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Snow, ice dams taking a toll on roofs
MANKATO — After weeks of nearly nonstop shoveling and blowing, homeowners may not be excited about pulling piles of snow off their roofs. John Peterson says get to it. "You don't want to let it go and hope it takes care of itself," said Peterson of Schmidt Brothers Roofing in Mankato.
High School Results; St. Cloud Hockey Tops Mankato
The St. Cloud boys hockey team defeated Mankato East/Loyola 6-2 Friday night in Mankato. August Falloon scored 2 goals with 1 assist and Nick Richert added a goal and 2 assists. Soren Fallon had 27 saves in net. St. Cloud improves to 9-14-2.
Mankato CBD Hemp Dropz opens doors
(Mankato, MN) – People are increasingly searching for alternatives to costly pharmaceuticals that carry a laundry list of side effects, and a new Mankato store is offering options.
Ex-housekeeper accused of burglarizing apartment
MANKATO — A woman told authorities she thought she was getting revenge on her cheating boyfriend when she was caught burglarizing a Mankato apartment. After both she and the resident called police, investigators discovered the woman worked at the apartment complex and had a master key.
Court Hearing Cancelled In Mankato Car Seat Case
A court hearing is cancelled for a woman charged after a child fell out of her vehicle in Mankato. A judge waiving today's initial court appearance for 40-year-old Maimuna Hassan, of Mankato.
Man accused of pushing woman, striking another with car
MANKATO — A Mankato man is accused of running into a woman with his car and later pushing a woman to the ground. Both women were taken to the hospital. Jeffery Michael Pooley, 42, was charged with felony assault with a dangerous weapon, gross misdemeanor interfering with a 911 call and two counts of
Man charged with threat, theft and damage at Mankato bars
MANKATO — A man is facing several charges after he allegedly stole from and damaged downtown Mankato bars, threatened bar employees and fought with police. Police were called to Blue Bricks Tuesday night after Juan Mireles, 22, of St. James, allegedly went into an employees-only area and punched a h
Weekend snowfall could reach 6 inches in southwest Minnesota; less for the metro
Marshall, Mankato, Pipestone, Worthington, Albert Lea and surrounding areas of southwest and south-central Minnesota could wind up with some rather hefty snow totals from late Saturday night through Sunday.
Suspect identified in north-central Minnesota shooting that killed 3
NEVIS, Minn. — Law enforcement officials say the three people who died in a north-central Minnesota shooting that also left a deputy wounded, knew each other. WDAY News identified the armed suspect late Friday night as 34-year-old Bryce Bellomo, and the other two killed as his sisters-in-law.
Snow more, please! 5 more inches possible this weekend
(Mankato, MN) – Forecasters are predicting more snow to pile up this weekend in what could be the snowiest February in the history of Minnesota. According to the National Weather Service, another five inches of snow could fall on the region between Saturday night and Sunday morning. Forecasts indica
Life remembered: Edenvale Nursery founder had faith and pride in quality
Edenvale Nursery founder Jim Koberoski never complained. Not when a hail and wind storm toppled nearly everything he had planted in his young nursery. Not when a fire burned down his family's home days before Christmas.
Three Dead, Deputy Wounded in Northern Minnesota
Nevis, MN (Learfield News Service) - An officer-involved shooting that left three people dead and a deputy wounded is under investigation in the northern Minnesota city of Nevis.
Area Payless stores likely to close company-wide shutdown appears imminent
(Mankato, MN) – Payless ShoeSource Inc will close all of their 2,300 retail stores next month, business publication Reuters announced today. The Topeka, Kansas-based company will file for bankruptcy later this month – the second time in two years. The company has tried without success to find a buye
Billy Currington to play Verizon Center
(Mankato, MN) – CMT Music Award-winning country artist Billy Currington is set to play Mankato’s Verizon Center. Currington will perform at the venue’s Grand Hall on Friday, April 12. Tickets can be purchased at the Verizon Center box office, by calling 800-745-3000, or online at Ticketmaster.com. T
Minnesota man's drunk-driving excuse? He wanted some McDonald's
Being "hangry" can make even the most mild-mannered of people irrational, and in one case in central Minnesota, make them break the law. That's what happened earlier this week in Stearns County, when local sheriff's deputies started tracking a drunk-driver on his way back from a McDonald's.
Doctor preaches resiliency through farmer stress
NORTH MANKATO — During his presentation on how farmers can and must take better care of ourselves, Dr. Amit Sood said addressing high stress levels begins in the initial moments of our days.
With each new snowfall, cities' 'to do' list gets longer
MANKATO — After a monthlong streak of winter storms, it's not just the snow that's piling up, so is the to-do list for Mankato city workers. And so are the citizen complaints. And so are overtime costs.
Minnesota men arrested after drug bust near North Platte
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Nebraska State Patrol Troopers arrested two Minnesota men after they stopped a speeding BMW and discovered on I-80 near North Platte Thursday. Around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the trooper stopped the BMW driver near mile marker 173. The trooper could smell the odor of marijuana
Owatonna caps conference action with 2-1 victory over Mankato West
MANKATO — The Owatonna boys hockey team strung together its second consecutive strong defensive performance and capped its Big Nine Conference campaign with a 2-1 victory over Mankato West on Friday evening.
MANKATO OFFICIALS RESPOND TO TRUCK FIRE AT KWIK TRIP
The Mankato Department of Public Safety responded to a truck fire near the Kwik Trip on Monks Avenue on Thursday morning. The driver was able to pull the truck off the road and firefighters extinguished the fire. There were no fire-related injuries in the incident. Preliminary damages are estimated