Unlike many counties, Blue Earth County, Minnesota, does not offer a warrant search. They do not offer a publicly posted list of active warrants, but if you are concerned that one may have been issued for you, you can call the sheriff’s department at (507) 304-4800. They may also be able to give you information regarding turning yourself in. However, Blue Earth County’s website is linked to the City of Mankato, which offers a list of the area’s outstanding warrants, crime statistics, and the most wanted. This list is located at https://www.mankatomn.gov/home/showdocument?id=1126. The warrants on the list are current as of the date shown on the top of the document so that some warrants may have already been served. The City of Mankato is the county seat of Blue Earth and the largest city behind the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
Arrest warrants are issued in Blue Earth County, MN, by a judge after being presented with sufficient evidence to support the order. A police officer must supply evidence called probable cause. It is only required to lead a reasonable person to suspect guilt. Issuance of an arrest warrant should not be construed as evidence of guilt. The roster of inmates in custody at the Blue Earth County Justice Center is available online in list form; there are also links to find out about visiting hours, inmate mail, and commissary accounts. The Blue Earth County website also offers information on obtaining public arrest records.
Over the 10-year time span before 2009, there were over 750 violent crimes in Blue Earth County; 91% occurred in Mankato. The county’s largest city also boasted the same percentage of the entire crime rate. Therefore, there is a good chance that if an arrest warrant is issued for you, it is listed on the City of Mankato’s warrant search.