Finding Minnesota: The Woodworking NunThe sawing and chipping sounds coming from a wood shop in Mankato mean another work of art is in progress. Detailed wooden sculptures come out of the shop, many with religious symbolism. The surprising part, though, is who's making them.
Hoffner Gets 4-Year Extension At MSU-MankatoMinnesota State University has reached an agreement with football coach Todd Hoffner on a four-year contract extension. The university announced late Monday that the deal will begin next season, effective July 1, 2016, and pay Hoffner an annual salary of $126,397.
State Patrol To Unveil Unmarked Cars To Help Against Distracted DrivingThe Minnesota State Patrol is planning to introduce some new tools that will help keep the roads safer. On Monday, the department plans to unveil five new unmarked cars that will just focus on stopping distracted drivers, a particular frustration to state troopers.
Death Of Mankato West Student Still Under InvestigationThe Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office says an autopsy has been completed on Hannah Kathleen Oliva of New Ulm, but her official cause and manner of death won't be available until lab test results are back.
Police Treating Death Of Mankato Teen As SuspiciousAuthorities in southern Minnesota are treating the death of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a field as suspicious. The Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office was called around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday about a car sitting in a field off of Highway 68 northwest of Mankato.
Montevideo Named Host Of 2016 Governor's Pheasant OpenerMontevideo has been selected to host the 2016 Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Opener. The announcement was made Friday night during the community celebration of this year's Governor's Pheasant Opener in Mankato.
Gov. Dayton Heading To Mankato For Pheasant Hunting OpenerIt's been a tradition for Gov. Mark Dayton to participate in Minnesota's annual opener for the pheasant hunting season. This weekend, Dayton heads to Mankato as the community will host events Friday and Saturday to highlight hunting in the area.
Best Karaoke Bars In MinnesotaSing your night away at these karaoke hot spots.
Best Places For Outdoor Yoga In MinnesotaPractice the moving meditation of yoga in nature with these suggested locales. Our five top spots around Minnesota range from peaceful to invigorating. Namaste!
Finding Minnesota: Mankato's Sculpture WalkVisit the heart of Mankato this year and you will likely encounter a farmer and his dog, a pony -- and even Godzilla. But most of those characters will be gone after a year, to be replaced by new ones. They are part of the community's efforts to revitalize the area's City Center by placing sizable artworks along some of the busiest streets.
Update: Woman, 83, Missing from Fairmont FoundAn 83-year-old woman missing from Fairmont has been found safe.
Escaped Patient Returned To Minnesota Security Hospital