Minnesota State Maverick Athletic Department officials have announced that COVID-19 testing of its men's hockey personnel has resulted in positive results that will not allow the series with Bemidji State University to be completed this afternoon. A complement of tests guided by NCAA Sports Science Institute, Minnesota Department of Health, and Western Collegiate Hockey Association Return to Competition protocols that were administered prior to Sunday's contest between the two teams had produced no positive results prior to game time. Monday's match-up is postponed indefinitely and immediate future competition involving the fourth-ranked Maverick men's hockey team is pending outcomes related to full [...]
Help us help you prevent package thefts and have a positive holiday shopping experience: Ways to prevent thefts of delivered packages: Bring packages in immediately after delivery. Sign-up for delivery alerts and track packages. Schedule delivery for a time when someone will be home. Customize delivery by providing instructions online and request that packages are placed in less conspicuous spots, such as a side door or within a fenced area. Require signature on delivery. Have packages shipped to workplace, office or designated secure pick-up locations. Use ship to store option when ordering. Ask neighbor to secure the package. Consider home security [...]
The recount for the North Mankato Council Member at Large position was completed on Friday, November 20, 2020. The results confirmed candidate Jim Whitlock’s election to one of two Council Member positions. The recount was completed at the Nicollet County Health and Human Services Building in approximately 4 hours and resulted in three vote changes: two additional votes for Mr. Whitlock and one for Mrs. Goodwin. The results will be official after the canvassing board meets to certify the results on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.
Blue Earth County has reported a total of 3,521 cases of COVID throughout the county since the pandemic began. Twenty-four people are currently hospitalized with two in the ICU. There have been a total of 11 deaths according to the county's website.
A 19-year-old Le Sueur woman is dead after a single-vehicle crash. Le Sueur County Sheriff's Deputies say Raquel Elizabeth Stutsman went off the roadway and hit a tree on County Road 23/Ottawa Road in Kasota Township. She was pronounced dead at the scene. It happened Saturday just before 3 in the afternoon. The Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the cause of the crash.
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. Total positive cases (cumulative) 256,700 Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 252,716 Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 3,984 Newly reported cases 6,812 Newly reported confirmed cases 6,500 Newly reported probable cases 312 Newly reported cases detail County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases Aitkin 29 0 Anoka 387 32 Becker 66 1 Beltrami 34 2 Benton 63 13 Big Stone 5 0 Blue Earth 89 0 [...]
Beginning Monday, November 23, Blue Earth County will offer walk-up services by appointment only. Phone-based and online services will still be available. Public entrances will be closed and signed at high-traffic locations that include but are not limited to: Government Center Historic Courthouse Public Works main and satellite building locations Some County offices within the Justice Center County libraries In addition to appointments being offered, Blue Earth County employees will be available to respond to phone-based and online services. Alternative ways to provide services for residents that do not require person-to-person contact but deliver these important functions have been developed. Blue [...]
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. Total positive cases (cumulative) 249,906 Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative) 246,227 Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative) 3,679 Newly reported cases 7,877 Newly reported confirmed cases 7,589 Newly reported probable cases 288 Newly reported cases detail County Newly reported confirmed cases Newly reported probable cases Aitkin 14 2 Anoka 439 35 Becker 49 0 Beltrami 33 0 Benton 141 1 Big Stone 5 0 Blue Earth 132 0 [...]
Governor Tim Walz is ordering bars and restaurants to close -- except for take-out and delivery -- for four weeks beginning Friday at midnight, to try to tamp down the surge in COVID cases in Minnesota. Fitness facilities, entertainment venues, event spaces and similar establishments will also have to close for a month, and adult and youth sports will also be "paused." In-person social gatherings with persons outside a household will be prohibited. Retail businesses, salons, and places of worship may continue operating with current restrictions. Childcare remains open, and schools will continue to operate, shifting between in-person, distance, [...]
Giving at a red kettle does not require you to carry cash this season. This Christmas season, every red kettle stand in Mankato will be equipped with QR codes, Apple Pay and Google Pay, allowing donors to simply “bump” or scan with their phones to make a digital donation and/or text “KatoCares” to 24365 to give electronically. The Salvation Army will use all donations to provide food, clothing, shelter, family mentoring, spiritual care and other critical services for people in need. Funds will be distributed to local Salvation Army units based on the donor’s billing ZIP code and an email receipt [...]