MANKATO — Area counties are keeping an eye on how this year's tariffs on steel and aluminum could affect their bottom line.
MANKATO — An estimated 320,000 Minnesotans with Medicare Cost plans will see them soon disappear and are facing choices as they search for replacement plans.
NEW ULM — Sure, World War II vet Paul Wojahn uses a crutch, but not for walking. The 97-year-old rural New Ulm man finds it works as a tool on Wednesday mornings when he volunteers at the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 15 building.
Arts Center of St. Peter — “Man-made: Photography by Keith Bridges” and “A Lens on Death Valley: Photography by Joel Jackson” through Sept. 29 at 315 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter. Hours: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Friday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
MAPLETON — As a few area soybean fields are mature enough to harvest and the rest of the corn and bean crop isn't far behind, farmers are hoping the rains that fell Monday and Tuesday won't be followed by much more.
ST. PETER — Karin Olofsdotter, Sweden's ambassador to the United States, demonstrated her diplomacy in St. Peter Monday when quizzed about President Trump, anti-immigrant sentiment in her home country, American trade policy and more.
NEW ULM — Almost $8,000 worth of items from the Cathedral of Holy Trinity Church were recovered early Saturday after a homeowner found them in black bags in an alley.
MADISON LAKE — The Madison Lake City Council’s closed session regarding Police Chief Dan Bunde lasted more than an hour Monday, but officials declined to share any new details afterward on its investigation into his controversial Facebook post.
MANKATO — A Minneapolis man allegedly slapped, threatened and robbed a Mankato woman whom he believed gave him a sexually transmitted disease.
NORTH MANKATO — The North Mankato City Council wants long-awaited improvements to Benson Park as the city's top infrastructure project priority.
MANKATO — Holding the door for strangers, the snow and cold winters, the joy of grilled cheese sandwiches, and the excessive use of ice cubes at fast food restaurants are just some of the things Minnesotans take for granted. But for Minnesota State University’s international students, these things are a new curiosity.
Ask Us Guy was out of the office last week. Stand-In Ask Us Guy thinks he maybe was at a national Ask Us Writers Convention. Or maybe he went to the North Shore.
Tariffs, an unfinished Farm Bill and a shortage of migrant farm workers were at the top of the list for area farmers who went to Washington D.C. to talk with senators, representatives and government officials.
A St. James man who soon will be sentenced for severely beating an elderly man is now also accused of stealing a vehicle, possessing drugs and assaulting a jail officer.
MANKATO — While four dogs have escaped Hurricane Florence and are now looking for new homes in south-central Minnesota, local Red Cross volunteers are headed into the storm.
NORTH MANKATO — After several years of delays in favor of larger infrastructure projects, the city of North Mankato could tackle long-awaited improvements at Bluff and Benson parks next year.
Online journalism changed the game for the industry that in the past relied solely on print. Online news has offered a mass demographic to be exposed to breaking news at the moment it happens.
ST. PETER — Two people are facing criminal charges after they allegedly abandoned a 5-year-old in the woods as a punishment for wetting himself.
Two people are facing criminal charges after they allegedly abandoned a 5-year-old in the woods as a punishment for wetting himself.
JANESVILLE — Invasive carp trying to reach the Le Sueur River will be in for quite the shock once the Department of Natural Resources completes electric barriers on two area waterways.
A majority of area readers support the city of Madison Lake investigating its police chief in the wake of a controversial social media video where he mocked foreign visitors at Yellowstone National Park, according to a Free Press online question.
This Week's Circulars
- Woman accused of assaults, attempted stabbing
- Tennis coach charged with criminal sexual conduct
- Woman charged with causing injury crash in Nicollet County
- MSU football player charged with indecent exposure
- Mankato man wanted for threatening woman on social media
- Wanted man charged with sexually assaulting St. Peter woman
- Longtime area legislator Henry Kalis dies
- TV show to feature New Ulm Marine vet
- More information on trade mitigation package still to come