Crime

  Officer Arik Matson continues road to recovery, now able to walk

Now, according to updates from sister-in-law Nicole that were posted on Matson’s CaringBridge, Matson was able to walk for almost 50 feet on Feb. 13.

  Toddler in alleged child abuse case dies; amended charges expected

  Toddler brain-dead; Mankato mother charged with felony assault

Mankato Public Safety makes arrest following child abuse investigation

  Minnesota DNR sends special message to Officer Arik Matson

  Chinese military stole masses of Americans’ data, US says

  Minnesota BCA assisting police with Mankato child abuse investigation

Continued Coverage

  Mankato man charged with prostitution of a minor

  Man charged with criminal sexual conduct after allegedly having sex with fifteen-year-old girl

  Tyler Janovsky appears in Waseca County court for bail sentencing

  Lakefield police seek suspect involved in a hit and run

Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson out of intensive care

  North Mankato Police Chief offers safe driving tips, encourages residents to enroll in emergency notifications

Applications now being accepted for Blue Earth County Citizens Academy

All candidates must apply for the program prior to the application deadline of March 6.

North Mankato woman charged with 5th Degree Sale of Controlled Substance

Authorities say that Brown is currently in the Nicollet County Jail on charges of 5th Degree Sales of a Controlled Substance and felony possession of a firearm

  Vehicle suspected to be involved in Edina hit and run incident found in Mankato

Edina's police department said Tuesday that the Chevy Malibu is now in its possession.

  Officer shot in the head undergoes reconstructive surgery

A family post on Arik Matson’s CaringBridge web page said the surgery Monday at North Memorial Health Hospital left him dealing with some pain and swelling, but otherwise went well.

  North Mankato Police investigating stray bullet incident; asking public for assistance

Iowa man arrested in Minnesota on vehicular homicide warrant

Iowa State Patrol: Traffic stop nets 431 lbs of marijuana

Edina student boarding bus struck by hit-and-run driver

  Waseca residents partner up to host auctions for Officer Arik Matson; date set for March 14

  Former Waseca bar owner pleads guilty to theft by swindle, negligent fire charges

Brown County Sheriff’s Office invites public to attend its 2020 Citizen’s Academy

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office asks that all registration forms be completed and delivered to the office by Wednesday, Jan. 29.

  Southern Minn. man was target of scam threatening to kill his wife unless he pays money

The scam sent a series of violent, disturbing images that nobody should have to see.

  North Mankato Police Officers sworn-in

The addition of Officers Larson and Vitzthum boosts the department’s ability to properly cover it’s peace officers on patrol.

Body found in highway median in Shakopee

A passerby called 911 Thursday about 3 p.m. after spotting the body in the median of Highway 169.

Six staff members injured, four juveniles arrested after alleged assault at Forest Ridge Youth Services

Six people are injured and four juveniles are charged in Emmet County, Iowa following an alleged assault at the Forest Ridge Youth Services facility.

  Update on Officer Matson’s condition

A week and a half later, Officer Matson is still in the hospital and could use some encouraging thoughts and prayers from southern Minnesota.

  Waseca Junior/Senior High School evacuated following bomb threat

Students and staff at Waseca Junior/Senior High School were evacuated Monday following a written bomb threat.

Waseca police investigating bomb threat at Junior/Senior High School

Police say the credibility of the threat is undetermined at this time.

Mankato authorities find man accused of assault and threatening to kill with knife

Authorities in Mankato locate and arrest the man accused of assaulting and threatening to kill two people while he was holding a knife at a Mankato hotel last week.

Faribault Police seeking suspect involved with robbery

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Faribault Police Department at (507) 334-4305.

Faribault Police searching for robbery suspect

Faribault Police are searching for a suspect in connection with an attempted robbery at JoAnn Fabrics on Tuesday.

  Suspect charged with attempted first degree murder in Waseca officer-involved shooting

Authorities say Janovsky shot Waseca Officer Arik Matson in the head as Matson and other officers responded to a call of a suspicious person with a flashlight in a backyard Monday night.

Two arrested in connection to attempted robbery in Blue Earth County

Two people are in custody in connection with an attempted robbery in Blue Earth County.

  Waseca officer in critical condition after shooting; suspect wounded

The investigation into last night's shooting that critically injured 32-year-old Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson is still in its preliminary stages.

  Waseca officer in critical condition after shooting; suspect wounded

A Waseca police officer is in critical condition after being shot in the head while on duty on Monday night.

Two teens arrested for starting fire at Walmart in Hutchinson

Hutchinson Police and Hutchinson Fire Departments responded to a fire at a Walmart on Sunday, which authorities say was started deliberately by two juveniles.

Authorities searching for hit-and-run suspect

Mankato Public Safety is asking the public for assistance in identifying a suspect vehicle involved in a hit-and-run at approximately 9:35 p.m. Sunday night.

Clergy abuse victims set to vote on settlement

The reorganization plan provides money for victims through a trust that will be funded by contributions from the diocese, parishes within and settling insurers.

  Eagle Lake man charged after allegedly dragging woman with vehicle

An Eagle lake man faces charges after allegedly dragging a woman with his vehicle in the River Hills Mall parking lot.

  UPDATE: Two charged in reported shooting on December 22nd

Police believe this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public at this time.

Sibley County Sheriff’s Office seek public’s help in Rush River County Park property damage

The Friends of Rush River are currently offering a $200 reward for information leading to the prosecution and conviction for the person or persons responsible for the property damage.

  Year in Review: Top local stories of 2019

Lauren Andrego shares the top local stories from 2019.

