Erika Brooks, KEYC News 12

Erika Brooks

KEYC News 12

Mankato, MN, United States

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Past articles by Erika:

Pick of the Litter: Meet Dolly

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Dolly is BENCHs longest resident. She’s an 8 year old fun loving tabby who enjoys sleeping in her cat bed and all the treats she can handle! Stop by the shelter to meet Dolly, you can’t miss her, as she loves to announce her presence from her cat condo as soon as someone walks in the door! → Read More

New Richland man charged with possession of child pornography

According to the criminal complaint, 500,000 nude images were found on his cell phone, some of which were adult and some child pornography → Read More

Henderson barber says goodbye to shop after nearly 50 years

You name it, Dick Downs has cut it. Which isn’t hard to believe after so many years behind the blade. → Read More

St. Clair begins school year with bus driver shortage

St. Clair currently has 10 drivers for 7 routes a day, which doesn’t include extra-curricular activities and day trips. → Read More

Free drop-off shredding service now available in Blue Earth County

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 3, the county will begin offering free drop-off shredding services at Ponderosa Landfill. All county residents can bring up to two bankers boxes per day. Shredded materials will be baled and recycled. → Read More

Nicollet couple returns from epic boat trip

A bucket list item, now complete and it only took 11 days for Betsy and Marc Chadderdon to travel from Minnesota to Mobile, Alabama a distance of over 2,000 miles - by boat. → Read More

With school back in session, Mankato hosts annual Night to Unite

Student organizations are able to join city staff as neighborhoods across the town host events from small potlucks to entire parks full of people. → Read More

Push for electric charging stations

The city of St. Peter is hoping businesses are looking to tap into the electric car trend. To accommodate the growing electric vehicle market, a network of public charging stations must be developed. → Read More

Cirque Italia comes to Mankato

Cirque Italia presents “Aquatic Spectacular.” The name comes from the stage that holds 35,000 gallons of water that performers from all across the world dazzle over. → Read More

Waterville daycare provider goes above and beyond during deployment

Throughout her deployment, SSgt. Anna Anguilar flew a flag over her base for several people in her family and one non-family member, Brenda Novack. Now, she’s able to pass that on. → Read More

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency hosts river quality open house

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recently completed several water quality studies on rivers and watersheds in southern Minnesota, and now they’re looking for the public’s input. → Read More

Kasota man finds passion, path to help other veterans

Efraim Cadriel has found another calling later in life since he discovered the healing power of mushrooms. → Read More

Tell Your Story: creative writing workshop authors share their published work

This summer, Cow Tipping Press and Waseca Public Library held the innovative workshop for adults with developmental disabilities. → Read More

Madison Lake kicks off Paddelfish Days

The summer of small-town festivals continues. → Read More

Adults take their chance at spelling bee

The North Mankato Taylor Library wanted to come up with something fun for adults to do as part of the summer reading program. They teamed up with LoCale Brewing to host the friendly competition. → Read More

Nothing can stop the Blue Earth County Fair from kicking off Thursday

Contractors, volunteers and fair board staff have been working tirelessly to get the fairgrounds ready. Namely, the grandstands. → Read More

After lengthy public hearing, Fairmont City Council votes for public work session on rental housing ordinance

Citizens concerned over Fairmont's City Council's actions have packed city hall for the last few months. An ordinance amending the rental housing standards - primarily background checks - had the chambers full once again. → Read More

Free french fry day at Eagle Lake’s Tator Days

The rain altered some scheduling - but nothing could stop Eagle Lake from hosting their annual Tator Days. → Read More

Learning the art of printmaking

The workshop was made possible through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. → Read More

American Red Cross in emergency need of blood donations

Currently there is only a five day blood supply on hand. → Read More