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DNR Photo: Cindy Pawlowski of Frazee with the record lake sturgeon on the Rainy River
Same day, two rivers: Catfish, sturgeon records
By Rob Lawson
June 26, 2016

Two anglers had a big day May 8 when they reeled in, measured, photographed and released huge fish – one caught a lake sturgeon, the other a flathead catfish – leading both to set the first catch-and-release records in an expanded Minnesota state record fish program.

“Congratulations to our first two record holders in the record program we expanded this year,” said Mike Kurre, who manages the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ record fish program. “It’s great to see these photos and applications and know there are still chances for other anglers to catch these enormous fish. FULL STORY

Bus Tour of Historic Old Town, Washington Park
By Rob Lawson
April 27, 2016

Mankato-Take a bus tour of historical Old Town and Washington Park neighborhoods in Mankato on Thursday, May 12. Two tour times are available: 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Seating is limited and is first-come, first-serve. Register by calling 311 or 507-387-8600 no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday, May 9. The b... FULL STORY

Sibley Farm Coming
By Rob Lawson
April 6, 2016

Mankato's Sibley Farm, 900 Mound Avenue, will soon be home to animals for the season. Typically, alpacas, calves, and horses are among the first arrivals. Poultry is expected to arrive at the farm when the weather gets warmer. A pond is located just outside the barns, and a farm-themed playground is... FULL STORY

Sibley Alpaca Shearing April 18
By Rob Lawson
April 6, 2016

The alpacas, calves and miniature horses are scheduled to return to Sibley Farm around 8 a.m. on Monday, April 18. Chickens and ducks are expected to arrive mid-May when the weather warms. The public is invited to watch the alpacas at Sibley Farm in Sibley Park, 900 Mound Avenue, get a haircut f... FULL STORY

Trout Recovery a Highlight of Lake Superior Plan
By Rob Lawson
April 6, 2016

A healthy recovery staged by wild lake trout in Lake Superior means these fish no longer need to be stocked in the lake, according to an updated management plan that covers the Minnesota waters of Lake Superior. The public can comment on the plan starting today. “The successful lake trout recover... FULL STORY

Elk survey results show importance of elk research
By Rob Lawson
March 7, 2016

Fluctuations in the 2016 annual elk population survey illustrate one of the primary reasons wildlife researchers have begun placing GPS collars on elk in northwestern Minnesota and tracking their movements. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ aerial survey counts elk in three herds in ... FULL STORY

Deer and Moose News in Northern MN
By Rob Lawson
February 22, 2016

Reducing the passage of parasites and possible disease from deer to moose and increasing the number of deer in areas adjacent to the moose range are the goals of a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources proposed plan to re-align some deer permit area boundaries in northeastern Minnesota. Compl... FULL STORY

Sibley Park to Close February 8
By Rob Lawson
February 6, 2016

Mankato-At 8 a.m., Monday (February 8) Sibley Parkway--from Poplar Street to Mound Avenue--will be closed to complete the foundation for the railroad trestle. The street is expected to reopen Thursday (February 11), weather permitting. FULL STORY

MN parks, trails celebrate 125th anniversary 2016
By Rob Lawson
January 12, 2016

State officials today invited Minnesotans to take part in a 125-mile challenge, a state park “Total Takeover,” picnics, summer “samplers” and other special events throughout the coming year as part of the 125th anniversary of Minnesota state parks and trails. On hand at Fort Snelling State Park t... FULL STORY

Annual Dokota Memorial Ride Brought History Back
By Rob Lawson
January 2, 2016

A portion of Riverfront Drive closed for about an hour on Saturday, December 26 for the annual Dakota Wokiksuye Memorial Ride that honors the 38 Dakota Native American warriors that were hanged in the largest mass execution in United States history. The 38 were executed in Mankato in December of 186... FULL STORY

DNR Announces Candlelight State Park Trail Events
By Rob Lawson
December 14, 2015

Every year, candlelight events at Minnesota state parks and trails encourage new people to get outdoors and warm up to winter. The events feature trails lit up at night with candles, lanterns and other luminaries. Depending on the location of the event and the amount of snow cover, visitors may ... FULL STORY

