The City of North Mankato will be observing “No Mow May,” an initiative encouraging property owners to limit mowing grass for one month to promote habitats for early season pollinators that emerge in the spring. The City Council approved a resolution proclaiming No Mow May in North Mankato at their May 2nd City Council Meeting. Beginning Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022, and ending Tuesday, May 31st, 2022, the City will temporarily suspend part of City ordinance (§ 90.111) that requires homeowners to maintain grass on their property to less than 6 inches tall. Residential properties that are owner-occupied or occupied by renters [...]
Sheriff Brett Mason is pleased to announce that on June 4, 2022, the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse along with the Sheriff’s Youth Project of Le Sueur County will once again host the Youth Fishing Outing. This event will be for approximately 50 of Le Sueur County’s youth ages 8 to13 on German and Jefferson Lakes for a morning of fishing with guests from the Minnesota Vikings. Along with a morning of fishing we will be demonstrating boat & water safety through discussion and information packets that will be available for each child. If you would like to sign up [...]
Republican candidate for Minnesota governor Scott Jensen is calling for Secretary of State Steve Simon to be jailed. He is accusing the leader of poorly managing the state's election system. Jensen is taking a page out of President Trump's playbook by claiming there was voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Simon called the statements bizarre and irresponsible. Jensen is the frontrunner for the GOP nomination for governor.
(St. Paul, MN) -- Over 25-hundred new COVID-19 cases are being reported in Minnesota. Health officials announced the total yesterday, which includes all cases identified over the weekend. The seven-day average of new infections has tripled over the past month to more than 12-hundred per day. Over 300 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 related illnesses on Monday.
Motorists are advised of lane restrictions on Highway 14 at the intersection of Blue Earth County Road 56 near Eagle Lake beginning Monday, May 16, weather permitting, as crews begin construction of a Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT, also referred to as a J-turn) to improve the safety at the intersection. No detour is expected for through traffic; however, there will be phases during construction that will restrict local access to Hwy 14 in Eagle Lake
South Central College’s 2022 Commencement Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 12 at 4 p.m. at Taylor Center in Bresnan Arena on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. The ceremony includes graduates from South Central College’s Faribault and North Mankato campuses completing their programs in Fall 2021, Spring 2022 or Summer 2022. The total number of graduates for these semesters is 573.
Thousands of Minnesota students will take part in International Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 4. The annual event, sponsored by Minnesota Safe Routes to School, encourages students and parents to practice safe biking and walking activities.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has closed Highway 19 from Henderson to Highway 169 to make repairs due to erosion caused by surface water. Traffic will be detoured to Highway 169 and Highway 93. Highway 19 is expected to be closed for approximately two weeks for repairs.
Mankato Public Safety has received video surveillance camera images of missing person Nyawuor James Chuol, age 30, Mankato. Photos were were taken at the Casey's gas station along Highway 14 in Eagle Lake, Minn., at approximately 8:45 p.m., Monday, April 25. She was last seen by her family at 7 p.m., Monday, April 25. In the photos she is wearing a pink/purple hat, which is an addition to the clothing her family last saw her in: blue jacket, black leggings and brown boots. She is also carrying an over-the-shoulder bag that appears white or tan. Chuol is a black female, who is 5 [...]