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Man charged with assault outside downtown Mankato bar

Mankato police were called downtown the early morning of Sept. 3 after Mylo Dashawn Matthew Hommes, 22, of Mankato, allegedly assaulted a man and ran away.

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-10-17 23:00:00

Three Mankato People Facing Charged After Allegedly Assaulting Police In Three Separate Incidents

Three people from Mankato are charged with assaulting police following three separate incidents in Blue Earth County.56-year-old Steven Earle is accused of throwing feces at an officer, who was executing a search warrant at Earle's home on Friday.21-year-old Bryan Meuangsaksith allegedly resisted ar

KEYC - 2018-10-16 13:08:31

Kasota man threatened neighbor, then law enforcement in standoff

Kevin James Peplau, 39, of Kasota, was charged after a standoff with law enforcement.Peplau had barricaded himself in his home after midnight on Oct. 15 after allegedly pointing a firearm at a neighbor. He had sent multiple text messages to members of the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office, making vio

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-10-17 14:05:00

Mankato, St. Peter, New Ulm grads excel on ACT tests

Across Minnesota, seniors who graduated last spring earned an average score of 21.3 on the college readiness tests, the Minnesota Department of Education announced Wednesday.

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-10-17 22:23:00

A fatal crash in Watonwan County left one man dead

WATOWAN COUNTY, (VALLEY NEWS LIVE)A 35-year-old Wisconsin man is dead after his vehicle was in a head on collision on Tuesday night.The Minnesota State Patrol says an unidentified Wisconsin man was eastbound on Highway 60 in Watonwan County around 10 p.m. when his 2004 Jeep Cherokee missed a lane ch

VALLEYNEWSLIVE.COM - 2018-10-17 06:40:00

Hog Barn Destroyed By Fire In Nicollet County

NICOLLET COUNTY-- A hog barn is completely destroyed after catching on fire Monday night.Fire officials responded to a call about smoke coming from one of barns, around 7:30 p.m., north of Nicollet.They arrived to find flames coming from the eaves of the barn, and spreading to the attic.Nicollet Fir

KEYC - 2018-10-16 17:01:26

STARS AND STRIPES The President's Own Marine Band visits Mankato

Tickets for The President's Own Marine Band have been all been distributed. But on the night of the show, ticket holders who haven't shown up by 7:15 p.m. will lose their seats, and anyone in line will be eligible to claim them, first come, first served. Publicity photo

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-10-17 18:06:00

Charges: Kasota man drunk texted deputy before standoff

Kevin James Peplau, 39, was charged Tuesday in Le Sueur County District Court with felony counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and threats of violence.

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-10-16 23:07:00

Mankato Residents Facing Detours During Weekend Marathon

Mankato, Minn.-- 4,000 runners and 7,000 spectators will participate in the races that comprise the Mankato Marathon event.There is a run for everyone, from the Diaper Dash and Toddler Trot to the half and full marathons, with the 5 and 10 K races in between.The main event on Sunday will result in i


Mankato Elks Fundraising to Help Local Organizations

They've got $170,000 in their endowment fund, if they raise another $100,000 in funds, they will receive a promised matching fund of an additional $100,000 for a total of $370,000 to donate to local causes."So it's a small number of people that are really out there doing it day to day." said David

KEYC - 2018-10-16 23:37:13

Kasota Man Arrested After Threatening Neighbor, Law Enforcement

A Kasota man is facing charges in connection with a stand-off Sunday night.The Le Sueur County Sheriff's office responded to 700 block of South Webster Street in Kasota for a firearms complaint just after 11:30 Sunday night.The sheriff's office says 39 year old Kevin Peplau allegedly threatened a ne


MnDOT To Repair Damaged Hwy. 14 Bridge Later This Week

MANKATO, MN- Getting through the Highway 169 and Highway 14 interchange in Mankato has been a little difficult, thanks to road work. Later this week it will get even harder.The Highway 14 bridge was damaged by an excavator back on August 29th and now MnDOT will need to repair the problem.


Lowry's shown commitment to North Mankato

I am happy to endorse Lucy Lowry for mayor of North Mankato.I have worked directly with Lowry in her past role as director of the North Mankato Taylor Library. I have witnessed her ability to lead with grace, taking time to hear all concerns and bring a group to consensus.She is visionary and is wil

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-10-16 22:17:10

North Mankato working with property owner on mobile home parks' trees

North Mankato officials are working with the new owners of Camelot Park and Avalon Park, two mobile home communities in the city, to manage a large-scale tree clearing and a tree replanting operation.


North Mankato finalizes two more public art projects

The city is in a partnership with the Twin Rivers Council for the Arts to bring four public art projects to the community. The first, an interpretive dance performance in Spring Lake Park, kicked off the initiative in September.


Feehan, Hagedorn square off in North Mankato forum

Democrat Dan Feehan, of North Mankato, and Republican Jim Hagedorn, of Blue Earth, met to discuss everything from health care to immigration to national security.


Man charged with raping woman he met at Mankato pool

Carter Gene Rindels, 22, of Fountain, was charged with felony criminal sexual conduct Friday in Blue Earth County District Court.


Three charged with assaulting police

Steven Lynn Earle, 56, of South Bend Township, and Tanisha Marie Guaman, 38, of Mankato, both were charged with felony counts of assault on a peace officer. Bryan Austin Meuangsaksith, 21, of Mankato, is facing a gross misdemeanor count of the same charge.


Bodies of missing teenage women found in Chaska pond

Bushra Abdi and Zeynab Abdalla, both 19 and from Shakopee, had left their respective workplaces – on in Shakopee, the other from Chaska – during a break at around 3 a.m. on Saturday.


Heavy odors from a Midway business bother some neighbors

Madeline Cieslak notices the heavy chemical smell on certain mornings, almost always between 10 and 11, an inconvenient time for the students and instructors at St. Joseph’s School of Music on St. Paul’s Syndicate Street.“It must be close to once a week — for years,” said Cieslak, the longtime schoo