Mankato News


10/18/2018 06:20 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Forms and fragments' at Grand 

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt Artist Charlie Putnam hangs one of his paintings in the 4 Pillars Gallery. Putnam typically paints on cradle wood panels with acrylic paint.


10/18/2018 01:58 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Insomnia Cookies could be coming to St. Cloud 

Late-night cookie delivery could be coming to St. Cloud soon with Insomnia Cookies The building permit application for the 'Insomnia Cookies' project has an address at Coborn Plaza Apartments on Fifth Avenue Check out this story on sctimes.com: https://www.sctimes.com/story/money/2018/10/17/insomia-cookies-st-cloud-information/1658553002/ A vacant store front in the Corborn Plaza Apartments shown Tuesday, Oct. 16, Along Fifth Avenue S in St. Cloud. ST. CLOUD - Warm delicious cookies delivered to your door? It's a service that could be coming soon to St. Cloud, according to a building permit application with the city of St. Cloud.


10/15/2018 07:54 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Gislason & Hunter LLP welcomes 2 attorneys 

Gislason & Hunter LLP is pleased to welcome Attorneys Zach Graham and Rhett Schwichtenberg, to the firm. Graham will work from the Mankato office and focus his practice on corporate law, finance and banking, employment and labor law and family law.


10/15/2018 03:34 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Harkin Store post office gave way to RFD 

Harkin Store visitors got a glimpse of some of the tools involved with letter writing and postage stamp collecting in the 1800s Sunday. Photographs were displayed of Alexander Harkin's great grandson Robert Curtis Schmidt of New Ulm examining postage stamps with a magnifying glass.


10/13/2018 03:14 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota college offers Somali language classes 

A diverse set of foreign languages are taught at area colleges, but until last month they didn't include one of the languages most frequently spoken in the region. Students in various courses at Minnesota State University could say there are at least huit, acht, ocho, atte, atta, sahdogan, nishwaaswi and "bay" language options available - depending on whether they're enrolled in French, German, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Dakota, Ojibwe or Chinese.


10/13/2018 10:54 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Mankato man accused of pointing gun at motorist 

A Mankato man is accused of pointing a gun at people in a van after hurling a racial slur at them moments earlier at a gas station. Paul Gary Near, 54, was charged with felony second-degree assault with a deadly weapon and felony threats of violence Friday stemming from an incident Aug. 14 in Mankato.


10/12/2018 02:30 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Nashville Saloon owner charged with theft of hockey funds 

A Waseca Police Department vehicle parks outside Nashville Saloon, 108 S. State Street., as curious residents take a look at the closed establishment following criminal theft charges against one of the owners and reports of a fire inside overnight Wednesday.


10/02/2018 09:13 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Charges: Woman's grandchildren killed helpful neighbor Tuesday, October 2 

Prosecutors allege a Minnesota man fatally shot in the face as he opened his door last month was targeted by grandchildren of his elderly woman neighbor who mistakenly thought he had harmed her. Twenty-seven-year-old Malcolm Woods and 34-year-old Kielah Parsons, both of Rochester, Minnesota, appeared in court Monday on second-degree murder charges.


10/01/2018 02:13 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Charges: Rochester man killed execution-style by 3 grandkids of woman he allegedly harmed 

A gunman slipped convenience store plastic bags on his hands and feet before fatally shooting a man in the face at his door in Rochester, authorities said. Suspected shooter Malcolm J. Woods, 27, of Rochester, and two of his relatives were charged Friday in Olmsted County District Court with murder in the death of 38-year-old Brandon M. Arndt at the front door of his home Sept.


09/30/2018 05:52 AM  ~~~Source~~~
16 min 25 sec ago 

Dr. Andrew Bader, a family medicine physician, has joined the Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Baxter Clinic in Baxter, Minnesota. In addition to caring for patients of all ages, Dr. Bader will also provide prenatal care for pregnant women.


09/30/2018 01:35 AM  ~~~Source~~~
16 min 16 sec ago 

Nurse Practitioner Christine Diederich has joined the Urgent Care Department at the Essentia Health St. Josephs-Baxter Clinic in Baxter, Minnesota. Diederich has been caring for patients at the Baxter Clinic on a temporary basis for the past two years, and is happy to join the team full time.


09/29/2018 09:27 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Two charged with murder for shooting death 

The police department sent out an announcement Friday stating that 27-year-old Malcolm Jammal Woods and 34-year-old Kielah Shanae Parsons are in custody and have been charged with second-degree murder for the Sept. 10 homicide of Arndt in southeast Rochester.


09/29/2018 12:49 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Elgin's Wescott Agri Products is a big player in Minnesota's little apple industry 

But a family orchard and a call to help market apples more effectively for local growers put him on a path to create a new company and consolidate apple distribution along the Upper Mississippi River region. "I wasn't planning on being in the apple industry," said Wescott, the president of Wescott Agri Products.


09/26/2018 01:40 PM  ~~~Source~~~
IPMA Road Show Coming to Minnesota 

On October 15-16, IPMA will roll into Mankato, Minn., to hold a Road Show at Folder Works. Attendees will visit the Taylor Tech Center for a day of education, tours, networking and a vendor show.


09/25/2018 11:36 AM  ~~~Source~~~
News, Sports, Jobs 

A statewide recovery organization is partnering with House of Hope and Minnesota State University to bring the region's first summit on the opioid epidemic to Mankato on Wednesday. Mankato will be the first regional summit following the Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health's statewide gathering last year.