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MANKATO — Though U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn has promised at least 21 town halls across the 21 counties that make up his southern Minnesota congressional district, critics say the Blue Earth Republican needs to be more transparent and meet with more of his constituents.

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MANKATO — While Ruth Dutler was closing her Vintage Mall in the former Dutler's Bowl building a couple of weeks ago, a landmark piece of Mankato-North Mankato history disappeared from atop the business' sign.

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MANKATO — Evelyn Adams helped plant numerous trees at area parks before her untimely death, so her friends and family gathered Monday to dedicate a tree in her honor.

MANKATO — A Rochester man faces burglary and gun charges after allegedly assaulting a man in a Mankato hotel room Friday morning.

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MANKATO — With the thunderstorms and rain safely to the east, crowds nearly doubled on the second day of the Minnesota Air Spectacular, with a second chance to see the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds after severe weather led to the cancellation of their scheduled performance the first day.

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Fans who went back to the Minnesota Air Spectacular on Sunday were treated to a great show featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds after their performance was canceled by the weather Saturday.

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MANKATO — Before the Mankato air show started today, a small aircraft on the ground tipped over at the Mankato Regional Airport because of wind from another aircraft.

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The Minnesota Air Spectacular show, 2019 edition, took to the skies on a sunny afternoon at the Mankato Regional Airport on Saturday. Various information booths and vendors lined the airfield for the crowds to visit before or during the show. As clouds began to loom in the distance, a variet…

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MANKATO — Winter was brutal. Go to work in the morning before the sun would even begin to rise, then come back home from the office with the sun hanging onto threads at the horizon.

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A designer clothing and accessories boutique in the new Union Market raises funds for S.S. Boutique, a nonprofit that provides free apparel and home goods to families. 

MANKATO -- Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation awarded $7,200 worth of paint from Ace Hardware to eight communities across the region through its Paint the Town Grant Program.

Clay Joseph Hawn, 37, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, was northbound on the highway in a Nissan Altima when he went off the road a little after 8 a.m. Friday.

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MANKATO — If you're one of the 30,000 to 40,000 people expected to attend the Minnesota Air Spectacular for either the Saturday or the Sunday show, you shouldn't expect to cruise right into — and especially right out of — the Mankato Regional Airport.

MANKATO — The annual Raw Fusion fashion show set a donation record this year with $40,000 to the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund.

Local veterans and advocates are celebrating the reversal of a longstanding policy withholding Veterans Affairs benefits from certain Vietnam War vets who were exposed to the toxic herbicide Agent Orange.

MANKATO — Imagine a weeklong camp that includes everything from virtual reality at Microsoft to a sit-down with Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve.

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MANKATO — The Minnesota River Valley — from the Highway 169 corridor to the quarries to Riverfront Drive — will be dramatically transformed in coming years if the centerpiece of Mankato's five-year strategic plan comes to fruition.