(Maple Grove, MN) -- A woman is going to prison after she was convicted for murdering her boyfriend. On Thursday, a jury convicted 31-year-old Stephanie Clark of intentional second-degree murder in the death of Don Juan last March. According to reports, Clark shot and killed Juan at their Maple Grove apartment following a physical altercation between the couple. She is scheduled for sentencing on November 18th.
(Bloomington, MN) -- The esports industry is bringing gaming arenas to Minnesota. Officials announced Thursday that Wisdom Gaming plans to open a venue early next year at Mall of America. According to reports, the new facility will be able to seat 120 fans. It's unclear exactly when the new venue will open.
The Minnesota Department of Health is providing an update on COVID-19 cases and deaths in the state. On Thursday, health officials reported two-thousand-919 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the state's total to just over 752-thousand. Additionally, 25 more people have died due to complications from COVID-19. Minnesota's death toll currently stands at eight-thousand-379.
Blue Earth County Attorney’s Office Launches Online Application Process for Sealing Criminal Records
According to the FBI, nearly one in three adults in America has a criminal record. Long after people have fulfilled their obligations to the justice system, criminal records and the collateral consequences that follow serve as barriers to jobs, housing, education and more, preventing people from serving as productive members in our community. Studies have shown very few people who are eligible to seal their records successfully apply, but among those whose records are sealed, very few commit new crimes and, on average, they experience a significant increase in wages and employment within the next two years. If your criminal record [...]
Mankato Area Public School fall Family Academy workshops have been announced and registration is open. The MAPS Family Academy features workshops that provide tips, tools and strategies to help children be successful by fostering the partnerships between families and school. The fall Family Academy will be held Tuesday, October 26 with one-hour long workshops being offered at 5:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. Family Academy is free of charge and will be virtual. Registration is required.
Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Dental Hygiene Program is offering free dental care to area children 18 years and younger Thursday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Patients seeking appointments for cleanings, x-rays, exams, sealants and fluoride should be 18 and under and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Exams will be conducted at the public dental clinic in the Clinical Sciences Building, Room 128 (address is 150 South Road; building is located north of the Taylor Center and east of Ford Hall) on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, call [...]
Construction on Highway 60 between Elysian and Waterville is expected to be complete, and the second stage detour removed by the end of day on Friday, Oct. 15. Construction on Highway 60 began in mid-April from the intersection with Highway 14 east of Eagle Lake to Highway 13 at Waterville and was completed in two stages, with separate detours over the construction season.
Old National Bank leaders will have their head shaved and get a pie in the face after employees reached their company’s fundraising goal for Greater Mankato Area United Way’s 2022 campaign. Market President Richard Ringler will have his head shaved, while Banking Center Manager Tamera Saar will receive a pie in the face.
A patient at a DHS-operated facility on the Forensic Services campus in St. Peter, Minn., died Monday, Oct. 11, of COVID-19. It is the first COVID-related death on the campus. The deceased’s family has been notified. Under patient data privacy laws, no further information can be released.
(Minneapolis, MN) -- A singer from Minneapolis is advancing in the television singing competition The Voice. Libianca was selected to move on by judge Blake Shelton after she performed a duet of the song Save Your Tears. Libianca was born in the U.S. but spent most of her childhood in Cameroon. The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays on KARE, Channel 11.