Dan Nienaber, Mankato Free Press
MANKATO, Minn. — Police encourage people to call 911 when they suspect a crime, but they don't expect a "butt dial" to do the job. Thursday morning that pocket call...
WASECA — A teen's alleged plot to detonate explosives in his Waseca high school was not enough to justify attempted murder and attempted first-degree damage to property charges, the Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled. Not enough probable cause exists to support the charges filed against John David LaDue, 18, of Waseca, the ruling said. Ladue's attorney, Dawn Johnson, said in an email Monday that she was "very pleased" with the decision. The court upheld an earlier ruling issued by Waseca County District Court Judge Gerald Wolf that was appealed by prosecutors.
MANKATO, Minn. - A southern Minnesota man accused of allowing two 9-month-old foals and two older horses to starve to death late last year and early this year has been charged with four felony counts of animal cruelty. The dead horses were discovered on Russell Dean Peters’ property just north of Good Thunder on March 14.
MANKATO, Minn. -- A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Mankato man who has been charged with aiding and abetting third-degree murder for the deaths of two people who died after taking a synthetic drug. The charges were filed against Tyler Anthony Caputo, 21, on Thursday. Another man, 30-year-old James Luke Inman of Mankato, is facing one charge of aiding and abetting third degree murder for the death of one of the victims.