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This week's pick of the Litter Is on kitten overload! More>>

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State Patrol Identifies Good Samaritan Video included

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The Minnesota State Patrol says they've identified a man they are calling a Good Samaritan. More>>

District 77 Pumps Up Teachers With Motivation, Surprise Concert Video included

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Home Free surprises educators with mini-concert. More>>

Apple Harvest Ahead of Schedule Video included

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Fall is harvest time for crops of all types, including apples. More>>

No Injuries in Early Morning Fire Video included

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First responders say no one was home at a house on the 400 block of Neubert Lane in South Bend Township that caught fire Friday morning at around 7 a.m. More>>

Good Samaritan Found After Saving Man's Life in Fiery Crash Video included

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The Minnesota State Patrol says they found the man they are calling a Good Samaritan. More>>

Nobody Injured In Thursday Evening Fire Video included

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Firefighters headed to 512 West 6th Street in Mankato and started putting out a fire at the home shortly before seven tonight. More>>

School Sisters Of Notre Dame Present Solar Farm On 150th Anniversary Video included

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'Let there be light...'The School Sisters of Notre Dame hosted a thank you event for the state's third largest solar project. More>>

Hoover Elementary Uses 'Welcome Wagon' To Connect With The Community Video included

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Hoover Elementary is reaching out to families ahead of the school year with a 'Welcome Wagon.' More>>

UPDATE: $70,000 In Damage In Thursday Morning Apartment Fire Video included

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No one was injured in an apartment fire near the MSU campus this morning. More>>

Stop Arm Violations Roll Into Mankato With Each New School Year Video included

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The new school year means more buses in route to pick up and drop off students, and more stop arm violations for drivers who disregard the law. More>>

Rep. John Kline Won't Seek Re-Election

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Kline made the announcement on Twitter around 10:30 Thursday morning  More>>

Montgomery Remembers 8-year-old Killed Following Sunday Bike Accident Video included

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An 8-year-old from Montgomery has died following a bike accident Sunday night. More>>

UPDATE: 8-Year-Old Montgomery Girl Dies in Bike Accident

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An 8–year–old Montgomery girl has died in a bike accident. More>>

No Penalty for Tom Brady in Deflate-Gate Video included

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The surprise ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman came Thursday after more than one month of failed settlement talks between the NFL and its players' union.   More>>

State Patrol Looking For Good Samaritan Following Crash Video included

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The Minnesota State Patrol is looking for a man following a wreck that left a semi in pieces and its driver alive thanks to the brave acts of an unknown good Samaritan. More>>

General Mills to Sell Green Giant Video included

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General Mills is selling its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods Inc. for about $765 million in cash.  More>>

British Study Says E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit Video included

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British researchers say they have reassuring news for smokers trying to kick the habit with electronic cigarettes. More>>

More Accidents, But Safer Accidents, On Hwy. 22 Roundabouts Video included

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After a year of data, MnDOT is confident that roundabouts were the right way to go More>>

Method Acting For "The Miracle Worker" Video included

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An MSU theater production hopes to capture some real-life authenticity with the help of a teacher of the blind More>>

Medical Marijuana Manufacturer Delays Openings of Two Dispensaries

Medical Marijuana Manufacturer Delays Openings of Two Dispensaries Video included

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One of Minnesota's medical marijuana manufacturers is delaying its plans to open two more dispensaries this fall, including a clinic in western  Minnesota. More>>

HWY 14 Ramp Accident Injures One, Authorities Yet To Release Name Video included

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The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating an accident off the Highway 14 ramp at Highway 13, south of Waseca. More>>

Windom's WASP-FAST Manufacturing To Create 143 New Jobs

Windom's WASP-FAST Manufacturing To Create 143 New Jobs Video included

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Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development awards a half million dollar grant to a Windom company. More>>

United Way Pulls Together Kicking Off 2016 Campaign Video included

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Pacesetters for the group came together and flexed their muscles to pull a 30,000 pound semi–truck up Hickory Street. More>>

Completion of Highway 60 Construction Delayed Until November

Completion of Highway 60 Construction Delayed Until November Video included

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Highway 60 construction between Mountain Lake and Butterfield is now expected to be delayed by one month. More>>

St. James School District Unveils Bond Referendum Plan Video included

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The St. James school district is planning to have its second bond referendum vote this year. More>>

Body Found in House Explosion in Northern Minnesota Video included

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Crews have found a body in the ruins of a house that exploded on northern Minnesota's Iron Range. More>>

Judge Won't Dismiss Charges Against MN Men Accused of Trying to Join ISIS Video included

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A federal judge says he won't dismiss charges against seven Minnesota men accused of plotting to join the Islamic State group. More>>

