Hometown Business Connection: JP Fitness
Hometown Business Connection: JP Fitness

In this month's Hometown Business Connection, we profile JP Fitness, a gym that is passionate about helping their clients meet their fitness goals.

Highway 4 Construction Finishes Next Week
Highway 4 Construction Finishes Next Week

The highway project has transformed downtown St. James with new roundabouts and parking.  After 3 years, construction is finally finished.

Nick Kruszalnicki
Businesses Starting To Offer Housing For Employees
Businesses Starting To Offer Housing For Employees

A rental community in Mankato has been working with several local companies who want to provide housing for their employees.  The perk has been used to attract talent and deal with the tight real estate market.

Nick Kruszalnicki
St. Clair Hosts Race For Education Fundraiser
St. Clair Hosts Race For Education Fundraiser

The Race for Education isn't necessarily a race in the traditional sense as students were tasked with going out and finding donors to sponsor them while running in the event.

Ryan Sjoberg
Deadly Deer Disease Found In Southeastern Minnesota
Deadly Deer Disease Found In Southeastern Minnesota

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is confirming the first cases of a deadly disease affecting dear in southeastern Minnesota. 

Three Minnesota Towns Approved For $6 Million For Water Projects
Three Minnesota Towns Approved For $6 Million For Water Projects

The Public Facilities Authority approves millions of dollars to help support water projects in southern Minnesota. 

Sarah Meilner
St. Clair Hosts Race For Education Fundraiser
St. Clair Hosts Race For Education Fundraiser

The Race for Education isn't necessarily a race in the traditional sense as students were tasked with going out and finding donors to sponsor them while running in the event.

Ryan Sjoberg
Deadly Deer Disease Found In Southeastern Minnesota
Deadly Deer Disease Found In Southeastern Minnesota

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is confirming the first cases of a deadly disease affecting dear in southeastern Minnesota. 

Three Minnesota Towns Approved For $6 Million For Water Projects
Three Minnesota Towns Approved For $6 Million For Water Projects

The Public Facilities Authority approves millions of dollars to help support water projects in southern Minnesota. 

Sarah Meilner
Seventh child in Minnesota contracts paralyzing illness
Seventh child in Minnesota contracts paralyzing illness

The Minnesota Department of Health says a seventh child has been struck by a rare, paralyzing illness that has been reported across the country.

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Minnesota students above the national average on the ACT
Minnesota students above the national average on the ACT

Minnesota students scored above the national average on the ACT college entrance exam and best among 19 states where at least 90 percent of teens took the test.

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District 19A Candidate Forum Planned For Wednesday Night
District 19A Candidate Forum Planned For Wednesday Night

A forum is being held in North Mankato tonight for the candidates vying to represent District 19A in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Sarah Meilner
Public Health Summit Held At Gustavus
Public Health Summit Held At Gustavus

Around 80 public health professionals are gathering at Gustavus Adolphus College Wednesday for a health education summit.

Costumes Trending For Halloween 2018
Costumes Trending For Halloween 2018

Dianna Lyngholm with Fun.com joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the trending costumes for Halloween this year. 

Sarah Meilner
Wisconsin Man Killed In Highway 60 Construction Zone Crash Near St. James
Wisconsin Man Killed In Highway 60 Construction Zone Crash Near St. James

A Wisconsin man is killed in a crash in a construction zone on Highway 60 near St. James.

Kelsey Barchenger
Cash Wise Opens Wednesday In Waseca
Cash Wise Opens Wednesday In Waseca

It's opening day for the new Cash Wise Grocery store in Waseca. The Cash Wise store opened to customers at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Kelsey Barchenger
Mankato's Boy in Blue Monument Gets Biography
Mankato's Boy in Blue Monument Gets Biography

Originally built in 1892, "The Boy in Blue" in Mankato's Lincoln Park has stood as a commemorative monument to honor Civil War soldiers.\

Sean Morawczynski
City of Winnebago Looks To Purchase Building From Blue Earth Area
City of Winnebago Looks To Purchase Building From Blue Earth Area

With the announcement of Southern Plains Education Cooperative moving its services in Winnebago to Fairmont next year, the city of Winnebago is looking to keep their former elementary school building in use.

Erika Brooks
Mankato Elks Fundraising to Help Local Organizations
Mankato Elks Fundraising to Help Local Organizations

The Elks are a fraternal organization that has been in Mankato for 125 years. 

