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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

Police say convenience store comment about a weave led to assault in Mankato

A 21-year-old New Ulm woman is facing two counts of assault and a disorderly conduct charge after Mankato Police say she first accosted a woman shopping at a convenience store and then followed her home and attacked her. When police arrived at the victim’s apartment complex, the woman told them she first encountered Michelle Byro…Continue Reading

Mankato man arrested on suspicion of child molestation

The Mankato Department of Public Safety continues to investigate a child molestation case, and has arrested a 47-year-old Mankato man on a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Commander Dan Schisel said officers were called after someone reported that Timothy Jensen had sexually assaulted a child, and detectives found there was enough evidence to arrest…Continue Reading

Conservative activist disrupts campaign event for female Muslim candidates

A conservative activist disrupted a campaign event for Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar and Michigan congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib. Laura Loomer was part of a group that confronted Omar and Tlaib at the Holy Land Deli in Minneapolis on Saturday night. Loomer said she’s been traveling the country investigating Muslim candidates for office. Tlaib won…Continue Reading

Saint Peter to consider evaluation of ADA access in City

Saint Peter City Council members will consider embarking on a 28-thousand dollar self-evaluation of pedestrian right-of-ways on Monday night in response to new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.  Bolton & Menk, Inc. would conduct the study that looks to examine the condition of existing infrastructure in City right-of-ways, parks and public property. Officials will…Continue Reading