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  Businesses hopeful for state COVID-19 relief bill

  Singing Hills Chorus prepares for ‘I Will Sing’ virtual concert

  Two North Mankato bars announce temporary closures

  ‘Amy’s Angels’ spreads holiday cheer to children in need

  Walz discusses efforts on keeping long-term care facility residents safe

  Minnesota State women’s hockey adds series against Gophers to schedule

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  Minnesota State-Northern Michigan series canceled

  Pick of the Litter: Mozzi

  Community comes together through Christmas lights

  FBI asks for information on missing Iowa girl’s birthday

Court closes Wabasha County gym that refused to close

  Iowa’s contact-tracing firm helped Trump, Reynolds campaigns

  Minnesota regulators deny request to delay Line 3 pipeline

The five-member panel voted 4-1 Friday to deny the motion.

  Iowa releases more data on tests as virus deaths reach high

The Iowa Department of Public Health said Friday that 84 more residents were reported dead from the virus, a one-day high for the second straight day after recording 70 deaths Thursday.

  Authorities warn of increase in motor vehicle thefts

The Mankato Department of Public Safety is warning the public after seeing a recent increase in vehicle thefts.

  USDA announces funding for animal disease outbreak

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announces funding for Minnesota to prevent and combat animal disease outbreaks.

  Number of realtors rapidly growing in statewide

  MDH: 61 additional deaths tied to COVID-19, 5,371 new confirmed positive cases

  Warehouse fire prompts evacuation of residents

First COVID-19 death reported in Minnesota Sex Offender Program

Most in-demand job in Minnesota: registered nurse

  Vaccine cards to be issued to everyone getting COVID-19 vaccine, health officials say

  Moderna plans to test COVID-19 vaccine on Minnesota teens

The company plans to enroll 3,000 children between 12 and 17 years old.

  Crews respond to fire at hog farm near Blooming Prairie

Crews responded to a fire at a hog farm Thursday morning near Blooming Prairie.

  Plane on Minnesota interstate landed by award-winning pilot

Investigators are looking into what caused a small plane to crash and hit a vehicle on Interstate 35W.

  Mankato man arrested after reportedly assaulting police officer

Authorities say they responded to Lindsay Windows at approximately 3:42 p.m. Thursday after receiving a 911 call regarding an aggressive employee.

  Akland wins House District 19A following recount

Incumbent Rep. Jeff Brand (DFL-St. Peter) had requested a recount on Nov. 24 after preliminary election results showed him being defeated by Republican challenger Susan Akland by a total of 111 votes.

  MSHSL approves winter sports start dates, practices, games

The Minnesota State High School League showed its flexibility as the board unanimously approved multiple start options for youth sports Thursday.

With DNA evidence, St. Paul man convicted in 1991 killing

Donald Jenkins, Jr., was convicted Wednesday in the death of 20-year-old Belinda Thompson.

Brian Zins named director of alumni relations at MNSU

Minnesota State University, Mankato announced Thursday that alumnus Brian Zins will become the next director of alumni relations.

  MDH opens no-barrier saliva testing location in Worthington

A new no-barrier COVID-19 saliva testing location opened Thursday in Worthington.

  Deadline approaching for Minnesotans in need of housing assistance

Minnesotans who need assistance must apply by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, due to a federal deadline.

  Mapleton spreads Christmas joy with holiday lights

The volunteers came together to hang Christmas lights on the trees outside Mapleton Community Home.

  Downtown Waseca lands on National Historic Register

Take a look at the shops along Waseca’s State Street, and you’ll find buildings with unique architectural features that take you back in time.

  Unsolved southern Minnesota murder to be featured on Dateline

An unsolved southern Minnesota murder case with a Mankato connection is set to be featured on NBC’s Dateline.

  LCWM School District begins superintendent search

The Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial School District begins its search for a new superintendent.

  Mavericks, Huskies reschedule non-conference weekend series

The Minnesota State Mavericks men’s hockey series against Michigan Tech this weekend has been rescheduled, according to officials from MSU’s Athletics Department.

  Overdose deaths increase 31% in first half of 2020

About 80% of opioid-involved deaths were attributed to synthetic opioids, which are manufactured drugs that mimic the effects of natural opioids.

  Minnesota State Mankato professor launches ‘Pandemic Ethics’ podcast

The podcast discusses ethical challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic with expert guests in medicine, law, economics, public policy and more.

  Holiday lights map locates displays across Mankato, North Mankato

Marley Krois knew this was the year we needed some holiday spirit. So she took her idea to Facebook.

Sen. Nick Frentz appointed to Rural Health Advisory Committee

Sen. Nick Frentz (DFL-19) was recently appointed by Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan to serve on the Rural Health Advisory Committee.

Rep. Peggy Bennett reelected Assistant Minority Leader for Minn. House Republicans

As assistant minority leader, Bennett helped develop legislative policies for House Republicans, as well as assist in crafting political vision.

  After clutch performance, Vikings need Cousins to keep it up

For all the precision and production that Kirk Cousins has displayed with the Minnesota Vikings, the lack of late-game rallies have left them and their fans wanting more from their highly paid and scrutinized quarterback.

Twins non-tender Rosario, Wisler; reach deals with 5 players

The Minnesota Twins declined Wednesday to offer a 2021 contract to Eddie Rosario, their regular left fielder for the last six seasons.

  COVIDaware MN app proves popular

It’s been a week since Minnesota launched a COVID exposure app, and already state officials say more than 230,000 Minnesotans have downloaded it.

