MANKATO — A new COVID-19 variant of concern hasn’t been found in Minnesota or the United States yet, with recent data showing the delta strain is still fueling high transmission rates.
ST. PETER — One of six institutions in Minnesota to receive funding, Gustavus Adolphus College was granted $498,005 through the American Rescue Plan to support its humanities programs throughout 2022.
Bill Sumner has been selling his and his wife’s art since about 1970, when setting up a booth meant making your own canopy, rolling out a picnic blanket and spreading out your wares.
A recent $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill is set to secure billions of dollars in public works projects for Minnesota over the next few years, but just how that money will divvy up remains a mystery.
A renewed push by Senate Republicans to curtail the governor’s ability to respond to a pandemic quickly is a proposal in search of a problem, is not supported by taxpayers and has a negative risk-reward ratio.
MANKATO — Major investments, as previously reported, are scheduled in 2022 for Mankato’s youth softball and baseball parks and its municipal pool — all to be financed with local sales tax proceeds.
MANKATO — Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine numbers have been on the upswing over the last two weeks, with more than 2,500 doses now administered in the south-central region.
If you watch the video recording of last year’s “Christmas in Christ Chapel” at Gustavus Adolphus College, you’re first struck by the beauty of the setting and voices of those participating. But something doesn’t seem right.
LE SUEUR — After more than four decades of having the main drag of town cut in two, residents are again driving and walking down an uninterrupted Main Street in Le Sueur.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered 50 million barrels of oil released from America's strategic reserve to help bring down energy costs, in coordination with other major energy consuming nations, including China, India and the United Kingdom.
East High School senior Deondre Tallman prefers a vanilla mocha himself. But he serves up more hot chocolates at his school’s new coffee shop.
WINNEBAGO — While visiting his grandparents in St. Paul as a kid, Steve Miner remembers nursing an orange pop with his grandfather at a local watering hole near the state fairgrounds and being mesmerized with a Hamm’s Beer sign depicting a camping scene on the wall.
John Logan, a widower who has lived on the 2300 block of Fair Street since 1998, has noticed the trend when he writes out the checks for his property taxes — up, up and up again, increasing $726 in the past five years.
The golden bands of cloth tied around trees, and the magnetic versions that were later stuck on vehicles, were a ubiquitous sight in America during wartime in recent decades.
MANKATO — Those planning a Thanksgiving week road trip should expect the highest gas prices in nine years but possibly a reduction in traffic on the highways. And those highways should be clear of snow and ice.
During a 2010 trip through southern Idaho we watched in awe one sunny day as individuals parachuted off a bridge high above the Snake River. At the time we were on a journey following the Oregon Trail and happened to be in the right place at the right time. Stumbling onto these types of unexpected discoveries is one of the great pleasures of independent travel.
As clothing donation boxes at St. Peter schools filled up this week, so too did the heart of the student who came up with the idea.
MANKATO — There’s no good time to be the worst COVID-19 hotspot in the country, but it’d be hard to imagine worse timing for Minnesota to earn the dishonor.
MANKATO, Minnesota (AP) — Charlie Kirk stood 80 miles from where George Floyd was murdered, faced an overwhelmingly white audience, and declared he was going to say things “no one dares say out loud.”
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rapper Young Dolph, widely admired in the hip-hop community for his authenticity and fierce independence, was shot and killed Wednesday inside a beloved local cookie shop in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, authorities said.
The U.S. Department of Education has begun investigating a professor’s allegations that Minnesota State discriminated against people with mobility impairments by failing to provide accessible study pods in its rollout of 100 “MavPODs,” the university confirmed Tuesday.
MANKATO — From $468 for another windsock at the airport to $700,000 for a new fire truck, Mankato is set to spend $21.8 million in its capital budget in 2022.
MANKATO — The Mankato School District is buying a vacant building that will become a new early learning center. An existing property tax levy will be increased to pay for the building.
NORTH MANKATO — Something odd happens when you host a ceremony to recognize the life-saving efforts of first responders: They are visibly uncomfortable.
An 83-year-old metal artist who was attacked with a hammer by an acquaintance is back at home recovering while the suspected assailant has been charged with felonies.
MANKATO — Edward Inch, in his first year as Minnesota State University’s president, told listeners he had noticed something different about the Centennial Student Union when he walked in Sunday morning: “It smelled fantastic.”
The young woman staring at the faces of court clerks, a judge and her landlord’s lawyer on Zoom did not start crying because she failed to grasp what was happening.
MANKATO — After five years of discussion and design work, a 10-month demonstration project is set to begin in late April to study the positive and negative repercussions of reducing the number of lanes on Riverfront Drive through Old Town.
From his early years in St. Peter, where he was born in 1951 and graduated from high school in 1969, Mark Halverson held emphatic beliefs about the world.
When kids return to Kiwanis Camp Patterson on Lake Washington next year they’ll find a bigger dining hall that will be air conditioned and insulated, as well as other renovations at the camp.
Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech at Mankato West High School 60 years ago on Nov. 12. Hear reflections from local leaders about what it means today. In honor of the anniversary, the Minnesota State University Kessel Peace Institute is sharing a short version of the full documentary it i…
Many people don’t have much choice about when they retire. Illness, job loss or caretaking responsibilities push them out of the labor force, ready or not.
MANKATO — More than 400 children between ages 5-11 received COVID-19 vaccines over the first few days they became available in the south-central region.
Emily Kimball is a “triple-threater” of a different sort in Bethany Lutheran College’s production of “The Snow Queen,” which opens Friday in the Sig Lee Theatre of the Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center.
MANKATO — Two graduates of Butterfield’s small high school have dedicated their time to providing aid to Minnesotans injured in military battles and those who suffer from illnesses tied to their time in the service.
The 36th Holiday Sharing Tree project is underway, with a special piece of the past to help celebrate the annual event that provides gifts to those in need in Blue Earth and Nicollet counties.
MANKATO — A 51-unit affordable housing project next to Rosa Parks Elementary School should be under construction next month and open to tenants in a year after the Mankato City Council agreed to fill the final gap in the development’s financing plan. And the council cleared space for a devel…
age 73, formerly LeSueur died on 11/29, 2021. Survivors, wife, Muriel, brother. Bradley (Jean) Nyblom & sister-in-law, Monica Nyblom. Visitation Noon until 2 p.m. Monday December 13, 2021 at the Kolden Funeral Home in LeSueur. www.koldenfuneralhome.com
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