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  Sports Extra: Winter Week 9

Sports Extra highlights from Feb. 21, 2020.

  KEYC Weather Now Forecast

MSU falls to Upper Iowa

Mankato kitchen fire causes $20,000 in damages

Erina Prom joins Alan Mackenthun in race for District 20A House bid

  Pick of the Litter: Thor

  Cash Wise in Waseca announces closure

Continued Coverage

  DNR reminds anglers to not leave behind litter when removing fish houses for season

  Rep. Jim Hagedorn talks cancer, re-election in sit-down interview

  Ag Symposium addresses mental health concerns in rural America

  Maverick Hockey Quick Hits

  Officer Arik Matson continues road to recovery, now able to walk

  Grain Bin Safety Week is represented at the Minnesota State Capitol with grain storage facility safety legislation

  SCC Culinary Arts program welcomes students from Spain, France

This is part of a partnership that allowed SCC Culinary students to go to Spain in 2019.

  CBD: From Seed to Shelf Pt. IV — How CBD retailers educate customers about product

The CBD Centers in Mankato is available to answer any questions that customers may have about CBD and CBD products.

  The Wooden Spoon bakes delicious sticky buns for National Sticky Bun Day

Natasha Frost from the Wooden Spoon joined KEYC News at Noon with sticky buns made from locally produced ingredients for National Sticky Bun Day.

  Honoring those who help the elderly and people with disabilities on National Caregivers Day

Christine Nessler with Freedom Home Care in Mankato joined KEYC News Now at Noon to talk about the work that caregivers do, and how people can become a caregiver themselves.

  New events from Minnesota DNR; ice fishing shelter removal deadline approaching

  Mankato YMCA offering free express classes for Leap Day

  Former Waseca bar owner sentenced

  Man who robbed Mankato Casey’s General Store sentenced to prison

  Minnesota, Blue Earth County prepare for the presidential nomination primary

Belle Plaine graduate to participate in Team USA tryouts

Jackson County Central’s Hesebeck scores 1,000th point; makes JCC history

During the game, JCC senior Andrew Hesebeck would become the fifth Husky in Jackson County Central boys’ basketball program history to score his 1,000th career point.

  Landon’s Law passes out of first committee in an effort to improve safety on the farm

A moving testimony by Michele Gran alongside Sen. Nick Frentz, led to a bill with the goal of improving safety on the farm, passing through committee on Thursday.

  St. Peter takes down Worthington

St. Peter goes on to win, 78-61.

  Prep Athlete: Madelia’s Ja’Sean Glover

Madelia sophomore Ja’Sean Glover is shattering program records this season for the boys’ basketball team.

  West tops East in cross-town match-up

Mankato West goes on to win, 61-58.

  Scarlets top Tigers to advance to Section 1A Semi-finals

Mankato West tops Albert Lea 4-2

  Cougars top Bulldogs in Section 1A Quarterfinals

Mankato East/Loyola tops Minnesota River 4-2

  Police: Minnesota recycling plant fire under control for now

Authorities say no one has been reported hospitalized because of the fumes and no firefighters have been hurt.

  Cambria brings ‘They Lied. We Know.’ campaign to Mankato Area Public Schools

Organizers will be at the East vs. West basketball game on Thursday to hand out t-shirts and towels to raise awareness.

  Waseca, Albert Lea mayors proclaim Saturday Arik Matson Day

Mayors of Albert Lea and Waseca proclaim Saturday, Feb. 22 Arik Matson Day, in honor of the officer who was shot while on duty in January.

  Landline, Blue Earth Taxi collaborate for simplified travel to MSP International Airport

Landline and Blue Earth Taxi launched its door-to-door pickup service.

  A look at how this year’s Black History Month theme of voting is being spotlighted at MSU Mankato

Minnesota State Mankato leaders share how they plan to inform the community on voting rights at the upcoming 44th annual Pan African Conference.

