2/11/22 Entertainment News

By |2022-02-11T05:39:52-06:00February 11th, 2022|

2/11/22 Entertainment News -- The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is coming in on top of Forbes' 2022 list of highest-paid entertainers. This comes after Jackson earned 580 million dollars last year after selling his visual effects firm for one-point-six billion dollars in November. He's only the third person who's become a billionaire for making movies, behind Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Ye round out the top five on Forbes' richest entertainers list. -- New York Fashion Week is in full swing today. Designers like Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera and Christian [...]

Gov Walz: no mask mandate in place, but vaccinations, masking are strongly encouraged

By |2021-08-31T06:46:03-05:00August 31st, 2021|

Hundreds of people gathered on the lawn of the Minnesota State Capitol over the weekend to show opposition to COVID-19 shot mandates that have popped up from state and local governments, schools and businesses. There are currently no statewide mask mandates and Governor Tim Walz cautions... "I think that idea that we would crush this and it would go away in its entirety, that's not going to happen, we're not going to get everybody vaccinated we're seeing the variant start to come up, but there's smart things we can do to manage it." Walz is still urging Minnesotans to get vaccinated [...]

Mankato Named 14th Best Hockey Town

By |2020-07-30T12:05:00-05:00July 30th, 2020|

While the future of sporting events, including hockey games, is uncertain due to the pandemic, people are still passionate about hockey and some U.S. cities offer a great place for hockey fans to call home.   As NHL teams get ready to hit the rink in the quarantine bubble on August 1st, SmartAsset has uncovered the best hockey towns in the U.S. for the sixth year in a row. Specifically, we analyzed data reflective of hockey fan intensity and quality of life for 113 cities with a professional team (NHL, AHL or ECHL) or a NCAA Division 1 men’s hockey team. [...]

COVID Cases Rise by 419 in MN (June 17)

By |2020-06-17T11:02:38-05:00June 17th, 2020|

Daily Update: Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths. 31,296 Total positive cases (cumulative) 419 Newly reported cases 12 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Anoka 17 Benton 2 Big Stone 1 Blue Earth 5 Carlton 1 Carver 4 Chippewa 1 Chisago 1 Clay 6 Clearwater 1 Cottonwood 4 Crow Wing 1 Dakota 18 Dodge 2 Douglas 3 Faribault 2 Freeborn 13 Goodhue 2 Hennepin 100 Houston 2 Kandiyohi 4 Lake [...]

COVID Cases Rise by 372 in MN (June 3)

By |2020-06-03T11:04:40-05:00June 3rd, 2020|

Expand All    Contract All Daily Update: Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths. 25,870 Total positive cases (cumulative) 372 Newly reported cases 14 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Anoka 26 Beltrami 2 Benton 3 Blue Earth 2 Brown 1 Carver 4 Chisago 3 Clay 4 Cottonwood 1 Crow Wing 3 Dakota 20 Goodhue 1 Hennepin 142 Itasca 1 Kandiyohi 1 Le Sueur 2 Lyon 6 Mille Lacs 1 Mower 14 [...]

Message From Mankato City Manager Pat Hentges

By |2020-06-02T05:56:19-05:00June 2nd, 2020|

As growing tensions in the Twin Cities, Mankato and across the nation are seen, we understand concerns people may have. Many are aware that a number of rallies were held over the weekend as a result of George Floyd's death and subsequent events. Most people peacefully voiced their concerns; it's unfortunate that some destructive behavior occurred and some businesses were damaged. Thank you to residents who followed the curfew. It takes a team to provide services, so I want to commend public works and facilities, who assisted with road closures and secured damaged buildings; public information and communication, who helped keep [...]

Walz Responds To President Trump LIBERATE MINNESOTA Tweet

By |2020-04-17T16:07:21-05:00April 17th, 2020|

In a series of tweets Friday morning, President Trump tweeted LIBERATE MINNESOTA. Governor Tim Walz says he attempted to contact the White House for further meaning. "I'm not going to read into what something is suppose to mean," said Walz. "That's why I called to ask what we're doing differently to get people back to work in as safe of a manner as possible. The response will likely be longer than a two-word tweet but I think there's a responsibility to tell us that." A group of protestors showed up at the Governor's residence Friday raising concerns with the state's stay [...]

COVID-19 Cases Rise to 441 in Minnesota (March 28)

By |2020-03-28T11:03:52-05:00March 28th, 2020|

Updated March 28, 2020 Total positive: 441 Patients who no longer need to be isolated: 220 Total approximate number of completed tests: 16,129 Approximate number of completed tests from the MDH Public Health Lab: 7,290 Approximate number of completed tests from external laboratories: 8,839 Deaths: 5 Total cases requiring hospitalization: 57 Hospitalized as of today: 30 Deaths: 5 Total cases requiring hospitalization: 57 Hospitalized as of today: 30 Numbers are cumulative since Jan. 20, 2020. Number of Positive Results by County County of residence is confirmed during the case interview. At the time of this posting not all interviews have been [...]

Minnesota Department of Health Says the Reported Number of COVID-19 cases Only Say So Much

By |2020-03-20T16:04:01-05:00March 20th, 2020|

The Minnesota Department of Health says there are now 115 positive cases of COVID-19. Kris Ehresman is the infectious disease director of the Minnesota Department of Health. She emphasizes the numbers only say so much. "While we want to be transparent about data on counties where cases reside, " said Ehresman. "This should not be construed to mean that counties that do not have cases are safe or that the 115 cases reported represent the absolute number of cases in our state. Since we have evidence of community spread, it means the virus is circulating in all of our communities." There [...]

Governor Walz Not Ready To Order a Shelter in Place For State Residents

By |2020-03-20T15:40:22-05:00March 20th, 2020|

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has not considered a shelter in place order for Minnesota residents……………yet. "At this point in time, I'm prepared to do that," said Walz. "But if it becomes necessary with the data and where we're at, I am prepared to do that." Walz says determining whether or not to do so will be based on the best data available at that time. "Do I wish there was a checklist which said if this, this and this happens, we shelter in place? Yes," said Walz. "But we don't have that. We're not in the business of hoping, we're in [...]

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