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|Designing the future of Riverfront ParkMankato Free Press / 4 h. 55 min. ago more|
MANKATO — New seating for the amphitheater isn't the last change coming to Mankato's Riverfront Park.
|Off-season park makeovers well underwayMankato Free Press / 4 h. 55 min. ago more|
MANKATO — It's not just the warmth of summer that's disappeared since the Mankato MoonDogs walked off the field at Franklin Rogers Park for the last time in 2017 on Aug. 15 or when Styx fans exited Riverfront Park after…
|New Ulm Park & Recreation News & Events – Week of December 17, 2017Mankato Times / 5 h. 12 min. ago more|
New Ulm Park & Recreation News & Events – Week of December 17, 2017 Mankato Times Lifeguard Training Class Offered December 28 and 29 from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, December 30 from 8 a.m.5 p.m. at the New Ulm Rec. Center’s Indoor Pool. Participants must be at least 15 years old by the last class date to register. Completion of a pre-course physical fitness test required to continue with class, which consists of 300-yard swim (6 laps) using front crawl and breaststroke, tread water for 2 minutes with no hands and retrieve a 10-pound brick from 7 to 10 feet of water, swim 20 yards back to the side of the pool, get out without using a ladder or stairs within 1 minute and 40 seconds in order to proceed with the course. There will be 3 final skill scenarios to successfully complete certification and a written exam score of 80 percent or higher. Upon successful completion, a two-year lifeguard certification will be issued. This is a blended learning class that requires 5 to 7 hours of online work to be completed prior to the start of class. Register by Thursday, December 21 online or at the Recreation Center’s front desk. Fee is $173 Residents and $190.30 Non-Residents. Open Pickleball Saturdays in December through March from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please note: there will NOT be pickleball February 10 or 17 because of scheduled basketball tournaments. Short Track Tuesdays and Saturdays There will be a “short track only” on Tuesdays from 6-9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8-10 a.m. from now through March. Open Broomball Wednesdays through February 28 from 7:15-8:45 p.m. at the Civic Center. This non-checking league is open to men and women, ages 18 and older. Players may divide into teams for a fun, competitive and challenging game play. Helmets, broomball stick/broom and shoes are required. Shin guards and gloves are recommended. Park and Rec has limited equipment available on a first come-first serve basis. Rock on Ice Friday nights at the Civic Center from 7-9 p.m. Please note: starting time is subject to change slightly to accommodate hockey tournament games and other rentals. Be sure to check the schedule at www.ci.new-ulm.mn.us Harman Park Skating Rinks are in the process of being flooded for outdoor ice skating and hockey. Stay tuned for updates and announcements regarding warming house opening date. If the rinks are flooded and ready, the warming house will be closed from 12:30-4 p.m. for a private party. Shopping Ideas – Looking for the perfect gift for that “hard to buy for” person? Why not give them the gift of healthy activity! We have gift certificates available in any denomination that can be used toward admissions, memberships, punch cards and Park and Rec. activities (swimming lessons, recreational athletics, crafts, etc.) Inquire at the Recreation Center! More Holiday Gift Ideas: Purchase one or more memorial paver stone(s) with inscription(s). They can be placed in the walkway near Hermann Monument for $200 each and in German Park for $100 each. Contact www.hermannmonument.com or the Friends of German Park at 233-2423. Memorial park or trail benches range in price from $1,500 to $2,000 each, German Park Amphitheater Replacement Project…. Contact the Park & Rec Office at 359-8344. Winter/Spring Activities Brochure will be distributed in The Journal on December 31. Please watch your papers for this publication. Registration for Winter/Spring activities will open January 8 at 10 a.m. Information on Fees & Hours of Facility Operation visit us on the web at: www.ci.new-ulm.mn.us Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 359-8347. Rec Center, 122 South Garden St., hours: Monday-Friday 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. The Rec. Center will be closed on December 24 and 25. Hours on December 31 and January 1 will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Civic Center is located at 1212 N Franklin St. Community Center is located at 600 N German St.
|Minnesota Department of Agriculture Restricts use of Herbicide DicambaMankato Times / 5 h. 30 min. ago more|
Minnesota Department of Agriculture Restricts use of Herbicide Dicamba Mankato Times ST PAUL, MINN. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) finalized new restrictions for the spraying of dicamba, a controversial herbicide. Dicamba is primarily used for controlling post-emergence broadleaf weeds. The new restrictions are in addition to those announced by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in October. “Dicamba is an important tool for soybean growers to manage weeds and I believe these additional restrictions will minimize the off-target movement,” Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson said. “I want to thank University of Minnesota Extension, and in particular Professor Jeff Gunsolus, for his research report on dicamba and the Minnesota Soybean Growers for their input on this important issue. We will be closely monitoring the herbicide’s performance with these restrictions in 2018.” The Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) is pleased that MDA has acted to clarify the use of the herbicide, as many farmers have expressed concern about the effects of the chemical drifting. “The use of dicamba has been a well-debated issue among our members,” said MFU President Gary Wertish. “While our policy dictates that we support a moratorium on dicamba spraying until more research has been done, we appreciate the work that MDA has put in to come to these restrictions. We hope they will continue to research the impact of dicamba.” In an effort to prevent dicamba-related complaints in 2018, Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson thoroughly reviewed the new EPA label restrictions, the MDA’s survey results, peer reviewed literature, and sought extensive input from the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association Drift Task Force, University of Minnesota Extension weed scientists, and the pesticide manufacturers on the underlying causes of damage. Based on the review, the Commissioner set forth these additional protocols for dicamba use for the 2018 growing season: Cutoff date: Do not apply after June 20. Setting an application cutoff date of June 20 is expected to help in reducing the potential for volatility (movement). The majority of Minnesota soybeans are still in the vegetative growth stage by June 20 and research has shown that plants in the vegetative stage are less affected than those in the reproductive stage. Cutoff temperature: Do not apply if the air temperature of the field, at the time of application, is over 85 degrees Fahrenheit or if the National Weather Service’s forecasted high temperature for the nearest available location for the day exceeds 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Research has shown that dicamba volatilization injury increased with an increase in temperatures. In Minnesota, the XtendiMax, Engenia, and FeXapan formulations of dicamba are “Restricted Use Pesticides” for retail sale to and for use only by Certified Applicators.
