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MANKATO — School and law enforcement officials are investigating an anti-immigration message that appeared outside West High School Tuesday morning.
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.
West High School announces homecoming court Mankato Free Press
MANKATO — West High School has selected its homecoming court.
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 ...
Entertainment calendar Nov. 15-29 | Lifestyles Mankato Free Press
Today. Ceramics, intro to hand building — 7 p.m., Mankato Makerspace, 1700 Third Ave., Mankato, $35, mankatomakerspace.org. Emy Frentz Arts Guild ...
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 student named National Merit finalist Mankato Free Press
West High School student Lucas Guo has been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist.
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.
Mankato School Board selects superintendent candidates | Local News Mankato Free Press
MANKATO — Seven candidates are being considered to become the next leader of Mankato Public Schools.
Minnesota VA head from Mankato Mankato Free Press
MANKATO — In Minnesota's executive branch, Gov. Tim Walz is not the only person with Mankato roots.
Names and notables May 13, 2019 Mankato Free Press
West High School. Three Mankato West High School students placed at Minnesota History Day May 4 in the Twin Cities. Sam Ambrose and Paddy Haley placed ...
Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! 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!”
Names and notables Oct. 21-22, 2018 Mankato Free Press
Minnesota Business Venture. Area students received sponsorships to participate in Minnesota Business Venture, a week-long summer business, career, and ...
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.
Special education funding gaps growing, inequitable Mankato Free Press
As special education funding gaps grow in many area districts, a push is on at the state Capitol to increase and equalize state aid.
Our View: Racism: Discrimination is community's problem | Editorials Mankato Free Press
It's easy to look away or ignore the plight of people who are not like us. Too often, white people see racism and discrimination as the problem of people of color ...
'Awesome' Spring Lake Park warming house opens Mankato Free Press
NORTH MANKATO — North Mankato is ready to provide a little warmth to residents at Spring Lake Park.
Walz returns to Mankato, pitches record education spending Mankato Free Press
MANKATO — Inside the classroom that was once his own, new Gov. Tim Walz said he wants to make the largest investment in education in state history.
West High School Hall of Fame inductees announced Mankato Free Press
MANKATO — The 2016 class of Mankato West High School Hall of Fame inductees are a college football star turned business owner, a retired nursing professor ...
PHOTOS: Record-breaking snow | Photos Mankato Free Press
An overnight snowstorm Wednesday pushed Mankato over the top for the snowiest February on record.
-51 and Sunny: Region survives historic arctic chill (video) Mankato Free Press
MANKATO — Minnesotans know a lot about the cold and snow, but area residents were dealing with historically cold weather and wind chills reaching lower ...
Senior Vision :Upperclassmen direct production Mankato Free Press
Auditions for “Artifice,” the selected script for the senior-directed play at Mankato West, began right before Thanksgiving break.
Tim Walz's campaign for Minnesota governor aims to bridge the great divide Star Tribune
Tim Walz was an enlisted soldier in the Minnesota National Guard in 1999 and defensive coordinator of the Mankato West High School football team. A student ...
For one Mankato mother, Mayor Pete's candidacy is a blessing Mankato Free Press
For Randi Reitan, standing in the cold and rain waiting to get inside an old Studebaker factory in South Bend, Indiana, on April 14 was like a dream come true.
Gov. Tim Walz: Minnesota’s Head Coach WCCO | CBS Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Sit down with Gov. Tim Walz and you are sitting down with more than a politician. He is part of the fraternity that have coached high ...
PAT RYAN Every day he writes the book Mankato Free Press
Pat Ryan peeked through the backstage of The Minnesota Fringe Festival to see the audience for “The Humor of Pat Ryan and Parkinson's.”
Walking to end gender violence Mankato Free Press
MANKATO — Domestic violence affects all walks of life and can happen to anyone, but is often hidden under the surface, and men have a responsibility to ...
Former North Mankatoan Noah Hobbs is serving the people of Duluth, one cup of coffee at a time Mankato Free Press
When Noah Hobbs was in high school, he had a job working at a downtown Mankato coffee shop.
Walz victory comes from Mankato roots 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 ...
Names and notables Oct. 7-8, 2018 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.
Beyond the race: Walz brings hometown message across state Mankato Free Press
MANKATO — Tim Walz is often the first to clap at campaign stops.
West principal leaving for new job 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.
Our View: Private schools shouldn't get public money Mankato Free Press
Private schools are called private for a reason. The Minnesota Legislature, which decides how public tax money should be spent, should take no part in trying to ...
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.
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 ...
'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 ...
Drummer Eric 'Edgar' Barnes, founder of Midwest Art Catalyst, dies at 49 Star Tribune
Eric Gary Barnes thought his first name sounded too much like “ear ache” for his liking. So he chose Edgar Burn, a name that stuck for his work on stage, among ...
Walz calls for 'One Minnesota' as governor Mankato Free Press
ST. PAUL — Surrounded by teachers and local volunteers, Gov. Tim Walz set the stage for his first term Monday by calling for education and health care reform ...
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.
Names and notables Nov. 25-26, 2018 Mankato Free Press
Mankato West — Mary Klanderud, Peter Pendergast, Shanalyn Just, Carter Oleson, William Merrill. Loyola — Nora Coughlan, Anita Goharfar, Luke Montgomery, ...
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.
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, ...
No. 1: Walz becomes 1st Mankato governor in more than a century Mankato Free Press
MANKATO — When a hometown girl or boy makes good, it's something to celebrate.
