North Mankato Council member dismissed from sidewalk lawsuit 12 May 18

A North Mankato City Council member whose property abuts a sidewalk isn’t liable for a fall that broke a woman’s wrist. The judge ruled to dismiss the case against Councilman Bill Steiner filed by Denise Drill last year. Drill, who lives in North Mankato, filed a lawsuit in July after tripping on a sidewalk at Sherman Street and Belgrade Avenue in 2015. An uneven lip between two sections of sidewalk caused her to fall, which broke her wrist requiring corrective surgery. The fall occurred on a section of sidewalk adjacent to Steiner’s property.