Mankato newspaper covering crime and law enforcement in the Mankato area.

VIDEO: Twin Cities Police Officer Grabs Black Man for Walking Near Construction Site

An Edina police officer, Tim Olson, faces criticism for the way he handled a routine request for a black man to step aside for traffic because he forcibly grabbed the man, and now video of the event has gone viral on YouTube and ended up on national news.

Both St. Anthony Police Who Shot Philando Castile Were MNSU Grads 2010

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It turns out the two police officers involved in the shooting of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights were buddies and graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Are U.S. Extreme Right Wing Movements Mostly Racist?

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Extreme right wing groups have gone from a fringe group to larger numbers as Trump gains momentum. Are racists trying to claim the right wing as their own? The man that shot protestors in Minneapolis may provide some clues.

Alleged Counterfeiters Arrested by Mankato Police

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MANKATO GAZETTE—Three men were charged with counterfeit currency possession after police were tipped off, according to local reports.

Month of May Police Reports from City of Mankato

Read a list of the police and emergency reports from the City of Mankato

Mankato and Owatonna Police and Rescue Reports in April

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Mankato-Mankato police seek the public's assistance in locating Jordan David Lindeman and Blendyer Javier Olais. Both are suspects in residential burglaries that occurred Tuesday, April 5 during the early morning hours in the Buscher park area. Lindeman, age 18, and Olais, age 21, are both of Waseca. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Lindeman and Olais is asked to contact police at 911.

Police Blotter: Robbery at Crystal Lane and Diamond Creek Road Reported

A robbery was reported at Crystal Lane and Diamond Creek Road, according to local police. Read more about the report in the Mankato Gazette online newspaper.

Mankato Police Looking for Transient Resident After Alleged Assault

Mankato police are looking for a 22-year-old suspect that was allegedly involved in an assault. Police say the man fled the scene where the alleged assault took place.

An unidentified female was allegedly the victim of the alleged assault. The incident took place on Warren Street, according to a Mankato police release to the media.

Community and Area Orgs Focus on Stopping Sex Trafficking in MN

It's sex trafficking awareness month and Blue Earth County attorneys met with advocates and other professionals to discuss the topic. Brown and Nicollet County attorneys also convened in Saint Peter to discuss the problems, particularly with underage trafficked runaway girls.

Mankato Police Blotter: Cops Respond to Robbery and Shooting Reports

Mankato police responded to two incidents in January and have released updates of information regarding these two incidents.