ST. JAMES — Three people, including a 2-year-old, received non-life threatening injuries in a crash at 3:20 p.m. Friday near St. James.
For years, Mankato city leaders dreamed of a pedestrian bridge over the Blue Earth River to unite two of the city’s largest parks and to link regional bike trails currently divided by the river.
MANKATO — Mankato Area Public Schools is looking at a hybrid start to the school year but the final decision won’t be made until Aug. 21.
More rounds of COVID-19 relief funding awarded this summer are helping hospitals in Le Sueur, Madelia and Arlington respond to the pandemic.
Nick Hinz, branch president of Frandsen Bank, said choosing to build a new bank just across the main street in lower North Mankato was an obvious decision.
MANKATO — A man allegedly tackled his pregnant ex-girlfriend to the ground in July at her apartment in Mankato, according to charges filed against him this week.
Democrats haven’t had much success against Republican state Rep. Paul Torkelson of Lake Hanska. After a narrow victory in his first run for the Legislature in 2008, Torkelson has defeated every DFLer by 24 percentage points or more in subsequent elections.
MANKATO — After consistent placements in the top five from 2015 to 2018, Blue Earth County had the highest chlamydia rate among all counties in the state in 2019.
MADISON LAKE — A 66-year-old Faribault man died Tuesday evening from injuries he suffered in a bicycle-pickup crash a few hours earlier on a Sakatah Trail crossing.
BLUE EARTH — Two of the three men injured in two-vehicle crash between Blue Earth and Frost Wednesday morning were hospitalized at St. Marys in Rochester.
MANKATO — Bandmates of Minnesota Music Hall of Fame inductee Steve Murphy, a Mankato-based guitar player, singer and songwriter who died Sunday, say his talent was only eclipsed by his humility and kindness.
MANKATO — Charter Communications has opened a new store that provides customers in the Mankato area with a convenient option for adding or managing their Spectrum internet, television, mobile and voice services.
HENDERSON — After flooding forced its closure in late July, a section of Highway 93 between Henderson and Highway 169 will reopen at 4 p.m. today.
MANKATO — Mankato’s Department of Public Safety has been instituting for several years the policies and approaches to policing demanded nationwide in the wake of the George Floyd killing by a Minneapolis cop, officials told the City Council during a two-hour presentation Monday night.
A majority of area respondents support Minnesota’s recent guidelines to open public schools in the fall, according to a Free Press online question.
When Tim Hatlestad began woodworking, he was the same age as the third grade students he teaches at Bridges Community School in North Mankato.
MANKATO — More people in the Mankato area are buying campers, motorhomes and boats this summer compared to previous years; and that increased demand, compounded by the temporary shutdown of factories to quell the spread of COVID-19 in March and April, has left dealers in short supply this summer.
On a busy Saturday in July, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Jacob Swedberg was patrolling Big Floyd Lake near Detroit Lakes when he spotted a loon.
Goldie Kintzi, age 88 of St. James passed away on August 4, 2020 at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Society in St. James. Funeral services will be 2pm, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Albion Lutheran Church, rural St. James, with Rev. Bob Springer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cem…
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- Vetter Stone names new president
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- Backpack starts smoking after pursuit
- Bicyclist dies from injuries suffered in Sakatah Trail/county road crash
- Private schools prepare to reopen
- Child on bicycle injured in crash
- Updated: Driver dies in Hwy 99 crash near Montgomery
- Democrats' failures must be spotlighted
- Three area districts preparing for fall hybrids