|Boys hockey | Mankato East 6, Red Wing 2 - Post-BulletinGoogle News / 6 h. 14 min. ago more|
Boys hockey | Mankato East 6, Red Wing 2Post-BulletinMANKATO — Mankato East scored twice in each period and outshot Red Wing 41-25 as East won a Big Nine Conference boys hockey game 6-2 on Saturday. Jack Maroushek and Derek Gielau had Red Wing's goals. The Wingers (1-8-0) play host to Faribault on ...
|Black Woman-Owned Businesses Excited to Blossom in Mankato - KEYCGoogle News / 7 h. 17 min. ago more|
KEYCBlack Woman-Owned Businesses Excited to Blossom in MankatoKEYCThe daughter of Minnesota State University-Mankato's retired Pan-African leader Michael Fagin, told the owner of Monique Hair Company, that her business was the first black hair business to open in Mankato. Anthony said there was a demand for her ...
|Black Woman-Owned Businesses Excited to Blossom in MankatoKEYC / 7 h. 28 min. ago more|
An African fashion store and black hair salon had their grand openings this Friday in Mankato. The businesses are owned by two black woman, who decided that their services are a strong need in the community.
|Snoopy Ices Sculpture Competition at Kiwanis Holiday LightsKEYC / 7 h. 56 min. ago more|
A husband and wife duo won Kiwanis Holiday Lights', first-ever competition this weekend, with their Snoopy sculpture.
|Volunteers sort thousands of gifts for Holiday Sharing TreeMankato Free Press / 10 h. 18 min. ago more|
MANKATO — Madison East Center was bustling Sunday afternoon.
|Mankato Community Education and Recreation Advisory awarded Project of the YearMankato Times / 11 h. ago more|
Mankato Community Education and Recreation Advisory awarded Project of the Year Mankato Times MANKATO, MINN. — Mankato Area Public Schools’ Community Education and Recreation Advisory Council was awarded the Region 1 Minnesota Community Education Association Project of the Year award in recognition of their sponsorship of the Spirit of Youth awards ceremony. For five years, Mankato Area Public Schools’ Community Education and Recreation Department Advisory Council has sponsored an annual awards ceremony which recognizes outstanding students, staff and community members from Mankato Area Public Schools and greater Mankato with a “Spirit of Youth” award for the nominee’s work in fostering positive youth development and asset building in the community. This year, awards were given to Outstanding Youth Organization, Outstanding Individual Youth, Outstanding Non-Profit Organization, Outstanding Coach, Outstanding Business Partner, Outstanding Educator and Outstanding Community Volunteer. Mankato Area Public Schools is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Spirit of Youth awards through March 15, 2018. To nominate an individual, group or organization who embodies the spirit of youth, complete an application, also available at isd77.org. For more information contact staff at 507-387-5501.
|1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Opens In MankatoMankato Times / 11 h. 44 min. ago more|
1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Opens In Mankato Grand opening Thursday, Dec. 21, 11 am – 10 pm Free Pizza for everyone who enters store Dec. 21 MANKATO, MINN. — 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is igniting a new era of enjoying pizza in Mankato. The customizable fast-casual pizza brand announced today that it is rolling out its authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza in Mankato. Open now at 1351 Madison Avenue in Mankato, the new restaurant will be the first 1000 Degrees Pizzeria in the restaurant market, joining the 34 locations based nationwide. The establishment had their soft opening on Friday and the grand opening will be held Thursday, December 21 from 11 am to 10 pm with free pizza for everyone during the grand opening. Situated at the intersection of Victory Drive and Madison Avenue near Buster’s Sports Bar and Grill and Fitness for $10, Mankato’s 1000 Degrees restaurant is conveniently located for local workforce lunch crowds, families and couples to gather for lunch and dinner. Originating in Galloway, New Jersey, 1000 Degrees is renowned for its classic Neapolitan pizzas fired to perfection at 1000 degrees in a custom, handmade, revolving Neapolitan brick oven. With the option to limitlessly top each pie with more than 50 fresh ingredients, guests can completely customize each pizza to satisfy their every craving. The menu features a variety of options, such as the White Out (with extra virgin olive oil, shredded mozzarella, parmesan, fresh mushrooms and garlic, the Smokey Pollo (featuring Sweet and Smokey Bourbon Barbeque Sauce, roasted chicken, bacon, red onion, red peppers, pineapple, shredded mozzarella and blue cheese) and the Meatza (with marinara, mozzarella, pepperoni, bacon, Italian sausage and crumbled meatballs). Additionally, the brand offers two signature crust options: classic, thin-crust Neapolitan and The Roman, which is twice the thickness of traditional Neapolitan and oval in shape. Since launching in 2014, the brand has ignited significant growth across the country, with more than 75 locations open and in development across the country. For more information about 1000 Degrees in Mankato, visit www.1000degreespizza.com. About 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Founded in 2014 in Galloway, New Jersey, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza offers customers the opportunity to experience the famous tastes of classic Neapolitan pizza with an American flare in a fast casual, completely customizable dining experience. With authentic Neapolitan flavors featuring homemade, hand-tossed dough and the option to customize each pizza with more than 50 toppings including cheeses, sauces, meats, vegetables and other toppings, 1000 Degrees is redefining the fast casual custom pizza sector.
