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  Pick of the Litter - Mitus

  Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison stops in Mankato on listening tour

  Mankato Area Youth Baseball Association seeks sales tax funding for new t-ball fields

  Peppers 10U Blue gears up for national tournament

  Mankato’s Hauser Sweet Corn trucks start the season strong

  3 New Ulm figure skaters prepare for ISI World Recreational Team Championship

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  Rasmussen College prepares for Christmas early for a good cause

  Troop 95 makes special delivery to Mankato hospitals

  Spinners does away with plastic straws, styrofoam to-go boxes

  Twin Rivers Council for the Arts relocating to the Hubbard Building

Ace Hardware grill expert “Grilling for Good”

Mankato YMCA accepting Tourtellotte, Spring Lake Park pool passes this weekend

NFL won’t suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill in case involving son

The league said Friday it has not been given access to information in the court proceedings, and a district attorney in June said an investigation was dropped because officials couldn't prove who injured the boy.

  No wake restriction issued due to heavy rainfall in Blue Earth County lakes

Blue Earth County’s Sheriff’s Office has issued a no wake restriction for Lake George, Lake Ballantyne, Duck Lake, and Madison Lake.

  DNR to host deer open houses, Farmfest events

Public Information Officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Dan Ruiter joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about upcoming events hosted by the DNR.

  Tips in self defense with Southern Minnesota Martial Arts

Bill Hough with Southern Minnesota Martial Arts joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to offer some tips in self defense

  Waseca Police warns of repeated car vandalism

  Runaway school bus halted in Granite Falls; driver condition unknown

  A day in the life of a Watonwan County 4-H’er

Minnesota man avoids prison sentence after mistaken identity

  MnDOT began the paving process on intersection in New Ulm

  New Ulm kicks off the 14th annual Bavarian Blast

  Cadets train in national flight academy

Twelve power and 12 glider students took flight in southern Minnesota this week with a passion for aviation.

  Minnesota Attorney General to visit Mankato Friday

Attorney General Keith Ellison will visit Mankato tomorrow as part of a listening tour.

Opening ceremonies at Blue Earth County Relay for Life pushed back one hour

The annual event honors cancer survivors, patients and caregivers, and raises money to fight cancer.

  Gustavus Adolphus College hosts Climate Change Symposium

Scientists say Minnesota is one of the fastest-changing climates in the United States.

  River Valley CoC announces end to veteran homelessness in Southeast Minnesota

Looking to become the fourth state to end veteran homelessness, five out of Minnesota's 10 CoC's have ended veteran homelessness.

  Partners for Affordable Housing raising funds for new shelter in St. Peter

Jen Theneman joined KEYC News 12 This Midday to talk about the needs of Partners for Affordable Housing as they begin a new venture of opening a shelter in St. Peter.

  Needed repairs to Rapidan Dam are coming soon, thanks to leftover grant money

About $250,000 remaining from a 2016 DNR Dam Safety contract will go to repair the deteriorating west retaining wall of the Rapidan Dam.

  Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

The first two new Toys R Us stores will open in Texas and the other in New Jersey.

  DNR: West Nile Virus posing a threat to loons

The Department of Natural Resources says the West Nile virus may be causing an uptick in reports of dead loons.

  Algona Police Department warns of a scammer posing as a priest

A scammer posing as a priest has been asking members of a local church to make donations for people battling cancer.

  Bruce Laingen, an American diplomat at the Tehran embassy during the Iran hostage crisis, has died

A southern Minnesota native and top American diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran when it was overrun by Iranian protesters in 1979 has died. He was originally from Butterfield, MN.

  Get on the court with the Mankato Area Pickleball Association

John Sandry with the Mankato Area Pickleball Association joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the group, and how the growing sport of pickleball works.

  Play4ACure in Fairmont raises funds for the American Cancer Society

Mike Fischer, organizer of Play4ACure in Fairmont joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the event coming up August 9-11.

  Governor Tim Walz in Mankato Thursday morning to talk about the successful efforts to end veteran homelessness

Governor Tim Walz will join River Valley Continuum of Care alongside other state agency leaders at the Minnesota Valley Action Council at 8:45 this morning.

  Authorities file another charge against a man accused of making sexual contact with a six-year-old girl

30-year-old Buomkuoth Well now faces first-degree criminal sexual conduct in addition to the two original criminal sexual conduct and indecent exposure charges.

  Researchers testing new method to treat pancreatic cancer

Researchers are testing a promising new method to treat the disease.

  Local figures LEEP’d into action at the charity softball game

"It provides opportunities for people in our area to go do sports and all sorts of activities."

  University on the Prairie: science in the summer

The University on the Prairie is a three-day learning event for area youth organized by Cottonwood County 4-H with the help of local support.

  Career exploration in technology and trades at the 2019 Career Institute

Nearly 100 students from seven area schools explored multiple career paths through hands-on learning for the career institute's third year.

  Police identify driver who fled scene of accident in Nicollet

Authorities are looking for the driver of a vehicle that fled the scene of an accident in Nicollet.

Minnesota man who hacked state databases gets probation

A Minnesota man who admitted he hacked into state government databases in 2017 has been sentenced to five years of probation.

