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“OK boomer” is the slang phrase used by millennials to call out or dismiss out-of-touch or close-minded opinions associated with the baby boomers and older people in general.

LAKE CRYSTAL — Two Vernon Center children were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries Friday after a crash on Highway 60 in Lake Crystal.

NEW ULM — State investigators suspect a patient was given too much Valium at the regional detox center in Brown County.

St. James and the Small Business Development Center in Mankato received grants from Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation to help promote business growth.

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After contract negotiations with management hit an impasse, unionized nurses from Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato picketed outside the hospital Thursday.

Shirley Ann Weimern, 59, was charged with felony assault with a dangerous weapon as well as gross misdemeanor counts of assault.

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With another harvest behind them, farmers are beginning to sit down with their landlords to look at farm land rental contracts for the year ahead. In most cases, it’s the landlords who hold the cards.

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MANKATO — A new 117-room Marriott hotel would be the latest in a string of recent multi-million investments in downtown Mankato under a proposal coming before the Mankato Economic Development Authority Monday.

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Australian artist Guido van Helten has added figures to his work on the west side of the Ardent Mills silos in Mankato during the last few weeks. He hopes to work a bit longer before plummeting temperatures force him to pause for the winter.

MANKATO — Programs for boys, youths with disabilities and survivors of domestic violence will be among the beneficiaries of Mankato Marathon fundraising in 2020.

MANKATO — After bringing a “green wave” to traffic signals on Highway 169 in St. Peter last summer, state transportation workers are looking to do the same on Highways 22 and 169 in Mankato starting next week.

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A day after issuing an executive order stating that “climate change is an existential threat that impacts all Minnesotans,” Gov. Tim Walz was in Mankato Tuesday to reinforce the message.

The co-presidents of the Bridges Advisory Committee don't yet have a proposed location or any other specifics for their idea. They're starting with gauging interest and hope to build a “ground swell” of support.

The felony robbery charge to which Nicholas Jamal Miller, 19, pleaded guilty, will be reduced to a misdemeanor if he completes probation. 

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MANKATO — Blue Earth County officials say it could cost $1.5 million to $2 million to repair the Rapidan Dam after this spring’s flooding, with another $1 million needed to improve the structure.

Obituaries

Doris Anderson age 83 died Thursday, December 05, 2019. Memorial service 1:30 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2019, Trinity Lutheran Church, Madelia. Visitation one hour before service. Survived by husband, Eugene, Madelia, daughter, Maren, Fargo. Arrangements Mankato Mortuary.

Ronald D. Arndt, 87 of St. Peter passed away on December 7, 2019. Memorial service: 2:00pm, Saturday, December 14th at Union Presbyterian, St. Peter. Visitation: 4:00-6:00pm Friday at St. Peter Funeral Home and 1:00pm at church Saturday.