|Snoopy wins wins people's choice ice sculpture at Kiwanis Holiday LightsMankato Free Press / 18 h. 14 min. ago more|
Editor's note: The original version of this story said incorrectly that the winning sculpture was the Grinch. There was a power outage at the Holiday Lights and the announcement of the winner was was delayed until Sunday morning.
|Congressional delay costs state program $11 million; Children's health care caught in stalemateMankato Free Press / 19 h. 55 min. ago more|
MANKATO — Minnesota children will not lose health coverage due to Congress’ delay in extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program, but political inaction is already costing the state millions of dollars.
|Thrift store buy launches information searchMankato Free Press / 20 h. 55 min. ago more|
NORTH MANKATO — Bob Singelstad's new hobby began shortly after he brought home a painting from the "brown tag" section of The Salvation Army Family Store and Donation Center.
|College hockey roundup: Mankato, Bemidji State get shutout wins - Minneapolis Star TribuneGoogle News / 1 d. 2 h. 25 min. ago more|
College hockey roundup: Mankato, Bemidji State get shutout winsMinneapolis Star TribuneMinnesota State Mankato scored a goal in each period and senior goalie Connor LaCouvee needed to make just 16 saves as the Mavericks shut out Alabama Huntsville 3-0 in Mankato on Saturday night. The Mavericks are 13-5-0 and Alabama Huntsville is 6-12-2 ...and more »
|Ask Us: Mankato Schools: Polling places not meant to manipulate results - Mankato Free PressGoogle News / 1 d. 7 h. 36 min. ago more|
Mankato Free PressAsk Us: Mankato Schools: Polling places not meant to manipulate resultsMankato Free PressQ: When I voted in the November 7 election, I was surprised to find how many polling places were related to the Mankato school district. Since this was primarily a school election (school board and spending referendum), this seems like a very ...
|Ask Us: Mankato Schools: Polling places not meant to manipulate resultsMankato Free Press / 1 d. 7 h. 40 min. ago more|
Q: When I voted in the November 7 election, I was surprised to find how many polling places were related to the Mankato school district. Since this was primarily a school election (school board and spending referendum), this seems like…
|Girls basketball | Mayo fights, but falls to Mankato West - Post-BulletinGoogle News / 1 d. 8 h. 52 min. ago more|
Girls basketball | Mayo fights, but falls to Mankato WestPost-BulletinMANKATO — Mayo played hard, but that didn't stop Mankato West from winning its fourth straight game Saturday, downing the Spartans 48-45 in Big Nine Conference girls basketball. It wasn't an efficient game from Mayo. The Spartans shot just 2-for-17 on ...and more »
|New Ulm Jaycees Work to Deliver Food to Less FortunateKEYC / 1 d. 9 h. 5 min. ago more|
The New Ulm Jaycees teamed up with their local Cash Wise store on Saturday, to deliver food baskets to those less fortunate.
|Singing Hills Chorus debut warms heartsMankato Free Press / 1 d. 9 h. 9 min. ago more|
MANKATO — The hill was alive with the sound of music Saturday afternoon.
|Singing Hills Chorus Holds Concert Hosted by Members with DementiaKEYC / 1 d. 9 h. 30 min. ago more|
The First Singing Hills Chorus, a group that brings together people with dementia, had their "Peace, Love & Joy" concert on Saturday, at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel.
|'O Upside down tree, O upside down tree'Mankato Free Press / 1 d. 10 h. 25 min. ago more|
It's a trend that started a couple of years ago that I hoped would die on its own accord, but instead the upside down Christmas tree is this year's trend du jour.
|Seven-story building for Mankato wins key approval - Minneapolis Star TribuneGoogle News / 1 d. 11 h. 43 min. ago more|
Minneapolis Star TribuneSeven-story building for Mankato wins key approvalMinneapolis Star TribuneThe Block 518 office towers were the first for downtown Mankato since the early 1980s, and have changed the skyline near the city's core. They stand about six blocks from the Eide Bailly Center site. About 180 people in all would work at Eide Bailly ...
|Madelia Home Health Care Provides In-Home Assistance for Senior CitizensKEYC / 1 d. 12 h. 28 min. ago more|
Many seniors in the Madelia area rely on home health care service to go about their daily routines and remain living semi-independently.
|Two Men Arrested Following Prostitution StingKEYC / 1 d. 12 h. 35 min. ago more|
Wells Police Department with the assistance of the Rochester Police Department and the Faribault County Sheriff's Office conducted an undercover prostitution sting in Wells.
|Hardware store has been family enterprise since 1889Mankato Free Press / 1 d. 13 h. 54 min. ago more|
(An earlier version of this story, published Aug. 31, 2014, incorrectly listed the source of information).
|Woman Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident Near Vernon CenterKEYC / 2 d. 4 h. 13 min. ago more|
A 72–year–old woman was taken to MCHS Mankato with non life–threatening injuries.
|Ugly Christmas Sweaters Remain A Big Trend During The Holiday SeasonKEYC / 2 d. 8 h. 3 min. ago more|
'Tis the season of jolly, cheer and ugly Christmas sweaters.
