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Suspect in State Park Shooting Appears in Court

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David Michael Easter made his first court appearance on Thursday.

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Two Charged In St. Peter Home Invasion

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Two men face a long list of charges after police say they broke into a St. Peter house and injured two residents. 

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New Ulm Businesses Closing Leaves Opportunities Video included

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After the recent closing of Pizza Ranch, another New Ulm business has announced they will be closing as well. 

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Traffic Flowing Again On Highway 169 Video included

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Traffic is again flowing on Highway 169 after closing in April. 

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Teen Spends Over 100 Hours Of Summer Volunteering At Mankato Salvation Army Video included

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While most teens have spent their summer vacation racking up screen time, one local 13–year–old has dedicated her summer to giving back.

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Winthrop Woman Paying it Forward Video included

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A local case of 'paying it Forward.' 

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Aug. 18 Storm Causes Parts Of Crystal Valley Co-op Elevator To Collapse Video included

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Last Thursday's storm left behind thousands of dollars in damage to Crystal Valley Co-op in Lake Crystal. 

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Man Accidentally Shoots Self While Cleaning Gun

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Steven Alan Carlson, age 63, Mankato, had accidentally discharged a firearm while unloading it to be cleaned.

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Sheriff Doubts Self-Defense Motive in Fatal Park Shooting

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The man with the gun called 911 Tuesday night to report the incident at Myre-Big Island State Park near Albert Lea.

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Supreme Court Affirms Conviction in Officer's Death Video included

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Officer Scott Patrick was killed on July 14, 2014 in West St. Paul. Fitch was arrested eight hours later in St. Paul following a shootout with officers.

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Paisley Park to Open for Public Tours Video included

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Its news release said millions of Prince fans will get the chance to tour the 65,000-square-foot complex in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, where Prince died of a painkiller overdose in April.

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Minnesota State Fair Opens 2016 Video included

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Live poultry shows have returned after a one-year hiatus due to last year's bird flu outbreak.

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Public Safety Urging Caution To Renters To Reduce Fire Risks Video included

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Check for safety features, communicate with roommates, and eliminate common fire causes.

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Marijuana Package Sent To Gaylord Resident Video included

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A Gaylord resident receives a bit of a surprise in the mail after opening a package earlier this week.

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Wellness in the Park Promotes Positive Health Practices Video included

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On April 26, Hiniker Park in Mankato will host the annual Wellness in the Park.

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Potential Blackout on DISH TV for KEYC News 12 and FOX 12 Mankato

Our parent company, United Communications Corporation, has been working hard to keep our channels on your DISH satellite receiver.  

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TBT: Wycoff's Oasis

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Clyde Wycoff, proprietor of Wycoff’s Oasis in West Mankato, opened his drive-in back in 1931. Wycoff decided to build his drive-in on a wedge-shaped corner lot on Sibley Street where US Highway 169 and State Highway 60 and present MN 66 cross.

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1st Unconditional Release From Sex Offender Program Ordered

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Last year, a federal judge ruled that the program was unconstitutional after concluding it was detaining untold numbers of offenders who no longer met the state's criteria for confinement. 

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Talking Iraq, More Than A Decade After The Invasion Video included

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The School Sisters of Notre Dame host anti-war activist Sami Rasouli

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Fantasy Football Training Camp Video included

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If your fantasy football game has been off the past few seasons, there is a solution

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Connecting The Community And River Through Art Video included

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The Mni Mural officially makes its public unveiling, after residents watched area artists bring it to life.

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Sibley County Utilizing App Similar to Amazon Video included

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An app similar to that of Amazon makes its way to Gaylord.

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Remembering The Tornado In Le Sueur And Nicollet Counties 10 Years Later Video included

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Today marks 10 years since a major tornado ripped through the local area, killing one and injuring 37 in Nicollet and Le Sueur Counties. 

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Officer That Shot Castile Back on Administrative Leave

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The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black man during a traffic stop last month is back on administrative leave.        

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Soaring Cost For EpiPens Brings National Attention Video included

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For people with serious allergies, an EpiPen has become an essential item to carry wherever they go. But the skyrocketing price–tag is raising a lot of concern.

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Death Toll Rises in Central Italy to 37 Video included

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Rescue workers in central Italy have been searching other towns as well, and say the death toll is now up to 37.    

