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Mankato West crowns homecoming queen | Local News  Mankato Free Press

Keely Schuck's crown is adjusted by her escort, Terry Moore, after being crowned homecoming queen Friday at Mankato West High School. Photo by Pat ...

Mankato West High School ranked 15th best in state  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — U.S. News and World Report ranked Mankato West High School as the 15th best in Minnesota out of 576 schools.

West High School announces homecoming court | Local News  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — West High School has selected its homecoming court.

HOLIDAY HUM-ALONG: Students at Loyola Catholic Schools, Mankato East and Mankato West perform holiday concerts  Mankato Free Press

As students begin their countdown to the most coveted winter break, they're also gearing up to set the holiday season right with their holiday concerts.

Mankato high school students walk out of class  Mankato Free Press

High school students across the country, including some at Mankato West High School, walked out of school Friday morning to draw attention to gun violence in ...

Spring play at Mankato West High school is last hurrah for seniors  Mankato Free Press

Paul Christianson ran into a problem this year as he directed the students in the spring play at Mankato West High School.

Walz takes oath as Minnesota's 41st governor  La Crosse Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Dozens of teachers lined the aisles as one of their own, Tim Walz, strode to the stage of the Fitzgerald Theater on Monday and said.

Mankato West Declared 2nd Best Sports School in Minnesota  KEYC

MANKATO, MINN. A national website recently ranked Mankato west high school as the second best sports high school in Minnesota. is a website that ...

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! | Lifestyles  Mankato Free Press

The Mankato West High School auditorium reverts back to simpler times: first grade, to be exact, for “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!”

STARS AND STRIPES The President's Own Marine Band visits Mankato  Mankato Free Press

"The President's Own" Marine Band visits Mankato for its Midwest tour Saturday at Mankato West High School.

Area students plan walkouts, other school safety protests  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO -- While some students are planning to walk out of their schools Wednesday in demand of school violence prevention legislation, other students are ...

Mankato student violence protesters walk out of class  Mankato Free Press

Over five dozen students from West High School and a handful from East High School participated in a national school walkout protesting school gun violence ...

Walz names commissioners for education and corrections  Star Tribune

Minnesota's incoming governor, who made education a key piece of his campaign, on Thursday picked the people who will help execute that work. DFL Gov.

Names and notables Oct. 7-8, 2018 | Local News  Mankato Free Press

East/West Debate Team. Mankato East/West Debate Team traveled to Eastview High School in Apple Valley Sept. 29 for its opening meet of the season.

'Mulan' set for two-day run at Mankato West High School  Mankato Free Press

Nineties babies, freshen up on your Disney movie lyrics and prepare to get nostalgic. Mankato Community Education presents Disney's “Mulan Jr.” 7 p.m. today ...

West High School Hall of Fame inductees announced  Mankato Free Press

Five new members of the Mankato High School and West High School Hall of Fame will be inducted during homecoming week.

Walz victory comes from Mankato roots | Elections  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — Local DFLers and former students can still remember the time Tim Walz got harassed for trying to enter a George W. Bush campaign rally at a ...

Beyond the race: Walz brings hometown message across state  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — Tim Walz is often the first to clap at campaign stops.

David Lutz named principal of Mankato West High School  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — Mankato East Assistant Principal David Lutz has been named the next Mankato West High School principal.

MSU-Mankato linebacker hoping to win national title for mom who died of heart attack  KMSP-TV

The No.1 ranked Minnesota State University - Mankato football team is on a singular mission this December. Neither a blizzard nor a fourth-quarter deficit in the ...

Senior Vision :Upperclassmen direct production | Lifestyles  Mankato Free Press

Auditions for “Artifice,” the selected script for the senior-directed play at Mankato West, began right before Thanksgiving break.

Teen carves his own path

MANKATO, Minn. — To all of Zach Koser's Mankato West High School classmates, the ones who wondered where the heck the kid went. To all the teachers who ...

Commentary: Annexstad has come a long way  Winona Daily News

The last we saw Zack Annexstad, he was a tall, skinny sophomore on the sideline with the Mankato West High School football team.

Walz prepaing for governor's role | Local News  Mankato Free Press

ST. PAUL — Gov.-elect Tim Walz is preparing to take over Gov. Mark Dayton's job come January, which is likely to include a move to the governor's mansion.

West teacher resigns following student sexual relationship allegation  Mankato Free Press

A West High School teacher resigned hours after a mother of a former student says she submitted new evidence corroborating claims she earlier made to school ...

Mankato West homecoming queen crowned | Local News  Mankato Free Press

Katie Esslinger waves to a crowd as she is escorted by Luke Ambrose after being crowned homecoming queen during a ceremony on Friday at Mankato West ...

