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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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Blue Earth Woman Injured in Mankato Crash

A Blue Earth woman is injured in a crash in Mankato. According to the State Patrol, 33-year-old Tazia Dammann of Delavan, was traveling northbound on Highway 22 when she collided with a vehicle driven by 61-year-old Lorri Bruce of Blue Earth. Bruce has non-life threatening injuries. She was taken to the Mankato hospital. Dammann has no apparent injuries. The Patrol says the crash happened yesterday after 1:20 in the afternoon. No alcohol was involved and both were wearing seatbelts.
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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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2023 Governor’s Fishing Opener to be held in Mankato

The 2023 Governor’s Fishing Opener will be held in Mankato. It’s the fifth time the event will be held in southern Minnesota in its 75-year history. The opener is scheduled for May 12 & 13. “I am incredibly excited to bring the longtime tradition of the Governor’s Fishing...
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North Mankato urges residents to conserve water

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The City of North Mankato is encouraging residents to conserve water in light of potential drought conditions. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources notified water suppliers and utilities to conserve water and the city of North Mankato is extending that request. Lower North Mankato residents...
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BACKER WINS MAYORAL PRIMARY

Kathleen Backer came away with the win in Tuesday’s Primary election in the New Ulm Mayoral race. Backer received 61.7% of the vote to Ron Wendinger’s 24.7%. Both will proceed to the general election in November. Jeff Kiecker received 160 votes, Lonny Luepke 126 and Mark Rutz 80. Election judges at New Ulm’s four ward election precincts reported a strong voter turnout with the mayoral primary and the special congressional election.
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2023 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener Is Where?

With the opening season for all of Minnesota sports, you would think one is just like the other. Unh-uh! Remember, this is Minnesota the Land of 10,000 lakes. One of those 10,000 will be the site of the 2023 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener. According to the Minnesota DNR, Governor Tim Walz proudly will cast a line into Madison Lake near Mankato, Minnesota as this long-time tradition continues.
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LS/H REFERENDUM PASSES, RWV FAILS

Voters in the Le Sueur-Henderson supported a new PreK-5 elementary school in Tuesday’s primary. 53% of voters supported the first question on the referendum with 47% voting against it. The vote authorizes Le Sueur-Henderson to bond for up to $39.9-million in general obligation bonds to build a two-story Pre-K – 5 building on the Le Sueur-Henderson Middle/High School campus. The Park Elementary building will be demolished.
HENDERSON, MN
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Finstad Wins Special Election, Primary

Brad Finstad also won his primary race over Jeremy Munson. Finstad received 76 percent of the vote to Munson’s 24 percent. He will face Jeff Ettinger in the November 8 general election for a two year term starting in January 2023. About the Author: Ashley Hanley. Ashley (Goettl) Hanley...
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