KEYC News 12 This Morning

Thousand of food items and $17,000 raised at the “You Can Make A Difference Cookout”

Thousands of food items and money was raised for the 23rd annual KBEW 98.1/Darling International “You Can Make A Difference Campout” which wrapped up last Saturday.

Mankato man accused of stabbing another man now faces first-degree assault charges

  Pick of the Litter - Grace

  Minnesota budget officials projecting $1.3 billion surplus

  A behind-the-scenes look at Feeding Our Communities Partners

  Open Door Health Center offering care, and help for enrolling into a health care plan

  Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo moving to Medford Outlet Mall in 2020

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Pemberton man charged after allegedly violating restraining order

Woman arrested in Mankato for alleged baseball bat assault

  Celebrate the holidays with Christmas at the Hubbard House this weekend

  Mayo Clinic Health System nurses picket outside of hospital Thursday

  Mankato Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker in theaters this month

BB guns found on Waseca school property

Wife of suspected child molester charged with aiding an offender

The wife of a suspected child molester now faces charges in Blue Earth County for attempting to conceal the alleged criminal sexual conduct.

  Over 200 musicians of all ages performing at HOSANNA’s Almost There Christmas Celebration

Sarah Keller from Hosanna Lutheran Church joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about their upcoming Almost There Christmas Celebration.

  Guide to mental health professional from Psychiatrist Dr. Bob Olson

Psychiatrist Dr. Bob Olson from Mankato Clinic joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to explain the difference between different medical professionals who work with mental health patients.

  Tech gifts for kids of all ages from Verizon

David Weissmann from Verizon joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to show off some tech gift ideas for kids of all ages, including tablets and headphones.

  Tips for healthy eating during the holidays from Livea

  Dealing with loss during the holidays and how to cope with grieving

Governor Tim Walz in Mankato for Environmental Congress at MSU-Mankato

Charges filed in alleged stabbing in Mankato

  Y’s Club supports youth YMCA programs with Christmas Tree Lot

  U.S. Marine Corps and DECA supporting Toys for Tots with Spaghetti Dinner

  Run through the Kiwanis Holiday Lights for the YMCA’s Diamond Dash 5k

John Kind from the Mankato Family YMCA joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the 2019 Diamond Dash, presented by Exclusively Diamonds.

  Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign visits Northern Iowa

Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill visit two Northern Iowa cities today as part of his Presidential bid.

  Wintry roads cause numerous crashes over the weekend

State Patrol reports 187 crashes between 10 A-M and 9:30 P-M on Saturday, 21 of those involving injuries with one serious injury crash in Coon Rapids.

  Nine family members killed in South Dakota plane crash

Federal investigators are expected to arrive at the South Dakota site where nine members of an extended Idaho family were killed in a plane crash.

  Minneapolis police: 4 dead in ‘domestic related incident’

Minneapolis police officers responded to reports of a shooting Sunday morning and found two children shot outside of a home. The bodies of two adults were found inside the house.

  O Christmas tree: KEYC News 12 This Morning visits Brewery Hill Christmas Tree Farm

The KEYC News 12 This Morning show crew visited Brewery Hill Christmas Tree Farm in Le Sueur to kick off a holiday tradition many families take part in each year.

  Wintry roads cause hundreds of accidents across the state

Wintry roads have already caused hundreds of accidents across the state.

  Mankato Riverblenders Chorus to be featured in Holiday Harmony on Dec. 1st

The Mankato Riverblenders Chorus joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to give a preview of the Holiday Harmony concert.

  Over 50 businesses participating in Small Business Saturday

Jo Bailey from the City Center Partnership joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about Shop Small Saturday and all the businesses that are participating.

  What’s Up Wednesday - Nov. 27th, 2019

This week’s stories include NASCAR champion Joey Logano breaking the world record for longest Hot Wheels track, a child who is dedicated to helping veterans, and a 82-year-old female bodybuilder who subdued an intruder in her home.

  Discussing youth mental health and suicide as the number of young people affected increases

KEYC News 12 This Morning begins its series on mental health by talking with Professor Thad Shunkwiler about the topic of suicide and its increase in the U.S.