County Road 1 Open Near Good Thunder
By Rob Lawson
November 13, 2015

County Road 1 between Minnesota Highway 30 and County Road 10 in Good Thunder is now open to traffic and construction signage is being removed. Final pavement construction and aggregate shouldering for this segment of road is planned to take place in 2016. The public’s patience has been appre... FULL STORY

DNR: Major Bass Fishing Tournament in Mille Lacs
By Rob Lawson
November 9, 2015

The Mille Lacs Lake area has scored a world-premiere bass tournament following fishing regulation changes made by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources that aim to attract larger bass tournaments to the lake. The Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship is scheduled to take place... FULL STORY

Maintenance on Mound Ave
By Rob Lawson
October 15, 2015

Mankato-The south entrance of Sibley Park, 900 Mound Avenue, will be closed beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23 so repairs can be made to the railroad bridge. Motorized and pedestrian traffic to Sibley Park will be from the north by using Mound Avenue or Sibley Parkway... FULL STORY

County Road 1 Closure for Culvert Replacements
By Rob Lawson
October 4, 2015

Blue Earth County will close County Road 18 (132nd Street) between County Road 1 and County Road 166 to through traffic for culvert replacements on Mon., Oct. 5. Drivers can expect this portion of County Road 18 to be closed for approximately two weeks. This work is being completed as part of ... FULL STORY

Open House on Long Range Transportation Plan
By Rob Lawson
October 4, 2015

Mankato-Attend an open house an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, October 15 to learn about and provide input about the Mankato/North Mankato Area Planning Organization's (MAPO) draft 2045 long-range transportation plan. The event will be held in the Mankato room at the Intergovernmental C... FULL STORY

Rare Bison Released at Minneopa
By Rob Lawson
September 28, 2015

Eleven genetically rare bison have been released into Minneopa State Park near Mankato as part of the newest efforts by the Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Zoological Gardens (Minnesota Zoo) to expand the Minnesota Conservation Bison Herd. Background At one time, bison herds in Nor... FULL STORY

Accidents on Hwy 22
By Rob Lawson
September 17, 2015

There have been a number of vehicle crashes on Hwy 22 between Mankato and Saint Peter. Drivers should use caution during the pending road construction taking place. This crash happened last week. FULL STORY

DNR Wants More Watercraft Inspections Completed
By Rob Lawson
September 4, 2015

The Department of Natural Resources has been partnering with local governments such as counties and cities to increase the number of watercraft inspectors at public water accesses in Minnesota. Inspectors are an important component in the effort to protect state waters from aquatic invasive species.... FULL STORY

Join Kato & North Kato Mayors on Bikes
By Rob Lawson
August 27, 2015

At 6 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, at North Mankato City Hall, 1001 Belgrade Avenue, join North Mankato Mayor Mark Dehen and Mankato Mayor Eric Anderson on an hour-long bicycle ride in North Mankato and Mankato. For safety, helmets are required. The purpose of the annual Mayor's Ride is to bring ... FULL STORY

Tree Trek at Country Club Park
By Rob Lawson
August 27, 2015

Go on a tree trek in Country Club Park, 109 Pebble Creek Drive; and Lions Park, 491 Homestead Drive. A self-guided tour, this opportunity teaches about different tree species in the area. Each tree station features a post with information about a specific tree species including the tree's common nam... FULL STORY

Riverfront Drive and Monks Avenue Projects Update
By Rob Lawson
July 29, 2015

Mankato-Project updates for Riverfront Drive and Monks Avenue: Riverfront Drive •Riverfront Drive will be paved Wednesday, July 29 (weather permitting). Once paving is complete, lane markings will be applied and road will be opened to traffic. •Work on the traffic signal at Stoltzman Road and R... FULL STORY

Water main break on Second Street being repaired
By Rob Lawson
July 12, 2015

Mankato-Work on a water main break on Second Street (between Jackson and Warren streets) is expected to completed and reopened Monday. There was no property damage and city staff have been on-scene making repairs since 7:30 a.m. this morning. For more information contact public information staff... FULL STORY

Street work update
By Rob Lawson
July 8, 2015

Mankato-Some Mankato streets are scheduled for sealcoating the week of July 6. The primary reason to sealcoat pavement is to extend the life of a street by protecting it from environmental effects--water and sun. No parking signs will be placed in the affected area the day prior to sealcoating. L... FULL STORY

