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Toddler uninjured after fall from moving vehicle in downtown Mankato

The Mankato Department of Public Safety says a toddler who fell from a moving car was not hurt, but the two-year-old’s mother could face charges. Police were called shortly before noon by another driver, who had video footage of the child falling from the rear driver’s side of the vehicle onto Minnesota Street. Paramedics evaluated…Continue Reading


YWCA Mankato names interim executive director

The YWCA Mankato Board of Directors has named an interim executive director. Laura Stevens was a founding volunteer board member of the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota in 2009 and became its first development director. She has over twenty years of volunteer and nonprofit leadership experience, including ten years of involvement with YWCA Mankato. As…Continue Reading

GMG President Jonathan Zierdt steps down to focus on health, other interests

Greater Mankato Growth President and CEO Jonathan Zierdt has announced that he will step down on March 15 to focus on his health and the pursuit of personal interests. Zierdt has led the organization he helped develop since its start in 2007. He said after a 30-year-career, he will focus on his health – Zierdt…Continue Reading

Wtaerville man arrested after odd behavior at a Mankato convenience store

A Waterville man is jailed after an odd encounter at a Mankato business late last week. A convenience store clerk told investigators that 19-year-old Dominik Strang walked behind the counter and took a personal cell phone from the cashier’s hands, saying he, “Wanted in on it too,” and, “Everybody is in on it.” He didn’t define exactly what “it” was, but Blue Earth County Sheriff’s…Continue Reading

Klobuchar says America is the loser amid government shutdown; hunger expert says Minnesotans could lose food assistance

President Trump plans to address the nation tonight to talk about the ongoing government shutdown. Minnesota Democratic U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar admits there will be political winners and losers as a result of the shutdown, added, “The real loser right now is America, because it is all about workers and people that are trying to…Continue Reading

Mankato’s Tim Walz sworn in as Minnesota’s 41st governor; Native American lieutenant governor makes history

Tim Walz is officially the 41st governor of Minnesota after his swearing-in Monday morning in St. Paul. In his inaugural address, Walz reiterated his vision of “One Minnesota.” He said, “One Minnesota is in our blood, it is borne of our shared values, it’s sewn into the fabrics of our communities, it is driven by…Continue Reading

Mankato Area Public Schools Superintendent announces June retirement

Mankato Area Public Schools Superintendent Sheri Allen is retiring at the end of the current school year, after ten years leading the district. School board member Ann Hendricks was among those thanking her for her service after the announcement at Monday night’s meeting. She said, “You believe all means all. You believe in high expectations.…Continue Reading

Weapon charge possible after accidental gun discharge at a Mankato apartment Monday morning

A Mankato man could be facing a weapons charge after police say his gun went off at an apartment on James Avenue at about 2:00 a.m. Monday morning. Commander Dan Schisel said the 21-year-old gun owner reported the incident immediately and the round, “Went through a window and it went to the exterior and there’s…Continue Reading