  Local nurse goes above and beyond to help patients

Annie Voges, a registered nurse at Mayo Clinic Health System — Mankato, quickly stepped in even outside the hospital walls.

Iowa Lakes Community Colleges awards $515,000 in scholarships to students

The program is available to high school graduates and adults who are seeking to improve their skills.

Gislason & Hunter LLP awarded ‘Best in Class Performance for HR Management’

The award is part of a national benchmarking survey completed by 2,307 mid-sized employers from across the country.

Iowa Lakes Community College, others earn top Military Friendly designation

The “Top 10 Gold” designation is the highest honor a school can achieve through the Military Friendly program.

Sleepy Eye native awarded Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association scholarship

The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association awards scholarships annually to individuals pursuing a degree to become a Minnesota Peace Officer.

  The Paw pet resort keeps pets happy and healthy while the family is away

Ami Weir from The Paw joined KEYC News Now at Noon to talk about the services they provide for animals left in their care.

  Long Dog Apparel offers clothes and gifts that are perfect for pet lovers

Tanya, founder and owner of Long Dog Apparel, joined KEYC News Now at Noon for National Love Your Pet Day to show off some of the items they have at the store.

Schmeeckle Foundation grants awarded in Martin County

More than $220,000 has been awarded between seven nonprofit organizations within the county, including $150,000 for the Habitat for Humanity of Martin and Faribault Counties.

  City of Mankato encourages residents to participate in the 2020 Census

Kurt Klinder from the City of Mankato joined KEYC News Now Morning to talk about the importance of participating in the 2020 census.

  Mankato local creates coach bus company for event-goers

Jonny Christensen from Kicker Coaches joined KEYC News Now Morning to talk about how he started his own business.

  Mankato Area Public Schools stresses importance of census data for school district

In the past, the school district has used funding to help start various programs.

  “Miracle on Ice” player John Harrington reflects on historical victory

Saturday, Feb. 22 marks the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Men’s Olympic hockey team defeating the Soviets in a 4-3 final. MSU Mankato Women’s hockey head coach John Harrington, a member of the 1980 Olympic team, joined KEYC News Now This Morning to reflect on the team and its historic victory.

Alan Mackenthun announces candidacy for House District 20A

Alan Mackenthun announced Wednesday that he will be campaigning for the seat that is currently filled by Republican Rep. Bob Vogel of Elko New Market.

  Feature Film: SILO sparks emotion and pushes for farm safety education, awareness

Tears were shed and comments from the crowd saying this was long overdue proceeded after the showing of the SILO film, the first feature film about grain entrapment and the devastation that follows.

  Vikings improve to 20-3 on the season

BLC tops Crown College 82-63

  Golden Gusties fall to Saint Mary’s

GAC falls in final home game of season

  MnDOT has a special tool to remove ice from roadways

There’s only one in our district, but MnDOT says it may purchase more in the near future.

  Previewing the boys’ hockey section tournament

KEYC News Now Sports Director Rob Clark joins Lauren Andrego on KEYC News Now at 6:30 to preview the boys’ high school hockey section tournaments that are scheduled to begin this week.

Authorities ID employee who was killed in barn collapse

A Worthington, Minnesota, man was killed when equipment collapsed on him in a barn in northwest Iowa.

  Triple Play: Episode 12

On this edition of Triple Play, Rob, Ally, and Mary preview the boys' basketball section tournament, teams to watch leading up to the State Tournament, section individual wrestling tournament, previewing the gymnastics State Tournament and much more.

  St. James emergency nurse practitioner returns from medically assisting at a Calif. quarantine site

A St. James emergency nurse practitioner who was deployed to medically assist evacuees from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak returns home.

  Spring flooding likely again throughout southern Minnesota

“We’ve had a really wet fall. Soil is saturated, streams are running bank full for the most part and local lakes are full,” explained DNR Hydrologist Todd Piepho.

  American Legion National Commander visits Mankato

The American Legion's National Commander James "Bill" Oxford is on a nationwide tour to speak with veterans across the country, and he says he's noticed a commonality amongst post-9/11 veterans.