Black Lives Matter Wants Apology From Gov. Dayton Video included

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Just days after staging a protest outside the Minnesota State Fair, members of Black Lives Matter St. Paul protested at the Governor's Residence More>>

Lawmakers Press Dayton on UCare Changes Video included

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State senators are pressing Gov. Dayton to halt a contracting process in which a major health insurance company lost out. More>>

Cosby Crop Art Removed From State Fair Video included

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A Richfield artist's attempt to spark a conversation got one of his art pieces removed from the State Fair. More>>

MN Lawmakers Cited For Making Out Deny Story

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Two Minnesota lawmakers cited for allegedly ``making out'' at an Eagan park last week are accusing a sheriff's deputy of making up the story. More>>

Target Lays Off 235 Video included

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Target Corp. has laid off about 235 employees in its technology operations in the Twin Cities. More>>

MN Schools Making Progress on Closing Achievement Gap Video included

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 The Minnesota Department of Education says nearly two-thirds of the state's schools are making significant progress in closing achievement gaps in reading and math. More>>

Mankato Symphony Orchestra Prepares For Upcoming Season Video included

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Sara Buechmann says the two events for September are family friendly. More>>

St. Peter Unveils New High School Design Video included

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Public show and tell meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 9 More>>

Cornish Wants Apology From Black Lives Matter Video included

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"Fry them like bacon" chant riles local lawmaker More>>

New Ulm Discusses E-Cigarettes At Council Meeting Video included

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Members of the American Lung Association presented the council with information on the electronic devices. More>>

Waseca Mayor Talks Railroad Crossings and Stopped Traffic

Waseca Mayor Talks Railroad Crossings and Stopped Traffic Video included

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Waseca's initial growth and success can be linked to the railroad, but that same railroad can bring the town to a standstill. Waseca's mayor aims to address rail cars blocking roadways. More>>

Brown County Looking at Tax to Fund Road Work Video included

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The Brown County Board of Commissioners and Highway Department are looking at a local option sales tax to help fund a road construction project. More>>

Task Force Helps Create Plans for Highways 14 and 15 Construction Video included

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MnDOT is moving forward on several proposed ideas of the construction of Highways 14 and 15 in New Ulm. More>>

Mankato School District Ranks In Top Two Categories Under Multiple Measurements Rating Video included

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Mankato Public Schools see improvement under the Multiple Measurements Ratings ahead of the 2015–16 school year. More>>

Corn and Soybean Crops Ahead Of Last Year's Pace Video included

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The USDA's weekly crop report says 65 percent of Minnesota's corn acreage was in or beyond dent stage.  More>>

Rochester Police Identify Shooting Victim Video included

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Rochester police have identified a man killed in a shooting at a mobile home park that also injured two others. More>>

Motorcycle Deaths This Year Surpass All of 2014 Video included

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With months of the motorcycle season left, authorities are asking riders and motorists to make safety a priority. More>>

One Dead in House Fire In Stearns County

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One person is dead and two others were treated for smoke inhalation after a house fire in Freeport. More>>

Iowa Men Accused of Threatening Pokemon Championships in Court Video included

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Two Iowa men accused of making online threats against competitors at a Pokemon event are due in a Boston courtroom for a hearing. More>>

Windom Industrial Park Gets Grant Video included

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Windom receives a matching grant of $199,500 from Minnesota's Department of Employment and Economic Development for extending the industrial park's Commerce Boulevard an additional 900 feet. More>>

Progress Made in Reducing Invasive Carp Video included

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Efforts to remove invasive carp from waterways across Minnesota have been ongoing for more than 100 years, but researchers say they've made strides in learning about the fish over the past decade. More>>

Minnesota Crops Look to Be Ahead of Schedule Video included

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Minnesota's corn and soybean crops are developing ahead of last year's pace.  More>>

City Center to Dedicate 9/11 Sculpture Video included

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The City Center Partnership and Twin Rivers Council for the Arts will be holding a dedication ceremony for the sculpture dedicated to the attacks of September 11th. More>>

Atmospheric Conditions Causing TV Reception Issues

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Over the past few days, we've gotten some questions on Facebook and calls to the station about viewers not receiving KEYC News 12 over the air via an antenna.   More>>

Minnesota State Patrol to Step Up 'Move Over' Enforcement Video included

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The Minnesota State Patrol says it will step up enforcement of the state's ``move over'' law, named for a trooper who was struck and killed by a passing vehicle 15 years ago.  More>>

Public Safety Hosts Server Training For Businesses Video included

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Local law enforcement is training people that work in alcohol serving businesses about the signs of underage drinking. More>>

Columbia Park in Mankato Shutting Down For Construction Video included

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City leaders expect work to be completed by October. More>>

Kiwanis Holiday Lights Receive Large Donation Video included

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The Kiwanis Holiday Lights will light up even brighter this year thanks to a large donation. More>>

