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Mankato Area Law Enforcement Responds to Multiple Accidents Friday Afternoon Video included

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A busy start to the holiday weekend for area law enforcement agencies in the Mankato area. 

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Prosecutors Charge Wisconsin Man For Trying to Kill Minnesota Woman, Toddler

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Prosecutors have charged a 27-year-old Wisconsin man with trying to kill a woman and toddler at a Minnesota intersection. 

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Keillor Hosts Final "Prairie Home Companion"

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Some 18,000 fans at the Hollywood Bowl will be transported to Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, Friday night as writer and humorist Garrison Keillor hosts his final episode of the old-style variety show "A Prairie Home Companion" after 42 years on public radio. 

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Woman Airlifted After Crash in Renville County

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A 61-year-old Minneapolis woman is airlifted after a crash in Renville County. 

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Elective Abortions in Minnesota Reach Record Low

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Minnesota health officials say the number of elective abortions in the state hit a record low in 2015. 

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Jury Finds Estherville Man Guilty of Second Degree Murder Video included

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An Emmet County jury reaches a decision
 

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2 Convicted of Trying to Join Terrorists Want Rehabilitation

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Attorneys for two men facing a possible life prison sentence for plotting to go to Syria to join the Islamic State group are asking a judge to consider allowing them to participate in a de-radicalization program. 

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Minnesota Woman's Terrorism Link Revealed in Virginia Case

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A Minnesota woman charged with providing support to al-Shabab is helping the federal government's case against two other women accused of helping the terrorist group. 

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Multiple Crews Respond to Fire on Dairy Farm in New Sweden Video included

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Multiple crews respond to the scene of a structure fire at the New Sweden Dairy Farm.

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Man Sentenced for Incident on Night of Madelia Fire Video included

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42–year–old Bryce Gary Weiss pleaded guilty today to one count of DWI.

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Four Wheeler Crash in St. Clair Sends Two Teenagers to the Hospital Video included

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Two teenagers were hurt in a four-wheeler crash in St. Clair. 

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Sex Offender Moving to Judson Township Video included

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The move of a level three sex offender to the Judson Township is raising concerns for many of its residents. 

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Meals on Wheels Expanding to Eagle Lake Video included

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Meals on Wheels is expanding from North Mankato and Mankato to Eagle Lake.

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General Mills Expands Flour Recall

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General Mills is expanding its recall of certain types of flour in response to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses related to a strain of E. coli bacteria.        

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Vetter Stone Co. Makes Donation To City In Honor Of Late Family Member Video included

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A local company is collaborating with the city of Mankato and Twin River Council for the Arts to make a big donation for an outdoor gathering space in the city. 

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Sleepy Eye Lake Trail Project Wraps Up Phase Two Video included

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The Sleepy Eye Lake Trail project has been in the works since 2002. 

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Blue Earth County To Auction Off State Hwy. 66 Signs Video included

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If you're looking for some route sign décor, you're in luck.

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Madelia Takes Large Steps Forward In Rebuild Video included

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Madelia continues to progress while rebuilding several of the businesses lost in February's fire. Throughout this week Madelia has seen the start of buildings going up around 5 months after the fire; and people seem more than satisfied with the quick moving reconstruction. Madelia Strong President Tom Osborne said,  "We're very happy about the way things are progressing; to be where we are today is quite incredible. There's a lot involved to get a project like...

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Dorothy Peterson Named Fun Days Parade Grand Marshal Video included

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This year’s grand marshal of the North Mankato Fun Days parade is named. It’s table tennis master Dorothy Peterson. We first brought you Dorothy’s story back in 2008, when, at the age of 85, she took on talk show host Regis Philbin on national television. 

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Day Two of Jury Deliberation in Estherville Murder Video included

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Closing arguments were delivered Thursday and Lee Christensen's case was turned over to jurors.  Deliberations resumed at 9 a.m. Friday.

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KETELSEN REPORT: July Crop Update Video included

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 It’s been a mixed bag for crop farmers in Minnesota so far this year, but overall prospects are improving for good yields for corn and soybeans.

