Mankato News from a newspaper in the Greater Mankato Area, nestled comfortably in the Minnesota River Valley

Minnesota Vikings Rack Up Third Win in Game Against Chicago Bears

According to the Associated Press, television screens everywhere and NFL recaps, Adrian Peterson ran for 103 yards and Blair Walsh kicked a 36-yard field goal giving Minnesota Vikings a 23-20 win against Chicago's battered Bears on Sunday. FULL STORY

City Provides Video of Construction for Event Venue Downtown Mankato

Mankato-View the video of today's topping off event that marked placement of final beam to build Mankato Event Center. FULL STORY

Mankato Symphony Orchestra: Russian Masterworks

Bakken Trio

MSO’s Music on the Hill Chamber Series Presents the Bakken Trio performing “Russian Masterworks”. FULL STORY

Household Hazardous Waste Facility to Close Until April 2016

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The Blue Earth County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility and Product Reuse Center have closed for the season. FULL STORY

Mapleton Reminds Voters About Election Day Nov 3

City of Mapleton reminds voters about Election Day on November 3: FULL STORY

Junior Achievement of New Ulm Area Receives $1K Contribution from New Ulm Chamber

New Ulm Jr Achievement Contribution from New Ulm Chamber of Commerce.

New Ulm, Minn. – Junior Achievement is announcing that it received $1,000 from the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce to implement the JA Career Success program for New Ulm area 9th graders. FULL STORY

Mankato Police Looking for Hit-and-Run Suspect Driving SUV

Suspected vehicle from hit-and-run

Mankato police are looking for the driver of an SUV suspected in a hit-and-run incident in Mankato. FULL STORY

New Adult Criminal Complaint Search Tool in Blue Earth County Launched

Office of Blue Earth County Attorney Launches New Online Search Tool: Adult Criminal Complaint Search Feature Added to the Blue Earth County Website The Office of Blue Earth County Attorney recently added a new online tool that allows the public to search for adult criminal complaints directly... FULL STORY

Violinist Wins Young Artist Competition from Mankato Symphony Orchestra

The Mankato Symphony announced that violinist Sara Aldana from Shattuck St. Mary’s School in Fairbault has won the annual Kevin Kanne Memorial Young Artist Competition, in the “senior” category as well as overall. FULL STORY

County and City Seek Public Thoughts on Wetland Restoration Efforts

Blue Earth County, City of Mankato and other partners are seeking public input on a strategy for preserving and restoring area wetlands. FULL STORY