(Mankato, MN) -- Minnesota State University Mankato's Homecoming Week is back. University officials say the homecoming events begin today, with this year's theme being "Maverick State Fair." Some of the events planned include a kickball tournament, a bonfire, and a lip-syncing contest. This year's musical guest performer will be Jesse McCartney and he is set to hit the stage on October 1st. The return of Homecoming Week comes after it was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.
MANKATO, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System will offer flu vaccination appointments to patients 6 months and older across Southwest Minnesota, starting Oct. 18. Patients can self-schedule a flu vaccination appointment through Patient Online Services or the Mayo Clinic App. Patients also can schedule an appointment by phone. Now more than ever, Mayo Clinic and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend all people 6 months and older get vaccinated for flu. Like COVID-19, influenza is a virus that causes respiratory illness. Symptoms can range from mild to severe or life-threatening. However, the two illnesses are not the same, and [...]
The City of Mankato will flush water mains from Sunday, September 26 through Friday, October 1. Flushing hours are scheduled from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. daily to ensure convenience for residents. View an online water flushing schedule and map. Section 1 West Mankato, lower and upper, and downtown area going north to Lime Street Section 2 Lime Street from North Riverfront Drive to North Seventh Street and everything north and west of city limits; West of Monks Avenue and Glenwood Avenue South-Minnesota State University, Mankato area to Hiniker Mill Road Section 3 East of Monks Avenue and south of Hoffman Road, [...]
The Board of Directors of YWCA Mankato has begun the search for a new Executive Director. The position becomes vacant upon the resignation of Natasha Lopez-Rodriguez, effective November 19th, 2021. Lopez-Rodriguez is leaving to help provide care for her parents, who reside in Arizona. She has been with YWCA Mankato for two years.
Visit the Blue Earth County Historical Society to see their latest temporary exhibit Sips, Style and Stories, opening Friday, October 1, 2021 at 9 a.m. This new exhibit is serving up stories about beverage history and the fashions and fads of that time. The Historical Society is share some of our collection's rarely seen clothing pieces and artifacts, and perhaps discover a new drink. In the exhibit, visitors will get a glimpse at how what we wore and what we drank changed with cultural changes in our history. From tea and coffee to night caps and soft drinks. From pioneer aprons [...]
(Washington, DC) -- President Biden will consider executive actions on police reforms. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki [[ SAH-kee ]]made that comment during a briefing. She said the President is frustrated Democrats and Republicans could not resolve differences and strike a deal on police reform. Psaki noted Biden had been holding back on possible executive actions while watching negotiations in Congress. National calls for police reform grew after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The unarmed Black man suffocated while in police custody last year.
(Wyoming, MN) -- A suburban Minneapolis man is dead following a tree trimming accident in the small community of Wyoming. The 65-year-old man was cutting down a partially-fallen tree yesterday afternoon. A large branch for the tree rolled on to him, pinning him underneath. His son called 911, but it was too late.
(Fort McCoy, WI) -- Congresswoman Ilhan Omar says her visit with Afghan refugees was 'uplifting.' Omar and Milwaukee Congresswoman Gwen Moore visited Fort McCoy in Wisconsin on Saturday. They wanted to see the base for themselves. The two have called for an investigation into conditions at the base after complaints of not enough food, clothes, or facilities. Omar said it is incredible to see how quickly the U.S. was able to accommodate the Afghans. Fort McCoy is home to nearly 13 thousand refugees.
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Minneapolis Police say an early morning shooting yesterday sent two people to the hospital, one of them is a boy who was sleeping inside his home. The shooting happened early yesterday morning in the 2400 block of Portland Avenue. Police say someone shot a young man outside, and either that bullet or another bullet went into a home and grazed a boy who was sleeping in his bed. Police say while the boy was grazed, the other man shot was hit in the jaw. There's no word on a suspect or a motive.
(St. Paul, MN) -- It's going to be tomorrow at the earliest before the folks looking to ride Amtrak out of the Twin Cities can get on the train. Amtrak says service on the Empire Builder line will be delayed until crews can clear the area after Saturday's deadly derailment in Montana. Three people died in the wreck, dozens of others were injured. All of Amtrak's west-bound trains out of Chicago now end in St. Paul. Riders hope to be able to get back on schedule soon.