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July 4th Weekend Deadliest in MN for Drunken Driving Crashes Video included

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Last year, four people died in crashes involving an intoxicated driver during the holiday weekend and 421 motorists were arrested for drunken driving. 

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Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing of Teen Video included

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Witnesses told police a fist fight broke out in the parking lot of Domino's Pizza about 12:30 a.m. Friday.

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Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Southern Minnesota

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2016 Fourth of July Fireworks in Southern Minnesota 

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UPDATE: Jury to Resume Deliberating Friday in Estherville Murder Trial Video included

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The state's attorney says Christensen killed 19-year-old Thomas Bortvit June 6, 2015, because he was dating Christensen's ex-girlfriend.

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Man Found Dead Under Tractor in Central Minnesota

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Authorities are investigating the death of a 65-year-old man whose body was found under a tractor in central Minnesota. 

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MN Woman Accused of Hiding a Machete Boyfriend Used to Decapitate Man Video included

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 A Minnesota woman is accused of hiding a machete her boyfriend allegedly used to decapitate a man she said raped her. 

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Some Prince Documents to Be Made Public

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 A Minnesota judge overseeing the legal proceedings about Prince's estate will allow documents filed by some claimants to become public.

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Level Three Sex Offender Moving to Judson Video included

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A level three sex offender is official moving to Judson as of June 30, 2016. 

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St. James Man Threatens to Cut Off Co-Worker's Genitalia

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A 38–year–old St. James man faces charges for allegedly threatening to cut off his co–worker's genitalia. 

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Salvation Army Announces New Leaders Video included

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The Salvation Army has welcomed a new pair of officers.

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Crews Start Pouring Concrete on Highway 14

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The Highway 14 project between North Mankato and Nicollet is one step closer to completion.

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MSH Violence Down, But Still A Lingering Problem Video included

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How are things going at the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center?

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Blue Earth Chiropractor Plans To Practice On Animals Video included

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A chiropractor in Blue Earth is planning to start practicing the science on pets. 

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Fourth Of July Weekend Expected To Be Busiest For Travel On Record Video included

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If you're traveling this holiday weekend, chances are you're not alone. 

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Noodles And Company In Mankato Impacted By Potential Security Breach Video included

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Noodles and Company in Mankato is one of over 40 Minnesota franchises involved in a recent data security breach.

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Sex Crime Convict Facing New Charges of Assaulting Young Girl

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A criminal complaint filed in Blue Earth County says that Dale Wilson, 59,  had sex with a girl on at least three different occasions between 2011 and 2014 - the first alleged incident occurred when the girl was only ten years old. 

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Mankato Offers Fireworks Spectacular Video included

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The Red, Hot & Boom! will take place at Mankato's Vetter Stone Amphitheater in Riverfront Park. The event if free to the pubic. 

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Vernon Center Celebrates Tradition and the Red, White & Blue Video included

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Saturday, July 2nd through Monday, July 4th, Vernon Center will celebrate their annual 'Old Fashioned 4th of July' Celebration. 

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Voters Will Decide Legislators' Pay Issue Video included

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The constitutional amendment voters will consider establishes a citizens board to set the lawmakers salary.

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FDA Warns Against Eating Raw Dough Amid E. Coli Fears

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General Mills has voluntarily recalled 10 million pounds of flour sold under the Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra and Signature Kitchen brands.    

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Motorcyclist Killed in Collision with Deer

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The man was thrown from his bike on Highway 223 Wednesday afternoon.

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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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TBT: 1916's Mankato Historical Pageant

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For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re going back 100 years to the Mankato Historical Pageant that took place July 1-4, 1916 in Mankato’s Sibley Park. 

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St. Peter's Workforce Housing Taking Off Video included

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The city of St. Peter has put together a unique opportunity for those looking to get out of renting, and into home ownership

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No Charges Filed In U Of M Xanax Investigation

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Prosecutors say no criminal charges will be filed in an investigation of University of Minnesota wrestlers allegedly involved in the sale and use of the anti-anxiety drug Xanax.

