Bernadette Heier, KEYC News 12

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Past articles by Bernadette:

Mankato celebrates 10 years as a Fair Trade town

Mankato was declared a Fair Trade Town in 2011 thanks to the number of fair trade products sold in local stores and the use of fair trade products in local businesses. → Read More

St. Peter to host free family MEA break activities

MEA break runs from October 20 through the 22. → Read More

Local coalition awarded $587,000 grant to support community substance use prevention

Funding will allow the hiring of an ACWA program coordinator to implement strategies to prevent youth substance abuse and more. → Read More

A Pandemic Project: VINE seniors write, publish book of memories

When the pandemic hit, a group of seniors used the time to write and publish a book of 57 memoirs, both serious and humorous. → Read More

Minnesota expands energy assistance programs, extends cold weather rule

The changes makeover 600,000 MN households income-eligible for the program, up from about 116,000 MN households served during the program year. → Read More

Recent overdoses has Mankato officials raising awareness on opioids

In recent weeks there has been four overdose deaths related to opioids in the Mankato and the North Mankato area. → Read More

Mankato Area Public School District seek residents input on upcoming projects

The district is working to finalize a long-range plan to update several school facilities. → Read More

North Mankato police investigating window damage to businesses

North Mankato police are investigating two incidents of windows being smashed at businesses on Belgrade Avenue. → Read More

Local overdose prevention resources

Local organization provides free Narcan to those in need, a medicine that could reverse opioid overdoses. → Read More

New acupuncture, wellness clinic comes to Mankato

Ripple Acupuncture and Wellness offers a variety of oriental medicine including acupuncture, an herbal pharmacy, cupping and more → Read More

Mahkato 49th annual Powwow kicks off Friday

The 49th annual Mahkato Wacipi honors the 38 Dakota warriors executed in Mankato in 1862. → Read More

YMCA’s Brother/Sister program seeks volunteer mentors

The mentoring program for local youth expects a greater need for mentors this year. → Read More

CHS expands soybean oil refining capacity at Mankato processing plant

The over $60 million project is driven by upward trends in global consumption of refined oils → Read More

MAPS first day of school for elementary students

The district welcomes back K-6th graders. → Read More

Connections Shelter expects busy season

Connections Shelter spent the summer conducting street outreach, finding guests who have been with the shelter and new people who have moved into the community and are experiencing homelessness. → Read More

Waseca processing plant to boost local, regional economy

Conagra Brands is spending $250 million to build the 250,000 square-foot Birds Eye frozen food plant. → Read More

Rosh Hashana Begins: Start of Jewish New Year

Families around the world are coming together to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. → Read More

Parking time limits resume for downtown Mankato

The city reinstates two-hour parking limits on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at city ramps. → Read More

Gusties move-in day kicks off 160th academic year

The school welcomes 595 first-year students with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. → Read More

Drought, Ag Update: Recent rain helps improve conditions

The latest figures show that just 65% of the state is still listed under severe drought conditions, a 23% reduction in just the last week → Read More