WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering disaster assistance to businesses and residents affected by the civil unrest from May 27 through June 8, 2020. Businesses and residents can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. More information is available here. “This federal funding will help provide resources that businesses and residents need to rebuild. I’ve met with many of the affected small business owners, and I will continue to work to secure needed support,” Klobuchar said. “It's critical for the federal government to step forward and [...]
Investigators with the Department of Public Safety Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division (DPS-AGED) recently followed up with the bars and restaurants that received warning letters for violations of Governor Tim Walz’s Executive Order 20-74. All 14 establishments are now in compliance. DPS-AGED agents, along with law enforcement partners around the state spent two weeks (July 4-13) surveilling 919 restaurants and bars throughout the state looking for violations. Investigators were specifically looking for employees violating mask requirements, adherence to social distancing with tables less than six feet apart and establishments serving to more than 50 percent capacity. AGED sent 10 warning letters to [...]
Mankato’s annual city clean up is underway. Like most things, it was postponed from this spring due to COVID 19. Residents of Mankato should have received a postcard with their designated drop-off dates. The City says to bring that card with you to the drop off site and that you must follow your assigned time. The cleanup will remain largely the same as previous years, with drop off at 501 South Victory Dr. But the city says that this year, people will be asked to unload their own items this year as a safety precaution. Mattresses and box springs will not [...]
Greater Mankato Growth says the 2020 Alive After 5 Concert series has been cancelled. The downtown, free concert was originally scheduled for Thursdays throughout the month of August.
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) is extending deadlines on crop insurance policies due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. USDA is authorizing Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) to provide policyholders additional time to pay premium and administrative fees and to waive accrual of interest. In addition, USDA is authorizing AIPs to provide up to an additional 60 days for policyholders to make payments and waive additional interest for certain agreements.
A Waseca woman was named by Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan to the Council on Disability. Hope Johnson will begin on August 10. The Council on Disability advises and aids the governor, state agencies, and the public on public policy and the administration of programs and services for people with disabilities in Minnesota.
The Mankato Area Public School Board will hold an online work session following the 5 p.m. School Board meeting, Monday, August 10. The purpose of the work session is to discuss 2020-2021 re-entry plans. For more information contact staff at 507-387-1868.
MANKATO, Minn. — During the COVID-19 pandemic, some people may be concerned with the safety of local clinics and hospitals. Unfortunately, this concern may keep them from seeking care when they need it. “The fear of visiting Urgent Care locations may be exasperated because some Urgent Care locations are near dedicated COVID-19 testing sites,” says Graham King, M.D., family medicine physician and Urgent Care lead, Mayo Clinic Health System. “But you should know that it is safe to seek care in Urgent Care locations across Mayo Clinic Health System.” While health care providers are trained to ― and routinely do ― [...]
Date: 08-05-20 Incident Type: Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Date and Time of Occurrence: 08-04-20 at 3:24 pm Location: Sakatah Trail Crossing of Co Road 189 - East of Madison Lake Details: On Tuesday, August 4th deputies were dispatched to the Sakatah Trail crossing of Blue Earth County Road 189 east of Madison Lake for a personal injury accident involving a bicycle rider. A pickup truck heading south on County Road 189 collided with a bicycle rider crossing the road heading west. The driver of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado was uninjured and identified as 57-year-old Sean Baggott of Mankato. The bicycle rider [...]
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