Kelsey Barchenger, KEYC News 12

Kelsey Barchenger

KEYC News 12

North Mankato, MN, United States

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Past articles by Kelsey:

Meet Jeremy Poland: Sandwich artist by day, musician by night

Tuesday on Kato Living, Kelsey and Lisa introduced us to Jeremy Poland, a sandwich artist by day and a musician by night. → Read More

Meet Mankato native, musician Tyler Herwig

Tuesday on Kato Living, Kelsey and Lisa introduced us to Tyler Herwig, a musician and Mankato native. → Read More

National Morning Show Host Day celebrates on-air AM personalities

Kelsey and Lisa celebrate National Morning Host Day with Alpha Media radio DJ, TJ Palesotti, one of their own favorite AM show hosts -- and possibly yours, too! → Read More

Minnesota’s first Slim Chicken’s restaurant opens in Mankato

Today is the grand opening of Minnesota’s first ever Slim Chicken’s restaurant located in Mankato. → Read More

New Birds Eye facility opens in Waseca

The $300 million dollar facility will process nearly 185 million pounds, including corn, peas, and rice. → Read More

Final day for waived application fees

Today is the final day that all 26 colleges and seven Minnesota State Universities will waive application fees. → Read More

North Mankato to open cooling room for residents

Starting on Saturday, the Annex Community Room at the North Mankato Police Department will be open as a cooling center for people in need of shelter. → Read More

Good Morning Give Back: Heart of New Ulm Project

It began in 2009 as a 10-year population health research project and has since branched out to promote health and wellness in New Ulm and the surrounding communities. This Month’s Good Morning Give Back organization highlights the work of the Heart of New Ulm Project. → Read More

Good Morning Give Back: ECHO Food Shelf

What started as a simple idea has grown into a local staple to combat food insecurity in southern Minnesota. The Emergency Community Help Organization, also known as ECHO Food Shelf is the Good Morning Give Back initiative’s organization for May. ECHO is also gearing up for its summer feeding program, which provides free weekly groceries to homes with children between 5 and 17 years old. → Read More

Family-owned Jones Metal has global reach

Jones Metal is celebrating its 80th year in business. → Read More

Good Morning Give Back in April: CADA

Kelsey and Lisa are highlighting CADA as their Good Morning Give Back organization. → Read More

Good Morning Give Back update: Knights of Columbus

An update for you now on our March Good Morning Give Back organization... → Read More

Making maple syrup hits the sweet spot just before spring

Kelsey and Lisa head into the woods, where they learn how to make maple syrup at Ney Nature Center in Henderson. → Read More

Age-old winter activity sees new boom

Kelsey and Lisa venture out to Rasmussen Woods in Mankato and go snowshoeing in a winter wonderland! → Read More

11-year-old takes love of weather to next level, applies for meteorologist position

Parents Kiki and Josh Harbitz predicted their son’s passion long before he could even walk or talk. → Read More

High risk of success for local ‘Junior Meteorologist’

For Ethan Harbitz, an 11-year-old Kasota boy, his family predicted his passion long before he could even walk or talk. It didn’t take long for them to realize their forecast was spot on! → Read More

Santa’s reindeer return to Sibley Park for Kiwanis Holiday Lights

Kelsey and Lisa ride their own sleigh to Sibley Park and play reindeer games with four of Santa’s finest during their holiday visit, just in time for Kiwanis Holiday Lights. → Read More

Tamales a tasty Mexican Christmas tradition

Kelsey and Lisa head over to Madelia’s La Plaza Fiesta Mexican Restaurant & Market for some tasty research on a traditional Mexican Christmas food: Tamales! → Read More

This month’s Good Morning Give Back highlights Holiday Sharing Tree

For this month’s Good Morning Give Back, Kelsey and Lisa visit the Holiday Sharing Tree! → Read More

During the holidays, New Ulm has everyone screaming for Eis cream

Kelsey and Lisa have the beleaguering task of sampling holiday-style ice cream flavors at New Ulm’s Minnesota Eis. → Read More