Andreas Cancer Center celebrates 10 years of caring for cancer patients

The Andreas Cancer Center in Mankato reached a milestone today as patients, hospital staff and community members gathered to celebrate the center’s 10-year-anniversary.

State Street Theater Co. hosts auditions for “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

St. Peter Police seek public’s help in locating missing person

  Mural rebrands room in the New Ulm Medical Center

  Local youth guide nursing home residents on a sunset walk

  Faribault moves forward one year after tornadoes

  Morristown moves forward one year after tornado

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A portion of Pleasant View Drive will be closed in North Mankato Friday

LOCASH to kickoff Arnolds Park’s Roof Garden concert series

  What to know for Bier on Belgrade this weekend

Pioneer Bank to host St. Peter location grand opening Friday

  Non-Profit looking for help in bedroom makeover for Janesville boy

MnDOT seeks community input for Highway 60 transportation study in Lake Crystal

John Kriesel to headline Greater Mankato Area United Way’s 2020 Men’s Event

Kriesel is a decorated Minnesota veteran, sports radio personality, former legislator and acclaimed motivational speaker.

  New thrift store in St. Peter brings new life to old items

Riverside Thrift Shop is filling the racks with jerseys and jeans and lining the walls with everything from shoes to slot machines, the owner is giving old items a new life.

  St. Peter FFA honors Landon Gran with car roll-in, scholarship

St. Peter FFA is holding the car roll-in to honor the teen, with all proceeds raised at the event being used to create a scholarship in Gran’s name.

  Interactive experience serves as teaching moment for students, training for emergency personnel

Springfield is in the midst of their annual homecoming celebration, a time that can be a little more dangerous for teens behind the wheel.

  District 77 School Facilities Study shows multiple schools in the district are above capacity

  Minnesota State-Mankato completes emergency preparedness training

Arts Center of Saint Peter launches new “Songshare” series Thursday

2 Mankato West seniors named National Merit Scholar semi-finalists

Fairmont Hot Meals on Wheels seeking volunteers

Mankato East Hall of Fame Ceremony scheduled for Sept. 27

Mankato Area Public Schools offers “VIP Gold Card” for senior to experience concerts, events

Cardholders can enjoy concerts, athletic and academic events, plays and planetarium shows at no-cost admission.

  Waseca welcomes new bakery

A new sweet spot is open in Waseca.

  Events promote electric cars and clean energy

Two events promoting clean energy efficient vehicles are coming to Mankato.

  MnDOT Commissioner pays visit to New Ulm

Visiting the Gateway Project, Anderson Kelliher played a vital role in securing funding for the project back in 2008.

  Mankato community rallies around young mom battling cancer

Jessica Reedstrom learned in August that her breast cancer is back, but this time it is stage 4.

  North Mankato City Council approves 2020 tax levy

The tax levy brings in around $111,000 in additional revenue for the city.

  Proposed North Mankato food, beverage tax could help pay for Caswell Park maintenance, operation

Monday night, the North Mankato City Council voted to hold a public hearing to consider imposing a point five percent sales tax on food and drinks sold as served.

  Mayo Clinic Health System gets special delivery

A crane had to hoist the 10,000-pound (4.54 ton) GE SIGNA Artist 1.5 Tesla through the air and into the roof of the medical center.

Mapleton residents encouraged to participate in National Cleanup Day

Appliances will only be collected if they have a non-refundable tag purchased from City Hall by Sept. 18.

  Artist creates nature inspired pottery

Many of the pieces are decorated with vines and leaves, inspired from Roxanne Schoeb’s own backyard.

  North Mankato American Legion celebrates 40 years

Festivities on Saturday included breakfast, a flag pole dedication, one dollar hot dogs and one dollar tap beer and live music.

  Old Town Art Fair highlights local talent

More than a dozen local artists displayed their work as community members shopped and listened to live music.

  City of Mankato plans multiple water mitigation and quality projects for Minnesota River

One project includes emergency infrastructure protection at Land of Memories Park, which looks to protect a well in the area.

  Construction begins Monday for Le Sueur’s 2019 sidewalk project

The project is part of the “Safe Routes to School” initiative, which promotes walking and biking to school.

  Pow Wow preparations continue with bleacher assembly at Land of Memories Park

Bleachers are being installed that coincide with the existing colors to put the finishing touches on the new space.

  Mankato man deployed with American Red Cross in hurricane relief efforts

Breck Johnson went through months of training before being deployed for the first time.

  Pick of the Litter - Cloud

Cloud is just over 3-months-old, he got his name from his blue cloudy eyes. He is very playful and looking for a good home.

Registration for Mankato Area Public Schools’ Family Academy ending soon

Due to limited space, registration for this event is required.

  Local entertainer bringing back classic magic shows

Michael Callahan's interest in magic began in college, while he was taking classes to be an engineer and started doing card tricks around the age of 20.

  City of Mankato hosts open house for public to learn about 2020 Community Investment Plan

Residents can still give their input on the plan by attending a council meeting, writing to the city or calling 311.

  HYPE hosts business networking seminar

Networking in business has been around a long time before LinkedIn.

  S.S. Boutique seeks community help with risk of closing

Organizers say now they're in need of support.

