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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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Court To Determine Sanity Of Burnsville Man

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.

09/25/2011

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