Twenty years later, looking back at F3 tornado that hit Saint Peter

By |2018-03-26T15:21:34-05:00March 26th, 2018|

Thursday marks 20 years since an F3 tornado struck Saint Peter, causing more than 120-million dollars in damage and taking the life of a 6-year old boy. A total of 14 tornadoes touched down on March 29, 1998 and it still stands as the largest March outbreak in Minnesota. The Saint Peter tornado was on the ground for 18 miles and destroyed 400 homes in its path, including 60-million dollars in damage to Gustavus Adolphus College. Program Director at the time, Pete Steiner and other KTOE staff took numerous phone calls in the aftermath from residents who reported what they experienced [...]

Despite blowback regarding public comment policy changes, North Mankato Administrator says City has bigger issues to think about

By |2018-01-03T15:45:20-06:00January 3rd, 2018|

North Mankato's City Administrator says way too much has been made about the changes to the public comment policy, adding that there are bigger issues to worry about. On Monday, the North Mankato City Council held its first open forum for citizens, a move spawned by a meeting last month with the League of Minnesota Cities that discussed the City's public comment policy. When asked about the meeting on KTOE's Talk of the Town with Pete Steiner, City Administrator John Harrenstein says he's surprised by controversy over the public comment policy changes. North Mankato City Administrator John Harrenstein. "Couldn't [...]

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