Sens. Smith, Cramer push for insulin bill

The two lawmakers also hope to have pharmaceutical executives address Congress directly about high drug prices that are hurting many Americans.

  KEYC News 12 Weather Forecast

  Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Natalie Hudson visits Bethany Lutheran College

  Mankato City Council members and city staff tour city projects firsthand on bus tour

  Mankato West tops St. Peter

State Street Theater Co. hosts auditions for “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

  Cougars defeat Panthers 2-1

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  Crusaders drop contest to Tigers

St. Peter Police seek public’s help in locating missing person

  USDA announces sign-up details for 2019-2020 commodity farm program

  Mural rebrands room in the New Ulm Medical Center

  Local youth guide nursing home residents on a sunset walk

  Faribault moves forward one year after tornadoes

  First independently operated air separation facility coming to southern Minnesota

Absolute Air will be coming to the industrial park in Faribault near I-35.

A portion of Pleasant View Drive will be closed in North Mankato Friday

The road will be closed to allow for crews to perform maintenance on a water main break.

  Prep Athlete: Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Nick Labat

“My favorite part is being with the guys, making a lot of memories."

LOCASH to kickoff Arnolds Park’s Roof Garden concert series

Tickets for this event can be purchased starting Friday, Sept. 20, at 12 p.m.

  What to know for Bier on Belgrade this weekend

Minn. legislators announce formation of Climate Action Caucus

Pioneer Bank to host St. Peter location grand opening Friday

  47th Annual Mankato Pow Wow Sept. 20-22

Former Blue Earth Area football player convicted of assault now faces new charges

Man breaks into home and threatens violence while demanding drugs

  Mankato Area Walk for Recovery Sept. 21

Brandy Brink joined KEYC News 12 This Midday with Beyond Brink to talk about the Mankato Area Walk for Recovery taking place at Spring Lake Park in North Mankato on Sept. 21.

  St. Peter Legion gathering shoes to raise funds for construction, aid countries in need

Gently used and new shoes can be dropped off at the St. Peter Legion now through October 4.

Non-Profit looking for help in bedroom makeover for Janesville boy

Ethan's makeover will take place on Saturday. October 19th with the reveal the next morning.

MnDOT seeks community input for Highway 60 transportation study in Lake Crystal

The project is currently scheduled to begin in 2024.

Cottage Grove man charged with rape in Blue Earth County

Documents show he told law enforcement that he believes the assault occurred due to previous experiences with PTSD blackouts.

Man fatally shot after leaving St. Paul church

Minnesota police say a man who was leaving a Bible study with his young daughter and father was fatally shot outside his church in St. Paul.

  Upcoming events highlight methods of orthopedic care

Dr. Jacob Ziegler with Mayo Clinic Health System joins KEYC News 12 to talk about some upcoming events related to orthopedic care.

  Mother of teen vapers shares experience with the epidemic

Karen Wolters joins KEYC News 12 This Morning to share her and her sons' experience with teen vaping.

GreenSeam announces keynote speaker for 37th annual Rural Forum

The 2019 Rural Forum is scheduled from 4-9 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the Mankato Civic Center Ballroom.

John Kriesel to headline Greater Mankato Area United Way’s 2020 Men’s Event

Kriesel is a decorated Minnesota veteran, sports radio personality, former legislator and acclaimed motivational speaker.

Trump names hostage envoy Robert O’Brien as national security adviser

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday via Twitter that he named Robert O’Brien as his new national security adviser.

Walmart hosts free wellness event at Minnesota locations Saturday

The free Wellness Event will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  New thrift store in St. Peter brings new life to old items

Riverside Thrift Shop is filling the racks with jerseys and jeans and lining the walls with everything from shoes to slot machines, the owner is giving old items a new life.

  Minnesota Nutrition Conference highlights livestock production and sustainable practices

According to the United Stated Environmental Protection Agency, the agriculture sector is accounted for 9% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2017 and transportation and electricity are responsible for more than 50%.

  St. Peter FFA honors Landon Gran with car roll-in, scholarship

St. Peter FFA is holding the car roll-in to honor the teen, with all proceeds raised at the event being used to create a scholarship in Gran’s name.

  Interactive experience serves as teaching moment for students, training for emergency personnel

Springfield is in the midst of their annual homecoming celebration, a time that can be a little more dangerous for teens behind the wheel.

  District 77 School Facilities Study shows multiple schools in the district are above capacity

The study looked at both the capacity of the school district and maintenance needs of buildings.

  Southern Minnesota counties, local WIC agencies stress importance of breastfeeding in lowering childhood obesity rates

According to WIC and the Minnesota Department of Health, breastmilk has more anti–viruses, hormones, stem cells, growth factors, antibodies and other benefits than formula.

  Prep Athlete: St. James Area’s Ellie Becker

"I just am very fortunate to have her on our team being a lead and core player."

  Mankato West to honor teacher during football game at TCO Performance Center

Her reputation has led to the Mankato West recognizing her achievements in a grand way.

  Minnesota State-Mankato completes emergency preparedness training

The scene was orchestrated with realistic time frames of when first responders and communication would occur.

Minnesota State University, Mankato, business partners receive MN Job Skills Partnership grants

“The MJSP program and our business partners are helping us serve the workforce of the future through creative collaborations and the development of new curriculum to train employees,” said Tammy Bohlke.

Arts Center of Saint Peter launches new “Songshare” series Thursday

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for this event and the price of admission is $10.