Names and notables Oct. 21-22, 2018 | Local News  Mankato Free Press

Minnesota Business Venture. Area students received sponsorships to participate in Minnesota Business Venture, a week-long summer business, career, and ...

Names and notables Dec. 17-18, 2017 | Local News  Mankato Free Press

West High Class of 1967. Mankato High School alumni from the Class of 1967 participated in homecoming events in September. In celebration of the festivities, ...

UPDATE: Hy-Vee reverses decision, will welcome Farmers' Market downtown  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — On, off, now on. Probably. After a brief period in which a new store manager rescinded an agreement to host the Mankato Farmers' Market two ...

Mankato's Riverbend Tennis Classic continues to grow | Local Sports  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — Matt Bulger has won the Riverbend Tennis Classic men's open singles championship three times, including last summer, but he's not sure if he's ...

It's play time: East High School swings out with 'Tarzan'  Mankato Free Press

High school auditoriums hold a lot of memories over the years. Some good. Some bad. Definitely many that are cringe worthy.

(With video) YES! Mankato West High School club making their ideas reality  Mankato Free Press

Months ago, when my daughter told me about the latest student organization she was joining, I wasn't quite sure what to think of this new club with the funny ...

Mankato West math whiz heads division | Local News  Mankato Free Press

NORTH MANKATO — Nick White is constantly looking for patterns.

They're the BEST OF THE CLASS this year  Mankato Free Press

When we started High School Spotlight last fall, we knew we'd encounter some amazing high school students.

Minnesota names walk-on freshman Zack Annexstad starting QB  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minnesota has tabbed true freshman walk-on Zack Annexstad as the starting quarterback to open the season.

Minnesota Football: The ugly end of the Philip Nelson era  The Daily Gopher

The quarterback of a future that never came to pass.

Mankato's group bike rides have something for everyone  Mankato Free Press

For about 10 years bike enthusiast Kevin Ballard has been seeking out other cyclists with whom to ride around the Mankato area.

DFL rallies Mankato activists as final campaign push begins  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — Under a bright blue sky at Minnesota State University Thursday morning, Democratic candidates and Mankato-area supporters worked to ramp up ...

West principal leaving for new job | Local News  Mankato Free Press

West High School David Lutz is leaving Mankato to return to the district in which he has spent most of his career.

Hatanpa Announces Mankato City Council Run  KEYC

Jessica Hatanpa announces she plans to run for Mankato City Council for Ward 5 come November.

Youth in Government program gives high schoolers a taste of how government operates  Mankato Free Press

Kai Storvick, a senior at Mankato West High School, has participated in the Youth in Government every year he was eligible. And he owes it all to the television ...

Tim Walz takes governor's office  Minnesota Daily

Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., who was re-elected to his seat five times before running for governor, ran against Republican nominee Jeff Johnson. Walz will take over ...

Entertainment calendar Oct. 18-22 | Lifestyles  Mankato Free Press

Today. Ceramics, Hand Building — 7 p.m., Mankato Makerspace, 1700 Third Ave., $35, History bits and bites, history of *service* dogs ...

An ambitious vision for a dilapidated lot | News  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — A dilapidated property that was once home to Mankato's Public Works Department will undergo a dramatic transformation into dozens of ...

Boone fired as West boys basketball coach | Sports  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — Tom Boone knew that there were some issues concerning his coaching of the Mankato West boys basketball program, but he thought they were ...

This school lunch in Mankato looks... different [PHOTOS]  City Pages

If the kids in a public high school are talking a lot about lunch, sharing pictures of it, even, this is probably a bad sign. 0. Consider the case of Mankato East High ...

Five Friends rebrands Fresh Bar as 'nomi' | Local News  Mankato Free Press

Five Friends Food, started in 2012 by five friends from Mankato West High School, has relaunched their *fresh* bars under the name "nomi."

Teacher resigns after KARE 11 investigation  KARE

One day after a KARE 11 Investigation exposed a legal loophole that allows teachers to legally have sex with some students, change is taking place.

Helget named head football coach at Mankato West  Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch

With the retirement of head football coach Mark Esch, Mankato West High School needed a new head coach. They chose Sleepy Eye's own J.J. Helget, ...

Raising River Awareness: Local non-profit mixes education and environmental stewardship to clean up Blue Earth River  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO -- When it comes to canoeing and kayaking, Lindsey Beyer and Nolan Nimps love the Blue Earth River, but they've noticed more trash on its banks ...

Trees for a cause: Y's Club of Mankato sells Christmas trees for kids programs  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — It was still brisk, but the sunlight and relatively mild temperatures made Sunday a good opportunity to go Christmas tree shopping.

Indecisive teacher's pie gets Broadway spotlight | Local News  Mankato Free Press

West High School choir teacher Claire Baker's pie has been named official pie of the Minneapolis stop of the touring Broadway musical “Waitress.”

