Greater Mankato News

North Mankato Closer to Approving Commerce Drive Plan

The North Mankato City council is one step closer to approving a Commerce Drive Development plan. Transportation Planner Matthew Lassonde from Bolton and Menk presented the plan after collecting data from business owners, residents and surveys at Monday’s council meeting. The next step will be a public hearing at the November 19th meeting.Continue Reading

MSU, Area Dentists Team Up For Free Dental Clinic For Kids

MSU Students and area dentists are teaming up to offer free dental care to kids 18 and under. The free clinic is October 18 at the Clinical Sciences Building on campus. Coordinator Pam Briese says it not only benefits the MSU students, but the community as well. To sign up for an appointment, call 507-389-2147.Continue Reading

Roosevelt Students Collecting Cans For Ethan

Students at Roosevelt Elementary School are in the middle of a can collection drive to help a paraprofessional’s grandson who has cerebral palsy. The money raised will go to help buy him an adaptive swing. Principal Ann Hagerty says the drive is helping students learn important life lessons. Community members can also drop off cans…Continue Reading

Eagle Lake wants kids to enter to be Mayor for the day

Eagle Lake is inviting 4th, 5th and 6th graders to write an essay to become mayor for the day. Through a one-page essay, students say what they would do as mayor. City Administrator Jennifer Bromeland says it’s also a chance for them to see how kids perceive the local government. The deadline for the essay…Continue Reading

Mankato Celebrates 10 Years of Ready For Kindergarten Program

Mankato Area Pubic Schools is celebrating 10 years of the Ready For Kindergarten program. The success of the program brought in Nancy Kerr, the CEO of the National Children’s Reading Foundation. The program is for kids from birth to age five. The program gives parents the tools they need to help their child learn and…Continue Reading

Prosecutors say they won’t charge two sheriff’s officials who fatally shot a suicidal Minnesota teenager

Prosecutors say they won’t charge two sheriff’s officials who fatally shot a suicidal Minnesota teenager. The Carver County Attorney’s Office said Thursday that the officers’ use of deadly force was justified. Sixteen-year-old Archer Amorosi was shot and killed after running from his house in Chanhassen on July 13. His mother had dialed 911, saying her…Continue Reading

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will undergo another back surgery.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will undergo another back surgery. The Democratic governor’s office announced on Thursday he would have surgery Friday morning to fuse several vertebrae in his lower back. The procedure is meant to improve his leg strength and stability. Dayton is expected to spend several days recovering in the hospital. It’s the third…Continue Reading