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Canadian Wildfires Causing Unhealthy Air in Minnesota

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The thick haze caused by smoke from more than 100 Canadian wildfires is causing unhealthy air quality conditions across a large part of Minnesota. More>>

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Minnesota Teen Dies in Rollover Crash on I-94 in Wisconsin

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A Minnesota teenager has died in a rollover accident on Interstate 94 near Eau Claire, Wisconsin. More>>

Doctors Stress Fireworks Safety Video included

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Jameson Lamb knows firsthand the danger of fireworks. His was one of 87 hundred fireworks related injuries that year.  More>>

Roar of Fireworks Can Stir Horrible Memories for PTSD Sufferers Video included

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For many who fought for our freedom, the sound of fireworks can evoke a very different feeling. More>>

Fire Destroys Home in Bird Island Video included

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A fire destroys a home in Bird Island.It happened around 10:45 Friday morning on the 800 block of Oak Street. More>>

Sherburn Honors Area Veterans With 250+ American Flags Video included

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Rained-out Memorial Day display revamped for the Fourth of July More>>

MN Husband, Wife Killed in Motorcycle Crash

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Authorities say a wife and husband have died in an accident after they were thrown from the motorcycle they were riding in Carver County. More>>

Bicycle Safety More Than a Helmet Video included

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The roads in the area have seen an increase in traffic, not from cars but a growing number of bicycles. More>>

Mankato Decked Out In Red, White and Blue Video included

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The cities of Mankato and North Mankato are decked out in Red, White and Blue ahead of our nation's birthday. More>>

Lake Traffic Picks Up Fourth Of July Eve Video included

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With the Fourth of July landing on a Saturday, many area lakes are already filling up today as people kick off the weekend. More>>

Still Waiting on Heat with Comfortable Summer Video included

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Average high temperatures have been in the 70s and lower 80s, slightly below the average for the season. More>>

Local Community Fireworks Displays

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For many, its tradition to celebrate the Fourth of July with a bang. More>>

Some Say Stock Up on Charcoal for Your Grill and* Your Health Video included

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Americans will be firing up the charcoal grill this holiday weekend, but it turns out charcoal is not only for the barbecue.It's now turning up in beauty products and some people are even drinking it. More>>

KETELSEN REPORT: Focusing on the Issues at Farmfest Video included

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Minnesota's premier farm show is just about a month away. Farmfest 2015 takes place August 4-6 at the Gilfillan Estate near Redwood Falls. While the latest technology and new products are always attractions for farmers, so too is the opportunity to learn about important issues.  More>>

Iowa Governor Vetoes Education Funding Bill Video included

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Branstad approved much of the more than $7 billion in spending that was passed in the Republican–led House and Democratic–controlled Senate. More>>

State Officials Warn of Toxic Blue-Green Algae Video included

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says it's not always clear when algae blooms are toxic, so it's best to stay away if the water has a foul smell. More>>

Winnebago Man Charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

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A 32–year–old Winnebago man faces three felony counts of second–degree criminal sexual conduct with a child under 13 years old. More>>

Security Heightened Ahead of 4th of July Celebrations Video included

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Security will be beefed up at landmarks, airports and special events across the US for the 4th of July weekend.The FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin last week that warns of an increased threat of ISISinspired attacks over the holiday weekend.One DHS officials said there is no specific, credible intelligence about an attack, but noted ISIS has called for attacks against members of the military...law enforcement, the U.S. government, and the American public.Offici... More>>

Federal Government to Step Up Bird Flu Monitoring This Fall Video included

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The federal government plans to step up monitoring of wild birds for avian influenza this fall. More>>

Oregon Test Drives Gas Tax Hike Based on Mileage Video included

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Oregon is piloting a program that would tax drivers by mileage, but parts of the program are raising some serious concerns.    More>>

Abe Kolstad Returns From Cross-Country Bike Trip Raising Funds For Traumatic Brain Injury Video included

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Isaac Kolstad's brother returns to Mankato after completing his 3,000-mile ride More>>

Hi-Tech Contact Lens Could One Day Detect High Blood Sugar Video included

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Researchers are working on a smart contact that can see your blood sugar.A thin computer chip is being developed to track glucose in your tears.Since 1979 doctor Sherwyn Schwartz has been treating 450 patients a day at the Diabetes and Glandular Disease Clinic...Hes optimistic about news that Google and Alcon are developing a contact lens to measure glucose levels in tears.He says the pricking finger method only gives a snapshot of blood sugar levels...There are already blood sugar mon... More>>

2 Separate Salmonella Outbreaks Sicken 7 People

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Several recent cases of salmonella in Minnesota have been linked to stuffed chicken entrees that look cooked but are actually raw. More>>

Woman Arrested in Boyfriend's Stabbing Death in St. Paul

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St. Paul police have arrested a 34-year-old woman in the stabbing death of her boyfriend. More>>

Cheap Gas Makes Holiday Get-A-Way Easier On The Wallet Video included

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Gas is at its lowest cost in five years More>>

