Front Step Package Thieves

By |2019-12-17T09:08:58-06:00December 17th, 2019|

First of all, are we really calling these criminals "porch pirates"?   Ok. Well a story from St. Paul where a resident had a gift taken from their doorstep by a terrible person during the holidays, aka "porch pirate". It happened on Thursday, December 12 while at work, the thief not only stole their package but they also left a thank you note to rub it in. Yeah, they legit left a note saying "Thank you for the opportunity of stealing your package." The thief then signed the note, "The new owner of your package." This kind of thief is truly disgusting, [...]

Regulations on Airbnb rentals reviewed by North Kato Council

By |2018-06-19T12:30:42-05:00June 19th, 2018|

Short-term home rentals saw a boost during the Super Bowl earlier this year in Minneapolis and many Minnesota cities are now exploring how to regulate the new way to rent space for travelers to stay. Currently, the City of North Mankato knows of six residential properties that are being rented out through online marketplaces, such as Airbnb. A quick search of Airbnb shows there are over ten options to rent in Mankato.   Community Development Director Mike Fisher says they have researched what other communities are doing. "We set it up where it would be necessary to get a conditional use permit [...]

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