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Minnesota State Players Practice For Hoffner

Coach Todd Hoffner is back on the field at Minnesota State after football players ended their brief boycott of spring practice.

11 hours ago

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Ex-Minnesota State, Mankato Coach Returning To Job

The football coach fired from Minnesota State, Mankato said Tuesday he will return to his old job after an arbitrator ruled he was wrongfully terminated, saying the decision wasn’t easy but that it would help him and his family heal.

04/15/2014

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Uncertainty For Football Teams After Coach Ruling

A cloud of uncertainty hung over two university football programs Friday as they awaited word on whether Todd Hoffner will reclaim the head coaching job he was fired from at Minnesota State University, Mankato, or keep his new post at Minot State.

04/11/2014

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Arbitrator: Mankato University Wrong To Fire Coach

An arbitrator has found that Minnesota State University, Mankato, had no grounds to fire head football coach Todd Hoffner last May and has ordered that the university immediately reinstate him, an attorney for the coach confirmed Thursday.

04/10/2014

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App Helps Cities Patch Potholes Promptly

Jim Braunshausen, Mankato’s deputy director of public works, has been working potholes for 28 years. He says this year stands out. “Rates in the top ten of pothole years,” Braunshausen said. What’s also different this year is that he’s got some free help. As of this month, Mankato drivers can use an app on their phone or tablet to report potholes. The app is already popular in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Eden Prairie and beyond.

03/27/2014

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Mankato Woman Pleads Guilty To Human Trafficking

A Mankato woman has pleaded guilty to bringing a Vietnamese woman to the U.S. and forcing her to work at her son’s restaurant.

03/26/2014

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Highway Was Dry When Vehicles Collided In Mankato, Killing 3

The highway was dry between St. Peter and Mankato when a car crossed the center median and hit an oncoming truck, killing three and injuring three others, authorities said.

03/17/2014

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Highway Was Dry When Vehicles Collided, Killing 3

The highway was dry between St. Peter and Mankato when a car crossed the center median and hit an oncoming truck, killing three and injuring three others. Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow says a Dodge Caliber crossed the centerline Sunday and collided with a Ford F-150 pickup on Highway 169.

03/17/2014

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5-Year-Old Girl, Her Mother Among 3 Dead In Head-On Crash

The Minnesota State Patrol says two people were killed in a head-on crash on Highway 169 Sunday afternoon in Mankato. The accident involved a Dodge Caliber and a Ford pickup truck. The State Patrol says more information will be released later on Sunday.

03/16/2014

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4 Arrested In Mankato Synthetic Drug Investigation

Four people, including a 15-year-old boy, have been arrested and charged in connection with a Mankato narcotics investigation involving the deaths of a 17-year-old girl and 22-year-old man, according to police.

03/13/2014

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Police: Drug Possibly Tied To 2 Recent Deaths In Mankato

Police in Mankato said Tuesday the recent deaths of a 22-year-old man and a 17-year-old female could be tied to the use of synthetic cocaine. Mankato Police were called on Wednesday, March 5, at about 5:33 p.m. to a residence on Glenwood Avenue on a medical call.

03/12/2014

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Blacktop Company Destroyed By Fire

It took firefighters and equipment from seven Mankato area agencies to fight a fire at a blacktop company. Thick, black smoke billowed from the fire at WW Blacktopping Sunday afternoon. The shop, office and business records were all destroyed.

03/10/2014

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Mankato Researchers Study Road Salt Use

Last week’s storm was nasty by most Minnesotans’ standards, but road salt researchers at Minnesota State University in Mankato think it was perfect. Civil engineering professor Steve Druschel and two of his students went under a bridge to collect samples of murky road melt from the highway above.

02/24/2014

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Mankato Murder Suspect ‘Mentally Incompetent’ To Stand Trial

A veteran has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial for a murder and attempted murder in Mankato last June. According to the Blue Earth County Attorney’s office, 25-year-old Levi Spencer Minissale is accused of stabbing 20-year-old Yesenia Gonzalez to death, as well as stabbing a 26-year-old man on the night of June 6, 2013. A court-ordered psychiatrist determined Minissale to be “mentally ill or mentally deficient,” and should be civilly committed as a mentally ill and dangerous individual.

01/29/2014

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New Ulm Diocese Sued For List Of Accused Priests

A man who claims he was sexually abused by a priest in Granite Falls is suing the Diocese of New Ulm and the Servants of the Paraclete to force the release of their lists of clerics accused of molesting children. The lawsuit filed Thursday alleges the diocese and religious order were negligent.

12/12/2013

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