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.

Mankato Township road washed out due to rainy season

  Sinkhole forms in Eagle Lake near storm sewer manhole

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

  Region Nine Development Commission Awarded Grant

  New attractions to discover at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair

Coleman says lung cancer surgery was a success

Continued Coverage

  Five new lawsuits filed in fatal Minnehaha school explosion

  Police seeking driver who fled scene of accident in Nicollet

  Albert Lea man accused of entering former workplace with shotgun

  Welsh Heritage Farms opens up for the summer season

  Riverbend Tennis Classic takes place July 19-21 in Mankato

  Mankato nationally recognized for high water quality

  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

  Hagedorn disinvites Indivisible to District Office

  Mankato needs more rest stops for truck drivers, MnDOT finds

  Mankato Area Pickleball Association seeks sales tax funding for new courts

  MSU football ranked high in preseason poll

Highway 99 detour in Cleveland begins July 29

  Storm leaves debris scattered on Scott County property

No one on the property was hurt nor were any livestock.

Suspect arrested in connection with Cemstone theft and damage

Cemstone Co. suffered approximately $15,000 to $17,000 in damage and loss.

Des Moines council delays action on gun gear ban

Several gun owners attended the meeting to share their objections to the gun gear proposals.

State-employed registered nurses sue for unpaid overtime

Gov. Kim Reynolds claim hundreds of state-employed nurses have not been paid overtime for two years.

Minneapolis suburb reinstates Pledge at council meetings

The St. Louis Park City Council voted to drop the pledge June 17 in an effort to be more inclusive to new residents and non-citizens.

Minnesota man, twice denied passport, is declared US citizen

Attorneys say Mark Esqueda can now get a passport.

  MN Pork Producers urges congress to approve US-Mexico-Canada trade deal

According to the state Agriculture Department, Pork is one of Minnesota’s top agriculture exports and Mexico and Canada are some of the top customers.

  Sen. Klobuchar releases 100 day plan

Klobuchar’s agenda includes a mixture of executive actions and legislation.

  Local photographer turns potholes into art

Potholes are an annoyance Minnesotans face every summer. But one Mankato photographer is turning the nuisance into art.

  Miracle League of North Mankato seeking volunteers

Eric Sletten with the Miracle League of North Mankato joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about the need for summer volunteers.

  Trimont City Council appoints new mayor

Troy Schmidtke gives up his seat on the Trimont City Council to take on new leadership in the city.

Congressman Jim Hagedorn puts end to meetings with Indivisible Group members at district office

Congressman Jim Hagedorn says he and his staff will no longer meet with members of the Indivisible Group of St. Peter and Greater Mankato .

  Minnesota Lake fire destroys safety SASCS equipment

A fire in Minnesota Lake destroys equipment used for local occupational safety and health training.

  MSU Mankato commemorating 50 year anniversary of Apollo 11

Dr. Michael Rutkowski with MSU Mankato’s Dept. of Physics and Astronomy joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk abou how MSU is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11.

  Blue Earth County Historical Society shares a trinket from the 1959 county fair

Jessica Potter with the Blue Earth County Historical Society joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to share a centennial apron that belonged to Evelyn Belgard from Garden City and Vernon Center Twp. in 1959.

  Man allegedly flees state while facing child molestation charges in Blue Earth County

Robello told investigators he "felt guilty" but denied any sexual intent.

  Lake Crystal Police warns of car break-ins

Residents should keep homes and vehicles secure.

Charges: Truck driver watched porn before fatal crash

A Minnesota truck driver is accused of watching pornographic videos before a crash that killed a highway worker standing along an interstate.

  Port Authority of North Mankato holds annual meeting

The group is made up of city council members and business owners with the goal of maintaining quality of life in North Mankato.

  Ruby’s Pop-Up Pantry opens doors in Sherburn

Every third Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Ruby’s Pantry employees and volunteers unload and disperse shares of food and paper products in Sherburn.

  Le Sueur County places moratorium on solar gardens and solar farms

Le Sueur County has now put a moratorium, or a temporary suspension, on solar gardens and farms.

  More sexual assault cases are being reported at college campuses across Minnesota

Data released from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education shows that there were 416 cases of sexual assault reported on college campuses across the state in 2018.

Residents without power in Eagle Lake

Crews are in the community and hope to have power restored around 9:30 p.m.

  Metro beaches closed due to E. coli testing

The testing is performed at a lab in New Ulm.

  Straw fire in Mapleton extinguished by Mapleton, Good Thunder Fire Departments

The pile of straw had to be pulled apart by hand to make sure it was extinguished, which is why Mapleton needed an extra hand.

  Bancroft Police identify bodies found on Friday

Investigators say two of the deaths were ruled homicides, while the third was a suicide.