Jury convicts boy who pointed gun at teacher, pulled trigger

It didn’t fire when he pulled the trigger because the safety was engaged. The teacher and a guidance counselor grabbed the gun from him.

  Make-A-Wish makes dreams come true for local 7-year-old boy

It was a collective community effort to ensure seven-year-old Gabe Wargelin’s wishes, indeed came true for his day.

  Nicollet County Historical Society seeks items from history for North Mankato display

The Nicollet County Historical Society needs help in getting ready for the grand reveal of the North Mankato History Display.

Moondogs begin second half of season with 7-5 record

"Guys are swinging bats like they're capable of."

  Costco planning distribution center in area city

Owatonna is close to finalizing and breaking ground at a site for a 354,000 square foot distribution center.

Waldorf school seeks volunteers to move furniture on July 18

If interested in volunteering, please meet at 144 North Street in Waldorf before 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 18.

Police find 2 bodies in Iowa apartment

Police Lt. Adam Schaefer says the bodies had been in the apartment, “for some time.”

Authorities: Man died when tractor rolled in northwest Iowa

Deputies were sent to the scene after someone called 911 around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday.

  World’s largest locomotive barrels through Minnesota

The locomotive began its voyage in Boone, Iowa and will be finishing up at the train depot in St. Paul.

2 top leaders at Human Services rescind resignations

Deputy Commissioners Chuck Johnson and Claire Wilson announced their resignations last week.

Crookston Diocese reaches $5M settlement with 15 victims

The Diocese of Crookston has reached a $5 million settlement with 15 people who were children when they were sexually abused by priests.

Man who kidnapped Jayme Closs moved out of Wisconsin

Patterson pleaded guilty in March to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping.

Ex-officer who fatally shot 911 caller appeals convictions

Noor has been moved to an out-of-state prison for his own safety.

Wild re-sign Ryan Donato among 3 restricted free agents

The Minnesota Wild have re-signed three restricted free agents.

Thomas suspended first 3 games of Vikings season

Minnesota Vikings running back Roc Thomas has been suspended by the NFL without pay for three games.

Former Maverick re-signs with Pittsburgh Penguins

Former Minnesota State Maverick Men's Hockey player Teddy Blueger signed a two-year extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

  Mankato Township road washed out due to rainy season

Mankato Township road washed out due to rainy season.

  Sinkhole forms in Eagle Lake near storm sewer manhole

The City of Eagle Lake warns drivers of a sinkhole that has formed near a storm sewer manhole.

  Blue Earth County Relay For Life to help lead the fight against cancer

Pam DeMarce joined KEYC News 12 This Midday to talk about the Blue Earth County Relay for Life events happening, Friday, July 19 at 6 p.m. at Sibley Park in Mankato.

  Region Nine Development Commission Awarded Grant

Region Nine Development Commission is awarded a grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation.

  New attractions to discover at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair

There will be plenty of new attractions to take in at the Great Minnesota Get Together this year.

Coleman says lung cancer surgery was a success

Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says all visible traces of cancer have been removed from his lung during a seven-hour surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

  Five new lawsuits filed in fatal Minnehaha school explosion

Five new lawsuits have been filed more than two years after a natural gas explosion caused part of Minneapolis school building to collapse, killing two people and injuring nine others.

  Albert Lea man accused of entering former workplace with shotgun

A 37-year-old man is arrested in Albert Lea after police say he entered his former workplace armed with a shotgun.

  Welsh Heritage Farms opens up for the summer season

Tim Harbo with Welsh Heritage Farms of Lake Crystal joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the summer and fall attraction.

  Riverbend Tennis Classic takes place July 19-21 in Mankato

Andrew Jelken with the Greater Mankato Tennis Association joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the Riverbend Tennis Classic taking place July 19-21 in Mankato.

  Mankato nationally recognized for high water quality

The American Water Works Association has awarded the city with a 2019 Exemplary Source Water Protection Award.

  DEED: Minnesota businesses expect stable 2020

86% predict revenue growth or stability next year.

  City hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless away

Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children's songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental banquet facility

  Bulldog Youth Hockey Association hosts Try Hockey For Free

Our own Ally Dudgeon even got in on the action.

  Local kids get creative at Camp Invention

A little different than most camps, Camp Invention allows children to solve problems related to science, technology, engineering and math with creativity and innovation.

  Minnesota Lake Festag celebration, rich in tradition

Held on a Tuesday and Wednesday every year, the two-day celebration that nearly doubles the town's population for 48 hours is in its 67th year.

  Hagedorn disinvites Indivisible to District Office

On the evening of July 15, members of the Indivisible group of St. Peter/Greater Mankato were notified via a letter from Congressman Jim Hagedorn that the staff in his Mankato district office will no longer be meeting with the group in-person.

  Mankato needs more rest stops for truck drivers, MnDOT finds

Two concerns to not having enough rest stops include having tired drivers continue to drive and having drivers choose an unsafe location to rest.

  Mankato Area Pickleball Association seeks sales tax funding for new courts

The association asked the city for an estimated cost, which is between $350,000 to $500,000.

  MSU football ranked high in preseason poll

Mavericks picked fifth in CFAY Preseason Poll.

Highway 99 detour in Cleveland begins July 29

The Highway 99 detour at Cleveland will be in place until the completion of the project in October.