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1 Arrested in Fatal Park Shooting in Freeborn County Video included

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The Freeborn County Sheriff's Office and the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating the shooting at Myre-Big Island State Park near Albert Lea. 

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Minnesota ACT Scores Slip

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Minnesota leads the 18 states where all 2016 high school graduates were tested with an average score of 21.1, according to a report issued Wednesday.

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Restaurateur Accused of Running Drug Trafficking Operation

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An indictment unsealed this week accuses Aldo Escoto of running a six-year operation that trafficked cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana.

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10 Years Since Nicollet to Waterville Tornado

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10 years ago, a tornado developed west of Nicollet and moved almost due east for 33 miles moving on the southern outskirts of St. Peter, through Kasota and Lake Emily and then to near Cleveland, before dissipating near Waterville.

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Getting Back on Track for School Video included

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If your children have been used to sleeping in this summer, it is time to start getting them back on a regular schedule. Experts agree, parents should start getting kids used to waking up for school 10 – 14 days before the first day.  

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Madelia Still Waiting For Fire Aid Video included

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The group behind the effort to rebuild Madelia's downtown after a devastating fire in February are warning the project is at risk

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Symposium Seeks To Empower Female Athletes Video included

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A discussion over empowering female athletes takes place in Waterville for area schools. 

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Woman Arrested For Nearly $300,000 in Theft From Mankato Motors Video included

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Police arrested Ivy Gay Lewis, age 50, of North Mankato in connection with nearly $269,000 in theft and forgery from Mankato Motors.

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Dog Re-Elected As Mayor of Minnesota City Video included

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The four-legged mayor of a northwestern Minnesota village greets voters like a true politician.

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DNR Will Close Mille Lacs Walleye Season Sept. 6 Video included

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The DNR will close the Mille Lacs Lake catch–and–release walleye season on the day after Labor Day. 

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MN Suing Jamaica For Phony Debt Collection

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Minnesota's attorney general is filing a lawsuit against a company accused of making phony debt collection calls.

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MSU Holds Speed Dating Event Video included

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With classes underway, MSU Students were given a fun opportunity to participate in ... speed dating. 

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Blue Earth County Looks Ahead After Special Session Hopes End Video included

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Blue Earth County is tackling long–term homelessness and how it's moving forward after hopes for a special session come to an end.

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Officials Warn Of Citations For Driving Around Barricades As Highway 169 Opening Nears Video included

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With Highway 169 just a few days from reopening between Mankato and St. Peter, authorities want to remind drivers that it is illegal to take that route until it officially opens. 

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St. Peter Seeks Help In Naming Parks Video included

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The city of St. Peter has launched a contest asking for the public's help in naming two new parks.

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Three Teens Injured In Rollover

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One teen was ejected in a one-vehicle rollover this past Friday. 

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Fairmont Appoints New Mayor After Losing Former to Cancer Video included

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The Fairmont City Council appointed longtime resident Bob Wallace. Wallace is the former Chamber of Commerce president.

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Charges Filed in Death of Alayna Ertl Video included

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Zachary Todd Anderson charged with five felonies including 2nd degree murder.

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Two Semis End Up In Ditch After Crash Video included

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Part of the Highway 169 southbound lane west of Mankato was reduced to one lane on the morning of Aug. 23 after two semis collided.

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Mankato Gets Ready to Tee It Up for the Troops Video included

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Across the country, Tee It Up for the Troops has donated over $6,000,000 to more than 300 veteran support organizations. 

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State Patrol Investigates Mystery Crash

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The State Patrol says someone with the Minnesota Department of Transportation spotted the vehicle on its roof along Interstate 94 near Sauk Centre. 

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Kidnapping Trial Delayed For Man Who Killed Peterson's Son

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Joseph Patterson is accused of kidnapping and assaulting the mother of Tyrese Ruffin in Sioux Falls in 2014 while awaiting trial in the boy's death

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Drugs Likely Came to Prince Illegally Video included

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The disclosure that some pills found at Prince's Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests the pills came to the superstar musician illegally. 

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St. Paul Man Ruled Incompetent to Stand Trial in Assault of Girl

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A St. Paul man has been ruled incompetent to stand trial on charges that he abducted and sexually assaulted a 7-year-old girl in May. 

