Mankato Salvation Army Announces Launch of Loyalty Program for Its Family Store

By |2020-09-25T11:27:40-05:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

MANKATO, Minn. – The Salvation Army in Mankato is announcing that it will launch a new rewards program for frequent shoppers at its Family Store on Mankato’s east side. The new program is slated to begin Thursday, October 1st.    The program will utilize a punch card, with which shoppers will get a punch for each qualifying purchase (of at least $5). Once they have received 10 punches, they’ll have earned a reward worth $5 off a Family Store purchase.   “The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for many retailers, including us,” said Lt. Andy Wheeler, who oversees both the operation [...]

Portion of Adams Street to temporarily close September 28

By |2020-09-25T11:25:11-05:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Mankato-At 7 a.m., Monday, September 28, a portion of Adams Street (between Hope Street and Patriot Drive) will be temporarily closed for utility work. A detour will be provided and the road is expected to reopen later in the afternoon, Tuesday, September 29 (weather permitting). Stay informed about road closures. For more information contact staff at 311 or 507-387-8600.

COVID Cases Rise by 1,191 in MN (Sept. 25)

By |2020-09-25T11:22:23-05:00September 25th, 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. 94,189 Total positive cases (cumulative) 1,191 Newly reported cases 6 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Aitkin 1 Anoka 73 Becker 8 Beltrami 9 Benton 6 Big Stone 5 Blue Earth 29 Brown 2 Carlton 7 Carver 8 Cass 6 Chippewa 2 Chisago 13 Clay 32 Crow Wing 13 Dakota 74 Dodge 13 Douglas 11 Faribault 5 Fillmore 5 Freeborn 9 Goodhue [...]

Dr. Gostout, president of Mayo Clinic Health System, to retire

By |2020-09-24T11:40:04-05:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Bobbie Gostout, M.D., president of Mayo Clinic Health System, will retire at the end of the year after 24 years of excellence in clinical practice, research, and education, as well as administration. As president of Mayo Clinic Health System for the past five years, Dr. Gostout set the strategic vision for Mayo Clinic's community practice in the Midwest, including 18 regional hospitals and 68 regional clinics. Together with the leaders in Northwest Wisconsin, Southwest Wisconsin, Southwest Minnesota and Southeast Minnesota regions of Mayo Clinic Health System, she led the integration of knowledge and strengthened the health system’s practices in the Upper Midwest. [...]

COVID Cases Rise by 995 in MN (Sept. 24)

By |2020-09-24T11:34:19-05:00September 24th, 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. 93,012 Total positive cases (cumulative) 995 Newly reported cases 3 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Aitkin 1 Anoka 70 Becker 6 Beltrami 16 Benton 10 Big Stone 3 Blue Earth 12 Brown 1 Carlton 10 Carver 19 Cass 17 Chippewa 3 Chisago 5 Clay 24 Clearwater 1 Cottonwood 5 Crow Wing 21 Dakota 76 Dodge 4 Douglas 8 Faribault 4 Freeborn [...]

Kiwanis Holiday Lights Cancelled For 2020

By |2020-09-24T11:09:54-05:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|Tags: |

The Kiwanis Holiday Lights celebration has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Kiwanis Holiday Lights President Scott Wojcik says with the city and state restrictions it just couldn't work this year. Wojcik says they're still considering ideas to help the non-profit organizations which benefit from the event. Wojcik says they're always making plans for the 2021 festival which they promise to be bigger and better than ever.

Minnesota State Mankato to Launch Varsity Esports Team

By |2020-09-24T08:28:21-05:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

 Minnesota State University, Mankato Vice President and Chief Information Officer Mark Johnson announced today that the University is starting a varsity esports team that will begin play in the spring of 2021 and be part of Minnesota State Mankato’s IT Solutions division. IT Solutions will celebrate the new University varsity esports team at an early October ribbon-cutting event in the team’s training facility – located in remodeled space in Wissink Hall’s Room 121F. Details about the ribbon-cutting event will be announced at a later date. “We are excited to start a varsity esports program at Minnesota State University, Mankato,” said Johnson. “Esports is [...]

Klobuchar Says to Hold Off On Supreme Court Nominee

By |2020-09-24T06:24:28-05:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

President Trump says he'll reveal his Supreme Court pick Saturday at 4 pm local time. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has this message for her fellow Senators: "When the stakes are this high, I urge my colleagues to grant what Justice Ginsberg described as her most fervent wish, that she will not be replaced, she said, until a new president is installed, that's her dying words." President Trump wants the Senate to vote on his nominee before the November election. Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87 from pancreatic cancer.

VP Pence, Ivanka Trump set to be in MN today

By |2020-09-24T06:03:33-05:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Vice President Mike Pence and advisor-to-the-president Ivanka Trump are set to be in Minnesota today (3pm). The vice president and first daughter are in town for a "Cops for Trump" listening session. They will meet with community members whose businesses and lives have been negatively impacted by crime and violent extremism in the Minneapolis area. The visit comes just 40 days ahead of the November 3rd election. President Trump has promoted himself as a "law and order" commander in chief--and he's hoping Minnesotans will embrace that message and vote red in a presidential election for the first time since 1972.

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