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Documents detail journey of Blooming Prairie woman accused of slaying husband

Newly released documents track the day-to-day movements of a Minnesota woman who is accused of killing her husband and a woman she later met in Florida. About 2,600 pages of documents were released Monday by the Lee County State Attorney’s office, which has charged Lois Riess with first-degree murder in the death of Pamela Hutchinson,…Continue Reading

Fair food: 27 new foods coming to Minnesota State Fair

From giant stuffed tater tots to smoked ice cream, the Minnesota State Fair has unveiled 27 new foods that are hitting the concession stands at this year’s festival. The new foods announced Tuesday range widely. They include everything from a Moroccan-inspired sausage bowl, shrimp-stuffed avocados and so-called “Za-Waffle Sticks” that are made with Italian herbs,…Continue Reading

Vikings training camp at new HQ has 18 days of open practice

The Minnesota Vikings will have 18 days of training camp practices open to the public at their new headquarters this summer, more than what they had previously at Minnesota State University in Mankato. The Vikings announced their schedule on Tuesday, with rookies taking the field at the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center in Eagan starting…Continue Reading

$500,000 renovation of MSU’s Ted Paul Theatre to begin on July 2

MSU’s Ted Paul Theatre will undergo a renovation this summer using a half-million dollars in private funding to improve accessibility and make the experience of catching a show more comfortable. Construction starts on July 2, the day after the final show of the musical “Shrek”. Director of MSU Theatre Dr. Paul Hustoles says the theatre…Continue Reading

Swanson joins AGs in demanding end to border separations

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has joined with 20 other Democratic attorneys general nationwide in demanding that the Trump administration end a “zero tolerance” policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The state prosecutors say in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security…Continue Reading

Rainfall hampering farmers progress, crops still in good condition according to latest report

The latest Minnesota USDA Crop Report shows that there were few days last week for farmers to catch up on fieldwork with plenty of rainfall across the state. So far this month in the backyard at the KTOE Studios we have received 8.40-inches of rainfall. The latest data shows topsoil moisture supplies are rated 71-percent…Continue Reading

Rainfall hampering farmers progress, crops still in good condition according to latest report

The latest Minnesota USDA Crop Report shows that there were few days last week for farmers to catch up on fieldwork with plenty of rainfall across the state. So far this month in the backyard at the KTOE Studios we have received 8.40-inches of rainfall. The latest data shows topsoil moisture supplies are rated 71-percent…Continue Reading

Port Authority receives $13,000 offer for lot behind Spinners, expansion in the works

The North Mankato Port Authority has received an offer on a piece of property behind Spinners Bar and Grill for future expansion. City Administrator John Harrenstein says the offer for the lot at 315 Range Street was 13-thousand dollars. “To be payable in two payments. There will be some earnest money placed down upon execution of…Continue Reading