Road Closures for Tree Trimming July 1
By Rob Lawson
June 30, 2015

Weather permitting, at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday (July 1), the trail in West Mankato (between South Riverfront Drive and Indian Creek Road) will be closed so trees along trail can be trimmed. As trees are trimmed, trail segments will be closed during the day and reopened late afternoon. Signage will be i... FULL STORY

Northern Lights Photos by Zach Hagen
By Rob Lawson
June 23, 2015

Zach Hagen shared several beautiful photos with the Mankato Gazette on Facebook today. The photos illustrate the beauty and wonder of the Northern Lights, polar lights that illuminate the night sky as a result of solar gas cloud activity from the sun. The Northern Lights are actually called auro... FULL STORY

DNR: Avoid Boating in St Anthony Falls Dam Area
By Rob Lawson
June 14, 2015

Mississippi River boaters and paddlers are reminded that as of Wednesday, June 10, the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock in downtown Minneapolis will permanently close. Boaters and paddlers should avoid approaching the area from upstream, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The... FULL STORY

State parks and trails offer new bike tuneup areas
By Rob Lawson
May 12, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has installed 31 new bicycle tune-up stations in state parks and on state trails. The stations are equipped with basic bike maintenance tools, including air pumps. “These stations are a convenient new amenity on our trails,” says Andrew Korsberg, DNR ... FULL STORY

County Road 14 near Hwy30/MN22 to Close Monday
By Rob Lawson
April 27, 2015

County Road 14 between Minnesota Highway 30 and Minnesota Highway 22 will close on Mon., April 27 to complete grading and paving at the bride over the Big Cobb River. The road north and south of the bridge will remain open to local traffic only. Drivers should expect this portion of the road to be... FULL STORY

Stay Away from Those Stormwater Ponds
By Rob Lawson
January 16, 2015

For safety, it's important to avoid activities, such as fishing, skating, or playing on stormwater ponds. Although they have aesthetic value, stormwater ponds are part of the city's infrastructure. Since they are constantly working, water is continously moving making the ice inconsistent and unsafe.... FULL STORY

Think Twice Before You Head Out Onto The Ice
By Rob Lawson
December 26, 2014

With the recent weather fluctuation and inconsistent ice conditions, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging everyone to think twice before going out on the ice. “Ice is never 100 percent safe,” said Maj. Greg Salo, DNR enforcement operations manager. “Don’t put yourself in needle... FULL STORY

Winter Driving Warning
By Rob Lawson
November 11, 2014

The Mankato Department of Public Safety in partnership with Blue Earth County encourages drivers to be prepared as weather and road conditions change: clear snow from vehicle all windshields, hoods and roofs; allow windows to defrost before driving -- it's a law that protects people from harm... FULL STORY

Traffic Update for Mankato Marathon Race
By Rob Lawson
October 19, 2014

Traffic disruptions are expected to be minimal for the Mankato Marathon which begins at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, October 19 at Minnesota State University, Mankato in the parking lots along Stadium Road. During this event some Mankato streets will be closed and traffic will be redirected for the safety of ... FULL STORY

Long Range Transportation Open House
By Rob Lawson
October 10, 2014

Attend an open house meeting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, October 30 for the Mankato/North Mankato Area Planning Organization (MAPO) at the Intergovernmental Center, 10 Civic Center Plaza. The meeting will provide information about the planning process for the 2045 long-range transportation p... FULL STORY

DNR’s fall color finder to help travelers on trips
By Rob Lawson
September 19, 2014

Minnesota state park and trail visitors will soon be seeing red and orange and yellow and countless other shades of autumn as the leaves and prairies grasses put on their annual show. To help travelers plan their fall hikes, bike rides, paddling trips and scenic drives to coincide as closely as p... FULL STORY

Spiny Waterflea in Basswood, Boundary Waters
By Rob Lawson
September 5, 2014

Spiny waterflea has been confirmed in Basswood Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness near the Canadian border. The discovery was confirmed in zooplankton samples taken by the University of St. Thomas in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff. In... FULL STORY