  Parnaby named NPF Pitcher of the Week

Parnaby struck out 22 in 17.1 innings pitched.

Duluth pursuing study of toxic chemical after refinery blast

The flying shrapnel narrowly missed a tank of hydrogen fluoride, a toxic chemical that can be deadly if inhaled.

  Crews at work trying to get Seven Mile Creek Park back to normal

The park was flooded early in the spring and hasn’t recovered since.

Gov. Walz and Rep. Hagedorn Meet to Promote Highway 14 Expansion

Rep. Hagendorn meets with Gov. Walz on Highway 14 Expansion

  Unique summer camp aims to include everybody

Summer camp is hard to come by for children with disabilities... until now!

  More sexual assaults reported in 2018 on MN college campuses

More sexual assaults are being reported at college campuses across Minnesota.

  Mankato Makerspace hosts Makers Market July 28

The Mankato Makerspace joined KEYC News 12 This Midday to talk about the Mankato Makers Market taking place July 28 from noon to 5 p.m.

  Untested Waters: Feds take small steps toward inspecting more seafood

The FDA has a new strategy for imported food safety, and Congress has increased seafood inspection funds. But the U.S. still lags behind some other countries when it comes to inspections and regulations.

  Lourey out as Walz’s Human Services commissioner

Gov. Tim Walz’s Human Services commissioner has resigned just six months after being appointed.

  Trails at Benson Park closed July 16

Benson Park trails in North Mankato will be closed tomorrow.

  Three arrested, one sought in Albert Lea armed robbery

Three people are arrested and one is sought by police in an armed robbery in Albert Lea.

New Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton school superintendent settles in

The newest leader of the Janesville Waldorf Pemberton School District settles into his new role.

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. The rule, expected to go into effect on Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border alone.

  Twin Cities Summer Jam Takes Over Canterbury Park July 18-20

Jerry Braam joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about Twin Cities Summer Jam kicking off Thursday, July 18 and running through Saturday, July 20.

  Blue Earth County Relay For Life takes place Friday July 19

Oncology nurse manager at Mayo Clinic Health System, Tracy Culbertson, joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about this year’s Relay for Life event

Young Life hosts wash fundraiser to support 2019 summer camp fees

The Young Life leaders were raising money for the 2019 summer camp fees.

  4th showcase of the Dynamic Duos bike polo tournament

More than 70 individuals from all over the United States and Canada assembled for the 4–on–4 tournament–style competition.

  Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery teaches visitors how to make wreaths

The wreaths were made from grape vines from the winery.

  Local photography organization encourages residents to pick up a camera

Co-owner Kristy Johnson said the group focuses on encouraging women to pick up a camera and experience nature.

  Mankato Moondog Josh Elvir set to compete in NWL Home Run Derby and All-Star Game

"Northwoods League has a lot of really good prospects."

  It’s a 70 year celebration for the Comfrey Flower Show

The Floratennial Garden Club held its 70th annual Flower Show today as a part of the Comfrey Community Days.

  A ‘Little House on the Prairie’ cast reunion brings fans to Walnut Grove

45 years have passed since the premiere of Little House on the Prairie and fans from all over came to Walnut Grove for the weekend festivities.

  Hundreds of people attend North Mankato Fun Days parade

More than 2,000 pounds of non-perishable items were also donated for the ECHO Food Shelf.

  Kids take flight through summer reading program

Mankato's Experimental Aircraft Association offered 150 free airplane rides to summer reading participants.

  Former maverick reflects on life before and after college

Life after college has its ups and downs, and for former Minnesota State University- Mankato graduate Cortez Hollis, the ups are definitely outweighing the downs.

  Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office holds second annual youth fishing event

The event at Madison Lake was an office effort to increase community engagement and work with youth in the area.

  Local teen gets to warm up with drum corps one year after playing with them in parade

Eccles said being a part of last years’ parade and tomorrow morning’s warm-up means the world to her son.

  Two-story mural adds more than just color to Old Town

he two-story mural is a collaborative effort with Wooden Spoon’s owner and an artist who grew up in the area.

  New restaurant, Nupá, serving Mediterranean cuisine

A new Mediterranean cuisine restaurant in Mankato opened their doors July 12 and is now open with a full menu of Mediterranean tastes and smells.

Rock ‘n’ roll: Heavy metal fans help man in wheelchair crowd surf

Metal fans at Spain’s Resurrection Fest showed their compassion and inclusive-partying spirit last weekend, hoisting a man in a wheelchair into the air so he could crowd surf.

  The HOPE Center receives grant from OJP

Courtesy of a maintenance grant from the Office of Justice Program, the inside will see a new-found beauty.

  NPF setting positive example at Caswell Park

In an area with multiple collegiate softball programs, the Peppers offer a look at what it takes to be a pro.