Building The Bell Tower

An idea that took form in the mid-1980s to create an identifiable structure on the Highland Campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato resulted in the 80-foot Ostrander Bell Tower, which chimes … [Read more...]

Time Travelers

  When it came to chronicling Minnesota State Mankato’s history, the Archives staff had a very good year.  The University’s sesquicentennial was nothing less than a showcase … [Read more...]

Checking In: Neala Schleuning

  “My goal always was to connect women’s issues with the larger political issues,” Neala Schleuning says. “I was much more political, coming out of the anti-war movement. And we did … [Read more...]

A Place of Business

  An early economic powerhouse for Mankato, Hubbard Milling produced flour, animal feed and jobs for the area throughout the 20th century. In 1968, the company built a four-level office … [Read more...]

United

Nearly 20 years ago, longtime banker and Maverick football alum Jim Sneer gave Minnesota State University, Mankato $50,000 toward a new artificial-turf football field that had been proposed. When … [Read more...]

‘The’ Historian

  How far can curiosity carry you in life? In the case of Dr. William E. Lass, from a one-room country school in South Dakota during the Great Depression smack into writing the first … [Read more...]

A Lasting Impact

    They traveled the country together, competed in speech tournaments together, even lived together for three years as Minnesota State Mankato students.  Heather … [Read more...]