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Indigenous People’s Day Mankato Events Start Oct. 6

By |2022-09-28T05:41:43-05:00September 28th, 2022|

Mankato’s Indigenous People’s Day Committee is hosting a weekend full of events October 6-10th. This year’s theme is “Keeping Indigenous History: Growing our Seeds.”  All events are free and open to the public.   Thurs Oct 6, 2022 Film showing at MSU Campus - Ostrander Auditorium - 4:00pm to 6:00pm - Film Showing: Gather   Fri Oct 7, 2022 “Food and a Band” at The HUB Food Park - 4:00pm - 8:00pm Main band - Bluedog Blues Band Drum group and dancers - Upstream Singers Food trucks Vendors - Local, Indigenous *bring chair or blanket   Saturday Oct 8, 2022 Film [...]

Rural Healthcare Infrastructure Challenges

By |2022-09-28T05:36:33-05:00September 28th, 2022|

Aging infrastructure is a problem for many rural healthcare providers. John Monson with farm credit cooperative Compeer Financial says facilities are lacking across the country: "We have two people in a room, we've run into this and the number of cases where, you know, you have a sheet down the middle, that's the privacy that they have, or they can't fit into a bathroom. And so the idea here is to update those facilities and help them have better living circumstances so that they can live up their lives where they should." Monson says many of his farmer clients end up [...]

Rural Rush Hour Is On

By |2022-09-28T05:30:08-05:00September 28th, 2022|

Fall harvest is ramping up across Minnesota.  MnDOT's Anne Meyer: "We want all motorists to be aware that this activity is going on that we've got some large, slow-moving farm equipment on the roadways and just to pay attention to that activity." Meyer says most farm equipment crashes and fatalities are distraction-related.

Pine Island Man Gets Four Years For Kidnapping Woman In Rochester

By |2022-09-28T05:24:57-05:00September 28th, 2022|

(Rochester, MN)  --  A Pine Island man is serving four years in prison after kidnapping a woman in Rochester and setting her house on fire.  Michael Drury was sentenced last week for the incident that took place in October of 2021.  The defendant pleaded guilty in June to felony arson.  Other charges including kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon have been dismissed.  Drury will receive 11 months credit for time spent in jail and also must register as a predatory offender.

North Mankato’s Party On The Prairie Takes Place This Weekend

By |2022-09-28T05:19:56-05:00September 28th, 2022|

(North Mankato, MN)  --  North Mankato's yearly fall festival takes place this weekend.  The Party on the Prairie Fall Festival takes place at Benson Park Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.  There will be several events for families including a corn pit, face painting, hayrides, live music, food and drinks, and more.  More information is available on the Party on the Prairie Facebook page.

U Of M Residence Hall Students To Receive Dining Fee Credit

By |2022-09-28T05:15:11-05:00September 28th, 2022|

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  Residence Hall students at the University of Minnesota are getting a dining fee credit.  Residential students have been impacted by shortened hours and limited menu options as a result of staffing shortages.  The university is refunding 50-percent of residential students' September meal fees.  Officials say dining operations will continue to be evaluated to determine if future credits are appropriate.

One Teen Released In Shooting Outside Richfield Football Game

By |2022-09-28T05:13:53-05:00September 28th, 2022|

(Richfield, MN)  --  One teen is out of jail after being arrested in connection with a shooting outside a Richfield High School football game.  Police released a 16-year-old boy yesterday who was being held on suspicion of having a role in last week's shooting that left two people wounded.  Authorities say the teen is suspected to have instigated the fight that led to the shooting.  A 15-year-old boy remains in custody and is awaiting charges, accused of being the shooter.

Klobuchar-Led Panel Advances Electoral Count Reform

By |2022-09-28T05:12:28-05:00September 28th, 2022|

(Washington, DC)  --  Senator Amy Klobuchar is helping to win bipartisan approval of changes to the Electoral Count Act.  The Minnesota Democrat is head of the powerful Senate Rules Committee, which is moving forward with an overhaul of the 19th-century law.  The panel signed off on changes that will make the vice president's role in the election certification process a "ministerial" position.  The changes also outline how a three-judge panel would handle certification objections.  Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 while the 2020 election results were being certified by Congress.

State Grants Issued To Ten Providers Of Services For People With Disabilities

By |2022-09-28T05:02:40-05:00September 28th, 2022|

(St. Paul, MN)  --  State grants are being issued to ten providers of services for people with disabilities.  The providers will share nearly three-million dollars to assist with efforts to support people with disabilities to live and engage with their communities and to access better employment opportunities.  The grants are part of the Minnesota Department of Human Services' innovation grant program.

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