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MN Boater Dies After Boat Capsizes

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Divers have recovered the body of 47-year-old man after the boat he was operating capsized on a central Minnesota lake, throwing him and two boys into the water. 

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Old Town Green Light Could Mean Big Traffic Changes Through Mankato City Center Video included

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Mankato City Council approves Old Town Master Plan

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Loyola Students Hit The Books For Early Start To School Year Video included

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Good Counsel Hill is buzzing with students once again. 

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Classes Kick Off At MSU Video included

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MSU welcomed thousands of students into the classroom today, officially bringing summer to an end.

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Cook Once, Use Twice Video included

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Leftovers are a fact of life. Sometimes they can be wonderful and sometimes they are the last thing you want to face again. But Hy Vee Dietitian Holly Ellanson says there is a way to look at leftovers that can save you time, effort and money. 

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St. Peter School District Starts Classes Early To Make Time For Construction Video included

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The St. Peter School District kicked off the school year this morning at its Middle and High School. 

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Springfield High School Welcomes Back Students in the Best Way Possible

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Springfield High School Welcomes Back Students in the Best Way Possible 

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GMG CEO Breaks Down Local Sales Tax Extension Video included

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On November 8, Mankato and North Mankato residents will head to the polls to vote on a local sales tax extension which would allow the cities of Mankato and North Mankato to spend up to $62 million.

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Law Enforcement Increasing Patrol With MSU Students Back In Town Video included

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MSU students were back in town this weekend with the fall semester starting today. 

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City Officials Release Cause of House Fire Video included

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According to a press release, unattended burning incense are to blame for the fire.

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Authorities Investigate Death of Jackson Baby

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The Sac City Police Department says officers and medics were dispatched to the home Friday morning to check a report that a 1-month-old infant was not breathing.

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Few Iowa Drivers Punished for Passing Stopped School Buses

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The number of people charged with violating the school bus law has declined, and the law's tough penalties may make prosecutors more willing to accept lesser charges.  

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Man Hit by stray Bullet While Watching TV

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Police say the man was hit in the back when the bullet entered his home shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday. 

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Allina Nurses Resume Contract Talks

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Union negotiators and Allina Health resume talks Tuesday after nurses rejected a contract offer last week and authorized an open-ended strike. 

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Sleepy Eye Couple Celebrates 75 Years of Marriage Video included

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It was June of 1941. Before Pearl Harbor. 

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Official: Prince's Pills Contained Fentanyl Video included

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 An official close to the investigation says several pills taken from Prince's estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained the powerful opioid fentanyl.

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Trevor Shelley to be Released From Jail Monday Video included

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The St. Peter man sentenced in assault that left former MSU football player Isaac Kolstad with severe brain injuries two years ago will be released from jail on Monday. 

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Schmidt's Meat Market Co-Founder Turns 105 Video included

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The co-founder of Schmidt’s Meat Market in Nicollet celebrates a special milestone. Esther Schmidt turned 105 on Friday. 

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Minnesota Man Jailed in Suspicion of Murder of 5-Year-Old Girl

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A Minnesota man is jailed on suspicion of first–degree murder and kidnapping in the death of a co–worker's 5–year–old daughter. 

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Two Local Kids Deliver Survival Kits To Thank Police Officers

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Survival Kits hand made by two local kids… 

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St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center Hosts Back To School BBQ Video included

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The St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center invited students to come and enjoy their annual welcome barbecue this afternoon. 

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St. Clair Football Hosts Mom's Clinic

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The St. Clair football team put on a special clinic Friday evening in front of some special fans.

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Protesters Harass Donors at Trump Fundraiser in Minneapolis Video included

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 Some demonstrators spray-painted obscenities on the walls of the Minneapolis Convention Center as wealthy donors gathered for a private fundraiser attended by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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Birds Flock Back to State Fairs After Bird Flu Outbreak Video included

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Chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese are flocking back to state fairs across the country after a one-year absence due to a historic bird flu outbreak that forced a ban on live poultry exhibitions in several states. 

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Regulators Seek to Recruit More Health Plans to MNsure

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Regulators are making a last-ditch push to recruit more health plans to the MNsure exchange for 2017, particularly insurers willing to sell coverage outside the Twin Cities metropolitan area. 

