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LE SUEUR: Search continues for missing 20-year-old woman

LE SUEUR – 5/6/15 A ground and air search continues according to Le Sueur Co. Sheriff’s for the 20-year-old who went missing during a camping excursion by the Minnesota River last weekend. Moriah Zwart was reported missing by her friend after

BLUE EARTH CO: Delacruz back in court for burglary and theft charges

BLUE EARTH CO – 5/6/15 A Mankato man is in court for a first appearance after being charged with 14 felony counts including burglary, theft, drugs and possessing a firearm as a felon. 21-year-old Shane Cai Delacruz was arrested back in Oct. 2014 an

ST. PAUL: Avian flu update in Minnesota

ST. PAUL – 5/6/15 A quick avian flu update from the Minnesota Dept. of Health; the state emergency operations center was activated to coordinate the ongoing response to the issue to keep it under control as much as possible. Current stats include 8

MANKATO: Monks Avenue closed until mid-August starting Monday

MANKATO – 5/6/15 Monks Avenue between Stadium Road and Glenwood avenue will be closed for reconstruction starting at 7 a.m. on Monday. A detour will be provided and will include Warren Street, Stadium and Pohl Roads, along with other side streets.

MANKATO: Gould violates his probation

MANKATO 5/5/15 A Mankato man is back in court after violating his probation. 32-year-old Roger Keith Gould was arrested back in 2009 on ten counts of possessing pornography and convicted of five of those counts in July of that year. He was taken into cus

MANKATO: Public safety still seeking robbery suspects

MANKATO 5/5/15 Mankato Dept. of Public Safety is still searching for the three suspects involved in a robbery involving a cab driver. At about 5 a.m. Sunday morning, three males, all wearing dark hoodies approached a taxi cab and asked for a ride from N.

ST. PAUL: Property tax relief, but not for railroad businesses

ST. PAUL – 5/5/15 The Senate recently came up with a plan that could help relieve property taxes for homeowners, farmers and businesses. There are some discrepencies with railroad companies, which would pay a higher property tax. They threatened to

MARSHALL: Men charged in couple's murder

MARSHALL – 5/5/15 The local fire chief and others have helped Jim and Cathy Hively's son plant his crops in a field next to the charred farm house in Lyon County where the couple was killed. Our news partners at Associated press say that two me

LE SUEUR CO: Sheriff's still search for missing woman; vigil held tonight

LE SUEUR CO. – 5/4/15 A vigil will be held tonight for a 20-year-old that went missing over the weekend. Le Sueur Co. Sheriff’s office released information about a woman who had been camping with a friend along the Minnesota River and was last

BROWN CO: Man in serious condition after motorcycle crash

BROWN CO. – 5/4/15 A New Ulm man is in serious condition after a motorcycle crash yesterday afternoon. 23-year-old Aaron Thomas Serbus was headed north on County Road 13 when his motorcycle left the roadway and vaulted off of a field approach. He wa

ST. PAUL: Thissen worried for budget bill forecasts

ST. PAUL – 5/4/15 Minnesota Legislature is set to wrap up in a little more than two weeks, leaving some worried about fitting everything in, including the budget. House DFL Leader, Paul Thissen says the Republican budget bill is the most extreme he&

ST. JAMES: Open house for MnDOT constructions in St. James

ST. JAMES  – 5/4/15 An open house will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. next Wednesday, May 13 at the St. James Community Room to talk about the construction on Highway 4 through the city. Plans to construct roundabouts are on the table as well as othe

MANKATO: Epps back in court for vehicle theft

MANKATO - 4/13/15 A 20-year-old is back in court on car theft charges. John Wesley Epps was convicted in January for stealing a motor vehicle in Blue Earth Co. Epps has prior convictions; all four filed in 2014 for theft, alcohol consumption underage and

BROOKLYN CENTER: 10-year-old boy's body found in the River

BROOKLYN CENTER - 4/13/15 A body was found by authorities in the Mississippi River over the weekend and confirmed as the 10-year-old boy that had been missing for close to three weeks. Our news partners at Associated Press report that they found him Satu

ST. PAUL: Legislation looks to pass bill to provide training for sexual assaults

ST. PAUL - 4/13/15 After a survey at the U of M in 2013, researchers found that almost 3.5 percent of Minnesota college students reported being sexually assault in the past 12 months. This was alarming to state officials and a bill is moving through legi

Bersaw trial continues: Criminal sexual conduct

MANKATO – Trial continues for a Mankato man convicted of criminal sexual conduct in two separate incidents. 63-year-old Richard Bersaw was arrested back in June after someone came forward with the allegations and then a second one. He’s curren

Vikings' stadium on track (AP)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials are confident the Minnesota Vikings' new $1 billion stadium will be completed on time in 2016. Nine months after the old Metrodome was demolished, officials say the new stadium is 23 percent complete as of the end of

