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  • House fire

    A fire Friday morning destroyed a Bird Island home. It happened around 10:45 a.m. on the 800 block of Oak Street. The owners of the house were not home at the time of the fire. …

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    04 Jul 15
  • DistractedDriving

    Mayo Clinic Health Systems is reminding drivers to stay alert and put distractions aside while driving with a new distracted driving simulator. The foundations of six Mayo hospitals in southwest Minnesota purchased the simulator in …

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    04 Jul 15
  • drinking water

    For the first time in six decades the level of fluoride in Mankato’s municipal water has been reduced to match recommendations from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control. Federal agencies this …

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    04 Jul 15
  • Fatal

    Two motorcyclist were killed after they were thrown from a motorcycle in Carver County. According to Carver County authorities the crash was reported Wednesday night around 10 p.m. in Dahlgren Twonship. Witnesses say the motorcycle …

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    03 Jul 15
  • DrugBustjpg

    A group of off-duty agents came upon a crime scene when they were preparing to kayak on the Blue Earth River Thursday. A group of people were allegedly smoking methamphetamine at the Fort LeHillier Landing …

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    03 Jul 15
  • RoadClosed

    A motorist trying to pass through construction in Gaylord recently is in more trouble than just ignoring the detour. Court Documents say that 32-year-old Keith David Nelson of Canby drove in the closed construction zone …

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    03 Jul 15
  • Veteran

    As we prepare to celebrate the nation’s independence, local veterans gathered in Mankato Thursday to honor a World War II veteran. The Mankato VA Clinic was officially named in Lyle Pearson’s honor. Pearson of North …

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    03 Jul 15
  • Jeffers Petroglyphs

    Celebrate Independence Day with a trip to the Jeffer’s Petrogylphs to learn about early American Indian survival skills. Attendees will have the opportunity to start a fire using primitive methods and learn how to throw …

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    03 Jul 15