|1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria Brings Heat to MankatoKEYC / 2 d. 8 h. 45 min. ago more|
The restaurant features authentic, hand-tossed and customizable pizzas, fired at 1,000 degrees, in about two minutes.
|Gustavus Librarian: Net Neutrality Repeal Could Alter DemocracyKEYC / 2 d. 8 h. 58 min. ago more|
The FCC's vote on repealing Net Neutrality has left many across social media upset and concerned about how the decision will affect them.
|2017 Yields Produce Lower Numbers Than 2016KEYC / 2 d. 9 h. 1 min. ago more|
Throughout this past summer, sunshine provided favorable conditions for corn, soybeans and other yields to flourish.
|Mankato and New Ulm light up for the holidaysMankato News / 2 d. 9 h. 20 min. ago more|
As they round the corner to Mankato's Sibley Park, reactions ripple from preschoolers scrambling ahead, then stopping in their tracks. "Whoooa!" yells a little girl.
|Fairmont Schools Beef Up SecurityKEYC / 2 d. 9 h. 30 min. ago more|
This past summer, 40 cameras were added to Fairmont Area Schools.
|US Hwy. 14 Partnership Warns Project May Be At RiskKEYC / 2 d. 9 h. 57 min. ago more|
The US Hwy. 14 Partnership is encouraging residents in the Greater Minnesota region to help take action.
|Roy Orbison, Jr….KTOE / 2 d. 10 h. 31 min. ago|
|University of Minnesota gets tougher on sexual misconductKTOE / 2 d. 12 h. 56 min. ago more|
The University of Minnesota adopted a new policy that will require all employees to report incidents of sexual harassment or sexual assault against students. The mandate was approved Friday by the Board of Regents. It goes into effect next month. Past university policy required only supervisors and employees in advisory roles to report incidents of sexual misconduct. Tina Marisam is director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. She says the goal is to provide resources to victims of sexual misconduct. Some faculty members and graduate students have said the new rules might discourage some students from coming forward if they know an incident will be reported.
|North Mankato to talk public comment at workshop - Mankato Free PressGoogle News / 2 d. 13 h. 9 min. ago more|
North Mankato to talk public comment at workshopMankato Free PressHe and other residents are concerned North Mankato officials may not respond to some issues if they're not broadcast as part of the council's televised meetings. He also thinks the forums should happen before meetings instead of after because there's ...
|23B candidates react to health care costs, state budgetingKTOE / 2 d. 13 h. 30 min. ago more|
Three people are currently in Minnesota House District 23B race, in a special election prompted by the resignation of Tony Cornish. Watonwan County Commissioner Republican Scott Sanders of St. James said if he were elected, he’d push for changes to the state’s health care program. “It’s costing the counties and I know, even the human services level when we talk (about) Mnsure, it takes a lot of staff time to implement that program and that’s all at taxpayers expense. So the solution has to be cost effective also,” he said. Republican Lake Crystal businessman Jeremy Munson said healthcare coverage is only one aspect of spiraling medical costs, and he would advocate for price transparency in health care as well. He said, “When you go into the doctor for an office visit or a test they don’t tell you what things cost, and when you as the question they either say, ‘Well, you have insurance,’ or, ‘We don’t know. You’ll find out in a month.'” Democrat Lake Crystal school social worker Melissa Wagner and said she would call for more transparency in the state budgeting process overall and reveal, “Who is truly getting tax breaks? Is it our middle class and our working class that are benefiting from that? Or are we creating banks that are really going to benefit corporations, that are going to take too much money out of the things we really need to spend money on, such as roads, our local towns and Local Government Aid?” A primary election takes place January 29th, and the special election is February 12th. Both are Mondays. In KTOE’s continuing series concerning the House 23B race, tomorrow we’ll hear from the candidates about public education in the state.
|DNR: Talk to kids about dangers of walking on thin iceKTOE / 2 d. 13 h. 45 min. ago more|
As temperatures dip below freezing across the state, ice continues to form on lakes, ponds and rivers. That means more and more adults and children are venturing out on the ice. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Hannah Mishler said now is a great time for adults to talk to their kids about the dangers of thin ice. The DNR recommended minimum thickness for walking and small group activities on clear ice is four inches; five inches of new, clear ice for snowmobiles and ATVs; and eight to 12 inches for automobiles.
|Madelia man accused in several instances of inappropriate public behaviorKTOE / 2 d. 13 h. 48 min. ago more|
A Madelia man is accused of sexually inappropriate behavior in a grocery store parking lot. Police were called to Sunshine Foods at around midday at the end of November, by a woman who said 60-year-old Ricky Hartke had removed some of his clothing and was masturbating. Hartke denied that, and said he was just enjoying the sunshine. Other recent and similar reports include an accusation that Hartke was masturbating in front of him apartment window in July, and in September that he was self-pleasuring in the McDonald’s play area in St. James while children were there. He will be in court on January 9th.
|Mankato woman repeatedly stalked by exKTOE / 2 d. 14 h. 1 min. ago more|
A 41-year-old man currently being held in the Blue Earth County Jail is facing preliminary charges of stalking and two counts of domestic abuse. Early this month Mankato Police said Dwayne Irving called DPS and told them someone with an active arrest warrant was at a home on Cherry Street. However, investigators learned the woman who lives in the home had been the victim of several incidents of stalking and order for protection violations committed by Irving. When the officer arrived, the person named on the warrant was not there. She also told the officer that Irving had been at the home just a few minutes earlier, yelling and swearing at the victim’s 6-year-old daughter, and confronted the woman while she was walking home with groceries. Witnesses said Irving threatened to show up at the child’s bus stop. The woman said she didn’t report the incident to police because she feared he would not be caught and she and her child would not be safe. Court records show it’s the fourth time Irving has been accused of violating a protection order or stalking since mid-September. He was also convicted of assault in mid-August.
