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.
Residents of Waseca celebrate four-year-old Calvin Rosenthal's birthday, Friday, March 27, 2020, after his party was because of fears of COVID-19. Calvin's mother, Lindsey, organized the parade after putting a call out on social media. She said she hopes birthday parades like Calvin's become commonplace.
Emergency responders with Mankato Public Safety responded to a fire that killed one and injured at least two people at Gus Johnson Plaza early in the morning Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Mankato, Minn. The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined.
Despite the lack of confirmed cases, the South Central Minnesota Health Care Coalition and partnering hospitals are preparing for if the virus were to show up in Mankato. They urge everyone to keep calm and carry on.