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In a wetland area a few miles west of St. Peter, ducks bobbed on a recent day on the water’s surface. Mallards and blue-winged teal took flight as an eagle swooped into the group in search of a meal.

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MANKATO — The decision by the School Sisters of Notre Dame to sell its property on Good Counsel Hill has created challenges for nonprofits now housed on the campus.

MAPLETON — Four law enforcement officers were recognized by a state policing organization for their non-lethal response to a hostage situation in Mapleton in 2019.

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NEW ULM — The longtime mayor of New Ulm is retiring due to health issues and an appointee will take his place.

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ST. JAMES — The city of St. James has suspended its eviction of the Watonwan County Humane Society and will consider selling the city property to the organization.

MADISON LAKE — A Madison Lake business owner who fired a shotgun into the sky and drove an ATV while intoxicated was sentenced to probation.

MANKATO — Two clients of the South Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center, located at Minnesota State University, were selected to receive Launch Minnesota innovation grants.

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It’s clear the Minnesota Legislature is looking to make a large investment on broadband this year. What’s not so clear is how lawmakers plan to do it, or where the money’s going to come from.

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MANKATO — A $7.2 million makeover of Riverfront Drive through Old Town has been denied federal funding, although city officials may still decide to move forward with the project.

State officials are asking the Minnesota Legislature for $17.8 million to renovate Minnesota Sex Offender Program buildings inside the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center.

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MANKATO — With hopes that the pandemic might be ebbing and even Mother Nature looking like she can’t wait for the summer of 2021 to begin, Mankato city officials are contemplating a return to something resembling normalcy.

ST. CLAIR — A man is facing a sixth DWI charge for allegedly driving an ATV while intoxicated through rural Blue Earth County.

MADELIA — A rural Madelia home was destroyed by fire believed to have started from a cigarette dropped into grass.

MANKATO — A man already well-known to Mankato police allegedly stabbed a stranger because the victim would not share his alcohol. He then reportedly bragged about it to other people he did not know.

MANKATO — A Mankato resident reportedly awoke to a man he didn’t know standing over him.

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ST. PETER — Does wool processing make you think of a beloved granny hunching over her spinning wheel by the light of a roaring fireplace?

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Voting begins April 4