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Memorial to 38 hanged Dakota men unveiled in Minn.

December 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday for the unveiling of a memorial to 38 Dakota men who were hanged 150 years ago to the day in what is the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Continue Reading

Minnesota bar installs pregnancy test dispenser

July 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The owner of a Mankato bar and restaurant has installed a pregnancy test dispenser in the women’s restroom in an effort to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome. Continue Reading

Historian says timber beam was not used in 1862 mass hanging of Dakota Indians

February 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A timber beam held in storage by the Blue Earth County Historical Society is not part of the scaffold used to hang 38 Dakota Indians in 1862, executive director Jessica Potter said Friday. Continue Reading

Calpine drops plans to sell Mankato, Minn., natural gas plant

February 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Calpine Corp., a major U.S. energy company, says auction bids for the $250 million plant, built in 2006, are too low. Continue Reading

OccupyMN turned back by bank in downtown Minneapolis

October 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Getting arrested for civil disobedience is not as easy as it used to be. Four hundred protesters chanting “Bust up big banks!” marched through downtown Minneapolis to Wells Fargo Bank on Friday, some intent on getting arrested by staging a sit-down in the bank. But the bank locked its doors. About 200 protesters then sat down in the intersection at 6th Street S. and Marquette Avenue. But instead of arresting them, police diverted traffic. Continue Reading

21 Minnesota communities get ‘bad’ gasoline

October 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A petroleum company is replacing gas it delivered to nearly two dozen Minnesota communities because it contains too much ethanol. Continue Reading

GIRLS GOT THEIR GOAT…AND MANKATO ZOO’S, TOO: Pajama-clad stepsisters, 6 and 7, caught walking their ‘pet’

August 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The 911 caller said two young girls, dressed in their pajamas, were out for a walk with a goat about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Continue Reading

VIKINGS: Mankato camp concludes with few injury worries

August 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Vikings held their final open-to-the-public practice today in Mankato. Continue Reading

Five new homeless shelters opening in rural Minnesota

August 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The state Department of Human Services has awarded grants to open shelters in Cass Lake, Pine County, Mankato, Faribault and Marshall. At the same time, the department is cutting funding for several Twin Cities programs, including a drop-in center for homeless adults in St. Paul. Continue Reading

Vikings quarterback longshot Bomar apologizes for DWI arrest

August 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Rhett Bomar apologized to the team Monday after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving over the weekend. Continue Reading