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Downtown snow emergency declared in Mankato

Due to recent heavy snow, a downtown snow emergency begins at 10:00 p.m. Thursday and expires at 8:00 a.m. Friday. The downtown snow emergency corridor includes: Madison Avenue to Plum Street; 100 block of east and west sides of Riverfront Drive from Madison Avenue to Plum Street; Main to Liberty streets from South Riverfront Drive…Continue Reading

Dangerously cold weather ahead for the next week

Dangerously cold temperatures are descending on parts of the Upper Midwest. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Dakotas and several other states where temperatures are expected to plunge to 30 below with the wind as a factor. The weather service says the wind chill temperatures could cause…Continue Reading

Southwestern Minnesota school district closed until Monday due to flu outbreak

A southwestern Minnesota school district is closed until Monday due to an outbreak of the flu. Wabasso School Superintendent Wade McKittrick posted a video on the school’s Facebook page Wednesday night making the announcement. He said on Monday there were 53 students and nine staff members sick with the flu. On Wednesday, the number of…Continue Reading

Minnesota scientists urge Walz to stop Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 pipeline replacement

A coalition of Twin Cities scientists is urging Governor Tim Walz to stop Line 3, the Enbridge Pipeline that would transport crude oil from Canada through Minnesota for international export. “Governor Walz and Lt Gov Flanagan, Commissioner Kelly of the Department of Commerce, have all indicated that they would like to make decisions on LIne…Continue Reading

Texting while driving tickets increased 30 percent last year

Citations for texting while driving are up in Minnesota for the sixth straight year. Law enforcement officials statewide issued 9,545 tickets in 2018 and that’s a 30-percent increase over the previous year. Since 2012, texting citations have gone up by 459-percent. “It’s drivers making bad decisions behind the wheel and choosing to make a selfish…Continue Reading