Crash closes Highway 14 between Nicollet and Courtland

Local broadband projects get state grant funding

Mayor of Eagan arrested for drunken driving

Iron Range city of Hibbing debates gun control bills

  Blue Earth County History Center celebrates Snow Kato Days with History Hunt

  Treating seasonal affective disorder during cold and dreary weather

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  Companies develop clothing lines supporting Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson

  Barbershop filled with sounds of bluegrass, folk music

  Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Board presents 36th annual Pathfinder Awards

  Cougars claw past Packers for 58-52 win

State Patrol: New Ulm woman killed in crash near Courtland

Mankato Loyola defeats Madelia in 3OT thriller

  Trio of Mavericks earn conference honors

Three Minnesota State Mavericks earned conference honors for their efforts for their respective teams last week.

VINE Faith in Action to host presentation about history of Mankato Post Office

Originally built in 1896, before being expanded in 1932 and 1965, the Mankato Post Office’s building is for sale, as the postal service will be moving to a new location in spring 2020.

BECHS seeking volunteers for Board of Trustees

All openings are for a three-year term ending in March 2023. An application deadline has been scheduled for Jan. 31, with all applications being submitted at the BECHS, located at 424 Warren Street in Mankato.

Snow emergency declared for Mankato’s downtown corridor

The snow emergency is scheduled to expire at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

  Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota keeps bodies, minds of area youth active

  St. Peter teen killed in crash near Nicollet

  Ouren Instruments in North Mankato repairs, recycles old guitars and banjos

  Local business is the site of a couple movie scenes

Hockey Day Minnesota coming to Mankato in 2021

  Arts Center of Saint Peter adds second floor

Prince wrongful death case dismissed; estate case continues

The dismissals largely close one legal chapter in the superstar’s legacy, even as efforts drag on to value and dispose of his estate once pegged at around $200 million.

Minnesota State Fair to add metal detectors at gates

No incidents involving weapons have been reported inside the fairgrounds recently, according to Minnesota Public Radio News.

  Open Arts Minnesota creates artistic opportunities for people of diverse abilities

Wilbur Neushwander-Frank, Founding Director of Open Arts Minnesota joined KEYC News 12 Midday to share how they create artistic opportunities through theater for people diverse abilities.

  Daughter of civil rights activist recounts growing up during movement

Donzaleigh Abernathy, the youngest daughter of the American civil rights movement co-founder Rev. Dr. Ralph David, spoke at Gustavus Adolphus College today to share what it was like to grow up with civil rights activists.

  MSU Mankato hosts “The Opioid Fix” Documentary screening on Jan. 29

Thad Shunkwiler from Minnesota State University-Mankato joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about their upcoming screening of “The Opioid Fix.”

  Wooden Spoon works with local farmers to create unique meals and treats

Sous Chef Briann Klevin from the Wooden Spoon joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to share some tasty treats and talk about their monthly “Farm to Wooden Spoon” four-course dinner.

  Watching Your Wallet: How to become a 401(k) millionaire

From using a specialized retirement plan to considering using a "robo advisor," experts explain how you can grow your retirement savings.

  MSU-Mankato hosts 36th Annual Pathfinder Awards Monday night

The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Board presents the 36th Annual Pathfinder Awards tonight at Minnesota State University-Mankato.

Minnesota State Patrol reports 876 crashes statewide over the weekend

Minnesota State Patrol reports 876 crashes statewide between 5 a.m. Friday and 9:30 Sunday night.

  A look behind the cameras catching Maverick Hockey

Students gain hands-on experience with live television, broadcasting Minnesota State University, Mankato hockey.

  Govenaires competing marching group welcomes new members

Competing drum and bugle corp, the Govenaires, kicks off their 2020 season.

  Locals keep warm with chili cook-off

Star Cycle hosted it's annual chili-cook off, inviting the public to come sample and vote on chili recipes.

  Digging Out: Residential and business plowing options

A look at residential and business plowing options in the area as snow hits the area.

  City of Mankato calls snow emergency

During a snow emergency, temporary parking is available at no cost in the Mankato Place and Civic Center parking ramps.

  Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

Meghan and Harry are no longer working members of the British royal family.

  MnDOT crews prepare cleanup, remind public about dangers while driving

The biggest reminder for traffic: don’t get too close or try to pass a snowplow if it is not safe to do so.

Brand to host community conversation; public invited

All members of the community are invited to attend this free and public event that will discuss the community’s goals and values leading into the 2020 Legislative Session.

  Six Mavs score in win over Falcons

MSU tops BGSU, 6-3.

  Mavericks top Huskies 5-3 in game one of series

Two goals a piece from Sederberg and Traux lift Mavs to 5-3 win

Hagedorn to host mobile office hours in Vernon Center

During this time, community members are invited to seek help that they need with a federal issue or agency.

City of Mankato offering commercial loans for interior, exterior improvements

The loans are to be used for exterior and interior improvements on commercial properties that are located within Mankato city limits.

Students, public invited to 5th annual MLK Day of Service at Minnesota State Mankato

Students and the public are invited to attend the MLK Day of Service event and work on different projects for many community organizations.

  Driving hazards won’t end with snow, officials warn

Here locally, snow isn’t supposed to stop until just before sunrise, but officials say that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods just yet.

