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.
Mankato’s largest city park, “Sibley,” was named for fur trader, Minnesota territorial delegate, second territorial governor of Minnesota and first state governor, Henry Hastings Sibley.
Watching 90 minutes of press conferences by Gov. Mark Dayton, GOP Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and Speaker Kurt Daudt commenting on the vetoes of supplemental spending and tax bills leaves one with a summary conclusion about who won here: Nobody. And certainly not the citizens of Minnesota.
Many folks seem to agree that this community needs a domed practice facility, capable of hosting games for some sports and practices for others during the inevitable bad weather.
It was just like old times Friday: An irate Ron Gardenhire kicking dirt over home plate while jawing at an umpire who promptly ejected him from the game.
Usually, by the time the last winter-season state tournament is finished, we can see the beginning of the spring sports schedule.
Mike Moustakas is a two-time All-Star who hit 38 home runs last season and hit free agency this winter expecting a big, long-term payday.
There have been seasons when the Minnesota State men's basketball team had an impressive, athletic roster, but the results didn't reflect the talent.
Exactly a century ago the Boston Red Sox had a weak lineup and an ace pitcher who could hit a bit. So they decided to play him in the outfield between starts.
Waiting is the hardest part, but the Minnesota State men's basketball team still has a good chance to receive an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament.
It was one of the most disappointing games in his young coaching career, but Matt Fletcher didn't want his Bethany Lutheran men's basketball team looking back at last season's loss to St. Scholastica in the semifinals of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference tournament.
Mark Esch knew that one day, he'd returning to coaching, but even he was surprised at how much of a void there would be when he wasn't involved in high-school football.
All week, various players from the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles talked about the 10 days leading up to the Super Bowl, how the practices and media requirements took more energy than playing in the game itself.
It’s been a long week, wandering miles and miles around Mall of America or traveling through Minneapolis and St. Paul, watching how different folks are approaching the upcoming Super Bowl.
Minnesotans love their own, and in the Mankato area, we're not shy about reminding others that Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen spent four years going to college at Minnesota State.
You expect college basketball teams to win at home, and the Minnesota State men’s team has done that, going 5-2 even with crowd support not creating any sort of advantage.
When Zack Annexstad was a young football player, he attended camps at the University of Minnesota, hoping one day to wear the maroon and gold.
Four years ago, Teddy Bridgewater was a highly touted first-round draft choice, and Adam Thielen was the undrafted rookie, fresh off one season on the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad.
It’s finally here. The Minnesota State football team plays at Sioux Falls on Saturday, which has been an intriguing date since the schedule came out, and as expected, there’s plenty riding on the outcome.
After eight games last season, the Minnesota Vikings were 5-3, though they had lost the last three. Fans were still holding on to hope, though the season seemed to be slipping away, with the starting quarterback, running back and just about all the offensive linemen injured.
For the last three weeks, since Winona State traveled to South Dakota and defeated Sioux Falls 31-13, fans of Minnesota State football have looked forward to a game between the Mavericks and Winona State at Blakeslee Stadium.
Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia didn't square off against each other in the ALCS, but the two veteran power pitchers certainly mattered.
The postseason — Justin Verlander's outing Saturday for Houston notwithstanding — has put an exclamation point on the message of the regular season:
For the last three years, principal Trent Langemo has been trying to enhance the homecoming spirit at Kasson-Mantorville, building school and community spirit and adding to the educational experience for the students.
There will never be enough good hunting land. At least that seems to be the sentiment these days when we look at declining wildlife and hunter numbers.
The Minnesota State football program was still a relative newcomer in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference heading into the 2013 season.
Doris Elayne Ronne, 93, formerly of Lake Crystal, passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Waters Edge in Mankato. Private burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Mankato. Woodland Hills Funeral Home of Mankato is in charge of arrangements. Doris Elayne was born on May 9, 1927 in Lake Cryst…
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