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After Fire, Madelia's Floral Shop Open For Valentine's Weekend

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The Madelia businesses destroyed by the February 3rd fire are beginning to re–open.

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Former Mankato Mayor Explains Disappearance of Dakota 38 Monument Video included

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It marks one of the darkest chapters in Mankato history. But 20 years ago, a monument, marking the hanging of the Dakota 38 disappeared without a trace.

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Pilot Program Aims To Reduce Drug Abuse

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Martin County has paired up with Mayo Clinic Health System Fairmont on a new way to dispose of prescription drugs.\

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Mankato Riverblenders Barbershop Chorus Delivers Over 100 Singing Valentine's

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Valentine's Day came early this year for many in the area thanks to the Mankato Riverblenders Barbershop Chorus. 

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Verizon Wireless Center Heightens Event Security

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If you're planning on attending any future concerts at the Verizon Wireless Center, prepare for extra security.

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Mankato Public Safety Honors Fallen Fargo Officer

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Police and sheriff departments across the Midwest are mourning the loss of a Fargo police officer. 

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Minnesota Caucuses Just Around The Corner

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The campaign for the next election is entering full swing as voters now start to cast ballots for who they want to be the nominee. 

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Search Firm Will Help Hire Next U of Minn Athletics Director

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The university used a search firm when it hired Teague, but Kaler pointed to an external review which said that wasn't the reason the school ended up with a questionable hire.

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Greater Mankato Growth Extends Deadline for Madelia Strong Donations Video included

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Greater Mankato Growth has extended the deadline of donations for Madelia Strong.

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KETELSEN REPORT: Minnesota Corn Innovation Grants Video included

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The Minnesota Corn Growers have come up with the Innovative Grant program to encourage new ideas from farmers and to share those ideas with other farmers.

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Australian Study Looks at Diet and Diabetes Video included

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A special 'diet' is allowing many sufferers to dramatically 'reduce' their dependence on medication...

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Multi-Faith At Gustavus Video included

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Harvard-educated Ailya Vajid hopes to open up Gustavus to a better understanding of Islam

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Superintendent Search Continues at Butterfield-Odin Video included

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The Butterfield–Odin school board is still searching for a superintendent until the end of the year after it voted to put Lisa Shellum on paid administrative leave.

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Father and Daughter Ask for Blood Donations with YouTube Video

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A YouTube video from a Mankato father and daughter is asking for people to donate blood to the Red Cross.

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Police: School Bus Driver Allegedly Fell Asleep Before Crash Video included

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A police spokesman says 31-year-old Mohamed Wasuge of St. Paul was mailed a citation Wednesday for careless driving.

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Fatal Snowmobile Crash in Northern Minnesota

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Officials say the man was riding on the Taconite trail near Tower on Wednesday night with four others when he missed a curve and struck a tree.  

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Mankato Police Seeking Help In Finding Robbery Suspect Video included

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Police are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect in a robbery that happened Wednesday night in Mankato. 

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Ice Carvers Harvest Farm As Part Of Waseca Sleigh And Cutter Festival Video included

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Residents in the Waseca area have the chance to witness a different kind of harvest this week. 

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MSU Humminbird Big Bobber Ice Fishing Contest A Big Catch For Participants Video included

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For yet another year, The MSU Humminbird Big Bobber Ice Fishing Contest was a catch for participants.

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Bill Passed in House of Rep. Could Change Veterans Medical Care Video included

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A bill that’s intended to cut the backlog of veterans who need medical attention passed in the House of Representatives this week.

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SCC Starts Program To Cover Tuition Costs Video included

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Minnesota high school students or residents looking to attend South Central College for this fall's semester are getting big help paying for tuition.

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DEED Helps Lay Out Path Forward For Displaced Employees Video included

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Hundreds of thousands of dollars has already been donated to help Madelia recover. 

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150 Seconds of Success with Cindra: Pressure is Privilege Video included

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Pressure is really in the mind of the beholder – it is our perception if we feel pressure or not. 

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Individuals Involved In Windom Stand-off Identified

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The Names of the individuals involved in a stand–off at a Windom home Monday morning have been released. 

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Officers Fatally Shoot Man Who Stabbed Police Dog

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Roseville Police Chief Rick Mathwig says officers were called to an apartment building about 10 p.m. Wednesday because neighbors heard pounding coming from the man's unit.

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Second Suspect in Mankato Assaults Turns Himself In

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Caleb Lee Nowak of Blue Earth turned himself into authorities Wednesday morning.

