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Man charged with felonies after threatening people with a baseball bat

A man later identified as Miguel Antonio Lemus, 39, got out of one of the vehicles with a baseball bat, the charges said. When a passenger got out, Lemus reportedly pushed and threatened the man.

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-08-17 23:00:00

Thrift Stores Thriving In Mankato

MANKATO, MINNIt's National Thrift Store Day!Thrift stores are a great way to reduce, reuse and recycle.Anything you no longer want or need you can bring into the store and donate so they can ultimately sell it to someone who does."Oh my gosh there are so many reasons that thrift stores are awesome,"

KEYC - 2018-08-17 21:03:02

Prison sentence for man who stole vehicle, fled police

Robert Shane Cobb, 44, who does not have a permanent address, absconded from a drug treatment facility and stole a vehicle from Rochester in December 2017. When a Blue Earth County Sheriff's deputy spotted the stolen vehicle on County Road 90 on Christmas Day, Cobb fled until he hit a guardrail. Cob

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-08-16 19:42:00

Police: N. Mankato man pointed gun at children in yard

A North Mankato resident called, reporting that a neighbor had pointed a gun at two minors, ages 8 and 9, in his backyard, the criminal complaint said. Johnston told them to stop playing on his lawn or he would shoot them. The two children ran and told their parents what had happened.

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-08-16 16:09:00

Mankato Wants You To Join CERT

Sgt. Justin Neumann from Mankato Public Safety, said: "It's a combination of classroom training, and then a little bit of hands on in terms of providing medical operations, utilizing a fire extinguisher, each year we have anyone from teenagers to individuals in their 80s participating."


Mayo in Mankato launches midwifery care

The medical group’s two certified nurse midwives began seeking patients this month. Amy Petersen, one of the midwives, said the pair's initial work will include education on how midwifery helps women.

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-08-17 10:00:00

YWCA Mankato Receives Grant From Mankato Clinic Foundation

Mankato, Minn --The Mankato Clinic Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the YWCA Mankato.

KEYC - 2018-08-17 14:41:17

New Economic Report On Mankato Released

MANKATO, MN -Greater Mankato Growth's 2018 economic report is showing gains in GDP, jobs, and household income.John Considine with Greater Mankato Growth, said: "What's interesting is that our median household income is growing faster than our average household income and what that basically breaks

KEYC - 2018-08-16 21:12:39

Senior Games Gets Underway In Mankato

MANKATO, MINNThe Senior Games are officially underway in Mankato helping the older generation fill their need for competition."I like watching other older people play and hope that as I get older that I will continue to be active and participate and not be one of those people that says I'm so old I

KEYC - 2018-08-16 20:28:29

Web notebook: ICE raid held readers' attention

Some hard news stories hit our community this past week that translated into many page views on The Free Press website. Just a fair warning, readers, this week wasn't the most uplifting.

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-08-17 21:00:00

Procedural errors prompts retrial in stalking case

Brandon James Westphal, 26, pleaded guilty to felony stalking in 2017. The charges filed in November 2016 alleged he was holding a knife as he chased a woman he knew outside of a Mankato business and then tried to pull her out of the vehicle she got into as it was pulling away.

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-08-17 20:29:00

Mankato-North Mankato area shows July job growth

The Mankato-North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is all of Blue Earth and Nicollet counties, added 3,808 jobs in July compared to a year earlier, according to new numbers from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. That's a 6.9 percent increase.

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2018-08-16 16:09:00

St. Peter man charged with sexually assaulting hospital patient

Brandon Jarvas Stolt, 29, of St. Peter, was charged with felony criminal sexual conduct Tuesday in Blue Earth County District Court.


Mankato teen charged with fourth vehicle theft

Gavin Richard Hill, 19, of Mankato, was charged with felony vehicle theft and misdemeanor tampering with a vehicle Monday in Blue Earth County District Court.


Mankato man accused of molesting young child | Southern Minnesota News

Police say there is a relationship between the victim and Jensen, but wouldn’t specify the correlation, or release the child’s age or sex. Schisel did report, however, that the victim was a “very young child.”


Walz victory comes from Mankato roots

MANKATO — Local DFLers and former students can still remember the time Tim Walz got harassed for trying to enter a George W. Bush campaign rally at a Mankato quarry in 2004. They recall the story about Walz, sitting at the kitchen table with his wife, Gwen, and a family friend discussing whether he


Mankato man charged with sexual assault, child porn possession

Timothy Joseph Jensen, 47, was indicted on federal charges of receipt and possession of child pornography last month in U.S. District Court. Jensen was caught with pornographic photographs and videos of prepubescent girls, some as young as toddlers, the federal indictment alleges. He was arraigned l


Dryer fire damages Mankato townhouse

MANKATO — A dryer fire caused about $10,000 in damage to a Mankato townhouse.Firefighters were called to 240 Tanager Path at 12:25 p.m. Saturday. The residents knocked down the fire in a utility room with a fire extinguisher and responding firefighters extinguished the fire, said Deputy Director of


Massad, Hayes to face off for Mankato mayor on Nov. 6

Massad, a Lebanese American immigrant and restaurateur, and Hayes, an African American who leads the Mankato Area Diversity Council, advanced out of Tuesday's primary election by a wide margin over their competitors and will face off in the general election. Massad won 38 percent of the vote (1,964


Mankato Man Facing 13 Pornography Charges

During a search of Rosenstein's computer, authorities say they found nearly 8,000 pornographic images, over 2,000 of which related to child pornography.