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Victim suffered ‘significant’ wound in workplace stabbing, say charges

A Mankato man has been charged in last week’s workplace stabbing. Herton Ezikiel Lowary, 29, was charged with three felony counts of assault in Blue Earth County Court. Police responded to the stabbing at Johnson Outdoors at 8:45 p.m. on August 3. When officers arrived, they found the victim in the warehouse area lying on the floor surrounded by a “large amount of fresh blood.” Officers were informed that the victim had been stabbed in the chest by another employee. The victim was transported to a hospital.
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Judge Dismisses Murder Charge Against Rochester Man

Mankato, MN (KROC-AM News) - A murder charge filed against a Rochester man has been dismissed. A judge in Blue Earth County recently issued an order dismissing the third-degree murder charge against 40-year-old Jesse Skelly after ruling there was insufficient evidence to bring the case to trial. Skelly had been accused of supplying the drugs that resulted in the overdose death of a Mankato area woman.
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Names of injured bicyclists in crash near Mapleton released

The Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the five bicyclists injured in a crash near Mapleton Friday. Sheriff’s Captain Paul Barta says all five individuals are out of the hospital and are expected to recover. Police say Nora Caven, 13, of rural Mankato, and...
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Planning to vote in the primary election Tuesday? Here’s what you need to know

On Tuesday, Minnesotans will vote to determine who’s on the November ballot in the gubernatorial, attorney general, secretary of state, Congressional, and some state Legislative and local elections, like the Hennepin County attorney and sheriff’s races. Early voting — both by mail and in-person — has been going on for weeks. But if you haven’t voted [...]
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Jail inmate accused of flooding cells with toilet, sprinkler

A Blue Earth County Jail inmate is accused of flooding two jail cells, causing nearly $2,000 in damages. Joel Coyer, 41, of Wayzata, was charged with felony 1st-degree damage to property. A criminal complaint says Coyer plugged a toilet in his cell on July 15, causing it to overflow and...

Cyclists released from hospital after being hit by vehicle near Mapleton

MAPLETON, Minn. (KEYC) - Five bicyclists who were injured when they were hit by a car Friday near Mapleton have all been released from the hospital. Authorities say all five are expected to recover. The Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office says 30-year-old Jenna Phuong-Thao Luong was driving south on County...

Local Officers Honored By State For DWI Arrests

The state is honoring law enforcement DWI all-stars. Larry Stone of the Mankato Department of Public Safety is one of the honorees for making 52 arrests. Adam Suckow of the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office is another…he made 41. Patrick Bendel of the Red Lake Police department had the most for greater Minnesota at 248 arrests for DWI.