Mankato, Minnesota Speed Traps
This is a 4 lane that gives the appearance of 65, espicially if you just came off of 14 where it is 65. The hwy then goes to a two lane and thats where they sit and wait.
Eagle Lake cops will cite you for any reason whatsoever… Typical small town cops, they wait at the entrance of the city ("Old" 14), where the speed limit goes from 55 to 35. If you are on old 14 traveling through or into eagle lake, you’d BETTER be doing 30. They typically are waiting at the gas station or "The Eagle’s Nest" parking lot.
The Eagle Lake cops, and the Highway Patrol also park off "New 14", the more commonly known 4 lane highway that passes north of eagle lake.
Leaving Mankato on Hwy 169 towards St. Peter, just as you pass under Hwy 14 there is the big gas station/Happy Chef parking lot on your leFort The cops will sit on the very broad driveway into this parking lot and you won’t hardly see them after dark. When coming into Mankato you get one sign letting you know the speed is dropping from 65 to 55. Not necessarily unreasonable in the day but at night it’s wide open and 169 is very much like an interstate setup, speed of traffic is usually closer to 70.
Cops hang around the area the whole day! Impossible to speed there!
When going down Stadium once you get past the university and start going down the hill police are setup in the retirement home parking lot ready and waiting. Note: you will not see the police car until you go around a corner on the hill. Speed limit 30 mph, with he hills grade you have to ride the brake to make sure you are only going 35 mph.