Our nation’s capital offers a rich variety of museums that appeal to multiple interests, including art, air and space, U.S. history, native peoples history and culture, as well as the newest building focused on African American history and culture.
As an auto industry professional who has purchased thousands of used vehicles, I know how important it is that insurance total loss vehicles be branded as salvage.
A plan that calls for adding another sheet of ice to All Seasons Arena seems both reasonable and affordable and would likely make a big difference for supporting youth recreation, hockey and skating in the region.
Doug Bengtson's Feb. 12 letter to the editor said, in part, "....We tell our children (to) act like a grown person then we see a person we are supposed to respect act like this."
If the Minnesota Republican Party feels a need to continue playing the big city-bad, small town-good narrative, Minnesotans got a good dose of it Monday.
In a recent town hall in Spring Valley, Congressman Jim Hagedorn responded to a question about recent efforts he supported that would cut thousands of Americans from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and about food security among children. He claimed people should be encouraged t…
One of the genuine strengths of this nation’s economic system is that we have managed over the past century-plus to insulate monetary and banking policy from the political winds.
For decades, the nation's media have covered, and amplified, the controversies of rap music, from the hype of the East Coast-West Coast rivalry that framed the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. in the 1990s, to last year's murder of Los Angeles rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle.
A lot of Minnesota high school students have been shortchanged by their own school administrators who should get a failing grade for not providing accurate, up-to-date and complete information about the Postsecondary Enrollment Options or PSEO program.
I didn’t experience The Great Depression or the farm crisis of the 1980s. However, many “yes” voters in the Maple River district behave like those events regarding credit and inflation never occurred.
A hard-working, forthright, intelligent senator from the Midwest got just what she needed for national recognition in the presidential primary: People of an East Coast state who paid attention.
Thumbs up to Blue Earth County’s plan to complete two trail segments in Mankato by 2021. Construction of the sections along Stoltzman Road and Victory Drive will improve safety for non-motorized travelers.
Ron Yezzi’s “My View” piece a couple of weeks ago used a plethora of words to extol the virtues of science in an apparent effort to describe Republicans as uneducated, archaic science deniers and to make a case for a more modern democracy.
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. That warning from Lord Acton echoes loudly today as President Donald Trump enjoys the knowledge that the Senate will not restrain him.
Ending child marriages by raising the minimum age to 18 is an idea long past due. Tuesday’s Free Press opinion page article made me aware of this important, common-sense legislation for the common good.
The Free Press was absolutely correct in its editorial calling on the Minnesota Legislature to pass legislation creating an emergency insulin fund that should be paid for, in part, by insulin manufacturers.
I love our community’s commitment to healthy living. Area support of the arts, youth sports, and outdoor amenities benefit us all and make our community a desirable destination for others.
This letter is to express our appreciation to various Mankato businesses for going above and beyond to help us after a Dec. 26 auto accident rendered our car inoperable.
The late January articles in the papers, pertaining to what a Lonsdale priest said during one of his sermons about Islam, makes me aware of how restricted the freedom of speech has become for certain segments of our society.
With the impeachment process ending in predictable fashion, the president has predictably expressed outrage that it was even considered. This is consistent with his apparent belief that he has never been wrong.
There’s a lot to dislike about President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal 2021. Liberal and conservative interest groups each could throw darts at a board and find something to criticize.
The impeachment hearings demonstrated conclusively that President Donald Trump attempted to influence the 2020 election by withholding military aid in order to strong-arm Ukraine into investigating his rival, Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
Loan sharks have long been around, loaning money to desperate people at exorbitant interest rates. Those mob-related sharks, operating outside the law, used the threat of violence if not paid back.
The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team’s victory over the favored team from the Soviet Union in the “Miracle on Ice” game may be the best remembered sporting event in U.S. history.
Proposed City Code changes in North Mankato would remove the two-year term for city administrator John Harrenstein and allow him to serve indefinitely or until he chooses to leave or the council chooses to end his contract.
The Maple River school district wants to build a new school with a price tag of $63.3 million and has decided to hold an election Feb. 11 instead of waiting until the November general election.
Donald John Trump was neither exonerated nor vindicated. In fact, if you paid close attention to what the 100 senators said, more than half of them found him guilty of at least one of the impeachment charges. Yes, they did — "Read the transcript."
If Bernie Sanders scares you a little bit, it's worth remembering that any sweeping legislation to the right or left requires agreement in Congress, which is why I'm hoping for a second Blue Wave and why you can hope for a Centrist Wave.
95, of Mankato, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020. Funeral Service will be at 11a.m., on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, with visitation from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at the church. www.saintpeterfuneralhome.com
85, Mankato, died Friday, February 21, 2020 at New Perspectives Senior Living in Mankato. Memorial Visitation will be Thursday, February 27, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary. Private family burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
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