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Student charged with bringing knives to East High School  Mankato Free Press

A 16-year-old boy is facing felony charges after he allegedly brought knives to Mankato East High School in January.



Parents tour security improvements at Mankato's most recently updated school  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — East High School Principal Jeff Dahline recently gave parents a tour of new security measures at the remodeled school.



Bohemian Rhapsody: Mankato East Staff Does "Buspool Karaoke "  Southern Minnesota Today

(Mankato, MN) – Staff at Mankato East High School are welcoming back students with a little “Buspool Karaoke.” The video, posted by East teacher and coach ...



It's play time: East High School swings out with 'Tarzan'  Mankato Free Press

High school auditoriums hold a lot of memories over the years. Some good. Some bad. Definitely many that are cringe worthy.



Names and notables Oct. 7-8, 2018 | Local News  Mankato Free Press

East/West Debate Team. Mankato East/West Debate Team traveled to Eastview High School in Apple Valley Sept. 29 for its opening meet of the season.



North Mankato teen is a triple threat performer  Mankato Free Press

A week after raising $3,000 for hungry classmates and a day after singing at a Minnesota Twins game, Lauren Senden was crowned a “triple threat.”.



Program gives Mankato students a head start in manufacturing careers  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — At MTU Onsite Energy, East High School senior Ethan Dempster is mounting control panels, installing radiators and trying almost every other job ...



Mankato East Staff Had a Unique Way To Welcome Students Back  KEYC

The staff at Mankato East welcomed students back with a fun video.



DANCE the night AWAY | Lifestyles  Mankato Free Press

The faces of the dancers at Mankato East High School remain serious and focused while they inspect their every move in the mirror room.



Remodeled East High School nearly ready to welcome back students  Mankato Free Press

A $10 million substantial remodel of a large portion of East School is nearly complete. A $2.5 million locker room expansion will be done in November.



Section 2A boys soccer: Trojans win, return to state  Daily Globe

NEW PRAGUE -- It was vintage Worthington Trojans soccer. Speed, quick feet. Efficient passing. Relentlessness. And a victory in the most important match of the ...



Community Gathers to "Stand Against Racism"  KEYC

YWCA Mankato had a full-house at their "Stand Against Racism" event at the Intergovernmental Center on Friday.



Mankato's Riverbend Tennis Classic continues to grow | Local Sports  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — Matt Bulger has won the Riverbend Tennis Classic men's open singles championship three times, including last summer, but he's not sure if he's ...



Senden's voice continues to impress | Lifestyles  Mankato Free Press

Lauren Senden says that she loves to sing Disney princess songs because of the high notes, cheeriness and also because they're challenging.



District adds Mankato East additions to renovation | Local News  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — With Prairie Winds Middle School close to opening this fall, Mankato East High School is about to get its own upgrades.



At East High School, band is a FAMILY AFFAIR  Mankato Free Press

Forget the 'Band Geek' stigma — these kids embrace their talent, team.



This school lunch in Mankato looks... different [PHOTOS]  City Pages

If the kids in a public high school are talking a lot about lunch, sharing pictures of it, even, this is probably a bad sign. 0. Consider the case of Mankato East High ...



Business owner donates $100,000 to East High School | Local News  Mankato Free Press

Chad Surprenant and family are gifting $50000 to the baseball program, $20000 to girls soccer, $10000 to girls track and field, $10000 to boys cross country and ...



Ries comes home as pro softball player | Local Sports  Mankato Free Press

Back when Coley Ries was growing up in Eagle Lake and then attending Mankato East High School, she never envisioned a professional softball career for ...



They're the BEST OF THE CLASS this year  Mankato Free Press

When we started High School Spotlight last fall, we knew we'd encounter some amazing high school students.



Mankato Schools Show Decline in MCA Test Scores  KEYC

Statewide Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment Results have been released and only one school scored higher than the state's average in reading, math and ...



