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State Patrol Investigating Incident Near Winthrop
The State Patrol is asking for the public’s help locating a silver Ford Taurus station wagon involved in an incident near Winthrop Monday that left a man seriously injured. Authorities say that just after 6pm, the car was traveling southbound on Highway 15 near Winthrop when a new vehicle strut assembly (see photo below) fell off the roof rack of the vehicle. The assembly struck the roadway and then went through the windshield of a northbound vehicle.
Minnesota Original Music Festival coming to St. Peter
ST. PETER, Minn. (KEYC) - There’s even more music coming to Southern Minnesota. The second Minnesota Original Music Festival is coming to St. Peter, later this month. The event is hosted by Minnesota artists to celebrate new and original music. Anyone interested in discovering new and never before seen...
State Patrol in search of vehicle involved in an incident injuring a man
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s help locating a silver Ford Taurus station wagon involved in an incident that left a man seriously hurt. Just after 6 p.m. Monday, May 29, the Taurus wagon was traveling southbound on Highway 15 near Winthrop....
Here's why Minnesota's mosquito season will be (and already is) so intense this year
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Just like construction, we complain about mosquitoes every summer. But this year, experts say we have a good reason. In fact, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District (MMCD) says it has never received so many calls. "The mosquitos are out, and we're aware and our staff's going out to figure out what we can do to help," said MMCD's Alex Carlson.MORE: Biting gnats are back: Here's how to fend them offRight now, the bugs are bad in St. Paul, Chanhassen, and parts of Anoka and Carver counties.The MMCD received a record number of complaint calls last week: 350 in...
Mississippi Heat to headline Blues Fest
It’s that time of year to bring out a lawn chair, grab a bite and put on some dancing shoes for St. Peter’s jazziest musical celebration. The 13th annual Blues Fest is back in Minnesota Square Park on Saturday, June 10 with expanded food and drink options, local artisans and a lineup of some of the top blues bands from the local area and the Midwest. The free music festival is organized and hosted each year by the St. Peter Ambassadors. ...
Animal rescuer turns grief into giving, helping another homeowner who lost dogs in fire
CARVER COUNTY, Minn. -- A week ago, Cassidy Vanderlinde woke up at 6 a.m. to find her Carver County barn on fire. The barn housed more than 400 birds and two pigs. She lost most of the animals living in that barn. The charred rubble still sits on her property."Just basically seeing a mass grave is pretty awful," Cassidy said.As an animal rescuer, Cassidy's way of grieving is giving."She doesn't know me. She drove an hour to Minneapolis," said Laura Thompson, who lived in north Minneapolis until her home caught fire back in February, killing eight dogs inside.Cassidy came...
North Mankato man arrested for impersonating a police officer, assaulting officer
NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - A North Mankato man was arrested early Saturday morning for impersonating a police officer as well as assaulting an officer. According to a release from the North Mankato Police Department, it happened around 2:40 Saturday morning when a man went to the North Mankato Police Department and said another male had just pointed a firearm at him in the 700 block of Belgrade Ave. The man also said the subject flashed red and blue lights from his vehicle.
Letter: Community rallied for Chaska treasure
The 15th Annual Chaska Bash fundraiser was held on Friday, May 12, at the Chaska Event Center. The Chaska Bash is the Chaska High School’s sole fundraiser supporting academics, activities, arts and athletics. This year’s event proved to be a very special celebration not because of what was planned, but what unexpectedly transpired.
Commissioners OK funds for prisoner health services
While prisoners serve jail time, jails serve prisoners with the basics like meals and medical attention. At their May 16 meeting, Carver County commissioners approved a Sheriff’s Office request to redirect a portion of its 2023 budget and a $146,868 special budget rollover from 2022 savings to pay for mandated jail health services. That comes after the vendor the department contracted with for those services filed for bankruptcy late last year causing the county to come up with an option of creating two limited positions...
Carver County students want graduation moved from church
CARVER COUNTY, Minn. (FOX 9) - Next week, Eastern Carver County Schools plan to host graduation ceremonies for Chaska and Chanhassen high schools at Eden Prairie’s Grace Church. But this year families are pushing for a change in venue after Chaska High Schooler Eli Frost created a petition. On...
Update: Identification of theft suspect in North Mankato sought, vehicle located
NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - In North Mankato, authorities are searching for a man suspected of stealing from vehicles at Caswell Park late Monday afternoon. The man in the photo provided was seen allegedly taking items from two vehicles around 5:20 p.m. on Memorial Day. A nearby vehicle was able...
Summer Reading 2023!
Read, learn, create, and enjoy at the library this summer! Summer Spotlight features FREE fun and educational activities that will help your kids be ready for school in the fall. Supplies are limited; registration is required for some programs. See what's exciting this summer:. Summer Spotlight Starter Kits: Visit your...
New North Mankato Chipotle opens Tuesday
NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Fans of Chipotle only have to wait a few more days for the Mankato area’s newest location to open. The Chipotle Mexican Grill in North Mankato, located at 1721 Lor Ray Drive, will open next Tues., June 6. The restaurant will feature a Chipotlane, a drive-thru pickup lane that allows for pick up of digital orders without leaving your vehicle.
Where is the Oldest Cemetery in the State of Minnesota?
Minnesota officially became a state in 1858, but, if you do some searching, you can find a number of cemeteries that predate statehood. Here is a list of three of the oldest cemeteries in the entire state. And there might be a little bit of controversy as to which cemetery is officially the oldest in the North Star State.
New Ulm motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries going over roundabout
A New Ulm man, Matthew Gregory Gulden, age 56, suffered life-threatening injuries going over a roundabout in Nicollet County Thursday evening. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at about 10:04 p.m. on May 25, Gulden was driving a Harley Davidson southbound on Highway 111. At the intersection of Highways 14 and 111, Gulden straightened out over the roundabout. Authorities believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Public Notices May 31
In the Matter of the Application of Heartland Corn Products for a Route Permit for the Heartland Corn Natural Gas Pipeline Project in Sibley County, Minnesota. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (Commission) will hold in-person and remote access public meetings on the application of Heartland Corn Products (HCP or Applicant) for a Route Permit for their proposed Natural Gas Pipeline Project (Project).
GALLERY: Sawyer Auger plays free concert in St. Peter
During his “It’s Ok Not to Be Ok” tour, Los Angeles-based pop-rock guitarist Sawyer Auger visited Minnesota Square Park in St. Peter to perform an acoustic set on Wednesday, May 24. In honor of Minnesota’s Mental Health month, the mental health advocate and musician was hosted in St. Peter through the efforts of fan and St. Peter resident Kandace Krause and the St. Peter Recreation Department. Auger delivered a two-hour performance at the pavilion and met with local attendees after the show. The concert marked his first visit to Minnesota during his 10-year professional music career.
Country Drive In adapting well to changes
For 59 years, customers who pull into the Country Drive In are greeted by car hops that place their orders and bring the food out to the cars. That continues but patrons will note a big change when their order is taken. Gone are the order pads and pens. Those have been replaced by electronics.
Anderson claims individual section title, adding to team success
With the St. Peter boys tennis team having already punched its ticket to state last week, it would have been easy for the individual tournament participants to rest on their laurels, satisfied with having secured their right to compete at state. The Saints have not been built that way this season however, and when the dust settled, Marty Anderson rose through the ranks to stand atop the field as the Section 2A boys tennis champion while teammates Will Elias and Anders Dixon finished second in the doubles tournament. ...
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