Latest Mankato News

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jan. 19, 2022 15:17 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. January 16, 2022. Editorial: A needed push to protect state’s infants Minnesota health commissioner should add congenital cytomegalovirus to newborn screening program. Minnesota is admirably poised to take a pioneering step...

Lakota woman promotes healing power with nature's medicines

Jan. 17, 2022 01:02 AM EST

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Megan Schnitker learned from a young age that she could turn to nature’s medicine to ease many of the aches and pains she experienced while growing up on a farm in South Dakota. “You’re jumping on bales, you’re playing in the creek, you’re chasing...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jan. 12, 2022 01:03 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. January 9, 2022. Editorial: A unified front on the opioid crisis State, counties, cities join forces in historic agreement. Minnesota is now in line to receive $296 million over 18 years to deal with the state’s opioid...

Lakota woman taps Indigenous remedies to launch business

Jan. 10, 2022 01:03 AM EST

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Megan Schnitker learned from a young age that she could turn to nature’s medicine to ease many of the aches and pains she experienced while growing up on a farm in South Dakota. “You’re jumping on bales, you’re playing in the creek, you’re chasing...

Dakota, Ojibwe memorial ride draws large crowd from 2 states

Jan. 03, 2022 01:08 AM EST

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Todd Finney and five generations of his Dakota family members stood out in the cold last weekend at the spot where, exactly 159 years ago, 38 Dakota akicita — warriors — were hanged at the order of a U.S. president. A Wahpekute Dakota from Medford, Finney...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Dec. 29, 2021 07:12 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. December 22, 2021. Editorial: Success stories with guaranteed income St. Paul pilot program shows families use the funds for necessities and financial stability. One St. Paul family used the extra income to buy a child’s...

Mankato officials won't discipline officers for take-down

Dec. 28, 2021 12:00 PM EST

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Officials in Mankato have decided not to discipline two police officers accused of using excessive force when they took a college student to the ground six years ago. Sgts. Ken Baker and Bill Reinbold responded to a complaint of a loud party at Justin Coates'...

Gas clerk charged with cashing woman's lottery ticket

Dec. 24, 2021 15:31 PM EST

NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a New Ulm man with lottery fraud after he allegedly told a woman she’d won $25 and pocketed her actual $1,000 prize. The Mankato Free Press reported that 56-year-old Dwayne Smith was charged Friday in Brown County District Court. ...

Federal officials investigating access to Mankato study pods

Dec. 22, 2021 08:44 AM EST

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Federal official are investigating whether handicapped people can access Minnesota State University-Mankato's new anti-COVID-19 study pods. The university installed 100 pods using $1 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds. The pods resemble pay telephone...

Santa at Mankato's Holiday Lights takes role to heart

Dec. 18, 2021 01:07 AM EST

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The sincerest spirit of Santa Claus is personified in Nick Mart, a seasonal interpreter of that jolly old elf since 1987. And beginning in 2017, Mart has generously lent his bent knee and “ho-ho-ho’s” as a resident Santa during the Kiwanis Holiday Lights...