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Public safety investigates reports of counterfeit money being used
Friday, December 19, 2014 4:15 p.m.

Mankato police are investigating reports from local businesses about individuals using counterfeit money to pay for goods and services.

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Public safety investigates reports of counterfeit money being used
Friday, December 19, 2014 4:15 p.m.

Mankato police are investigating reports from local businesses about individuals using counterfeit money to pay for goods and services. Continue reading...

Transitioning to Mankato's new garbage and recycle service
Friday, December 19, 2014 3:45 p.m.

Helpful information about the transition to Mankato's new garbage and recycle service: Continue reading...

Garbage and recycling pick-up changes because of holiday closures
Friday, December 19, 2014 10:05 a.m.

City of Mankato offices will be closed, and there will be no garbage and recycling pick-up Thursday, December 25. The week’s garbage and recycling pick-up schedule: Continue reading...

Mayor Eric Anderson counters challenge for Saturday's national championship
Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:25 p.m.

Pueblo, Colorado Council President Steve Nawrocki (who attended Mankato State College in 1965) has challenged Mankato Mayor Eric Anderson to a competition of local flavor. Continue reading...

Public safety responds to vehicle incident
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 7:20 p.m.

Public safety police and firefighters responded to a single vehicle crash at 3:40 p.m. today at Riverfront and Augusta drives. Jacob Tonkin, age 21 of Mankato, was driving a 2004 Pontiac Bonneville when it left the roadway and hit a power pole, causing power lines to fall. Continue reading...

Join the discussion--what's "your" take about the area's long-range transportation plan
Thursday, December 11, 2014 9:20 a.m.

The Mankato/North Mankato Area Planning Organization (MAPO) is developing a long-range transportation plan to help guide, identify and address the area's long-range transportation needs. Continue reading...

City Manager Patrick Hentges continues to excel
Monday, December 8, 2014 8:50 p.m.

On December 1, the Mankato City Council met in a closed session to discuss City Manager Patrick Hentges' 2014 performance. Continue reading...

Avoid emergencies and stay safe in cold weather
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 8:10 a.m.

Mankato Department of Public Safety staff provide safety tips about hypothermia because it's a condition that can occur without a person's knowledge: Continue reading...

Warren Street lane restrictions begin December 3
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 3:40 p.m.

Due to construction, beginning at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, December 3), there will be lane restrictions on Warren Street through December 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continue reading...

Public Safety responds to accident
Monday, December 1, 2014 9:25 p.m.

At 3:26 p.m. today, Mankato public safety-police and fire, and an ambulance responded to an accident where a person was run over at 305 Lundin Boulevard. Continue reading...

Help keep the wreath bright, prevent a red light
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 8:15 a.m.

The Mankato Department of Public Safety's annual fire prevention campaign, "Keep the wreath bright, prevent a red light" runs through January 1. Continue reading...

Safety tips to keep valuables safe during the holiday season
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 9:25 a.m.

Help us help you during the holiday season. Continue reading...

Join the discussion--what's "your" take about reuse of the Mankato Post Office building?
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:20 p.m.

What's "your take" about reuse of the Mankato Post Office building that is likely to be sold? Continue reading...

Stay safe while driving this winter
Monday, November 10, 2014 8:55 a.m.

The Mankato Department of Public Safety in partnership with Blue Earth County encourages drivers to be prepared as weather and road conditions change: Continue reading...

Maintain heating appliances for safety; incident update
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 8:10 a.m.

This time of year furnaces and heating appliances can be a source of vulnerability for fires so it's important to have them checked. It's recommended to have a professional clean and check the furnace to make sure it's up to code and to also look for any obstructions in the duct work. Continue reading...

Public Safety responds to fire
Saturday, November 1, 2014 8:50 p.m.

At 4:40 p.m. today, public safety responded to a water flow alarm in an apartment building at 101 Glenwood Avenue. Continue reading...

Arrest. See something? Say something. Call 9-1-1.
Friday, October 31, 2014 8:55 a.m.

Public safety made the following arrest: Continue reading...

Mankato's amended animal ordinance now in effect
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:05 a.m.

Mankato's amended animal ordinance, 9.31, is effective today (Wednesday, October 15). Updates to the ordinance: Continue reading...

City of Mankato receives grant for Home Stretch education program
Friday, October 3, 2014 1:55 p.m.

The city of Mankato's Economic Development Authority was awarded a $10,500 grant from Homeownership Education, Counseling and Training funds provided by the state of Minnesota and the Minnesota Home Ownership Center. Continue reading...

City of Mankato to review grant funding
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 4:35 p.m.

The city of Mankato has been awarded $250,000 (over a three-year) period by the U.S. Department of Justice COPS office to help fund two police officer positions. Continue reading...

Public safety receives donation of five children's firefighter costumes to help with fire education
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 8:30 a.m.

The Mankato Department of Public Safety recently received a contribution of five children's firefighter costumes from Fun.com, a local company located in North Mankato. Continue reading...

Public safety seeks public's assistance in incident
Friday, September 19, 2014 9:25 a.m.

Public safety seeks the public's assistance in locating two suspects in connection with an assault. Continue reading...

Help us help you--keep doors closed to keep fires from spreading
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:45 a.m.

Help us help you by keeping doors close to prevent fires from spreading and smoke out of a room. Not only can this reduce property damage, it also allows more time to escape. Continue reading...

Public's assistance requested in incident
Monday, August 25, 2014 1:35 p.m.

Police officers responded to a report of downed power line near West Lind Street and Highway 169 at 7:11 p.m. yesterday. Continue reading...

Public Safety fraud prevention tips
Friday, August 15, 2014 8:30 a.m.

Public Safety reminds of the importance to guard against giving personal information (social security number, passwords, bank account or credit card numbers) to solicitors. Continue reading...

