Gage Cureton is from Rochester, Minnesota, and started at KEYC in November 2019. He previously worked as a staff photographer at the New Ulm Journal before making the jump to broadcast media. He graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in Mass Media with an emphasis in photojournalism. Gage also serves as a combat photographer in the Marine Corps Reserve. He’s excited to tell peoples’ and communities’ stories in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.
• What's your favorite part of your job?
Every day is different and I have the opportunity to meet new and interesting people.
Cleveland school teacher Joel Boehlke tries out his new powered wheelchair as student Ryan Reineke looks on, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Cleveland, Minn. Reineke organized a GoFundMe to get the new wheelchair. “Over the summer there was an incident where he almost rolled over in his old electric wheelchair because he got stuck,” Reineke said.
The Iowa Attorney General’s office announced on Friday they filed charges against Armstrong Mayor Greg Buum, police chief Craig Merrill, current city clerk Tracie Lang and former city clerk Connie Thackery.
Artists Heather Friedli, her sister Juliana Welter and Maggie Thompson finished a snow sculpture in the shape of a giant snowflake, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The snow sculpture features school spirit-themed designs and the Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers - a set of teachings on human conduct in Anishinaabe culture.
Dorothy Loonan poses for a portrait, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Waseca, Minn. Loonan received a kidney transplant in July 2020 after being on dialysis for nearly seven years. After years of uncertainty, she found a suitable donor that matches her blood type and high level of antibodies. That donor is Mike Oliver - a colleague of Loonan's husband. "It was like it was just a divine intervention," Loonan said. "Here's a 50-year-old man and a 60-some-year-old woman. Different nationalities, different cultures, but we sat down and we became one - literally. I'm just very grateful for that."
Two southern Minnesota lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would increase the minimum sentence for attempted murder of a police officer, inspired by Waseca officer Arik Matson, who was nearly killed after being shot in the head while on duty last January.