Author Archives: Annette Weston

Snow emergency declared in Mankato

Mankato-Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight (Saturday, January 19), Mankato is in a snow emergency until 8 a.m. tomorrow morning (Sunday, January 20). During a snow emergency there is no parking on streets so snow can be removed quickly and efficiently. The only exception is where streets are posted “seasonal no parking” (which only affects a…Continue Reading

YWCA Mankato names interim executive director

The YWCA Mankato Board of Directors has named an interim executive director. Laura Stevens was a founding volunteer board member of the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota in 2009 and became its first development director. She has over twenty years of volunteer and nonprofit leadership experience, including ten years of involvement with YWCA Mankato. As…Continue Reading

Wtaerville man arrested after odd behavior at a Mankato convenience store

A Waterville man is jailed after an odd encounter at a Mankato business late last week. A convenience store clerk told investigators that 19-year-old Dominik Strang walked behind the counter and took a personal cell phone from the cashier’s hands, saying he, “Wanted in on it too,” and, “Everybody is in on it.” He didn’t define exactly what “it” was, but Blue Earth County Sheriff’s…Continue Reading

Klobuchar says America is the loser amid government shutdown; hunger expert says Minnesotans could lose food assistance

President Trump plans to address the nation tonight to talk about the ongoing government shutdown. Minnesota Democratic U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar admits there will be political winners and losers as a result of the shutdown, added, “The real loser right now is America, because it is all about workers and people that are trying to…Continue Reading

Mankato’s Tim Walz sworn in as Minnesota’s 41st governor; Native American lieutenant governor makes history

Tim Walz is officially the 41st governor of Minnesota after his swearing-in Monday morning in St. Paul. In his inaugural address, Walz reiterated his vision of “One Minnesota.” He said, “One Minnesota is in our blood, it is borne of our shared values, it’s sewn into the fabrics of our communities, it is driven by…Continue Reading

Mankato’s first female mayor sworn in Monday

Najwa Massad took the oath office as mayor Monday night. She is the first woman to be elected to the top spot in Mankato. New council member Jessica Hatanpa was also sworn in; the current council is the first in the history of the city to have a female majority. Also taking the oath of…Continue Reading