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Fire Departments Focusing On Pet Rescue Too Video included

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Oxygen masks designed for pets

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Virtual Classes Create Opportunities For Madelia Student

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An online public school is helping students in search of a different way of learning. 

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Junior Hockey Team Appears to Be Heading to New Ulm

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New Ulm could have a junior hockey club as soon as this September once the Civic Center lease agreement is finalized.

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Iowa Authorities Led On Car Chase Through Three Counties

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A high speed car chase in northern Iowa led authorities through three counties, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Department. 

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Key Log Rolling Comes to New Ulm

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It takes a lot of balance, and coordination, but New Ulm is now teaching kids how to log roll, a sport that's starting to grow across the state.

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Olu Finds Hope, and Home at Mankato Salvation Army

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A positive attitude and strong faith keeps one homeless Mankato man optimistic about his future.

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Jesus Food to Open Mankato Packing Location Video included

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An organization that focuses on giving food to starving kids will open a new packing facility in Mankato at the end of March. 

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Man Leads Mankato Police On Short Car Chase

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A Mankato man is in custody after an alleged assault and pursuit. 

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Over 80 Employers Meet With MSU Students At Summer Job Fair Video included

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Dozens of employers are helping MSU students think ahead when it comes to gaining experience in the field this summer. 

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Mankato Man Involved in 2014 New Year's Eve Stabbing Sentenced

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A Mankato man arrested for stabbing another man on New Year's Eve in 2014 has been sentenced. 

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Colby Anderson Sentenced In August 2015 Home Burglary

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One of three suspects in a burglary at Mankato home was sentenced today in Blue Earth County Court. 

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Local Health Experts Make Recommendations As Zika Virus Spreads

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With cases of the Zika virus rising, local health experts are forced to make some unusual requests to blood donors that will be traveling. 

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Crystal Valley And Land O'Lakes Donates To Madelia Relief

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Donations continue to pour in to help Madelia recover after a fire destroyed several downtown businesses one week ago. 

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Pedaling for a Great Cause Video included

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On Saturday February 27, the YMCA will host the third annual Pedal Past Poverty. The event raises funds and awareness for homelessness in the Mankato Area. 

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Woman Sentenced in Connection with Minnesota Student's Death Video included

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Ashley Conrade was sentenced Tuesday in Dakota County District Court in the death of Anarae Schunk.

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Super Bowl Minnesota Delegation Picks up Tips in California Video included

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The 2018 Super Bowl will be played at the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

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TCF Bank Stadium Hockey Transformation Begins Video included

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NHL officials took over the football field Tuesday to start the process of getting it ready for a rink, less than two weeks before the Wild will take on the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Refugees Share Stories Of Education Journey

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Refugees living in the Mankato community shared their experience in higher education this morning. 

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Ahrens' Buzzer Beater Lifts East Over #1 Red Wing

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The Mankato East boys basketball team had a tough task ahead of them Tuesday night. The Cougars traveled to Red Wing to face the top-ranked, unbeaten Wingers. The teams were tied 59-59 after regulation and the Cougars pulled off an exciting finish. Mankato East trailed by one with seconds remaining in overtime. Cougar senior Sam Ahrens heaved up a shot from mid-court and drained it to lift East over Red Wing, handing the Wingers their first loss of the season. Ahrens, Krisean.

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Hennepin County Hopes Facial Reconstruction helps Identify Body

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The body was found Sept. 29, 2014, in a railroad shed. 

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Truman Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing Incident

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35-year-old Jesse Motley sits in Martin County Jail, accused of stabbing and attempting to rape neighbor

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MSU Masters Student Works With Local DNR To Track Elk

MSU Masters Student Works With Local DNR To Track Elk

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Researchers will be placing GPS radio collars on 20 female elk in northwestern Minnesota later this month. The goal: to study the animals habitat and movement, specifically during the calving season.

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8th Annual Ag Symposium Takes Place At South Central College

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Today was the 8th annual Ag Symposium at South Central College The event had multiple guest speakers and local business sponsors. 

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United Way Receives Grants

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After an application process, The Mankato Area United way has received $31,000 in grants from the Mankato Clinic Foundation. 

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Report Clears McLeod County Deputy in Fatal Shooting

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A report clears a McLeod County deputy of any wrongdoing in a fatal shooting last November. 

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MnDOT Holds Open House On Highway 169 Construction Project

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As construction season nears, MnDOT spent the afternoon educating the public today on the outlook and timeline for its Highway 169 construction project. 

