Mankato News


01/19/2018 03:16 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Vikings' Shamar Stephen out Sunday, Adam Thielen, Andrew Sendejo questionable 

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Shamar Stephen is ready for the next set of drills on the second day of training camp in Mankato on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Stephen, who suffered a knee injury in last Sunday's 29-24 playoff win over New Orleans, did not practice all week.


01/19/2018 03:25 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Students match wits through chess 

The chess club was started at the school in 2006. Fast's son, a student there at the time, liked to play, so she began the club so he would have people to play with.


01/17/2018 12:11 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Falls resident Gary Kaunonen releases fourth book 

To aid in accomplishing his goal is the recent publication of his fourth book "Flames of Discontent" - which follows the 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike. Kaunonen's book outlines one of the most significant battles between organized labor and management in the 20th century in the region, if not the entire nation.


01/16/2018 01:17 PM  ~~~Source~~~
The Puck Stops Here: St. Cloud Ready for Hockey Day Minnesota 

The rink has been built and organizers are putting the finishing touches together for Hockey Day Minnesota. The two-day event runs this Friday and Saturday at Lake George in downtown St. Cloud.


01/16/2018 06:12 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Police Logs 

Damage was moderate to the Dodge and severe to the Ford. a Received a two-vehicle crash report at U.S. Highway 14 at the 3rd Avenue exit ramp in Mankato at 2:58 p.m. Jan. 15. A 2017 International grain semi driven by Kraig C. Kunkel, 46, Glencoe, was eastbound on Highway 14, exiting onto 3rd Avenue when he blacked out and collided with a 2017 Freightliner semi driven by Christopher A. Miest, 46, Le Sueur, who was on 3rd Avenue.


01/15/2018 07:14 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Heard on the Street: An original Apache Mall store to close 

Store Manager Marie Christianson said no specific closing date is set, though it will wrap up at least by the end of February. The shop has 11 employees on staff.


01/15/2018 02:45 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Therapy animals offer a helping hand, or paw 

When it comes to recuperating after an illness or dealing with life's difficulties, sometimes all the medicine in the world isn't complete without a helping hand-or rather, a helping paw. According to UCLA Health, therapy animals can help lower patients' blood pressure, reduce the amount of necessary medication, lower anxiety, increase mental stimulation, and even diminish overall physical pain.


01/15/2018 07:31 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Kenya:Kenyans in US Raise Money to Ship Body of Student Found Dead in Her Room 

Kenyans living in the US turned up in large numbers Saturday to raise money to ship home the body of a Kenyan college student who died in Minneapolis more than a week ago. Patricia Anyango Ouma Miswa was found dead on January 4, 2018 in her hostel room in Mankato, Minnesota, in unclear circumstances, less than a year after leaving Kenya to pursue a master's degree in creative writing at the University of Mankato, in Minnesota.


01/12/2018 08:24 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Rasmussen College Opens Brand New Mankato Campus to Students 

MANKATO, Minn: Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced the opening of its brand new Mankato campus.* The new campus is located at 1400 Madison Avenue within an existing business center, about a mile from its previous location at Saint Andrews Drive. The single-story facility includes large, high-tech classrooms, new computer labs and simulation equipment, updated health sciences and nursing labs as well as expanded student learning and faculty spaces.


01/12/2018 08:58 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Mankato is Minnesota's poorest city. Sort of. 

It may look like a pleasant town with a striking amount of available parking, but there's a surprising culprit behind its worst-in-Minnesota poverty rate. While outstate Minnesota tends to view the Twin Cities as cauldrons of poverty, decay and untold misery, the stats say otherwise.


01/11/2018 12:22 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Heard on the Street: An original Apache Mall store to close 

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01/07/2018 02:39 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Lafayette Lions to host benefit for Delsin Zamzow 

Submitted photo Delsin "Dee" Zamzow enjoyed a visit from sons Ryker, left: Dalton, front, and Zeke at Allina's Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Center in Golden Valley. Zamzow wasparalyzed in a dirt bike accident May 31, 2017.


01/05/2018 09:33 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Harvard MFA graduates end up in massive debt. What about Minnesota programs? 

Harvard University isn't the first name that comes to mind when you think of a predatory college, but last winter a Harvard MFA program made a Department of Education list of programs that burden graduates with crippling debt. The program, called the A.R.T. Institute and run by Harvard's American Repertory Theater, ultimately decided to halt admissions for three years "to work on a strategic plan."


01/05/2018 02:19 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Beatniks' exhibition opens at the Grand 

"Beatniks is kind of a misfit or someone marginalized from convention, which we really consider our work to fall in that category," Newman and Artist Josh Schutz are both second-year Master's students at the University of Minnesota, Mankato who focus in sculpture and ceramics. "There are a lot of similar areas between our work, in that we both work with the figure and that we both work with abstracting the figure."


01/03/2018 06:32 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Charges: Woman kicks out Uber windshield, commands dog to kill police officer 

A southern Minnesota woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly kicked out an Uber driver's windshield, damaged his cellphone and commanded her dog to "kill" a responding police officer. Mary Kathryn Boettcher, 36, of Mankato, is charged with fourth-degree assault against a peace officer, obstructing the legal process and first-degree damage to property, according to documents filed in Blue Earth County.