A single-engine plane crash occurred at the Mankato Regional Airport, 3030 North Airport Road, last night (Tuesday, May 3) at approximately 7:48 p.m. when the plane was approaching the runway. The pilot, a 78-year-old male, was the only individual in the plane. He was taken to the local hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. The aircraft, a 1997 Vans 6A, is based out of the Mankato Regional Airport and is not associated with the Minnesota State University, Mankato aviation program. The incident is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. No further information is [...]
Jay Dulas is running for Waseca County Sheriff in this years' election "I am announcing that I am running for Waseca County Sheriff in this years’ election. He says: My 25-year career in law enforcement has been motivated by my desire to help and serve others. For the last 23 years, I have proudly served with the Waseca County Sheriff’s Office. I started my career as a Corrections Officer, Dispatcher, and for the last 22 years have been a Deputy Sheriff as well the Crime Prevention Officer within the department. I have also assisted in training new officers that have joined [...]
(Kasota, MN) -- The Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office is announcing over one-thousand fentanyl pills have been found and seized. The department says a drug task force found the pills in a storage locker Wednesday in Kasota just north of Mankato. The pills are blue and made to look like prescription oxycodone pills according to deputies. The announcement by the Sheriff's Office says one suspect is in custody relating to the seizure and is facing charges of drug possession and sales.
Brief update that the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office expanded the search area north of Eagle Lake today and did not locate Nyawuor Chuol or anything of interest. The MN State Patrol helicopter assisted by searching wetland and slough areas from the air while Sheriff’s Office personnel and members of the Eagle Lake Fire Department conducted an extensive ground search of wooded areas. Additional searches are planned for tomorrow and an update will be provided again by the end of the day. "We remain optimistic for a positive outcome and our thoughts are with Nyawuor and her family."
It's Walk and Bike to School Day in Minnesota (WED). MnDOT's Dave Cowan says there are many benefits to walking or biking to school, including... "Creating safe routes to school, building a sense of community or school spirit and inspiring families to use their feet for the school commute a little more often." Students can also participate in a Bike to School Day poster contest by creating and submitting posters showing how they feel when they ride a bicycle to the Minnesota Safe Routes to School Facebook page using the hashtag mnbikes. The top three posters will win prizes.
An E-12 education bill the Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate passed Tuesday -- totaling 30 million dollars to beef up literacy programs in public schools -- could hardly be more different than House Democrats' plan to add three billion dollars to public school funding over four years. Republican Senator Roger Chamberlain from Lino Lakes says half of Minnesota third-graders can't read at grade level -- and if a child can't read, little else matters: "Why are we in this spot? It's not because we don't fund (education). We haven't got the 'wheels' right." But Saint Paul Democrat Erin Murphy says: "I worry a [...]
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 [...]
Before passing a two-billion dollar health and human services funding package Tuesday, the Minnesota House said "no" to a five-million-dollar compensation fund for those suffering adverse reactions to the COVID vaccine. The measure's sponsor, Alexandria Republican Mary Franson says one of many text messages she received... "Injured triathlete is now in a wheelchair, her life forever affected.... These individuals need a voice at the table." Golden Valley Democrat Mike Freiberg says the COVID vaccine is safe: "Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U-S history."