Mankato News


07/20/2018 08:31 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Fairmont Opera House: - Gus and Dolls' comes to town 

David Holmes of Mankato tries to avoid a slap from Kristin Tietje of Fairmont as the they rehearse their roles of Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown for Fairmont Civic Summer Theatre's "Guys and Dolls." Chronic gamblers, prayerful missionaries and star-crossed lovers sing and dance their way across the Fairmont Opera House stage in this year's Fairmont Civic Summer Theatre production of Performance times for are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.


07/18/2018 07:12 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Soil tested at former drycleaner building 

The limited site investigation of the former Toggery Cleaners property took place last week to determine the extent of the contamination at the site. Bill Tomczyk mans the geoprobe that collected soil samples last week at the former Toggery Cleaners building on Second Street NE to learn the extent of the contamination from three underground tanks.


07/18/2018 02:34 PM  ~~~Source~~~
New Theater Opening In Woodbury With Strict 'No Texting Or Talking' Policy 

Funeral Held For 16-Year-Old Shot, Killed By Carver Co. Deputies A funeral service was held Wednesday for the 16-year-old boy shot and killed by police last week at his south metro home.


07/18/2018 07:22 AM  ~~~Source~~~
City buys land to help DLC 

The New Ulm City Council executed an agreement with the New Ulm Economic Development Corporation for a lot purchase in the Airport Industrial Park, to sell to DLC Manufacturing and Fabrication. DLC has outgrown its facility at 1510 S. Minnesota St. They are looking to relocate and construct up to a 36,000-square-foot building in the industrial park.


07/16/2018 11:03 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Reenactors bring history to life 

Sgt. John Phillips, top, of Burnsville, puts on his uniform as Charlie Holbrook, of Brooklyn Park, rests before a Civil War battle reenactment during the Living History Fair on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at the History Center of Olmsted County in Rochester. Civil War reenactor Cameron Patzner is assisted after he is "wounded" during a reenactment of the siege of Vicksburg, Miss., at the History Center of Olmsted County Sunday, July 15, 2018.


07/15/2018 07:32 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Area students on Dean's Lists 

Mankato, Minn. The Academic High Honor and Honor lists for the past spring semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato have been announced by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Marilyn Wells.


07/15/2018 02:50 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Jessica Stadick and Steve Kloeckl 

Pat and Laura Stadick of Courtland announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Stadick to Steve Kloeckl, the son of Connie Kloeckl and the late Randal Kloeckl. Steve is a 1999 graduate of New Ulm Cathedral High School and graduated in 2001 from Rochester Community and Technical College with a machine tool associates agree.


07/13/2018 02:14 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Paramedics teach kids responders skills at safety camp 

The 29th annual South Central Minnesota Safety Camp, planned by first responders, teaches skills to children entering grades four through seven NORTH MANKATO, Minn. - After she showed campers the state-of-the-art equipment in her ambulance, Gold Cross paramedic Kathleen Lamont gave them a box of common household items.


07/12/2018 10:13 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Ag must quickly improve water practices or face regulations 

WHILE SOME CLOUD COVER MAY BE FOUND THIS MORNING OVER THE AREA, PLENTY OF SUNSHINE IS EXPECTED BY THE AFTERNOON, ALLOWING HIGHS TO WARM WELL INTO THE 80S AND LOWER HALF OF THE 90S, WITH HEAT INDEX READINGS OF 95 TO 105 DEGREES EXPECTED. IF YOU HAVE OUTDOOR PLANS LATER TODAY, BE SURE TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS FROM THE HEAT.


07/08/2018 02:22 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Tim Penny tells County Board of day care issue 

At last Tuesday's County Board meeting, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation President and CEO Tim Penny discussed the growing need for child care within Faribault County. "The needs there are enormous," Penny said at the meeting.


07/07/2018 03:12 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Wright-Kuhlers to wed Oct. 20 

Erika graduated from Minnesota State-Mankato in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in art education. She is an art teacher in the Le Sueur-Henderson Public School District.


07/05/2018 04:21 AM  ~~~Source~~~
News, Sports, Jobs 

Hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m., with the program at 6:30 p.m. The presenter will be Dr. Maura Cullen, author of the book This event is free and open to all. RSVP is appreciated.


07/02/2018 07:43 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Nonprofit aims to revive vacant buildings in rural Minnesota 

A Minnesota nonprofit is looking to breathe new life into Blue Earth's downtown by reviving three long-vacant buildings in hopes of attracting artists and businesses. The Rural Renaissance Project, a Mankato-based nonprofit, is aiming to raise $2.5 million for renovating the buildings known as Three Sisters.


07/01/2018 03:22 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Too much rain causing many issues 

What was a wet spring has now turned into an even wetter start to summer in the Blue Earth and Faribault County areas. "We recorded over four inches of rain in about an hour and 45 minutes," says Blue Earth city administrator Tim Ibisch.


06/30/2018 06:29 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Teen Seriously Hurt In 4-Vehicle Crash In Blue Earth County 

A 17-year-old boy is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being rear-ended by a distracted driver in southern Minnesota Friday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to a report of a four-vehicle crash at about 5:44 p.m. on Highway 60, north of 216th Street in Le Ray Township, which is just east of Mankato.