— 57 percent voted to build USC school
WELLS — Final primary results show 57 percent of voters were in favor of United South Central’s bond referendum.
With all 24 precincts reporting at about 11 p.m.
Tuesday, 1,687 votes (57 percent) were in favor of the referendum and 1,259 (43 percent) were against.
This is the fourth time in a decade the district attempted to pass such a referendum.
Supt. Jerry Jensen was excited and relieved the district would be able to build its new 155,000-square-foot building at a cost of about $28.8 million. Estimated tax increases will be $184 per year on a $100,000 home.
Police: remember to lock cars, homes
MANKATO — Mankato police are reminding the public there is a very simple key to avoiding becoming a victim of a crime.
Last month, 60 percent of residential burglaries and thefts happened because of unlocked doors. Also, 48 percent of motor vehicle burglaries and thefts occurred because of unlocked vehicle doors and windows.
Police offer this advice: Keep all doors locked, including walk-in garage doors, even when the homeowner is home. Typically, when a thief discovers doors are secure, he moves on.
Install an alarm system, and advertise this fact. Leave lights on at night and be cautious about what is thrown into the trash, police said.
For cars, the goal is to make vehicles unattractive targets. Keep windows up, doors locked and the interior empty. Remove or place power cords for electronic devices and GPS mounts. A cord can be a hint that the device it hooks up to is hidden in a glove box or console.
Delays expected on Madison Avenue
MANKATO — Motorists should expect delays on Madison Avenue while work during a final surfacing project, which should start Friday.
Weather permitting, crews will work on the westbound lanes from Victory Drive to Seventh Street, starting at 5 a.m. Friday.
Beginning at 5 a.m.
Monday, crews will work on the eastbound lanes from Seventh Street to Victory Drive.