City Manager candidates introduced in public forum ahead of interviews

The three candidates are interviewing to replace longtime City Manager Pat Hentges and conduct their formal interviews before the council Friday morning.

  ‘No easy answer’: Many ask what next in Breonna Taylor case

Authorities pleaded for calm while activists vowed to fight on Thursday in Kentucky’s largest city, where a gunman wounded two police officers during anguished protests following the decision not to charge officers for killing Breonna Taylor.
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Pregnant woman pulls husband to safety after shark attack in Florida

Deputies described the injury to the snorkeler's shoulder as severe. No one else was injured by the shark.


  Blue Earth Area Middle School gets creative with teaching curriculum

  Blue Earth Area School District getting creative with operating levy

  Kiwanis Holiday Lights canceled

Minnesota State Mankato to launch varsity esports team in spring 2021

  Former Maverick signs with Adirondack Thunder

The Woodbury, Minnesota, native finished his collegiate career with 14 goals and 23 assists in 149 games. He also accumulated 877 face-off wins as a defenceman.
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  Police tase woman at football game in Logan, Ohio

Police say the woman was not arrested for not wearing a mask, but was charged for violating school policy and refusing to leave the premises.

  MDH: 3 additional deaths tied to COVID-19; 995 new confirmed positive cases

  Mankato armed robbery under investigation

  Pence, Ivanka bring law-and-order tour to city of Floyd

  Waseca prison has third-highest COVID-19 cases among federal prisons nationwide

  COVID-19 outbreak in Martin County linked to funeral

Two Republicans challenge Minnesota plan for late mail ballots

  Kiwanis Holiday Lights cancels 2020 season

  Second early voting location coming to Mankato in October

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  McConnell, Pelosi dispute Trump, vow peaceful power transfer

Congressional Republicans pushed back Thursday after President Donald Trump again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election.


  Cougars earning wins in variety of ways

AP Source: Chargers’ team doctor punctured Tyrod Taylor’s lung

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor missed last Sunday’s game because a team doctor accidentally punctured his lung, according to a person familiar with the case.


  Mavericks recreate homecoming to virtual experience for football fans

  Protesters gather in Mankato after Breonna Taylor court decision

  Stressing grain bin safety during National Farm Safety and Health Week

Alexander, Tourtellotte park tennis courts to temporarily close

  South Central Minnesota SBDC earns 2020 Excellence Award

The South Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center helps businesses around the area grow their clientele and overall occupation.
  • Coronavirus

Fraud, backlogs disrupt US unemployment benefit payments

The biggest threat is posed by sophisticated international fraud rings that often use stolen identities to apply for benefits, filling out the forms with a wealth of accurate information that enables their applications to “sail through the system.”

  Authorities apprehend man suspected of unprovoked assault, vehicle theft

  Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announces $320.6 million for rail safety, infrastructure

4 charged after burning body found in rural Iowa ditch

Audit finds Iowa prisons director appointment mishandled


  MSU Mankato prepping for College Knowledge Month

  State’s first saliva-based COVID test site opens in Duluth


  Help COVID-19 patients through blood, plasma donations

Man arrested in connection to stolen vehicle

McLeod County authorities investigate man found dead in vehicle


  South Central Minnesota SBDC earns 2020 Excellence Award

63 Bed, Bath and Beyond stores set to close


  Long lines of mourners pay respects to Ginsburg at court