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."
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My fellow Minnesotans, we are in a crisis and it is past time to address it. The most vulnerable of our people cannot survive unless we take action. People of faith and decency need to band together to demand we raise the wages of the folks that take care of our developmentally disabled, our…
There is no law that requires a presidential candidate to divulge their tax statements. Prior to 2016, it was assumed that most people would not vote for any candidate not providing this information.
Since 1983, communities nationwide have gathered on the third Monday of January to commemorate the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
It is very disturbing to see that Mayo is spending $600,000 for naming rights for the civic center at a time when the hospital still has hospital rooms with two beds in the same room.
Ronald J. Strong passed away on February 17, 2020 at the age of 87 years. He was born and raised in the Mankato area.Preceded in death by wife, Jeane and infant daughter, Teresa. Survived by children, Allen, Roy, Jeanie Murray (Tim) and Misty Gilbertson (Brian); grandchildren, Jason, Kelsey,…
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