Briefly

Blue Earth plans mosquito spraying

BLUE?EARTH?-?Ground spraying for mosquitoes will be done two times this week in Blue Earth between Tuesday and Thursday. Weather permitting, the spraying will begin at dusk.

For more information, call Blue Earth City Hall at (507) 526-7336.

Man allegedly violated requirements

FAIRMONT – A 31-year-old Fairmont man faces charges of violating registration requirements as a predatory offender.

According to information from the Fairmont Police Department:

On July 1, police went to the residence of Tony Allen Driehorst, a registered predatory offender. Officials had received information that Driehorst had started a new job but had failed to register that information.

Police made contact with Driehorst, and he admitted he had been working at a different job for nearly a month. Registration requirements indicate any change in employment must be registered with officials within five days of beginning a new job. Officials with the Department of Corrections indicate Driehorst was informed of these requirements several times.

Driehorst was placed under arrest for the violation. While being booked into the Martin County Jail, Driehorst tested positive for THC, or marijuana use.

The charge for violating predatory offender registration requirements carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Target Field debuts self-serve beer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Twins say Target Field is the first major league ball park to serve beer from a vending machine.

The self-serve beer station debuted Sunday during the game against the New York Yankees. A second station is expected to be added in time for the All-Star Game next week.

To buy a brew from the vending machine, buyers prove their age at a concession stand and purchase a vending card. That card is used at the vending machine where buyers can tap up to 48 ounces every 15 minutes. The machine offers four beers: Bud, Bud Light, Shock Top Lemon Shandy and Goose Island 312 Urban Pale Ale.

The Star Tribune says that just like the concession stands, the machines stop dispensing beer by the seventh inning.