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  • Projects to limit Tuttle access

    A project replacing the concrete in the stilling basin at Tuttle Creek Dam, scheduled to begin this summer, will disrupt traffic to Country Stampede in 2018.

  • Farmers tout insurance, trade at field hearing Farmers

    The creation of the next Farm Bill got its start Thursday in America’s heartland.

  • Dem senators criticize Trump trademarks

    Associated Press SHANGHAI — Democratic senators are protesting the Trump Organization’s acceptance of a valuable trademark from the Chinese government without asking Congress first if doing so is constitutional.

  • County moves forward on back property tax sale

    More than 70 Riley County property owners risk losing 250 properties for not paying more than $1 million in property taxes from 2011 and 2012.

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  • FARM DOGS | BELLA, DAN Farmdogs4

    Bella is a 2-year-old border collie and loves life on the ranch. Her owner, Dan Schmidt, lets her help with the cattle from time to time, but for the most part she’s there for Dan and his family. Bella enjoys basking in the sun, hanging out with her friend and ranch mate Annie, and trying to make the barn cats her best friends. Email news@themercury to nominate a farm dog.

  • MAP QUEST Mapquest

    Bluemont Elementary fifth-grader Dakota Krause finds the spot on the map the instructor picked out for students during the Starbase, a military education program that provides real world applications of math and science, at Manhattan’s National Guard Armory on Thursday morning.


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  • Lawmakers move toward votes on governor’s tax plan

    Associated Press TOPEKA — Kansas legislators advanced Gov.

  • Gas odor briefly closes hallway at high school

    A possible gas leak briefly halted the use of a hallway at Manhattan High School Friday before school started.

  • County mulls $9.9M system

    Riley County commissioners voted Thursday to move forward with negotiations on a $9.

  • Bethunger K-State dedicates building to former provost Beth Unger

    The Unger Complex is officially part of the K-State campus.

  • 3 K-State students diagnosed with mumps virus

    A mumps outbreak has reached K-State.

  • USD 383 Board: Cash needed for diversity issues

    While all members of the Manhattan-Ogden school board want to do more to address diversity issues in the school district, they run into a familiar problem — money.

  • KSU creates multicultural center planning group

    K-State will begin planning for a multicultural center on campus.

  • Engineering initiative boosts enrollment, graduates at KU

    Associated Press LAWRENCE - Sam Viron knew coming out of high school that she wanted to major in engineering, and had her heart set on leaving Kansas to do it.

  • WPD: Woman reported missing found safe

    A Wamego woman reported missing was found in the Manhattan area around midday Wednesday, according to the Wamego Police Department.

  • Kansas House advances Medicaid expansion

    Associated Press TOPEKA — The Kansas House on Wednesday advanced a bill expanding Medicaid to more low-income, non-elderly adults, a proposal that was denied votes and floor debates for four years.

  • Two sentenced for hate crime attack against Somalis

    Associated Press WICHITA — Two southwest Kansas men were sentenced Wednesday for their roles in a hate crime attack on three Somalis that a federal judge said flies in the face of everything cherished in this country.

  • Rideshare company Lyft comes to Manhattan

    Uber isn’t the only ridesharing app in town anymore.

  • Snyder touts caring in message to students

    K-State football coach Bill Snyder said in a message to students Wednesday that the university is about people who care about people.

  • ‘The Nerd,’ library book sale, ‘Sticky Traps’ and more

    With the Flint Hills already enjoying spring weather, there is nothing wintery about this w e e k e n d ’ s Farmers Market of Manhattan’s Indoor Winter Market Purchase homegrown vegetables, local meat, baked goods, arts and crafts and much more from 9a.

  • City passes rental registry

    It’s unclear how long Manhattan has discussed ways to better address rental properties.


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