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Fox Suspected of Biting Two People in Minneapolis Has Rabies

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 Health officials say a fox suspected of biting two people on the south side of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis has tested positive for rabies. 

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Vikings Stadium Gets Harsh Review After First Concert Video included

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The new U.S. Bank Stadium is getting some harsh reviews after its first concert. 

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Convicted Cop Killer Back in Jail After Chase

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A convicted cop killer is back in jail after allegedly leading authorities on a chase and scuffling with officers. 

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AMBER Alert Cancelled, Body of 5-Year-Old Found

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An AMBER ALERT has been issued after a 5-year-old girl was possibly taken from her Watkins home. 

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Wow Zone Hosts Benefit For Mankato Woman Killed In Colorado Video included

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1,009 donations were given to the Nikals fundraiser at the Wow Zone today.

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Butterfield Hosts 50th Annual Steam And Gas Engine Show Video included

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The weekend in Butterfield was spent taking a step back in history.

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Dozens Ride For The Miracle League Video included

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The rain couldn't stop dozens of motorcycle riders from hitting the road to help the Miracle League of North Mankato.? 

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Bethany Prepares For New Year As Students Move In Video included

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It was a soggy morning for some Bethany Lutheran College students settling into their dorm room. 

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Crews Called to House Fire in Mankato Video included

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Crews are on the scene of a trailer house fire in Mankato. 

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Worthington Pilot Dies in Plane Crash Near Ruthton Video included

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A pilot from Worthington is dead after a small plane crash near Ruthton 

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Volleyball Works Every Muscle Video included

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Volleyball season is under way in area schools.Megan Svir is a coach at Dakota Meadows Middle School in North Mankato, she says despite what some people might think, volleyball is a very physical sport.  

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Storms Hit Lake Crystal With Heavy Rain, Wind

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Lake Crystal was hit hard. Earlier Thursday evening residents began to pick up, with trees and debris all over across the town.

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Extra DWI Enforcement For Labor Day Weekend

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As the busy Labor Day weekend approaches, authorities want to remind people to remember: drive sober or get pulled over. 

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Sleepy Eye Hosts 55th Annual Buttered Corn Days Video included

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Endless amounts of corn is being consumed in Sleepy Eye this weekend.. And the people just can’t seem to get enough. 

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No Special Session Leads To Hopes For Next Year Video included

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The answer is no. Governor Dayton announced yesterday he will not call lawmakers back for a special session this year. 

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Mankato Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Six-Year-Old Relative

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A warrant has been issued for a Mankato man accused of sexually assaulting his six year old relative back in June. 

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Bike Safety Reminder From St. Peter School Officials Video included

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After a fatal bicycle accident killed a ten year old boy in Waseca, just a few days ago, area school officials are reaching out with a message for both drivers and bicyclists. 

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Trump Raising Funds in Minneapolis Video included

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His audience in Minneapolis Friday will be wealthy Republican donors. Trump doesn't plan to hold a public rally.    

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Old Town Master Plan Heads To City Council Video included

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The draft of the Old Town Master Plan will be presented and is up for adoption at Monday's Mankato City Council Meeting. 

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Grain Bins Damaged from Storm in Rapidan Video included

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Two bins damaged including one just being built at Rapidan Elevator.

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KETELSEN REPORT: Corn Innovation Grants Video included

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The Minnesota Corn Growers have undertaken a program to foster innovative ideas aimed at continuous improvement of nutrient management and water quality. 

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Iowa's Unemployment Rate Inches Up In July

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Iowa Workforce Development reported Friday that July's rate was up from 4 percent in June and has risen from 3.6 percent a year ago.   

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5,000 Nurses at 5 Twin Cities Hospitals Vote for New Strike

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The workers represented by the Minnesota Nurse's Association voted Thursday to authorize an open-ended walkout at the Allina Health hospitals just two months after a weeklong strike ended without a deal.   

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17-Year Sentence in Fatal Bar Assault

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The 25-year-old Smith earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder without intent in Ramsey County District Court. 

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Accident Injures At Least One on Highway 60 in Lake Crystal Video included

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Thursday afternoon storms made it tough on drivers on Highway 60 as well. 

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Dayton Abandoning Attempt For Special Session Video included

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Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders are abandoning their hopes of a special session. 

