Mankato-Beginning at 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 30, Mankato is in a snow emergency until 8 a.m., Thursday, December 1. 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 small number of streets in the City). View a map showing seasonal no parking areas. View a video to learn about snow and ice removal operations in Mankato. During a snow emergency, temporary parking is available at no cost in the Mankato Place and Civic Center parking ramps. During a snow emergency, parking is [...]
On Sunday, December 4th at 7:00pm Minnesota Riverbend Brass Choir will present an Advent / Christmas concert at Sts. Peter and Pauls Catholic Church in Mankato. Sure to be an inspiring evening of sacred brass music celebrating the Christmas Season! The event is free and open to the public. A “Free Will” offering with be received.
Minnesota State University, Mankato will honor the late Florence Cobb, the University’s first Black female professor and its dance program founder, by naming a University dance studio in her honor. A dedication ceremony for the Florence Cobb Dance Studio will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 Florence Cobb, who died in 2016 at the age of 95, began teaching at the University (then Mankato State College) in 1968 and taught on campus for more than 20 years. She advocated for dance for all people while simultaneously navigating racial and gender politics on campus at a pivotal time in civil rights history. A short [...]
Help develop Mankato's next Strategic Plan by providing input through the online National Community Survey (NCS™) through Tuesday, December 13. The survey, which takes less than 20 minutes to complete, will help the City learn residents' perspectives about quality of life, community characteristics, City services and future priorities. All that's required to participate is an email address and zip code, which helps ensure one response per person. Responses will remain anonymous, and individual data and votes will not be shared. Community members who have received a survey invite by mail are encouraged to complete that version instead. The 2022 survey will help compare [...]
South Central College's Collegiate DECA Chapter in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps League is hosting their annual Toys for Tots Drive Thru Spaghetti Lunch and Dinner on Thursday, December 1. Lunch will be available from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and dinner will be available from 5 – 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome and reservations are not required. For $10 guests will enjoy spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, salad and a holiday dessert all prepared by South Central College’s Culinary Arts students. Gluten free and vegetarian options are also available. All proceeds will go to Toys for Tots.
From December 1 through December 8, a seat on each Mankato City bus will be reserved in honor of Rosa Parks, who contributed to the Civil Rights movement. She refused to give up her seat while riding a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955, and her decision helped end racial segregation on public facilities. Each saved seat will feature a sign reminding riders how Parks' quiet strength made a seat available to everyone.
(Washington, DC) -- A trailblazing White House employee is charged with stealing luggage in the Minneapolis airport. Sam Brinton, a senior Energy Department official and one of the federal government's first non-binary officials, is on a leave of absence after being charged for the September incident. Police say Brinton took a 23-hundred-dollar Vera Bradley suitcase from the luggage carousel at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. Officers say video surveillance showed him removing tags that identified the owner before stealing the bag.
(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota Democrats want first say in the next presidential primary election. The Democratic National Committee is reconsidering which states should first pick a presidential nominee after the Iowa Caucuses delayed results last year. DNC Chairman Ken Martin issued a statement yesterday, pointing to Minnesota's "high voter turnout and strong tradition of civic engagement." Martin called the state "a top contender" because candidates will need to appeal to a diverse group of voters.
The Minnesota State Patrol is reporting nearly 400 crashes statewide due to heavy snowfall. The crashes happened between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. yesterday and included almost 40 involving injuries. Nearly 300 spinouts were also reported, along with more than 30 jackknifed semis. The storm left over eight inches of snow on the ground yesterday.