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In Effort To Keep Roads Clear, MnDOT's Strategy Includes Farmers And Nature

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When it comes to keeping the roads clear of blowing snow, MnDOT's strategy is more than just snowplows.

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UPDATE: Wagon Wheel Cafe's New Owner Expects To Open Soon

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Patrons of the Wagon Wheel Café could soon be walking back into the iconic downtown restaurant.

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Farmer's Market Cottage Foods Law Course Tours Southern Minnesota

Farmer's Market Cottage Foods Law Course Tours Southern Minnesota

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The Minnesota Farmers Market Association is touring the state offering a course that allows individuals to sell a wider variety of items at farmers markets without a license.

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Mankato Sports Commission Pushes For Sales Tax Legislation For Recreation Facilities

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The Mankato Sports Commission is again pushing for sales tax legislation to develop a plan for the city to invest in recreation facilities. 

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DNR and MSU Mankato Team to Study Wild Elk Video included

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The DNR says the goal is to ultimately develop management programs that benefit wild elk and their habitat, while also minimizing conflicts with landowners.   

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School Bus Crashes into Parked Cars Video included

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8-year-old and a 10-year-old on the bus and an adult aide were taken to a hospital after complaining of aches and pains. 

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Minnesota Moving 911 from Analog to the Digital World Video included

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About 300 emergency calls are answered every day at Allina Health Emergency Medical Services coverage stretching 1,800 square miles from Cambridge to New Ulm.   

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ACLU to File Claim Seeking Video from Fatal Police Shooting Video included

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The ACLU and NAACP are planning a news conference Tuesday to announce a lawsuit against the  Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

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Eat, Move, Sleep: Beef For Heart Health Video included

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Beef For Heart Health

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Clark Johnson Announces He Will Run For Re-Election Video included

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MSU professor and North Mankato State Representative Clark Johnson announces he will run for re–election.

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Police Have Guns Drawn in Windom, Not Confirming What For

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A developing story out of Windom. 

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Taxi Battle Scheduled For February 22 Video included

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City now looking at no maximum cab limit (but a minimum of 5)

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St. Peter's New Program Redefines The Snow Day Video included

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The snow day has been redefined in the St. Peter School District.

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Local Marketing Professional Helps Ad Win Super Bowl Airtime Video included

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Advertisements during the Super Bowl, for some, are as exciting as the main event. And one Mankato man created the opportunity to get one of those captivating commercials that precious airtime.

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Chipotle Closes For Monday Lunch Rush To Focus On Food Safety Video included

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Chipotle restaurants across the U.S. were closed until three this afternoon

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Blizzard Conditions Force Some Southwestern Minnesota Roads Closed

Update From MnDOT: Southwest MN Roads Reopening Video included

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UPDATE from MnDOT: Roads in Southwest MN are opening now. This includes I90 and Hwy 60, 71 & 86. Use caution as roads are icy in spots with some reduced visibility.

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Windom Standoff Ends After Police Find Man Dead

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Authorities say officers were called to a disturbance on 3rd Avenue and heard shots fired when they tried to enter the home. 

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Mt. Lake Police Exploring Idea of Using Body Cam Video included

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It's a discussion happening throughout the country. Should police wear body cams? 

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Janesville Family Loses Everything In Saturday House Fire Video included

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A Janesville family is working to recover after a fire completely destroyed their home Saturday night. 

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Nicollet County Sheriff's Dept. Announces Polar Plunge Numbers Video included

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The Nicollet County Sheriff’s Department says this year’s Polar Plunge was a successful one. 

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Madelia's Tony Downs Foods Donates $100,000 For City's Fire Relief Efforts Video included

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Tony Downs Foods in Madelia is increasing its support following the fire that destroyed several businesses in the city's downtown last week. 

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Home Tweet Home, a Habitat Fundraiser Video included

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The unique garden silent auction and & wine tasting is a fundraiser for Habitat For Humanity which provides simple and affordable houses for families in need. 

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Lawmakers up Funding Ante for Anti-Recruitment Efforts Video included

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The large Somali community in Minneapolis has made it a primary target for terrorism recruitment and the federal government's anti-terrorism efforts.

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Resort Hosts Shovel Race Video included

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The chilly and unique event is open to adults and kids, though they race at different times.

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Broncos Top Panthers in Super Bowl 50

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Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver's two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.          

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Weather Catch of the Day: Snow Roller in Mankato

Weather Catch of the Day: Snow Roller in Mankato Video included

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Known as a snow roller, snow curls itself into a cylinder on its own due to strong winds or, in this case, gravity.

