MANKATO — Open Door Health Center planned to expand its telehealth options in late 2020. Then the pandemic hit.
EAGLE LAKE — A Waseca woman was injured Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 14 near Eagle Lake, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
MANKATO — While many of the ceremonies commemorating Memorial Day in and around Mankato Monday were suspended or shortened to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the main ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Place in downtown Mankato still attracted a sizable crowd.
I never like to have trees cut down unless it is necessary. Some deciding factors are obvious like damage from storms or equipment. Or, have grown too close to your home or other buildings.
MANKATO — The Minnesota Department of Health reported two more deaths from COVID-19 in Nicollet County Monday, one person in their 80s and another in their 90s, bringing the total to five.
MANKATO — The explosive growth of the Mankato area is not just bringing more development but also is bringing more diverse architectural influences.
MANKATO — When Ben Unseth gave his first online sermon May 10 as the new pastor of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Mankato, it had been nearly two months there without any services — online or in-person.
MANKATO — The 1st Congressional District DFL endorsed Dan Feehan, of North Mankato, for U.S. House of Representatives Sunday, according to DFL District Chair Jim Hepworth.
MANKATO — Mankato’s ProMusica Chamber Music Festival scheduled for June has been canceled to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but classical music fans are invited to watch a virtual concert Sunday, May 31 at 3 p.m.
After her shifts helping care for residents at Vista Prairie at Monarch Meadows in North Mankato, Ashley Schmitz often found herself drawn back to Kären Madsen room.
Mankato’s premier brainpower industry might be facing a significant downsizing when it comes to Minnesota State University and others opening next fall.
Q: Why do most restroom doors — particularly in restaurants — always open inward and you have to touch a dirty door handle when maybe half the people don’t even wash their hands? The obvious answer is, ‘Well, use a paper towel (to open the door).’ First of all, most of the paper towels aren’t close. Second of all, they don’t have a place to dump them. Third of all, when you have younger kids, they immediately grab the door handle.
MANKATO — The Minnesota Legislature adjourned its regular legislative session Monday with a host of smaller accomplishments done, but several major policy items waiting for action.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced expanded guidelines for religious services during a Saturday press briefing, the included allowing houses of worship to reopen at 25 percent capacity.
MANKATO — Many of the Mankato-area Roman Catholic churches have yet to decide on whether to follow church leaders to resume in-person services at 33% capacity beginning May 26, but at least two have announced plans to do so.
MANKATO — When COVID-19 first put a stay-at-home order in place in March, the question for Nicollet Bike & Ski shop owner Justin Rinehart seemed simple.
As more Minnesotans lose their jobs because of COVID-19, local food shelves are seeing a surge in first-time visitors needing emergency food services — and the demand doesn’t look like it’ll let up anytime soon.
• Mail: The Mankato and North Mankato post offices and the Madison East branch will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Residential mail will not be delivered. Service windows will be closed and mail will not be sorted to lock boxes.
MANKATO — One man died and two others were hospitalized from drug overdoses early Thursday morning in a Mankato apartment. Counterfeit painkillers are suspected.
You show up at the ball field early, and the only things keeping you company are the backstop, its gray links heroically keeping foul tips from caroming off mom’s head, the worn benches that nicely accommodate a dozen little league fannies, the green, freshly-mowed grass of the infield and, of course, a sky, which today you notice is a brightly washed blue with clouds like puffs of birthday cake frosting.
We needed some drywall stuff the other day to fix up our wall. The wallpaper — which once barely hung on to its life on the wall — was ripped off one night a few years ago.
St. Peter American Legion Commander David Arpin had been especially looking forward to this year’s annual Memorial Day tribute to fallen comrades at Minnesota Square Park. However, Post 37 decided to cancel the typically well-attended observance in response to safety concerns about the spread of COVID-19.
MANKATO — An ambitious plan to restore nearly 100 acres of drained wetland and plowed-under prairie on Mankato’s southeast side has received a $1.3 million boost from the state of Minnesota.
MANKATO — In another time, it would have seemed strange to see two employees of a downtown Mankato bar and restaurant measuring the width of South Front Street.
This Week's Circulars
- Disappointed bar, restaurant owners look to make the best of outdoor dining
- Deep Roots: A new growing season and a new outlook on life
- Mankato hospital patient charged with assault
- Madelia couple charged with welfare fraud
- Mankato man accused of knife threat
- Pair charged after highway pursuit
- MDH reports 10 new regional COVID cases
- Man charged in New Ulm area high-speed chase
- UPDATE: Mankato area has 15 new COVID-19 cases: Plans for restaurants unveiled Wednesday
- UPDATE: State reports largest increase in COVID-19 deaths yet