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ST. PETER – Names were just released from the fatal crash in St. Peter yesterday. Both Allen Cole and his wife, Marilyn died after being hit as they pulled into oncoming traffic on Hwy. 169 south near the Security Hospital. Driver of vehicle two, 34
MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Speaker of the House said the state should be proud of the progress they’ve made economically. Paul Thissen said that the 4.1 percent unemployment rate is an accomplishment as its dropped compared to years past. Mankato
ST. PAUL – Minnesota Police officials are alerting those trying or have tried “skitching” of the dangers after a recent teen’s death. 19-year-old Gunnar Miller of Eagan was skateboarding and holding onto the mirror of a car when he
BAGHDAD (AP) — The latest worries over the Islamic State extremist group have prompted the imposition of a curfew in the provincial capital of Ramadi in Iraq's western Anbar province. Officials fear militants may try to advance on the city and hope the curfew will help to limit movement in and out of Ramadi. Two Iraqi military officials say major operations are under way against the
MANKATO - Profiles of candidates participating in the November 4, 2014 elections in our region are now available on Greater Mankato Growth’s election website greatermankatoelections.com. 
The information was provided directly from the candidates vying for office.
MANKATO - The Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, is taking place this Sunday. There will be some minor traffic disruptions in Mankato until early afternoon.
MANKATO – The 20-year-old MSU student was charged in Blue Earth Co. court yesterday. Alexander Gowan-Nuehring allegedly gained access to at least five dorm rooms, stealing cash and assaulting another student with pepper spray. Public safety is asking for anyone with more information on his possible whereabouts within the dorms early Saturday morning on Oct. 11. Contact police with any info.
ST. PAUL – Gov. Dayton’s new task force for child protection met yesterday in St. Paul. Rep. Joe Mullery, task force chair member, says he’s excited the state is taking action but “it’s terribly unfortunate that kids had to die” for this to come full circle. Gov. Dayton appointed the task force after the death of Pope County 4-year-old Eric Dean. Several
MANKATO – No school for Mankato public schools on Thursday and Friday this week. MEA training conferences will be held teachers. For more information, contact staff at 387-1868.
MANKATO – The U.S. 1st Congressional District Forum will be held tomorrow at South Central College. Rep. Tim Walz will join Jim Hagedorn in the conference center from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Live streaming will also be available by KMSQ Public TV.
MANKATO – MnDOT in Mankato will be performing child car seat checks on Thursday at no cost. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 2151 Bassett Drive, safety officials will be available to look at the seats you have and if they’re buckled properly. Appointments are preferred and can be made by calling 612-275-0916. This information can be found online at 3Enews.net or our Three Eagles News
ST. PETER – Names were released last night after a deadly crash near St. Peter. 70-year-old Thomas Wendelschafer died after his pickup truck wedged itself underneath the back end of a semi driven by 80-year-old Lyle Bartsch. This new detour was set up the night before to complete construction on Hwy. 169.
        
MANKATO – Primary election results were in last night and Pat McDermott and Jacob Birkholz will face off in the upcoming election for the County Attorney’s seat. McDermott came out on top with over 2,000 votes putting him just above 47 percent. Birkholz was in a close second with 30 percent. Other results can be found below--FULL LIST HERE
 
BLUE EARTH CO. – The second set of applicant briefings will be held starting today for public assistance from the June flooding. Those within the 18-county list are encouraged to attend and fill out an application if any of your things were damaged between June 11 and July 11 due to flooding.
 