|More charges for accused Mankato rapistKTOE / 2 d. 14 h. 7 min. ago more|
More charges have been filed against a Mankato man accused of raping two women. Mankato Police originally charged 26-year-old Archester Rodgers Jr. with two felony counts of criminal sexual conduct, after the roommates told police they were each raped individually after they invited Rodgers to their home to smoke marijuana. Rodgers is now charged with two felony criminal sexual conduct charges, two misdemeanor sexual conduct counts, and failing to update his information on the sex offender registry.
|Mankato School council given project of the year award for “Spirit of Youth”KTOE / 2 d. 14 h. 9 min. ago more|
Mankato Area Public Schools’ Community Education and Recreation Advisory Council has been awarded the Region 1 Minnesota Community Education Association Project of the Year award. The award honors the district’s Spirit of Youth awards ceremony. The ceremony began five years ago, and recognizes outstanding students, staff and community members from Mankato Area Public Schools and greater Mankato. This year, awards were given to Outstanding Youth Organization, Outstanding Individual Youth, Outstanding Non-Profit Organization, Outstanding Coach, Outstanding Business Partner, Outstanding Educator and Outstanding Community Volunteer. The district is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Spirit of Youth awards through March 15, 2018.
|Mankato Area Foundation announces nearly $60,000 in local grantsKTOE / 2 d. 14 h. 12 min. ago more|
The Mankato Area Foundation has awarded nearly $60,000 in grants to local organizations. Among them, $25,000 to help establish a local Boys & Girls Club. President and CEO Nancy Zallek says the nonprofit sector plays a critical role in the community, and the foundation is honored to support their work. Other Community Grants include: City Center Partnership – CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour, $2,000; City of Mankato – The Giving Barn in Sibley Park, $2,261 Key City Bike – Board Governance Training and Strategic Planning, $5,000 Mankato Area Public Schools – Vex Robotics, $5,000 MSU College of Science Engineering and Technology – Scholarships, $5,000 MSU Center for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence – Southern MN Regional Science and Engineering Fair, $5,000 South Central College – Scholarships, $5,000 Twilight Garden Club – Historic Hubbard House Landscaping/Hubbard Parkside Garden, $5,000
|Mankato Man Sentenced In March Armed RobberyKEYC / 2 d. 15 h. 44 min. ago more|
A Mankato man is convicted and sentenced for his role in an armed robbery that happened in March at an apartment complex on Monks Avenue.
|The Mankato Area Foundation Announces $59,261 in GrantsMankato Times / 3 d. 8 h. 50 min. ago more|
The Mankato Area Foundation Announces $59,261 in Grants Mankato Times MANKATO, MINN. — The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) announces grant recipients for the fall funding cycle in 2017. Among them, a $25,000 Innovation Grant has been awarded as seed money in support of the establishment of a local Boys & Girls Club. “Our local nonprofit sector plays a critical role in this community focusing on the vitality and vibrancy of our region. At the Mankato Area Foundation we are honored to support their work through these wonderful initiatives,” said Nancy Zallek, President and CEO. A total of $34,261 was also awarded to other area nonprofit organizations to support local projects and programs. Other Community Grants include: City Center Partnership – CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour, $2,000; City of Mankato – The Giving Barn in Sibley Park, $2,261 Key City Bike – Board Governance Training and Strategic Planning, $5,000 Mankato Area Public Schools – Vex Robotics, $5,000 MSU College of Science Engineering and Technology – Scholarships, $5,000 MSU Center for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence – Southern MN Regional Science and Engineering Fair, $5,000 South Central College – Scholarships, $5,000 Twilight Garden Club – Historic Hubbard House Landscaping/Hubbard Parkside Garden, $5,000 About the Mankato Area Foundation The Mankato Area Foundation is a donor-driven community foundation whose purpose is to improve the livability in Greater Mankato through philanthropy. Our Community Foundation connects donors with causes they care about, provides funding to address key community objectives and convenes individuals and organizations to find solutions for local challenges. To learn more about the Mankato Area Foundation and how the organization makes an impact in our community visit www.mankatoareafoundation.com or visit us on Facebook.
|Mankato among sites for new hearing loss pilot - Mankato Free PressGoogle News / 3 d. 9 h. 12 min. ago more|
Mankato among sites for new hearing loss pilotMankato Free PressShe said research suggests people with hearing loss are more likely to experience isolation, depression and dementia among other issues. The pilot is aimed at minimizing those negative consequences. Howard Rosten, assistive technology manager at SMILES ...
|Mankato water gets a fresh set of filters - Mankato Free PressGoogle News / 3 d. 9 h. 22 min. ago more|
Mankato Free PressMankato water gets a fresh set of filtersMankato Free PressUnlike cities such as Minneapolis and St. Cloud, which rely on surface water from the Mississippi River, Mankato gets the bulk of its water from wells that tap water about 60 feet below the riverbeds of the Blue Earth and Minnesota rivers, Hinrichs ...Mankato Water Treatment Plant Utilizing New Ultrafiltration MembranesKEYCall 2 news articles »
|Mankato has second-fastest warming winters in nation - Mankato Free PressGoogle News / 3 d. 9 h. 53 min. ago more|
Mankato Free PressMankato has second-fastest warming winters in nationMankato Free PressMANKATO — If you needed more confirmation that our winters are increasingly wimpier, the nonprofit group Climate Central shows Mankato is the second-fastest warming city in the nation. The report, released by the New Princeton, New Jersey-based group ...
