The Free Press, Mankato, MN


November 2, 2013

St. Peter school goes the extra mile


But McGowan ran afoul of the rules because several buildings are in the floodplain. FEMA ordered the county to force removal of several buildings or face the loss of federal flood insurance.

The problems prompted a group of professionals and others to pitch in the figure a way to move the buildings to a higher location and recreate an 1800s river town.

The process still has challenges and more volunteers will be needed, but it’s a hopeful situation, helping a good man who has given so much to the community.

Editorial Board

Towns’ little amenities mean a lot

Just a note to say “thank you” to the street departments of Mankato and North Mankato.

I travel on Riverfront Drive and Lookout Drive nearly every day. The flowers near West High School were beautiful, as usual, and the rebuilt stone work on Lookout Overlook is up-to-date.

Little amenities really mean a lot.

The Rev. Frank Brown

North Mankato

MSU production of ‘Les Miserables’ was magical

I recently had the extreme pleasure of seeing the Minnesota State University production of “Les Miz.” The staging was incredible, the singing extraordinary and certainly equal to the Broadway production I saw in 1985.

I have lived in Mankato for four years and seeing this production made me really proud to be a member of the community.

Thanks to everyone involved in the production of this magical event.

Anne Clements


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