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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 – The 18-year-old who attempted to kill his brother will appear in court this morning.
REDWOOD COUNTY – Trauma education is coming to farmfest this year through the Southwestern Minnesota Regional Advisory Trauma Committee and Mayo Clinic Health System.
MANKATO – A green consulting company is hoping to save Minnesota State University Mankato be between $4.8 million and $9.5 million within a 15-year period.
GARDEN CITY – No new information was released during the Blue Earth County Fair Board’s announcement over the weekend.
MANKATO – A new concertmaster was selected for the Mankato Symphony Orchestra after a statewide talent search.
MANKATO – Mayo Clinic Health System continues to aid the public in offering informational seminars periodically throughout the year.
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.
Apply to participate in Mankato's public safety Citizens Academy, an eight-week course that allows community members to interact with staff and get an insider’s look at how the department contributes to the area’s quality of life. The course is held Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., September 11 through October 30 at the public safety center, 710 South Front
BLUE EARTH CO – Bulbs will be collected at the county hazardous waste facility July 30. The annual business bulb collection is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 651 Summit Avenue in Mankato. Xcel Energy customers are allowed to dispose of up to 10 fluorescent or other recyclable bulbs for free. Those with more can dispose the extras for a reduced price.
 
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