Skip to main content
In water or on walls, these handmade paddles are functional art
Learning from the pros: Hennepin Theatre Trust holds workshops at BHS
Lions Club sets goal to help Bemidji youth graduate
Citizen Patrol donates to Great River Rescue
Suicides make up bulk of gun deaths in ND, MN
Change in portable deer stand law set for WMAs in northwest Minnesota
BRAD DOKKEN: Biologist can't explain poor grouse hunting in Minnesota
Pheasant opener proved predictably tough
Duluth bowhunter takes 260-pound buck in city hunt
COLLEGE HOCKEY: UND strikes back to blank Gophers 4-0
Joshua Luke O'Brien
Edward M. Schmuch
Eugene "Gene" Frey
Rosella M. Mackey
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Environmental and ecological balance: Where is the justice?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Have you ever tried a staycation?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
Around the Arts, Oct. 22
PATT RALL COLUMN: Beautiful days still abound in the Bemidji area
This Oklahoma fraternity has a choreographed jorts-and-fanny pack dance routine
He was the king of late night, but David Letterman doesn't miss it 'for a second'
John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Sandhill cranes possess power, grace and beauty
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Good boat control, taking it slow are keys to fall fishing
MASTER GARDENERS: Do I have to?
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
Tom & Linda Peterson
Fielding Questions: Dipladenia can be wintered successfully
GROWING TOGETHER: Autumn checklist for putting yard and garden to bed
Caregivers may need to work to recover positive memories
Column: Where was God during the Vegas massacre?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bemidji students did something really cool
December 30, 2013
MSU Mankato to offer nursing program on Range
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota State University, Mankato, will start offering online courses this spring to help nursing students on the Iron Range complete their four-year registered nurse degrees at home. Hibbing Community College offers a two-year nursing program, but the...
December 30, 2013 - 11:52am
November 4, 2013
Mankato history village now center of flood fight
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Federal officials say a cluster of replica buildings where an annual Minnesota history festival is held sits in a flood zone and must go. The Star Tribune reports the buildings are owned by 75-year-old philanthropist Jack McGowan. Mankato's annual History...
November 4, 2013 - 1:35pm
June 6, 2013
Woman found dead, man injured in Mankato
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Police in Mankato say they're investigating the death of a woman as a homicide. Public Safety Deputy Director Matt Westermayer says a man has also been wounded and a male is in custody. He declined to say whether the injured man was the male in custody...
June 6, 2013 - 1:19pm
January 15, 2013
Mankato woman charged with arranging husband's beating
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A Mankato woman is charged with arranging the beating of her husband by two men with aluminum baseball bats. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Ashley Stillwell had an argument with her husband over bills on Jan. 8, left the house and returned with the two men.
January 15, 2013 - 8:13am
January 9, 2013
Mankato eye doctor accused of sexually assaulting patients
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A Blue Earth County trial is under way for an eye doctor accused of sexually assaulting two female patients. Todd Gavin faces two felony and two gross misdemeanor charges for allegedly having the young women remove their clothing during eye appointments in...
January 9, 2013 - 8:27am
December 28, 2012
Reports sealed in case of cleared Minn. coach
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota State University football coach cleared by a judge of child porn charges stemming from cellphone video of his naked children has filed a civil lawsuit. Todd Hoffner is asking a judge to keep investigation reports from the dismissed criminal case...
December 28, 2012 - 8:30am
December 20, 2012
Cleared Minnesota college coach fights suspension
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota college football coach who was cleared of child porn charges is fighting a suspension, his union said Thursday,...
December 20, 2012 - 4:09pm
October 2, 2012
Driver, distracted by sex, pleads guilty in crash killing 2 women
MANKATO - A southern Minnesota man who veered into oncoming traffic last year, killing another driver and a woman with whom he allegedly was having sex with while driving, has pleaded guilty in exchange for a recommended four-year prison term. Mark Anders Chalin, 24, entered his guilty...
October 2, 2012 - 10:08am
September 14, 2012
No child porn on computer of charged Minn. coach
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators found no evidence of child pornography on computers taken from the home of a Minnesota football coach accused of having nude videos of his children on his cellphone, authorities said Friday. Minnesota State, Mankato coach Todd Hoffner was charged...
September 14, 2012 - 4:50pm
August 27, 2012
Minn. coach's wife: porn charges 'ridiculous'
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Child pornography charges against the football coach at Minnesota State, Mankato, are groundless and images on his cellphone are innocent family memories, his wife insisted Monday. Todd Hoffner, 46, of Eagle Lake was charged last week with two felony counts...
August 27, 2012 - 12:13pm
August 14, 2012
Mankato council opposes marriage amendment
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Mankato city leaders have voted to oppose an amendment to the state constitution banning marriage by people of the same gender. The 4-1 vote by the City Council Monday came despite opposition from those who felt the council shouldn't be involved in the issue....
August 14, 2012 - 3:58pm