In Minnesota, the suicide rate increased by 48% compared to the national average of 37% from 2000-2018. Although Minnesota’s suicide rate is the 12th lowest among the states, it had the 18th highest rate of increase: "The largest increase in [...]
How to diversify Minnesota's rural economy -- the question for U-S Senate candidates during the debate at the "virtual" FarmFest 2020. Democratic Senator Tina Smith: "We need to make sure there's good access to capital. We need to make sure [...]
A group called the Minnesota Voters Alliance is suing Governor Tim Walz in federal court over his mask mandate -- saying voters who wear face coverings to the polls for next Tuesday's primary election will violate a 1963 Minnesota law [...]
Governor Tim Walz has announced that this fall’s 10th annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener, set to be held in Fairmont, has been postponed to 2021. The annual event’s postponement is a precaution to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Mankato, MN (August 4, 2020) – Vetter Stone Company is proud to announce the company has named Ben Kaus as President of Vetter Stone Company and subsidiary Alabama Stone Company. Kaus has been with the organizations for six years and [...]
Some studies are out suggesting potential long-term health consequences for those who have had COVID-19. Kris Ehresman with the Minnesota Department of Health says it's too early to say for sure but it's something those in the medical community are [...]
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Blue Earth County have remained relatively stable. Blue Earth County says there are currently seven people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county with two in the ICU. Since the start of the pandemic, the county has reported [...]
A North Mankato man is facing several charges after allegedly speeding and attempting to flee officers early Saturday morning. Blue Earth County court records say 32-year-old Christopher Peters was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine precursors with intent [...]