North Mankato City Council Still Dealing with Off-Street Parking Regulations

By |2020-01-29T11:52:05-06:00January 29th, 2020|

The North Mankato City Council is still dealing with the issue of off-street parking regulations. Councilperson Sandy Oaks was asked what's prompting the discussion. "Things are getting more congested," said Oaks. "So we need to take a look at how we're monitoring our streets and keeping them safe for emergency vehicles and residents." Oaks says it's a difficult discussion because of the different parts of the community. "When you're trying to make a decision on changing something you have to take a look at the geographic diversity of the community and how best does it work for everyone," said Oaks. The [...]

2019 Mavericks Football: A Trip To the Final and a Year To Remember

By |2020-01-09T16:13:54-06:00January 9th, 2020|

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s football team began its 2019 season as it ended - on the road - with one big difference. On September 7, in Marshall, Minnesota, MSU thumped Southwest Minnesota State, 38-23 igniting a 14-game winning streak. Two and a half months later, on December 21 in McKinney, Texas, MSU’s dream of a national championship was extinguished by West Florida. The Argonauts outlasted the Mavericks 48-40 in the NCAA DII championship game. But the Mavericks didn’t go quietly into the winter solstice, and their banner season was an exhibition in week-by-week, 1-0 excellence, including three playoff wins over [...]

2019 Mavericks Football: A Trip To the Final and a Year To Remember

By |2020-01-09T16:16:57-06:00January 9th, 2020|

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s football team began its 2019 season as it ended - on the road - with one big difference. On September 7, in Marshall, Minnesota, MSU thumped Southwest Minnesota State, 38-23 igniting a 14-game winning streak. Two and a half months later, on December 21 in McKinney, Texas, MSU’s dream of a national championship was extinguished by West Florida. The Argonauts outlasted the Mavericks 48-40 in the NCAA DII championship game. But the Mavericks didn’t go quietly into the winter solstice, and their banner season was an exhibition in week-by-week, 1-0 excellence, including three playoff wins over [...]

Top Signs Your a Workaholic

By |2020-01-07T09:15:53-06:00January 7th, 2020|

Ugh! People are feeling bad for workaholics, it sounds like a joke but it's hard to break any addiction including workahol. Honestly, this is something I joked about having for a long time, but in the last year and a half, I have realized it may actually be a real problem. I find it hard to take time off work to relax, when I do take vacay - most of it was used to work other gigs. When I do have downtime, I fill it by immediately picking up projects, my house is pert-near spotless! A new survey was released and [...]

Eagle Lake Man Arrested After Allegedly Running Over Woman

By |2020-01-01T07:34:26-06:00January 1st, 2020|

An Eagle Lake man is facing two charges in connection to an incident that injured a woman. Blue Earth County court records say 18-year-old Gavin Sellner has been charged with criminal vehicular operation and failing to stop after an injury accident. Authorities say Sellner allegedly ran over a woman on December 22nd in a Mankato parking lot.

City of Mankato Reaches Partnership with Mayo Clinic Health System, Including Naming Rights to the Civic Center

By |2019-12-31T09:25:17-06:00December 30th, 2019|

Effective Wednesday, the Mankato Civic Center will be renamed the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center. City of Mankato officials made the announcement Monday. City officials say the agreement is part of an exclusive five-year partnership between Mayo and the city. City manager Pat Hentges said before finalizing the 120-thousand dollar annual sponsorship investment, the city had discussions with potential partners in a variety of other industry sectors. Hentges says in addition to the facility-naming rights, the agreement will create new opportunities for health and wellness events, healthy menu options within the arena and other community health tools.

Senator Frentz Says The State’s 1.3 Billion Dollar Surplus A Good Problem To Have

By |2019-12-09T11:03:34-06:00December 9th, 2019|

State Senator Nick Frentz of North Mankato says the budget news state received last week is good news. Frentz says what will be done about it is anyone's guess. "It's a good problem to have", said Frentz. "I've talked to many legislators since the news came about and I haven't heard one of them give the same answer. So as we like to say in the Senate, never a dull moment, we'll see." The state announced last Thursday lawmakers will begin the legislative session with a one-point-three billion dollar surplus.

Discussion Held Monday On the Need To Close The Postsecondary Attainment Gap

By |2019-12-09T10:51:44-06:00December 9th, 2019|

A discussion on the economic and individual need to close the postsecondary attainment gaps in Minnesota was held Monday morning at South Central College in North Mankato. Minnesota Office of Higher Education Commissioner Dennis Olson says the state has a goal of 70 percent all of adults 25 to 44 attaining some sort of postsecondary credential beyond high school by 2025. "We're on track to meeting our goal," said Olson. "But we have a lot of work to do particularly because our benchmarks include goals for our racial and ethnic communities in Minnesota and we know we have large attainment gaps [...]