Law enforcement from 300 agencies across the state cited nearly 19,000 drivers for speed violations in the month of July. Officers, deputies and troopers participated in the statewide extra enforcement and awareness campaign resulting in 18,983 citations. During the campaign, Eagan police stopped two cars racing at 103 mph in a 50 mph zone. One driver was arrested for DWI. A Foley police officer cited the same person twice just an hour apart for speed. And troopers in the Golden Valley District pulled over a 16-year-old driving on a learner's permit for going 110 mph. His parents were called to the [...]
Dave Lange and Marc Chadderdon are advancing in the race for Nicollet County Sheriff. Lange had 56 percent of the vote, Chadderdon 24 and Chad Honetschlager had about 20 percent.
Tourtellotte Pool and the summer bus routes are scheduled to end their 2022 season in mid-August. Summer Bus Routes Two summer bus routes, Kato Go Play and River Valley Ride, will end their 2022 season on Friday, August 12. The summer bus routes were created to help connect the community to recreation locations in Mankato and North Mankato. Learn more about these routes on the Mankato CityStream podcast. Tourtellotte Pool Tourtellotte Pool, 310 E. Mabel St., will close for the 2022 swim season on Sunday, August 14.
On Saturday, August 11th the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota will host their annual Mankato walk to raise awareness and funding for epilepsy. The annual walks take place in 8 cities across Minnesota, bringing hundreds of supporters to the events. The walks will feature local epilepsy ambassadors sharing their story, as well as Glen Lloyd, CEO of Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota. WHEN Saturday, August 13th 8:30 am – 11:30 am Walk will take place between 10:00 am – 11:00 am WHERE Sibley Park, Shelter 3
Republican Brad Finstad wins the First Congressional District special election. Finstad beat Democrat Jeff Ettinger in the race to fill the vacant congressional seat. Finstad received 60,261 votes to Ettinger's 55,341. The seat was previously held by the late GOP Congressman Jim Hagedorn, who died in February after suffering from kidney cancer. The winner will serve out Hagedorn's term, which ends in January. Finstad and Ettinger face off again in November for the full two-year congressional term after winning their respective parties' primaries yesterday.
City of Mankato says consider applying to the Public Safety Advisory Committee to get involved in local government. Individuals interested in joining this Mankato Committee are encouraged to apply online by Tuesday, August 23; however, applications are accepted anytime. Members of the Public Safety Advisory Committee are proactively involved in public safety planning, hiring and promotion of a safe and livable community. The committee meets bi-monthly, or as needed, and makes recommendations to the Mankato City Council about their service area.
It is time to set the candidates for November. Today is Primary Election Day in Minnesota. The biggest race isn't very competitive. Governor Tim Walz is sure to win the Democratic nomination and will likely take on Republican Scott Jensen in the fall. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is facing a Democratic challenger in her race who has focused on crime. And there is an interesting Congressional primary in southern Minnesota's 1st Congressional District. RepublicanBrad Finstad and Democrat Jeff Ettinger are competing both in primaries for the fall ballot, and running against each other in a special election to serve-out the last few [...]
(Rochester, MN) -- A Wisconsin woman is facing charges after Rochester authorities say she stole nearly 57-thousand dollars from her elderly mother. Monica Zanon was in court Thursday in Winona County accused of felony financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult, theft by false representation, and theft by swindle charges. Prosecutors say Zanon allegedly took her mother, who has dementia, to the bank in Winona in September 2021. Zanon had herself added to her mother's account and withdrew nearly 56-thousand dollars, allegedly telling officials the money would go into a joint account at another bank. Charges say Zanon later spent 50-thousand on [...]
(Bloomington, MN) -- There are charges against the three people who police in Bloomington say helped last week's Mall of America shooter escape. Prosecutors filed charges yesterday against the assistant manager at the local Best Western by the mall, her cousin, and her boyfriend. The charges say the three hid the shooter after the shooting, and then lied to police. Investigators say the suspected shooter, who they've named as 21-year-old Shamar Lark, remains on the loose. The three suspects charged yesterday are due in court later today.