  MDH: 92 additional deaths tied to COVID-19; 6,166 new confirmed positive cases

Minnesota health officials are reporting 92 new deaths tied to COVID-19, just under the state's highest daily record of 101 deaths set last week. 6,166 new cases have also been identified statewide

  Salvation Army hiring bell ringers

The Mankato Salvation Army is in desperate need of bell ringers, so much so, it's opting to hire seasonal workers.

New feed mill coming to Trimont

Steady growth in its feed division is prompting Crystal Valley Co-op to build a new feed mill in the city of Trimont.

Cleveland Police investigate stolen piece of machinery

The Cleveland Police Department is investigating a stolen piece of heavy machinery.

Mayo Clinic Health System temporarily suspends operations at five clinics

Mayo Clinic Health System announces the temporary suspension of operations at five of its clinics.

  Police seek public’s help in identifying theft suspect

Police in St. James and New Ulm seek the public’s help in identifying a theft suspect in the St. James area.

  Two arrested in connection to string of thefts

Authorities arrest two people in connection with more than 20 burglaries across the state.

  Maverick Hockey Quick Hits

On this week’s episode of Maverick Hockey Quick Hits, Mary Rominger discusses what schedules currently look like for Minnesota State hockey teams and the new USCHO rankings.

  Mankato rich in Dakota culture

Mankato is rich in history, especially Dakota history.

  Nurses wanted: Swamped hospitals scramble for pandemic help

The CDC director said the coming months are "going to be the most difficult time in the public health history of this nation."

  Mankato sees job growth amid pandemic

Locally, Mankato has the second-highest job growth in the state and an unemployment rate of 3%.

  Hometown Business Connection: Vivian Rose Boutique

This month's Hometown Business Connection is Vivian Rose Boutique.

  Rubio returns to Wolves, with sharper perspective and skills

Rubio, drafted by the Timberwolves as a 19-year-old out of Spain in 2009 with the fifth overall pick, was more than happy to reunite with coach Ryan Saunders and join a team with offense-minded guards he ought to fit well with.

  Sen. Tina Smith pushes bill for free COVID-19 treatment, vaccine

Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) says every American should be able to get coronavirus treatment and vaccination free of charge.

  COVID-19 slams Minnesota police, fire, ambulance services

Gov. Tim Walz and public safety officials pleaded Wednesday for Minnesotans to follow coronavirus safety guidelines to protect their local police, fire and ambulance services.

  MDH: 77 additional deaths tied to COVID-19; 5,192 new confirmed positive cases

The Minnesota Department of Health reports 77 additional deaths tied to COVID-19 and 5,192 new confirmed positive cases.

  DNR: boating, fishing license sales skyrocket in 2020

The pandemic has more Minnesotans exploring the outdoors than ever before.

  Five Sisters Project works to provide safe homes

A local nonprofit organization in Wells is inching closer toward a big fundraising goal for a housing project, years in the making.

  Feedback Wanted: Railroad Quiet Zone Study

The City of Mankato is looking into establishing railroad quiet zones at multiple crossings throughout the town.

  DEED: slow employment growth expected

State officials say it could take years before we see a full recovery of the jobs lost during the pandemic.

  St. Paul officer fired after Saturday shooting

The chief of the St. Paul police department says an officer who shot and wounded a Black man Saturday night failed to measure up to department standards.

  Minnesota State announces new dates for Bemidji State clash

The Minnesota State Mavericks Athletic Department announced that new dates have been scheduled for women’s and men’s hockey games against the Bemidji State Beavers.

  Albert Lea man charged in Freeborn County District Court

State officials reported Tuesday that the man arrested following the active shooter situation in Albert Lea on Sunday has been charged in Freeborn County District Court.

DPS: Minnesota traffic fatalities reach 364, equaling 2019 total

The agency reports there were 29 crashes across Minnesota in November, resulting in 30 deaths.

Vikings cut long snapper Cutting after slump in 2nd season

Cutting was a seventh-round pick in 2019, the first player drafted from Air Force in 20 years.

  Enbridge starts construction on Line 3 in Minnesota

The action Tuesday comes a day after state regulators approved the final permit for the $2.6 billion project.

  Officials say deaths of couple appears to be murder, suicide

Sheriff’s officials say the deaths of a couple whose bodies were found in a northeastern Minnesota home appear to be a murder-suicide case.

  VINE Faith in Action founder passes the torch after 25 years

Pam Determan retires and reflects the impactful organization she helped create.

  City of Mankato, partners remember the legacy of Rosa Parks 65 years later

Tuesday marked 65 years since Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her bus seat.

  Minnesota’s updated budget forecast shows improvement

“Overall, this is good news compared to what we thought it might be,” Sen. Nick Frentz (DFL-19) said.

  Hunter fatally shot in northern Minnesota

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says the two men were not hunting together and the victim was not wearing blaze orange.

  GMG, coalition of MN chambers urge Congress to provide business relief aid

The Minnesota Ready Coalition is urging our state’s congressional delegation to provide quick and robust action to support small businesses.

Redwood County officials investigating report of stolen gas

A statement from the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office says it received a report of gasoline theft from a business within the city of Belview.

Confidence in Midwest economic future plummets in survey

A new monthly survey of business leaders in nine Midwest and Plains states suggests faltering confidence in the region’s economy.

Company to build plant in Iowa to make pallets from corn

Company CEO Lane Segerstrom says construction will begin in the spring and the plant will employ up to 30 people.