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.

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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.

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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.

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Minnesota State was fortunate to get into the NCAA II men’s basketball tournament. Northwest Missouri State is the defending national champion.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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By now, you've probably gotten over the anger and disappointment, gotten past denial and accepted the fate.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Minnesota State football program was still a relative newcomer in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference heading into the 2013 season.

Obituaries

Vernon T. Brown, 81 of St. Peter and formerly Milaca, passed December 4, 2019. Service: 11:00am Friday, December 27th - Catholic Church of St. Peter, St. Peter with visitation at 10:00am. Condolences can be left at www.saintpeterfuneralhome.com.

Karen Laray Fischer, age 74, of Eagle Lake passed away on November 30, 2019. Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements. Karen was born on April 24, 1945. She cared deeply for her family and friends, and had a strong affection for plants and animals. She was known for her sen…