MANKATO — An oversight at Riverfront Hy-Vee’s pharmacy in Mankato recently led to 62 patients receiving diluted first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
MANKATO — A parent of high school athletes is alleging the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Public School District unlawfully banned him from attending home basketball games for the remainder of the season after several instances where he had take his mask off for medical reasons.
Doctors believe a 19-year-old from Mankato had a mysterious inflammatory syndrome that strikes a small percentage of young people who have had COVID-19.
NEW ULM — Five people are facing charges after repeat burglaries involving valuable vintage comic books at the same residence and the recovery of a stolen Sasquatch and nearly 2 pounds of marijuana.
MANKATO — A consultant is recommending Mankato move forward with a $6 million air traffic control tower at its municipal airport, but some City Council members remain hesitant considering the pandemic-related plunge in air travel.
MANKATO — South-central Minnesota’s COVID-19 positivity rate rose for the third straight week, although it remains below the key 5% threshold.
MANKATO — Newly released survey results show vaping rates leveled out among Minnesota high schoolers in 2020, while remaining at epidemic levels.
Lawmakers appear ready to spend more state funding than ever to expand Minnesota’s broadband internet, but questions remain over how best to use that money.
MANKATO — Two southern Minnesota State Patrol troopers were honored for saving a man they found unconscious in subzero temperatures in Mankato.
MANKATO — Upcoming blood drives in the Mankato area will help make up for donations lost during the country’s recent rash of severe weather.
A number of new development projects are in the works, but one that many had been looking forward to — a new Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen — is not going to happen.
Teacher Joel Boehlke has a new ride to take ice fishing on his day off Friday thanks to a special student and many other supporters.
MANKATO — Larry Van Tol was a bighearted man with a keen entrepreneurial mind who helped build Hilltop Florist into a major destination for a legion of faithful customers.
MANKATO — For the third straight year, Mankato’s annual bond sale, which generates millions of dollars for street and sewer projects, has been newsier than one might anticipate.
Gov. Tim Walz unveiled a $518 million infrastructure proposal Monday, far smaller than his infrastructure spending recommendations in previous years and with few local projects.
NORTH MANKATO — The North Mankato City Council is poised to move ahead with $5 million in upgrades to the Caswell Park softball fields, soccer complex and to finalize design plans for an indoor recreation facility.
MANKATO — Two years after a home invasion and beating led to the death of a rural Mankato woman, investigators think they know what happened. But they need help proving it.
MANKATO — Police are looking for a bearded man in a brown truck who reportedly assaulted a stranger Sunday afternoon outside a Mankato residence.
LE SUEUR — When artist Craig Kotasek saw an antique printing press firsthand at an exhibit in Minneapolis two decades ago, he noticed a resemblance to the agriculture equipment he’d grown up around as a kid living on a farm near Le Sueur.
A majority of area respondents say they agree with the city of North Mankato’s plans for the Norwood Inn site, according to a Free Press online question.
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.
NORTH MANKATO — When her students at Maple River West Elementary School in Good Thunder began receiving meals and snacks through Feeding Our Communities Partners Backpack Food Program a few years ago, teacher Brandee Shoemaker was determined to give back.
No one was surprised that Merriam-Webster picked “pandemic” as its word of the year. Also making the Top 10 were “quarantine” and “asymptomatic.”
- Popeyes not coming to Mankato, other developments moving forward
- After loan default, Jordan Sands property could be sold for $8M
- Student-led fundraiser gets Cleveland teacher a new wheelchair
- Man charged after high-speed chase on Highway 60
- A Life Remembered: Hilltop Florist co-owner demonstrated keen business sense, shared big heart
- New leads needed in unsolved homicide
- North Mankato planning $5M in Caswell complex upgrades
- Busy street construction season ahead for Mankato
- Ex-teacher sent to prison forchild pornography
- Two troopers honored for saving man in sub-zero temperatures