Emergency declaration could help Blue Earth County get flood recovery dollars from state, federal governments

By |2019-03-28T15:56:37-05:00March 28th, 2019|

The Blue Earth County Administrator is praising the sheriff's department for its work to rescue people stranded by flooding in Garden City just over a week ago. "It was pretty scary how quickly the river came up in areas that hadn't experienced as much flooding in the past," said Bob Meyer, "So, it really was a unique scenario that developed out there and they were able to rescue some folks via boat." The flooding was caused by ice dams that formed on the Watonwan River. "Other people were able to evacuate their homes with a little less fanfare, but it was [...]

Investigators continue to gather clues in the beating death of an elderly woman in rural Mankato

By |2019-03-07T17:01:04-06:00March 7th, 2019|

"There are people out there that know what happened that night." Blue Earth County Sheriff's Captain Paul Barta. Blue Earth County Sheriff's Captain Paul Barta said that although there was a blinding blizzard on the night of Saturday, February 23 someone has the information that will lead them to the killer or killers that assaulted 76-year-old Evelyn Adams in her rural Mankato home. He said dispatch got the first 911 call from a neighbor just before 11:00 p.m. and, "The individual that called in was uncertain if there was one person or two. So, we know at least one [...]

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