Blue Earth County

Sheriff: 2 Found Dead In Blue Earth County HomeTwo people were found dead Friday in a Good Thunder home, according to the Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office. A woman reported finding the bodies just before 11 a.m. in a bedroom of a home on the 800 block of Chapel Street.
Talking With The Minn. Couple Behind America’s 1st Gay MarriageAfter years of not giving interviews, the Minnesota couple behind America’s first gay marriage is sharing their story.
Minnesota Couple Behind America’s 1st Gay Marriage Shares Their StoryMichael McConnell and Jack Baker’s wedding started a legal battle that would last 44 years until the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage for all.
Minnesota Couple Behind America’s 1st Gay Marriage Shares Their StoryIn September of 1971, two Minnesota men made national headlines when they obtained a marriage license and got married here. Michael McConnell and Jack Baker's wedding started a legal battle that would last 44 years until the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage for all.
Police Treating Death Of Mankato Teen As SuspiciousAuthorities in southern Minnesota are treating the death of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a field as suspicious. The Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office was called around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday about a car sitting in a field off of Highway 68 northwest of Mankato.
Arden Hills City Council Member Seriously Injured In CrashA member of the Arden Hills City Council was seriously injured in a crash in Blue Earth County Sunday night. Authorities say Councilman Robert L. Woodburn, 85, is in the ICU at the Mayo Clinic after an accident in Eagle Lake.
2 Killed In Broadside Crash In Blue Earth Co.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.
2 Men Charged After Teenage Girl Injured In Loon Lake Jet Ski AccidentA 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.
1 Dead In Blue Earth Rollover 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.
In Less Than A Week, 5 Motorcyclists Have Died On Minn. RoadsState officials say five motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads in less than a week, bringing the year’s fatality total up to six.
Blue Earth County Crash Leaves 2 Motorcyclists DeadAuthorities 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.
Court Tosses Conviction Of Man For Meth-Tainted Bong WaterThe 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.

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