  Minnesota Sheriff’s Association names Sibley County Sheriff’s Office employee Support Person of the Year

Earlier this month, Gail Estenson of the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office was named Support Person of the Year by the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association.

  Two charged in St. Cloud shooting that leaves woman seriously injured

The 42-year-old victim was shot multiple times on Wednesday and was taken to St. Cloud Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

  Mankato Police asking for public’s help in locating 5 men connected to assault

Five suspects are described as beating up a victim, who had identification taken from him and was transported to the hospital.

  Brown County Highway Department and Sheriff’s Office gain edge with $16,000 drone

The Highway Department also partnered with the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, where if the need ever arose, the drone’s high–definition camera could be used for search and rescue.

  Extradition underway to bring convicted killer to Minnesota

Her saga began in March 2018, when her husband, 54-year-old David Riess, was found dead at the couple’s Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, home.

  Warehouse in Windom is total loss after fire

A warehouse in Windom is a total loss after catching on fire early Wednesday morning.

  Riess extradition process begins

On Wednesday, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said they have begun the process of extraditing Riess to Minnesota for more murder charges in connection to the death of her husband, who was killed before she fled to Florida.

Woman faces multiple assault charges after allegedly biting man and threatening with a knife

21-year-old Esther Onami of Plymouth faces multiple assault charges, including one with a dangerous weapon after allegedly threatening people with a knife.

Fugitive grandmas sentenced to life in prison for murder

Riess’ saga began in March 2018 when her husband was found dead at the couple’s Dodge Center, Minnesota home

  Engelbrecht sentenced to life without parole

A St. James man was sentenced to life without parole for killing his wife and stepdaughter in June 2018.

  Officials warn about the dangers of throwing snow, ice off overpass

North Mankato Police Chief Ross Gullickson says what may seem like a harmless prank can have serious consequences.

Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office hosts annual Shop with a Cop event

Approximately 20 children received gifts from Santa at the event.

  Mankato man charged after allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl

Mankato man is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct after allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl and molesting another alleged victim.

Authorities receive report of threat at New Ulm High School

School continued without interruptions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Lake Crystal Police searching for hit and run suspect

Lake Crystal Police are asking for public assistance in finding a vehicle involved in a hit and run from last Thursday night.

Mankato woman is accused of stabbing a man she met on an online dating app

Mankato Public Safety responded to a call from a man who claimed 22-year-old Tywanda Johnson stabbed him while on a date.

Man charged with arson after allegedly setting fire to apartment laundry room

Blue Earth County charges a man with arson in an apparent laundry room fire at a Mankato apartment Saturday afternoon.

Mankato woman is charged with assaulting two hospital employees

27-year-old Dominique Mapp allegedly caused a cut to a security guard’s thumb and struck an emergency department technician in the face.

  Preventing package pirates

With an increase in package deliveries for the holiday season, here are tips to keep your package safe from "package pirates".

  Parolee charged with robbery, murdering bank employee in rural Iowa

Authorities have charged a Coralville, Iowa, man with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in connection with Wednesday’s fatal shooting in Lu Verne, Iowa.

Numerous holiday lights stolen in New Ulm

New Ulm Police advise residents to keep a careful eye on their outdoor holiday lights.

  Authorities seeking information regarding Redwood Falls burglary

Authorities in Redwood Falls are investigating an early morning burglary at a gas station.

Suspect in custody following knife assault in Mankato

According to the City of Mankato, 60-year-old Sidney Bruce was taken into custody following the incident at the 300 block of East Hickory Street in Mankato.

  Know the Facts: False Accusations

With false accusations prevalent in the news, we’ve actually received calls at the station asking about the subject.

UPDATE: North Mankato Police recover front-end loader, still investigating theft

This piece of equipment is valued at approximately $66,000.

Gaylord man faces charges after pursuit on Riverfront Dr.

A Gaylord man faces charges following a brief state patrol pursuit on Riverfront Drive in Mankato.

Mankato man charged with assualt after leading police in pusuit which injured an officer, now in court

A Mankato man appears in court today for charges related to an October police pursuit which sent one officer to the hospital.

Social Security Administration announces new online reporting form for scam calls

The Social Security Administration has launched an online reporting form to combat the recent wave of social security scams and increased amount of robocalls across the nation.

  Arrest made in Riverfront Drive Casey’s Robbery

Felony charges are being requested by police

Janesville woman in custody after driving while impaired, fleeing police

A 50-year-old Janesville woman is in custody on charges of fleeing police in a motor vehicle and driving while impaired.

Cause of death undetermined in Zephier case

The Sheriff's Office says they will continue to investigate but foul play is not suspected at this time.

  Social Security robocall fraud: What you should know

The Social Security Administration stresses that your number cannot be suspended, blocked or frozen and that no government agencies will ask you to send cash, wire money or buy gift cards as a form of payment.

  Public invited to historic courthouse open house

The historic Sibley County Courthouse in Gaylord, Minnesota, was built in 1916. Recently it underwent a $5.4 million renovation.

Sleepy Eye man arrested in Nebraska traffic stop; Hundreds of THC products seized

Nebraska troopers seized hundreds of packages of THC products following a traffic stop

  Engelbrecht found guilty on all 5 charges

The jury has found Scott Engelbrecht guilty of all five original charges stemming from a June 2018 incident where he had killed his wife and stepdaughter.

Hanska man in custody after attempting to stab New Ulm man

The suspect, a 32-year-old man from Hanska, was taken into custody and is currently being held in the Brown County Jail.