Mankato East performing 'High School Musical' this weekend  Mankato Free Press

Lauren Senden was 7 years old the first time she saw “High School Musical.”



Mankato native takes 30,000 mile dream trip | Local News  Mankato Free Press

After Mitch Olinger decided he was going to go on a motorcycle trip that would take him to the very southern tip of South America, he had to make some.



There's a new face at Hutchinson High School  Crow River Media

When Hutchinson High School students return to school this fall they will see a new face in the front office.



TINY DANCER | Lifestyles  Mankato Free Press

Most senior students in high school begin planning for prom, from their 'promposals' to picking out the perfect dress.



Mankato East team qualifies for robotics championship | Local News  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — Whirr. Thunk. Whirr. Thunk. Whirrrrrrrrrrr. In the 2D vintage-esque platform mechanics game Cave Story, armed scout robot Quote is just a moving ...



DANCE WITH SOMEBODY: Mankato East Dance Company takes center stage  Mankato Free Press

Dripping lights hang from the ceiling and a sign that reads “Dance With Somebody” is center stage. Silhouettes are scattered across the stage at Mankato East ...



East High School presents its fall musical | Lifestyles  Mankato Free Press

In the Tony Award-winning play “In the Heights,” playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda paints a lush, detailed and nuanced portrait of the largely Hispanic Washington ...



Lauren Andrego - Weekend Anchor/Reporter  KEYC

Lauren Andrego started at KEYC News 12 in June 2018 and is excited to return to her hometown! She grew up in Eagle Lake and graduated from Mankato East ...



Former Classmate Continues Search For Wendy Khan  KEYC

MANKATO, MN- To help assist in the search for missing 46–year–old Wendy Khan of Mankato, a former classmate has decided to join forces with a couple ...



Madison Lake police chief to receive verbal warning  Mankato Free Press

MADISON LAKE — The Madison Lake City Council will issue a verbal warning against Police Chief Dan Bunde for lack of professionalism related to the ...



Minnetonka Theatre actresses honored for work | Minnetonka  ECM Publishers

Three Minnetonka Theatre actresses will be honored this summer for their work.



With Somali girls Mankato East track is 'breaking boundaries'  Mankato Free Press

Mary Nelson walked down to the end of Mankato East High School's Wolverton Field track, looking for two members of the girls track and field team that she had ...



Ask Us: Mankato Schools: Polling places not meant to manipulate results  Mankato Free Press

Q: When I voted in the November 7 election, I was surprised to find how many polling places were related to the Mankato school district. Since this was primarily ...



Fairmont girls earn True Team state track bid, Cardinal boys 2nd | News, Sports, Jobs  Fairmont Sentinel

MANKATO — Fairmont's True Team state track & field drought finally came to an end in the rain at Thursday's delayed Section 2AA Meet at Mankato East High.



East teacher brings NASA back to Mankato | Local News  Mankato Free Press

East High School teacher Emily Dauk was among a group of Minnesota teachers invited to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.



(PHOTO GALLERY) Twice as much royalty: Two queens crowned at East homecoming  Mankato Free Press

Mankato East High School staff had known for days. A couple of football players also were made aware before the coronation that this year's crowning was ...



East's Vetter chooses Minnesota State for soccer | Sports  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — When she was in grade school, Jenny Vetter sometimes served as a ball girl during Minnesota State soccer games.



Mankato Man Charged with Child Molestation, Says Girl Wanted to See  Southern Minnesota Today

(Mankato, MN) – A 47-year-old Mankato man stands accused of molesting a young girl, who was known to him. A felony charge of Criminal Sexual Conduct was ...



Mankato PrideFest rings in 15 years | Local News  Mankato Free Press

A glittering centaur and 1920's flappers in borrowed costumes from the Minnesota State University theater department were in the parade along with groups from ...



West principal leaving for new job | Local News  Mankato Free Press

West High School David Lutz is leaving Mankato to return to the district in which he has spent most of his career.