|Huisman Family Fund announces loans, grants for Faribault County and adjoining countiesMankato Times / 3 d. 12 h. 17 min. ago more|
Huisman Family Fund announces loans, grants for Faribault County and adjoining counties Mankato Times BLUE EARTH, MINN. — The Huisman Family Donor Advised Fund, a fund of the Blue Earth Community Foundation, announces the availability of grants and loans to support economic development efforts in Faribault County, Minnesota and the adjoining areas. The Huisman Family Donor Advised Fund, created by John and his son Quinn Huisman, was launched to support the overall economic efforts in the place they call home. It is the hope of the Huismans that this fund will augment efforts to expand and reinforce the vitality of Blue Earth and the surrounding communities. “We’ve got to think bigger, we need to start thinking regionally. Blue Earth can’t exist by itself. It’s going to take some real initiative and my hope is that this new fund will help us get there,” said John Huisman. IRS-designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and units/agencies of local, state, and federal government can apply for grants; each year $10,000 will be available for grant making. Grants are available to support organizations, projects and initiatives impacting economic development efforts. Start up or expanding businesses can apply for loans from $2,000-$35,000. Loans are available to support business growth and economic development opportunities in Faribault County and adjoining areas. The Huisman Family Fund is willing to collaborate on grant making and lending to further economic development efforts. Faribault County has much to offer and this fund will be an additional resource to benefit the area. Grants and loans will be accepted on a rolling basis. To discuss lending opportunities or to submit a loan application please contact Marcia Haley at 507-214-7021 or Marciah@smifoundation.org and for grant inquiries or to submit an application, please contact Jennifer Heien at 507-214-7040 or firstname.lastname@example.org at Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. You can also find additional information on the web at www.smifoundation.org/huismanfund.
|Chickenpox cases grow in MinnesotaKTOE / 3 d. 12 h. 26 min. ago more|
Minnesota health officials say there’s an increase in the number of chickenpox cases this year. Department of Health spokesman Doug Schultz says nearly 400 cases have been reported, the highest number since 2013 when about 480 cases were reported. Schultz says there’s an outbreak of 15 cases in one Hennepin County school and another six cases in Stearns County. He says that outbreaks typically happen in private or charter schools where there’s a higher percentage of unvaccinated children. Unlike the flu, Schultz says the chickenpox is not a seasonal illness and can happen throughout the year.
|Polito’s Pizza donating 10% of sales this Friday to United WayMankato Times / 5 d. 8 h. 10 min. ago more|
Polito’s Pizza donating 10% of sales this Friday to United Way Mankato Times MANKATO, MINN. — This Friday, stop by Polito’s Pizza for a slice (or three) and support essential local programs benefiting individuals at all stages of life. On Friday, December 15, Polito’s 505 South Front Street, will donate 10 percent of sales between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. to Greater Mankato Area United Way. These proceeds will benefit Greater Mankato Area United Way’s 2018 campaign supporting 57 regional programs. The campaign still has more than $287,000 left to raise to reach its goal of $2,050,000 in funding for these critical programs. To make a donation, please call the United Way office at (507) 345-4551 or visit www.MankatoUnitedWay.org. About Polito’s Pizza: New York style pizza, stop in & grab a quick slice to eat in-store or to go. We also offer full pizza pies, order in-store or call for take-out. We cater!
|Lime Valley Advertising, Inc. Launches Youth Aviation MagazineMankato Times / 5 d. 10 h. 35 min. ago more|
Lime Valley Advertising, Inc. Launches Youth Aviation Magazine Mankato Times MANKATO, MINN. — AviNation, a national magazine dedicated to generating excitement and interest in aviation among youth, was recently launched by Lime Valley Advertising, Inc., Mankato, Minnesota. The concept was initiated by Jacob Peed, the publisher, who saw a need for creating a publication focused on exciting youth about careers in aviation. Lime Valley Advertising, Inc. then developed the brand, designed the publication and took on the role of editor. The magazine is being printed locally by Corporate Graphics Commercial, North Mankato, Minnesota. The goal of the magazine is to help fill the tremendous need for young people to enter the world of aviation. AviNation unites youth aviation groups across the country in their effort to attract, educate and empower young people in aviation. With major airlines recognizing the need for this publication and the need to encourage youth to enter the field of aviation, several quickly jumped onboard to become regular advertisers. “The response in the aviation industry to this publication has been tremendous,” said Brian Maciej, President of Lime Valley Advertising, Inc. “We’re delighted to be a part of this important initiative.” AviNation is published four times a year and is distributed to FBOs, universities, high school aeronautics programs and trade events throughout the country. The magazine connects advertisers and contributors with industry professionals, enthusiasts and those who will continue to advocate for youth in aviation. Visit avinationusa.com to view the premiere issue!
