars for a Rural Faribault County Project. The funds were part of over 20 million dollars in grants announced by DEED through its Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program. State officials say the goal of the program is to bring high-quality broadband access to underserved and unserved areas of Minnesota.
The Minnesota State Patrol has released the name of a St. Peter teenager who died in a Monday accident. Authorities say 17-year-old Jillian Thompson was killed when her vehicle collided with a semi driven by 62-year-old John Magnan of Detroit Lakes. The accident happened shortly before eleven-30 Monday morning on Highway 111 in Nicollet County.
A North Mankato man was killed in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 14 Tuesday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says 23-year-old Aaron Lloyd died of injuries in the accident. Authorities say shortly before one p.m, a vehicle driven by 35-year-old Steven Hess of Chaska was eastbound on Highway 14 when the vehicle entered the westbound lane and collided with a vehicle driven by Lloyd. The State Patrol says Hess was taken to a Mankato hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A public hearing will be held regarding off-street parking regulations at tonight's North Mankato City Council meeting. The council will also hold a public hearing regarding the establishment of four areas as safe routes to school. The council meeting will begin at seven p.m. at the Municipal Building Council Chambers.
Mankato city manager Pat Hentges says one of their major planned road projects this year is a joint project with Blue Earth County. "There will be a roundabout at the intersection of Pohl Road and Stadium," said Hentges. Hentges says the change is necessary "At peak times, the traffic is horrendous," said Hentges. "Oftentimes traffic backed up at the four-way for a block and a half. The roundabout will give it more free flow." The Mankato City Council discussed the 2020 planned street projects at its most recent meeting.
State Representative Jeff Brand of St.Peter says there needs to be cooperation for a bonding bill to pass the legislature this year. Brand says it was frustrating that the senate did not hold any hearings on bonding the last session. "Part of the problem was they never took the opportunity to hear some of the ideas," said Brand. "This year I hope they will meet to hear the obligation and the opportunity to help the regions across the state." Any bonding bill needs a supermajority of the legislature to pass. The Minnesota legislative session begins on February 11th. Governor Walz and [...]
The New Ulm City Council will discuss a potential food and beverage tax tonight. The Council will also discuss a city manager performance review procedure at a work session in a work session beginning at five-30 at city hall.
The St. Peter city council will hold a work session tonight. City manager Todd Prafke says one of the topics of discussion will be a new fire hall. "Our current fire hall is nearly one hundred years old," said Prafke. "It's just not set up to take care of firefighters, allow for training and provide the necessary decontamination, all those things that are necessary for modern-day fire fighting." The council will also hear a presentation from MNDot regarding the Highway 169/22/99 Intersection Project. The work session will begin at five-30 at the St. Peter Room of the Community Center.
A Gaylord woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident in Sibley County Monday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says 41-year-old Rebecca Passon was taken to Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia with non-life threatening injuries. Authorities say around quarter after one, Passon's vehicle and a semi driven by 68-year-old Ricky Randall of New Ulm collided on Highway Five. Randall was uninjured in the accident.