Ebola protection demonstrations (AP)

ATLANTA (AP) — Armed with new safety guidelines for head-to-toe protection of health workers treating Ebola patients, federal officials are taking the show on the road today to demonstrate recommended techniques. Thousands are expected to attend a m

Ebola is not that easily spread (AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — One expert says the end of quarantine for people who shared an apartment with the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. underscores what doctors have said all along: Ebola is not that easily spread. It's not clear why E

Couple Dies in St. Peter Crash

ST. PETER – Names were just released from the fatal crash in St. Peter yesterday. Both Allen Cole and his wife, Marilyn died after being hit as they pulled into oncoming traffic on Hwy. 169 south near the Security Hospital. Driver of vehicle two, 34

Unemployment Down in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Speaker of the House said the state should be proud of the progress they’ve made economically. Paul Thissen said that the 4.1 percent unemployment rate is an accomplishment as its dropped compared to years past. Mankato

Authorities Warn Kids of the Dangers of Skitching (AP)

ST. PAUL – Minnesota Police officials are alerting those trying or have tried “skitching” of the dangers after a recent teen’s death. 19-year-old Gunnar Miller of Eagan was skateboarding and holding onto the mirror of a car when he

ISIS Update (AP)

BAGHDAD (AP) — The latest worries over the Islamic State extremist group have prompted the imposition of a curfew in the provincial capital of Ramadi in Iraq's western Anbar province. Officials fear militants may try to advance on the city and hope the curfew will help to limit movement in and out of Ramadi. Two Iraqi military officials say major operations are under way against the

Candidate Profiles Available for our Region

MANKATO - Profiles of candidates participating in the November 4, 2014 elections in our region are now available on Greater Mankato Growth’s election website greatermankatoelections.com. 
The information was provided directly from the candidates vying for office.

Mankato Marathon Road Restrictions

MANKATO - The Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, is taking place this Sunday. There will be some minor traffic disruptions in Mankato until early afternoon.

MSU Student Charged; Police Seeking More Information

MANKATO – The 20-year-old MSU student was charged in Blue Earth Co. court yesterday. Alexander Gowan-Nuehring allegedly gained access to at least five dorm rooms, stealing cash and assaulting another student with pepper spray. Public safety is asking for anyone with more information on his possible whereabouts within the dorms early Saturday morning on Oct. 11. Contact police with any info.

New Child Protection Task Force

ST. PAUL – Gov. Dayton’s new task force for child protection met yesterday in St. Paul. Rep. Joe Mullery, task force chair member, says he’s excited the state is taking action but “it’s terribly unfortunate that kids had to die” for this to come full circle. Gov. Dayton appointed the task force after the death of Pope County 4-year-old Eric Dean. Several

No school for Mankato Public - MEA

MANKATO – No school for Mankato public schools on Thursday and Friday this week. MEA training conferences will be held teachers. For more information, contact staff at 387-1868.

U.S. 1st Congressional District Forum

MANKATO – The U.S. 1st Congressional District Forum will be held tomorrow at South Central College. Rep. Tim Walz will join Jim Hagedorn in the conference center from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Live streaming will also be available by KMSQ Public TV.

Child Car Seats Safety Check for Free

MANKATO – MnDOT in Mankato will be performing child car seat checks on Thursday at no cost. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 2151 Bassett Drive, safety officials will be available to look at the seats you have and if they’re buckled properly. Appointments are preferred and can be made by calling 612-275-0916. This information can be found online at 3Enews.net or our Three Eagles News

Names Released in Deadly St. Peter Crash

ST. PETER – Names were released last night after a deadly crash near St. Peter. 70-year-old Thomas Wendelschafer died after his pickup truck wedged itself underneath the back end of a semi driven by 80-year-old Lyle Bartsch. This new detour was set up the night before to complete construction on Hwy. 169.

Primary Results In

MANKATO – Primary election results were in last night and Pat McDermott and Jacob Birkholz will face off in the upcoming election for the County Attorney’s seat. McDermott came out on top with over 2,000 votes putting him just above 47 percent. Birkholz was in a close second with 30 percent. Other results can be found below--FULL LIST HERE

Public Assistance for Floodings (COUNTY LIST)

BLUE EARTH CO. – The second set of applicant briefings will be held starting today for public assistance from the June flooding. Those within the 18-county list are encouraged to attend and fill out an application if any of your things were damaged between June 11 and July 11 due to flooding.

Manufactured homeowner taxes

BLUE EARTH CO. (8/7/14) - A reminder for manufactured homeowners in Blue Earth County that the fist half of their 2014 taxes must be paid by Sept. 2nd to avoid late fees. This can be done at the historic courthouse on South 5th street as well as a variety banks within town. A complete list of the banks can be found at 3Enews.net