The city conducted a survey last year that found multi-family rental properties were nearly 100 percent occupied. The demand will continue to increase when MSU closes the 1,200-bed Gage Towers in the fall. The Free Press reports construction of two apartment buildings will add 60 units to the area this summer. Another 48-unit building is expected to be ready next year.
Two youths seriously injured after being struck by driver in Bloomington
Police say the boy is in a critical condition, while the girl has severe injuries.
Two men sentenced for carjacking in Rosedale Center parking lot
Leon Kismit Bell, 49, and Jack Mitchell Piche, 23, were sentenced in U.S. District Court on Jan. 20.
Police: Truck burst into in flames after driver rammed Hutchinson squad car
The incident occurred Wednesday evening.
Police identify White Bear Lake officer shot while serving warrant
The officer is a six-year veteran of the department.
Minnesota Senate passes bill codifying abortion into state law
Having already passed in the House, it will now be sent to Gov. Tim Walz for signing into law.
Tyre Nichols: Initial police version of events bear similarities to George Floyd killing
Memphis PD said Nichols complained of 'shortness of breath' following 'confrontations' with police, who in reality violently beat him.
Authorities ID man who died during police standoff in Winsted
Warning: This story mentions suicide.
Twin Cities authorities preparing for community reaction to Tyre Nichols video
The ATF division in St. Paul sent out an alert out of "an abundance of caution."
Changes at K102's Chris Carr & Company, with Sam Sansevere joining as co-host
She is the daughter of former KQRS morning show personality Bob Sansevere.
Minneapolis' Royal Foundry Craft Spirits announces closure
The distillery set out to infuse the Minneapolis craft cocktail scene with British flavor.
Shutterfly to cut almost 100 jobs at Shakopee facility
The layoffs are expected to impact multiple positions within the company.
Mankato news anchor's bizarre broadcast captures attention across Internet
A weekend news anchor in Mankato is getting some publicity after a short and awkward segment in which she looks blurry eyed and stumbles over her words. Of course, viewers online say she looks drunk, but the station's news director is cautioning people not to jump to conclusions.
Children's Museum announces plans for Mankato
The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota plans to build a permanent home in downtown Mankato, but still needs to raise more than $2 million. So far, the Mankato Free Press reports nearly $1.7 million has been pledged for the $4 million structure. Executive Director Peter Olson has asked the City Council for $250,000 to buy a piece of property next to the Blue Earth County Library. Olson claims the museum would have an annual economic impact of $5 million.
Nearly 5,000 runners converge on Mankato for marathon
The third running of Mankato's marathon drew nearly 5,000 runners to town for the big race, a half marathon, and a 10 kilometer run. Backers say the number of runners taking part - and visitors spending money - has increased each year. This year Paul Donnelly of Minneapolis won the men's race, while Leslie Anderson of Waseca was the women's winner.
Elton John scheduled to play Mankato, Grand Forks
The Mankato Free Press reports the superstar is scheduled to play in Mankato on Sunday, April 22. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, March 5. And WDAY says he'll perform for the first time in Grand Forks on Saturday, March 24. Tickets for that show go on sale at 10 a.m. this Monday. Tickets sold out within minutes for his show in Duluth last year.
MSU-Mankato football coach asking judge to throw out child porn charges
Suspended MSU-Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner has a court hearing this week at which a judge will consider dropping the child porn charges. The case involves videos of Hoffner's children in the nude that were found on his university-issued cell phone. He asked the Blue Earth County Attorney to drop the charges after investigators found no child porn on his computer and determined his children had not been abused.
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