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In Less Than A Week, 5 Motorcyclists Have Died On Minn. Roads

State officials say five motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads in less than a week, bringing the year’s fatality total up to six.

04/20/2015

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Blue Earth County Crash Leaves 2 Motorcyclists Dead

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.

04/18/2015

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Court Tosses Conviction Of Man For Meth-Tainted Bong Water

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.

04/02/2015

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‘Pocket Dial’ Leads To Triple Arrest In Mankato Burglary

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.

03/19/2015

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Mankato Man Arrested, Child Abuse Charges Pending

Police arrested a Mankato man Tuesday night after officials say an investigation showed he might have abused two young children.

03/11/2015

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Mankato Man Jailed For 3 Months On Mistaken Drug Charges

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.

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Charges Dismissed Against Man Jailed For Drug Possession

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.

02/16/2015

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Patrol: Mankato Man Dies In Rollover Crash

A 55-year-old Mankato man died Saturday afternoon after losing control of his pickup truck and causing the vehicle to roll over.

02/08/2015

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2 Winning Mega Millions Tickets Sold In Minnesota

If you purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket for Tuesday night’s drawing, you might want to check your numbers before throwing it away.

01/14/2015

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1 Winner Of Minnesota Lottery’s $1M Raffle Emerges

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.

01/02/2015

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1 Dead In Blue Earth Co. Car Accident

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.

12/27/2014

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Southern Minn. Community Rallies To Fight Flooding

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.

06/19/2014

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Mankato Murder Suspect ‘Mentally Incompetent’ To Stand Trial

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.

01/29/2014

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Call To Take Shelter Lifted After Reported Mankato Stabbing

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.

11/15/2013

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Mankato History Village Now Center Of Flood Fight

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.

11/04/2013

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A Rare Glimpse At Minn.’s 1st Gay Wedding In 1971

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.

07/29/2013

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Skeletal Remains Found In Woods In Blue Earth Co.

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.

06/07/2013

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Teen Girl Dies In 1-Car Accident In Blue Earth County

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.

01/16/2013

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Jury Clears Eye Doctor Of Sex Assaults On Patients

A jury has cleared a former Mankato Clinic eye doctor of sexual assaulting two of his patients.

01/10/2013

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Man Sentenced After Distracted By Sex In Fatal Crash

A 24-year-old man, who admitted he was having sex while driving, has been sentenced in the fatal crash that killed two people.

12/10/2012

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Body Of A Woman Tubing On Minn. River Found

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.

05/15/2012

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BCA: Suspect In Home Invasion Was Husband Of A Victim

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.

02/21/2012

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1 Killed, 3 Seriously Hurt In Home Invasion

One person was killed and three others were injured in a home invasion that happened early Monday morning in Blue Earth, Minn.

02/20/2012

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Toddler Found Wandering In Blue Earth County

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.

10/13/2011

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Minn. Man Gets Life Without Parole For Killing Ex

A Burnsville man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his ex-wife in front of their three children.

09/26/2011

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