Roundabout to Open Today at Hwy 22
By Rob Lawson
August 25, 2014

Weather permitting, the new multilane roundabout at the intersection of Highway 22 and Madison Avenue will open to traffic at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 25, about one week ahead schedule. With the Adams Street roundabout previously opened on July 25, motorists can expect to encounter two multi-lan... FULL STORY

N Riverfront partially closed until Friday
By Rob Lawson
August 7, 2014

Beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday (August 6) until 5 p.m. Friday (August 8), a portion of North Riverfront Drive will be closed (between Ruth and Chestnut streets). The purpose of the partial road closure is to facilitate the installation of a new sewer and water service at 1600 North Riverfront Dr... FULL STORY

Face $300 fine + Ticket for Speeding in Work Zone
By Rob Lawson
July 30, 2014

The last legislative session concluded with a new law that will add $300 to the cost of the ticket for speeding through a work zone. There are several construction projects in the Greater Mankato area including on Hwy. 22 and Hwy. 169 for roundabouts that being put in. The law will go into effect... FULL STORY

Paul Bunyon Trail to Crow Wing Park Done
By Rob Lawson
July 28, 2014

Construction of a six-mile paved trail segment connecting the Paul Bunyan State Trail to Crow Wing State Park in Brainerd is now complete and open to the public, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division. The completion of this segment brings the total l... FULL STORY

Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Melissa
By Rob Lawson
June 30, 2014

Zebra mussels have been confirmed in Lake Melissa, located southwest of Detroit Lakes in Becker County, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. A citizen discovered the zebra mussels earlier in the week while collecting shells on the south end of the lake, near the outlet str... FULL STORY

Road Closures Due to Weather
By Rob Lawson
June 19, 2014

Due to the weather, the following Mankato roads have been closed, and motorists are urged to use caution as they travel throughout the city: Balcerzak Avenue (Monks to Pohl roads) Bunting Lane Front and Warren streets Heron and Homestead drives Monks Avenue Monks Aven... FULL STORY

Mankato Road Closure Update
By Rob Lawson
June 19, 2014

The following Mankato roads have been opened: Balcerzak Avenue (Monks Avenue to Pohl Road) Bunting Lane Front and Warren streets Monks Avenue Plato Drive Pohl Road Shakespeare Avenue Sibley Parkway and Mound Avenue South Riverfront Drive (from Warren to... FULL STORY

Road Closure Update for County
By Rob Lawson
June 19, 2014

Due to heavy rainfall, the following Blue Earth County Roads are closed, will be closing or have lane restrictions. Blue Earth County Emergency Management reminds the public to be alert for changing conditions and to use extreme caution when traveling as road conditions can change rapidly in flood ... FULL STORY

ATV Rides in State Trails Free June 7-8
By Rob Lawson
June 5, 2014

Minnesotans with all-terrain vehicles registered for private or agricultural use won’t need to pay the additional registration fee ($53.50 for three years) to ride the state’s public ATV trails on Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8. Out-of-state riders can explore Minnesota ATV trails that weekend... FULL STORY

County Road 12 Closes Thursday for Pavement Repair
By Rob Lawson
May 14, 2014

Blue Earth County Highway Department will close County Road 12 between Minnesota Highway 14 and County Road 3 on Thurs, May 15 to perform minor warranty pavement repair work to remove bumps that developed after construction. The work is expected to take one day and is planned to re-open to traffic... FULL STORY

Highway 30 to Close for Agricultural Ditch Repairs
By Rob Lawson
April 23, 2014

State Highway 30 will close on Mon., April 28 from Amboy City limits East for three-quarters of a mile to repair Blue Earth County Agricultural Ditch 38. The closure will allow installation of new ditch tile located under the Highway 30 roadway. Both lanes of traffic will close with detour ro... FULL STORY

County Road 17 Road Closures
By Rob Lawson
April 16, 2014

Blue Earth County Public Works Department will close County Road 17 from East of Haefner Drive to County Road 12 beginning Thurs., April 17. Westbound traffic from Eagle Lake will be able to travel North on County Road 12 to Highway 14 into Mankato. East bound traffic to Eagle Lake will use Highwa... FULL STORY

