Gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen and running mate Matt Birk will be in Mankato today. They are hosting a Freedom Rally at Riverfront Park Pavilion from 5:30-7:30 p.m. If you are attending, you are encouraged to bring a chair.
(Ramsey County, MN) -- The Minnesota State Fair will have the security it needs to operate safely. Word from State Fair Police Chief Ron Knafla is that they have reached their goal of 200 police officers to work the fair. Just a week ago, the chief said they were more than 100 officers short of that goal. With the help of the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota State Patrol, and other agencies, the chief says he feels much better about the fair from a safety perspective.
Pandemic-related bonus payments for frontline workers in the state is drastically lower. The state's initial estimates of roughly 667-thousand workers applying for Frontline Worker Pay was exceeded by a large margin. Still, the 500-million dollar pot has to be split evenly, meaning the initial projection of 750-dollar bonus payments has been cut down to about 500-dollars. Meanwhile, the state is hearing appeals from about 214-thousand Minnesotans who were rejected for the payments.
The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota recently established a new community partnership with Feeding Our Community Partners (FOCP) through their Summer Pack Food Program. The Museum worked with FOCP and provided a One-Day Family Free Pass for each of the 1000 food packages distributed in June. Kim Kleven, Vice President of Education and Learning Experience said, “These passes give families who may otherwise not have an opportunity to experience the joy and fun of the Children’s Museum. We are proud to distribute these passes as we continue toward our mission of providing ways and places for children to play.” Leaders from [...]
A traveling exhibit titled “RESOLUTE: MN Stories of 9/11 & the War,” created by the Minnesota Military and Veterans Museum, will be on display in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Centennial Student Union Ballroom from Sept. 7-11. The exhibit focuses solely on Minnesotans and their roles on 9/11 and during the global war on terror. The exhibit is not intended as a recruitment exhibit. Rather, it is put on by historians to show a variety of perspectives on 9/11 events from a Minnesota view. The exhibit is free and open to the public
Area businesses are participating in a school supply drive for regional schools August 22 to September 2 through an initiative by Greater Mankato Area United Way. Community members can drop off NEW school supplies at the following sites: · Frandsen Bank (Waterville) · Jay Zender State Farm (St. Peter) · Lake Crystal Area Rec Center · Maggie J’s (Mapleton) · Mankato Family YMCA · North Mankato Taylor Library · Snell Motors (Mankato) · Store It (Mankato) · Thrivent - Diane Beckmann (Waseca) Supplies needed: · Colored pencils · Markers · Glue sticks · Whiteboard markers and erasers · All other new school supplies welcome!
MANKATO, Minn. ― Mayo Clinic Health System’s Family Medicine Residency Program in Mankato has been ranked No. 2 in the state of Minnesota, No. 5 in the Midwest and No. 19 in the U.S. on Doximity's 2022 Residency Navigator. The four Midwest Family Medicine Residency Programs at Mayo in Eau Claire, La Crosse, Mankato and Rochester occupy four of the top five spots in the highly competitive Midwest region. For the first time, the three established programs in Eau Claire, La Crosse and Rochester all ranked in the top 10 nationally out of 719 programs, and the programs in Mankato [...]
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane will start his prison sentence at the end of the month. The federal Bureau of Prisons yesterday ordered Lane to report to the prison in Littleton, Colorado by August 31st. He will serve a two-and-a-half year sentence for his role in George Floyd's death. The prison in Littleton is a minimum security facility with an attached work camp.
A lot of people won't be getting a hero pay check from the state. Minnesota's Department of Labor yesterday denied nearly 215 thousand applications for checks for people who worked during the worst of the coronavirus. The state says most of the rejected requests were because people didn't fill-out the forms properly, but people were also told 'No' because they maxed-out their unemployment benefits or simply didn't qualify. Over 985 thousand people will be getting a check. The Department of Labor says those checks should be about 500 dollars.
State Canvassing Board Certifies Results of 2022 Primary Election and Congressional District 1 Special Election
Secretary of State Steve Simon today convened the State Canvassing Board to review the canvass report for the August 9, 2022 elections and certify the results. The board certified the primary election results of contests in five Congressional Districts and state legislative and judicial offices, in addition to the results of the Congressional District 1 Special Election. “The State Canvassing Board has today certified Minnesota's 2022 Primary Election and Congressional District 1 Special General Election results,” said Secretary Steve Simon. “The certification verifies that local and county election officials checked their work closely and found the election to be secure and accurate.” The total [...]