NORTH MANKATO, MN- A new pier is installed on Ladybug Lake at Benson Park in North Mankato.

The new platform was built by the Department of Corrections in Stillwater and installed by the North Mankato Park Department on Wednesday.

The pier allows community members a new spot to catch pan fish and sunfish as well as view the prairie surrounding the body of water.

North Mankato park foreman Jason Lobitz says "It's part of North Mankato's commitment to providing family recreation and leisure activities in North Mankato."

The city plans to add some cable to the wooden addition, to match that of the pier at Spring Lake Park.

- KEYC News 12