Blue Earth County
A broadside crash in Blue Earth County left two people dead Thursday afternoon. According to Minnesota State Patrol, just before 1 p.m. 18-year-old Christopher J. Schneider, of Lake Crystal, was driving eastbound on Blue Earth County Road 9.
A 16-year old Mankato girl is being treated for severe injuries after the inner tube she was riding on slammed into a dock. Witnesses say 23-year-old Lance Jones (pictured) was using a jet ski to pull the girl and another woman.
A Mankato man died Sunday morning after a rollover accident in Blue Earth county. According to the accident report, Timothy D. Steffl, 32, was traveling westbound on 179th Street just east of Highway 22 when he left the road on the south side.
State officials say five motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads in less than a week, bringing the year’s fatality total up to six.
Authorities say a 30-year-old Judson woman was driving south on 519th Avenue with two children in her car when they collided with a motorcycle heading east on Highway 68.
The state Court of Appeals has thrown out the conviction of a southern Minnesota man, saying the amount of meth-tainted water found in his bong was far under the threshold required for his imprisonment. Ryan M. Drown, 32, of Waseca was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison in 2013 for having the tainted water in a bong that amounted to less than half an ounce. He had been convicted for second- and third-degree drug possession in Blue Earth County District Court.
Three Mankato residents are in custody in connection to a burglary that police first got wind of due to a 911 pocket dial. The Blue County Sheriff’s office says a 911 dispatcher received a call from a cell phone at about 3:45 a.m. Thursday.
Police arrested a Mankato man Tuesday night after officials say an investigation showed he might have abused two young children.
Police arrested 31-year-old Joseph Burrell in November for two felony counts of drug possession. It turns out what appeared to be an illegal substance were really just vitamins.
A Mankato man was jailed for months while he waited for the state crime lab to process suspected drugs that turned out to be vitamins. Joseph Burrell was arrested in November and charged with two felony counts of drug possession. His bail was set at $250,000. The 31-year-old Burrell says he’s not happy it took so long for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to process the evidence.
A 55-year-old Mankato man died Saturday afternoon after losing control of his pickup truck and causing the vehicle to roll over.
If you purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket for Tuesday night’s drawing, you might want to check your numbers before throwing it away.
It’s a happy start to the new year for a Minnesota Lottery raffle winner. The holder of one of two $1 million tickets has come forward and was to be introduced Friday.
One person is dead, and two others injured, after a two-car crash in Blue Earth County Saturday. According to the incident report, the accident occurred around 9:19 a.m. on Highway 14.
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.