A new Walmart distribution center will soon open in Mankato, but first they’ll need some workers to operate it. They’re looking to hire more than 400 employees. Those hired would begin work this spring to prepare for the summer grand opening.
Gov. Mark Dayton is taking his pitch for new road construction money on the road. Dayton was headed Wednesday to Mankato to drum up local support for a transportation proposal he put before lawmakers.
Police arrested 31-year-old Joseph Burrell in November for two felony counts of drug possession. It turns out what appeared to be an illegal substance were really just vitamins.
A Mankato man was jailed for months while he waited for the state crime lab to process suspected drugs that turned out to be vitamins. Joseph Burrell was arrested in November and charged with two felony counts of drug possession. His bail was set at $250,000. The 31-year-old Burrell says he’s not happy it took so long for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to process the evidence.
Five apartments in a Mankato house have been evacuated after a blaze that apparently started in a fireplace chimney. One of the building’s residents tells The Mankato Free Press he smelled smoke from his third-floor apartment around 8 p.m. Thursday.
A 55-year-old Mankato man died Saturday afternoon after losing control of his pickup truck and causing the vehicle to roll over.
A former Vikings player helped make a dream come true for a veteran injured while fighting overseas. Sgt. Colin Faust got the keys to his very own home in Minnetrista Saturday afternoon.
Authorities said a 27-year-old man died Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the library on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato.
A plea hearing will be held in Mankato Wednesday for former Gophers quarterback Phillip Nelson. It comes after he decided to plead guilty to fifth-degree assault for his part in a fight that nearly killed former MSU-Mankato football player Isaac Kolstad.
Former Gopher quarterback Philip Nelson filed a petition to enter a guilty plea Tuesday in the attack that left former Mankato State University linebacker Isaac Kolstad with brain trauma. According to Nelson’s attorney James D. Fleming, Nelson filed a petition to plea guilty to fifth degree assault, a misdemeanor charge, and have all felonies dropped.
A fight in Mankato that lasted only a few seconds changed three young lives forever. One person is struggling to walk and talk because of his injuries. Two others face the possibility of prison. One of them is former Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson.
New video out Wednesday night shows a former Gopher quarterback in the back of a squad car during his arrest last May.
Mankato Police are investigating after a stranger sexually assaulted a woman in her home early Monday morning. Police say the man had a knife when he went into an unlocked home on the 100 block of Maple Drive at about 2:30 a.m.
The City of Mankato officials say a 33-year-old woman is missing after she was last seen late Monday morning. Jessica Ann Scofield, of Mankato, was last seen wearing a pink jacket and blue jeans at 11:30 a.m. Monday on 201 North Victory Drive.
Minnesota State’s hockey team is ranked No. 1 in two national polls after a weekend sweep of Lake Superior State.
Icy roads are being blamed for a crash that killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Now, she’s being remembered for her volunteer work in dog rescues that touched lives around the country.
We’re coming down the home stretch, but there’s still plenty to do.
Police say a 27-year-old man is in the hospital after shooting himself in a SUV after leading authorities on a chase around the Mankato area.
Minnesota State has reached the NCAA Division II football semifinals for the second time in three years.
Police in Mankato are investigating the death of a man who was struck and killed by a truck inside a Mankato tire store. Authorities say the incident happened Monday afternoon at Tire Associates in an industrial area on the north side of the city.
Investigators are trying to figure out how two trains possibly collided in the dark early Thursday morning. Reports say the accident occurred in Mankato and sent 10 cars off the tracks.
A young mother and her 6-month-old baby who were rescued by volunteer firefighters are out of intensive care. Alexis Liemthongsamout and Madysin Murch suffered smoke inhalation last week when a fire started in their mobile home in St. James, which is about 40 miles southwest of Mankato.
Eagan police are asking the public’s help in finding an 82-year-old woman who went missing Tuesday and suffers from significant memory issues.
Back in the day, every town had to have a meat market. They were a necessity, says Ryan Schmidt, owner of Schmidt’s Meat Market in Nicollet. “Meat markets, butcher shops in small towns used to service a 10-mile area of the farmers that surrounded that,” Schmidt said. “They didn’t have a cold storage, so they would rent lockers from butcher shops and meat markets.” Nowadays, only some towns are lucky enough to still have one.
Employees are calling it devastating. Thousands of animals have died in a massive fire in southern Minnesota. The fire broke out Saturday afternoon just after 3 p.m. at the Cougar Run Farm, near the town of Truman. It’s about 45 minutes south of Mankato.