Minneapolis Police Looking For Teen In Murder Of 12-Year-Old

By |2021-09-17T05:21:42-05:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  Minneapolis police are looking for a teenager in connection with the recent shooting death of a 12-year-old boy.  Eighteen-year-old Jeremiah Grady is accused of killing London Bean at an apartment building near North 8th and Aldrich Avenues last week.  Grady is charged with second-degree murder, but police say they don't know where he is.

Minnesota Supreme Court Allows Minneapolis Police Ballot Question

By |2021-09-17T05:02:02-05:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  Minneapolis residents will have the opportunity to vote to make changes to the police department.  On Thursday the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled it will allow a question about changing the police department to a department of public safety on Minneapolis ballots.  Early voting starts today.

MN Adds Jobs In August, Unemployment Drops

By |2021-09-17T05:00:52-05:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

A promising trend continues in Minnesota as more jobs were added in August and the unemployment rate dropped.  In its monthly update, the state Department of Employment and Economic Development reported the state gained 43-hundred jobs last month while the unemployment rate dropped to three-point-eight-percent.  Minnesota saw the best job growth in the leisure & hospitality, transportation and utilities, and financial activities sectors.

Rep. John Thompson To Serve As Independent

By |2021-09-17T05:00:07-05:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

(St. Paul, MN)  --  State Rep. John Thompson says he will continue in his role as an independent.  This comes after he was voted out of the House DFL caucus by its members Tuesday.  Despite calls for his resignation, Thompson says he will not leave and will continue serving his district.  The Representative was involved in controversy following a traffic stop and old allegations of domestic violence.

Over 300 Afghan Refugees Could Come To MN

By |2021-09-17T04:50:11-05:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Minnesota could see more than 300 Afghan refugees placed in the state in the coming weeks.  The state Department of Human Services said those are the numbers they have been advised of by the federal government, which includes those with special visas and general evacuees.  Five local resettlement programs with help the DHS will either reuniting refugees with family in the area or finding communities with the capacity to provide support.  Those interested in helping can sign up for email notifications through the DHS website.

DNR Fines Enbridge Over Line 3 Environmental Violations

By |2021-09-17T04:49:19-05:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is ordering Enbridge to pay three-point-32-million dollars over Line 3 environmental violations.  Yesterday, the agency announced that the energy company dug a trench too deep for their pipeline in the northwest part of the state, resulting in uncontrolled groundwater flowing out.  It was also reported that Enbridge did not notify authorities of the incident.  Besides the fine, the company must also develop a plan to stop groundwater flow in 30 days.

Covid Update (Sept. 16 Data)

By |2021-09-17T04:44:50-05:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

More coronavirus cases have been reported in Minnesota.  Yesterday, health officials listed 2,484 new cases and 14 additional deaths.  With those numbers introduced, the state's totals show over 678-thousand infections and about 7,970 deaths overall.  About three-million-365-thousand-253 people have received their first shot of the coronavirus vaccine so far.

Mankato’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday

By |2021-09-16T06:17:32-05:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

This Saturday, September 18, Greater Mankato Area residents will join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® — the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.    On Walk day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s — their personal reasons to end the disease. 

North Mankato Fire Department Responds to Kitchen Fire

By |2021-09-16T06:16:01-05:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

The North Mankato Fire Department was called to a residential cooking  fire at 1618 Colony Court at 9:22a.m. on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021.  Emergency crews arrived to find the fire had been extinguished by the resident and stove top  automatic extinguishers mounted in the vent hood. The unit received minor fire and smoke  damage, and the building was ventilated by the Fire Department. The resident was treated on  scene by Mayo Ambulance Services for burns to the hands. The North Mankato Fire Department was on scene for approximately thirty minutes and was  assisted by the North Mankato Police Department and Mayo [...]

Minnesota State Mankato Student Events Team Hosting Drive-In Movie ‘In The Heights’

By |2021-09-16T06:14:30-05:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Student Events Team will be hosting a drive-in movie Friday, Sept. 17 at 9 p.m. in University Parking Lot 20 (located on the corner of Stadium Road and Warren Street). The lot opens at 8:30 p.m. The featured film, “In The Heights,” will be shown on a 40-foot tall screen, with audio available on the radio at 88.3 FM. Cost for the general public is $5 per vehicle. Tickets may be purchased at mnsuevents.com.

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