Young entrepreneurs launch into business at Mankato East  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — There are a lot of ups and downs to starting your own company, as business instructor Mary Berg's high school students now know well.



Another Guilty Plea in Beating of Blue Earth Teen  Southern Minnesota Today

(Blue Earth, MN) – A second suspect has agreed to plead guilty in the beating of a Blue Earth High School football player. 18-year-old Blake Barnett will be ...



Local DFL excited for Walz, mid-term elections  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — The Mankato DFL caucuses of Tuesday were much different than the 2016 version.



Fairmont volleyball starts playoffs on road; MCW hosts opener | News, Sports, Jobs  Fairmont Sentinel

FAIRMONT — On the road or staying home? That's the question on everybody's mind when awaiting the Minnesota sectional volleyball postseason brackets.



In the SPOTLIGHT | Lifestyles  Mankato Free Press

Walk down the halls of Mankato East High School, and you'll see, hear and smell a lot of different things — teen angst, the sweat of kids coming out of.



Knights in the midst of subsection playoffs | Sports  Southernminn.com

After press time for the Kenyon Leader, the Kenyon-Wanamingo volleyball team was preparing for its Tuesday night subsection playoff opener against Waseca ...



Section 2AA volleyball: Belle Plaine ends K-W's bid for third straight section title  PostBulletin.com

MANKATO — Belle Plaine started Saturday's Section Two, Class AA volleyball championship match against Kenyon-Wanamingo looking unstoppable.



Kenyon-Wanamingo Volleyball Dominates St. Peter  kdhlradio.com

The Kenyon-Wanamingo Knights swept the St. Peter Saints to win the South Subsection Section 2 Class 2A title Thursday night in New Prague.



Vehicle hand-washing and detailing shop opens in Mankato  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — Logan Baggott was on a family vacation in Florida, taking a break from running a cleaning *service* and a janitorial supply business, only to create ...



Alumnus Joe Madson Speaks to BCA Group  BLC News & Events

Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) sponsors seventeen intercollegiate athletic teams at the NCAA DIII level. This means there are a lot of athletes on the BLC ...



What you need to know about the national school walkout Wednesday  Minnesota Public Radio News

Students and teachers are expected walk out of their classes for 17 minutes to honor the victims of last month's school shooting in Florida and to call for tougher ...



Mankato 77 Lancers gear up for 37th season | News  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — When Mankato's community marching band hits the streets this summer, it will be with a whole new look.



Freeberg death hits home at East High School  Mankato Free Press

With the recent death of 2007 graduate Patrick Freeberg, tragedy has struck the Mankato East High School community for the second time in as many weeks.



For immigrant students, graduating "on time" takes new meaning  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — For high school students receiving English language instruction, graduating “on time” can have a completely different meaning.



Mankato East, MSU grad part of Grammy-winning Musgraves team  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO – Gena Johnson, a 2012 Department of Music graduate, was recently nominated for a 2015 Grammy award for her work as an Assistant Engineer on ...



Hubmen track wins section true team title | Sports  SW News Media

The Jordan Hubmen track team are headed to the state true team track meet.



Farmer's dream: Hockey arena in his shed  KARE

Paul may have built his shed for farming, but his closest friends know it's no coincidence the dimensions of the machine shed just happen to mimic a standard ...



Mayo Clinic’s Dr. James Hebl  Connect Business Magazine

Photos: Kris Kathmann. Healthy Hometowns. How Mayo Clinic's Dr. James Hebl works to bring world class healthcare to your hometown. For James Hebl ...



SUPERKIDS! — For some teens, making the world a better place for all is priority No. 1  Mankato Free Press

It's 3 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon and Aubrey Houg hops on a bus at Dakota Meadows Middle School. The bus rumbles across town and drops her and a ...



Volleyball: HVL flexing its muscles | Volleyball  PostBulletin.com

The Hiawatha Valley League has been a mini state-tournament of sorts in recent seasons.



