MANKATO — Mount Olive Lutheran School fourth-grader Owen Saidler has raised thousands of dollars for the children’s hospital where he recovered from multiple heart surgeries as an infant and toddler.
MANKATO — MoonDogs fans have been singing the praises of the changes made to Franklin Rogers Park, and the renovation just got some national recognition from Ballpark Digest.
MANKATO — The number of international students attending Minnesota State University has nearly tripled since 2008, putting the school 12th in the nation among comparable schools.
There was a part of me that believed that after the election coverage there was going to be a small decline in reader interaction on Facebook and The Free Press website.
NORTH MANKATO — Democrat Dan Feehan formally conceded the race for the 1st District congressional seat Friday after counties double checked their vote numbers.
MANKATO — Rising attendance at the YWCA’s It’s Time to Talk event has been encouraging, said the nonprofit’s Executive Director Barb Dorn, but just as important is who attends.
MANKATO — Judy Vosbeek worked tirelessly for a variety of causes that help women live better lives, yet, she fit in comfortably at her job in a predominately male environment.
Blue Earth County Historical Society History Center, Mankato — “1918: Home and Abroad” continues through Nov. 24 and Bend of the River Photography Club’s: “Then and Now: Blue Earth County Through the Lens” through Dec. 29 at 424 Warren St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
The other day I was sitting at a table at Mankato’s First Presbyterian Church. And while the conversation with the lovely Janet Goff and Mary Topp was wonderful, I was mainly just happy to once again be on the ground.
ST. CLAIR — A rural St. Clair woman sustained non-life threatening injuries after being struck by a pickup truck Tuesday evening on Blue Earth County Road 15.
In the world of musical theater, the iconic “West Side Story” is known to be a challenging production to pull off. With intensely choreographed fight and dance scenes coupled with difficult and sometimes odd musical arrangements, even a professional ensemble needs to bring its “A Game” for this one.
MANKATO — Minneopa and Flandrau state parks are among the top five most popular attractions or events in southern Minnesota according to Explore Minnesota, the state's tourism office.
ST. PAUL — DFL U.S. Rep. Tim Walz's transition to the governor's office brought him face to face Tuesday with former Gov. Jesse Ventura, who pressed the incoming Minnesota governor to get moving on full-scale marijuana legalization.
MANKATO — A steel sculpture created by area high school students is the winner of the People's Choice Award in this year's CityArt Walking Sculpture tour.
MANKATO — A shuttered 117,000-square-foot manufacturing plant on Mankato's east side has a bright future as a producer of large specialty doors for airport hangers, fire stations and cold-storage buildings, according to an executive with Senneca Holdings.
MANKATO — The gun used in a robbery at a Mankato gas station last week was stolen out of a vehicle and later reportedly fired a shot through the floor of a Mankato apartment, according to the charges filed against two suspects.
MANKATO — The Child and Family Advocacy Center of South Central Minnesota is primed for a December opening, providing a new resource for children in crisis.
MANKATO — The 37 state colleges and universities spread around Minnesota have a major impact on local economies, none more than Minnesota State University, according to an analysis released Tuesday.
MANKATO — A $4 million inflatable athletics bubble, long coveted by Mankato youth sports associations, could be in place on the Minnesota State University campus by October if MSU students give their blessing in a Dec. 4 election.
A former lawyer for the U.S. Marine Corps told St. Peter High School students they have veterans to thank for their civil liberties.
To the trees at Sweetland Orchard, 2012 was the year of the false spring, an unmitigated disaster, but Gretchen Perbix would later come to see opportunity there, as well.
MANKATO — A sea of shoes greeted visitors on the front stoop as Elaine Buhs opened the door to welcome guests into her west Mankato home. Inside, a barbershop quartet serenaded the sea of people admiring the dazzling Christmas lights, ornaments and decorations. Buhs mingled with the new arrivals in what felt like a family holiday party, though the guests were strangers who were seeing her home for the first time.
MANKATO — Siblings from Mankato are hopeful their startup software company can improve outcomes for people in recovery and their peer support specialists.
Q: In training for a backpacking hike, my husband and I walked up and down the Bethany steps and the Good Counsel steps. I noticed some steps in a neighborhood down the street from Bethany as well. How many public sets of steps are there in Mankato and North Mankato?
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