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  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | November 13, 2015

    KSU awards students $20K for business ideas

    A Kansas State University competition has awarded 14 students and six different business ideas with $20,000 in prize money. The K-State Launch competition gives students experience in the process of making a business proposal. The competition is organized by the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship in

  • Local |Kansas State University |Holidays | November 13, 2015

    K-State expert shares food safety tips for Thanksgiving cooking

    OLATHE — This Thanksgiving many Americans may find one uninvited guest at their meal: food poisoning. A Kansas State University food safety expert shares some food preparation tips for home cooks that will ensure guests pile their plates with safe food dishes and forgo a side

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | November 12, 2015

    County denies Ogden payment

    Riley County commissioners Thursday denied a request from the city of Ogden to hand over more than $80,000 in interest payments to the city as reimbursement for money lost in unpaid taxes. The recent sale of 149 lots in Ogden, previously owned by RIM Development, resulted in

  • Local |Education | November 12, 2015

    Principals discuss crowding, class size

    Some Manhattan-Ogden elementary schools are dealing with crowding and large class sizes, according to their principals. Principals from five elementary schools — Bluemont, Lee, Marlatt, Northview and Woodrow Wilson — presented site council reports to the school board Wednesday night. The largest class size for each school

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 12, 2015

    Students, staff tell stories of hurt, anger at KU forum on race

    A campus forum on race and discrimination at the University of Kansas on Wednesday drew more than 1,000 people and lots of emotion from students and staff members. KU announced the forum Monday following demonstrations at the University of Missouri that led to the ouster of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 12, 2015

    RCPD to increase presence at some public events

    The Riley County Police Department will increase its presence at some “large community functions,” but officials said the move is not a response to any specific threat. According to a RCPD press release, events that meet “undisclosed criteria” will feature an increased police presence because

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 12, 2015

    Manhattan man kills himself

    A Manhattan man died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday in Manhattan. Riley County Police Department officers were dispatched at 5:45 a.m. to 3303 Shady Valley Drive, where they found that Nathan Karnopp, 26, had died of a single gunshot wound to the head. Police said

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 12, 2015

    KSU graduate students get teaching excellence award

    Two Kansas State University graduate students are recipients of the Graduate Student Council Award for Graduate Student Teaching Excellence. Sponsored by the Graduate Student Council, this award recognizes graduate teaching assistants who have excelled in classroom teaching and serves to promote awareness of the important

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 12, 2015

    Kansas State signs agreement with Honeywell

    Kansas State University has signed a master collaboration agreement with Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, facilitating closer collaboration on research and development to meet national security needs. “Honeywell is a longtime partner with Kansas State University in providing student internships, collaborating on research and recruiting

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 11, 2015

    City split on rental registry program

    Landlords spoke out Tuesday against the implementation of another mandatory rental inspection program. More than 70 people attended the standing-room-only Manhattan City Commission work session on the topic. Landlords represented the majority of the audience. The commissioners themselves were split about the issue. The commission passed

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