Khan Birthday: Wishes for Her Safe Return  Southern Minnesota Today

(Mankato, MN) – Today (Friday, July 20th) is the birthday of Wendy Khan, but it's her family and friends who are making the wishes – wishes for Khan's safe ...



Are you smarter than Mankato's fifth graders? | Local News  Mankato Free Press

Game show raises money for Educare, Children's Museum.



Volleyball: K-M headed back to state, M-C falls to Medford  PostBulletin.com

Kasson-Mantorville is headed back to The X. The No. 1-ranked KoMets volleyball team got pushed in four sets by Hiawatha Valley League rival Lake City on ...



Minnesota State hockey's Max Coatta is part of Mankato sports legacy  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — Max Coatta didn't choose Minnesota State because of his Mankato connections, but he sure appreciates them now that he's been here awhile.



MOVINGTO THE MUSIC Violet Kind develops own style of belly dancing  Mankato Free Press

Violet Kind equates her new style of belly dancing to a language. As the owner of Satori Violet, she's been teaching variations of belly dance in Mankato since ...



East grad killed in accident | Local News  Mankato Free Press

An 18-year-old Mankato East graduate was killed after being struck by a vehicle during a series of accidents on an icy stretch of Interstate 94 near Dalton on ...



New assistant county attorney here - faribaultcountyregister.com | News, Sports, Information on the Blue Earth region  Faribault County Register

Faribault County has a new assistant attorney, and her name is Mindy Quitten. Originally from Mankato, Quitten began her new role on March 20.



Panthers season comes to an end in 2AA section tournament loss to Blue Earth, 52-45.  Southernminn.com

New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva girls basketball team saw its season come to an end Friday, losing 52-45 to the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers in ...



Mankato school bus companies 'razor thin' on drivers  Mankato Free Press

Mankato's school bus companies say they've had a tough time finding drivers this year.



It's that time again: How to caucus in Minnesota on Tuesday  MPR News

Editor's note: This is an updated version of a caucus guide MPR News produced for the 2016 elections. Minnesota is at the front end of a super-charged election ...



Hometown Business Connection: Happy Dan's  KEYC

At one time there were a half dozen or so Happy Dan's Convenience Stores located in the Mankato area, now there is only one. It's a daily destination for many ...



Eastwood Manor police activity troubles residents | Local News  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — Residents of a mobile home park off Hoffman Road say they are concerned about safety after several homes were evacuated during the weekend ...



KEITH MORTENSEN: 'Call me Morty' | Features  Mankato Free Press

Many who go into law enforcement do so with vivid memories of themselves as tykes pretending to be police officers.



BLC theater ready to bring 'Oklahoma!' to life | Lifestyles  Mankato Free Press

At Bethany Lutheran College next week, they're embracing the traditional while breaking away from tradition.



Bucs season ends in playoff defeat - faribaultcountyregister.com | News, Sports, Information on the Blue Earth region  Faribault County Register

Last month, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva defeated BEA easily, 61-29. On Thursday, March 8, the Blue Earth Area boys basketball team had ...



Top firefighter's daughter recovering after boating accident | Local News  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — Mankato's top firefighter wants the public to know he appreciates the outpouring of support shown for his daughter, who is recovering from injuries ...



WEM volleyball advances to Section 2A title match  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — The Waterville-Elysian-Morristown volleyball team graduated eight players from last season's state championship team, but the return of one key ...



Barten-Huseby  West Central Tribune

Barten-Huseby. Danielle Barten and Matthew Huseby, both of Freeport, MN., are engaged to be married August 12th at Green Lake Lutheran Church in Spicer.



Project for Teens gets students talking about peer pressure, sex  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — Never fear! Captain Integrity is here! And look there's Commander Compassion!



Holly Schlingmann and Dr. Kenneth Willaert | Community  Mankato Free Press

Holly Schlingmann. daughter of Randy and Debra Schlingmann of Mankato, MN. Holly graduated from Mankato East High School in 2004 and from Minnesota ...



