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  • Mankato ranks 3rd on list for business location

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Forbes has ranked Mankato third on its list of the Best Small Places for Business in America, just behind Fargo, North Dakota, and College Station, Texas. KTOE-AM reports the town made …

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    25 Jul 14
  • No rain lets Minnesota farmers get field work done

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota farmers were able to get a lot of field work done last week, thanks to the lack of rain. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there were 6.2 …

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    22 Jul 14
  • Obama declares disaster in flooded Minn. counties

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – President Obama has declared a disaster in eight Minnesota counties damaged by flooding, unleashing federal funds to help repair millions in damages. June and July storms hit more than 50 …

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    22 Jul 14
  • Mankato parks still cleaning up flood damage

      MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Nearly a month after the Minnesota River in Mankato hit its 10th highest level on record, crews are still cleaning up the mess left behind in city parks. A Mankato …

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    21 Jul 14
  • Minnesota man charged in deaths of 4 horses

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota man has been charged with animal cruelty after police say they found four dead horses on his property. The Mankato Free Press reports two Blue Earth County sheriff’s deputies …

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    18 Jul 14
  • Minnesota flood damage costs continue to climb

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Damage estimates from widespread flooding in Minnesota have continued to rise. Minnesota’s deputy director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Joe Kelly, says last month’s excessive rainfall led to a unique disaster. …

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    17 Jul 14
  • $10K reward offered in fatal Minnesota shooting

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to whoever fatally shot a 21-year-old man outside a Mankato ballroom three months ago. Poth Acouth, of Omaha, Nebraska, was shot about …

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    17 Jul 14
  • Most Minnesota crop conditions improve

      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Most Minnesota crops conditions showed improvement during the past week. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, only potato and hay crop conditions in Minnesota showed a slight decline. …

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    15 Jul 14