Look back at past Week in Reviews
Descy set up a fake Mankato site, saying things such as Mankato University is a sprawling 1.2 million campus and the weather in the town never drops below 70 degrees.
His site caught the attention of national sites of the week and was bringing in nearly 3,000 visitors to the Make it Mankato site.
The store's grand opening drew so much traffic that the mall hired extra police officers to help direct cars in and out of the mall. Sears closing at Madison East leaves that mall with only Walgreen's left as a major anchor.
He was elected in 1988 and is six months away from finishing his second four-year term. The council is looking to appoint a citizen from Ward 4 to fill the spot until the November elections.
Running for the 3 1/2 year term are: Jeff Foster, of Mankato, who is owner of Around the Clock Express; and Ann Hendricks, of Mankato, who is a parent and part-time special education instructor at Mankato State University. The candidates are seeking to fill positions left vacant by Randy Berkland and Kathleen Maschka.
Shoen allegedly told police that he pushed his wife down a flight of stairs during an argument and then struck her several times with a pipe to "put her out of her misery."
The sentencing guideline for first-degree murder is 25 years in prison. His next court appearance is May 6.
The driver, Joel Allen Godeke, 34, was not speeding but police say the tanker was moving too fast for the corner. The truck was carrying more than 8,000 gallons of gas when it tipped. Between 100 and 300 gallons spilled. About 25 gallons got into the city storm sewer. The truck was owned by Newport, Minn.-based Dahlen Trucking.
The board's examples included Dorsen criticizing a woman for being fat, using a profane word to describe a patient and yelling at the mother of a 7-year-old. Dorsen said he didn't think he was rude but that there are cultural differences between New York, where he is from, and Minnesota. The board ordered him to take a community education course, a professional boundaries course and undergo therapy.
The measures were in response to the firing of American Family Insurance agent Mary McClure for talking to legislators about getting rid of insurance selling quotas to prevent agents from selling insurance that people didn't need.
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