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Home Health Care Inc. Hosts Job Fair Video included

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Home Health Care Incorporated is expanding its services into Southern Minnesota. 

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Evenson Retires From Blue Earth County Veterans Services Video included

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Gary Evenson celebrates 38 years of service with Blue Earth County veterans.

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One Final Haircut Video included

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After 50 plus years of cutting hair, the Y Barbers Bernie Koenigs gives one final haircut in the shop. 

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Statz Case Seeking Review At State Supreme Court Video included

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The parents of Fred Statz are seeking the Minnesota Supreme Court to review their wrongful death lawsuit.

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Living Snow Fence Helping Drivers And Pollinators Video included

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Even though we may not want to think about the next winter storm, MnDOT is taking a little bit of action that could have a bit impact on an area highway.

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Man Charged With Decapitating A Hibbing Man

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A northern  Minnesota man is accused of decapitating another man after his girlfriend told him that the man had sexually assaulted her. 

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All Charges Dropped in Sexual Assault Case

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Roger Lee Martinez, Rubin Garcia Astorga and John Austin Field all faced multiple charges in the case.

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Thursday's "Songs on the Lawn" Rescheduled Because of Rainy Forecast Video included

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Thursday’s “Songs on the Lawn” has been rescheduled because of rainy weather in the forecast. The weekly band and food festival takes place on Thursdays in June outside Mankato's Intergovernmental Center. Greater Mankato Growth is rescheduling the event to the following Thursday, July 7th. -- KEYC News 12

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Mankato Public Safety Urging Caution to Keep Fireworks Legal and Safe Video included

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Fireworks that launch are not legal in Minnesota.

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Affidavit: Coach Refused to ID Athletes in Alleged Drug Ring Video included

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Campus police have been conducting a criminal investigation into a team member's disputed allegation that Robinson attempted to cover up the widespread sale and use of Xanax by his wrestlers.

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3 Suffer Stab Wounds at Intersection, 1 Under Police Guard Video included

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Investigators say the three got out of a car with Wisconsin license plates at an intersection in La Crescent about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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2 Missing Boys Found Submerged in Lake in Willmar Video included

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One of the boys' parents told police a shoe belonging to one child was found floating in Foot Lake near the dock at the entrance to the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds.

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Nearly Two Dozen Attorneys Appear For Prince Hearing

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The judge handling Prince's estate says he's in no hurry to decide who can get a slice of the superstar's fortune.

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Above-Average Crop Yields Expected Despite Recent Rain

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Recent heavy rain and damaging hail has been tough on crops in southern  Minnesota while the west central region has been abnormally dry. 

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Lawmakers Continue Struggle For Compromise

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Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders are eying a possible overtime session to resurrect a $1 billion dollar public construction package and a $260 million tax relief bill. 

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Lake Elmo City Council Ousts Freelance Parliamentarian

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The Lake Elmo City Council has voted to oust its expert on parliamentary procedures. 

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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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Keeping Fireworks Safety In Mind This Fourth Of July Video included

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While many people think they are exciting and fun, a simple spark from a firework is enough to cause a serious injury, 

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Iver's Repair Closing Its Doors Video included

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An auto shop that's been a staple in the Old Town Mankato community is closing its doors after almost 60 years of service. 

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Walz Nephew Transferred From Duluth Hospital To Rochester

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Congressman Tim Walz's nephew is now being treated at Mayo Clinic in Rochester

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Authorities Identify Owatonna Homicide Victim Video included

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Steele Co. Sheriff's Office ID's the man as 22-year-old Richard William Jurgensen of Medford

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Hit And Run Accidents Increase In 2015 Video included

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Hit and Run accidents have risen in numbers from 2014.

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Cybex Breaks Ground On Expansion At Owatonna Facility Video included

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The producer of hundreds of commercial fitness equipment is maxing out with a big expansion at its Owatonna facility.