  Local school’s gym class sweats in honor of lives lost during 9/11

One teacher at Cedar Mountain Schools sought a unique way to drive the lesson home to his students, through sweat.

  Fun.com seeks 2,000 seasonal workers for Halloween season

When you apply, you can expect to be at orientation within a week.

  SMILES delivers a smile in Sherburn

The SMILE Ramp Crew changed the life of one deserving ramp recipient.

  Special guests visit SCC to inform on the hiring of non-citizens into the workforce

The founders of Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP have successfully enhanced their workforce with the hiring of asylees, refugees and immigrants.

  Regional Economic Development Alliance celebrates 10 years of business growth

The alliance renewed a three year agreement to continue their services of providing regional and individual city information to over 180 businesses interested in investing in the Greater Mankato marketplace.

  A woman’s passion to help military in the workforce sees promising results

"Operation Employment" by SHRM aims to bring awareness military members, reserves and families

Le Sueur set to begin work on Sidewalk Project, hosting public open house Thursday

There will be a Public Open House on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 4-6 p.m. at the Le Sueur Fire Hall for the public to share any comments or concerns that they may have.

  Mankato City Council approves permit parking on Second Avenue between Mills, Pine Streets

The approval comes after residents submitted a petition for a parking status change in July.

  Greater Mankato Growth, partners to educate businesses on hiring immigrants, asylees and refugees

Greater Mankato Growth partnered with multiple other businesses and organizations to hold an event this Wednesday that will provide help to other businesses.

  Bob Dylan returning to Mankato

Bob Dylan last performed in Mankato in November 1996.

  Level three sex offender moves to Olivia

The Olivia Police Department is notifying the public of a level three sex offender moving to the city.

  North Mankato City Council undergoes work session

Council members discussed the 2020 budget and proposed tax levy at Monday's work session.

  Sota Sisters Boutique opens in North Mankato

Sota Sisters Boutique opened its doors today.

Pearson Lakes Art Center hosts 3rd annual Family Glow Walk

The Family Glow Walk costs $5 per person, with a maximum of $20 per family, and includes all activities, as well as glow jewelry.

  Greater Mankato United Way holds human foosball tournament

Greater Mankato United Way held its 5th annual human foosball tournament.

New boutique opens its doors

Pippi Lane Boutique is now open in Old Town in Mankato.

Mankato East High School holds Lunch on the Lawn

Mankato East High school had its annual lunch on the lawn today.

  Janesville gets first newspaper since 2010

Now, publisher Tracie Rosacker, her daughter and editor Jessica Lutgens and Lutgens’ brother run the Janesville Journal as a family.

  Dumpsters for compostable materials will return to Sibley Park, Mankato Public Works Center Friday

West Central Sanitation will now pick up the compost at those locations and schools and drop it off at a facility in Rosemount.

Dickinson County Nature Center now open Saturdays

The Dickinson County Nature Center has announced that is adjusting its hours to now include Saturdays.

Six area basketball courts to be resurfaced

Work is expected to be complete by approximately Sept. 13, weather permitting.

  Washington Park receiving playground upgrade

The $195,000 project will be train themed, as the old railway line used to run through where the park currently sits.

  Merely Players seeks talent for opening show

Preparations for the show will be this weekend with auditions at the Lincoln Community Center Theater.

  SERVPRO provides emergency fires bags to area fire departments

150 Personal Emergency Assistance Bags have been distributed.

2020 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour now accepting submissions

The deadline for submissions is Nov. 1.

  City and community members plan to transform a historic downtown St. James building

A historic building in downtown St. James came up for tax forfeiture and is struggling to remain standing.

  Over 800 students attend part-time job fair

Research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that students working less than 20 hours per week average a GPA of 3.13 while unemployed students average a 3.04.

VINE hosts “Discover Your Path for Historical Research” Thursday

History buffs and beginners are welcome to attend this event and learn more about what the Blue Earth County’s Research Center has to offer.

Acrylic paintings by Mankato woman to go on exhibit at Emy Frentz Gallery

The opening reception for Deliquescent: Art in Motion is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6 at the Emy Frentz Arts Guild and is open to the public.

  Mankato pastor warns of scams targeting area churchgoers

Pastor Peterson of Mankato’s Mt. Olive Lutheran Church was alerted to a scam after a member of his congregation told the pastor about a text message she received.

  Judson Bottom Road to reopen Wednesday

Residents said the road is the easiest way to get in and out of their homes and into North Mankato, which makes it especially critical in the winter months.

Madison Lake Auxiliary asking for new socks for veterans

Madison Lake Auxiliary supports veterans in the community and in surrounding communities with financial needs and other resources.

  Pediatric Therapy Services merge with Mankato Clinic

Nancy Dobson, cofounder and owner of Pediatric Therapy Services, will lead the department.

Minnesota New Country School receives PLRAC Art Grant

New Country School in Henderson has been awarded $4000 to provide students with eight arts and cultural related field trips.

Highway 169 lanes restricted near Belgrade for sewer work

Motorists travelling northbound on U.S. Highway 169 will encounter a lane restriction near Belgrade Avenue in North Mankato as crews work on sewer repairs.

  Godahl holds annual Labor Day celebration

Godahl holds its 64th Annual Labor Day Celebration.