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Man charged with drug possession, assasult at Mankato hotel

Cody K. Diaz, 30, was charged Tuesday in Blue Earth County with felony and misdemeanor counts of domestic assault and felony and gross misdemeanor counts of drug possession.

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-06-20 22:57:00

North Mankato man charged with assault and threats

A woman reported Frank Lee Abdo, 58, choked her and said he would “take out” her family Sunday night outside a Mankato residence. A police officer observed the woman's neck was red and swelling, a criminal complaint said.

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-06-20 22:45:00

Heavy Rains Prompting Flood Warnings Across The Region

MANKATO, Minn--Motorists are being urged to use extra caution and watch for standing water on the roadway.The Jackson County Sheriffs' Office reported water running over 810th Street last night. It's just west of County Road 29 north of Alpha.Authorities are asking the public to report any other roa

KEYC - 2018-06-21 12:43:59

2 injured in T-bone crash in St. Peter

ST. PETER — An 18-year-old from Milaca suffered non-life threatening injuries when a Ford Ranger T-boned the car she drove at the intersection of Highway 22 and Washington Avenue in St. Peter Wednesday.The Minnesota State Patrol reports Catrina Toeben was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankat

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-06-20 23:58:00

3 injured in head-on crash near Nicollet

NICOLLET — Three people were taken to hospitals after a head-on collision between two cars on Nicollet County Road 23 south of Nicollet Wednesday afternoon.The Nicollet County Sheriff's Office said the accident took place shortly before 1:30 p.m. Identities of those involved have not yet been releas

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-06-20 21:28:00

Landlord Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges

As a result of the investigation, 55-year-old Mark Osborne, of Nicollet County, has been charged with four counts of 5th degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of prostitution.

KEYC - 2018-06-21 15:41:07

Greater Mankato Growth Holds Free Trade Seminar

MANKATO, MN -Business leaders in the area gathered to talk tariffs.Jason Flohrs, from Americans For Prosperity, said: "Certainly there are things with trade practices in China that we need to address. We're dealing with intellectual property, we're dealing with the subsidies they provide in their o

KEYC - 2018-06-20 21:07:13

North Mankato looking to move house

The city of North Mankato is looking for someone to move this house, at 850 Nicollet Ave., as city staff plans for an eventual expansion of the nearby water treatment plant. Photo by Pat Christman

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-06-19 21:30:00

Mankato seeking two new affordable housing projects

The developer of the nearly complete Dublin Crossing, a workforce housing project near Madison East Center, is seeking to add another affordable housing project just to the east and nearly as large.File photoThe Free Press


Minnesota man shot wife and stepdaughter after forgetting anniversary, charges say

ST. JAMES, Minn. — A St. James man is facing murder charges after allegedly shooting his wife and stepdaughter.Rachel Elaine Linder, 43, and Joyce Ann Engelbrecht, 67, were fatally shot Saturday by Scott Francis Engelbrecht, 59, according to St. James police.Scott Francis EngelbrechtScott Engelbrech


Mankato Police Officers Surprise Girl With New Bike

A pair of Mankato Police officers are earning praise on social media for their act of kindness.Sunday morning, Mankato Police Officers Jessica Ellis and Jeff Knutson were called to the report of a stolen bicycle.Ellis says, “I wrote up the report and told the little girl I was going to help her find

KEYC - 2018-06-19 23:40:31

"Looks like you found it!" Two woman face felony drug charges in Blue Earth County | Southern Minnesota News

Police say that Boettcher – without being asked – immediately stated that a glass methamphetamine pipe in the living room belonged to her. She also told police that anything inside a back bedroom was also hers. When officers located a black backpack in the room, Boettcher reportedly yelled, “looks


Police seek suspects in construction site theft

Anyone with information about the incident, vehicle, trailer and occupants is asked to contact police at 911 or 507-387-8725.

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-06-19 21:27:00

North Mankato to take on Airbnb-style rental codes

North Mankato officials say they consulted with St. Paul, Savage, St. Peter and Duluth, which all have their own Airbnb-style regulations, before they drew up a proposed plan.

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-06-19 22:15:00

Drug Task Force ends longterm investigation with multiple arrests

The Brown Lyon Redwood Renville Drug Task Force has ended several longterm investigations resulting in multiple arrests in Brown County. These operations resulted in 6 children removed from residences where controlled substances and drug paraphernalia were located, the seizure of 1,388 grams of meth

KNUJ.NET - 2018-06-20 00:00:00

6 Month Investigations Lead To 31 Drug-Related Arrests In Brown County

Over two dozen people have been arrested as the result of long term drug investigations in Brown County.Within the last six months, the Brown/Lyon/Redwood/Renville Drug Task Force conducted numerous operations throughout Brown County and in New Ulm.Authorities say 31 felony controlled substance arre

KEYC - 2018-06-20 14:30:44

Mankato Area Foundation awards latest grants

The grants total $31,900, ranging from $15,000 to $900. Recipients, amounts and usage are as follows:

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-06-19 22:25:00

If A Bear Could Talk: Local Girls Teddy Bear Donated To Historical Society

Shelley Harrison with Blue Earth County Historical Society joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about a young girl from Eagle Lake and her 1930s mohair teddy bear.For more information on the historical society and their upcoming exhibit "1918: A Century Later,"click here.--KEYC News 12


Jonathan's Journey: Zierdt starts chemo rounds today

MANKATO — Starting today, Greater Mankato Growth President Jonathan Zierdt will again be away from his office for a while. When he returns to his job as GMG's most gregarious promoter of the region, he may not shake your hand.


North Mankato to gather data on rentals in wake of density review

Council members held a review on the city's rental density policy during a work session Monday night. City officials say the policy, as well as a subsequent increase in enforcement and inspections, have improved the city's rental housing and protected its current housing stock.