Authorities investigating gasoline leak at southern Minnesota gas station
Local and state officials are investigating a gasoline leak discovered earlier this week at a gas station in Lake Crystal, Minn., west of Mankato. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said Friday the leak at the Collis C Store along State Highway 60 has allowed gasoline to enter groundwater and the city’s sanitary sewer system.
Update: Local Mankato girl found
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - : A local family was asking the public for help in finding a young girl, who had gone missing. She has been located and is reported to be safe. Thank you to the community for coming together to help find Marley.
East scores 14 unanswered in dominant win against West
NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) -The Mankato East Cougars softball team defeated Mankato West 14-3 in six innings of the section 2-3A semifinals. West will play New Prague Tuesday while the Cougars will await the winner of the losers bracket.
7 West Taphouse gets a new look
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The 7 West Taphouse in Mankato is closing their doors and getting a new look. In a Facebook post, the restaurant announced that tomorrow, Saturday, will be their last day. After four and a half years of being in Mankato, the owners have decided to bring...
State threatening to seize 10 boats at Ala Wai Boat Harbor, citing expired permits
The North Mankato Splash Pad is now open for the summer. This is the second year for the pad with a newly constructed shelter which will provide shade and restrooms.
‘No Mow May’ ends next week
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - With Memorial Day weekend coming up, the City of Mankato is reminding residents to mow their lawns next week. “No Mow May” wraps up with the turn of the calendar next Thursday, meaning the city’s lawn-keeping ordinance will go into effect once again. Homeowners...
Jury finds Mankato man guilty of 2021 rape & murder of toddler
A jury has found a Mankato man guilty of the rape and murder of a toddler in 2021. Lee Wayne Young Jr, 18, who was 16 years old when he committed the crime, was found guilty on numerous felony counts of first-degree murder and criminal sexual conduct. In April 2021,...
North Mankato Splash Pad opens for summer
The North Mankato Splash Pad has opened for the summer, along with a new on-site shelter. The newly-constructed shelter is located east of the Splash Pad at 1875 Howard Dr W, and provides shade, seating, and restrooms for the splash pad, Fallenstein Playground, and Fallenstein Field patrons. The shelter is...
Motorcyclist sustains life-threatening injuries after crash in Nicollet Township
NICOLLET TOWNSHIP, Minn. (KEYC) - A New Ulm man was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with life-threatening injuries following a crash on Thursday. Minnesota State Patrol says Matthew Gregory Gulden, 56, crashed his motorcycle when it straightened out while on the Hwy 111 roundabout over Hwy 14 in Nicollet.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SET UP, TEAR DOWN OF AVENUE OF FLAGS
The New Ulm Memorial Day program is Monday and, as is the case every year, volunteers are needed to help put up and take down the Avenue of Flags. Coordinator of the program Kris Schneeberg says the New Ulm High School baseball team is helping with that but they are looking for more help. Set up will be at 7 am, take down at 4 Monday. The parade will be in the cemetery only Monday starting at 9:30 with the Memorial Program starting at 10.
Mankato City Council temporarily pauses cannabis sales ahead of marijuana legalization
MANKATO, Minn. — The Mankato City Council voted this week to place a temporary pause on cannabis sales within city limits for up to a year, becoming one of the first cities in Minnesota to make such a move as the state prepares to legalize recreational marijuana on Aug. 1.
New Ulm Man Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Crash
A New Ulm man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Thursday night near Nicollet. The State Patrol says 56-year-old Matthew Gulden was taken to HCMC in Minneapolis for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The Patrol says Gulden was traveling southbound on Highway 111 over Highway 14 and “straightened out the...
The #1 Southern restaurant in Mankato, according to Yelp—plus, see the runners-up
Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated Southern restaurants in Mankato using data from Yelp.
Lookout Drive temporarily closed
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Here’s a note for motorists this morning. The northbound Highway 169 exit ramp to Lookout Drive in Mankato will be temporarily closed. The closure will go from 9 a.m. to noon. According to MnDOT, the closure is for a temporary patching operation. MnDOT says more...
Private schools looking to expand with enrollment growth
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Area private high schools have finished their school years, and are now looking at expansion to account in a recent growth in enrollment. Private schools have become an increasingly popular option for families over past few years. Minnesota Valley Lutheran and Loyola Catholic both wrapped up...
RIVERBEND STUDENTS GRADUATE
Eighteen River Bend students graduated Tuesday in ceremonies at the New Ulm Community Center. The two student speakers were Noah Krueger and Austin Northquest. Northquest shared how Riverbend aided his educational journey. Riverbend’s mission is to take students who struggled at other schools and put them on the right path. Teacher Melissa Bockelman was chosen by the students to speak. She used the message of “just keep going,” noting there will be struggles and challenges and some setbacks but when life gets hard, just keep going. She also noted that the future has incredible potential.
NEW ULM MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM
The New Ulm Memorial Day Observance will be held Monday morning in the New Ulm city cemetery. The parade will start the day at 9:30. The parade this year will be only in the cemetery, proceeding down Cemetery Avenue. The program will start at 10 with Brian Gramentz the MC. He is the current Post Commander of American Legion Post 132. Coordinator of the program Kris Schneeberg says there will be three speakers as well. Recent New Ulm graduate Mitchell Schotzko will give the Gettysburg Address and Nathaniel Janssen will give the Memorial Address. Keynote speaker will be retired Deputy Commander of the 34th Red Bull Division in 2012 Jeff Bertrang. There will be numerous musical selections as well and the naming of veterans who passed away in the past year. Volunteers are still needed to help set up the Avenue of Flags at 7 and then help tear down at 4 Monday. We encourage to attend the program, but if you can’t, you can hear it on KNUJ starting at 10. The Sleepy Eye Memorial Day Program will start roughly around 9:30 and will be heard on SAM 107.3.
East and West ready for battle in the softball section semifinals
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - We are less than 14 hours away when Mankato East and Mankato West battle in the section semifinals. First pitch is scheduled for noon Saturday at Caswell Park.
LeSueur-Henderson advances to section championship with wins against New Ulm and Fairmont
NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) -The LeSueur-Henderson Giants softball team defeated the New Ulm Eagles 9-4 in the section 2-2A quarterfinals Saturday. In the semifinals against Fairmont, they won in a low scoring game 2-1. The Giants advance to the section 2-2A championship game on Thursday against the winner of the...
Public notices for the week of May 28, 2023
At a public meeting conducted by the Joint Blue Earth and Faribault County Board of Commissioners, sitting as the Drainage Authority for Joint County Ditch 1, on May 2, 2022, it was moved and seconded to adopt the following Findings and Order:. Findings:. 1. The Joint Blue Earth and Faribault...
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