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MSO Presents Music on the Hill: To My Nation

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Another Music on the Hill announcement from the Mankato Symphony Orchestra. Read the full story here.

Mankato and Owatonna Police and Rescue Reports in April

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Mankato-Mankato police seek the public's assistance in locating Jordan David Lindeman and Blendyer Javier Olais. Both are suspects in residential burglaries that occurred Tuesday, April 5 during the early morning hours in the Buscher park area. Lindeman, age 18, and Olais, age 21, are both of Waseca. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Lindeman and Olais is asked to contact police at 911.

MN Water Quality Becomes a Hot Topic in Politics

Sen. Kathy Sheran has announced a bill to improve water quality in the state of Minnesota.

Mankato Music Entrepreneur Crowdfunds to Pay Tuition to Work with Shark Tank Star's Team

Daymond John

A Minnesota man from the Mankato area wants to build the next big thing in the music business and he is launching a crowdfunding campaign to fund tuition at Shark Tank star Daymond John's Launch Academy, which will be starting at the end of the week in Minneapolis, to do it. Meanwhile, due to poor turnout, John's team may never head back to the area again.

Minnesota Breathalyzer Refusal Law Challenged in US Supreme Court

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On April 20, the United States Supreme Court will rule on whether or not the "implied consent" law, which refers to being charged with a crime for not submitting to a breathalyzer test, is actually constitutional or not.

Food App a Game Changer for Consumers, Brands, Experts, Restaurants, More

An application for the web that is focused solely on food information and connecting experts to consumers will launch in spring 2016.

MN Brawlers will Raise Cash For United Way with Season Pass Tix

The Minnesota Brawlers Semi Professional Football Team, currently based in the Greater Mankato area, has announced its season passes are available online at Slanted Magazine SMAC, Mankato Gazette Community Store, the Minnesota Brawlers official website and Eventbrite. Individual game pre-sale tickets will be available online soon. Portions of ticket sales for season passes go toward helping the local United Way.

Attend Info Session in Mankato About Building Requirements

Mankato building requirements will be discussed at an open house event at 10 Civic Center Plaza on April 1.

Mapleton Water Treatment Plant Compromised

The City of Mapleton announced its water treatment plant is compromised.

Public Open House Scheduled for County Road 14 Reconstruction Project

Blue Earth County Road 14 Map of Project Area

There will be a public open house in Blue Earth County for roadways on County Road 14 Reconstruction Project

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