Blue Earth County

Kern Bridge

City of Mankato chosen as new owner of historic bridge

The Kern Bridge crossed the Le Seur River from 1873 to 2020.

prison, jail

Woman dies while in custody at Blue Earth County jail

An inmate died in custody in Fargo on the same day.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

Southern Minnesota woman, 63, killed in weekend ATV accident

Authorities say she was pinned by her vehicle.

Sakatah Trail

Bicyclist crossing road on state trail fatally struck by motorist

The bicyclist was struck by a pickup driver at a trail crossing east of Madison Lake.

coronavirus

Minnesota's confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 54

Nineteen more positive cases were confirmed on Sunday.

olinger

Baby on life support, Mankato mother charged with felony assault

The 16-month-old suffered grave injuries that have been deemed non-accidental.

Blue Earth River

Missing boy last seen on Blue Earth River identified

Authorities are calling the incident a "probable drowning."

Jack Zimmerman

Man gets 2 months on work release for raping classmate when he was a teen

The assault was committed just a month before his 18th birthday.

Missing MN man, 92, believed drowned in flood waters

Authorities think he may have been clearing ice from a culvert at the time.