Mankato Public Safety is looking for a suspect in connection to a robbery at the Clark Gas Station on North Second Street, which occurred Wednesday night. Authorities say shortly before 10 p.m, a suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. Mankato Public Safety says an undisclosed amount of money was taken and the suspect fled on foot. The individual is being described as 5-10 to six feet tall, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark facemask, and dark pants. Authorities say no one was injured. Anyone with information is asked to contact Mankato Public Safety.
Jefferson Elementary School in the Mankato Area Public School district and Northside Elementary School in the St. James Public School district have each been recognized by the US Department of Education. The two schools are part of a group of eight elementary schools in Minnesota named as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2020. The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. 317 public and 50 private schools nationwide received the recognition.
An Albertville woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident (Thursday) morning at the intersection of Highway 169 and Highway 14. The Minnesota State Patrol says 36-year-old Kelly Schuttler was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato with non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities say around eight-30, Schuttler's vehicle collided with a vehicle driven by 83-year-old Lorna Bungum of St. Peter. Bungum was uninjured in the accident.
The McLeod County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death. Authorities say a deceased male was found in a vehicle on Nickel Avenue northeast of Browntown around seven-30 a.m. Tuesday morning. No other details are available.
A Robbinsdale man was arrested after a traffic stop in Mankato early Tuesday morning. Blue Earth County Court records say 33-year-old La'Marr Merrel Wade was charged with taking a motor vehicle without the owner's consent and driving with a suspended license. Authorities say Wade was arrested after a traffic stop on Riverfront Drive shortly after two a.m. Tuesday morning.
A Wednesday morning accident in McLeod County sent three people to the hospital. The Minnesota State Patrol says shortly after six a.m, a vehicle driven by 35-year-old Udaya Giri of St. Paul and 74-year-old Terrence Flynn of Hamburg collided on highway 212. Authorities say Giri and two passengers, 56-year-old Dal Bhujel of Little Canada and 35-year-old Yubraj Poudyel of Maplewood, were also transported to Glencoe Regional Health Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The state patrol says Flynn was uninjured in the accident.
The first in a series of no-barrier COVID-19 testing organized by the Minnesota Department of Health will be held this week in Waseca. MDH Assistant Commissioner Dan Huff says there are still residents that want or need to be tested but are slipping through the cracks. "Some people don't have insurance and maybe don't know that testing is free. Others have heard rumors of people getting charged for related items. Others may have had bad experiences at doctor's offices and don't like going. And we also know of some who haven't met the criteria for being tested," said Huff. Testing will [...]
Health officials are saying it's more important this year to get a flu vaccination. Eric Weller is the coordinator for the South Central Health Care Coalition. "Get those flu shots," said Weller. "Because the signs and symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are very similar, receiving a flu vaccination allows health professionals to differentiate what you may have." Weller says its also important to stay home if you're sick, wash your hands and wear a face covering.
A Mankato man has been arrested in connection to a fire at a Mankato residence Friday night. Blue Earth County court records say 29-year-old Michael Tischler was charged with first-degree arson, theft, and second-degree burglary. Authorities say Tischler admitted in a recorded interview at the Public Safety Center to breaking into the home, starting a fire, and stealing a handgun from the home
The Minnesota State High School League announced football and volleyball will return this fall with competition beginning in mid-October. Can it be done safely? The question was asked of Minnesota Department of Health commissioner Jan Malcom. "The high school league has taken a thoughtful approach on the subject," said Malcom. "The season will definitely be influenced on what direction that pandemic takes from here." Malcom says the motivation to keep students healthy is two-fold. "We expect they will take all the safety measures they can so they can compete but also go to school." Said Malcom. The league's board of directors [...]