The Free Press, Mankato, MN

St. Peter news

May 21, 2013

St. Peter surplus on auction block

Listings of the city of St. Peter's surplus property are available from an online: Friday is the deadline for bidding.

Bidding is available to anyone who registers on the site.

Examples of items include things that were seized or found in St. Peter as well as radios the city no longer uses.

CCC tour, night hike at Fort Ridgely

Participants on a walking tour will be shown how the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression affected Fort Ridgely State Park. Many of these features built in the 1930s are still in use today.

The tour begins 7 p.m. Friday at the state park, six miles south of Fairfax.

Later that evening, a night hike will demonstrate how to use all five senses to appreciate nature. The hike begins 9 p.m. near the creek picnic area.

Interpretive programs at Minneopa

Canoeing activities, a wildlife program and night hike are scheduled Saturday at Minneopa State Park near Mankato.

The 10-mile River Paddle begins 10 a.m. Canoes, life jackets and paddles will be provided.

The wildlife program begins 7 p.m. near the picnic area on the campground side of the park.

The night hike begins 9 p.m. in the parking lot on the gravel road that goes to Seppman Mill. To enjoy the full experience of being in the park during nighttime, participants are requested to not bring flashlights.

Flandrau State Park programs set for Sunday

A high-tech treasure hunt and a nature hike are planned Sunday at Flandrau State Park near New Ulm.

The geocaching program begins at 1 p.m. Participants should register in advance and check in at the park.

Hwy. 22 roundabouts meeting Tuesday

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will offer an informal forum 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at its headquarters in Mankato.

The public meeting includes two presentations, at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., on the 2014 installation of roundabouts at the intersection of Highway 22 with Adams Street and with Madison Avenue.



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