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VERNON CENTER — One driver was injured when two pickups collided Wednesday afternoon a few miles north of Vernon Center.

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MANKATO — A man was shot in the leg Sunday outside a Mankato apartment. The suspected shooter is in custody and says it happened accidentally.

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MANKATO — Just two years after he became sheriff of Blue Earth County, La Roy Wiebold was leading an interstate murder investigation. Helping send the killer to life in prison became one of his proudest accomplishments in his 22 years as sheriff.

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MANKATO — Disabled American Veteran Auxiliary member Debbie Mason braved Tuesday morning’s snowy weather to travel a few blocks from her home to see the local DAV chapter’s new van. The vehicle, to be used for getting veterans to medical appointments, will use Lyle C. Pearson VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic’s parking lot as its home.

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MANKATO — A $48 million redevelopment project planned for the downtown Hy-Vee site would create 29 jobs, retain 85 others and generate more than $220,000 in property taxes, according to an application for a state economic development grant.

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NORTH MANKATO — After a year of discussion, criticism, debate and changes, a proposed “natural managed lawn area” ordinance still failed to get a vote in North Mankato Tuesday night as council members and some residents said there were still too many unanswered questions.

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MANKATO — Nicollet County has been selected as one of nine statewide pilot community COVID-19 vaccine programs throughout Minnesota aimed at increasing access for seniors and school staff, according to a Nicollet County press release Monday.

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The top four resolutions every January are to exercise more, eat more healthfully, lose weight and save money, all of which sound wonderful, especially on New Year’s Day when you wake up with a candy cane glued to the roof of your mouth and the sad realization that all of the clothes you ordered for your husband to give to you for Christmas are now the wrong size.

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When husband and wife duo Ben and Sara Hansen opened Functional Chiropractic Rehab in Mankato in May of 2020, they knew there would be plenty of competition, with over a dozen chiropractors in town.

St. Peter High School social studies teacher Kyle Hilding sees plenty of connections between the civil rights movement of the 1960s and today. After his students watch Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech given from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Hilding poses a question.

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There’s been a significant drop in college aid applications filed by Mankato area graduating students this year, which likely signals a decline in students enrolling in college this fall.

Q: With the news of another hotel scheduled to be built on the former post office property, I am curious as to how our number of hotels/motels per 10,000 population compares to other cities of similar size. My count indicates there are presently 14 in Mankato.

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NORTH MANKATO — The North Mankato City Council, after more than a year of discussion and research by staff, will hold a public hearing and vote Tuesday on a proposed “natural managed lawn area” ordinance.

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MANKATO — As the COVID-19 pandemic puts further strain on families already struggling with economic stability, advocates used a virtual visit to Mankato this week to encourage people to seek tools helping them connect to assistance programs.

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