Pretrial Date Set for New Ulm Police Chief's Assault Charges Video included

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A Faribault County judge sets a pretrial date for the alleged assault committed by New Ulm Police Chief Myron Wieland.  More>>

Blue Earth Looking at Remodeling Its Downtown Video included

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The city of Blue Earth is looking at remodeling their downtown starting next spring. More>>

The Tornado Siren That Doesn't Work

The Tornado Siren That Doesn't Work Video included

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It's a sound we're familiar with on the first Wednesday of every month. Yet one tornado siren at Lake Emily has sat quiet for months. More>>

Redwood Falls Man Celebrates Working at Same Grocery Store for 60 Years Video included

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For more than 60 years Leonard Hammerschmidt has worked at Tersteeg's Grocery Store in Redwood Falls. More>>

Badly Beaten Toddler Removed From Life Support

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The parents of a three-year-old boy beaten to death in Pine County say they've donated the child's organs so he can ``be a hero in another child's life. More>>

Three Mankato Men Arrested In Burglary Case Video included

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Public Safety in right place at right time for Mankato homeowner. More>>

Midday Interview: Drew's Crew Benefit Video included

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On September 12th a ColorFest Run/Walk will be held  in honor of Drew Aufderheide. More>>

DNR Working to Improve Trout Fishing in Metro Area Video included

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Minnesota wildlife officials are reworking some regulations in hopes of attracting more trout anglers to the Vermilion River. More>>

Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Issues $5.6 M in Flood Relief Grants Video included

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It's been a year since heavy rains devastated parts of Minnesota.  More>>

Minnesota State Fair Officials Suggest Safety Tips Video included

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Of the nearly 2 million people who will visit the Minnesota State Fair this year, a few thousand will wind up seeking help at first-aid stations.  More>>

Hammerhead Shark Circles Kayakers Video included

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Some amazing video from a pair of kayakers in California. More>>

Six People Find a New Passion After Buying an Orchard Video included

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A family apple orchard south of Fairmont is getting a new family after the one of the owners passed away last year. More>>

The Ice Bucket Challenge For Corinne Brown

The Ice Bucket Challenge For Corinne Brown Video included

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The ALS ice bucket challenge saw massive success is 2014 raising $115 million dollars. Now in 2015, dozens of people gathered outside St. James to keep the challenge going. More>>

Cyclists Pedal to the Metal for River Valley 100 Video included

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Cyclists pumped up their tires this morning for a 100 mile bike ride through urban and rural Minnesota. More>>

General Mills Sets Ambitious Goal for Greenhouse Gas Cuts Video included

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General Mills says it's eager to do its part to fight climate change, so it's setting a goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions. More>>

Starting School Later Let Iowa Families Have More Summer Fun Video included

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A new law that prevented Iowa schools from starting before Aug. 23 helped boost crowds at the State Fair and other attractions this month.  More>>

Fund Set up in Honor of Vikings Stadium Worker who Died Video included

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A fund has been set up in memory of the construction worker who died last week in a fall at the new  Minnesota Vikings stadium under construction in downtown Minneapolis. More>>

California Man Killed in Western  Minnesota Crash

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The  Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened late Saturday about 10 miles west of Willmar. More>>

Finding Out the Price of Sporting History

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Those wondering if the sports memorabilia in their attic is worth a small fortune had a chance to find this afternoon. More>>

Injured Mankato Baby on Ventilator

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Authorities say a 2-month-old Mankato baby is on a ventilator after suffering serious brain injuries. More>>

Software Company Commits $686,000 to MSU Mankato Internship Program Video included

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MSU Mankato will continue to help students gain real world experience, in areas of software testing and development, thanks to a huge contribution. More>>

Hundreds March to Minnesota State Fair Protest Video included

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Demonstrators began marching up Snelling Avenue about 11:45 a.m. Saturday. More>>

Former Iowa High School Teacher Accused of Having Sex with Student

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An Iowa teacher has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17–year–old male student.  More>>

42nd Annual Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Show Brings The Past To Life Video included

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Farmers had the chance to reflect on the history of agriculture at the 42nd annual Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Show. More>>

Twin Valley Council Hosts Cub Scout Recruitment Fair Video included

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Dozens of kids spent early afternoon learning all about what it takes to be a Cub Scout. More>>

Runners Raise a Glass for Beer Run Video included

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It may not be how most people enjoy a cold cup of beer, but runners laced up their shoes as free beer waited at the finish line. More>>

Hutchinson Man Killed In Friday Morning Rollover

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A Hutchinson man is killed in a rollover crash in Douglas County. More>>

St. Mary's Catholic School Starts Moving In To New Location Video included

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It's not an ideal situation for St. Mary's as they prepare for the school year after grades K–8 were forced out of their normal location due to foundation problems. More>>

