COVID Cases Rise by 1,066 in MN (Oct. 1)

By |2020-10-01T11:06:15-05:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Daily Update: Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths. 100,200 Total positive cases (cumulative) 1,066 Newly reported cases 13 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Aitkin 3 Anoka 54 Becker 13 Beltrami 17 Benton 11 Blue Earth 21 Brown 7 Carlton 4 Carver 8 Cass 13 Chippewa 8 Chisago 14 Clay 22 Clearwater 2 Cottonwood 1 Crow Wing 19 Dakota 48 Dodge 2 Douglas 20 Faribault 4 Fillmore 6 Freeborn 5 [...]

North Mankato Fall Leaf Pick Up Begins

By |2020-10-01T11:04:43-05:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

North Mankato, Minn. City staff is announcing that its fall leaf collection program has begun.  Crews are out picking up leaves and will continue until all leaves are picked up or the weather prevents collection. This program is free of charge for North Mankato residents.  During collection, please do the following:  Rake your leaves onto the boulevard (Bagged leaves need to be brought to the compost  site. The City will not pick up leaves in bags.)  Bring brush, twigs, branches, or bagged leaves to compost at 600 Webster Avenue • Do NOT rake leaves into the gutter  Do NOT put sticks [...]

Cancer in the Age of Biotechnology, the 56th Nobel Conference, Goes Virtual October 6-7

By |2020-10-01T06:24:18-05:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

SAINT PETER, Minn. (September 30, 2020) -- The 56th annual Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College, Cancer in the Age of Biotechnology, will take place October 6-7, 2020. Typically held on campus in front of a live audience of nearly 5,000 attendees, the 2020 Nobel Conference will take place in a virtual format due to COVID-19. The two-day event and additional resources are free to all. Nobel Conference 56 will explore the science of new cancer treatments, the structural and societal factors that will determine who has access to these life-saving treatments, and the therapies and practices that will enable people to live with [...]

State announces locations for no-barrier access to COVID-19 testing during week of Oct. 5

By |2020-10-01T09:15:41-05:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

No-barrier testing is a response to an increased community spread statewide and is free and open to all, with or without symptoms The Minnesota Department of Health is partnering with local public health officials and other community partners to offer access to free, no-barrier COVID-19 testing the week of Oct. 5 in St. Joseph, Willmar, Fairmont, Inver Grove Heights, Ely, and Cloquet. As always with no-barrier testing opportunities, this testing will be free, available to anyone who wants to be tested whether they have symptoms or not, and will not require insurance. The seven events next week are part of an [...]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By |2020-10-01T08:43:59-05:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is still the most common cancer among women. Completing an annual breast cancer screening can help find breast abnormalities early, and enhanced technology makes even earlier detection possible. Patients who visit Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Fairmont and New Prague have access to enhanced technology for breast cancer screenings. Breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, enables physicians to see cancers earlier, especially in women with denser breast tissue. The technology also means it's less likely women will be called back for a second screening.               "About 1 in 8 women will develop breast [...]

City parks prepare for winter months

By |2020-10-01T07:41:42-05:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Mankato park restrooms are expected to close by October 19 depending upon weather conditions. Closures will begin with neighborhood parks; restrooms at Riverfront Park, 309 W Rock St., and Kiwanis Recreation Area, 2301 US-169, remain open year-round. Annual closures help save repair costs by preventing extensive damage that can occur if the restrooms are left open through the winter, such as frozen pipes. Restrooms are expected to re-open around April 15 next year.

October is Library Card Sign-up Month

By |2020-10-01T08:35:28-05:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

October is Library Card Sign-up Month at the Blue Earth County Library.  The Blue Earth County Library is joining with the American Library Association (ALA) to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.  It is also a great way for all members of our community to have access to materials and resources that will help them socially, creatively and professionally. This year, DC’s Wonder Woman is embarking on a mission to champion the power of a library card as Library Card Sign-up Honorary [...]

Judge rejects candidate’s challenge to Minnesota virus rules

By |2020-10-01T05:30:15-05:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

A federal judge has dismissed a challenge by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis to Minnesota’s coronavirus restrictions. Judge Donovan Frank rejected the former congressman’s arguments that the rules unconstitutionally limit his freedom to campaign. The judge ruled Wednesday that Democratic Gov. Tim Walz acted within his authority to respond to the public health crisis when he imposed restrictions on crowd sizes, travel, and other measures meant to slow the spread of COVID-19. The coronavirus has infected over 99,000 Minnesotans and killed more than 2,000. Lewis says he'll appeal and make the ruling a campaign issue.

Mankato Motors and CMSM Team up in October

By |2020-10-01T08:02:12-05:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Mankato Motors and CMSM are teaming up during the month of October. They will donate $100 to the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota for each vehicle sold at the Mankato Motors Chevrolet dealership. Mankato Motors is a full-service Chevy, Nissan, and VW dealership. Mankato Motors services and sells both new and previously owned vehicles. Mankato Motors generously gives back to the community by supporting many local organizations, events, and education establishments. CMSM is thankful for their support this fall. Mankato Motors is located at 1815 E Madison Avenue, Mankato, MN 56001 The CMSM invites you to come and play at their [...]

Call CenterPoint Energy now for Cold Weather Rule protection

By |2020-10-01T07:57:13-05:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Minneapolis – Oct. 1, 2020 – CenterPoint Energy is reminding customers about Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule, which protects residential customers experiencing difficulty paying their natural gas bill from having their natural gas service disconnected between Oct. 15, 2020, and April 15, 2021. This year, the Cold Weather Rule will go into effect while the COVID-related moratorium on utility service disconnections for non-payment is ongoing. Since March, CenterPoint Energy has suspended residential natural gas service disconnections for nonpayment and temporarily waived late payment fees. CenterPoint Energy is encouraging customers who may have difficulty paying their natural gas bills to set up a payment plan [...]

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