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'The King and I' opens Friday
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High school senior’s original composition to be performed by BSU band
The Ten Tenors to perform at Sanford Center
Pioneer Previews for Dec. 1: Bevy of arts events to keep us as busy as bees
Paul Nelson: Heavy snow hampers development of ice on Bemidji area lakes
Trumpeter swans shot near Detroit Lakes; DNR seeks public’s help
Blane Klemek: Do bears hibernate? The truth about outdoor myths
Paul Nelson: Ice fishing season has arrived for Bemidji area anglers
Charges dismissed against 5 in fish poaching case
Birthday: Blom, Wille
Tom Purcell: Dog days of Obamacare
Sam Pizzigati: Thou shalt not tolerate inequality
Rich Lowry: Jeff Bezos and our robot future
Donna Brazile: Peacemonger
Susan Stamper Brown: Liberals’ ‘Hunger Games’
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Patrick Guilfoile: How to eat a scorpion
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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...
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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...
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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. A...
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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...
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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...
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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