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Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Tournament Raises The Flag

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Today marked day two of the 8th annual Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Tournament.

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Part Of Sibley Parkway In Mankato Will Close For Construction

Part Of Sibley Parkway In Mankato Will Close For Construction Video included

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The underpass between Mankato's Poplar Street and Mound Avenue will be closed as crews complete their foundation work for the railroad trestle.

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103-Year-Old Broncos Fan in Jackson Relishes Super Bowl Sunday

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Pat Scheppman is probably the oldest Broncos fan but her age doesn't stand in the way of cheering them on in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday.

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The Man Behind the Statue: Meet the Happy Chef Voice Video included

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The Happy Chef franchise was started by Mankato's Frederick family in 1963. 

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MnDOT Pulls Plows, Issues 'No Travel Advisory' with Sunday Night Blizzard

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UPDATE: MnDOT has pulled the plows off highways in Southwest and South Central Minnesota. No travel advised.

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64-Year-Old Cleveland Man Dies in Car Accident Near Elysian

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A 64–year–old Cleveland man dies after an accident near Elysian.

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Ex-Cop Charged With Assaulting Boy At Group Home

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A retired St. Paul police officer who was a Golden Gloves boxer is accused of physically assaulting a 14-year-old boy at a group home where he worked as a counselor. 

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MN Part of Early Wave of States Passing Laws to Keep Guns Out of Hands of Abusers

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Minnesota is part of an early wave of states passing laws to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. 

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MN Artist Honors U.S. Military With Paintings

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A Little Falls artist is honoring the U.S. military with paintings depicting each branch of the service. 

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Minneapolis Man Charged in Three Sexual Assaults

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A Minneapolis man is charged in connection with the rapes or attempted rapes of three women. 

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St. Cloud Police ID Body Found Near River

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St. Cloud police have identified the body of a 39-year-old man found on the bank of the Mississippi River. 

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Bystander Shot at Minneapolis Restaurant During Argument

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Minneapolis police say a bystander was shot and wounded during an argument at a downtown restaurant.

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Six Injured in Crash Near Windom

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Six people are injured after a rear-end collision near Windom. 

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MN Man Accused of Giving His Girlfriend Cocaine Convicted in Her Murder

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A Chisago County man was accused of giving cocaine to a woman who was missing for months has been found guilty of third-degree murder, but was acquitted of concealing her body.

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Father, Son Killed in Accident in Steele County

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A father and son from Austin have died in a head-on crash in Steele County. 

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Former Minnesota Vikings Stu Voigt Guilty of Bank Fraud

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Former Minnesota Vikings tight end Stu Voigt has been found guilty of one count of bank fraud.

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Sleepy Eye Man Who Inspired Charlie Brown's Sidekick Dies

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Sleepy Eye’s Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend Charles Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's sidekick in his "Peanuts" comic strip, has died.

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Fire Destroys House West Of Janesville

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Authorities tell us the house was fully engulfed as crews arrived on scene.

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Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Tournament Drops The Puck

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The Anthony Ford Pond hockey Tournament began with the drop of a puck. 

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Big Bobber Breaks Ice

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Saturday's weather was perfect for a little ice fishing as the Big Bobber broke ice today on Madison Lake. 

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Escaping Cabin Fever At Bock Fest

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Starting back in 1987, Schell's Brewery's Bock Fest has become a winter tradition to beat cabin fever... with a pint or two. 

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Diving Into The Cold Water To Help Special Olympics

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Hallett's Pond in St. Peter was full of people diving in this afternoon for a quick swim to benefit Special Olympics of Minnesota. 

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Nicollet County Sheriff Department Investigating Rollover On Highway 14

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The Nicollet County Sheriff and Nicollet Fire Department respond to a rollover early this afternoon. 

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Give Kids a Smile Gives Free Dental Care to Those in Need

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The dental hygiene program at MSU once again offers free dental care to those in need. 

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Former Liv Aveda Salon Employee Sentenced

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A judge sentences a former Liv Aveda Salon and Spa employee to 90 days in jail for stealing money from her employer. 

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Keep Your Healthy Resolution Even on Super Bowl Sunday

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Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner and so are food temptations. 

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Jackson Art Teachers Print Finger with 3-D Printer

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Two art teachers in Jackson are doing a different kind of finger printing. A 3–D printer is being used to print more than just lampshades, and other objects.

