Thursday's Currents stories include: A preview of Bryce Stenzel's theatrical response to the passionate debate surrounding the Dakota Conflict of 1862, a story on Mankato songwriter Ocho marking a milestone and Tanner Kent's column on the barrage of baby-related materials laboring on his desk. Also, the weekly entertainment and art exhibit calendars.
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Feelings mixed on anti-bullying bill delay
A bill that would have strengthened efforts to combat bullying in Minnesota's schools will not become law this year, which surprised and disheartened Minnesota State University professor Walter Roberts.
Hopp's Thrift Store isn't run by a nonprofit. And it isn't filled with racks of used clothing or furniture. Instead, it's geared toward a different clientele -- guys
Police seek information on burglary at Northtown Auto
Two vehicles, keys to more vehicles and other items were taken after Northtown Auto on North Riverfront Drive was broken into.
Mushroom, nature lovers on the hunt
Morel season just two or three weeks long
Deadline moving up for first-class mail
Postal Service holding meeting with businesses over shutdown
- What's Read on the Web 1. Gay marriage hits home for minister This summer, Lisa Coons hopes to be on both sides of a same-sex marriage -- officiating and participating. The Mankatoan plans to wed her partner of 25 years and, as an ordained non-denominational minister, is e
- Two Mankato area Civil Air Patrol cadets receive Mitchell award MANKATO -- Lt. Col. Mathew Wiskow, Minnesota Wing's Group 4 commander, presented certificates and ribbons to two cadets during a ceremony May 9 at the Mankato Regional Airport. Cadets Hunter Brindley and Tanner Johnson of the Minnesota Wing's Mankato
- AgStar awards county fair grants MANKATO -- The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, recently awarded $69,000 in grants through its county fair facility upgrade grant program, $24,000 more than last year. Area organizations recei
- Frac sand movie to be shown Monday MANKATO -- A screening of a documentary about the frac sand mining boom in Minnesota and Wisconsin will be held Monday afternoon in the Blue Earth County Library auditorium. The Mankato Area Environmentalists and the Center for Earth Spirituality are
- Storm chasers go looking for trouble Call them crazy. They won't mind. They understand that running into a storm might not be everyone's idea of a good time. And when tornado sirens sound -- and authorities are advising people to take cover -- they accept that it wouldn't be inappropria
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