  Setting the Thanksgiving table with Whimsy & Weathered

Denise David from Whimsy and Weathered joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to display a thanksgiving arrangement that’s available at their store.

  Mankato Area Public Schools prepared for winter storms

Superintendent Paul Peterson joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to discuss how Mankato Area Public Schools are prepared for snow and low temperatures this winter.

New health coalition formed in Faribault and Martin Counties

A new health coalition is formed between providers in Faribault and Martin Counties.

Gaylord man faces charges after pursuit on Riverfront Dr.

A Gaylord man faces charges following a brief state patrol pursuit on Riverfront Drive in Mankato.

Brief evacuation at Capitol over small plane

U.S. Capitol and its office buildings briefly evacuated amid concerns about a small aircraft in the area

  Shop small this weekend with the City Center Partnership passport

Jessica Beyer from Greater Mankato Growth joined KEYC News 12 Midday to talk about the City Center Partnership’s passport, encouraging shoppers to support local businesses, as well as other new developments at GMG.

  GSR Fine Art Festival celebrating artists in the Greater Mankato Area

Tom Bliese with the GSR team joined KEYC News 12 to talk about the GSR Fine Art Festival, happening this weekend at the Mankato Civic Center.

  Tips for reflecting on your year, finding self-value, and planning next year’s goals from Darla Makela Coaching

With the end of the year, Life Coach Darla Makela joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to share three tips on how to reflect on your life, understanding your self-value, and how to approach change.

VINE Faith in Action receives grant from the Minnesota Board on Aging

VINE Faith in Action receives grant funding to help support people with dementia and their caregivers.

Public hearings continue tonight for Mankato’s proposed charitable gambling change

Public hearings continue tonight regarding Mankato's proposed changes to its lawful gambling ordinance.

MSU programs recieves funding for community partnerships

Three MSU programs receive $111,000 to help fund partnerships in the community.

Landline offers ride for shoppers on Black Friday

Landline offers a special one-day route for shoppers ready to take on the biggest shopping day of the season at the biggest mall in America.

Mankato man charged with assualt after leading police in pusuit which injured an officer, now in court

A Mankato man appears in court today for charges related to an October police pursuit which sent one officer to the hospital.

  Pick of the Litter - Willow

Mikayla from BENCHS joins KEYC News 12 This Midday to show off this week’s Pick of the Litter, Willow!

  Midwest Farms finishing second hemp harvest

Matt Little from Midwest Farms joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about this year’s hemp harvest and the process they use to collect the crop.

  True Real Estate hosts Coat Drive to help others be ready for winter

George Massad from True Real Estate joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about their upcoming Coat Drive.

  Governor Walz to be in Mankato for Minnesota Township Conference

The Minnesota Association of Townships will hold its Educational Conference and Annual Meeting today and tomorrow at the Mankato Civic Center. The Governor and Secretary of State Steve Simon will be attending the conference.

  Authorities identify couple killed in Dodge County crash

The semi-truck hauling fertilizer rolled into a ditch and burst into flames.

  Fun for the whole family at United Way’s Reading Festival

Laura Murry from Greater Mankato Area United Way joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to discuss the upcoming Reading Festival.

  Profinium shares people’s stories and gives them support with Achieving Dreams

Jeremiah Gaul with Profinium Bank joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about their Achieving Dreams program.

  Celebrate Thanksgiving and more this season at the NEY Nature Center

Jaclyn Jentes from the NEY Nature Center joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk all the events they have planned for the holidays.

  Mankato West DECA teams up with local businesses for “Give Back a Pack”

Indya Campbell from Mankato West DECA joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about their upcoming book drive and what DECA is all about.

  Kiwanis Holiday Lights ahead of schedule for this year’s light show

Scott Wojcick with the Kiwanis Holiday Lights team joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about some new parts of the display, such as a tribute to veterans.

  Blue Earth County Historical Society to host Christmas at the Hubbard House

Jessica Potter with the Blue Earth County Historical Society joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to discuss an upcoming Christmas at the Hubbard House, plus share some gift ideas from their shop.