New Ulm Steel draft 8 new players for next season | News, Sports, Jobs  NUjournal

Hockey season continued for the New Ulm Steel on Wednesday as the NA3HL draft was held. The Steel drafted eight players and also got a signed tender from ...



Sleepy Eye VFW falls 12-0 in 5 to end season | News, Sports, Jobs  NUjournal

MANKATO — Sleepy Eye VFW's season ended with a 12-0 five-inning loss to Mankato AAA in an elimination game of the District 2 VFW baseball tournament on ...



2017 ITA Men's Tennis Midwest Regional Championships - September 29 - October 2, 2017  Gustavus Adolphus College News

BRACKETS RESULTS SATURDAY PHOTO GALLERY SUNDAY PHOTO GALLERY MONDAY PHOTO GALLERY DIRECTIONS TO GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS ...



Bridget Klein runs for fourth term as Kasota mayor  Southernminn.com

Bridget Klein originally ran for office in Kasota 12 years ago at the urging of a friend.



No charges in fentanyl overdose | Local News  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — The parents of 21-year-old Alex Ahl, who died in August after sucking on a patch containing the powerful narcotic fentanyl, want justice for their ...



Johannsen glad Diamond Vogel stuck with Old Town  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — Diamond Vogel was one of the last holdouts when Mankato's Old Town business district was hitting its low point during the Great Recession ...



MN Football Showcase All-Star South Roster  KARE

Minnesota Football Showcase South Roster for December 3rd's Big All-Star Game.



UPDATE: MSU softball wins first national championship in program history  Mankato Free Press

SALEM, VA. — The Minnesota State softball program has come a long way, baby, and the players are absolutely giddy about it.



Creation 180 makes one-of-a-kind prom dresses  Mankato Free Press

Most people wake up in the middle of the night and fret about things they either need to do or forgot to do. That is not the case for Tricia.



Students explore, problem-solve through new robotics team  Southernminn.com

Bill Kuschel's classroom is a flurry of enthusiasm after school Mondays and Wednesdays, as students gather for Waseca High School's robotics team.



Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces Its 2017-2018 Spotlight Education Jimmy Award And Triple Threat Award Finalists  Broadway World

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced its 2017-2018 finalists for the Jimmy Awards and Triple Threat Awards. Twenty-six high school musical theatre students ...



Mankato police link designer drug to 2 deaths  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A synthetic drug, possibly designed to mimic cocaine or LSD, is suspected of contributing to the deaths of a teenage girl and a young man in Mankato last week ...



The 1,000 Best Eighth-Grade Girls Coming Into 2018  MileSplit

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Kristin Paulson is one of a kind | Local News  Mankato Free Press

Kristin Paulson is pretty and sweet. She's also modest and optimistic. She was a dancer. She was homecoming queen at Mankato East High School last fall.



Surprenant engineering ISG for sizable but sustainable growth  Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — Chad Surprenant said his father Ken, founder of the Mankato-based engineering and architecture firm ISG, only saw the company's new ...



Admissions angst: Seniors wait to hear back from colleges  Mankato Free Press

While some colleges send out acceptance letters immediately, others wait until April or March.



BE Area spikers oust Maple River in 2AA volleyball playoffs | News, Sports, Jobs  Fairmont Sentinel

Setter Alissa Norman distributed a match-best 28 assists to five different Blue Earth Area spikers to offset Maple River junior outside blaster Madi Schirmer's ...



Local students advance to state in history fair | News, Sports, Jobs  NUjournal

MANKATO — Two projects from St. Paul's Lutheran Elementary School advanced to state-level competition Tuesday, after competing at the regional level in the.



Fairmont stuns WEM in South semifinal hoops | News, Sports, Jobs  Fairmont Sentinel

MANKATO — The Fairmont Cardinals boys basketball team has embraced the underdog role, and it's worked out well for them. The No. 4-seeded Cardinals had ...



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