Mankato Professor Gwen Nell Westerman Named Minnesota's 1st Native Poet LaureateMinnesota State University, Mankato English professor Gwen Nell Westerman is a citizen of her father’s people, the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate in the Dakotas.
For First Time In History, All 5 Minnesota Teams Make NCAA Hockey TournamentFor the first time, all five of Minnesota's Division I programs made the 16-team field.
Study: More Mankato Landslides Due To Increasing Rainfall, Urban DevelopmentA study has determined that nearly 500 landslides have happened in the Mankato area. Minnesota State University Earth Science Programs Director Phillip Larson with the help of students mapped out the area's ravines, bluffs, nooks and crannies during the past three years. Their work determined where landslides have occurred, and what areas are more at risk for them.
Isaac Kolstad Will Attend Mavericks' Home OpenerAfter a brush with death and months of treatment, Isaac Kolstad is expected to return to Mankato on Sept. 4 f0r the Mavericks' home opener.
Isaac Kolstad, Wife Have 2nd DaughterThe wife of a former Minnesota State football player who was critically injured in a beating has given birth to the couple's second daughter. Molly Kolstad gave birth to the girl on Wednesday at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Hospital spokesman Kevin Burns told KTOE radio that both mother and daughter are doing well.
Mankato Police Step Up Patrol In Troubled DowntownThe college year came to a violent end near one Minnesota campus. Two young people suffered critical injuries within one week in downtown Mankato in May. One left a former Minnesota State University Mankato linebacker in a coma, while another happened when a student tried to jump on the back of a campus bus. Police believe alcohol played a role in both.
MSU Student Assaulted At KnifepointA Minnesota State University-Mankato student is in custody following an armed assault at the university's library.