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Weather conditions prohibiting progress on the Highway 22 projects south of Mankato

Extreme wet weather conditions are prohibiting progress on the Highway 22 projects south of Mankato.  Paving is complete, but the ditches are soaked preventing the completion of the remaining work until early November. If weather cooperates, three legs of the new Highway 22 and Blue Earth County Road 90 roundabout could open to local traffic…Continue Reading

SCC Wraps Up Global Conference

South Central College concludes its Global Conference. The event featured vendors, food, speakers and music. More than 500 people from around the community attended. This year’s theme was Latin. Coordinator Amy Magnus says she hopes participants could immerse themselves in something new The conference runs every two years.Continue Reading

Mt. Kato Prepares For Season

With the first few flakes coming down this morning, many people might be starting to think of winter activities.  John Nelson is the general manager of Mt. Kato. He says they’ve been busy getting ready for the season. Nelson says Mt. Kato typically opens the Friday after Thanksgiving, but they could open sooner, weather depending.Continue Reading

NMPD Provides Halloween Safety Tips

With the first few flakes coming down this morning, many people might be starting to think of winter activities. John Nelson is the general manager of Mt. Kato. He says they’ve been busy getting ready for the season. Nelson says Mt. Kato typically opens the Friday after Thanksgiving, but they could open sooner, weather depending.Continue Reading

Minnesota fugitive who vowed she’d “never be caught” arrested in Indiana

A fugitive from Minnesota who taunted authorities on social media by vowing she’d “never be caught” has been arrested in northern Indiana. The Twin Cities Apprehension Team took 31-year-old Tiesha Monique Moore into custody Monday in Michigan City. She was wanted on 16 outstanding warrants, including felony theft and domestic assault, all from Minnesota. She’s being…Continue Reading

Mayo Clinic sleep specialist suggests short naps rather than longer ones may help decision-making

As discussed on KTOE’s The Morning Blend on Wednesday, a new study has found that taking naps may help your brain process information it receives unconsciously. The Journal of Sleep Research study suggests a person’s decision-making when he or she is awake. Mayo Clinic sleep specialist Dr. Eric Olson said, “A short nap strikes that…Continue Reading

Minnesota teacher resigns after Tweet; “so whose gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh”

A Minnesota teacher has resigned after a message allegedly appeared on her Twitter account suggesting someone should assassinate new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The Rosemount special education teacher has since deleted her Twitter account, but a tweet that read “so whose gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh” was reported by…Continue Reading

Haunted trail owner under fire for Facebook post stating “zero-tolerance” policy for Somalis

The owner of a haunted trail experience is apologizing for saying the attraction would have a “zero-tolerance” policy for Somalis. Scream Town is located on 30 acres in Chaska. The note targeting Somalis was posted by owner Matt Dunn in a closed Facebook group for Scream Town actors. Dunn later wrote a public apology on…Continue Reading

Eighth underage drinking citation in two years given to woman with .218 blood-alcohol level

A 20-year-old Mason woman has been charged with underage drinking for the eighth time in just over two years. Mankato Police say Kaitlyn Mason was among a group of people hanging out in the Stadium-Warren Street area who appeared to be drinking and tried to conceal the booze when an officer drove past. The criminal…Continue Reading