Plea Deal Reached for Suspect in November Drug Bust

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The street value of all of the marijuana now in police hands is more than $400,000, but police also say that value could have reached into the millions had it reached individual sellers. More>>

Pick of the Litter 8/25 Video included

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 This week's Pick of the Litter is Luna. More>>

Update: New Ulm Police Chief Faces Domestic Assault Charges Video included

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Myron Wieland makes first appearance in Faribault County courtroom on Friday. He is currently on administrative leave from his job as chief of police for New Ulm. More>>

Stolen Property Returned to Owner Video included

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A Lake Crystal man faces possession of stolen property charges after a he was found with a backpack of stolen camera equipment. More>>

Car Accident Involves Le Sueur County Sheriff's Deputy and K-9 Video included

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The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating an accident last night involving a Le Sueur County Sheriff's Deputy. More>>

MSU Prepares Students for Different Policing Environment Video included

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Becoming a police officer comes with a lot of challenges, especially with recent events, but MSU's Law Enforcement says recent controversies haven't affected their curriculum much. More>>

A New Mankato Business Finds Their Kryptonite For Head Lice Video included

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You may have heard that there's a newer, stronger kind of head lice spreading across the country. They're called super lice, but they're being combated by the Air Fairies right here in Mankato. More>>

Tropical Storm Erika Heads for East Coast

Tropical Storm Erika Heads for East Coast Video included

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Forecasters are closely watching Tropical Storm Erika as it moves over Puerto Rico and heads toward the east coast of the U.S. More>>

Rain Causes Flash Flooding in Sioux Falls Video included

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Heavy rains caused flash flooding across Sioux Falls, South Dakota Thursday night.Reports say that cars were trapped in water as high as five feet around the 57th Street tunnel. Cars were also stalled in high water on 4th Street, west of Sioux Falls.Many of the cones at a construction zone have been washed away by the flood waters as well. More>>

One Killed in Accident in South Bend Township Video included

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State Patrol says the driver of one of the cars in an accident in South Bend Township Thursday afternoon was killed. More>>

Ramps Closed Sunday for Bridge Maintenance

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Bridge maintenance will close down the ramp from South Riverfront Drive to northbound Highway 169 in Mankato and the ramp from northbound Highway 169 to Center Street in North Mankato on Sunday. More>>

ECHO Food Shelf Putting On Mankato East Vs. West Battle Of The Cans Tonight Video included

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A friendly local rivalry between the Mankato East and West football teams is being taken to the next level. More>>

'Super Lice' Spreading Across U.S. Video included

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Kids are heading back to school.But some of them may be bringing lice back with them.Mother of five Nicole Hines has dealt with lice before."It's pretty creepy."But we told her "super lice" has shown–up in nearly 30 states, including Ohio and many of the treatments – we've come to trust – will not get rid of it.“'When they use that word superbug, that means these bugs are resistant,” explains Nurse Amy Schmidt. ”So many of the tre... More>>

Mankato Teen Makes Local History At State Figure Skating Championships Video included

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A young figure skater from Mankato made local history last week at the State Championships in the open pre juvenile girls competition. More>>

Baby Donkey Welcomed At Sibley Park Video included

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The new foal arrives 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>>

St. Peter Man One of At Least 13 Killed in Sturgis Related Crashes Video included

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 At least 13 people have died in crashes related to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally including a St. Peter Man More>>

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  • World's "Wooliest" Sheep Sheared

    World's "Wooliest" Sheep Sheared

    Thursday, September 3 2015 11:47 PM EDT2015-09-04 03:47:39 GMT
    Named 'Chris' by his rescuers, he could barely move or walk because of the thick fleece he'd grown from several years living in the wild without an annual shearing.
    Named 'Chris' by his rescuers, he could barely move or walk because of the thick fleece he'd grown from several years living in the wild without an annual shearing.
  • Beluga Photobombs Connecticut Governor

    Beluga Photobombs Connecticut Governor

    Thursday, September 3 2015 2:02 PM EDT2015-09-03 18:02:37 GMT
    Connecticut's governor, Dan Malloy, made headlines Thursday after a Beluga whale photobombed him during his press conference at an aquarium Wednesday.The governor was addressing the media when the beluga, named Juno, swam up behind him to listen to what he had to say.
    Connecticut's governor, Dan Malloy, made headlines Thursday after a Beluga whale photobombed him during his press conference at an aquarium Wednesday.The governor was addressing the media when the beluga, named Juno, swam up behind him to listen to what he had to say.
  • Why Did the Chicken Cross the Bridge?

    Why Did the Chicken Cross the Bridge?

    Wednesday, September 2 2015 11:37 PM EDT2015-09-03 03:37:18 GMT
    Why did the chicken cross the bridge? 
    Why did the chicken cross the bridge? 
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