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We’ve had four years to listen to pundits and others talk about the impact of Donald Trump’s presidency and its impact on the country by and large, but there have been fewer analyses, it seems, on just what his presidency meant for business and the economy.

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Masked and mic’d up with a cooler set in the middle and a few shared beers, SoMN podcast records its weekly show at Bolton & Menk’s studio in downtown Mankato. Doing what?

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MANKATO — Mankato Kiwanis President Laura Stevens, striving to list her club’s achievements throughout its long history, cited Camp Patterson, Thunder of Drums and Holiday Lights at Sibley Park.

Nothing sparks procrastination quite like a to-do list of financial tasks. Sometimes the only thing scarier than making a financial choice in the first place is making the WRONG choice, which can happen when you don’t totally understand what you’re doing. In that sense, the default — standin…

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Three Fox News hosts — Maria Bartiromo, Lou Dobbs and Jeanine Pirro — are seeking the dismissal of claims against them and their employer as part of a $2.7 billion libel lawsuit brought by the voting technology company Smartmatic.

MANKATO — The public is invited to virtually attend Greater Mankato Growth’s annual meeting March 9 featuring keynote speaker Ross Bernstein.

MANKATO — With the application deadline fast approaching, nearly $800,000 in grants remain available for businesses and nonprofits in Blue Earth County that experienced pandemic-related revenue reductions.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has wasted no time in dumping a batch of major Trump administration policies. He rejoined the Paris climate agreement. He ended a ban on travelers from mostly Muslim countries. He canceled the Keystone XL oil pipeline. He reversed a ban on transgender pe…

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MANKATO — Five trails in Mankato and Blue Earth County are likely to soon be officially designated as a “regional trail system,” opening the way for access to millions of dollars in Legacy Act grants.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota House Republicans laid out a roadmap Monday for lifting the state's coronavirus restrictions on businesses with a goal of letting them return to full operations by May 1.

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MANKATO — After 25 years of Mankato and North Mankato struggling to reach agreement on how to improve the Highway 169 corridor through the two communities, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is warning that a deadline for finding consensus is fast approaching.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring has weakened for six straight months. Nearly 10 million jobs remain lost since the coronavirus struck. And this week, the Congressional Budget Office forecast that employment won't regain its pre-pandemic level until 2024.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden panned a Republican alternative to his $1.9 trillion COVID rescue plan as insufficient Tuesday as Senate Democrats pushed ahead, voting to launch a process that could approve his sweeping rescue package on their own, if Republicans refuse to support it.

MANKATO — A project to fill the vacant Gander Mountain/Gordman’s building and plans for two new apartment buildings in Mankato will be competing with projects across Minnesota for state redevelopment grants.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden met for two hours late Monday with a group of Republican senators who have proposed a slimmed down $618 billion coronavirus aid package that is only a fraction of the $1.9 trillion he is seeking. Skeptical Democrats vowed to push ahead in Congress with o…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama surrounding the trading in shares of GameStop, AMC Entertainment, Blackberry and other beaten-down companies has suddenly thrust Wall Street near the top of a crowded list of issues that President Joe Biden's regulatory team needs to tackle early in its term.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has asked the Supreme Court to put off arguments over two controversial Trump administration policies that have been challenged in court now that President Joe Biden has taken steps to unwind them.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour has emerged as an early flashpoint in the fight for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, testing President Joe Biden's ability to bridge Washington's partisan divides as he pursues his first major legi…

MANKATO — A second scooter-sharing company contacted the city of Mankato this week about placing its electric scooters on municipal sidewalks for rent by the general public.

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Across most of America, GameStop is just a place to buy a video game. On Wall Street, though, it's become a battleground where swarms of smaller investors see themselves making an epic stand against the 1%.

Gov. Tim Walz hopes to increase taxes on the top 0.7% of Minnesotans and give tax breaks to more than 1 million residents as part of a state budget proposal for the next two years.

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Answering growing frustration over vaccine shortages, President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the U.S. is surging deliveries to hard-pressed states over the next three weeks and expects to provide enough doses to vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of the summer or early fall.

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Navigating the array of financial choices to maintain a comfortable living while ensuring a secure retirement is difficult for people at any age or income level.

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Hundreds of rentable motorized scooters could be coming to the streets of Mankato under a pair of proposals being considered by the city and by Minnesota State University.

MANKATO — A $48 million redevelopment project planned for the downtown Hy-Vee site would create 29 jobs, retain 85 others and generate more than $220,000 in property taxes, according to an application for a state economic development grant.

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When husband and wife duo Ben and Sara Hansen opened Functional Chiropractic Rehab in Mankato in May of 2020, they knew there would be plenty of competition, with over a dozen chiropractors in town.

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Harold Enamorado – owner of Cala Contemporary Woodwork in New Ulm – may be one of the only people whose custom furniture business is located in an old water treatment plant.

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