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Mankato man faces felony stalking, domestic assault charges

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - A Mankato man faces felony charges for allegedly beating and choking a woman. 36-year-old Michael Dean Olson has been charged with felony counts of stalking, domestic assault, and drug possession in Blue Earth County Court. Michael Dean Olson, 36, has been charged with felony counts of...
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Fire destroys sow barn near East Chain

Blue Earth County Sheriff Candidates Paul Barta and Jeff Wersal participate in a candidate forum, sponsored by GMG, produced by KTV Public Access. River’s Edge Hospital lifts universal masking requirement. Food Loss and Waste Awareness Day. Updated: 2 hours ago. Kelsey and Lisa are joined on Kato Living by...
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Blue Earth County Sheriff candidate forums today

Minneapolis Mayor Frey nominates Brian O'Hara as new police chief. Volunteers from the American Red Cross are stepping in to help those impacted by Hurricane Ian. Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule goes into effect Saturday. Updated: 11 minutes ago. Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule goes into effect this weekend. Highway 14...
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Blue Earth County Sheriff’s forum tonight

The public will get an opportunity tonight to hear from the candidates for Blue Earth County Sheriff. The election is the first contested since current Sheriff Brad Peterson was elected in 1994. Peterson announced his retirement earlier this year. Candidates Cpt Paul Barta and Lt Jeff Wersal will participate in...

Southern Minnesota Man Admits to Murdering His Father

Le Center, MN (KROC-AM News) - A southern Minnesota man who murdered his father and then set fire to their home last year has pleaded guilty. 27-year-old Hardy Wills-Traxler recently admitted to a second-degree murder charge through a plea agreement that will result in the dismissal of an arson charge. The judge in the case ordered a pre-sentence investigation and ordered the rural Le Center man to return to Le Sueur County Court for his sentencing hearing on October 18.
LE CENTER, MN
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Mankato man sentenced for role in overdose death

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - A Mankato man was sentenced Wednesday to more than six years in prison in connection with an overdose that claimed the life of a 31-year-old man last year. Myles Hickman pleaded guilty to 3rd-degree murder in Blue Earth County Court last month. Jesse Barnhart died from...
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BCA: ‘Rainbow’ fentanyl in Mankato the first found in the state

This is the largest COVID-19 fraud scheme in the nation. The Blue Earth County Historical Society is looking for the public’s help in putting together a new exhibit celebrating the Lincoln Building’s 100th anniversary. Construction continues on Highway 14 as autumn begins. Updated: 4 hours ago. Highway 14...
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