Death Of Mankato West Student Still Under Investigation  CBS Local

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in southern Minnesota say the investigation continues into the death of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a field.

Former West golf coach sentenced in lewd messaging case  Mankato Free Press

ST. PETER — A former Mankato West High School girl's golf coach has been sentenced after being found guilty of a gross misdemeanor charge in connection ...

How Zack Annexstad went from bypassed recruit to Minnesota starting quarterback as a true freshman walk-on  Saturday Tradition

One emoji was enough for IMG Academy quarterbacks coach Adam Behrends. He saw the news that Minnesota named true freshman walk-on Zack Annexstad ...

Local DFL excited for Walz, mid-term elections  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — The Mankato DFL caucuses of Tuesday were much different than the 2016 version.

Gophers' QB Zack Annexstad enters part three of his underdog story - 1500 ESPN Twin Cities  1500 ESPN

A confident, charismatic quarterback arrived to IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. following his sophomore season at Mankato West High School in Minnesota.

Candidates in governor's race discuss greater Minnesota issues in Mankato  Star Tribune

Three of 5 major candidates discussed issues of concern in greater Minnesota.

John Janavaras honored with neighborhood park | Local News  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — For Linda Janavaras, it was an honor that Dr. Michael Rath and businessman Grant Moody even suggested the idea.

Seven Panthers Win Their Way to State Individuals Tourney  Belleplaineherald

Once the Class AA state wrestling team competition is complete tomorrow (March 1), seven Scott Wrestlers will spend the weekend competing for ...

Area superintendents say flexible funding needed to improve school security  Mankato Free Press

As lawmakers debate bills aimed at improving school security, area superintendents say they need funding for both building improvements and enhanced ...

Mankato West QB Philip Nelson keeping his focus on high school before heading off to Gophers  Pioneer Press

MANKATO, Minn. – A little voice has been a constant companion to Philip Nelson this season. It belongs to University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill.

Names and notables Aug. 26-27, 2018 | Local News  Mankato Free Press

Farm Family of Year. Blue Earth County's 2018 Farm Family of the Year is the Sonnabends. Dean and Tammy Sonnabend and other family members received a ...

Running for office, Muslim women hope voters will see more than faith and gender  MPR News

A common theme among Muslim women in political races is that they draw inspiration from Ilhan Omar, now running for the U.S. House.

Johnson narrows gap with Walz in governor's race with Election...  Duluth News Tribune

Minnesota's highest office is up for grabs and its race is tightening down the stretch as the state enters the final two weeks before Election Day, Nov. 6.

Johnson narrows gap with Walz in governor's race with Nov....  Brainerd Dispatch

Minnesota's highest office is up for grabs and its race is tightening down the stretch as the state enters the final two weeks before Election Day, Nov. 6. Democrat ...

Former Mankato woman murdered in Colorado | News  Mankato Free Press

A former Mankato woman was murdered Thursday in her Colorado home while her three small children were there. Her husband has been arrested on ...

Robots at the ready: Robotics camp held at NTC  Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI—Eleven students from a handful of Minnesota school districts spent the past week designing and building robots at a camp that culminated in an ...

QB helped convince two Florida linemen to follow him to Minnesota  Star Tribune

Two highly recruited offensive linemen listened to Zack Annexstad's pitches and are following him from IMG Academy to become Gophers.

Iraq War Veteran Feehan Seeks To Follow In Walz’s Bootprints  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — As Democratic congressional candidate Dan Feehan stood before a cheering crowd alongside the man he hopes to replace, U.S. Rep.

SWAN SONGS | Lifestyles  Mankato Free Press

Even if you know nothing about ballet, you've still probably at least heard of "Swan Lake." You might know it's a classic, or maybe you'd seen the film "Black ...

Fired teacher claims ouster linked to whistleblowing | Local News  Mankato Free Press

A former Mankato West High School special education math teacher is suing the school district, claiming she was fired due to her age and in retaliation for ...

Mankato Civil Air Patrol's team tries to secure a win  Mankato Free Press

A group of local students are training for a unique competition: building and defending computer networks.

Hawwaa finishes 3rd in "Project Runway" | News  Mankato Free Press

Mankato's Hawwaa Ibrahim — one of three teenage fashion designers still standing in the finale of a nationally-broadcast competition Thursday night — came ...

For many Lancers, marching band is a family legacy  Mankato Free Press

The Mankato Area 77 Lancers Marching Band is embarking on its 39th season and several participants are second-generation Lancers. Even more musicians ...

Labor Unites Behind Walz for Governor  Workday Minnesota

After emerging as the Minnesota DFL's nominee for governor on primary-election night, Tim Walz today won the endorsement of the state's largest labor ...