See something--say something...call 9-1-1
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 8:40 a.m.

The Mankato Department of Public Safety has recently responded to several reports of thefts from unlocked vehicles during the hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. in various residential neighborhoods. Unlocked vehicles are typically targeted, taking items such as coins and technology devices. Continue reading...

Mankato recognized as "Outstanding 2014 financial advocate"
Monday, June 23, 2014 4:10 p.m.

The city of Mankato Economic Development Authority (EDA) was named an "Outstanding 2014 financial advocate" by the LSS Financial Counseling for helping improve economic justice and advocate for people and families in vulnerable financial situations. Continue reading...

Mankato awarded $336,000 in grant funding from Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:15 a.m.

The city of Mankato was awarded $336,000 in grants from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) to help clean-up two redevelopment areas: 224 Lamm Street and Hilltop Plaza. Continue reading...

Public safety provides tips about door-to-door sales
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 9:15 a.m.

When a door-to-door salesperson stops at a residence, the Mankato Department of Public Safety encourages residents to ask the person to show professional identification and a city of Mankato's peddler's license (issued after a criminal background check is done). Continue reading...

Mankato reaffirmed for high quality fire service rating
Friday, May 9, 2014 8:15 a.m.

Notice from the Insurance Services Offices (ISO) has been received by city officials that Mankato is reaffirmed as having a high quality fire service rating. Continue reading...

Apply to serve on Mankato's Heritage Preservation Commission
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 4:25 p.m.

Applications are being accepted for Mankato's Heritage Preservation Commission. Continue reading...

Help us help you--have a fire prevention assessment
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8:20 a.m.

Did you know that city of Mankato firefighters provide fire prevention assessments to help educate the public about ways to prevent fires? Continue reading...

Help prevent storm drain blockages and flooding
Thursday, March 20, 2014 3:40 p.m.

Help us help you by reporting blockages in storm drains. When items such as debris, ice or snow blocks storm drains it can cause flooding. Continue reading...

Public safety security survey can help property owners
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:30 a.m.

The Mankato Department of Public Safety has a survey available to help property owners assess their sites for safety and security. Continue reading...

New! 311 Mankato SeeClickFix app--a tool for the community
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:30 a.m.

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, streetlight outages and more. Photos can be uploaded with each service request, which is routed to city staff to help answer questions and provide solutions. Continue reading...

Volunteers needed at animal impound to care for lost pets
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 8:35 a.m.

Public Safety staff are looking for additional volunteers at the city's animal impound, 903 Mound Avenue--located in Sibley Park, to care for lost pets. Continue reading...

Citizens being recruited to serve on city committees
Friday, February 7, 2014 11:05 a.m.

Citizens are being recruited to serve on Mankato's citizen committees. Continue reading...

Mankato's Public Safety Center now features solar panels for energy efficiency
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 8:20 a.m.

Mankato's Public Safety Center, which earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification, is now equipped with solar panels for energy efficiency. Continue reading...

Utility rate study results
Monday, December 9, 2013 9:30 p.m.

A comprehensive utility rate study was recently completed to stay in compliance with state laws and to ensure we are adequately planning for future capital needs. Continue reading...

Tailwind redevelopment project moves forward
Friday, November 1, 2013 3:40 p.m.

The recently announced Tailwind redevelopment project continues to move forward with city of Mankato officials and developers recently executing a project agreement approved by the Mankato City Council. Continue reading...

Reward offered for information in on-going investigation
Thursday, October 31, 2013 3 p.m.

St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction for the person(s) involved in causing damage to the church. Mankato police recently responded to two reports of criminal damage to property at church on the 100 block of North Fifth Street. Continue reading...

City of Mankato named a community policing award winner
Friday, September 13, 2013 8:55 a.m.

Director of Public Safety Todd A. Miller said today the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is announcing that Mankato has been named a 2013 IACP and Cisco Community Policing award winner in its population category. Continue reading...

Reward for information about damaged sculpture
Monday, August 12, 2013 11:45 a.m.

Police are looking for the person(s) who damaged the sculpture located on Hickory Street that they believe occured between Friday night and early Saturday morning. Continue reading...

Get fit in Sibley Park with Sibley HealthBeat
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:10 p.m.

Visit Mankato's Sibley Park, 900 Mound Avenue, and experience the newly installed Sibley HealthBeat outdoor exercise equipment. Continue reading...

City of Mankato launches www.livekato.com, a mobile-friendly student guide
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:25 p.m.

The city of Mankato has launched www.livekato.com, a mobile-friendly student guide to off-campus living. Continue reading...

Conserving water is most cost effective way to avoid possible future problems
Thursday, May 30, 2013 5:25 p.m.

Conserving and using less water is the most cost effective way to avoid possible future infrastructure and availability problems, including water shortages. The city of Mankato is committed to being a good steward and protecting natural resources so lawn watering restrictions are in effect. Continue reading...

City of Mankato achieves Step Two as a GreenStep City
Thursday, May 16, 2013 8:35 a.m.

The city of Mankato has recently been recognized by the GreenStep Cities program as a Step Two GreenStep City. Continue reading...

Mankato's Public Safety Center awarded LEED(r) Gold certification
Friday, April 26, 2013 3:30 p.m.

Mankato's Public Safety Center, 710 South Front Street, has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. Continue reading...

Mankato's Tailwind Redevelopment Project awarded $2.2 million
Friday, April 5, 2013 2:25 p.m.

The city of Mankato's Tailwind Redevelopment Project was awarded a $2.2 million Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) grant. Continue reading...

Mankato's Orness Plaza awarded LEED® Silver certification
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 4:45 p.m.

Orness Plaza, 900 Hope Street, has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. Continue reading...