MANKATO — A workshop aimed at getting farmers $4 or more for their corn is scheduled for Mankato on Jan. 9.

A Waseca sheriff deputy who was badly burned by a power line has been released from the hospital.

MANKATO — Up to two dozen low-income area residents were left without heat for a while during this colder-than-usual week of November.

MANKATO — Horizon Homes in Mankato has received a Circle of Excellence award from the state Department of Human Services.

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Virtually all of the staff at United Prairie Bank are Mankato area natives, leading to an understanding of the area and a dedication to giving back, according to Doug Lago, market president of the bank.

November’s record cold temperatures have had Minnesotans grumbling, but Missouri residents got our cold weather — along with our farm odors.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday Highway 14 was not selected for its Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development or BUILD grant program.

FARIBAULT — Southern Minnesota has seen tornadoes, flooding and severe winter storms in the past couple of years — and an event taking place tonight aims to get residents better prepared for the next emergency.

Blue Earth County

MANKATO — Construction of a $3.2 million three-story building on the 500 block of North Riverfront Drive — the largest new investment in Mankato’s Old Town since the 1960s — is contingent on $223,000 in tax-increment financing, the City Council was told Tuesday night.

MANKATO — Planned renovations at the Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society would allow the nonprofit to handle more spaying and neutering on site.

A ceremony that commenced in the Maple River High School gymnasium and concluded at a frigid Highway 22 wayside on the north end of Mapleton Monday had its beginnings 75 years ago in the midst of World War II.

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MANKATO — Using the four cardinal virtues — prudence, justice, courage, temperance — to frame the context of what those in the military need in times of war, the Rev. Steven Reagles told a group gathered on the Bethany Lutheran College campus that wars have always created chaos for the world.

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The situation is grim: A hemotoxic poison has been unleashed and is quickly spreading around the world. Scientists are frantically scrambling to discover an anti-toxin, but people are already succumbing to the disease.

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For shoppers visiting the John Lind House on Sunday, the atmosphere was just as much the attraction as the crafts, pottery and other art for sale. This historic home, built in 1887 in New Ulm by Minnesota’s former governor of the same name, was one of 20 venues opened up to the public this p…

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BLUE EARTH — Retired Cmdr. Jean (Kohlmeyer) Witter entered the Navy Woman’s Officer training program in 1969 during the vanguard of the program.

Q: At the Hilltop Hy-Vee on the southwest side of the parking lot, they had some collection bins. You could throw any kind of fabric in there, even old underwear, and it would be recycled. Now the bins are gone. I asked Hy-Vee, and they said they weren’t connected with that. I have stuff I’d…

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MANKATO — State lawmakers, visiting Mankato last month to view a $2.3 million funding request from the city, were repeatedly told that the rapid erosion of a Minnesota River bank was an immediate threat to a major Mankato well.

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For one 2.5-acre slice of Mankato, south-central Minnnesotans won’t have to wonder when winter will come to an end. Spring-like temperatures and green snow-free turf are scheduled for Nov. 25 on the southeastern edge of the Minnesota State University campus.

Obituaries

Craig Douglas Nielsen, age 64, of St. Peter, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at Northview-North Mankato Mortua…

64, of St. Peter, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Funeral Service, Saturday, November 16, 2019, 11:00a.m., Northview-North Mankato Mortuary. Visitation, Friday, 5-8p.m. at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary and one hour before service. Burial, Calvary Cemetery. www.mankatomortuary.com