New Ulm celebrates 39th Annual Oktoberfest

Festivities will be scattered throughout the city of New Ulm for the 39th Annual Oktoberfest, which runs the first two weekends in October.

  White House ups bid in last-ditch COVID talks with Congress

The White House is backing a $400 per week pandemic jobless benefit and is dangling the possibility of a COVID-19 relief bill above $1.5 trillion as last-ditch, pre-election negotiations hit a critical phase Thursday.
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  Biden, Trump snipe from road and rails after debate chaos

Biden headed out on his most aggressive day on the campaign trail all year. Trump was to address voters and donors in Minnesota late in the day.

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  Free COVID-19 testing in Fairmont

Casey’s General Store to begin rolling out updated look and feel

  What October could look like for the Minnesota State Legislature

  Neighbor of MCHS-Mankato uses lawn to thank nurses

  Local politicians, political experts react to the first presidential debate

The first presidential debate drew reactions from both sides of the aisle.
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Titans back to waiting after NFL postpones game vs. Steelers over coronavirus outbreak

The NFL postponed Sunday’s game in Nashville after one additional Titans player and one personnel member tested positive for COVID-19.

  President Donald Trump makes another Minnesota visit

  Gridiron Series: Thunderbirds look to fly higher in 2020

  Protesters in Trimont call on school board to reinstate athletic programs

  Local WWII veteran awarded with highest French honor

  Mankato Brewery, Lupulin Brewing Company team up to honor local hero

  Bundle Me Warm program accepting donations for winter season

  South Central College unveils three new health science labs

  Minnesota Court of Appeals makes landmark ruling

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‘He lived the very best life’: Beloved dog honored with moving obituary

Charlie's favorite activities were “walking, stick collecting, swimming, smiling and snoozing.” His final months were filled with as much joy and as much spoiling as possible.

SPORTS

  Gridiron Series: Thunderbirds look to fly higher in 2020

  Gridiron Series: New-look Tigers set high expectations for 2020

The Tigers lost 15 seniors from last year’s squad.

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  Iowa relaxes quarantine guidance despite rapid virus spread

Judge rejects candidate’s challenge to Minnesota virus rules

  MDH: 16 additional deaths tied to COVID-19; 689 new confirmed positive cases

  Increase in fire deaths in 2020

  New study finds that Minnesota agriculture and forestry contributes more than $37 billion dollars in economic value

A 2020 Economic Contribution Study of Minnesota Agriculture and Forestry released this week finds both industries add more than $37 billion dollars in value to the state’s economy.
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Woman, 67, takes down intruder at senior apartment complex in Calif.

When police arrived on scene, they took the male suspect into custody.

  Shooting, car jacking suspect shot by police

  Suspected drug overdose leads to death

  Takeaways from the first presidential debate

  Mankato East, Rochester Century play to 2-2 draw

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  How much do debates move the needle?

  Angie Craig sues for November election

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  A look ahead at tonight’s presidential debate

  Health officials remind Martin County residents to social distance

BUSINESS

Target bringing back 2-day sales event

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  Biden, Trump snipe from road and rails after debate chaos

Hospitals feel squeeze as coronavirus spikes in Midwest

Study: Neanderthal genes are a liability for COVID patients