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Mankato East Prepares For New School Year With New Renovations Video included

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With the new school year right around the corner, students and staff are gearing up and getting ready. 

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Thursday Afternoon Storm Downs Trees, Power Lines Video included

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In west Mankato, this afternoon’s storm left behind at least one down tree, crushing a car parked on the side of the street. 

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Storms Leave Scattered Damage Around Mankato

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By Land of Memories Park, a few homeowners are cleaning up after large tree branches fell on a house and lawn. 

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Storms Leave Damage Across Southern Minnesota Video included

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Thursday's storms left many towns picking up the pieces with trees and power lines down among other damage. 

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Staying Healthy For School Video included

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Before you send your kids off to school... doctors have some health reminders for you. 

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300 Bicyclists Hit The Open Road For Tour Across Southern Minnesota Video included

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300 riders are taking on southern Minnesota by the handlebars for the next four days. 

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Campus Cupboard Distributes Fresh Produce To Students Video included

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During the busy move–in day at MSU, Campus Cupboard distributed fresh produce for free to new and returning students that showed their student ID.

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Move-In Day At MSU Brings Summer To An End For Students Video included

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More than 2,800 students packed up their belongings and headed to Mankato today as MSU opened its doors to first–year and returning students. 

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Semi Rollover Backs Up Traffic On Highway 169 Video included

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A semi rollover caused big traffic delays for drivers on Highway 169 South this morning. 

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Man Who Allegedly Offered Teen Money To Watch Her Undress

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A search warrant has been issued for a 43–year–old man, formally from the St. Peter area, accused of sending notes and text messages to a 14–year–old girl saying he'd pay to watch her undress. 

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Fairmont Armed Robbery Helps Police Solve June Burglary

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The investigation of an armed robbery last week at the Freedom gas station in Fairmont helps law enforcement solve another burglary from earlier this year.? 

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Mental Health Exam Ordered in Infant Death Case Video included

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Twenty-one-year-old Cory Morris is accused of fatally beating 4-month-old Emersyn last weekend.

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Nelly to Perform in Mankato Video included

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As part of his "Endless Summer Tour," on Friday, October 7, Nelly will perform at the Vetter Stone Amphitheater.

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Dayton's Tax Returns Show $385k Income For 2015

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The Democratic governor reported nearly $385,000 in income for 2015. That includes $118,000 from his state salary and roughly $266,000 from investment-related income. His 2014 income was similar.   

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Minnesota Unemployment Jumps To 3.9 Percent

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Minnesota's unemployment rate increased last month to 3.9 percent. That's up .1 percent from June. 

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10-Year-Old Dies After Bike And Car Collide

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A ten–year–old bicyclist died during the early morning hours of August 18 after being hit by a car on the afternoon of August 17 in Waseca. 

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Cemetery Cancels Car Show Following Criticism

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The Roselawn Cemetery's board of directors says it decided not to hold this weekend's "Rods and Stones'' show because of negative feedback.

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Butterfield Odin Hires A Superintendent

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The Butterfield Odin school board makes its decision on a new superintendent. 

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Tink Larson Field Designs Taking Shape Video included

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The iconic Tink Larson Field....it looks a lot different than it did back in April after a fire destroyed the grandstand, but come next year construction crews could be putting on the final touches to the new rebuilt complex.

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Mankato Seeks Volunteers for Emergency Response Team Video included

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Volunteers are trained to help others in their neighborhood and workplace and assist during emergency situations.

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Lawmakers Tour Water Quality Successes And Issues Video included

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Minnesota lawmakers on the Legislative Water Commission are taking a look at conservation practices and water issues. 

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Waseca County Appoints Interm Administrator

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A familiar face is returning to Waseca as the county's interim administrator. 

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Mankato Elks Makes Sure Students Have Supplies For School Video included

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Members of the Mankato Elks Lodge delivered fully loaded backpacks this afternoon to the South Elementary School in St. Peter, so teachers can provide them to any students they see without school supplies. 

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Locals Tour Shetek Trail On 154th Anniversary Of U.S. Dakota War Outbreak Video included

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As part of today's 154th anniversary of the U.S. Dakota War outbreak, residents got an inside look of some local history on the guided tour along the Shetek Trail in southwestern Minnesota along County Road 24. 

