FOOD & DRINK
Personalized gift ideas at Mankato Vintage Market
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Looking to add a special personal touch to your holiday gift this year? Mankato Vintage Market is in studio to help!
St. Peter’s Cheese and Pie Monger moves to Lake Crystal
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The Cheese and Pie Monger St. Peter location will be closing and they will be moving to a location in Lake Crystal after the holidays. This is due to the growing business at their Lake Crystal facility. The location in St. Peter has been around for...
Step into a Victorian Christmas Wonderland: Experience the Magic at Christmas at Hubbard House!
🎄 Get into the holiday spirit at the Christmas at Hubbard House tours! 🏰🎅 Mankato's historic Hubbard House is opening its doors this weekend for a festive holiday experience. 🎉 Step into a Victorian Christmas wonderland as you explore the beautifully decorated home. 🎁🏰
Annual Nakato CADA Toy Drive
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Looking to give back this holiday season while enjoying drinks and music? Nakato Bar and Grill has got you covered. CADA is in to talk about what to expect and how to get involved with their ninth annual CADA Toy Drive tomorrow, Dec. 2.
Beyond Kato Living: Huntley Cafe
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Tucked inside a farming community is a gem that doubles as a place where people grab their mail & their grub. Our latest Beyond Kato Living segment takes us to this post office, cafe combo that locals truly rely on to start their day. Check out the Huntley Cafe.
Gormet popcorn with Leuer Farms
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - If you’re on the hunt for some unique gift ideas for family and friends, we’ve got a great option for you today. Leuer Farms is here to tell us all about their colorful gourmet popcorn.
MSU Mankato’s Fall Dance Concert begins Thursday
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - It’s an event performing arts students have been waiting for all year!. Minnesota State University (MSU), Mankato’s Ted Paul Theatre hosts the 2023 Fall Dance Concert starting Thursday. The performances are full-length concerts featuring choreography created by the combined efforts of faculty, students and...
VINE Adult Community Center to hold holiday Art-on-the-Cart Sale
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Holiday shoppers looking for something with an artistic flair need not look any further than The VINE Adult Community Center. Shoppers may buy handmade holiday items from local artists at the VINE Adult Community Center. VINE’s Art-on-the-Cart will showcase handcrafted items, such as watercolor and acrylic...
Comfort food with Cozy Kitchen Creations
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - What’s better than comfort foods that you don’t have to make yourself? We introduce you to the owner of new business Cozy Kitchen Creations.
Experience the Thrills of Drag About It! An Open Stage Competition
Get ready to witness a thrilling display of talent, creativity, and charisma at the upcoming event: Drag About It! An Open Stage Competition. This spectacular event is set to take place on Sat, Dec 02, from 7pm to 10pm at the vibrant Wine Cafe located at 301 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato, MN 56001.
Mankato singer Mal Murphy to release “Grow Up”
Mal Murphy, a songwriter and singer from Mankato, will release her first album, “Grow Up,” Dec. 13, 14, and 16. On these dates she will perform in Mankato. “My inspiration for music mostly came from my mother, Tracy. Although a lot of my family members are musical, my mother and I have the most similar taste in music. That is probably because I grew up listening to her music, which was a combination of Ani DiFranco, The Cure, Neil Young, The Indigo Girls, The Decemberists, The Beatles, and many more. I grew up singing because my mother was always singing, so it came naturally to also sing myself, and then later on I taught myself to play the guitar on her guitar from when she was young.
Bells of the Bluffs ensemble plans Red Wing concert for Dec. 3
Bells of the Bluffs Handbell Ensemble will bring “A Time for Peace,” the group’s 2023 Christmas concerts, to Mankato and Red Wing in early December. The wide-ranging program, including traditional holiday favorites and inspiring newer compositions, promises to deliver a memorable holiday experience. Two concerts are planned:
Christmas at Hubbard House tours this weekend
Mankato’s Hubbard House will open this weekend for holiday tours. The historic home is decked out in Victorian Christmas decor and a cast of characters will greet visitors on their self-guided tours on Saturday, December 2 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, December 3 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Unleash Your Inner Dancer: Experience the Electrifying 2023 Fall Dance Concert!
Location: Ted Paul Theatre, Earley Center for Performing Arts, Mankato, Minnesota. 📢 Hey there, party people! 🎉 I've got some exciting news for all you dance enthusiasts out there! 🕺💃 Get ready to groove because the 2023 Fall Dance Concert is coming to town! 🍂🎭
Cozy cocktails with Flask
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Now that the colder weather has arrived, it’s the perfect time to talk drinks that’ll warm you right up. In with how to make a cozy cocktail is Caitlyn Corrow from Flask.
Local author Richard Meyer
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - There is so much talent in our region, and we love to boast about it! One of these talented locals is author Richard Meyer. Richard is in with his newly published book about his mother, “Wise Heart: The Storied Life of Gert Klugherz Meyer.”
How to sew on a button
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - When was the last time you learned or tried something new? We have the perfect opportunity to do just that today. In the studio, we have Clare and Sarah with Pins and Needles here to teach us about how to sew on a button.
“Barbie Land” takes over CSU Ballroom
On Nov. 16 the “The Barbie Movie” was shown at the Ostrander Auditorium. Alongside free admission, attendees were encouraged to dress in pink for a chance to win a $50 prize in a raffle held at the end of the movie. Eyuel Gezahegn, a member of the Student...
Taste of Mankato: 4 Traditional American Dishes That Will Captivate Your Palate
In this piece, we're exploring four quintessential dishes from traditional American cuisine right here in Mankato. Have you had a chance to sample any of these culinary delights? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Mankato Health Alert: Stronger Thighs May Prevent Knee Replacement Surgery. Doctor Explains
The Big Picture: Dr. Shelandra Bell, Family Medicine. says, "Stronger thighs mean stronger knees!" Doctor's Expert Insights About Knee Health in Minnesota. Know this: "This research continues to build on the idea that you can take preventative steps to improve your health outcomes! Boosting your strength in your thighs has been shown to be an effective way to delay the need for knee replacement! The quadriceps, the thigh's powerhouse, play a key role in mobility and movement. If you are able to do so, engaging in exercises like squats and lunges can build stronger thigh muscles. This simple, proactive approach can significantly reduce the likelihood of knee surgery, benefiting anyone, especially those at risk for osteoarthritis. Another benefit of stronger thighs? You reduce your fall risk!" Dr. Adriana Davis, Family Medicine.