Mankato news

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

The county of Blue Earth is advocating Brain Injury Awareness month, designated in March, and encouraging people to be inspired by Advocate for the cause, Jay Walters.

Minnesota Brawlers Team Gears Up for Season and Gets Involved in Community

MInnesota Brawlers Football

The Minnesota Brawlers semi-pro football team prepares for its upcoming season with games scheduled in the Mankato area and elsewhere. Head Coach Trever Coxworth said the team could have national potential this year. The team has moved into a new elite northern league and has stepped up its volunteering game in the community with a special United Way partnership as well. The team has several former Minnesota State University Mavericks on its roster.

MN Brawlers and United Way Team Up at Kato Ballroom

MN Brawlers at United Way event

Mankato, MN (Mankato Gazette Newspaper) - The Minnesota Brawlers, a semi-professional football team that plays exhibition and Northern Elite Football League sanctioned games in the area on fields in Mankato, Saint Peter, Madelia, Burnsville, etc. The team is now focusing a major effort on creating more value for the community and growing the team into a more mature asset for the Mankato area and for Minnesota. They recently volunteered with United Way at a local men's event at the Kato Ballroom.

Responding to Changing Demographics: New Ulm

See a presentation on changing demographics in New Ulm.

BEC Commissioners Campbell and Stuehrenberg go to NACo Conference

BEC Commissioners in DC

Blue Earth County Commissioners Drew Campbell and Vance Stuehrenberg Participate in NACo’s Legislative Conference: Local Leaders underscore county’s role in serving their residents.

First National Bank Building Now a Landmark


First National Building in Mankato is now a designated landmark.

The Vision for Old Town in Mankato

old town flyer

There is another meeting scheduled to discuss the fate of Old Town in Mankato.

DNR Says Elk Survey Important to Understand Elk Movement

elk in minnesota

The Minnesota DNR wants to understand more about elk movement in populations up north, so they have been tagging them with GPS to monitor their activity.

DNR Reports Massive Bighead Carp Catch on Minnesota River, Photo Included

Bighead Carp on Minnesota River, DNR Photo

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) used Twitter to show a photo and announce the catch of a massive Bighead Carp on the Minnesota River by a commercial fisher.

Inspiring Story of an Author, Mother and Wife with Premature Daughter

Life with Grace book

A Mankato area woman has detailed a powerful struggle that ultimately united a family and a community and has helped to inspired others facing premature birth of their beloved child. Mankato Gazette article about Jennifer Schwertfeger sponsored by local business, OnceUponAChild.