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Preliminary primary results; Massad, Hayes move on in Mankato Mayoral race

The ballots have been counted and the unofficial 2018 primary election tallies are in. In the race for Mankato Mayor, restaurateur Najwa Massad and Greater Mankato Diversity Council Executive Director Bukata Hayes will face off in the November General Election. Massad captured 38 percent of the vote, Hayes 28 percent. The Mankato Ward 3 City…Continue Reading

Mayo Clinic officials say CNN story claiming a patient was “medically kidnapped” is inaccurate and incomplete

Mayo Clinic is responding to the CNN story “Escape from Mayo Clinic” about a patient that was cared for during 2016-2017, saying the portrayal of the story as reported is inaccurate and incomplete. In the piece, an 18-year-old Sherburne patient and her mother claim that the hospital in Rochester “medically kidnapped” Alyssa Gilderhus after continued…Continue Reading

Missing Carver County teen found and is safe

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said that a missing 13-year-old has been found and is safe. The BCA and Carver County Sheriff’s Office Monday asked the public to help them find Jenup Chop, who left his home early in the morning in an Uber. Investigators say the teen was dropped off at Highway 60…Continue Reading

Child dies in swingset accident

Authorities say a young child died in a swing set accident in southern Minnesota. Police say the 4-year-old child was swinging Monday morning in Zumbrota when the structure collapsed. First responders and a medical helicopter were dispatched to the home. Lifesaving efforts at the house were unsuccessful. It’s the second time this month that a…Continue Reading

Update: Mankato man accused of molesting friend’s young daughter also under federal investigation in child porn case

The Mankato Department of Public Safety has arrested a 47-year-old Mankato man on a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Commander Dan Schisel says the mother of a child reported that Timothy Jensen had sexually assaulted her daughter, and detectives found there was enough evidence to arrest him, “Obtained through a Cornerhouse interview; that’s where…Continue Reading

Local, regional, statewide and U.S. Congressional races in Tuesday’s primary

City of Mankato: Mayor, five candidates have filed to run. Eric Anderson is not seeking reelection. Bukata Hayes (executive director of the Greater Mankato Diversity Council, ran against Anderson four years ago and lost by a 2-1 margin.) Honey Burg (co-owner and manager of consulting firm TLP.) Najwa Massad (local restaurateur and caterer and serves on…Continue Reading

Following racist signs in North Mankato last month, addressing social issues comes to the forefront

An investigation by the North Mankato Police Department into racist signs hung around the City last month is still ongoing, while residents and leaders are looking for ways to address social issues stemming from the incident. Police took down around 17 signs and residents took down several others on the morning of July 31 that…Continue Reading

UPDATE: North Mankato man appears before Judge after Friday night standoff

A North Mankato man made his initial appearance before a Nicollet County Judge on Monday afternoon following a standoff with Authorities on Friday night. According to court documents, 59-year old Scott Douglas Johnston is facing two Felony counts of 2nd Degree Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and one Felony count of Terroristic Threats.  Johnston is…Continue Reading

FBI: Nearly 8,000 child porn images found on Mankato man’s computer

A 44-year-old Mankato man is facing 13 child pornography-related charges after the Federal Bureau of Investigation contacted Mankato Police, saying they had linked the download of more than 4,000 files of suspected child pornography to an IP address at the home of Marcus Rosenstein. A federal search warrant was issued, and the FBI says an…Continue Reading

No happy birthday wishes leads to assault and disorderly conduct charges

Forgetting someone’s birthday can be a serious – and in this case, criminal – matter. Mankato Police are looking for a 33-year-old North Mankato woman on charges of assault and disorderly conduct after a woman reported receiving threatening text messages from Kerry Floyd. The criminal complaint shows that Floyd was upset that the victim and…Continue Reading