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Unbelted driver injured in Le Sueur County crash, reportedly under the influence of alcohol

A Texas man was injured on Saturday in a crash on Highway 21 near the Rice and Le Sueur County line. According to the report, 45-year old Pedro Llanas was driving westbound when he crossed the centerline and struck a truck head on. Llanas suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to North Memorial Hospital…Continue Reading

More no-wake restrictions places on south-central Minnesota lakes

A no-wake restriction has been placed on Lake George, Lake Ballantyne, Duck Lake and Madison Lake in Blue Earth County. The restrictions take effect immediately due to abnormally high water levels following recent rains that have created shoreline erosion concerns and encroachment on surrounding homes and cabins. Some docks on the lakes have been submerged…Continue Reading

Walz objects to President Trumps Tweet asking to push immigration reform to beyond fall election

President Trump today tweeted that Republicans should forget about immigration reform until after the November elections. Mankato Democratic U.S. Congressman Tim Walz contends that he’s ready to work on comprehensive reform, but based on what President Trump said today that may be on hold and, “As it stands, last night at about 8:30 sitting in…Continue Reading

No wake restrictions put in place on four Blue Earth County lakes

A no wake restriction has been placed on Lake George, Lake Ballantyne, Duck Lake and Madison Lake in Blue Earth County. The restrictions take effect immediately due to abnormally high water levels. Authorities say recent rains have created shoreline erosion concerns and encroachment on surrounding homes and cabins. Some docks on the lakes have been…Continue Reading