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  Neighborhood raises money for boy whose bike was stolen

The phrase "it takes a village" rang true for a Mankato family in the Tourtellotte neighborhood over the weekend.

  Area nursing homes get creative with outdoor visits

The pandemic has been especially felt at our area nursing homes, where businesses have become creative with in-person visits.

  Minnesota State University, Mankato invites public to virtual listening sessions

Corrections program opens sessions to get the public's input on education being taught in the curriculum.

  Girls, Inc. restarted in Mankato

For nearly 100 years, Mankato's YWCA has worked to promote justice and peace in our community.

  Students promote equality with sidewalk chalk

The event was organized by a group of Mankato West High School students to show their support for peace and equality.

  Golf Fore Minnesota fundraiser tees-off next week

The statewide Golf Fore Minnesota fundraiser benefits Second Harvest Heartland and the United Way to help provide supplies to food banks in the state.

  St. Peter’s Children’s Weekend Food Program receives $2,500 grant

The grant from St. Peter's Good Samaritan Society Home Care helps the program continue to bring children weekend packed meals.

  Yoga and goats go hand in hoof at Farmamerica

Coming from a farm near Cannon Falls, the goats aren’t shy of joining in with the many different yoga poses.

  Mankato West student organizes equality event

A Mankato West High School student organizes an equality event in response to racist videos that were posted on social media.

  Barney’s serves as good option for people looking to get out of the house

A well known local drive-up restaurant has almost become a destination of sorts for people around the area.

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  Madelia Community Hospital and Clinic bolstering services in Lake Crystal

Madelia Community Hospital and Clinic is reintroducing medical services into Lake Crystal after the community has gone without them for years.

  Mask Mandate: What are the consequences?

The Blue Earth County Attorney’s Office says it is ready to respond if non-compliance continues and citations are issued for individuals and businesses.

  Mankato receives grant from DEED for redevelopment site

The City of Mankato has received a grant of nearly $50,000 from DEED in investigation funding for a five-acre site next to the Riverfront Cub Foods.

  Community mural project underway at Bellissimo Paint and Coatings in Old Town Mankato

Artwork, murals and other installations are a common attraction in downtown Mankato and Old Town, and this is no different at Bellissimo Paintings and Coatings.

  Little House on the Prairie comes to Walnut Grove

The community theater group was forced to pivot because of COVID-19.

  Family throwing impromptu parade visits

One family is visiting households in Mankato and North Mankato with a mock parade after area celebrations were canceled.

  Prince statue completes memorial in town where Purple Rain was filmed

Statue unveiled completes memorial in Henderson, honoring Prince in the town where a scene from Purple Rain was filmed.

  Baseball organization for athletes with autism, special needs hopes to expand to Mankato

In 2016, Taylor Duncan of Dallas, Georgia, had the idea of Alternative Baseball.

  UHD sells adolescent drug treatment facility in Winnebago

According to UHD, internal use of the building was no longer feasible and the best option was to find a way to keep its use local by selling to Genesis Classica

  Historic houses recognized in North Mankato

Plaques were added to the front yards of five historic homes as part of the city's Historic Recognition Program and Implementation Plan.

  “Music in the Park” series kicks off

The first of North Mankato’s “Music in the Park” series is Thursday night

  Citizens are the government - Information about the City of Mankato's citizen committees

Apply to serve on a Mankato citizen committee and take an active role in local government. Citizen involvement is important and helpful to maintain and enhance

  City of Mankato urges citizens to apply for citizen commissions

The Mankato Planning Commission and Heritage Preservation Commission present volunteer opportunities for those who want a say in the direction the city is heade

  Blue Earth County Library welcomes patrons back in limited capacity

Services the library are providing is limited, but you can still take advantage of no-contact pickup, the book by mail program, book the children's space by app

  Mankato City Council sets date for virtual public hearing for emergency face mask ordinance

The virtual hearing is set for July 6 where the public can weigh-in on the emergency order before the council makes a decision.

  Rally for Racial Justice at Sibley Park honors victims of injustice

Friday's rally was organized by the Greater Mankato Diversity Council, Indivisible St. Peter/Greater Mankato and YWCA Mankato, among others.

  Motor sports enthusiasts restore race car

Project 76 was headed by a trio of local motor sports fans who restored a 1979-80 race car and gave it a much-needed face lift.

  Local violinist spreads joy through music for assisted-living facility residents

Mary Zuehlke, a local violinist, has been playing at the windows of the Laurels Edge Assisted Living to help bring some cheer to the residents.

  Minnesota State’s Richards begins coaching career with Mankato Peppers

Youth sports have now returned and that’s where Richards is, teaching the game of softball as an assistant coach on the Mankato Peppers’ 16U squad.

  House of Hope to resume services soon

After being closed for more than two months due to COVID-19, House of Hope in Mankato is hitting the reset button.

  Youth sports return as Mankato Peppers compete in games ahead of weekend tournament

The Rising Star tournament is set to take place this weekend while the Peppers Classic begins July 3.

  Nobel Conference to be hosted virtually; focus on ‘Cancer in the age of Biotechnology’

The 56th annual Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College is going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Guiding caregivers through unique challenges

For the third year, the six-week evidence-based program: Powerful Tools for Caregivers is sharing tools and skills for caregivers to implement in their practice

  University archives seeking community’s pandemic stories

The University Archives at Minnesota State University, Mankato is working on a COVID-19 community history project and is asking the community for help in sharin

  Mandatory masks could be coming to Mankato

While an ordinance for mandatory masks is several steps away, local businesses and customers already have very strong opinions about the idea.

  Mankato City Manager Patrick Hentges to retire

He has held his current role since 1996.

  Mankato designated a Purple Heart City

The designation means that a town recognizes the sacrifice of people who have served their country in the armed forces, particularly those who are recipients of