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Utility Work Forces Detour on Highway 109 in Wells

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Motorists are being detoured to Faribault County Road 21 and Highway 22 until further notice.

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DNR Announces Next Steps For Fort Ridgely Planning Video included

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The future of Fort Ridgely's golf course is determined according to the DNR but others are arguing for a different path.

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St. Peter To Create Trail Around Hallett's Pond Video included

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The St. Peter City Council has approved creating a recreational trail around Hallett's Pond.? 

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Motorcycle Crashes Into Unsecured Object on I-94

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Brendan Jankowski was riding his motorcycle down I-94 in Woodbury on June 18th when a large, rolled up water mat fell from the back of a boat being towed by a black Chevy SUV.

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Dayton to Name Pick for State's Highest Court

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The governor was expected to name the newest justice to the Supreme Court Tuesday morning.

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Dayton Names Family Court Judge to Minnesota Supreme Court

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Dayton tapped Anne McKeig, giving the high court a majority of women and a majority that are Dayton appointees.  

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The 'Thunder' Returns to Blakeslee Stadium Video included

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The 2016 competition in Mankato will be the 26th annual Thunder of Drums show presented by the Mankato Downtown Kiwanis Club

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Greater Mankato Growth CEO Talks Greenseam, Jobs, and Community Events Video included

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Greater Mankato Growth President and CEO Jonathan Zierdt talked with Kelsey Barchenger about its newest initiative regarding the agriculture industry - Greenseam.  Jonathan also took the time to tout the community's support of its June event - "Songs on the Lawn."  

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Teen Struck, Killed in Forest Lake Video included

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The Minnesota State Patrol says 18-year-old Catherine Loahr was killed Monday afternoon near Century Junior High School.

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Pat Summitt, Legendary Coach, Dies at 64 Video included

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Summitt had early onset dementia. She was the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history, leading the Lady Vols to eight national championships.     

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6 Injured in Brooklyn Park Apartment Fire Video included

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One person who jumped from a third-floor window to escape the fire was taken to the hospital.

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Charley's Restaurant Receives Four Day Liquor License Suspension

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On April 22nd, an event/party taking place at the Mankato Event Center received four strikes with the city's liquor ordinance

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Former JWP Teacher Charged For Recording Minors in Shower

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A former Janesville Waldorf Pemberton teacher and basketball coach is facing charges for filming minors in a shower. 

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Children Learn About Robotics Video included

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The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota's week-long Robotics Camp began Monday morning.

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Mankato Community Gathers To Join In On Breaking Fast For Ramadan Video included

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For the first time in Mankato the entire community has been invited to the breaking of fast that ends Ramadan. 

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Authorities Investigate Body Found in Rural Steele County

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Authorities are taking the body to Rochester for identification and an autopsy.

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Bemidji Man Charged in Kidnapping 5-Year-Old Girl Video included

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Prosecutors have charged a Bemidji man with kidnapping a 5-year-old girl who was found in a camper in the northern Minnesota woods last week. 

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Operation Dry Water Was in Full Effect Last Weekend Video included

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Operation dry water was in full effect last weekend.

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St. Paul Motorcyclist Dies After Fleeing Police

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St. Paul police say a motorcyclist has died after fleeing from an officer who tried to stop him and crashed his bike. 

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Allina Health Offering New Contract Proposal To Union Nurses Video included

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Allina Health says it's offering a new contract proposal to its union nurses who staff five hospitals in the Twin Cities area. 

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Group Marches 23-Miles from Mankato to New Ulm to Raise Awareness for Veteran Suicides Video included

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A group marched 23 miles from Mankato to New Ulm to raise awareness for the 22 veterans and one active duty soldier who commit suicide each day in the U.S.

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Hundreds of People Gather to Watch Eleven Contestants Eat Two-Pounds of Sauerkraut Video included

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Hundreds of people gathered in Henderson to watch eleven contestants eat two pounds of sauerkraut.

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Hearing to be Held on Prince's Estate Video included

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A hearing will be held in suburban Minneapolis about the procedures for determining who stands to inherit part of Prince's estate.