|LEEP Receives $79,000 Otto Bremer Trust GrantMankato Times / 5 d. 13 h. 45 min. ago more|
LEEP Receives $79,000 Otto Bremer Trust Grant Mankato Times MANKATO, MINN. — Mankato nonprofit Leisure Education for Exceptional People (LEEP) has announced they have received a $79,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust. Funds were awarded “for general operations and to increase fund development capacity to provide education and recreation opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in south-central Minnesota.” “Otto Bremer Trust has been a huge supporter for our organization and we are grateful for their partnership. This grant has helped LEEP ensure we are able to start 2018, LEEP’s 40th year, out on the right foot. With continued support from our amazing community, LEEP will continue to provide recreational programming for individuals with disabilities making 2018 our best year yet!” – Mandy Hunecke, LEEP Executive Director After making the announcement LEEP was working to raise $100,000 by year’s end, they are nearing 20% of their goal. 2017 has been a harrowing year for the nonprofit as both large scale fundraisers were postponed due to weather related issues, leaving them with lower than projected funds being raised. Donations have been down compared to year’s past and prior to receiving this grant from Otto Bremer Trust, grant funding was lower than anticipated. LEEP serves over 800 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities annually in the greater Mankato area. Programming focuses on socialization and providing a safe space for participants to take part in recreational activities with their friends. Programming includes Night Activities, Special Events, Clubs, All-Inclusive Vacations, Youth Programming and Special Olympics. Programming takes place most days of the week and volunteers are always needed. To find out more about how to donate visit mankatoleep.org/donatenow or contact Mandy Hunecke, Executive Director by email at email@example.com or by calling 507-387-5122. For more information on LEEP programming or Special Olympics, please call 507-387-5122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. About Leisure Education for Exceptional People (LEEP) Leisure Education for Exceptional People, Inc. (LEEP) enriches lives through inclusive education, recreation and healthy living opportunities. Our programs are designed to enhance the quality of life for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Learn more at mankatoleep.org
|Blue Earth County 4-H Hold Annual Achievement Celebration In PembertonMankato Times / 5 d. 14 h. 6 min. ago more|
Blue Earth County 4-H Hold Annual Achievement Celebration In Pemberton The Mohwinkel Family received a Warm Fuzzy Award Mankato Times PEMBERTON, MINN. — The 2017 Blue Earth County 4-H Annual Achievement Celebration was held on Sunday, December 3rd, at the Main Street Plaza in Pemberton. The event was hosted by the Lyra Merryworkers 4-H Club and the Blue Earth County 4-H Federation. Over 100 4-H members, volunteers, and guests were in attendance. Appetizers were served, followed by the program and photo slideshow. Award winners are listed below, and we’d like to sincerely congratulate each of these award winners and thank you all for your commitment and dedication to the Blue Earth County 4-H Program. 2017 4-H AWARD BANQUET WINNERS Alumni Award: Cinda Wallace Leader Guidance Award: Sharlie Hansen Friend of Youth Award: Cheryl Lewis Friend of 4-H Award: Ceresco Township Board Outstanding 4-H’er Award: Alaina Corgard Outstanding 4-H Family of the Year: Ulrich Family Warm Fuzzy Awards: Robin Tietz, Mohwinkel Family Top Demonstrator: Julia Langworthy State Dog Show Excellence Winner Kyle Haroldson Champion Beef Herdsmanship: Clever Clovers Champion Dairy Herdsmanship: Amboy Area Adventurers Champion Goat Herdsmanship: Lyra Merryworkers Champion Horse Herdsmanship: Amboy & Ceresco Champion Llama Herdsmanship: Ceresco Top Notchers Champion Poultry Herdsmanship: Amboy Area Adventurers Champion Rabbit Herdsmanship: Boomerangs Champion Sheep Herdsmanship: New Horizons Champion Swine Herdsmanship: Lyra Merryworkers Reserve Grand Champion Herdsmanship Club: New Horizons Grand Champion Herdsmanship Club: Boomerangs State Horse Show Excellence: Lexi Hansen, Matthew Bormann State Dog Show Excellence: Amelia Tauer, Kyle Haroldson State Shoot Excellence Award: Jackson Gibbs, Ethan Matzke, Justin Matzke, Trevor McGregor, Gabriel Strand, Ginny Strand State Fair Excellence Award winners State Fair Excellence Award: Annabelle Birr, Alaina Corgard, Adam Dickey, Taylor Doering, Emma Fischer, Lexi Hansen, Bethany Hiniker, Olivia Johnson, Julia Langworthy, Amelia Lawver, Megan Lawver, Aidan Oldenburg, Braelynn Randall, Trevor Rose, Cody Schwarz, Emma Severns, Patrick Thofson, Ashley Ulrich, Brianna Ulrich Outstanding Beef 4-H’er – Trevor Rose Outstanding Dairy 4-H’er – Matthew Thofson Outstanding Dog 4-H’er – Layne Haroldson Outstanding Goat 4-H’er – Reid Hansen & Emma Severns Outstanding Horse 4-H’er – Lexi Hansen Outstanding Llama 4-H’er – Patrick Thofson Outstanding Rabbit 4-H’er – Alaina Corgard Outstanding Poultry 4-H’er – Keegan Plantz Outstanding Sheep 4-H’er – Cody Schwarz & Anna Doering Outstanding Swine 4-H’er – Emma Severns Five Year Leader Award: Caitlin Griffin, Julie Hiniker, Dion Quiram, Michelle Starkey, Jeff Strand, Kent Thiesse, Liz Thiesse Ten Year Leader Award Winners Ten Year Leader Award: Carl Corgard, Laura Corgard, Dawn Slocum, Amy Thofson Fifteen Year Leader Award: Chris Hawkins, Cheryl Lewis Twenty Year Leader Award: Jodi Roelofs Five Year Member Award: John Anderson, Kendall Anderson, Annabelle Birr, Wyatt Birr, Bethany Hiniker, Jay Hiniker, Johnathan Hiniker, Broderick Krosch, Amelia Lawver, Gabriel Lawver, Megan Lawver, Jocelyn Melvin, Joseph Schroeder, Cody Schwarz Ten Year Member Award: Joshua Beiswanger, Taylor Doering, Emma Fischer, Lexi Hansen, Reid Hansen, April Klecker, Sander Ludeman, Brian Merritt, Matthew Thofson Graduation Award: Connor Oldenburg, Joshua Clobes, Kayla Jobe, Kristina Schroeder, Mac Slocum, Patrick Thofson, Tanner Lewis, Trevor Lemmon Camp Counselor Award: Therese Klages, Reid Hansen, Sara Gartner Presidential Award Winners Oliver Mohwinkel and Emma Severns Presidential Award: Oliver Mohwinkel, Emma Severns Grade 9-12+ Record Awards: Emma Severns Grade 6-8 Record Awards: Alanna Slocum Grade 3-5 Record Awards: Joseph Schroeder Honor Club (Secretary’s Book): Amboy Area Adventurers, Ceresco Top Notchers, Clever Clovers, Junior Olympics, New Horizons, Riverbend 4-H’ers Award of Excellence (Treasurer’s Book): Amboy Area Adventurers, Boomerangs, Ceresco Top Notchers, Clever Clovers, Junior Olympics, Lyra Merryworkers, New Horizons, Riverbend
|Fire consumes Kasota Township home, kills family petsMankato News / 6 d. 1 h. 14 min. ago more|
The home of the Peters family on Ottawa Road was destroyed in a fire on Saturday evening.
