MANKATO — Mankato West High School’s Orchesis dance team show has been rescheduled to today at 7 p.m. following the cancellation of their Jan. 17 performance due to winter weather. A second performance is rescheduled for Monday at 7 p.m. 

MANKATO — Mankato West High School’s Orchesis dance team show has been rescheduled to today at 7 p.m. following the cancellation of their Jan. 17 performance due to winter weather.

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The snow may have stopped falling, but the wrath of a winter storm left area residents to deal with six inches of new snow in frigid temperatures and bone-chilling gusts of wind on Saturday. 

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Q: When Blue Earth County put in the new Justice Center, if I remember right they drilled like 500 wells for a geothermal heating/cooling system. I’m just wondering how that is panning out. I’ve never heard anything about their electric bill or heating bill.

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When major companies started toying around with new technologies to make fake meat from plant material or started growing real meat in labs a few years ago, I wasn’t sure they were going to be a true threat to livestock producers and farmers.

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Mail: The Mankato and North Mankato post offices and the Madison East branch will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Residential mail will not be delivered. Service windows will be closed and mail will not be sorted to lock boxes.Free Press delivery: Mail subscribe…

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Beginning in the 1850s, minutes of the Nicollet County Board meetings contain written descriptions and maps that defined the boundaries of the county’s school districts as they were formed. The Nicollet County Historical Society’s archives include maps from as far back as 1885 that show the …

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Day 1 of a two-day winter storm arrived on schedule Friday with a half-foot of snow.

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MANKATO — The largest private investment in Mankato’s Old Town business district in a half-century has received approval from state and municipal officials and could be underway by early spring.

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Karl O. Friedrichs is being suspended from practicing law for at least 90 days following a finding of professional misconduct by the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility.

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The Waseca police officer who was shot in the head by a wanted man is now sitting up with assistance and will need surgery to fix skull fractures.

ST. PETER — Forecasts of bad weather Saturday have prompted organizers to cancel an area gathering that had been planned in conjunction with a nationwide movement to highlight women’s engagement in voting, democracy and other issues.

MANKATO — “This is Who We Are” would be an apt title for the cover of a not-yet-published collection of works by people who represent the area’s variety of cultures.

MANKATO — While statewide influenza cases dipped in recent weeks, January is shaping up to be the busiest month of the season so far for clinics in the Mankato area.

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Many Minnesota farmers, including some in the Mankato region, will be barred from applying fertilizer in the fall or applying it on frozen ground as the state tries to reduce nitrates in drinking water.

MANKATO — Rasmussen College is updating its name. But the change won’t mean any programming or staffing changes at the Mankato campus, its director says.

MANKATO — Developers of a new Marriott Hotel were planning to bring their final designs to the Mankato Planning Commission Wednesday.

MANKATO — A new study suggests timing is everything, at least when it comes to getting the most out of your knee replacement surgery.

NORTH MANKATO — The city of North Mankato is open to changing around a proposed ordinance to regulate so-called “natural lawns” and pollinator gardens, but some critics say city officials could do with less rules.

A search warrant application filed by the Minnesota Bureau of Apprehension in the shooting of officer Arik Matson last Monday recently was made public.

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MANKATO — For the past decade, apartment and home construction has largely focused on the northeast edge of Mankato. Then development land and roads became available north and east of the new Prairie Winds Middle School, accelerating construction there.

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As U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar prepared Tuesday for the last Democratic presidential primary debate before the Iowa caucuses, her local supporters were ready to drive down to Des Moines to help her capture attention.

A man allegedly was intoxicated when he nearly struck a police officer and hit a parked vehicle while fleeing after a fight in Mankato early Sunday morning.

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MANKATO — The Mankato City Council approved a naming-rights deal Monday night making the civic center the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center for at least the next five years.

Obituaries

Wayne H. Fahning, 77 of St. Peter, passed Saturday, January 18, 2020. Memorial service: 11:00am Friday, January 24th at Trinity Lutheran, St. Peter. Visitation: 4:00-7:00pm Thursday at St. Peter Funeral Home and 10:00am Friday at church. www.saintpeterfuneralhome.com

82, passed away at home in Green Valley, AZ on January 1, 2020. She retired after teaching Art at Minnesota State University - Mankato. Arrangements were made by Green Valley Mortuary.

Jennie Ullestad, 96, of Mankato, MN, formerly of Thompson, IA, died Thursday at Laurels Edge Assisted Living in Mankato. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 22nd at 11:00 AM at Bethany Lutheran Church, Thompson. Her family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the…