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Man Arrested After North Mankato Business Door Broken Early Wednesday Morning

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Criminal damage to property charge requested.

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Mankato to Launch Alive After 5 For Season Video included

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Thursday, August 18, will kick off the free concert series Alive After 5 at the Civic Center Plaza in downtown Mankato. 

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Officials Say Deaths of Couple is Apparently Murder Suicide

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Police say the woman, in her late 20s, and the man, in his early 30s, were boyfriend and girlfriend and both lived at the home where their bodies were found by a relative.

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New Prague Woman Pleads Guilty in Texting Fatality

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Seventy-nine-year-old Joseph Tikalsky was struck and killed last October as he retrieved his newspaper from the side of the road.

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UPDATE: Waseca Man Found, Search Cancelled

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Strauss had  been missing since Saturday, August 13.

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Bicycle Education in School Movement Starting Video included

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Fueled by their passion for the sport, two area men just completed a journey all the way from the coast of Oregon to Mankato.  Tom Engstrom and Dave Rice traveled 35 days on two wheels.  

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Highway 169 Could Open Up By Aug. 27 Video included

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Highway 169 between Mankato and St. Peter could be opening by the end of next week. 

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Discussion Over MNPrairie Service Takes Place in Waseca Video included

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An open forum discussing Minnesota Prairie County Alliance's service takes place in Waseca. 

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Make-up Date Set For Sara Evans Concert In Mankato Video included

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A make-up date has been set after last Friday night's Sara Evans concert was cancelled in Mankato. 

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Madelia Makes Quick Progress Rebuilding Downtown Businesses Video included

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After a fire destroyed several of Madelia's downtown businesses almost six months ago, the process to rebuild has been rapid.?

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Martin County Fair Remembering 9/11 Video included

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Many people will be heading to the Martin County Fair this week for food, rides and entertainment. But one exhibit at the fair this year is taking a looking back at one of the worst days in modern American history.

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Redwood County to Notify Community of Predatory Offender Release

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Notification meeting set for August 29th at 6:00 pm in Redwood Area Community Center.

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Genesis Classical Academy Hopes For Another Successful Year In Winnebago Video included

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After a first year that went beyond their expectations, Genesis Classical Academy in Winnebago is switching things up and adding on to keep up with students' demand. 

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EAA Mankato to Host Annual Fly In Breakfast Video included

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The Mankato chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association is hosting its annual  Fly In, Drive In Breakfast on Sunday August 21.

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Redesigned Concepts of Tink Larson Field Unveiled Tuesday Night Video included

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Designs down to final two options.

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North Mankato Man Facing Three Felony Charges in Taxi Robbery Case

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Reported robbery took place near Mankato West August 12th.

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Police Search for Missing Waseca Man

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53-year-old Willard Strauss has been missing from Waseca since Saturday, August 13.

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Car Show at Roseville Cemetery Draws Complaints

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Nicole Roatch says she visits Roselawn Cemetery to mourn her brother-in-law who was killed in a car accident. Roatch says hot rods, a DJ and barbecue have no place in the peaceful cemetery.   

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Funeral Service Held for Former Minnesota Governor

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About 300 people gathered at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis Monday to pay tribute to the governor, first elected in 1970 at the age of 37. 

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Red Cross Sending Help to Louisiana Video included

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The American Red Cross is stepping in to help with disaster relief in Louisiana where flooding has left thousands in shelters. 

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N. Mankato Looks at 2017 Budget Video included

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The North Mankato City Council takes its first look at next year's budget. 

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Fuel Up For Fall Sports Video included

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For many schools in our region, today is the start of the Fall sports season. Hy Vee Dietitian Laura Schmidt says this is a good time to check in to make sure your child is getting proper nutrition and hydration so that they are fueled up to do their best. 

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Staying Active As You Age Video included

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Opening in July of 20-14, the Vine Faith in Action Adult Community Center has quickly become an important asset in our community. Janet Kiehm makes the most of the walking trail at the VINE adult community center. Staying active as the years go by is important for Janet.  Janet says, “I’m 85 and still walking without a walker, this has been beneficial for me.&rdq...

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Dorms Don't Have to Doom Your Diet Video included

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It's the time of year when students head back to school and for some that means leaving home for a residence hall on campus. Hy Vee dietitian April Graff says with a little planning, students can make sure they continue to get all the nutrients they need even without the home cooking! 

