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Dr. Seth Consoer had the advantage but Dr. Nathan Carpenter knew he’d still be the first to cross the finish line on three wheels.

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Property owners struggling with buckthorn and other invasive species could soon have an alternative eradication method to chemical herbicides and backbreaking labor.

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A one-time Mexican immigrant to St. James, an Atlanta businesswomen has commissioned a mural for the small town that she says depicts the welcoming people that helped her to succeed and as she soon becomes a U.S. citizen.

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MANKATO — The Mankato teenager accused of beating a toddler to death has multiple prior juvenile convictions, a prosecutor says.

When Joe Tougas and Ann Fee set out to write the song “Daddy’s Car” several years ago, they thought it’d be funny, and that Fee’s sorrowful lyrics would be a humorous riff on the 1970s-era country music trope of songs being sad enough to make you cry.

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Schell’s Brewery has opened a new taproom in its renovated visitors center that unlike its former lower-level taproom will sell a variety of Schell’s, Grain Belt and sour beers.

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Despite students having to complete their high school careers remotely, the on-time graduation rate for Minnesota and Mankato’s classes of 2020 held steady.

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MANKATO — Air conditioners are working extra hard to keep homes, businesses and buildings cool as the sweltering heat wave continues and daily temperatures hit above 90 degrees.

Blue Earth County Historical Society History Center, Mankato — Paintings by Mary Ann (Morness) Jensen through June 30 and works by the late Marian Anderson through mid-September at 424 Warren St. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

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Opposition to increasing the capital gains tax, the concentration of meatpacking ownership and climate change proposals by President Biden’s administration were high on the list of concerns by farmers during a town hall with U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn.

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A conservative group came to Mankato claiming proposed changes to state standards for social studies education would stop teaching about wars and instead implant liberal views on race and equity.

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In 2020, Wingert Realty & Land Services, Inc. found buyers for 60 different parcels of land totaling in the neighborhood of 6,500 acres. And as most people will attest to, 2020 was not a great year. 

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Christopher and Flora Dinehart moved from Chicago to Slayton in 1882, the year the town was platted, because they thought it was a good place to open a bank. Nine years later they hired Minnesota architect Frank Thayer to design a house for them.

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Given the current challenge to get more acres enrolled into the CRP program, one concern is the rather large number of CRP contract acres that will be expiring in the next few years.

With an average of over 45,000 people attending the Polk County Fair over the five-day event, it was simply too risky to continue as usual in 2020.

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NORTH MANKATO — When Cpl. Dylan Rohlfing of Mankato gets his mail just before July 4th, his fellow soldiers probably won't be too surprised that he scored a care package from back home.

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MANKATO — Advocates are hailing a newly approved drug designed to slow Alzheimer’s disease progression, saying it could lead more people to seek early screenings.

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