There are some parts of the area where law enforcement is seeing an increase in accidents. Troy Christianson is with the Minnesota State Patrol. "We have started to see an increase in intersection-related crashes on Highway 13 and Highway 19. It's all intersection related so we encourage all motorists to take caution, especially in those areas." Christianson encourages persons to use caution during the winter weather season. Christianson says persons should reduce speed and not use cruise control. He says a lot of it is planning ahead to allow yourself ample time to get to your destination.
An expansion of Highway 14 from Nicollet to New Ulm was not among the projects selected for federal road funding. The U.S. Highway 14 Partnership made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. The Partnership had worked with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to apply for 25 million dollars in federal road funding. After receiving the news, Highway 14 advocates are calling on Governor Walz and the Minnesota Legislature to fund the project in 2020. The 12-mile stretch between Nicollet and New Ulm is the final stretch of Highway 14 that remains unfunded between New Ulm and Rochester. Ground was broken in November first [...]
Expansion of Highway 14 from Nicollet to New Ulm is not among the projects selected for federal road funding. The U.S. Highway 14 Partnership made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. The Partnership had worked with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to apply for a 25 million dollar grant through the US Department of Transportation's Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or BUILD, grant program. After receiving the news, Highway 14 advocates are calling on Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Legislature to fund the project in 2020. The 12-mile stretch between Nicollet and New Ulm is the final stretch of Highway 14 [...]
An Inver Grove Heights woman was killed in an accident at the intersection of Highway 13 and 430th Avenue in Waseca County on Tuesday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol says 43-year-old Angela Anderson died of injuries in the accident. Authorities say around quarter after six, Anderson's vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a vehicle driven by 26-year-old Keaton Nikoley of Lonsdale. The State Patrol says Nikoley was transported to Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato with non-life threatening injuries.
The Brown County Sheriff's Office and the New Ulm Police Department will hold an informational meeting (Wednesday) morning to discuss the Vitals app. Authorities say both departments have starter using the Vitals app to create safer interactions between first responders and people living with disabilities or other conditions. Law enforcement says people enrolled in the Vitals app program voluntarily provide individualized information on disabilities or conditions. Authorities say when a user comes within 80 feet of an officer or first responder equipped with the service, the officer or responder will get a notification about the person's diagnosis and how to best [...]
It's been a challenging year for farmers according to Kent Thiese with Minn-Star Bank. Thiese says last week's snowfall certainly didn't help. "It makes things more difficult," said Thiese. "The snow mats down the corn combines tend to plug up more and you get more field loss on the corn." Thiese says the issues haven't stopped once the corn is out of the field "Ideally you need to corn down to 15 to 16 percent moisture to store the corn," said Thiese. " And most of the corn coming out of the fields presently is at 23 to [...]
A published report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune documented multiple dysfunctions in the Minnesota Department of Human Services oversight of millions of dollars in state and federal money. State Representative Jeff Brand of Saint Peter says the report is disturbing. "That's the taxpayer's money," said Brand. "And we have to be good stewards of the taxpayer's money. Unfortunately, there seems to be a culture problem at the department of human services." Brand says the senate is holding hearings on the issue and the house will likely do the same.
The Minnesota State Patrol says a man walking across a highway in Morrison County has been struck and killed. The patrol says 59-year-old Keith Larson was hit by a pickup truck on Highway 10 near Little Falls Sunday shortly before 6 p.m. He was taken to St. Cloud Hospital where he later died.
Thanks to renewed funding, Minnesota farmers will continue to see rewards for taking steps to prevent pollution by minimizing runoff from their land into local waterways. A statewide voluntary program that gives landowners financial incentives for reducing pollution has received a new nine-million-dollar federal grant. Leif Fixen follows agriculture trends for The Nature Conservancy. He says they're excited that more farmers can now be part of the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program. He calls it a good road map for those who want to reduce their environmental impact. "The types of practices that the Ag Water Quality Certification Program promotes [...]
A North Mankato man was killed in an accident near Clarksville, Tennessee Saturday night. WKRN television in Nashville says 32-year-old Noor Shakul died of injuries in the accident which closed a portion of Interstate 24 for more than 12 hours. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Shakul's tractor-trailer went off the side of the roadway, swerved to miss a guardrail and rolled one hundred feet down an embankment. A passenger in the tractor-trailer was not injured.