Blue Earth County
Snaking along a house, a string of strong-armed volunteers are racing a demon. The LeSueur River jumped a foot and a half overnight, and it’s quickly closing in on the small town of St. Clair, Minn. Brad O’Donnell’s home is one of many being threatened.
A veteran has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial for a murder and attempted murder in Mankato last June. According to the Blue Earth County Attorney’s office, 25-year-old Levi Spencer Minissale is accused of stabbing 20-year-old Yesenia Gonzalez to death, as well as stabbing a 26-year-old man on the night of June 6, 2013. A court-ordered psychiatrist determined Minissale to be “mentally ill or mentally deficient,” and should be civilly committed as a mentally ill and dangerous individual.
An alert to take shelter has been lifted at Minnesota State University – Mankato after school authorities say a “non-student” suffered a non-life-threatening cut to his hand.
Federal officials say a cluster of replica buildings where an annual Minnesota history festival is held sits in a flood zone and must go. The buildings are owned by 75-year-old philanthropist Jack McGowan. Mankato’s annual History Fest is held in the pretend village at the confluence of the Le Sueur and Blue Earth rivers.
At midnight this Wednesday, Minnesota becomes the 12th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage. It’s been a lifetime struggle for many, including one Minneapolis couple who are believed to be the first gay couple in the United States to be married – 42 years ago. The demonstrators who fought to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota owe a debt to this Minneapolis couple who now shun publicity, but who once shocked the nation into awareness.
Blue Earth County deputies found the skeletal remains of a body Thursday, authorities said, in a heavily wooded and rural area of South Bend Township.
A 17-year-old Eagle Lake girl died Wednesday afternoon after her car ran off the road in icy conditions, the Minnesota State Patrol reports.
A jury has cleared a former Mankato Clinic eye doctor of sexual assaulting two of his patients.
A 24-year-old man, who admitted he was having sex while driving, has been sentenced in the fatal crash that killed two people.
The body of a woman who disappeared while tubing in southern Minnesota has been found and identified. The victim is 21-year-old Jenny Mae Kraling of Mankato.
Police have identified the man they arrested in connection with a deadly home invasion in Blue Earth. He is the husband of one of the three women injured in the attack.
One person was killed and three others were injured in a home invasion that happened early Monday morning in Blue Earth, Minn.
A man from Mankato may have saved a child’s life after he found the boy wandering on Tuesday in Blue Earth County, authorities said.
A Burnsville man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his ex-wife in front of their three children.
Defense attorneys are preparing to argue that a Burnsville man convicted of fatally shooting his ex-wife in front of their three children was insane at the time.