David B. Forrey, age 86, died Tuesday, August 20, 2019. David was born on March 31, 1933 to Henry and Elsie (Mann) Forrey in the only place he ever called home, Garden City, MN. Woodland Hills Funeral Home of Mankato is assisting the family with arrangements. For many years David was employe…

Donna M. (Himmelman) Southwick, age 91, of Mankato, died Monday, August 19, 2019. Memorial Visitation 1-4 p.m., Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Northview - North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato.

William C. Dhaene, 66, Henderson, died Monday, August 19, 2019. Funeral service, Friday, August 23, 2019, 11:00 a.m, Redeemer Lutheran Church east of Henderson, MN. Visitation, Kolden Funeral Home, Le Sueur, Thursday, 4:00 p.m. ~ 7:00 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to service. Burial, church…


When David Osdoba started his dental practice on Walnut Street in 1956, he had no hygienists, no receptionists. He did have something of an assistant in young Daniel, one of six children, who would hand instruments to his father.

An interesting new report from the University of Minnesota Center for Urban and Regional Affairs shows Mankato fourth in vitality for retail and consumer service out of 47 cities studied in Minnesota, not including the metro area.

The outlook for the Mankato regional economy may have more to do with prospects for insulating itself from national and international trends than anything that can be controlled at the local level.

“The rules surrounding the Affordable Care Act are continually changing. It’s essential that businesses, large and small, keep up with the changes to make sure they do not inadvertently get caught on the wrong side of the penalties.”