|Some Taylor Swift Fans Experience Sticker Shock Over Tour TicketsMankato News / 6 d. 16 h. 27 min. ago more|
When tickets for Taylor Swift's tour went on sale via Ticketmaster's Verified Fan pre-sale program, the complexity of the system and the high ticket prices have pushed some would-be concertgoers out. Swift employed Ticketmaster's Verified Fan program in an effort to stave off ticket scalpers, but the program requires fans to jump through digital hoops, such as liking Swift's social media posts, watching her videos, or buying digital copies of her music in order to boost their place in line.
|New Rules Give a Green Light to Food TrucksMankato News / 9 d. 12 h. 36 min. ago more|
Dec. 08 -- MANKATO -- Talk to the people attending the "Mankato Food Truck Ordinance Open House" Thursday night, and it's clear they'd rather be talking about sauces than setbacks, about hot beef commercials than hours of operation, about casseroles than fire codes. But with the arrival of the food truck craze to the Mankato area, the rules needed to be laid down and the city's Community Development Department is close to finalizing the regulations.
|Education BriefMankato News / 9 d. 17 h. 13 min. ago more|
Minnesota State University, Mankato, will award degrees at the end of the fall semester, with commencement ceremonies scheduled for Dec. 9 in Taylor Center's Bresnan Arena on the Minnesota State Mankato campus.
|SouthPoint Financial donates to Food ShelvesMankato News / 9 d. 21 h. 59 min. ago more|
SouthPoint Financial Credit Union donated over 150 pounds of food and $774 to local food shelves at the end of November from their Give Thanks drive. SouthPoint members gave non-perishable food and monetary donations during the drive Nov. 13-25.
|Politicians react to Franken resignationMankato News / 10 d. 2 h. 33 min. ago more|
Sen. Al Franken announced Thursday he would resign from Congress following sexual misconduct allegations from seven different women. Franken said on the Senate floor that his resignation would come within the following weeks, but provided no specific date.
|Charles Samuelson honored by ACLUMankato News / 10 d. 12 h. 52 min. ago more|
The ACLU of Minnesota presented its top accolade, the Earl Larson Award, to former executive director Charles Samuelson on Nov. 30, 2017. Samuelson led the organization for 20 years until his retirement last February.
|Peggy Flanagan could become the highest ranking Native woman to hold public officeMankato News / 11 d. 11 h. 34 min. ago more|
'It matters that people see themselves reflected in the leaders that represent them,' said state Rep. Peggy Flanagan .
|Man gets prison time for sexual assaultMankato News / 12 d. 14 h. 28 min. ago more|
A Preston man was sentenced last week to nearly 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Danny Eugene Zuehlke, 38, was charged in July 2016 with two identical counts; he entered an Alford plea of guilty in March.
|Day in History: Rail man and his son escape deathMankato News / 13 d. 15 h. 16 min. ago more|
He also is serving as president of Minnesota Mayors. a George A. Hormel II has purchased the Wrigley Mansion and turned one of Phoenix's most opulent landmarks into a private club.
|Home Free brings 'Country Christmas' to RochesterMankato News / 23 d. 15 h. 49 min. ago more|
"A Country Christmas," Home Free's annual holiday show, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mayo Civic Center. Home Free, formed in Mankato in 2000, went nationwide in the 2013 season of NBC's "The Sing-Off," where the vocal group walked away with the first-place award.
|137 DWI arrests in MN on Thanksgiving Eve; 1 Killed in wrong-way crashMankato News / 24 d. 4 h. 56 min. ago more|
Minnesota traffic officials say over a hundred people were arrested for DWIs in the state on Wednesday evening, or Thanksgiving Eve. One person was also killed in a wrong-way crash where alcohol appears to be a factor.
|Greater Minnesota has jobs, but not enough homesMankato News / 24 d. 11 h. 28 min. ago more|
Sibley Park Apartments, a 60-unit complex in Mankato, Minn., is one of many buildings constructed in recent years to help reduce a shortage of homes for greater Minnesota workers. Willmar, Minn., has a strong industrial base and falls short of affordable housing.