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W’bago helps couple after a fire

“This is nothing I would wish on my worst enemy. It’s devastating.” . These were the words of Ron Howe, who lost his home, possessions, and beloved pet in a span of 20 minutes last weekend. Seemingly, Howe and his wife, Carolyn, were left with nothing after a raging...
WINNEBAGO, MN
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Bikers ride for veteran suicide awareness

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - 22 veterans take their lives each day in America, and Mankato’s 2 Wheels 2 Heal motorcycle ride raises awareness to help all veterans who struggle with mental health issues. “Our big goal today- I can’t emphasize enough- is we know about it, we care,...
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Waseca woman suffers minor injuries when UTV catches fire

A Waseca man suffered minor injuries after a UTV caught fire south of Minnesota Lake. Thursday evening just before 7 p.m., Faribault County deputies, along with the Easton Fire Department, responded to a report of a Polaris Ranger 900 on fire near 51347 200th St. Barbara Kunz, 67, was traveling...
WASECA, MN
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Sprout events offer collaboration for vitality

Throughout the month of June I had the pleasure of visiting with folks from across Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) 20-county region during our Sprout events. These events, which were held in New Ulm, Dundas and Winona, were an opportunity to directly share SMIF’s resources and stories so that more people can take advantage of the funding and support services that we offer to help communities in the region thrive.
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Bersaw lifts Mankato National past Chester Bird in Mulvihill Invitational

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The second day of the 15th Annual Mulvihill Invitational got underway from ISG Field on Saturday morning. Mankato National led off the day’s action with a 5-0 win over Chester Bird. Right-handed pitcher Riley Bersaw recorded 15 strike outs and three hits in the victory, including a two-run home run in the fifth inning.
MANKATO, MN

Pair of late runs push Tigers to win over Braves

The Belle Plaine Tigers entered the confines of Bruce Frank field Friday night to do battle with Le Sueur Braves. A combined 14 hits were spread out throughout the evening, but ultimately it was the Tigers who scored the final two runs in the seventh and ninth inning to pull away and earn a 4-2 victory over the Braves. Tyler Pengilly started on the mound for Le Sueur and would complete six innings of work but did not receive a decision as the game was...
BELLE PLAINE, MN
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Zoey Hanson and Family

This past April, 7-year-old Zoey Hanson and her family presented Jefferson Elementary School in New Ulm with a large donation of pop can tabs. The school conducted a Pop Tab Drive for donations to go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. This non-profit organazation recycles tabs and collects money to fund various programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Three years ago when Zoey was in the hospital, the Ronald McDonald House provided meals for the family during their hospital stay. The Hanson family felt this was a way to say thank you to those who helped them during a difficult time. Zoey and her family donated a 20 gallon container that was over half-way filled with pop tabs.
NEW ULM, MN
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Gardeners come out for second annual Let’s Pollinate event

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The morning rain didn’t stop gardeners from coming to the second annual Let’s Pollinate event at Benson Park. The North Mankato Taylor Library co-hosted the event with the city of North Mankato and Minnesota Landscapes. The goal was to plant flowers and other plants...
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Public defender appointed to Fifth Judicial District judgeship

Kristine Weeks has been appointed to fill a district court judge vacancy in the Fifth Judicial District. Weeks will replace the retiring Kurt Johnson. The seat is chambered in Mankato. Governor Tim Walz announced her appointment yesterday. Weeks is an assistant public defender in the Fifth Judicial District, representing clients...
MANKATO, MN
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MoonDogs Pile on Runs Late to Overcome Rox in Mankato

MANKATO, Minn. – The Mankato MoonDogs defeated the Great Plains West division-leading St. Cloud Rox, 9-3, at ISG Field, Saturday night. Claiming the six-run victory, the MoonDogs improved to 14-13 on the season while taking down the Rox for the first time in their fifth meeting of the season, who now stand 18-6 with the loss.
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Groundbreaking ceremony held for Waseca hospital expansion, renovation

WASECA, Minn. (KEYC) - A special groundbreaking was held at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca Friday. A ceremony kicked off a $4.2 million expansion and renovation of the Emergency Department. Mayo says the finished product will include an improved floor plan and vehicle entry points to increase efficiency. It...
WASECA, MN
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The second annual pollinate event takes place on Saturday

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The City of North Mankato partners with the North Mankato Taylor Library to host its second annual “Let’s Pollinate” event tomorrow. The event is free from 9 a.m. till noon at North Mankato’s Benson Park, off of Tim Road. Some featured activities...
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Eastbound lane of Lee Blvd. to close on June 28

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Drivers who travel eastbound on Lee Blvd. will have to look for an alternate route,. The eastbound (downhill) lane of Lee Blvd. will be closed from Lor Ray Dr. to Belgrade Ave. on Tues., June 28, 6 a.m.-3 p.m. for maintenance by city staff. The...
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