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Two People Injured in a Monday Afternoon Accident

By |2020-09-28T14:43:19-05:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon in Bellgrade Township. The Minnesota State Patrol says vehicles driven by 82-year-old Gordon Green of Mankato and 30-year-old Eric Velzke of Kiester collided at the intersection of Highway 169 and the Old River Bluff Road shortly after one p.m. Both drivers were transported to Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato with non-life-threatening injuries.

Lake Crystal Woman Injured in a Sunday Night Accident

By |2020-09-28T13:55:22-05:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

A Lake Crystal woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 14 and 60 Sunday night. The Minnesota State Patrol says 36-year-old Sarah Padgett was taken to Mayo Clinic Mankato with non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities say around quarter after seven, a vehicle driven by 66-year-old Ricky Youngmark of Cannon Falls collided with a vehicle driven by Padgett. Youngmark was uninjured in the accident.

Zimmerman Man Injured in Sunday Night Motorcycle Accident

By |2020-09-28T13:39:08-05:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

A Zimmerman man was injured in a motorcycle accident on Highway 169 Sunday night. The Minnesota State Patrol says 64-year-old Bradley Erickson lost control of his motorcycle shortly before eight-30 causing it to leave the roadway at 150th street. Authorities say Erickson was transported to Mayo Clinic Mankato with non-life-threatening injuries.

Minnesota State Mankato to Hold ‘Spirit Month’ Instead of Traditional Homecoming

By |2020-09-28T11:17:30-05:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Minnesota State University, Mankato President Richard Davenport announced today that the University’s annual Homecoming week, originally scheduled for today (Monday, Sept. 28) through Saturday, Oct. 3, will be replaced with “Spirit Month” this year because of the pandemic. Davenport said the University would celebrate “Spirit Month” from Sept. 28 through Oct. 29, with student activities scheduled throughout the month. This is the first year Minnesota State Mankato will not hold a traditional fall Homecoming since 1943, when Homecoming was postponed to February 1944 because of World War II. “Homecoming week, just like commencement, is a Minnesota State Mankato campus tradition that [...]

COVID Cases Rise by 936 in MN (Sept. 28)

By |2020-09-28T11:13:47-05:00September 28th, 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. 97,638 Total positive cases (cumulative) 936 Newly reported cases 7 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Aitkin 2 Anoka 55 Becker 1 Beltrami 9 Benton 2 Blue Earth 11 Brown 1 Carlton 5 Carver 8 Cass 2 Chippewa 4 Chisago 6 Clay 7 Cottonwood 1 Crow Wing 20 Dakota 50 Dodge 9 Douglas 11 Faribault 1 Fillmore 10 Freeborn 2 Goodhue 6 [...]

North Mankato Police Respond to Suspected Drug Overdose

By |2020-09-28T06:33:02-05:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on September 24th, 2020, emergency crews were dispatched to a residence on the 2000 block of Round Table Rd. in Avalon Estates for a report of a suspected drug overdose. Arriving officers found an unresponsive 32-year-old male inside the home and administered Naloxone, a medication designed to rapidly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and began CPR. The male was transported by ambulance to MCHS-Mankato where he is listed in critical condition. North Mankato Police and the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force are investigating. “There has been an increase in overdoses in the area and [...]

CDC survey stopped in Minnesota after incidents of intimidation

By |2020-09-28T06:20:13-05:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

A door-to-door COVID-19 testing survey has been halted due to multiple incidents in Greater Minnesota. The Minnesota Medical Association's Dr. Keith Stelter says the workers were... "Subjected to inflammatory remarks and negative statements so that's very distressing as we're trying to understand the pandemic and its effect, especially in rural areas." The CDC pulled its federal surveyors out of Minnesota this week following reports of verbal abuse and intimidation, including an incident in the Iowa border town of Eitzen, Minnesota where a survey team walking to a house was blocked by two cars and threatened by three men, including one who [...]

American Red Cross in need of blood donations

By |2020-09-28T06:03:27-05:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

The American Red Cross is in urgent need of blood donations. Already tens of thousands of people are being impacted by massive back-to-back disasters, including wildfires in the west, hurricanes and COVID-19. "As you can imagine, all of the blood drives that are in these affected areas and you see that map of the United States and you have to think all of those locations have now been canceled." Carrie Carlson-Guest with Red Cross Minnesota. For more information on donating blood, you can visit redcross.org.

MDH echoing CDC Halloween guidance

By |2020-09-28T06:00:03-05:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

When it comes to planning for Halloween the Minnesota Department of Health's Kris Ehresmann echoed recommendations from the C-D-C that labeled traditional trick or treating as a "high-risk activity." "Public health recommendations are not intended to ruin your fun, but to keep you safe, and it is actually the virus that is the buzzkill here." Ehresmann said health department-approved lower risk activities included pumpkin carving with your family, virtual costume contests or one-way trick or treating with pre-made, individually wrapped, goody-bags.

COVID-19 and Minnesota Jobs Report

By |2020-09-28T05:58:23-05:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19 City Updates, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|

A survey conducted by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) shows Minnesota businesses continue to feel the deepening impacts of COVID-19. Nearly 70-percent of Minnesota small businesses indicate the pandemic had a negative effect on their businesses to some extent, compared to 76% nationwide. 41% of the state's small businesses expect to go back to normal operations in more than six months, compared to 44% across the country. And 72% say they have received assistance from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), far surpassing any other financial assistance programs in the state.

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