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End of summer DWI enforcement underway statewide

Over 300 law enforcement agencies from across the state will be targeting drunk drivers now through Labor Day. Mike Hanson with the Office of Traffic Safety said, “As we close in on the Labor Day weekend and the close of the Minnesota summer season, we typically see a spike in the problems that we see…read more »

Dayton, Murphy support Walz’s bid for governor; Swanson absent from event

In a show of unity minus one key player, Governor Mark Dayton and DFL-endorsed candidate Erin Murphy threw their support behind Mankato’s Tim Walz, winner of Tuesday’s primary election for Minnesota governor. Murphy said it was, “Very important to me and to Democrats across the state, and really to Minnesotans, that we come together around…read more »

New downtown daycare to open in spring of 2019, 160 slots for children

A new daycare in downtown Mankato is receiving funds from the City to meet childcare needs and create new jobs. A request by Candice Deal-Bartell for a 125-thousand dollar loan from the Economic Development Authority has been approved for Cultivate Mankato, LLC at the corner of Main Street and Broad Street. City Manager Pat Hentges…read more »

Anonymous donor provides K9 officer with protective vest

Who’s a good boy? Zeus is a member of the Faribault County Sheriff’s Department, and a non-profit has made a donation that will help keep him safe while protecting the community. Sheriff Michael Gormley says Vested Interest in K9’s provided the vest, which was sponsored by someone that wishes to remain anonymous. It’s embroidered with…read more »

Officials say Minnesota National Parks need $17 million in infrastructure upgrades

Filling potholes, fixing restrooms, repairing visitor centers, maintaining trails and campgrounds – that’s just a sampling of improvements that could be made if Congress can pass the “Restore Our Parks Act.” A nearly $12 billion maintenance backlog extends across more than 400 sites managed by the National Park Service. In Minnesota alone, said Terry Mattson, president and…read more »

Long-term cancer patient participating in Minnesota Senior Games in Mankato

A long-term cancer patient and Minnesota runner will participate in the Minnesota Senior Games, which are underway through Sunday in Mankato. Don Wright, a 77-year-old Stillwater resident diagnosed with a rare blood cancer, is entered in the 200, 400, 800, and 1,500-meter races during the Minnesota Senior Games. While he has already qualified for the…read more »