Spirit Lake police searching for man wanted in gas station stabbing

43-year-old Teangelo Grice is wanted in connection to a reported stabbing at a gas station in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

  Charges filed against man accused of robbing Casey’s General Store

24-year-old Daniel Schultz of Mankato is formally charged with two felony counts of second-degree aggravated robbery and simple robbery.

  Police in Redwood Falls searching for suspects who stole items from vehicles

Authorities in Redwood Falls ask for the public's help in identifying suspected thieves taking items from vehicles. Anyone with information on two suspected thieves caught on camera are asked to contact the Redwood Falls Police Department.

  Holtmeier Construction offers $5,000 reward for information on vandalism

Holtmeier Construction offers a five-thousand dollar reward for information related to vandalism of one of its utility projects.

  Kyle Fokken Exhibition at the Emy Frentz Art Guild exhibited closes Sunday

Noelle Lawton with the Twin Rivers Council for the Arts joined KEYC News 12 Midday to talk about the Kyle Fokken exhibition, and some Christmas themed events.

  Kiwanis Holiday Lights set to start November 29th

It was announced Sunday night that the annual Kiwanis Holiday Lights is slated to open on November 29th.

  Christmas gifts for young musicians from Music Mart

Jeremy Friedrichs Jr. from Music Mart joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about Christmas gifts for students, and the types of instruments available.

  Barnes & Noble, Fleetfarm support Toys For Tots with book drive and Stuff-a-Bus

Jim Hammock with Toys for Tots joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about their kickoff and the events they have planned leading up to Christmas.

  “Great American Smokeout” at MSU-Mankato raises awareness for vaping addiction

To help combat the current vaping epidemic, Minneosta State University - Mankato’s Department of Health Science is joining a nationwide effort to provide quitting resources for students.

  MSU-Mankato highlights Hunger and Homelessness Week with food drive

Fraternity and Sorority students at Minnesota State University - Mankato are partnering with the university’s community engagement office all week to recognize Hunger and Homelessness Week, which begins today.

Hennepin County to help fund testing of 1,700 Minneapolis rape kits

County officials in Minneapolis say they will pay for additional help to examine about 1,700 rape kits that have never been tested, some of which date back 30 years.

  Get outdoors this Thanksgiving for new events at Minnesota state parks

Dan Ruiter with the Minnesota DNR joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to discuss upcoming events this Thanksgiving at Minnesota State Parks and their new online deer tracker.

Laborers Local 563 helping students find careers after high school with Construct Tomorrow

Stacey Karels with Laborers Local 563 joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to discuss Construct Tomorrow, an opportunity for students learn about careers in construction.

  Project for Teens discusses role in reducing vaping in schools

Project for Teens discusses role in reducing vaping in schools

  Southern Minnesota Christmas Festival is this weekend

Southern Minnesota Christmas Festival is this weekend

Hutchinson Police investigate school threat report

The department says it received a phone call yesterday from a concerned parent who reported the threat. Authorities say they have investigated the threat, spoken to the school and students involved and have determined it to be unsubstantiated.

  Snowbirds of Amboy getting ready for winter with new clubhouse and youth training

Randy Hanson with the Snowbirds of Amboy joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about their new clubhouse and the services they provide.

  Minn’Ohana Brew Pub coming soon to Old Town Mankato

Nik Proehl from Minn’Ohana Brewery joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about their new Brew Pub coming soon to Old Town Mankato.

  Federal officials reject BUILD grant request for Highway 14 expansion

Federal transportation officials turn down a request for grant money for the Highway 14 four-lane expansion project.

  South Central College offering courses in American Indian Studies

For American Indian Heritage Month, Dr. Amy Magnus joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about their American Indian Studies classes at South Central College.

  Raising awareness for men’s health with “No Shave November”

Dr. Colin Weerts from the Mankato Clinic joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to discuss how “No Shave November” raise awareness for issues in men’s health, such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Record-breaking cold freezing Minnesota lakes early

Record-breaking cold temperatures are freezing Minnesota lakes weeks earlier than normal

  Prairie Lakes offering $1,000 Artist Career Development grant for local artists

Brenda Byron, Executive Director at Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about their Artist Career Development grant.