Beginning in two weeks, viewers of KEYC, the CBS affiliate in Mankato, MN, will be able to watch their local news at 5 p.m.

In a statement released on the station’s website, vice president and general manager Denny Wahlstrom said, “This is something we believe fits in our role as public servants.  What better way to do that than to give the public what it needs during this time – news and information.”

The newscast will be anchored and produced by Nicole Winters who said in the posting, “I’m ecstatic about this move.  I’m thrilled to return to Mankato, and I’m excited to bring a new product to our viewers.”  Winters, who returned to the station after two years in Sioux Falls added, “It’s great that I am reunited with this great crew, and it will be fun to work with Mark (Tarello) on-air once again.  I will work hard to bring news and information to our viewers in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.”