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Local Kids Grow Own Gardens Video included

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Like many parents, Andrea Sheldon was finding it hard to get her children to eat their vegetables,until she got them involved in the process. 

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Making Healthier Concession Choices Video included

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With the Fall sports season upon us, many will be attending games and other events. Along the way, a few trips to the concession stand will likely be in order! 

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Change Sleep Cycle from Summer To School Video included

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Summer break will soon be over for area students, and that means getting back into a routine. An important first step might be to break the cycle of staying up too late and sleeping half the day away. 

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Healthy Summer Travels Video included

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Don't let a vacation sabotage all of your healthy lifestyle habits. You can eat healthy on the road with a little planning. Hy Vee Registered Dietitian Laura Schmidt says keep in mind travel-friendly foods must be nonperishable.

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Cycling for Fun and Health Video included

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Dozens gather at Scheels in Mankato each Thursday evening. It's called a Social Ride, but for many its turned into so much more. 

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Food Hub Provides Local Fruits and Veggies Video included

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Now there is really no excuse not to eat your vegetables. The MVAC Food Hub in Mankato cleans and preps the veggies for you, all you have to do is pick them up each week. 

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Best Foods for Healthy Skin Video included

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Skin is our body's largest organ so we need to take care of. A super food to help achieve optimal skin health, and help with anti aging is watermelon, according the April Graf, a registered dietitian with Hy Vee Food Stores. 

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Dry Eye Dilemma Video included

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Whether for work or for play, screen time can be quietly hurting our vision. 

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New Food Trend: Spiralized Veggies Video included

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There's a new trend in food these days, spiralized vegetables.  Essentially that is vegetables that are turned into really thin noodles. Laura Schmidt, a registered dietitian with Hy Vee Food Stores, says spiralizing might be a fun way to help you eat more veggies, especially for kids.  

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Grilling Food Safety Tips

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1/6 Americans will come down with food poising, and many of those cases happen during the summer months. Hy-Vee's Dietitian April Graff has tips to make sure you stay healthy during this grilling season.

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Combating the Obesity Rate in America Video included

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Dr. Gazzola with Mankato Clinic says the key to combating America's Obesity Rate is not only diet but also in making sure we are moving enough. 

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Hitting The Water, With Fast Growing Water Sport Video included

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It’s the fastest growing water sport in Minnesota and it’s also a great workout! We head out onto the water to take a look at stand-up paddle boarding. 

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Kathy Mead's Journey with the Thrive Campaign

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Kathy Mead knew she had to make changes in her life. She went to her doctor for a yearly visit and knew that it was time for her to switch things up. She started by adjusting her diet, but it wasn't until joining a gym that she really started seeing the results she wanted.  She stresses that it's the type of change that anybody can make. And although it can sometimes be a struggle get yourself to the gym, you'll feel better once you do.  Kathy set out on her jour... More>>

Celebrate Dairy All Year Round! Video included

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June is National Dairy Month, but Hy Vee registered dietitian April Graf says dairy is something you should pay attention to and include in your diet all year round. 

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Give the Gift of Health This Father's Day Video included

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A thoughtful gift for Father's Day can include a personalized grilling gift basket, full of healthy options. One idea is to help Dad cut down on sodium and salt. Hy Vee registered dietitian Laura Schmidt says homemade seasoning rubs are easy to make. 

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You Are What You Eat Video included

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Skin is our largest organ and is responsible for protecting our bodies. But nurse practitioner Lisa Montag with Mankato Clinic’s Skin Essentials, says it's often the one we neglect the most. 

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Kayaking A Great Summer Workout Video included

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Water sports are a popular way to work out in the summer months. Kyle Mallinson, a Scheels water sport expert, has a favorite way to enjoy the abundant water in our region. Kayaking! 

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    Dominant Skill Positions Make WEM a Contender

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 11:55 PM EDT2016-08-25 03:55:13 GMT

    Last year, the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown football team was perfect in the regular season play, eventually falling to Blue Earth Area in the playoffs. WEM has a solid core of skill players returning for their senior year and the Bucs are looking for the right underclassmen to take them to the next level.