2 Mankato West seniors named National Merit Scholar semi-finalists

Hasmi and Aase will learn if they have been selected as finalists for the competition in February 2020.

Fairmont Hot Meals on Wheels seeking volunteers

Volunteer opportunities are available for one-hour shifts.

  Health officials urging Minnesotans to get flu shots as soon as possible

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the flu season could begin anytime, and Minnesotans should get their flu shots as soon as possible.

  Primrose Retirement sees benefits from using wellness wheel

Jenna Lahlum with Primrose Retirement in Mankato joined KEYC News 12 This Midday to talk about their wellness wheel & what it offers to their residents.

  More details released in the investigation of St. Paul police shooting

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says a man fatally shot by a St. Paul police officer last weekend confronted him with a knife before he was killed.

Representatives tour children’s museum prior to seeking state funds

State representatives toured the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota before seeking funding within the next round of the legislature.

  St. James City Council votes to consider Tobacco 21 ordinance

The St. James City Council will now begin to draft a Tobacco 21 ordinance, which will have its first reading before the council on Oct. 1. Followed by a vote.

  Mankato West teacher awarded Teacher of the Game

Mankato West High School, students and faculty hold a surprise celebration for Kim Herner named ‘Country Financial Teacher of the Game’ at the upcoming Rochester Mayo vs. Mankato West football game.

  Search continues for missing Redwood Falls teen

The search continues for a teen believed to have been swept away by a current in the Redwood River

Teen’s death under investigation in Madelia

Authorities in Madelia are investigating the death of a teen.

  Madison Lake Auxiliary 269 holding Sock Drive for Veterans

Stacey Gore with the American Legion unit joins KEYC News 12 to talk about the upcoming Sock Drive for area veterans and others in need.

  Mathnasium strengthens students math skills outside of the classroom

Rick Sartell with Mathnasium joins KEYC News 12 This Morning to emphasize the work the organization does to prepare students in the subject.

Habitat for Humanity seeking St. Peter family for housing partnership

The nonprofit has built more than 140 homes in the region and is now looking to partner with a family that meets the qualifications.

Mankato East Hall of Fame Ceremony scheduled for Sept. 27

The ceremony will be held at Mankato East High School, located at 2600 Hoffman Road, in the auditorium and is open to the public.

  Mankato East football takes part in ‘Safety in Football Campaign’

The Cougars are just one of 22 high schools and four universities in the state taking part in the ‘Safety in Football Campaign’ being put on by the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association.

  Mankato East ties with Northfield

Game ends in a 1-1 tie after OT.

  Mankato West tops St. Peter

Mankato West goes on to win, 3-1.

  Easton farmer utilizing minimal tillage practices and cover crops to conserve land

Dale Stevermer started planting cover crops four years ago and after around six years of incorporating minimum tillage methods into his operation, he’s now utilizing no-till methods for a large portion of his 450 acres.

  Apple Tree Dental partners with Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont

The Schmeeckle Foundation is providing a multi-year grant totaling more than $2 million to support the partnership with Apple Tree Dental and Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont.

Mankato Area Public Schools offers “VIP Gold Card” for senior to experience concerts, events

Cardholders can enjoy concerts, athletic and academic events, plays and planetarium shows at no-cost admission.

  Cybersecurity seminar shows risks, reality of dark web

The seminar also dealt with robocalls, banking and knowing the signs.

University of St. Thomas gives all clear after bomb threat

Similar threats have been made to the university in the recent past, including one in August and another in April.

  18 people charged in 2 violent robberies in Minneapolis

The defendants range from 15 to 27 years old. One man is charged in both attacks.

  Scheduled fiber maintenance in Brown County rescheduled for Wednesday

Brown County has announced that fiber maintenance will begin at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

  Waseca welcomes new bakery

A new sweet spot is open in Waseca.

  Events promote electric cars and clean energy

Two events promoting clean energy efficient vehicles are coming to Mankato.

Redwood County Sheriff’s Office warns businesses of recent credit card fraud

The Redwood County Sheriff’s Office says that the credit card used in the transaction had oftentimes been reported stolen.

University developing faster test for fatal deer disease

The newly formed Minnesota Center for Prion Research and Outreach, known as MNPRO, is the university’s first step in developing real-time diagnostic tests to help stop the contagion.

  Mapleton teen becomes National Walleye Tour co-angler champion

McCarthy competed against over 80 competitors from around the country.

Walz to push gun control, insulin affordability in 2020

With summer winding down, Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday that he’s looking ahead toward the 2020 legislative session, with plans to push proposals for making insulin affordable, reducing gun violence, clean energy and criminal justice reform.

  MnDOT Commissioner pays visit to New Ulm

Visiting the Gateway Project, Anderson Kelliher played a vital role in securing funding for the project back in 2008.

Funds available for Steele, Rice County residents affected by June, July flooding

The Disaster Recovery Loan Program provides forgivable, no-interest loans up to $15,000 for damaged single-family homes and 1-4 unit rental properties.

  Mankato community rallies around young mom battling cancer

Jessica Reedstrom learned in August that her breast cancer is back, but this time it is stage 4.

  Victory Drive Memorial on Highway 22 set to be finished for Veteran’s Day

Progress is being made to finalize the Victory Drive Memorial south of Mankato on Highway 22.

  MSU celebrates Constitution Day with flag raising

Constitution Day or Citizen Day recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens.