KTOE Greater Mankato News

Eskens to Speak at SCC Feb. 26

By |2020-02-26T05:36:40-06:00February 26th, 2020|

Bestselling Author Allen Eskens to speak at South Central College Wednesday. SCC's February Saktatah Reading Series event features award-winning, bestselling author Allen Eskens, one of southern Minnesota’s most famous mystery and suspense writers. The event will take place today from Noon – 12:50 p.m. in Conference Center C on South Central College’s North Mankato Campus. All are welcome.

Waseca Man to Appear in Court Following Standoff

By |2020-02-26T05:15:40-06:00February 26th, 2020|

A Waseca man is facing criminal charges following a standoff with police on Monday night. According to a press release from the Waseca Police Department, 39-year-old David Huff, had been using meth for a few days and had been hallucinating. The Swat team and other law enforcement agencies responded to a home where a standoff with Huff ensued Monday night. After a few hours, Huff did eventually leave with authorities. Huff appears in court this morning.

Fargo to begin filling sandbags in case of Red River flood

By |2020-02-25T07:37:02-06:00February 25th, 2020|

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO-AM) — A city building dubbed Sandbag Central will soon be open for business as Fargo leaders prepare for spring flooding along the Red River. City Administrator Bruce Grubb told city commissioners Monday of plans to fill 250,000 sandbags in order to protect the city to 41 feet, which would be 23 feet over flood stage. The latest outlook from the National Weather Service shows a 10% probability that the river will reach 39 feet in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area. KFGO reports that Grubb called the chance of a severe flood “a flip of the coin" and [...]

Winter Tree ID Class in St. Peter March 14

By |2020-02-25T06:33:55-06:00February 25th, 2020|

Winter Tree ID Class to be held in St. Peter on March 14, 9 am - Noon. Ever wonder how foresters identify trees in winter months? This workshop will take participants on a walk outside to learn the various ways to identify some of Minnesota's most common trees and invasive woody plants. Summer identification focuses heavily on leaf structure; winter identification will focus more on persistent characteristics like branching, bark, buds, leaf scars and habitat.

Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy will be in Mankato March 5

By |2020-02-25T06:29:30-06:00February 25th, 2020|

The co-directors of the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy (MNCWTA) will be in Mankato on Thursday, March 5 to host a listening session for the general public to discuss the training needs of Minnesota child welfare workers and supervisors. This event will include a short presentation about MNCWTA, the work completed so far and next steps, and a facilitated discussion to gather feedback. This listening session will take place at MSU Centennial Student Union from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Convicted murderer accuses Klobuchar of mishandling his case

By |2020-02-25T06:27:08-06:00February 25th, 2020|

Myon Burrell, convicted in the 2002 murder of 11-year-old Tyesha Edwards, tells ABC News he was railroaded by then-prosecutor and now U-S Senator and presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar: "She re-charged me. She re-charged me with first-degree murder. Never looked into the facts of the case. Never even addressed the misconduct that had taken place, and still put the same detective, the same police on my case, to go and get more bogus evidence." Just before that interview aired on A-B-C, current Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman released a statement accompanied by court findings which he says support Burrell's conviction. But some [...]

WYSIWYG Juice Co. opening new location in Spicer, MN

By |2020-02-25T10:59:25-06:00February 25th, 2020|

Mankato, MN (Feb. 25, 2020) - WYSIWYG Juice Co., a growing and beloved juice bar announces the opening of its location in Spicer, Minnesota on Thursday, March 5th at 7:00 am. WYSIWYG is known for its organic cold-pressed juices, nut milks, juice cleanses, smoothies and smoothie bowls. “We met Kristi and Marie (co-founders of WYSIWYG) two years ago and felt that we align with their values so much,” said Elyse Hagen, co-owner of the Spicer location. “Our biggest vision and heart is to see people really thrive in body and soul. We feel this (WYSIWYG) is a way to get in front of [...]

Governor Walz Announces Proposal to Prevent Farming Accidents

By |2020-02-25T10:42:58-06:00February 25th, 2020|

Today, Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan announced a state funding proposal of $250,000 to enhance farm safety measures across the state. The Governor and Lt. Governor’s proposal includes three complementary approaches to address farm safety. Specifically, the funds will: 1. Relaunch the Tractor Rollover Protection Grant Program, originally created by Minnesota Statute 17.119. Once reinstated, the program reimburses farmers who retrofit eligible tractors with rollover protective structures. 2. Create a cost-share or reimbursement program for farmers who wish to invest in grain bin safety equipment. 3. Conduct a farm safety outreach campaign highlighting tractor safety and grain bin [...]

Most officer involved shootings occur in out-state Minnesota

By |2020-02-25T06:20:06-06:00February 25th, 2020|

After six months of testimony, study and deliberation, today a state working group released a plan that if implemented they believe would help reduce deadly force encounters with law enforcement in Minnesota. State Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington says over the past five years there have been well over 100 officer-involved shootings in the state: "One of the things that was surprising to us, 60-percent of those happen in Greater Minnesota. As much as I think we all hear about the ones that happen in the Twin Cities it's Greater Minnesota where we spend a lot of our time having this [...]