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Warrant issued in Mower County District Court for Janesville man facing five felony drug sale charges
A warrant has been issued in Mower County District Court for the arrest of a Janesville man who is facing five felony drug sale charges after allegedly selling fentanyl pills to a confidential informant with the Austin Police Department in November of 2022. 25-year old Phabayo Nygare Gilo pleaded not...
Traffic at J-turn at Hwy 99/169 intersection to open on Friday
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - A road construction project in St. Peter is nearing the end stage for the year. Beginning Friday, drivers will be able to use the newly created J-Turn at the intersection of Highway 169 and Highway 99 on the south end of St. Peter. The multi-phase project...
Golden Apple: Janesville’s Jace Emory
The 6th grade teacher covers all general subjects for his students, but specializes in math and social studies.
MN Man Accused of Assaulting Minnesota State Trooper During Byron Drug Arrest
Byron, MN (KROC-AM News)- The Olmsted County Attorney’s Office filed charges Tuesday against a Mankato man accused of assaulting a State Trooper during a drug arrest in Byron this past spring. The criminal complaint says the arrest occurred on April 8 near the eastern Kwik Trip store in Byron.
Big things happening for Mankato’s MYPlace
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Mankato’s MYPlace is making the final push to reach the finish line in its fundraising goal. MYPlace is only $300-thousand away from raising $3.2 million to fund the purchase, remodel and addition to their new Stadium Road location. MYPlace opened in its new location at the start of the school year, and says that the new building gives them new opportunities and space for more students that wasn’t possible in their old location.
Alumcraft to layoff 68 employees at St. Peter manufacturing plant
In a hit to St. Peter’s local economy, one of the city’s major employers, Alumacraft, announced it would be laying off 68 employees at the St. Peter manufacturing facility. For over 50 years, the aluminum boat manufacturer has been a significant employer in St. Peter since moving the aluminum boat manufacturing operations to the community in 1970. The more than 120,000-square-foot plant at W. St. Julien Street had employed nearly 280 people, but the workforce has since been reduced to 207 employees following a notice...
Minnesota State Mankato’s 2023 Homecoming Week Begins Monday, Oct. 2
Events include bonfire, president’s free pancake breakfast, parade, Mavericks on the Mall. Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s annual “Homecoming Week” begins Monday, Oct. 2 and continues through Saturday, Oct. 7 with a weeklong schedule of Homecoming week events that are free and open to the public.
The best way to wear your baby
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Wearing your baby? Sounds weird, but Bonnie Murphy is in with Mankato Area Babywearers to talk about the best holder to use for carrying your baby. There are plenty of different options for different situations and preferences.
Minnesota woman pleads not guilty for theft of a pickup truck in North Iowa
OSAGE, Iowa – A woman has finally entered a plea after two men have already been sentenced for the theft of a pickup truck. Eleana Kuuipo McDonough, 40 of Willmar, Minnesota, has pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree theft. McDonough, Jesse Devlaeminck, 44 of Rochester, and Nathaniel Thompson, 38 of Mankato, were all accused of stealing a pickup truck from Blake’s Auto in Stacyville on October 28, 2021.
Walk arranged to honor former Waseca woman who died from aortic aneurysm
As Tim Carter rushed home, he feared the worst. His son had told him that something was wrong with Mom. Paramedics were on scene and trying to help her, but it didn’t look good. After driving through the rain, likely speeding on the way, parking a block and a half away because of construction and paramedics, and sprinting home, Tim got the news. “I got inside, and an EMT told...
Agriculture elective available for St. Peter students
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Students at St. Peter High School get the option to choose an elective that focuses on agriculture. This class goes over subjects like plants, animals, natural resources, wildlife, and much more. “It really warms my heart and makes me very happy when I get to see...
Lush Cakes Mankato location now open
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - We found just the place to satisfy your sweet tooth. Today is the big day for Lush Cakes, as they just opened their second location in Mankato. We stopped in this morning for their opening day. You can find Lush Cakes at 530 North Riverfront Drive...
Alumacraft hosts big bass fishing tournament on Lake Washington
Local fishermen reeled in loads of lunkers on Lake Washington, in hopes of winning a $2,000 cash prize offered by St. Peter-based boat manufacturer Alumacraft in their Aluminum Fishing Series Tournament. Over 50 participants blasted off the Westwood Marina and took to the waters in 26 aluminum bass boats Sept. 16 on the hunt for a hefty collection of fish which would net them the top dollar winnings. Alumacraft gave away over $6,000 in cash, raffles and prizes in the open team bass tournament in...
Bandwagon adds October 2 dance
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Bandwagon has added another dance to its schedule, featuring Dain’s Dutchmen at the KATO Ballroom in Mankato on Monday, October 2 from 6 until 9pm. Admission to the dance is $12. This is just a dance, and no television show will be taped on October 2.
Pizza Lovers' Guide to Mankato: The 2 Pizzerias You Can't Miss
This article presents a guide to two notable pizza stores in Mankato. Have you had the chance to visit either of them? We'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
Becky Bakes Introduces Breakfast Cupcake on National Pancake Day
In celebration of National Pancake Day and National Breakfast Day, Becky Bakes, a bakery located in Mankato, Minn. (KEYC), introduced their unique 'breakfast cupcake.' This new product was launched on the special day and was inspired by breakfast favorites.
CDL Academy begins lessons at fairgrounds
CDL ACADEMY Above and Beyond CDL Driving Academy is located at 1720 Cannon Road in Northfield. For more information, call the school at 833-512-1200 or visit www.AboveAndBeyondCDL.com 2f2eaf38-ddf8-4378-89ee-5ad3110fc789
Alumacraft laying off 68 workers at its St. Peter plant, a blow to town's economy
Alumacraft Boat Co. has laid off 68 of its employees at its St. Peter, Minn., plant, which city officials say will affect the community's economy. St. Peter city administrator Todd Prafke said approximately a third of the laid-off employees were from St. Peter - a city of about 12,000 - and the rest live in the surrounding area. There are still 207 employees at the location, according to a spokeswoman for Alumacraft's parent company, Canada-based BRP Inc.
Legion holding fundraiser for local heart transplant recipient and veteran
Sharon Smith has a whole new outlook on life, thanks to a brand new heart. For over 20 years, the St. Peter Army veteran has struggled with progressively worsening heart failure. The condition left her short of breath and chronically fatigued, unable to get from place to place without relying on a wheelchair or scooter and living day to day at a high risk of cardiac arrest. But now, for...
Sept. 29: 'Orange Shirt Day' Celebrated at Minnesota State Mankato
Sept. 29: 'Orange Shirt Day' Recognized with Photo Opportunity, Visual Displays at Minnesota State Mankato. Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is inviting the public to recognize “Orange Shirt Day: Remembering Children Lost to Boarding Schools,” which promotes the national “Every Child Matters” movement, by participating in a photo opportunity Friday, Sept. 29 at 12:30 p.m. near the fountain on the campus mall area outside Centennial Student Union.