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State Patrol Investigating Fatal Two Vehicle Crash

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An adult and a 9-year-old child have died in a fatal head–on crash in Steele County on Friday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

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Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Tournament Is Getting Ready

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The Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Tournament had a busy set up day starting early Friday morning. 

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Dayton Recognizes School Counseling Week At Dakota Meadows

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Governor Dayton came to Dakota Meadows Middle School to mark School Counseling Week. 

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Governor Mark Dayton Visits Madelia To Offer Support

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Governor Mark Dayton visited community officials and residents in Madelia this morning after a fire destroyed several businesses in the heart of the community's downtown. 

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Pioneer bank Pledges Money for Madelia Recovery

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The Heart of Madelia Fund has reached more than 50 thousand dollars.

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Dayton to Tour Madelia to Assess Fire Damage Video included

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Wednesday's fire destroyed six buildings and a seventh may have to be torn down. The cost of damages is still being determined. 

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Driver Arrested in Moorhead After Crashing Into House Video included

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Police say the 33-year-old driver from Ransom, North Dakota has been arrested for drunken driving and other charges.

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KETELSEN REPORT: Soybean Markets Video included

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Farmers are facing challenging prices for corn and soybeans and many experts say the year ahead will not be much better. What needs to change?

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150 Seconds of Success with Cindra: Having Courage Video included

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We must understand our selves and move towards the fear. Win the battle with yourself. 

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150 SECONDS OF SUCCESS: Having a Compelling Vision Video included

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  A vision is a detailed description of where you want to go - what that looks like and feels like.

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Golden Apple Winner Hitting All The Right Notes

Golden Apple Winner Hitting All The Right Notes

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Preparing for a holiday concert is no small deal. And when your performers are still in kindergarten through second grade, that sometimes means more than simply practicing the songs.

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Two Teachers At Two Schools Sharing One Very Similar Goal

Two Teachers At Two Schools Sharing One Very Similar Goal

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This Golden Apple Award may be twice as impactful as any recipient before. That's because we honor not one, but two excellent educators.

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Meet Emily Mack: Homecoming Queen Of Sleepy Eye H.S.

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It's homecoming week for Sleepy Eye Public Schools, and Monday night, the district held its coronation. More>>

15-Year-Old Iowa Boy Running For President, Polling Well as "Deez Nuts"

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Meet Deez Nuts: a 15–year–old boy running from president from Emmet County, Iowa. More>>

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  • Golden Apple Winner Helps Her Students Explore The Path Of Life

    Golden Apple Winner Helps Her Students Explore The Path Of Life

    Golden Apple Winner Helps Her Students Explore The Path Of Life

    Wednesday, February 10 2016 7:53 PM EST2016-02-11 00:53:00 GMT

    This KEYC News 12 Golden Apple recipient has not only shown her students the right course in life, but has been the solid support for years to her students. Paulette Grausam's room is full of positive social situations.

    This KEYC News 12 Golden Apple recipient has not only shown her students the right course in life, but has been the solid support for years to her students. Paulette Grausam's room is full of positive social situations.

  • Mankato East H.S. Spanish Teacher Earns Golden Apple Award

    Mankato East H.S. Spanish Teacher Earns Golden Apple Award

    Wednesday, January 13 2016 6:40 PM EST2016-01-13 23:40:27 GMT
    Thursday, January 14 2016 8:24 PM EST2016-01-15 01:24:43 GMT

    Peg Tacheny has taught Spanish for five years of the nine years she's spent in the Mankato School District at Mankato East High School. "There's a saying that kids don't care what you know unless they know you care and I feel that's really true," Peg Tacheny, world language teacher. -- KEYC News 12

    Peg Tacheny has taught Spanish for five years of the nine years she's spent in the Mankato School District at Mankato East High School. "There's a saying that kids don't care what you know unless they know you care and I feel that's really true," Peg Tacheny, world language teacher. -- KEYC News 12

  • Golden Apple Winner Hitting All The Right Notes

    Golden Apple Winner Hitting All The Right Notes

    Golden Apple Winner Hitting All The Right Notes

    Wednesday, December 9 2015 7:37 PM EST2015-12-10 00:37:01 GMT
    Wednesday, December 9 2015 7:53 PM EST2015-12-10 00:53:00 GMT
    Preparing for a holiday concert is no small deal. And when your performers are still in kindergarten through second grade, that sometimes means more than simply practicing the songs.

    Preparing for a holiday concert is no small deal. And when your performers are still in kindergarten through second grade, that sometimes means more than simply practicing the songs.