A Blue Earth priest who admitted to fondling a girl while attending dinner at her grandmother’s home was sentenced to 25 years of supervised probation on Monday.
A Minnesota priest was taken into custody at his Monday sentencing and will be deported after admitting he fondled a girl while attending dinner at her grandmother’s home.
The Diocese of Winona says The Rev. Leo Koppala was taken into custody by the Department of Homeland Security after his sentencing hearing Monday and will be held until his deportation proceedings.
A 7-year-old boy had to be rescued after accidentally falling into a septic tank Monday afternoon, according to the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office.
A Blue Earth-area priest has admitted to fondling a girl while he was attending dinner at her grandmother’s home. The Rev. Leo Koppala pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a victim under 13. He’ll be sentenced March 31.
Minnesota playwright Jeffrey Hatcher is taking his one-man show about his childhood experience staging Hamlet on the road this month. “Jeffrey Hatcher’s Hamlet” will travel to seven Minnesota communities. Hatcher was 11 when he adapted, directed and performed in Shakespeare’s drama “Hamlet” for a fifth-grade English class in Steubenville, Ohio.
The southern Minnesota town of Blue Earth will become Orange Earth in support of October’s National Bullying Prevention Month. Orange is the designated color of bullying prevention. The 25-foot toga on the Green Giant statue in Blue Earth will turn orange Wednesday in support of bullying prevention.
A 47-year-old Blue Earth man, who is also Catholic priest, has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl, according to the Faribault County Attorney’s Office.
Railroad tracks after reopened in the southern Minnesota town of Blue Earth after 17 cars derailed on a train carrying corn.
A cleanup is underway in the southern Minnesota town of Blue Earth, where 17 cars derailed on a train carrying corn, and 10 tipped on their sides.
A 30-year-old Ceylon, Minn. man will spend the next 49-and-half-years in prison for using a hammer to kill a man who was with his wife, according to Faribault County authorities.
A jealous husband who is accused of entering a southern Minnesota home in the middle of the night and using a hammer to kill a man who was with his wife pleaded guilty Monday to murder.
A Blue Earth County trial is under way for an eye doctor accused of sexually assaulting two female patients.
It’s hard to believe that the high school football season has come to an end. Seven football teams celebrated championship seasons between the Friday and Saturday’s Prep Bowl games at the Metrodome.
State conservation services are offering $400,000 in federal funds for drought-affected farmers to plant cover crops so that livestock might be fed and erosion controlled.
Authorities say two people died Sunday morning in southern Minnesota after lightning struck a house and ignited a fire.