The Free Press, Mankato, MN

News Ticker

State, national news

State, national news
  • Feds abruptly end cattle roundup in Nevada Federal land managers abruptly ended the roundup of cattle on public land in southern Nevada owned by a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority.

    April 12, 2014

  • Poison gas claims complicate Syrian civil war Both sides in Syria's bloody civil war said Saturday that a rural village fell victim to a poison gas attack.

    April 12, 2014

  • Abortion in cases of rape: New rifts in old debate Poll after poll over many years has shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape.

    April 12, 2014

  • mfp Sea Wing Documentary 1st 0413 A book and documentary due out this summer will recount the Sea Wing tragedy of 1890, a shipping accident in which 98 people died when their paddle-wheeler flipped over on Lake Pepin.

    April 12, 2014

  • Police quell rowdy crowd after NCAA semifinal win MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police in riot gear quelled a raucous celebration by University of Minnesota hockey fans following the Gophers last-second Frozen Four semifinal win. Hundreds of students and other hockey fans took to the streets in Dinkytown near

    April 11, 2014

  • Nirvana, Kiss and the E Street Band join rock hall NEW YORK (AP) — Kiss, Nirvana and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band have been ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Barclays Center. They were joined Thursday by duo Hall & Oates, British rocker Peter Gabriel, 1970s folkie Cat

    April 11, 2014

  • 10 killed as bus, truck carrying students collide ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — The long bus ride north from Los Angeles for a group of high school students who planned to visit Humboldt State University had been fun: The hours whizzed by as they watched movies, chatted up new friends, and jammed to hip-hop

    April 11, 2014

  • Norovirus expected at pizza place MAPLE GROVE (AP) — Hennepin County health officials say they've got numerous calls from people who got sick after eating at a popular Maple Grove restaurant. Health Department spokesman Bill Billknap tells KARE-TV they're looking into a suspected ou

    April 10, 2014

  • Minnesota considers ending lawmaker immunity law ST. PAUL (AP) — A college project that alleged some state lawmakers might have used immunity to avoid drunken-driving arrests has sparked debate in Minnesota over whether to scrap a more than 150-year-old protection similar to those still on the book

    April 10, 2014

  • Medical Marijuana lawmaker photo Senate panel's medical pot hearing to continue ST. PAUL (AP) — Medical marijuana has not yet been snuffed out in Minnesota. Sen. Scott Dibble, a Minneapolis Democrat, took up the gauntlet Gov. Mark Dayton threw down this week when he dared legislators to vote on the proposal if they felt they co

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo