Fall enrollment at Bethany Lutheran College reaches 748 students, breaking old record set in 2008

By |2018-09-18T15:13:39-05:00September 18th, 2018|

Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato has broken several fall enrollment records for 2018 with 748 students signed up for classes, surpassing the previous record set in 2008. The fall class includes a record number of transfer and first-year students at 225, along with 94 high school students now taking online courses through Bethany Lutheran College. Director of Institutional Communication Lance Schwartz says the growth is exciting for the College.  "We have the capacity to serve more students and we've been intentional in looking for new students that want an education in a Christian Liberal Arts setting. The feeling on campus is [...]

Numbers show southern Minnesota led the way in record year for corn yields in 2017

By |2018-03-05T15:15:23-06:00March 5th, 2018|

Recently released numbers from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service shows that it was a record year for corn yields in southern Minnesota. Estimates show that the statewide average for corn yields in 2017 was 194 bushels per acre, exceeding the previous record of 193 bushels per acre that was set in 2016. Farm Management Analyst Kent Thiesse says the difference from the two years is what parts of the state led in production.  "In 2016, that statewide yield was built with record yields in west-central, northwest Minnesota. This year it was just phenomenal yields in the southern third of the [...]

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