The Reporter, and its Predecessors, is a newspaper published by students at Minnesota State University, Mankato. It was a bi- or tri-weekly newspaper and included: summaries of school activities (sports, clubs, classes, etc.), news of the day, articles on a variety of subjects, social events (dances, happenings around town, life in the dorms, etc.) and other topics of interest to the students. It also includes advertisements from many area businesses. It was published during the school year and a few summer sessions.
The content of The Reporter provides a unique look at the history of the university and the Mankato area and is of interest to alumni, researchers, current students and staff, genealogists and all Minnesotans. Digitizing this content has made the material more widely accessible to all Minnesotans.
During this time, additional titles have included: Mankato State Reporter (1969-1971); Mankato State Daily Reporter (summer of 1971); Daily Reporter (1971-1972); Mankato State Daily Reporter (1972-1974); The Reporter (1974-1976); Mankato State University Independent (1976-1977) and Reporter (1977- present).