Street Cleaning Underway in Kato
By Rob Lawson
April 12, 2014

Street cleaning is underway. Every street in the city is swept in the spring. All major routes have been completed with three sweepers running six days a week. During the week of April 14, city crews are scheduled to begin sweeping the hilltop area and west side of the city. Street cleaning pr... FULL STORY

Get Involved in MAPO Planning
By Rob Lawson
April 12, 2014

Provide input about the the Mankato/North Mankato Area Planning Organization's (MAPO) public participation plan, which serves as a guideline for public involvement in long-range transportation planning. Areas included in the plan are the cities of Mankato, North Mankato, Eagle Lake and Skyline, Blue... FULL STORY

Minnesota state parks offer camping experiences
By Rob Lawson
April 3, 2014

People who have never pitched a tent or cooked over a fire—or who have forgotten how—can practice these and other outdoor skills when they sign up for one of the 24 “I Can Camp!” programs offered this summer at state parks and recreation areas. The first programs take place Saturday, June 7, at N... FULL STORY

Bison at Minneopa Park
By Rob Lawson
April 3, 2014

The Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division is proposing to reintroduce bison to Minneopa State Park, near Mankato, and is seeking public comments on a draft management plan amendment for the park. The amendment describes the impacts and opportunities created by the reintroducti... FULL STORY

DNR Groundwater Updates
By Rob Lawson
April 2, 2014

GROUNDWATER SUSTAINABILITY The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) shares responsibility for sustaining groundwater resources with public sector partners, as well as with individuals and businesses that use groundwater. The DNR is responsible for permitting groundwater use, for collec... FULL STORY

Pothole App for Mankato
By Rob Lawson
March 12, 2014

The new 311 Mankato SeeClickFix mobile app on a smartphone or electronic tablet is being released in time for pothole season. 311 Mankato SeeClickFix app is a new way for residents to easily report potholes, non-emergency neighborhood items, graffiti, damaged street signs, abandoned vehicles, stree... FULL STORY

3 Hills In Kato Closed
By Rob Lawson
March 5, 2014

Due to the weather and for safety reasons, three Mankato hills have been closed (Tuesday, March 4): Stadium Road, Monks and Parkway avenues. Hills are expected to reopen at 5 a.m., tomorrow, weather permitting. FULL STORY

DNR Reports Strong Park Stay Sales
By Rob Lawson
February 7, 2014

Sales of Minnesota state park permits increased in 2013, an indication that more people are connecting with the outdoors, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Sales of year-round permits totaled 136,300 in 2013, up 2 percent from 2012 and 21 percent from 2008, when Minnesota voters a... FULL STORY

Traffic Delay Expected for Marathon Race in Kato
By Rob Lawson
October 18, 2013

Traffic disruptions are expected to be minimal for the Mankato Marathon which begins at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, October 20 at Minnesota State University, Mankato in the parking lots along Stadium Road. During this event some Mankato streets will be closed and traffic will be redirected for the safety of ... FULL STORY

Visit Hubbard House Before It Closes in Fall
By Rob Lawson
September 14, 2013

The R. D. Hubbard House. 606 South Broad Street, is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children ages five to 17. There is no cost for children less than age five and Blue Earth County Historical Society members. The Historic R. D. Hubbard House w... FULL STORY

Mankato Place Ramp Changes Coming
By Rob Lawson
August 5, 2013

According to the City of Mankato Mankato Place parking ramp is undergoing some changes to help make parking more efficient. Parking card and pay stations (gates) will be updated like other parking ramps in the City Center. The only areas affected while the project is underway are the entrance and... FULL STORY

St. Peter Adds Bus Routes to Dial-A-Ride System
By Rob Lawson
July 24, 2013

The City of Saint Peter’s dial-a-ride bus service will be getting a route system to make operations more efficient for riders’ needs and possibly save the city money in fuel and other costs by reducing driving around to get to riders waiting on the bus after they’ve called. The city’s transit con... FULL STORY

MSU President Leading Delegation In China
By Casey Conroy
November 30, 2012

MSU administrators and faculty members will be heading on a trip to visit Chinese public schools and universities in early December. The purpose of the trip is to establish partnerships and recruit students. Mankato Mayor Eric Anderson will also be traveling with the delegation to discuss sister ... FULL STORY

