Q. We had a baby a few months ago and we’re starting to think about when we transition to solid food. Do you have any tips or tricks?
MANKATO — Mankato’s Department of Public Safety has been instituting for several years the policies and approaches to policing demanded nationwide in the wake of the George Floyd killing by a Minneapolis cop, officials told the City Council during a two-hour presentation Monday night.
A majority of area respondents support Minnesota’s recent guidelines to open public schools in the fall, according to a Free Press online question.
MANKATO — More people in the Mankato area are buying campers, motorhomes and boats this summer compared to previous years; and that increased demand, compounded by the temporary shutdown of factories to quell the spread of COVID-19 in March and April, has left dealers in short supply this summer.
On a busy Saturday in July, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Jacob Swedberg was patrolling Big Floyd Lake near Detroit Lakes when he spotted a loon.
MANKATO — Much of Monday’s Mankato City Council work session will be devoted to an examination of the city’s policing policies in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.
Wade and Veleda Cordes worry they’ll have to move out of their Courtland home if plans for an expanded gun range next door come to fruition.
Q: I have a question. Why hasn’t an investigative reporter researched Minnesota deaths further? How many deaths were there in the state of Minnesota in Quarter 2 of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. If the 2020 number is 1,400 more than the preceding three-year average, then people are dying “of” COVID. If not, they are dying “with” COVID.
MANKATO — An open Blue Earth County commissioner seat has attracted five candidates, with the Aug. 11 primary election set to winnow the field to two candidates for the November general election.
The “No Wake Restriction” has been lifted for Lake Tetonka and Lake Sakatah but remains in place for Lake Washington, Le Sueur County Sheriff Brett Mason announced Saturday.
MONTGOMERY — A 51-year-old Northfield woman died after driving into a construction zone on Highway 99 and crashing into a hole in the road Saturday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Surgeons say the continued expansion of robotic surgery options at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato will allow for more minimally invasive procedures.
MANKATO — Since its founding in 1876 Dotson Iron Castings has survived and grown, including bouncing back from a devastating fire three years ago.
As owner of Mankato’s True Facade Pictures, Ryan Sturgis is accustomed to being on the road for his job — more often than not traveling to Los Angeles to meet up with high-profile musicians.
There once was a children’s television show called “Zoom.” I never liked it, not only because of the irritating theme song (“Come on and zoom zoom zoom a-zoom! You know you want to zooma zooma zoom zoom zoom!”) but also because it featured the kind of kids TV producers thought were cool, the eager beavers who wore Garanimal-type clothes even in junior high and always asked one more question just when the bell rang and the rest of the class was practically ejecting out of their seats.
COURTLAND — A plan to reconstruct a section of Nicollet County Road 12 north of Courtland will begin mid-August. That includes a section that will be raised about 8 feet to prevent flooding.
MANKATO — Agriculture has been battered by low commodity prices and pandemic-related economic pain, but GreenSeam Director Sam Ziegler said there’s still plenty to celebrate.
MANKATO — City and county officials reached consensus Thursday that a roundabout, rather than a more limited intersection, is needed at Adams Street and Blue Earth County Road 12 before the region’s largest truck stop opens next year.
This Week's Circulars
- Memberships, rounds up at local golf courses
- Weekly COVID cases rise in five area counties; hospitalizations up in Blue Earth County
- Despite pleas from lawmakers, friends, family, ICE to deport Mankato man
- North Mankato woman charged with stabbing man
- Agents make meth bust in Kasota
- Young Montgomery murderer's life sentence upheld
- Mankato man deported Thursday
- UPDATE: Gun report leads to chase
- Woman charged with threats, assaulting child
- School fall format to be decided case by case
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