Ryan Sjoberg is from Sioux Falls, South Dakota and started at KEYC in December of 2017 before graduating from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in Mass Media and Communication Studies. His whole life he has been passionate about sports and interacting with people so this job is perfect for him. As a kid, he played basketball, baseball, and golf. He has always seen TV as a possibility, but not really a reality until he interned at KEYC over the course of the summer of 2017.
Ryan looks forward to serving the people of southern Minnesota and northern Iowa for the foreseeable future and can’t wait to meet and interact with all the different people he may not have otherwise had the opportunity to meet in Mankato and the surrounding communities.
The Community Response Fund is a collaboration with the Greater Mankato Area United Way and the Mankato Area Foundation which has raised over $400,000 for non-profits on the front lines, strapped for cash due to the pandemic.
Blue Earth's City Council had a meeting Monday to decide how to spend the money. A portion will go to city departments and some to reimbursing expenditures made for COVID-19 related items, and to small business grant programs.
Because most of the Blue Earth County cases are closer to Mankato and Gov. Tim Walz is allowing each school district to choose a plan and make their case to the state, Collins says he will be doing that soon.
"They wear a mask when they come in, they walk to where they are going to work out and then they can take the mask off. When they are done working out they put it back on and wear it heading outside the building."