Rep. Jim Hagedorn reveals his battle with kidney cancer

In a news release from Hagedorn’s Congressional Office, Hagedorn said that he was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer on February 15, 2019.

  Maverick seniors to play final regular season home game in weekend series against Chargers

"They’ve helped elevate our culture and set what the standard is both on and off the ice."

Fire at Minnesota recycling plant affecting air quality

Officials are monitoring the air quality in a small Minnesota community where a fire at a metal recycling plant has burned for more than 24 hours.

  Prep Athlete: LCWM’s Alexis Cloyd

"When it comes time for games she really dials it in."

Authorities respond to semi vs. train crash in Brown County

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday afternoon that the agency, along with others, responded to a crash involving a semi and train near Cobden, Minnesota.

287 airports to receive infrastructure grants from Department of Transportation

Gray DC talked with FAA Deputy Administrator Dan Elwell about what the grants mean for the airports.

  Rural fire departments invited to apply for grain bin rescue training, equipment from Nationwide

The goal with Nationwide’s contest and the campaign is to help prevent injuries and fatalities by promoting safe bin-entry procedures when entry is necessary.

  Skin Essentials offering lip filler products and services

Lisa Montag from Skin Essentials joined KEYC News Now at Noon to talk about natural lip fillers and how they work.

  Visiting with a stylist for National Lash Day

Cherre Metcalf from Indulge Salon & Tanning joined KEYC News Now at Noon to talk about lash specialists they offer.

  Lawmakers, organizations push for smoking and vaping restriction

The House Education Policy Division in the Minnesota House of Representatives has moved forward two anti-vaping bills. One would require vaping awareness and prevention instruction for public school students, the other would create vaping prevention pilot grants.

  Race and raise money to support the homeless at Pedal Past Poverty

Kirsten Becker from Partners for Affordable Housing joined KEYC News Now Morning to talk about their upcoming fundraiser, the Peddle Past Poverty stationary bike race.

  Mankato Pet Cremation helps pet owners dealing with loss

Wendy June from Mankato Pet Cremation joined KEYC News Now Morning to talk about the services they provide for pet owners, vet clinics and the Blue Earth County Humane Society.

Lonsdale teen dies in rollover crash in Le Sueur County

A 17-year-old from Lonsdale is killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Le Sueur County. Authorities say the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Le Sueur County Road 28 and lost control due to the icy roads.

  Officials: No cause yet of fire that destroyed St. Cloud bar

Officials in St. Cloud say they don’t know yet what caused a fire that destroyed a historic downtown bar.

  Influential Senate Republican pushes for ballot verification bill

An influential Senate Republican who held up federal election security funding in the 2019 legislative session is trying tie approval of a new round to her proposal for a provisional balloting system.

American Legion National Commander visiting Mankato

The American Legion National Commander is paying a visit to Mankato, meeting with Minnesota State Mankato student veterans Wednesday.

School in Palo Alto County evacuated after bomb threat

Graettinger School in Palo Alto County, Iowa was evacuated due to an apparent bomb threat.

  Loyola hosts Chillin for a Cure to support families with rare diseases

The 2nd Annual “Chillin’ For a Cure” takes place this weekend, supporting families with rare diseases.

  Cherry Street Ramp hotel proposal may not decrease parking downtown, study suggests

The study says the downtown area contains about 3,000 public parking spaces, and during peak hours between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays less than half are used.

  Developer submits plans to redevelop City Center Hotel

Concept drawings show that changes to the City Center Hotel include removing the pool area to create an open courtyard area and a rooftop bar.

  Dan Feehan shares campaign priorities in sit-down interview

Feehan joined KEYC News Now at 6:30 on Tuesday to share more about his campaign.

  Scarlets top Falcons on senior night

Schoper's 24 points help Scarlets to win over Falcons

  Mankato East tops Rochester Mayo; sets new school record for most consecutive wins with 19

Madson led the Cougars with 36 points