Greater Mankato Area United Way expects record turnout for their upcoming annual Fire and Ice Gala taking place this weekend .The gala will be held on Saturday at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center Grand Hall from 5 p.m. to midnight. The event is the organization's s largest fundraising event of the year, raising $230,000 in 2021.
Rosa Parks Day celebrates the woman who started a civil rights movement. On this day, Dec. 1, 1955, Parks refused to give up her seat while riding a bus in Montgomery, AL,. This monumental decision helped end racial segregation on public facilities.
Legislation to avert what could have been an economically ruinous freight rail strike won final approval in Congress on Thursday as lawmakers responded quickly to President Joe Biden’s call for federal intervention in a long-running labor dispute.