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No wake restrictions put in place on four Blue Earth County lakes

A no wake restriction has been placed on Lake George, Lake Ballantyne, Duck Lake and Madison Lake in Blue Earth County. The restrictions take effect immediately due to abnormally high water levels. Authorities say recent rains have created shoreline erosion concerns and encroachment on surrounding homes and cabins. Some docks on the lakes have been…Continue Reading

Boat barrier upstream from Rapidan Dam has failed amid high water and passing debris

High water and passing debris have caused the failure of the boat barrier upstream of the Rapidan Dam. Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Captain Paul Barta says that increases the risk to anyone entering the Blue Earth River upstream from the dam and they are asking boaters and fishermen to avoid doing so until repairs are made.…Continue Reading

Rural St. Peter man accused of sexually assaulting two female tenants

A Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office investigation into a sexual assault a rural area of the county has ended with the arrest of a 55-year-old man from rural St. Peter. Investigator Mark Chadderdon says Michael Osborne’s female tenant told police that her landlord had sexually assaulted her, and during the investigation, they learned that another woman…Continue Reading

New senior care facility on former Tschohl property hosting weekend open house

The new assisted living facility on the former Tschohl property in North Mankato is opening its doors this weekend so the community can take a first-hand look at what they’ve done with the former farm. Birchwood Cottages director of business operations Natalie Burnell said they’re holding a professional open house on Friday afternoon, for those…Continue Reading

DFL Attorney General candidate campaigns in Mankato Thursday

One of a crowded field of candidates for Minnesota Attorney General is celebrating her 50th birthday by campaigning in Mankato Thursday. Minnesota DFL State Representative Debra Hilstrom said her background makes her uniquely qualified for the position. “I served in the Minnesota House of Representatives for the last 18 years, working on issues of public…Continue Reading