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MANKATO WOMAN CHARGED AFTER SWINDLING GIFT CARDS
A Mankato woman has been charged after allegedly swindling customers’ gift cards at her former place of employment. According to the complaint, 43-year-old Sarah O’Brien would use the computer to indicate that customers had used their gift-cards so that she would receive a larger commission bonus. O
Couple charged with felonies after altercation, threats
MANKATO — A Mankato couple faces felony charges after both were involved in a large altercation Thursday. Carter A. Groen, 18, was charged with four felonies for ammo or gun possession, aggravated violations, stalking and threats of violence Friday, along with six misdemeanor fifth-degree assault ch
Ask Us: Does max heat in car warm it up faster?
Now that it seems winter is here to stay I’m wondering if you’d consider consulting a mechanic or two with some vehicle heating questions. I’ve occasionally heard debate as to whether or not cranking a vehicle’s cabin heater to maximum will help to heat the interior any quicker. I assume in the type
Man shot in leg in Mankato mobile home
MANKATO — Police are investigating how a man was shot in the leg inside a Mankato residence Friday morning. First responders were called to 108 Monet Place just after 9 a.m. and took a 23-year-old man to the hospital with a gunshot wound.
Morrison: De-listing gray wolves may save Minnesota's moose
Depending on who you talk to, Minnesota's most iconic mammal is either the moose or the gray wolf. Getting folks of either persuasion together for a discussion on the topic can sometimes get downright heated.
Report: Patient costs vary clinic to clinic
MANKATO — The total cost of care at Minnesota hospitals and clinics slowed in 2017 compared to previous years, but costs varied significantly from one medical group to the next, according to a recent report.
WOMEN STEALS VEHICLE IN MANKATO WHILE HIGH
A woman with no permanent address has been charged after being accused of stealing a vehicle in Mankato while high on drugs. Mankato Police received a report of a stolen pickup on Monday and on Tuesday morning Police received a driving complaint on the pickup. They observed 35-year-old Kristin Rapp
Pedestrian struck by vehicle near Verizon Center
MANKATO — A pedestrian was injured when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing a downtown Mankato street Dec. 7. Sharolyn Henrickson, of North Mankato, was in the crosswalk at Second and Walnut streets just before 9:30 p.m. when she was struck by a southbound vehicle on Second Street, according
Austin Shopko Pharmacy closing; Austin Hy-Vee to take over prescriptions Jan. 9
Hy-Vee, Inc., announced on Friday it has acquired the business of 22 closing Shopko pharmacies in 17 cities in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Included are the pharmacy locations in Austin, Albert Lea and Mankato, among others.
Pickup thief was high on 'bad dope,' charges say
MANKATO — A homeless woman allegedly stole a vehicle and drove it while high. Kristin Marie Rapp, 35, was charged with felony counts of auto theft and drug possession and gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor counts of DWI Thursday in Blue Earth County District Court.
Mankato Toys For Tots Wraps Up with Truck Load of Toys
Tonight is the grand finale for the Mankato area Toys for Tots campaign. All the toys collected for the drive were brought to the National Guard armory in Mankato. This year's campaign covered Blue Earth, Waseca, Le Sueur and Nicollet counties.
Construction contractor charged with insurance fraud
MANKATO — A construction business owner is facing felony charges after he allegedly forged a certificate of insurance. Daniel Ronald Williams, 42, of Waseca, was charged with felony counts of insurance fraud and forgery Thursday in Blue Earth County District Court.
Shopko's Fairmont, Mankato Pharmacies Closing
Shopko has announced the closure of its pharmacies at both its Mankato and Fairmont locations. Prescriptions for those locations are being transferred to Hy-Vee. The pharmacies at Shopko Hometown stores in St. James and St. Peter are not impacted.
Highway 60 Completion, Celebration of a Lifetime
The portion of Highway 60 stretching from Windom to Mountain Lake officially opened on Thursday, completing the four-lane expansion from Iowa to Mankato and now it's time for celebration as the journey to this milestone was not an easy road.
Men's basketball: Warriors fall to to MSU Mankato for third-straight loss
^pMANKATO, Minn. — Winona State lost its third-consecutive game as it fell to MSU Mankato 78-62 in NSIC men’s basketball action on Friday in Mankato, Minn. ^pThree players scored 11 points each for the Warriors, but it wasn’t enough to top the Mavericks. Devin Whitelow, Kevion Taylor, and Alec Rosne
Mankato Shopko pharmacy to close
(Mankato, MN) – Although it survived a number of store closures around the nation, it’s has confirmed that the Shopko Mankato store will close their pharmacy in just days. The pharmacist on duty – who requested not to be named – at the Madison Avenue store confirmed the closure, saying that the phar
Tickets On Sale For 2019 Minnesota Air Spectacular In Mankato
The Minnesota Air Spectacular is flying back to Mankato in the summer of 2019. Tickets are now on sale for the June 15 and 16 event being held at the Mankato Regional Airport. The show features the world famous United States Air Force Thunderbirds, along with a number of air show performers.
Michigan Man Charged After Installing Tracking Device on Mankato Woman’s Car
A Michigan man is facing multiple charges after stalking, harassing, and installing a tracking device in the vehicle of his ex-girlfriend who moved to Mankato to get away from him. According to the Criminal Complaint, 39-year-old Shawn Thomason had been stalking his ex since they broke up in May. Th
Portion of Madison Avenue to close for utility work
(Mankato, MN) – A portion of Madison Avenue/County Road 17 will temporarily close for utility work. The stretch between County Road 12 and County Road 86 will close at 10 a.m. Thursday. The road is expected to reopen by the end of day Monday, according to a release from the city.
Recruitment not a concern for Blue Earth County law enforcement
MANKATO — The leaders of the largest law enforcement agencies in Blue Earth County say they are not having any difficulty filling open positions. The local top cops said they are aware recruitment is a growing challenge in some agencies, but it hasn't been a concern in their departments — at least n