County attorney urges rideshare users to take precautions after South Carolina student’s murder

By |2019-04-01T14:33:16-05:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A man is charged with kidnapping and killing a South Carolina college student who police say mistakenly got into his car, and the Blue Earth County Attorney is asking people who use rideshare services to take precautions. Blue Earth County Attorney Pat McDermott. Prosecutor Pat McDermott said, "If it's a licensed rideshare individual, they will know them by name; they should know their license plate number; they should know the vehicle description. It's easy just to make sure that those types of things match so you are getting into the correct vehicle." "They send you a picture of the [...]

Emergency declaration could help Blue Earth County get flood recovery dollars from state, federal governments

By |2019-03-28T15:56:37-05:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Blue Earth County Administrator is praising the sheriff's department for its work to rescue people stranded by flooding in Garden City just over a week ago. "It was pretty scary how quickly the river came up in areas that hadn't experienced as much flooding in the past," said Bob Meyer, "So, it really was a unique scenario that developed out there and they were able to rescue some folks via boat." The flooding was caused by ice dams that formed on the Watonwan River. "Other people were able to evacuate their homes with a little less fanfare, but it was [...]

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