Greater Mankato News

Faribault man arrested in drug overdose case, Authorities say heroin might have contained Fentanyl

The Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office reports a Faribault man has been arrested in connection with an overdose death that occurred on Tuesday. According to the report, 27-year old Anthoney Michael Fugalli was arrested Tuesday night and confessed to selling heroin to the victim. Fugalli allegedly stated that he warned the victim that the heroin…Continue Reading

Mankato city officials gearing up for Night to Unite

The official date is still two months out, but the director of the Mankato Department of Public Safety is urging neighborhoods to start thinking about Night to Unite on August 28th. DPS Director Todd Miller said, “Night to Unite is a crime prevention opportunity for the community, but it’s also an opportunity for citizens to…Continue Reading

City and county participating in joint training exercise simulating aftermath of disaster

The City of Mankato and Blue Earth County opened their Emergency Operations Center Wednesday for a joint training exercise involving several local agencies and entities. Mankato Police Sergeant Justin Neumann said it’s part of, “A statewide exercise involving local public health and also local emergency management. This one is called Operation Bad Water.” They’re simulating…Continue Reading

Drug task force has made more than 30 felony drug arrests in the past six months

The Brown/Lyon/Redwood/Renville Drug Task Force has ended several long-term investigations with multiple arrests in Brown County. Within the past six months, officials say the BLRR Drug task force has conducted several operations in the City of New Ulm and Brown County, including serving 12 separate search warrants and numerous undercover purchases. Investigators say they resulted…Continue Reading

Two Nicollet County Human Services employees accused of welfare fraud

Two employees of Nicollet County Human Services are facing charges after they were accused of welfare fraud. The criminal complaint shows that 54-year-old NCHS financial supervisor Dawn Michels used a supervisor over-ride to approve $1,500 in emergency assistance last year for 48-year-old Maria Alvarez-Betkar, and NCHS eligibility worker, that she wasn’t eligible to receive. Investigators…Continue Reading