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Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jan. 25, 2022 20:19 PM EST

Minnesota Star Tribune. January 24, 2022. Editorial: Disturbing allegations of fraud at nonprofit If true, outrage and action are called for. Minnesotans should be troubled by allegations that the St. Anthony nonprofit Feeding Our Future was using...

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...