In 2008, Mankato was ground zero in the debate over alcohol, after several teenagers died of alcohol poisoning or accidents involving alcohol.
“The pattern isn’t good,” said Mayor John Brady to MPR at the time. “The citizens suffer from some of the activities that over-consuming people do in the neighborhoods, especially in the summer. It’s not the kind of behavior we want to continue in our community.”
Fast-forward to 2010. Brady has been arrested for drunk driving, the Mankato Free Press reports.