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2011-07-18 09:00:00

MANKATO, Minn., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Winland Electronics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: WEX), an industry leading designer of critical condition monitoring systems, has expanded and enhanced its EnviroAlert product line with the introduction of the EnviroAlert EA800-ip. The EnviroAlert EA800-ip is the newest addition to the product family including the EnviroAlert EA800, EA400 and EA200. The EnviroAlert EA800-ip provides two-way access to remotely monitor and collect data on up to eight...

2009-12-21 08:00:00

MANKATO, Minn., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless announced today it has named Joseph Hall director-Customer Service for its Customer Service Center in Mankato, Minn. Hall is responsible for directing and managing the overall activities of this center, which currently houses 448 customer service employees (and 498 employees overall including network, IT and sales). The company also announced it will hire 150-200 customer service representatives for the center over the next 12-15...

2008-08-25 03:00:32

MANKATO, MINNESOTA and WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Aug. 25, 2008) - Ridley Inc. (TSX:RCL) today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended June 30, 2008. All currency amounts are stated in U.S. dollars. For the full twelve months of fiscal 2008, Ridley's earnings before interest, taxes and amortization (EBITA(i)) and before deduction of the CAD $6 million BSE claim settlement announced earlier in the year were $29.5 million compared to $26.5 million last...

2008-08-06 12:00:48

By Tanner Kent, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Aug. 6--progress. Released T u e s d a y night, the state's annual a d e q u a t e yearly progress report is tied to the federal No Child Left Behind Act and is a measure of student achievement based on the MCA-II tests, which students take in the spring. Indicators include graduation and test-participation rates, but most of the focus is on proficiency rates in reading and math. The goal of No Child Left Behind and AYP is to ensure 100...

2008-08-06 12:00:48

By Tanner Kent, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Aug. 6--For several years now, area educators and admin-istrators have been warning that eventually all schools will be on the list of those not making adequate yearly progress. And the numbers, slowly but gradually, are proving them right. In 2006, about threefourths of all Minnesota schools made AYP. In 2007, the percentage dipped to 62. This year, about 50 percent of schools made AYP. With No Child Left Behind's stated goal of...

2008-08-04 09:00:50

By Tanner Kent, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Aug. 4--Five years ago, Keith Klein retired after 25 years as superintendent of the Pelican Rapids School District. Since then, Klein has served as interim superintendent in the Barnesville School District; interim superintendent in the St. Clair School District; and now, interim superintendent for United South Central. In addition, Klein and a handful of fellow retired administrators run a consulting firm that advises school districts in...

2008-08-02 09:00:14

By Mark Fischenich, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Aug. 2--Approximately 200 trees planted by school children this spring as part of a community -- wide effort to attack global warming were felled this summer by a power mower driven by a North Mankato parks worker. " The trees were accidentally mowed over by a seasonal employee," said North Mankato City Administrator Wendell Sande. "It was just failure to communicate." The foot-tall cottonwood and maple saplings were planted on a...

2008-07-28 09:01:32

By Dan Linehan, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Jul. 28--MANKATO -- Blue Earth County has been awarded a matching grant to study whether or not the methane gas generated by waste at the Ponderosa Landfill is a viable energy source. The terms of the grant, negotiated earlier this month, have the county and the state each paying $ 18,213 for a study expected to conclude next June. It's not clear how much energy would be captured by burning methane, which is produced by the decomposition...

2008-07-27 09:00:29

By Brian Ojanpa, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Jul. 27--ST. PETER -- Gang-related graffiti vandalism has flared up once again in St. Peter. Two youths face charges in connection with fall 2007 incidents, and police are looking for more arrests in connection with a string of incidents in the downtown area earlier this month. St. Peter police detective Matt Grochow said graffiti with Latin King gang iconography showed up downtown July 10, following similar vandalism last year in a...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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