Three women are accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from a Mankato store. Mankato Police say 18-year-old Talea Williams-Jones, 28-year-old Leah Jones, and 26-year-old Briana Jefferson loaded the stolen items into a vehicle using a fire door and they included electronics, hoverboards, and other high-ticket items totaling almost $3,000. All three women are from the Twin Cities area and are charged with one felony count of theft.
A 35-year-old man currently being held in the Blue Earth County Jail is facing a long list of charges after he was found hiding from police in a rural home; Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force Commander Jeff Wersal says several warrants had been issued for the arrest of Levone Adams. After a tip was called in, Wersal says Adams was found sleeping on a couch in the downstairs living room of the home and taken into custody without incident. At the time of the arrest, Wersal says Adams was in possession of three pills that field tested positive for MDMA; [...]
New Ulm Police will host members of the community on Friday for Coffee With a Cop. Officials say there is no agenda, no speeches are planned, and it's just a chance for people to mingle with local law enforcement. It takes place at MRCI-New Ulm from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The coffee is free.
A Mankato man is accused of stealing a debit card from the resident of an assisted living facility, as well as blank checks and cash. Mankato Police say an employee of the facility first reported that grocery money had gone missing on August 10th, but they weren't sure if it had been misplaced or taken. Ten days later residents and staff locked the house before they all went out, and told investigators that when they returned the door was unlocked and $183.00 in grocery cash, a resident's debit card, six check blanks, an additional $5.00 in cash, a Minnesota ID, and [...]
A St. Peter mother is asking the public to help track down her missing daughter. Barb Lyons posted a photo of her adult daughter Desarae Block on Facebook, saying she was last seen at about noon on Sunday. She's asking anyone that knows where she might be or has any additional information to get in touch with the LeSueur Police Department.
The Minnesota Twins are just 81 days away from throwing their first pitch of spring training 2019 and you can already get your tickets to join in the fun. Twins spokesman Dustin Morse said, "Spring training is a great time, it's adult spring break I like to say. People are down there having a good time enjoying the palm trees, sunshine, the green grass, and of course, baseball." He added that baseball is the perfect antidote to the winter gloom come February and, "We're trying to shorten that up by encouraging people to go down and enjoy some warm weather, enjoy [...]
Minnesota State University, Mankato students will vote Tuesday on a $10 student fee increase per semester to help fund a new $4 million seasonal sports dome. Students will cast their votes online and 1,100 or more students have to vote and 50 percent of them have to vote in favor of the tuition increase in order for it to pass. The proposed construction would include three artificial turf fields, covered by a seasonal bubble from Oct. 15 to April 14. The dome would cost $4 million, half of which would be covered by the university. The other $2 million would come [...]
The second weekend of the Kiwanis Holiday Lights brought in fewer people than in the past, but the heavy snowfall could be to blame. Scott Wojick says there’s still plenty of reasons to come and check out the million-plus lights display, even if you’ve been there before. Wojick also recommends for locals to come during the week days when the lines might not be as long.
If you’re looking for a kid-friendly event over the weekend, the hilltop Hy-Vee is hosting a kid’s holiday party. Marketing Coordinator Cameron Uthe says kids will be excited with all of the activities planned. The event is free. It runs from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, December 8.
A and W is now open in the River Hills Mall Food Court. Mall General Manager Andy Wilke says it is a place for the whole family to enjoy. Wilke says the owners are a local couple.