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St. James man uses his talent for weaving to keep plastic out of our water systems

Since discovering he can achieve his goal by making mats out of plastic grocery bags, he has never looked back. → Read More

FarmAmerica joins over a dozen schools in winning a 2023 Agricultural Literacy grant

Last year, FarmAmerica center hosted over 500 students between eight different schools → Read More

The Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation has announced its Ag Literacy Grant winners for 2023

The Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation has announced its Ag Literacy Grant winners for 2023 → Read More

School districts are coming together creating their 2023 legislative platforms for the upcoming session in Minnesota legislature

Governor Walz' budget will include a more than $700 million general funding boost for public schools over the next two years → Read More

DNR: Watch out for thin ice on frozen lakes

Just because it’s late January, does not mean that the ice is safe. → Read More

The Little Theater in Owatonna receives a generous donation

The Little Theater in Owatonna receives a generous donation of costumes → Read More

Southern Minnesota’s flood outlook

Southern Minnesota's spring flooding outlook explained by meteorologists → Read More

The dust has finally settled on the former Farmer Seed and Nursery building in Faribault

The former Farmer Seed and Nursery building in Fairbault has been demolished. → Read More

Mankato doctor will assist U.S. Alpine ski team internationally

Mankato doctor will travel internationally to attend to the U.S. Alpine ski team → Read More

A referendum for Mankato Area Public Schools may soon be on the books

Mankato Area Public Schools are focusing on present and future operational needs and facility needs in their latest request to voters → Read More

North Mankato continues snow clean up

While they continue to tend the accumulated snowfall, they also focus on clearing drainage. so when melt-off occurs, the water can leave the street; avoiding ice dams. → Read More

Fairmont’s Bean Town Grill is for sale; current owners hope new owners can carry on restaurant’s legacy

Fairmont's Bean Town Grill is for sale; the current owners are hopeful the furure owners can maintain the restaurant's legacy → Read More

January is firefighter cancer awareness month

According to the CDC firefighters are twice as likely to get Mesothelioma, caused by asbestos inhalation, than the general population. When a fire erupts in a home, the synthetic materials in couches, carpets, and cleaning products go up with it. → Read More

Hitting the slopes at Mt. Kato

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - With slightly warmer weather, many people are ready to get back outdoors. Mt. Kato offers that opportunity for some outdoor enthusiasts. The winter storm warnings, blizzard warnings, and windchill warnings have ended, giving us a moment of reprieve. Under much well-deserved sun, and in a post-blizzard haze, skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes. Copyright 2022 KEYC. All… → Read More

National Weather Service declares Blizzard Warning

They all recommend to change travel plans as needed, and to stay aware while on roads-- keeping distraction free.In Mankato, Nick Beck KEYC News Now → Read More

Keeping dogs safe outside during Winter

The most common type of injury they see during winter is abrasion to their snouts and pawpad due to sharp snow crust. → Read More

Still time to give to Holiday Sharing Tree

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The Holiday sharing tree needs to fill 400 giving cards by Sunday at 5pm. The deadline may feel a bit earlier this year, because the holiday season is shorter. Organizers are also allowing those receiving the cards enough time to go out and spend the money on presents, and for some this is their only present. Donors can also remain anonymous. Liz Thiesse, Project Manager… → Read More

The Kern bridge, dating back to 1873, is on Mankato’s community investment plan

The Kern bridge, dating back to 1873, is officially on Mankato's community investment plan → Read More

Students find stress relief help during finals

I’m just so excited to see the students look and see that they’re cared about. → Read More

Mental Wellness Expo comes to Mankato

"You get connected to the first step and then, all of a sudden, the world opens up" → Read More