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CINCINNATI — An Ohio sheriff wearing white gloves displayed a sword wielded in the American Revolution and by a future U.S. president in the War of 1812, and pledged Wednesday an exhaustive investigation to determine whether it’s the one that disappeared from Cincinnati four decades ago.

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Arts Center of St. Peter — Wood engravers’ third triennial exhibition Friday through Dec. 29 at 315 S.Minnesota Ave., St. Peter. Reception 3-5 p.m. Saturday. Hours: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Friday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

You know, I was going along just fine minding my own business. I didn’t need to see that. And my day would have been a whole heckuva lot better if I’d just scrolled on past and not read it. I would have been completely content chuckling to myself over videos of people falling down (which is …

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Blue Earth County Historical Society History Center, Mankato — Bend of the River Photography Club’s exhibit “Then and Now” through December and “Believe it or Not: Our Strange and Curious Collection” through Dec. 21 at 424 Warren St. Anniversary week hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through S…

When Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mankato held its first Nordic Bazaar in 1919, church leaders served oyster stew for 35 cents and raised $160 for mission outreach. Every year since then, volunteers have prepared a diverse array of Norwegian baked goods and crafts to celebrate that heritage.…

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The essays are older — primarily from the mid-1990s — for publications such as Smithsonian's Air & Space Magazine and Outside magazine, but "Classic Krakauer: Essays on Wilderness and Risk" is very Jon Krakauer: At once astute and descriptive, the author combines journalistic research wi…

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Edward Snowden is mostly self-invented, the fruit of his own ingenuity. If hacking, purely defined, consists of devising the simplest, most elegant way of getting what you want, then Snowden excelled at it, beginning when he set back every clock in the house at age 6 so he could stay up past…

Janesville church plans dinner

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Weighing in with an opinion about the work of a true genius is an intimidating proposition. Yet here we are with me chiming in on the work of Nobel laureate Bob Dylan, who played a sold-out concert in Mankato Thursday.

It's safe to say that — with a weekend full of events to honor the 40th anniversary of the installation of their historic Dobson Opus 10 Organ — Bethany Lutheran College is pulling out all the stops on this one. 

Rasmussen to offer virtual job fair

Obituaries

Joy Diane Schulz, 71, died October 29, 2019, in Burnsville, Minnesota, from complications related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Joy was born in Mankato, Minnesota, to Roy and Velma (Juliar) Schulz, and graduated from St. Clair High School and Mankato State University. Joy taught …