Jake Rinehart, KEYC News 12

Jake Rinehart

KEYC News 12

Minnesota, United States

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Recent articles by Jake:

1 dead as flooding causes evacuations in western Wisconsin

A 70-year-old man from Emerald, Wisconsin, died after his minivan went off the road and became submerged in a ditch. → Read More

Highway 93 closes due to flooding

Highway 93 between the city of Henderson and U.S. Highway 169 closed Monday for the fourth time this year. → Read More

Reward being offered for information about potential arson

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but a news release from the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office says authorities suspect the fire to be a result of arson. → Read More

AAA predicts Americans will take nearly 700 million trips this summer

The annual report looks at forecasted travel across the country from July through September and notes this year’s statistic is nearly 15% lower compared to those same months in 2019 and the first forecasted decline in travel since 2009. → Read More

Authorities request public’s help with church break-in, theft

Authorities in Lamberton are asking for assistance from the community regarding the theft of items from a local church. → Read More

Pair of Mankato trails to be temporarily closed Thursday

The City of Mankato announced two area trails will be closed for construction beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday. → Read More

YWCA receives $80,000 grant from Otto Bremer Trust

A news release from the organization says the funds will be used to continue to support and enhance its work related to its mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. → Read More

Smith joins other senators in push to make Juneteenth federal holiday

The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act was introduced by Sens. Smith, Edward Markey (D-MA), Corey Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA). → Read More

Walz approves $62.5 million COVID-19 aid package for small businesses

Eligible businesses with 50 or fewer employees can apply for grants of up to $10,000. → Read More

Recently revived CCHA to appoint commissioner

The virtual press conference is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and will be streamed live in the video player below. → Read More

MAPO seeks public input on Transportation Improvement Program

Public comments are now being accepted and will continue to be accepted through July 17. → Read More

Blue Earth County joins 5 others in criminal jury trial pilot program

Each juror will be provided a paper mask upon arrival at the courthouse each day, but jurors may also supply their own face masks if they wish to do so. → Read More

Gas prices continue to increase across Minnesota, Iowa

Prices in the Mankato region, specifically, have risen approximately 13.6 cents per gallon since June 8 and 31.2 cents per gallon compared to last month’s average of $1.787 per gallon. → Read More

South Central College encourages students to apply for scholarships

Scholarships are based on a wide variety of criteria with awards announced prior to the fall semester, which is scheduled to begin on Aug. 24. → Read More

Walz to announce police reform, accountability legislative package

Walz will be joined by House Speaker Melissa Hortman, Senate Minority Leader Susan Kent and members of the People of Color and Indigenous Caucus. → Read More

Mankato’s ‘Movies Under the Stars’ event canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Mankato Area Public Schools’ Community Education and Recreation Department announced Tuesday it has canceled the “Movies Under the Stars” event due to COVID-19 concerns. → Read More

St. Cloud diocese in Minnesota to pay abuse victims $22.5M

A settlement agreement says the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Cloud in Minnesota will pay sexual abuse victims $22.5 million and file for bankruptcy. → Read More

Blues on Belgrade canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

The board says its top priority is the safety and health of community members, volunteers and all who are involved in putting on the event. → Read More

17 Mavericks named USTFCCCA All-Americans

The Mavericks earned the fourth most All-American honors with 22, only behind Grand Valley State (47), Lincoln (MO), which accumulated 28 honors, and Missouri Southern (24). → Read More

John Lustig joins Mankato Area Public Schools as director of administrative services

The current executive director for the Minnesota Valley Education District reunites with Mankato Area Public Schools Superintendent Paul Peterson, as the two previously worked together at St. Peter Public Schools. → Read More