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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.

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Anna Sunderman slipped a positive note of encouragement under the door of a dorm room in Preska Residence Community on Thursday.

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.

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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.

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(This version corrects the duration of time the painting "Landscape With Rainbow" was displayed at the White House).

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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