Mankato deer hunt regulations undergo changes, addresses concern over deer stands

By |2018-08-15T13:32:58-05:00August 15th, 2018|

Mankato's annual deer hunt is undergoing some policy changes to expand and clarify rules. City Manager Pat Hentges says constituents brought issues to the council and it became evident that some practices needed to be clearer. Totals of deer taken during the annual hunt in Mankato. "We tried to gather as much input to really address some of the concerns about, you know, having deer stands adjacent to a property owner that did not want to have a deer stand in their vicinity, because knowingly if a deer is shot, it will move some distance." The city hunt began [...]

Minnesota Lawmakers introduce $50 per-acre tax credit for buffer land

By |2018-05-10T16:47:27-05:00May 10th, 2018|

The financial burden on farmers for implementing Minnesota's Buffer Strip Law may be eased by a proposal in the Legislature. Under the new bill in the House and Senate, farmers would receive a 50-dollar per acre credit for eligible farmland that was converted to buffers. House Representative Clark Johnson (D-North Mankato) sits on the Ag Finance and Policy committees and says the tax credit would total 27.3-million dollars by 2021. Rep. Clark Johnson "As I watched this whole buffer issue emerge, one of the problems that's left undone is how do you deal with the taxes. Because a lot of [...]

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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