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MN men face felony charges after shoplifting sunglasses, possessing heroin
Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
Records published Aug. 26
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
June 11, 2013
Mankato man dies during Canadian fishing trip
DULUTH, Minn. — A vacationer from southern Minnesota has died after falling out of a boat into a northwestern Ontario lake over the weekend. The accident happened Saturday afternoon on Manion Lake, which is about 70 miles northeast of International Falls by road. Ontario Provincial...
June 11, 2013 - 8:00am
December 28, 2012
Update: Mankato, Minn., coach cleared of porn intends to fight for job, lawyer says
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A football coach at Minnesota State University, Mankato, who was cleared of child pornography charges that stemmed from videos found on his cellphone of his naked children clowning around after a bath, has been reassigned, the university said Friday. Todd Hoffner,...
December 28, 2012 - 11:36pm
Mankato, Minn., coach cleared of child porn reassigned
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota State University, Mankato, has reassigned a football coach who was cleared of child pornography charges last month. The university said late Friday that head football coach Todd Hoffner will serve as the school’s assistant athletic director for...
December 28, 2012 - 9:41pm
July 25, 2012
Slowing the Racing Mind blog: Should we sell pregnancy tests in bars?
July 25, 2012 - 8:47am
July 24, 2012
Former Mankato TV anchor sentence on DWI charge
NORTH MANKATO, Minn. - A former Mankato television news anchor who was arrested for drunken driving weeks after her on-air broadcast raised questions...
July 24, 2012 - 9:32am
July 20, 2012
Mankato bar and restaurant installs pregnancy test dispenser
MANKATO, Minn. -- The owner of a Mankato bar and restaurant has installed a pregnancy test dispenser in the women's restroom in an effort to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome. Pub 500 owner Tom Fredrik says it may sound strange, but it took him about 30 seconds to say yes when one of...
July 20, 2012 - 9:43am
December 22, 2011
Infamous Mankato TV anchor arrested on suspicion of DWI
MANKATO, Minn. - A Mankato television anchor who made David Letterman's Top 10 List after many speculated she could have been drunk during a...
December 22, 2011 - 6:46pm
August 29, 2011
MACCRAY in midseason form in win over Mankato Loyola
By Tom Larson email@example.com MAYNARD -- It definitely wasn't a mid-season prep football game, with fans watching wearing shorts and t-shirts...
August 29, 2011 - 12:00am
August 18, 2011
MoonDogs move on
The Mankato MoonDogs downed Alexandria 5-3 Wednesday to win their Northwoods League playoff series in Alexandria. The MoonDogs won the series 2-1 and now face Battle Creek, the South Division winner, in a three-game championship series this weekend.
August 18, 2011 - 12:01am
June 22, 2011
Stingers game postponed
WILLMAR -- The Mankato MoonDogs at Willmar Stingers Northwoods League game has been postponed Wednesday night due to unplayable field conditions. Bill Taunton Stadium received more than two inches of rain Monday through Wednesday morning. The field maintenance crew members drained...
June 22, 2011 - 5:09pm
Mankato, North Mankato ready for high water
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- Officials in the Minnesota River cities of Mankato and North Mankato have a simple plan for dealing with high water this week: they'll patrol their 37-foot floodwalls and close some low-lying roads and parks. The National Weather Service projects the Minnesota...
March 22, 2011 - 9:11am
November 20, 2010
State Pork Board annual meeting set for Dec. 7
MANKATO -- Chris Novak, National Pork Board Chief Executive Officer, will be the keynote speaker at the Minnesota Pork Board annual meeting. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Country Inn & Suites, Mankato. All pork producers who pay into the federally mandated Pork Checkoff...
November 20, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2010
Mankato mayor arrested for DWI in Golden Valley
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The mayor of Mankato is apologizing after his arrest for drunken driving in the Minneapolis suburb of Golden Valley. The Star Tribune reports John Brady was arrested Saturday afternoon after reportedly being seen driving erratically on Interstate 94 in south...
August 24, 2010 - 2:33pm
August 23, 2010
Mother sues Minn. clinic over daughter's death
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- A mother has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Mankato Clinic, claiming a doctor failed to diagnose the brain hemorrhage that killed her 20-year-old daughter two years ago. Rebecca Joecks's civil lawsuit says a doctor diagnosed her daughter as having...
August 23, 2010 - 9:23am
July 19, 2010
Willmar Stingers drub Mankato MoonDogs
MANKATO -- The Willmar Stingers' anemic offense found life on Sunday and drubbed the Mankato MoonDogs 13-8 in a Northwoods League baseball game. Willmar...
July 19, 2010 - 12:00am