BLUE EARTH CO. (8/7/14) - A reminder for manufactured homeowners in Blue Earth County that the fist half of their 2014 taxes must be paid by Sept. 2nd to avoid late fees. This can be done at the historic courthouse on South 5th street as well as a variety banks within town. A complete list of the banks can be found at 3Enews.net
 
MANKATO – MnDOT in Mankato will be performing child car seat checks on Thursday at no cost. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 2151 Bassett Drive, safety officials will be available to look at the seats you have and if they’re buckled properly. Appointments are preferred and can be made by calling 612-275-0916. This information can be found online at 3Enews.net or our Three Eagles News
MANKATO – Primary election results were in last night and Pat McDermott and Jacob Birkholz will face off in the upcoming election for the County Attorney’s seat. McDermott came out on top with over 2,000 votes putting him just above 47 percent. Birkholz was in a close second with 30 percent. Other results can be found below--FULL LIST HERE
 
BLUE EARTH CO. – The second set of applicant briefings will be held starting today for public assistance from the June flooding. Those within the 18-county list are encouraged to attend and fill out an application if any of your things were damaged between June 11 and July 11 due to flooding.
 
BLUE EARTH CO. (8/7/14) - A reminder for manufactured homeowners in Blue Earth County that the fist half of their 2014 taxes must be paid by Sept. 2nd to avoid late fees. This can be done at the historic courthouse on South 5th street as well as a variety banks within town. A complete list of the banks can be found at 3Enews.net
 
REDWOOD COUNTY – Trauma education is coming to farmfest this year through the Southwestern Minnesota Regional Advisory Trauma Committee and Mayo Clinic Health System.
Minnesota Finance Authority Release--

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Rural Finance Authority (RFA) is expanding the eligibility of its zero percent interest rate Disaster Loan program.
MANKATO -  Forbes recently released its list of “Best Small Places for Business and Careers,” ranking Mankato 3rd best in the United States.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two public meetings have been set to discuss planning for Minnesota's new medical marijuana program. The first meeting is on July 31st and will be used to familiarize a 16-member Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research with its duties. The Office of Medical Cannabis will hold the second meeting in August to brief potential manufacturers and others
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Duluth police have arrested a third man who escaped from the Northeastern Minnesota Regional Corrections Center last week. Officers found 22-year-old Tyler Sandstrom at a home in Duluth and arrested him without incident yesterday. Sandstrom was the last of the three escapees who was still at large.
BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a standoff at a western Minnesota pharmacy has ended after SWAT team members swept the building and found no one inside. Breckenridge Police Chief Nate Harder says officers arrived yesterday evening within 30 seconds of a call reporting an attempted armed robbery. Harder says there was mass confusion as customers and employees were fleeing the
MANKATO – “Get Connected” was recently launched through the MnDOT in efforts to keep the public informed, linking transportation and the economy. This allows anyone to have questions answered about money and transportation, and what goals MnDOT has. For more information, visit mndot.gov/getconnected.
Road Updates
Hwy. 66, Hwy. 169 SB from St. Peter to Mankato and Hwy. 14 Westbound are open to traffic.
Judson Bottom Road from Lookout Dr. to Cty. State Aid Hwy. 41 is closed indefinitely due to repairs.
All City of Mankato Roads are open to traffic except Bassett Drive.

Water main repairs needed on the 400 block of Belgrade Ave. Closed tomorrow 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Water will be shut off from
MINNEAPOLIS (TEC News), May 21 – The NFL announced yesterday that Super Bowl LII (52) will be held in the new Minnesota Vikings stadium in February 2018. The game will be held in the new Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium, currently under construction and set to open in July 2016. The stadium, which will typically seat 65,400, will be expandable to 72,000 seats for the 2018 Super Bowl.
 
ST. PAUL (TEC News), May 15 – Some changes prompted a rewording to re-pass a bill that addresses the growing problem of synthetic drugs. One change out of the five includes amending the definition of drug to also include compounds not regulated or approved for human consumption by the FDA. Rep. Clark Johnson is in full support with the author Rep. Erik Simonson (Duluth) in saying it needed
MANKATO (TEC News), May 14 – A fundraising website was set up recently for Isaac Kolstad’s family according to KEYC. So far close to $20,000 has been raised and more is coming in. Friends and family projected a goal of $25,000 and they’re over half way there.
Make a donation:
http://www.youcaring.com/other/-22 strong-for-the-Isaac-molly-Kolstad-family/177076