Blue Earth County

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.
'Pocket Dial' Leads To Triple Arrest In Mankato BurglaryThree 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.
Mankato Man Arrested, Child Abuse Charges PendingPolice arrested a Mankato man Tuesday night after officials say an investigation showed he might have abused two young children.
Mankato Man Jailed For 3 Months On Mistaken Drug ChargesPolice 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.
Charges Dismissed Against Man Jailed For Drug PossessionA 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.
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