Women’s Ice Hockey: Another series, another sweep for the Buckeyes as they best Minnesota State Friday and SaturdayThe LanternNewsBreak Contributor
Minneopa State Park Campground Set for $5 Million RenovationDayTripperNewsBreak Contributor
Winnebago Mayor and Son Arrested for Alleged Marijuana Grow OperationDayTripperNewsBreak Contributor
Consistent Deer Harvests in Mankato's Special Archery HuntRanchersRidgeNewsBreak Contributor
Winnebago Woman Receives Minor Injuries in Sunday Morning Rollover
A rural Winnebago woman received minor injuries in a one vehicle accident late Sunday morning. According to the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 11:18am on Sunday, the office received a report of a single vehicle crash at the intersection of 430th Ave and 85th St. During the investigation of the crash, it was learned the 2019 Nissan Rogue, driven by 21 year old Lyndsey Borris of rural Winnebago, entered the east ditch while negotiating a curve and began to skid. The vehicle hit a curve sign and jumped the intersection, landing in the northeast corner.
UPDATE: Charges requested; Mankato homicide victim identified
Mankato Public Safety says Marcus Romaine Cargill Jr.,19, of Mankato was the victim in last week’s fatal shooting.
Former W’bago mayor charged with four felonies
Former Winnebago mayor Scott Robertson and his son, Jacob Jon Robertson, were arrested and booked at the Faribault County Jail on Thursday, Feb. 8, due to alleged possession and cultivation of marijuana plants at three properties in Winnebago. The following day, on Friday, Feb. 9, the Robertsons were formally charged...
Anderson is appointed W’bago mayor
A Winnebago City Council meeting held on Feb. 13 saw the gavel pass from former mayor Scott Robertson to council member and vice mayor Jean Anderson. Robertson submitted his written resignation as mayor following his arrest on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 8, due to alleged possession and cultivation of marijuana plants.
Hwy. 14 Crash With Semi Sends Owatonna Man to Rochester Hospital
Three people were taken to a hospital.
Meteorologist Shawn Cable's Tuesday 6pm Weathercast
Warm, dry weather will continue through most of next week with a chance at some rain or snow in the long range forecast.
How personal income has changed in Watonwan County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Watonwan County, Minnesota and how it compares to state and national levels.
New Ulm Medical Center opens new mental health program
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The New Ulm Medical Center has opened a new mental health program aimed at offering a transition between in-patient and out-patient therapy. “We’ve been talking that we feel it could help some movement on the inpatient unit, a lot of times there isn’t a next step for those patients, if they do need a different type of treatment.” - Mary.
Fallen Burnsville paramedic Adam Finseth graduated from SCC in North Mankato
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Adam Finseth was known as someone who always ready to help others. “He would always bring a positive energy. You know to the class, so whether it’s doing a test out in the lab scenarios or in the classroom, he was always bringing positivity to the classroom,” said Shawn Stoermann, paramedic instructor at South Central College (SCC).
Winnebago Mayor makes first court appearance in Faribault County
BLUE EARTH, Minn. (KEYC) - The Mayor of Winnebago, Scott Robertson, is scheduled to make his first court appearance today on charges of illegally growing marijuana. Robertson is set to appear before a judge at 8:30 a.m., Friday morning. He, along with his son Jacob, were arrested earlier this week...
Veterans to take part in PACT Act Claims Clinic at Mankato Armory
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Military veterans in the community will be gathering on Wednesday at the Mankato Armory to take part in a PACT Act Claims Clinic. Veterans Affairs representatives have partnered with the Blue Earth County Veterans Service Office to answer questions about toxic-exposure during time of service. Attendees...
Steele County Humane Society progress update
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - For 15 years, the Steele County Humane Society has been working towards building an official animal shelter to house the dozens of stray and abused cats and dogs that come their way. The Humane Society was formed in 1988, and since then they have only existed...
WEM picks up a win against St. Clair
ST. CLAIR, Minn. (KEYC) - St. Clair hosted Waterville-Elysian-Morristown for a high school girls basketball game Tuesday night. WEM defeated St. Clair 69-46.
Mankato Feb 16 Weekly Crime Report: 70 Incidents and 5 Crime Stories
Mankato Feb 16 Weekly Crime Report: 70 Incidents and 5 Crime Stories. During the last week, a total of 70 crime cases were reported in Mankato. The most frequent crime type was 'Other', accounting for 22 cases, primarily consisting of driving violations, parking violations, and harassment. Close behind were 'Suspicious Situation' cases, with 20 instances, raising concerns about potential unreported crimes. Arrests made up the third most common category, with 13 cases, displaying a proactive approach by the local law enforcement. Theft was reported 5 times, indicating a relatively low level of property crime. Disturbances and domestic-related incidents were less frequent, with 4 and 3 cases respectively, suggesting a relatively peaceful community. Vandalism and burglary were the least reported crimes, with 2 and 1 cases respectively, reflecting a low level of destructive crime in the place. The data suggests a need for increased vigilance against driving violations and suspicious situations, while the low levels of more severe crimes such as theft, vandalism, and burglary indicate a relatively safe environment.
United Way hosts Read and Play at North Mankato Library
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The Greater Mankato Area United Way hosted a read and play event at the North Mankato Taylor Library. The Read and Play event for children ages one through five is a part of the United Way’s literacy initiative. Today’s book was “The Kindness Booth.”
BEA School Board decides to start school earlier
Blue Earth Area Schools will start earlier this fall after a decision was made at the BEA School Board meeting on Monday night, Feb. 12. But, the decision did not come easy, as there was a long discussion by the board members before there was a vote on two different motions.
Handmade doll clothes with DJ Handcraft
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - From knitting baby items, to now creating doll clothes, DJ Handcraft has grown in popularity. Dianne is in to share how her and her husband got started and to show off some of their handmade items.
Boy Scouts of America opportunities
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - There are plenty of great opportunities coming up for the Boy Scouts of America. Ray Brauer is in with the Twin Valley Council BSA to talk about what’s on the horizon for those who want to join the group.
Granada, February 22 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Fulda High School basketball team will have a game with Granada-Huntley-East Chain High School on February 22, 2024, 18:00:00 CST.
Today the gas price is close to $3.19 in Blue Earth as of 2024-02-21. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.274, a week ago the price is $3.256 , according to AAA.