Craigslist Sellers Being Targeted By Scam Video included

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A Craigslist scam almost fooled one Mankato man. More>>

Mankato VA Clinic Named For World War II Hero Video included

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As our nation prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July......many local veterans gathered to remember a World War II veteran as the Mankato VA Clinic was officially named in his honor.Lyle Pearson of North Mankato flew 50 combat missions during World War II.Rep. Walz says, He didnt want to be called a hero, but that name fit him.During his final mission he was shot down and taken prisoner of war in Italy until the camp was liberated in 1945.Walz says, We can all proudly say that Lyle is... More>>

Waseca Police Department Investigating Waseca United Way

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Department investigating if criminal charges will be requested. More>>

Mankato VA Clinic Renaming Ceremony Today Video included

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The Community–Based Outpatient Clinic which first opened in 2011 will be named after WWII vet and local legend  Lyle  Pearson, formally of North Mankato during a renaming ceremony at noon today. More>>

Several Construction Projects to Begin After Holiday Weekend Video included

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Work Gets Underway on Highways 14 and 22, as well as Lookout Drive in North Mankato. More>>

Minnesota Abortion Rate Climbs in 2014

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The report is required by Minnesota law, based on mandatory reports from abortion providers. More>>

150 Seconds to Success: Confidence Video included

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In this week's 150 Seconds to Success with Dr. Cindra Kamphoff, we talk about confidence. More>>

MCHS Purchases Land Near N. Mankato Video included

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The city of North Mankato says the Mayo Clinic Health System purchased 18 and a half acres of land just outside city limits, adjacent to the new Highway 14, and MCHS requested that be annexed into city limits. More>>

Cancer Survivor and Wellness Advocate Stops in Mankato

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Helene Neville of Las Vegas has been completing a transcontinental run since May of 2010 to inspire healthy lifestyles in others. More>>

Recently FDA-approved weight loss drug becoming more available Video included

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A new study finds the injectable drug Saxenda is helping people lose weight. More>>

Lookout Drive Construction Starts Monday Video included

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Work is expected to run until late October. More>>

Fire Dept. Encourages Safety On Fourth Of July Video included

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Sitting on the verge of Fourth of July weekend is prompting some cautious words from fire departments to ensure everyone enjoys the holiday safely without breaking the law. More>>

Limited Start To MN Medical Marijuana Program Video included

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Red tape, limited availability highlight cannabis program More>>

Change In State Law Means More Bingo For Seniors Video included

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After nearly four decades of restrictions, residents of nursing homes and senior centers can finally play bingo more than twice a week. More>>

Fairmont's Lakeview Care Center Planning Remodel

Fairmont's Lakeview Care Center Planning Remodel Video included

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With roughly 65,000 people turning 65 every year for the next decade, nursing homes will soon be experiencing an influx.
One Fairmont nursing home is looking to modernize its facilities, but says it will take millions of dollars in donations to do it.
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150 Seconds to Success: Adversity Video included

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Every successful person has dealt with adversity or failure in some way. Adversity is common among the greatest people in history! You could say then that adversity prepares us for greatness. More>>

Blue Earth County Shows Off Renovations To Its Library

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County put $400,000 into facility More>>

National Teacher Appreciation Day

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May 5th is National Teacher Appreciation Day and we want to know who your favorite teacher was! Join the conversation on our Facebook page or tweet us using the hash tag #KEYCTeachersWho was your favorite teacher and why? Let's hear it! More>>

Realignments Cause Layoffs for New Ulm Pontoon Manufacturer

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Dozens of workers have been laid off from Palm Beach Marinecraft in New Ulm. More>>

Marathon Bombing Survivors Testify at Tsarnaev Trial

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Those who lost limbs – and family members – told the court how they stared death in the face. More>>

UPDATE: Multi-Million-Dollar Downtown Development Takes Shape

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 Several construction projects in downtown Mankato to change the urban core's look.

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Mankato Apartment Fire "Difficult to Chase Down and Root Out"

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Five apartments in a Mankato house were evacuated after a fire broke out Thursday night.


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'I Believe in Miracles' Comes to an End

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On Sunday morning, a fixture of programming here at KEYC came to an end.  More>>

One of Two Missing Ice Fishers Found

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Authorities have recovered the body of one of two people missing while ice fishing on a lake in southwestern Minnesota. The Lincoln County sheriff's office says divers recovered the body of 29–year–old Brianna Jean Thooft from Lake Benton on Saturday. Thooft and 54–year–old Bradley Allen Lund were last heard from early on Feb. 1 when they apparently left a fish house on the lake. Lund's pickup was later recovered from the bottom of the lake. Authorities continued the search for Lund on Sunday. More>>

City of St. Paul Considering Police Body Cams

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The city of St. Paul is considering whether to join the growing list of cities whose police officers wear body cameras.  More>>

U.S. Global Soy Trade Exchange Coming to Minnesota

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The United States Soy Global Trade Exchange is coming to Minnesota. The exchange will be held this coming September from the 9th to the 12th.The exchange is the biggest event of the year for the United States Soybean Export Council and officials say their customers are excited to visit the Gopher state, one of the top producing soybean states in the country. Bruce Abbe from Midwest Shippers Associations says, "The fact that it's here in Minnesota now, and that the event has gone to this sta... More>>

