Greater Mankato News

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading