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KEYC - Garage Destroyed, Home Severely Damaged By Fire In Rural Estherv

A home in rural Estherville is severely damaged in a house fire. Crews responded just after 5 last night to a fire that began in the garage of a home on 190th Street. Firefighters say the homeowners were able to escape safely without injury. According to officials, the garage is a total loss and the

KEYC - 2017-09-21 17:13:00

KEYC - Charges: 'Super Drunk' Minnesota Man Ran From Fatal Crash

A Minneapolis man who a friend described as "super drunk" is charged in a weekend car crash that killed his 20-year-old girlfriend. Twenty-one-year-old Michael Campbell appeared Thursday in Hennepin County court on two counts of criminal vehicular homicide. Bail was set at $250,000 without condition

KEYC - 2017-09-21 23:54:00

Aldi reopens expanded, updated Mankato store

MANKATO - The parking lot was filling up fast Thursday morning as the expanded and remodeled Aldi grocery story reopened for business after closing in early August. Shoppers found a store with much wider aisles, less of a warehouse look, expanded offerings, particularly in the produce, dairy and bak

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2017-09-21 15:36:00

North Mankato comment policy still controversial after two months

NORTH MANKATO - Only a month remains before the end of the North Mankato City Council's 90-day trial of some recent public comment restrictions, and it's unclear whether the council will continue its newfound approach. At least one council member has publicly opposed the shift in the city's public c

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 21:38:00

Girls soccer | Century, Mankato West can't find net

Sometimes a tie feels like a win. That was the case on Thursday for the Century girls soccer team. The Panthers have just two wins this season, but they battled Mankato West to a 0-0 tie. West is ranked No. 6 in the state in Class A. "We played them pretty well," said Century coach Karen LaDue. "Thi

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-09-22 03:37:33

Crash closes Hwy 22 south of Mankato

BEAUFORD - A two-mile stretch of Highway 22 between Mankato and Beauford was closed Thursday following a collision between a vehicle and a dump truck. The Minnesota State Patrol, which was releasing no information on the crash Thursday night, and the Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office closed the hig

MANKATO FREE PRESS - 2017-09-22 02:14:00

KEYC - Strong storms cause heavy damage in and around Melrose

MELROSE, Minn. (AP) - Residents in and around Melrose are cleaning up trees, branches and debris after a strong thunderstorm moved through the area. City leaders say there are a lot of trees down at the local golf course. City administrator Mike Brethorst tells WJON buildings at Jennie-O and the lum

KEYC - 2017-09-20 19:18:00

KEYC - Council Member Gives Opponent ABC Gum

A Minneapolis City Council member has given one of her opponents something to chew over - a piece of chewed gum. Twenty-year incumbent Lisa Goodman took the gum out of her mouth and handed it to challenger Teqen Zea-Aida before the start of a candidate forum Tuesday. Goodman asked Zea-Aida: "Would y

KEYC - 2017-09-22 03:42:00

KEYC - Hunter Rescued After 3 Nights Lost in Minnesota Woods

A missing Twin Cities hunter who spent three nights lost in the woods of Pine County is recovering after being rescued by helicopter. Authorities say 61-year-old Robert Kniefel of Lakeville was hungry and tired but otherwise OK when rescuers from the State Patrol and the St. Paul Fire Department fou

KEYC - 2017-09-22 03:40:00

KEYC - Leaders: $271B needed for creaky Great Lakes water systems

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - State leaders say the Great Lakes region needs to drastically improve public water systems. The Great Lakes Commission this week called for upgrading wastewater treatment plants, storm water pipes and drinking water filtration systems. The commission, which represents the region

KEYC - 2017-09-22 03:00:00

KEYC - Martin County West Celebrates 30th Anniversary During Homecoming

It's homecoming week in Sherburn and this year, they are celebrating a big milestone. Hundreds of Martin County West students are cheering on their classmates, as they enjoy today's "pep fest" activity. But the school wasn't always this big, nor did it host students from multiple towns. In the late

KEYC - 2017-09-22 01:26:00

KEYC - St. Clair Still In Recovery After Flood A Year Ago

Thursday is the one-year anniversary of a damaging flooding in Waseca County and the City of St. Clair. In St. Clair, it took around two months for the post office to recover after the flood. "All and all, we fared well," Clare Ferguson, sales and service associate at the post office, said. "There e

KEYC - 2017-09-22 01:10:00

KEYC - MVAC Food Hub to Close

The Minnesota Valley Action Council announces its food hub will be closing for good on October 31st. According to its Facebook page, MVAC says under the current model, the food hub is no longer sustainable. The food hub brought access to local food from local farmers. They say they are hoping to ide

KEYC - 2017-09-22 00:30:00

KEYC - Legionnaires' Disease Reported at Maple Grove Senior Center

Minnesota health officials are investigating two cases of Legionnaires' disease at a suburban Minneapolis senior center. The cases were reported in residents at the SilverCreek on Main facility in Maple Grove. The first resident's symptoms began Aug. 22, and the second resident's symptoms began Sept

KEYC - 2017-09-21 23:58:00

KEYC - Missouri couple indicted in death of woman's teen daughter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri couple has been indicted in the death of the woman's biological teenage daughter, who spent most of her life with an adoptive family in Minnesota. Thirty-nine-year-old Rebecca Ruud and 31-year-old Robert Peat Jr. were charged Wednesday with first-degree m

KEYC - 2017-09-21 20:27:00

KEYC - Minnesota summit aims to boost black infants' survival rate

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Health care providers, social workers and community members are working to address a disparity of infancy deaths between babies born to black women and babies born to white women in Minnesota. State health officials say babies born to black women in Minnesota are more than twi

KEYC - 2017-09-21 20:27:00

KEYC - Bankers: Rural economy continues to struggle in 10 states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A new report says low commodity prices and weak farm incomes are continuing to hamper the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Midwestern states. The Rural Mainstreet Index for the region fell to from 42.2 in August to 39.6 in September, its lowest level in 2017. The index rele

KEYC - 2017-09-21 18:23:00

KEYC - Kiss Members Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley Reunite On Stage

Original Kiss members Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley have reunited for their first public appearance since their group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. But unlike that terse ceremony, the Star Tribune reports , they came to St. Paul's CHS field to play Wednesday night in thei

KEYC - 2017-09-21 17:48:00

Pennsylvania Authorities Seek Help In Locating Missing Teen, Could Be In Minnesota

The West Whiteland Pennsylvania Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Victoria Lynn Grimaldi, 15, of Pennsylvania. Grimaldi was last seen at school in West Chester, Pennsylvania on Tuesday morning. She left her cell phone and other electronic devices behind when she left. Authoritie

KEYC - 2017-09-21 17:11:00

KEYC - Dayton, GOP Head To Private Mediation Over Veto Battle

The Minnesota Supreme Court directed Dayton and legislative leaders into private negotiations to work out a months-long legal battle over Dayton's decision to veto the Legislature's operating budget. Dayton wants to rework costly tax breaks and other measures but Republicans sued, calling it uncons

KEYC - 2017-09-21 16:40:00