Search warrant reveals deadly crash details | Local News  Mankato Free Press

LAKE WASHINGTON — A woman who died from injuries in a crash near Lake Washington last month was driving in the wrong lane, according to search warrant ...

Gophers will rely on a freshman quarterback this season. But...  Duluth News Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS—The Minnesota Gophers' quarterback competition between Zack Annexstad and Tanner Morgan has been nip and tuck throughout fall camp, ...

Surreal crash turned into real nightmare | Local News  Mankato Free Press

Maddie Maruska was a short distance away from her North Shore Drive home when the SUV plowed head-on into her Honda Civic near the Sunrise Trail ...

Names and notables March 17-18, 2018 | Local News  Mankato Free Press

South Central College. South Central College has released its fall semester president's list. The recognition is given to students in good academic standing who ...

MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers ink six recruits for 2019-20 season  Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI -- Six players have inked National Letters of Intent to play for the Bemidji State men's hockey team. Brad Belisle (forward, Thunder Bay, Ont.), Carter ...

No experience? No problem! Phinney signs with Wisconsin rowing team  Mankato Free Press

Rachel Phinney got some quizzical reactions around Mankato recently when she signed a National Letter of Intent to row at the University of Wisconsin next ...

Johnson, Walz debate rural Minnesota issues during Willmar forum  St. Paul Pioneer Press

WILLMAR, Minn. — The views of Minnesota's future provided by its major candidates for governor could hardly be more different. But they stuck to some main ...

New principal hired at Harriet Bishop Elementary | Education  SW News Media

This summer, Harriet Bishop Elementary School will see a leadership shake-up.

Sleep aid medicine contributed to death of Hannah Oliva  Mankato Free Press

Hannah Oliva, who was found dead in a field on Nov. 4, had collapsed and couldn't get up because of the amount of diphenhydramine in her blood, the final ...

Mankato's Historic Lincoln Park Neighborhood | Departments  Mankato Free Press

Mankato's Lincoln Park Neighborhood stretches south from Warren Street to Stoltzman Road, and west from Jefferson Elementary School to Riverfront Drive.

Walz pushes positive politics in bid for governor  The Lake Country Echo

In an age of gridlocked politics, he presents himself as a diehard proponent for across-the-aisle teamwork; while the current political landscape is defined by ...

In Minnesota governor's race, DFL is looking for the face of the future  Star Tribune

The consequences for whoever wins Aug. 14 are huge: Whether Minnesota stays on a path set by eight years of a Democratic governor or joins neighboring ...

Minnesota primaries 2018: What does each candidate for governor stand for?  Bring Me The News

Leaving it late to make up your mind ahead of Tuesday's gubernatorial primaries? Then check this out. While we would encourage you all to do as much ...

Mankato 77 Lancers gear up for 37th season | News  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — When Mankato's community marching band hits the streets this summer, it will be with a whole new look.

Mankato police link designer drug to 2 deaths  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A synthetic drug, possibly designed to mimic cocaine or LSD, is suspected of contributing to the deaths of a teenage girl and a young man in Mankato last week ...

MUSIC MAN Meidl supplies instruments to area schools  Mankato Free Press

Traditionally, if you had a child that wanted to play in the school band or orchestra, the go-to place would be the local music store. Nowadays, small-town music ...

MVL's Hilbert, GFW's Victorino, Feder advance to state tourney | News, Sports, Jobs  NUjournal

MANKATO — Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop senior Javier Victorino said he knew the 3200-meter run wouldn't really begin until the final two laps. He ran in third.

Growing Army brings a new push for recruits  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — With the size of the U.S. Army set to grow by 28000 troops this year, recruiters nationwide are facing a 10 percent bump in the number of new.

Walz is 'done with the drama,' brings his vast agenda to Capitol  Star Tribune

Gov.-elect Tim Walz brings an energetic style and an ambitious agenda to the State Capitol come January, and his success hinges on whether the vigorous ...

Making it work: Mankato teen brings her style to 'Project Runway Junior'  MPR News

Hawwaa Ibrahim is running on about four hours of sleep. She stayed up late, late, late working on her dress for a high school dance — which she just decided to ...

Admissions angst: Seniors wait to hear back from colleges  Mankato Free Press

While some colleges send out acceptance letters immediately, others wait until April or March.

LHS Hall of Fame inductees announced  Crow River Media

Intentionally or not, the Litchfield High School Hall of Fame committee struck a balance in choosing the 2018 class of inductees.

MN Football Showcase All-Star South Roster  KARE

Minnesota Football Showcase South Roster for December 3rd's Big All-Star Game.

History we don't teach: Mankato hangings an uneasy topic for MN schools  MPR News

A controversial Walker Art Center sculpture reopened old wounds over the 1862 execution of 38 Dakota men. But if you're in your 30s or older, it's likely you ...

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