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Snow emergency declared in Eagle Lake

By |2018-12-02T07:10:46-06:00December 2nd, 2018|

A snow emergency has been declared in Eagle Lake from 6:00 am through 6:00 pm on Sunday. City Administrator Jennifer Bromeland says during an emergency, cars must be removed from the streets until the order is lifted.  Cars that are not moved will be towed and their owners will be responsible for any fees associated with that.

Winter storm expected to impact travel in southern Minnesota

By |2018-11-30T16:39:29-06:00November 30th, 2018|

Slippery and then reduced visibility may be the biggest challenges for motorists in south central Minnesota, according to Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) staff that are monitoring and preparing for the mixed precipitation forecasted for this weekend. Motorists should prepare for changing weather conditions. Potential impacts include freezing rain and icing into Saturday, with precipitation turning to snow. Reduced visibility from accumulated and blowing snow is possible from late Saturday morning into Sunday afternoon. Strong north winds could worsen road conditions. The public can view winter road conditions from plow cameras available through the 511mn.org website. Note that not all plows have cameras. [...]

Klobuchar back in Iowa Saturday

By |2018-11-30T15:46:20-06:00November 30th, 2018|

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar -- a possible 2020 presidential candidate -- is scheduled to address the Iowa Farmers Union annual convention Saturday in Perry. Klobuchar has been a frequent Iowa visitor over the past couple of years. During a stop in Waterloo in October, Klobuchar said voters are looking for candidates who exhibit "Midwest values" like decency.

Reminder: Drive For Winter Weather Conditions

By |2018-11-30T14:49:01-06:00November 30th, 2018|

With Southern Minnesota projected to be blanketed in snow for the weekend, MNDOT officials are urging drivers to use caution out on the roads. Jed Falgren says it is important to drive for the conditions. Falgren also says to remember to turn on headlights when driving in the snow since some automatic lights don't always turn on right away.

VINE is hosting a presentation on Knee and Hip Replacements

By |2018-11-30T14:31:24-06:00November 30th, 2018|

Approximately 8 million Americans have had knee or hip replacements.  The needs of those replacements are as individual as the people who seek them, which is why VINE is hosting a presentation on Knee and Hip Replacements Friday, December 7 at 3 p.m. at the VINE Adult Community Center. Dr. Kyle Swanson, Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, will explain the different options available and how to make the best decision. Knee or hip replacement can be a new beginning for an active life.  Participants are encouraged to ask questions too. The presentation is free for VINE members and open to the [...]

Avoid being towed–subscribe to Mankato snow emergency alerts

By |2018-11-30T14:28:05-06:00November 30th, 2018|

Avoid being towed--subscribe to Mankato snow emergency alerts and be one of the first to know about snow emergencies. Subscribe to receive snow emergency alerts by text message. Sign-up to receive city news updates by email. Subscribe to Mankato on Facebook to receive all city notifications or only Mankato's snow emergency messages on Facebook. Follow Mankato on Twitter for all city tweets; or only Mankato's snow emergency messages on Twitter. Telephone Mankato's snow emergency line at 507-387-9001, 24-hour service.

Mankato father accused of kicking seven-year-old son in the chest

By |2018-11-30T10:48:47-06:00November 30th, 2018|

A Mankato man is facing charges after police say he kicked his seven-year-old son in the chest and aggressively tried to take the baby his wife was holding from her arms. Dispatchers said that 24-year-old Joshua January could be heard yelling and swearing in the background of the 911 call, and stated, "The whole house could be dead by now." The criminal complaint shows that the couple was arguing after January took his wife's phone from her, and when the seven-year-old tried to give it back to his mother the father kicked the child in the chest hard enough to knock [...]

New Ulm HY-Vee takes to social media to reunite child with lost toy

By |2018-11-30T10:43:12-06:00November 30th, 2018|

The New Ulm Hy-Vee went above and beyond to reunite a child with a stuffed toy. The company took to social media to ask for help in returning Rocky -- a character from the children's animated series PAW Patrol – with the child that left the dog behind. The grocery store offered a $25 Hy-Vee gift card as a reward, to one person among those that shared the post on Facebook, and posted photos of Rocky sharing his time with various employees until his little person could be found. Within about three hours the little boy was reunited with his lost [...]

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