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Nurses End Strike Video included

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Nurses ended their seven–day strike against five Allina Health hospitals as expected, but there was little apparent progress toward a new contract for the 4,800 union members. 

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Redwood Falls Grad Embarks on Journey to Run Across Minnesota Video included

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A recent Redwood Falls graduate is about to embark on a daunting task. 18–year–old Marshal Quast plans to run across the state of Minnesota: 214 miles in all, and it's all for a good cause. 

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Support for Orlando Victims Shown at Twin Cities Pride Events Video included

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Support for the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting was front and center at weekend gay pride festivities in the Twin Cities.

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Indianapolis Symphony to Play Prince's Biggest Hits

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The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra plans to pay tribute to Prince this fall with a special concert showcasing some of the late artist's greatest hits. 

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One Church Helps Another Build Back Up Video included

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Last March St. Johns church in Northrop burned down, today another church made efforts to assist them. 

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Judge Won't Allow Media Companies to Intervene at Upcoming Hearing

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The Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate case won't allow attorneys for several media companies to intervene in an upcoming hearing. 

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Two Campers Injured When Tree Falls on Them at Voyageurs National Park

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Two campers were injured when a tree fell on them as they slept in a tent at Voyageurs National Park. 

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Bull Reported Missing From Springdale Township Farm

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The Redwood County Sheriff's Office says a bull is missing from a Springdale Township farm. 

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Striking Nurses Express Concerns With Replacement Nurses

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 As a weeklong strike nears its end, nurses with five Allina hospitals have lodged complaints alleging problems with replacement nurses. 

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Woman Dead, MN Man Injured In Motorcycle Crash

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A Wisconsin woman is dead and a Minnesota man is injured after the motorcycle they were on left a roadway in St. Croix County. 

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Twin Cities Police Plan Stepped Up Security at Pride Events

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 Participants in this weekend's Twin Cities Pride festivities can expect to see an increased police presence, including more officers on horseback, bicycles and more K-9 unit patrols.

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Inspiring Play And Discovery Video included

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Some 130 educators, parents and people who want to play are at MSU–Mankato for the first of its kind Midwest Conference. It's teaching how to get the most out of play and help young kids learn.

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Nearly 300 Shooters Participate in Ahlman's Delta Apocalyptic Event Video included

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Nearly 300 people ziplined, ran through courses, and experienced apocalyptic simulations at Ahlman’s gun range on Saturday.

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Rip Roar Youth Triathlon's North Mankato Event Numbers Up, But Not All About Finishing First Video included

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Nearly 160 kids ages 6 to 15 years–old spent the morning swimming, biking and running through Spring Lake Park on Saturday for the Rip Roar North Mankato Triathlon.

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Betsy-Tacy Fundraiser Is Crossed Off Visitors Bucket List Video included

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 The Betsy–Tacy Society is holding their biggest annual fundraiser throughout the weekend. 

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Kids Go In Search Of A Healthy Treasure Video included

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The second annual Kids Health Fair at Open Door Health Center is providing children a treasure trove of information to stay healthy.

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Outdoor Painting At The Hubbard House Video included

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The Outdoors Painter Association of Minnesota held their first ever Paint Out at the Hubbard house. 

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3-State, 4-Month Drug Investigation Leads to Man's Arrest

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A four-month drug investigation by law enforcement officials in three states has resulted in the arrest of a Minnesota man. 32-year-old Jessie Gruettner, of Browns Valley, Minnesota, was arrested earlier this month at a casino in southeastern North Dakota. 

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Fans Encouraged to Bring Guns to Summer Baseball Game in Michigan

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Fans are being encouraged to bring their guns to a Michigan ballpark Friday night as part of a promotional event by a summer league baseball team. 

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MN Man Gets 13 Years For Role in Girlfriend's Drug Death

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A Minnesota man has been sentenced to just over 13 years in prison for providing the cocaine that killed his on-again, off-again girlfriend. 

