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Storms lead to power outages in greater Mankato area

Just under 800 Xcel Energy customers in Mankato and the surrounding area are without power as a line of thunderstorms rolled through the area just after 6:00 p.m. on Thursday. Benco Electric Cooperative is also reporting outages in areas that include Madelia, Eagle Lake, Amboy, and Janesville. Both utilities say they have crews headed to…read more »

Thursday afternoon expected to bring severe weather, slight chance of tornado

An approaching storm system could mean a bumpy weather ride in the Mankato area Thursday afternoon and into the evening. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a hazardous weather statement for Brown, Nicollet, Le Sueur, Blue Earth, Watonwan, and counties to the southeast of the region. Meteorologist Chris O’Brien said there is a…read more »

Latest IRS scam threatens jail time connected to unpaid or underpaid taxes

Calls from scammers claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service continue popping up around Minnesota, most recently in Stearns, Saint Louis, Itasca, Swift and Kandiyohi counties. One such call includes a computerized female voice stating, “Hi, this is Tax Crime Investigation Unit of IRS. The reason you are receiving this pre-recorded message is to…read more »

U.S. Senate funding includes research money for universal flu vaccine

A funding bill approved in the U.S. Senate includes new money for research into a universal flu vaccine. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar introduced the Flu Vaccine Act earlier this year. It provides additional resources over the next five years to help develop a more effective, universal flu vaccine. Klobuchar says it will provide critical research…read more »