  Health professional provides shoveling tips as snow blankets much of US

More snow means more shoveling, and as temperatures drop, you may have to also battle the winter elements.

  North Mankato Police Officers sworn-in

The addition of Officers Larson and Vitzthum boosts the department’s ability to properly cover it’s peace officers on patrol.

  Medical spa comes to Mankato

A new medical spa offers skin services to the greater Mankato area, ranging from botox to chemical peels and more.

  Southworth surpasses 200 wins

“It’s kind of neat, it just says I’ve been here a long time."

Body found in highway median in Shakopee

A passerby called 911 Thursday about 3 p.m. after spotting the body in the median of Highway 169.

Snowplows to be removed from multiple southern Minn. counties until conditions improve

Visit for more weather information, including closings, weather alerts and road conditions.

  Maverick Hockey Quick Hits

Mary Rominger presents this week’s 'Quick Hits' as the Minnesota State Mavericks Men’s and Women’s Hockey teams prepare for their weekend matchups.

  January flu numbers higher than last year

So far this year, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato has diagnosed 90 cases of the flu. In all of January 2019, only 48 cases came back positive for the whole month.

  Early voting begins in Minnesota

Minnesota's primary election isn't until Super Tuesday on March 3, but voting begins today as polls open across the state for early voting.

  Minnesota DNR postpones Candlelight Hike at Rice Lake State Park; more events to come at state parks

Dan Ruiter joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about events that have been postponed and Take Your Kid Ice Fishing Weekend.

  KEYC News 12 This Morning visits Mt. Kato for skiing; learning the ropes before hitting the slopes

KEYC News 12 This Morning visited Mt. Kato for lessons on skiing from Director of Alpine Services John Romberg.

  GMG partners with Regional Economic Development Alliance to promote the community

John Considine from Greater Mankato Growth joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to discuss their partnership with the Regional Economic Development Alliance.

  Senate impeachment trial to begin next week

For the third time in U.S. history, the Senate is holding an impeachment trial.

  Flags at half-staff on Friday in honor of Howard Lake fireman

Governor Tim Walz orders flags to be flown at half-staff today in honor of a Howard Lake fireman who passed away earlier this week.

  Southern Minnesota Pond Hockey Championship postponed due to weather

The Southern Minnesota Pond Hockey Championship set to take place this weekend in Fairmont has been postponed due to inclement weather.

  Report: Vehicle crashes increased in New Ulm during 2019

New Ulm Police say the uptick in crashes may be because of the Highway 14 Bridge project that redirected more traffic through the town on Broadway Street.

  Prep Athlete: Mankato East’s Jax Madson

"He's a complete player," Head Coach Joe Madson said.

Cyclones top Raiders Thursday night

St. Clair wins 48-35

  Cougars fall to Rochester Century

Cougars drop game to Rochester Century

  Waseca soars past Fairmont

Waseca goes on to win big, 82-45.

JCC’s Wolff sets new program record

Jackson County Central’s Alaina Wolff set a new program during her performance against Luverne on Thursday evening.

  Fight caught on tape prompts concerns about school bus safety

School officials say the incident is being handled as they work to de-escalate tension between those involved, but it leaves some parents wondering about the safety of their children.

Martin County West High School ag instructor receives national award

Last month, Jessica Daberkow was presented with the Carl Perkins Community Service Award.

  Southern Minnesota Pond Hockey Championship kicks off this weekend

With festivities for the Southern Minnesota Pond Hockey Championship kicking off Friday evening with a free community skate and continuing through Sunday and committee members said they’re ready to brave the weather.

ISG announces changes to leadership structure

A nationally recognized architecture, engineering, environmental and planning firm based in Mankato recently announced leadership adjustments within the company.

  Towing in Mankato gets a shakeup

Affordable Towing started out with one truck. That truck has turned into 44 trucks and 30 employees.

  South Central College moving along with major construction project

This $13 million project includes improvements to instructional spaces, labs, technical areas, health science rooms and incorporates collaboration areas for students.

  Lake Washington Regional Park set to receive grant money for improvements

The Regional Park applied for $983,000 to upgrade the parks' campgrounds, extend Lake Washington Park Road, and add a 1.5-mile paved trail loop to increase the accessibility of the deeper areas of the park.

River’s Edge Hospital to make changes to facility entrances

The medical facility’s main entrance will now be located to the Sunrise Drive entrance, across from Gault Park.

  Mankato’s American Legion, VFW prepare to celebrate four chaplains who demonstrated selfless sacrifice during World War II

This year marks the 77th anniversary of the sinking of the US Army Transport Dorchester and the selfless acts of the four Army chaplains aboard.

  Maverick All-Sports Dome hosts its ceremonial ribbon-cutting

The $5.49 million dome is the first of its kind in Mankato.

  MnDOT preparing for approaching winter storm

The winds will limit visibility and pose a threat to MnDOT workers.

Democratic newcomer set to challenge Draheim for senate seat

Jon Olson, who is running as a DFL candidate, is now hoping to take the state senate district 20 seat, currently held by Republican senator Rich Draheim.

  News comedy shows, music, and theater coming soon to the Fairmont Opera House

Blake Potthoff from the Fairmont Opera House joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to discuss the new shows they have coming up.

  Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Tournament honors a child’s hockey dreams and raises funds for cancer research

Daniel Sprague from Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Tournament joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to discuss their 12th annual tournament.