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

Upcoming Holiday Event with Santa at the Library

Santa will be making an appearance at the Blue Earth County Library in Mankato on Sat., Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. for a special holiday story time. FULL STORY

Winter Scavenger Hunt: New Ulm Selected As 1 of 10 ‘Checkpoint MN’ Hosts

New Ulm, Minn. (Dec. 3, 2015) – For the third consecutive year, Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, in partnership with Minneapolis-based marketing agency Monopoint Media, will launch a statewide winter scavenger hunt this Thursday, Dec. 3. Coined “Checkpoint MN,” the event highlights 10 iconic travel destinations, including New Ulm, which can be found only in Minnesota this season. FULL STORY

State Job Website to Shutdown Dec 4 and be Replaced by Dec 8: Get Your Data Now

If you use the State of Minnesota online job application system, you should migrate and save your data soon. The deadline to do so is by December 4. FULL STORY

Mankato Cop Said Shooter Had 'Intense Opinions' Politically, Video Shows Racism

Jamar Clark Press Conference

Photo by Tony Webster: Minneapolis NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds speaks to the media at Plymouth and James Avenue North, the site of the Minneapolis Police officer-involved shooting of Jamar Clark.

Minnesota Vikings in Top 3 Conference Teams After Atlanta Falcons Defeat Sunday

Jeremiah Serles

The Minnesota Vikings are having a great season, even after losing to their rival, the Green Bay Packers. The team bounced back to defeat the Atlanta Falcons Sunday. FULL STORY
Photo by Jeffrey Beall via WikiMedia Commons: Jeremiah Sirles, a player on the National Football League for the Minnesota Vikings.

Body Found in Monticello Sunday Afternoon in Search for Tyler Berg

The body of 24-year-old Tyler Berg, who has been missing from his home in St. Cloud since November 22, may have just been found in Monticello on Sunday, but only an autopsy will reveal the identity for sure. FULL STORY

NURBRA Donates $2100 to CADA in New Ulm Thru Fashion Show

NURBRA donates $2109 to CADA in New Ulm Thru Fashion

The New Ulm Business & Retail Association (NUBRA) is pleased to announce that they have donated $2,109.37 to CADA, the Committee Against Domestic Abuse. FULL STORY
Photo Caption:L-R: Jessica Fischer, Gallery 512, Modenschau Committee Chair; Erin Kissner, CADA of Brown County; Heather Hacker Hammer, A to Zinnia Floral & Gifts, NUBRA Chair.

Minnesota Man Admitted to Mankato Officer Known from School He Shot at Protestors in Minneapolis

protests in minneapolis

The Mankato police quickly released information to the media about the connection between a Minnesota man, a Mankato police officer and protesters who were shot this past week during rallies in support of Jamar Clark, a young black man who died after being shot by Minneapolis police officers. A man, identified as having gone to high school with the Mankato officer, admitted to shooting at protestors. Mankato police say they have cooperated with investigators from Minneapolis.

New Ulm Parade of Lights

2014 parade

The holiday season will soon be upon us, and with that comes the 27th Annual New Ulm Parade of Lights! The parade, which is organized by the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, is always held the Friday after Thanksgiving. FULL STORY

DNR seeking applications for Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications from people interested in serving on the statewide Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Advisory Committee. FULL STORY