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Madison Lake woman facing assault charges

A Madison Lake woman is facing felony assault charges after she allegedly damaged a neighbor’s pickup. Roberta Jo Johnson, 59, is accused of using a landscaping board to beat the man’s vehicle earlier this month. A criminal complaint says the neighbor came home and was on the driveway when Johnson...
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Martin County resident dies of COVID-19

MANKATO — A COVID-19 death confirmed Monday in Martin County was south-central Minnesota’s 249th fatality linked to the illness during the pandemic. The Martin County resident was between 55-59 years old, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Martin County accounts for 33 of the south-central region’s 249 total COVID-19...
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Driver charged in crash on freeway ramp

MANKATO — A Minneapolis man was driving a stolen vehicle recklessly without a license when he caused a crash on a Mankato freeway ramp, charges say. Ali Abas Ibrahim, 21, was charged with felony receiving property, misdemeanor reckless driving and misdemeanor driving after license suspension Monday in Blue Earth County District Court.
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Vaccine outreach goes door to door to underserved

MANKATO — To spread the word about a neighborhood vaccine clinic set for Tuesday, organizers recently went door to door near downtown Mankato. It was the latest example of outreach efforts aimed at getting more people vaccinated against COVID-19. Although Blue Earth County’s vaccine rate is relatively strong within south-central Minnesota, numbers have slowed to a crawl in June and about 40% of the 12-and-older population remains unvaccinated.
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Blue Earth County resident among weekend COVID deaths

A Blue Earth County resident in their early 60’s was among the 14 new deaths reported by state health officials over the weekend. It’s the 44th death of the pandemic in Blue Earth County, where 61% of people ages 16 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, according to data released Friday.
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Blue Earth County Informs the Public of Passport Processing Time

The US Department of State has announced that current passport processing time is about 18 weeks to receive a passport. All initial applications and renewal applications are sent to the US Department of State for processing. Initial applications are reviewed and mailed by the Blue Earth County Property and Environmental Resources office. Renewal applications can also be reviewed but are mailed by the applicant.

Blue Earth County Library System Summer Reading Program Brings "Raptor Center" to Mankato

The Blue Earth County Library System (BECLS) is excited to welcome educators from the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center for a presentation at Sibley Park Shelter #3 on Thursday, June 24 at 10:30 AM. The program will explore different raptors found in Minnesota and their role in the environment. Participants will learn raptor identification, habitats where different species are found, key adaptations that make raptors different than other birds, and success stories of what is possible when we come together to protect wildlife and their environments. As an added bonus, attendees will get to meet real, live raptors!
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MDH reports just one new case of COVID-19 in region

MANKATO — There was only one newly reported case of COVID-19 in the nine-county region Sunday — in Blue Earth County, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The region’s other eight counties all reported no additional cases of the virus Sunday. Only single digit new cases have been reported...
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Drunk man stole car from a bar, charges say

GOOD THUNDER — A man allegedly stole a car and drove while drunk after he was kicked out of a Good Thunder bar. Kristofer Nash Hoehn, 35, of Amboy, was charged with felony theft and misdemeanor DWI Wednesday in Blue Earth County District Court. A woman reported her car was...
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Four Pillars Gallery, New Ulm — Block prints by Nan Karr Kaufenberg Saturday through July 16 at Grand Center for Arts and Culture, 210 N. Minnesota, New Ulm. Reception 5 p.m. Friday. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Arts Center of Saint Peter — Paintings and mixed media by Gary...