New art opportunities at VINE

A gallery opened June 17 on the fifth floor at the community center and another gallery on the second floor is nearing completion, all in an effort to get those at VINE interested in the arts.

  15th annual ArtSplash Art Fair

  Ribbon cutting celebration at Robinson Park

  Celebrating the 11th annual Parent-Child Play Day

  Soft opening of The Union Market

  Traffic changes to note for the Minnesota Air Spectacular

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  GreenSeam’s State of Ag focus groups begin next week

  Bold Futures Camp shines on High Schoolers

  Residents stroll through time in New Ulm

  Late Mankato LGBT Advocate to be honored at Twin Cities Pride

  GreenSeam to conduct State of Ag focus groups

  Bridge Plaza project on its way to start following T.I.F.

  Barks & Brews is back at Mankato Brewery

Every Wednesday in June from 6-8 p.m. each beer you drink at Mankato Brewery will help a non-profit rescue.

  Kato Cycle Club hosts hill climb event June 15

Shane Sandmeyer joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the Kato Cycle Club’s Hillclimb coming up Saturday, June 15.

  Motorsports Park being considered in Eagle Lake

Bradford Development approached the City earlier this year about the possibility of becoming an alternate location for their proposed road course and driver training facility.

  South Central College kicks off construction

A historic day for South Central College as they begin construction on their North Mankato campus Wednesday morning.

  Wings of Whimsy attract all eyes to Old Town

  Fair Trade Initiative celebrates 10 years in the Mankato area

  United Way holds annual luncheon to recognize area business leaders

Salvation Army Mobile Outreach Meals Program provides children with food for the summer

  New chemical dependency outpatient treatment center uses holistic approach

  New Blue Earth County License Center opens

  Kids enjoy day fishing with Minnesota Vikings

The event was part of Le Sueur County Sheriff's Mounted Posse's Youth Fishing Outing.

  Farmers Market now at Mankato Food Hub

The Hub Food Park teamed up with the Mankato Farmers Market to bring the Farmers Market downtown.

  Minnesota veteran shares 78,000 stories of those who never came home

Preparations for the Windom Riverfest town celebration are underway. The Southwest Minnesota POW/MIA traveling wall is being built and will be featured.

  Hometown Business Connection: Bella Nova Boutique

June's Hometown Business Connection is Bella Nova Boutique. The store, which began as one Lake Crystal woman's hobby, now empowers other female business owners without their own storefronts.

  Mapleton unveils new splash pad

Mapleton has an exciting new water feature in town called Splash Pad.

  UPDATE: Eagle Lake Authorities ask for help in identifying suspicious suspects

Eagle Lake Police have identified the vehicle as a dark blue mid-2000s Buick Lacrosse.

Healthy Kids Day promotes fitness, nutrition in Mankato

The event featured an array of activities and local experts to inspire children in the community, and educate them on fitness and nutrition.

City of Mankato releases spring cleanup results

This year, the city collected over 465 tons of trash or the equivalent of more than 900-thousand pounds.

Sertoma Club looks to give back to community through upcoming fundraiser

Tracy Nickels with Sertoma Club joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the Sertoma Golf Tournament taking place June 7 at North Links Golf Course in North Mankato.

  Solstice Festival to take over Land Of Memories Park in June

Dain Fisher, the organizer of the Solstice Outdoor Music Festival, joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the event happening June 21-22.

  North Mankato salon offers hair advice for multiracial families

Stylist Destani Mans does hair for all kinds of people in the Greater Mankato Area, and over the years she has noticed a reoccurring scenario, more white clients with children of color needing help to maintain the hair of their kids.

  Carnival Sets Up Shop in River Hills Mall Parking Lot

The Family Fun Shows began in 1996 and the carnival has set up shop in Mankato every Memorial Day weekend for about 25 years.

  Mountain Lake Couple Promotes Health at Jubilee Market and Peacemeals

A Mountain Lake farm and eatery providing locally sourced produce got its start after the owners retired from the medical field and continued their mission.

  North Mankato Farmers Market Seeks More Vendors

The North Mankato Farmers Market is very self–sufficient. It relies more so on the vendors and you, the customers, to keep it operating.

  St. Peter FFA Chapter Rolls into School with Tractors

It was hard to miss members of the Future Farmers of America Chapter at St. Peter School Friday morning.

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  Six Southern Minnesota Communities Benefit From New Foundation

Bricelyn, Easton, Freeborn, Kiester, Walters and Wells are going to be the beneficiaries of the first-ever Our Town USA Community Foundation fund distribution.

  LEEP Hosts Draft Party For Legends Game

Players for both teams were announced in a draft format, complete with commentary, pictures and their jersey.

  Open Door Health Clinic Celebrates 25 Years

"We are grateful for the opportunity to serve this community the last 25-years, helping people be medically, dentally and with mental illness… just helping people be healthier all-around.”

  New and Expecting Mothers Mingle At Bloom Event

Participating mothers learned about area resources, what it is like being a mother and maybe made a couple friends mingling among the crowd.

  Community Education Courses Ramp Up In St. Peter

So far, classes offered have been intro to welding, woodworking and Saturday afternoon, blacksmithing.

  Volunteers Put Planting Skills To The Test at Hallett’s Pond

Volunteers were active in planting shoreline with grass and shrubs to improve water quality and habitat for fish, pollinators and various birds.

  Coaching Seminar Encourages Youth Involvement

The WOW Zone was awarded the chance to host a USA Coaching seminar for bowling.

  Market Offers Local Goods, Encourages Artistic Community

On select Sundays, the Mankato Makerspace hosts the Mankato Maker Market, a showcase of locally made products.