Heart of New Ulm Receives Grant to Expand Partnerships

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The Heart of New Ulm Project is awarded a grant to help them expand their partnerships.  More>>

Man That Sold Gun to LaDue Gets 90 Days

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The Waseca man who sold a gun to a teen accused of planning a school attack was sentenced for his involvement in two crimes. More>>

Kiwanis Holiday Lights: $50k Raised for Charity

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The $50,000 will be shared among 82 non-profits in the area. More>>

Police: Strangers Help Man with Car Trouble, Rob Him

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A St. Clair man with car trouble accepted help from strangers and ended up getting robbed.  More>>

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  • Peppers Classic Overtakes Caswell Park

    Peppers Classic Overtakes Caswell Park

    Friday, July 3 2015 8:06 PM EDT2015-07-04 00:06:56 GMT
    Nearly every weekend in the summer, softball players from around the nation compete in various tournaments. This year, the Mankato Area Girls Fastpitch Association decided to host the Peppers Classic over July 4th weekend at Caswell Park in North Mankato.
    Nearly every weekend in the summer, softball players from around the nation compete in various tournaments. This year, the Mankato Area Girls Fastpitch Association decided to host the Peppers Classic over July 4th weekend at Caswell Park in North Mankato.
  • Area Trap Shooters Among State's Elite

    Area Trap Shooters Among State's Elite

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 11:58 PM EDT2015-07-01 03:58:31 GMT
    Three years ago, the Fairmont school board approved the addition of the Fairmont Trap Team.The team competes in clay target shooting with squads from all around the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and even finished 2nd in Class AAAAAA in this year's state tournament.The Fairmont Trap Team started with 42 kids the first year, now, in year three, they had 68 kids competing from Blue Earth, Fairmont, Granada, Huntley, East Chain and even added a couple of home schoolers to the mix. Fairmont fell just shor...
    Three years ago, the Fairmont school board approved the addition of the Fairmont Trap Team.The team competes in clay target shooting with squads from all around the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and even finished 2nd in Class AAAAAA in this year's state tournament.The Fairmont Trap Team started with 42 kids the first year, now, in year three, they had 68 kids competing from Blue Earth, Fairmont, Granada, Huntley, East Chain and even added a couple of home schoolers to the mix. Fairmont fell just shor...
  • MoonDogs and Rox Split in Mankato

    MoonDogs and Rox Split in Mankato

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 12:16 AM EDT2015-06-30 04:16:37 GMT
    The Mankato MoonDogs and St. Cloud Rox battled in a matinee match-up Monday afternoon at Franklin Rogers Park, as part of a Northwoods League double-header. The MoonDogs earned the 13-11 victory in game one, but later fell 8-4 in game two.
    The Mankato MoonDogs and St. Cloud Rox battled in a matinee match-up Monday afternoon at Franklin Rogers Park, as part of a Northwoods League double-header. The MoonDogs earned the 13-11 victory in game one, but later fell 8-4 in game two.
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  • Cricket Milkshake All the Rage at Ohio Burger Joint

    Cricket Milkshake All the Rage at Ohio Burger Joint

    Saturday, July 4 2015 12:10 AM EDT2015-07-04 04:10:06 GMT
    It started as an April Fools Day stunt on Facebook!It turned into a soughtafter shake, at a local burger joint.Now cricket powder ended up on the menu at Wayback Burgers in Wadsworth, Ohio.The specialty burger and milkshake chain now mixing up Oreo Mud Pie Cricket Protein Milkshakes.If you can get past the insect ick factor, this shake is packed with more than 20 grams of protein. And benefiting the environment: crickets consume fewer resources to raise.The people brave enough to actua...
    It started as an April Fools Day stunt on Facebook!It turned into a soughtafter shake, at a local burger joint.Now cricket powder ended up on the menu at Wayback Burgers in Wadsworth, Ohio.The specialty burger and milkshake chain now mixing up Oreo Mud Pie Cricket Protein Milkshakes.If you can get past the insect ick factor, this shake is packed with more than 20 grams of protein. And benefiting the environment: crickets consume fewer resources to raise.The people brave enough to actua...
  • Accident Releases Swarm of Bees

    Wednesday, July 1 2015 8:05 PM EDT2015-07-02 00:05:00 GMT
    It's believed two bee trucks were trying to switch over some crates of bees when the spill happened.
    It's believed two bee trucks were trying to switch over some crates of bees when the spill happened.
  • Bear Family Visits Wisconsin Family's Backyard

    Bear Family Visits Wisconsin Family's Backyard

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 11:54 PM EDT2015-07-01 03:54:03 GMT
    The cubs seemed to really take a liking to a tree in the yard, some of them climbing up to get a bird, or bear's-eye view.
    The cubs seemed to really take a liking to a tree in the yard, some of them climbing up to get a bird, or bear's-eye view.
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