New Bus Route Interview
By Casey Conroy
September 7, 2012

The new routes may have taken effect August 27, but they aren't old news. In an interview conducted by Robert Lawson with the Superintendent of Transit in Mankato, Mark Anderson, the subject of hours of operation was brought up. To this, Anderson went on to explain the discussion that took pl... FULL STORY

New Bus Route Information
By Rob Lawson
August 9, 2012

According to the City of Mankato: After a lengthy process of public input, the city of Mankato’s new bus routes go into effect Monday, August 27 and are designed to provide more direct service to major destinations in the Mankato area. Key features of the new service include: * direct serv... FULL STORY

Public Service Announcement: CR 12 and Hwy. 14
By Rob Lawson
June 30, 2012

Starting Tuesday, June 26, the Blue Earth County Highway Department will begin construction on County Road 12 from County Road 17 to County Road 3. Work will include constructing a bridge and interchange at Highway 14. Motorists can expect lane restrictions and reduced speeds on Highway 14 until l... FULL STORY

Four city of Mankato roads to close for paving
By Rob Lawson
June 21, 2012

The following roads are scheduled for paving (weather permitting): Saturday, June 23 The following roads will close at 4:30 a.m. and are expected to open by the end of the day: * Hoffman Road (from Victory Drive to Hilltop Lane) * Map Drive (from Stadium Road south to end of the ro... FULL STORY

Water Main Break on Cherry in Kato
By Rob Lawson
May 18, 2012

The intersection of Cherry and Front streets was closed May 12 so a water main break could be repaired. Utility crews were on site. Water was turned off in the area. FULL STORY

Cherry and Front to Remain Closed
By Rob Lawson
May 18, 2012

The intersection of Cherry and Front streets remains closed for street repair. Extra pavement tests are being done to ensure the road is drivable and safe once it's reopened. Since the weekend water main break in this area was significant, extra precautions are being taken for short- and long-term... FULL STORY

Madison Avenue Project Update
By Rob Lawson
May 18, 2012

Madison Avenue rehabilitation project update The first phase of the Madison Avenue rehabilitation project on the south side of Madison Avenue (from Seventh Street to the south side of Victory Drive) is near completion. At 4 a.m., Wednesday, traffic will be routed to use the newly paved surfaces, w... FULL STORY

More Road Construction - Holly and Fair
By Rob Lawson
May 18, 2012

At 7 a.m. May 17, the intersection of Holly Lane and Fair Street will close so a fire hydrant can be relocated. The intersection is expected to open by the evening. Belle Avenue/Bassett Drive to Kennedy and East Main streets would provide an alternate route. FULL STORY

Road Construction Updates
By Rob Lawson
May 18, 2012

The Warren Street closure (between Stadium Road and Maywood Avenue) originally scheduled for Monday, May 21 has been rescheduled to close at 7 a.m., Friday, May 18. The road will be closed for utility construction and is expected to reopen by the end of the following day May 19. At 7 a.m. Friday,... FULL STORY

Roundabout at Victory and Stadium Planned
By Rob Lawson
May 10, 2012

As part of the Victory Drive and Stadium Road Roundabout project, the Blue Earth County Highway Department will close Victory Drive from South of Balcerzak Drive to Stadium Road, and close CSAH 82 (old Highway 83) from Minnesota Highway 22 to Victory Drive beginning Tues., May 8, 2012 to begin const... FULL STORY

Roundabout Info Online
By Rob Lawson
May 10, 2012

As part of the Victory Drive and Stadium Road Roundabout Project, the Blue Earth County Highway Department has posted current road closure information, a detour map (which notes access to businesses along the closed segments of Victory Drive and CSAH 82) and an informational illustration showing a r... FULL STORY

Paving of Madison Ave. Starts
By Rob Lawson
May 10, 2012

Paving on Madison Avenue (between Seventh Street and Victory Drive) is scheduled to begin: * 6 a.m., Friday, May 11 -- intersections of Long and Dane/Swiss streets will be closed and are expected to reopen for weekend accessibility. * 6 a.m., Monday, May 14 -- intersections of Long and D... FULL STORY