Alex Tejada
Minnesota PIPELINE Program Offers New Approach to Addressing Workforce Shortage
Minnesota PIPELINE Program Offers New Approach to Addressing Workforce Shortage

Launched as a pilot program in 2014, the Minnesota PIPELINE (Private Investment, Public Education, Labor and Industry Experience) Program received funding the next year from grants through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and has helped employers develop skilled workers.   

Alex Tejada
Former Waseca Convent to Open as Shelter for Homeless Women and Children
Former Waseca Convent to Open as Shelter for Homeless Women and Children

Bethlehem Inn will provide room for 16 homeless women and their children in a safe and secure environment.  Waseca residents have donated their time and money to get the shelter ready.

Nick Kruszalnicki

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Hog Barn Destroyed By Fire In Nicollet County
Hog Barn Destroyed By Fire In Nicollet County

A Nicollet County hog barn is completely destroyed after catching on fire Monday night. 

LCWM Elementary Students Celebrate National Walk To School Day
LCWM Elementary Students Celebrate National Walk To School Day

Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Elementary School celebrated National Walk to School Day today with a special ribbon-cutting for their brand new sidewalk. 

MIDDAY EXPERT: Don't Let The Change Of Seasons Get In The Way Of Your Workout
MIDDAY EXPERT: Don't Let The Change Of Seasons Get In The Way Of Your Workout

Jon Jamieson with JP Fitness joined KEYC News 12 this Midday with some advice on making a smooth transition from the summer to the fall and winter seasons and keeping up with your health. 

Kelsey Barchenger
The Latest: Authorities release names of Wisconsin victims
The Latest: Authorities release names of Wisconsin victims

The Latest on the search for a missing Wisconsin teenager who disappeared after her parents were found dead in their home (all times local):

October 16th, 8:46 AM
JR's Barn Holding Event For The Whole Family
JR's Barn Holding Event For The Whole Family

Renae Groskreutz with JR's Barn in Waldorf joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about Sunday's Music and More.

Sarah Meilner
Kiwanis Holiday Lights Setting Up At Sibley Park
Kiwanis Holiday Lights Setting Up At Sibley Park

Scott Wojcik with Kiwanis Holiday Lights joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about what you can expect to see at the Kiwanis Holiday Lights this year. 

Jackson, Faribault Awarded Infrastructure Grants
Jackson, Faribault Awarded Infrastructure Grants

Three greater Minnesota cities are awarded Infrastructure grants, ultimately helping to boost job growth.

Three Mankato People Facing Charged After Allegedly Assaulting Police In Three Separate Incidents
Three Mankato People Facing Charged After Allegedly Assaulting Police In Three Separate Incidents

Three people from Mankato are charged with assaulting police following three separate incidents in Blue Earth County. 

Sarah Meilner
Deadline To Pre-Register To Vote
Deadline To Pre-Register To Vote

Tuesday is your last chance to save time at the polls by pre-registering to vote. 

Hagedorn and Feehan Debate Role of Government, Tariffs at SCC Forum
Hagedorn and Feehan Debate Role of Government, Tariffs at SCC Forum

It was a packed house at South Central College's conference center for Monday night's  forum between the two candidates for Minnesota's 1st Congressional District.

Sean Morawczynski
Mankato Public Schools Sees Steady Enrollment Increase
Mankato Public Schools Sees Steady Enrollment Increase

Mankato Area Public Schools are already well into their school year and enrollment continues to climb.

Erika Brooks
New Ulm's DLC Manufacturing Breaks Ground on Larger Facility
New Ulm's DLC Manufacturing Breaks Ground on Larger Facility

The company says the scale of their laser-cutting operations has recently outgrown its current facility and they need more elbow room to compensate for the uptick in business.
 

Sean Morawczynski
Congress Still Can't Agree On A Farm Bill
Congress Still Can't Agree On A Farm Bill

The 2018 Farm Bill expired on September 30th.  Both the House and Senate have passed their own versions of a new farm bill, but they can't seem to hammer out the differences between them.

Nick Kruszalnicki
Mankato Residents Facing Detours During Weekend Marathon
Mankato Residents Facing Detours During Weekend Marathon

The main event on Sunday will result in increased tourism but also road closures, traffic delays and detours for commuters.  

Alex Tejada
Kasota Man Accused of Threatening Neighbor, Law Enforcement
Kasota Man Accused of Threatening Neighbor, Law Enforcement

The River Valley Tactical Team responded and after four hours of negotiations, Peplau was taken into custody without incident.

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