    Last year, the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown football team was perfect in the regular season play, eventually falling to Blue Earth Area in the playoffs. WEM has a solid core of skill players returning for their senior year and the Bucs are looking for the right underclassmen to take them to the next level.

  • BEA Has High Hopes for Upcoming Season

    BEA Has High Hopes for Upcoming Season

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 11:50 PM EDT2016-08-25 03:50:32 GMT

    For the last couple seasons the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers have dominated Section 2AA in post season play. Last year, the Bucs were .500 entering the playoffs and eventually punched their ticket to the state tournament. This season, the team looks to build on that momentum and return to state for their third straight appearance.

    For the last couple seasons the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers have dominated Section 2AA in post season play. Last year, the Bucs were .500 entering the playoffs and eventually punched their ticket to the state tournament. This season, the team looks to build on that momentum and return to state for their third straight appearance.

  • MNMYF Kicks Off Season with Scrimmages

    MNMYF Kicks Off Season with Scrimmages

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 11:45 PM EDT2016-08-25 03:45:52 GMT

    Youth football sees continued growth in Mankato.

    Youth football sees continued growth in Mankato.

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  • Getting Back on Track for School

    Getting Back on Track for School

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 12:38 AM EDT2016-08-24 04:38:37 GMT

    If your children have been used to sleeping in this summer, it is time to start getting them back on a regular schedule. Experts agree, parents should start getting kids used to waking up for school 10 – 14 days before the first day.  

    If your children have been used to sleeping in this summer, it is time to start getting them back on a regular schedule. Experts agree, parents should start getting kids used to waking up for school 10 – 14 days before the first day.  

  • Cook Once, Use Twice

    Cook Once, Use Twice

    Monday, August 22 2016 6:43 PM EDT2016-08-22 22:43:12 GMT

    Leftovers are a fact of life. Sometimes they can be wonderful and sometimes they are the last thing you want to face again. But Hy Vee Dietitian Holly Ellanson says there is a way to look at leftovers that can save you time, effort and money. 

    Leftovers are a fact of life. Sometimes they can be wonderful and sometimes they are the last thing you want to face again. But Hy Vee Dietitian Holly Ellanson says there is a way to look at leftovers that can save you time, effort and money. 

  • Volleyball Works Every Muscle

    Volleyball Works Every Muscle

    Friday, August 19 2016 11:49 PM EDT2016-08-20 03:49:40 GMT

    Volleyball season is under way in area schools.Megan Svir is a coach at Dakota Meadows Middle School in North Mankato, she says despite what some people might think, volleyball is a very physical sport.  

    Volleyball season is under way in area schools.Megan Svir is a coach at Dakota Meadows Middle School in North Mankato, she says despite what some people might think, volleyball is a very physical sport.  

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  • If You Have A Question At Tri-City United, Just Ask Barb

    If You Have A Question At Tri-City United, Just Ask Barb

    If You Have A Question At Tri-City United, Just Ask Barb

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 8:14 PM EDT2016-04-21 00:14:57 GMT

    As seniors get ready for life beyond high school they look to someone they can depend on. For Tri–City United High School in Montgomery, that person is Barb Turek.

    As seniors get ready for life beyond high school they look to someone they can depend on. For Tri–City United High School in Montgomery, that person is Barb Turek.

  • Teacher's Heart Bigger Than School Can Contain

    Teacher's Heart Bigger Than School Can Contain

    Teacher's Heart Bigger Than School Can Contain

    Wednesday, April 6 2016 8:22 PM EDT2016-04-07 00:22:33 GMT

    More often than not, an educator's role extends into more than just one role. It takes a big heart to be an excellent educator, and this week's Golden Apple winner is a shining example.

    More often than not, an educator's role extends into more than just one role. It takes a big heart to be an excellent educator, and this week's Golden Apple winner is a shining example.

  • A Helpful Smile and Genuine Care For Her Students

    A Helpful Smile and Genuine Care For Her Students

    A Helpful Smile and Genuine Care For Her Students

    Wednesday, March 9 2016 7:49 PM EST2016-03-10 00:49:41 GMT

    A welcoming smile and genuine care can make a big difference in a student's life. Mankato East's Mary Nelson believes in taking an active role in her school.

    A welcoming smile and genuine care can make a big difference in a student's life. Mankato East's Mary Nelson believes in taking an active role in her school.