After several freezing nights, it’s easy to see who the tough guys are out in the garden.
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.
The Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra is inviting community members to come “twist and shout” with a “Back to the 60s” fall concert including songs from The Beatles and more.
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Amber Blood got to Chico on Nov. 8, 2018, wearing pink slacks and her favorite white peacoat. It was all she had left.
Adoption is a big theme in the Merely Players’ production of “Annie,” both for the show and for the two lead actors.
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.
When you think about it, deciding as a high school theater program to roll out “Pride and Prejudice” — based on the Jane Austen book that came out a bajillion years ago — seems like a risky move.
NEW YORK — There’s something circular about Matt Vogel’s career, which is perfectly appropriate for the star of an educational children’s show.
As I savor one of my just-picked American persimmons (Diospyros virginiana), I’m reminded how this fruit — and a few other delectable fruits — would never sell. Why not? Because they’re ugly!
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 …
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.…
With the warm tolerable days of fall long gone, it’s time to pare down the list of what absolutely has to get done outside…and what can wait till next year! There is always next year, right?
Q. I have been trying to increase my fiber intake by eating more vegetables and switching to wheat bread. Do you have any other suggewstions?
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…
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…
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Lizzo is sharing writing credit on her hit song “Truth Hurts” with the creator behind the song’s signature line, but not with two other writers who claim they also contributed to the track.
NEW YORK — Post Malone is the top contender at the 2019 American Music Awards, where Taylor Swift has a chance to moonwalk past Michael Jackson’s record for most wins at the show.
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.
Stop complaining. You know as well as I do that public radio stations need listener support to keep the airwaves humming with great local content, and they don’t need you bellyaching about having to sit through a pledge drive.
SALT LAKE CITY — On a quiet morning outside a library in Salt Lake City, about 70 people are kicking and slicing at the air as they practice the ancient martial art of tai chi.
Tree roots may seem like a really boring subject, I know. However, trees are the anchors and framework of our landscape. They provide shade, breeze, spring flowers, fall colors, homes for creatures (wanted and unwanted) and in some cases food for us.
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 …
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