Mankato West, TCU alums make surprise halftime appearance Mankato Free Press
“I had to come up with some strange alibis,” said Krahmer, a North Mankato native and U of M freshman. Fellow baritone player Chris Pieper took a more honest ...
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 ...
Governor signs snow day relief bill for Minnesota schools KFGO News
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Gov. Tim Walz has signed a bill giving schools and students a break for all the days they missed due to this winter's bitter cold and heavy snow ...
Walz prepaing for governor's role 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.
(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 Mankato Free Press
“That's a phrase I've wanted to use for a while now,” he said. “Olympian.” When not competing, White is practicing math. Each summer, he heads off to a ...
Minnesota's first first lady since 2010, Gwen Walz is taking on a big role Star Tribune
She's aiming to be unlike any other first lady in Minnesota history, with an office in the Capitol and an ambitious policy portfolio.
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 ...
Walz uses 1st State of the State to call for 'new story' Star Tribune
Gov. Tim Walz used his first State of the State speech on Wednesday night to call on Minnesota to "write a new story" about how a government divided between ...
Watch: Ex-Gopher Philip Nelson pulls off crazy no-look pass in Alliance of American Football game Bring Me The News
He might want to look at the receiver next time he throws the ball.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Boone fired as West boys basketball coach 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 ...
Mankato among cities to protest immigration policies Mankato Free Press
MANKATO — Mankato will be joining over 600 other cities across the country hosting rallies Saturday for the reunification of children separated from their ...
Mankato's Riverbend Tennis Classic continues to grow 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.
Memorial Day observances scheduled throughout area Monday Mankato Free Press
Memorial Day has been officially observed in the United States since 1868 as a way to honor the valiant sacrifice of those in the military who have given their ...
Despite Friday’s Storm, Minnesota Snow Drought Remains WCCO | CBS Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Snow is falling across much of southern Minnesota Friday evening, and it is also hitting the south metro. The Minnesota Department ...
Minnesota Football: The ugly end of the Philip Nelson era The Daily Gopher
The quarterback of a future that never came to pass.
Tigers Advance to Section Finals Saturday at Mankato West Belleplaineherald
Belle Plaine will be well represented at the section track meet Saturday, June 2, in Mankato. Almost 30 members of the BPHS girls' and boys' teams advanced ...
Walz signs 'Snow Day Relief' bill KSTP
The bill - which was passed by the state legislature last week - allows school districts and charter schools to elect to count a school day that was canceled this ...
Names and notables Aug. 26-27, 2018 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 ...
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.
100 days in, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz hits the road, hoping for break in partisan gridlock Star Tribune
Riding in a jet-black SUV with tinted windows, Gov. Tim Walz zoomed past traffic on I-35 as he was hustled to a business showcase near Duluth, where he ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
John Janavaras honored with neighborhood park Mankato Free Press
MANKATO — For Linda Janavaras, it was an honor that Dr. Michael Rath and businessman Grant Moody even suggested the idea.
Gov. Tim Walz faces high budget demands in rural Minnesota Star Tribune
Governor hits road to make personal pitch on his budget, touting its rural benefits.
LHS Hall of Fame inductees announced | Education Crow River Media
Intentionally or not, the Litchfield High School Hall of Fame committee struck a balance in choosing the 2018 class of inductees.
'Let's write a new script': six takeaways from Gov. Tim Walz's first State of the State address MinnPost
In his first State of the State address, Gov. Tim Walz urged lawmakers of both sides to “write your own story.” And he didn't use the campaign theme of “One ...
Former Mankato woman murdered in Colorado 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 ...
East coach wins Robotics Teacher of the Year award Mankato Free Press
MANKATO — Mankato area students weren't the only ones to take home a trophy at the Dream It. Do It. Minnesota State VEX Robotics Tournament late last ...
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 ...
Five Friends rebrands Fresh Bar as 'nomi' 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."
An ambitious vision for a dilapidated lot 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 ...
OPINION EXCHANGE | Could you sell a gas tax statewide? Star Tribune
Selling a gas tax increase 11 years ago to enough Republican legislators to override a Republican governor's veto was one thing. (OK, it was one big thing, ...
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.
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 ...
For many Lancers, marching band is a family legacy Mankato Free Press
“It was my first time of independence, my first sense of total freedom,” he recalled. Eric, who now serves on the Lancer parent board, was a member of the drum ...
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’s Historic Lincoln Park Neighborhood 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.
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 ...
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.
MASQUERADE: 'Kato teen hitting major cosplay convention in Minneapolis this weekend Mankato Free Press
If you were casual friends with Elizabeth Haigh, you might describe the 17-year-old Mankato West High School student as shy, soft-spoken and mild-mannered.
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.
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 ...
2 Mankato robotics teams qualify for world competition Mankato Free Press
Mankato West High School's Team Kabuum also earned a berth at the world tournament after they earned first place in the Programming Skills category.
Hawwaa finishes 3rd in "Project Runway" 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 ...
EDITORIAL | Election endorsement: Tim Walz, a uniter, for governor Star Tribune
Minnesota needs a uniter in the governor's office over the next four years. This state's success was built on its people's capacity to come together to solve ...
Mankato charges into gear at state robotics tournament this weekend Mankato Free Press
"It's pretty incredible that out of the five teams, two of them are completely new," said Mankato West Coach Mark Zenk. Students often join either because of a ...
Surreal crash turned into real nightmare 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 ...
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