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Wells Fargo Disappointed in Judge's Ruling on Signs Near Vikings Stadium Video included

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Wells Fargo is considering its options after a federal judge ordered the bank to take down office-tower rooftop signs near the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium. 

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Middle School Girls Participate in S.T.E.A.M. Camp at MSU Video included

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Sixth through eighth grade girls participated in S.T.E.A.M. camp this week.

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No Taxes On Vet Retirement Benefits Video included

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GOP legislators are touring the state touting new legislation aimed at helping veterans

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Mankato Curling Club Seeks Funding for Floor Repairs to Provide Practice and Curling Facilities Video included

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The Mankato Curling Club is asking for fundraising assistance to repair equipment for ice, and the floor at the facility.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Changes Variety Of Health Insurance Plans Video included

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Blue Cross Blue Shield is making a change to their health insurance plans which will affect thousands of Minnesotans.

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Investors Urged To Be Patient After Brexit Video included

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A down day on Wall Street after a stunning and historic vote yesterday meaning Great Britain is leaving the European Union. 

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Operation Dry Water Cracks Down On Boating While Intoxicated Video included

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A nationwide effort to crack down on boating while intoxicated is officially underway on lakes throughout the nation, including here in the land of 10,000 lakes. 

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Mother, Daughter in Le Sueur County Accused of Conspiracy to Commit Murder Video included

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A mother and daughter were charged with 1st degree conspiring to commit murder charges on Friday in Le Sueur County Court.

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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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Madelia Man Faces Criminal Sexual Assault Charges Against Teenage Girl

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Complaint says victim met alleged attacker online.

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British PM Announces He Will Resign as UK Votes to Exit EU Video included

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EU leaders say that Britain will remain a member until its exit negotiations are concluded, which could take two years or more.

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Wells Fargo Ordered to Take Down Signs in Vikings Clash Video included

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U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank on Thursday gave Wells Fargo 30 days to remove elevated signs from the rooftops of two office towers near U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

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KETELSEN REPORT: Communications Efforts Video included

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 More and more farmers are telling their stories to both the consuming public and to politicians. That’s why commodity groups like Minnesota Corn do visits to the state capitol, Washington, D.C. and other locations to get their views heard on important issues that impact their farms.

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UPDATE: $50,000 Estimated In Damage From St. Clair House Fire Video included

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Nobody was home when fire crews were called to a house fire in St. Clair. 

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Minnesota Man Faces Sentencing in 1999 Slaying of Iowa Woman

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Court records say 37-year-old Deshaun Phillips, of Shakopee, Minnesota, entered an Alford plea to a voluntary manslaughter charge Thursday in Linn County District Court in Cedar Rapids.

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Blue Cross Scales Back Individual Plans Offered in Minnesota

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The decision announced late Thursday comes after the insurer experienced significant losses in the individual insurance market

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Opening Date Set For Chesley Skate Park Video included

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The new Chesley Skate Park is scheduled to open in late July. 

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Austin Man Dies in ATV Accident

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Authorities say an all-terrain vehicle crash has killed one man and injured another in southern Minnesota. 

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Supreme Court Requires Warrant For DWI Blood Tests Video included

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The U.S. Supreme court has ruled on a collection of challenges to DWI laws, including Minnesota's

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Mankato/North Mankato Ranks Top 5 Best Places For Teachers Video included

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According to Good Call,  Mankato and North Mankato is one of the top five best places to teach in the nation.

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'Ice Cream Truck' Comes To the SSND Video included

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An ice cream truck makes its way down the halls at the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Mankato to kick off summer. 

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Trial Begins In Northern Iowa Murder Case Video included

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Lee Christensen, 19, is accused of shooting to death Thomas Bortvit, who also was from the Estherville area. 

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Highway 169 Construction On Schedule Despite Recent Rain Video included

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Construction on Highway 169 experienced was impacted in a minor way after severe storms but MnDOT officials said construction is on schedule.

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Greater Mankato Sees Strength In Numbers Since 2010 Video included

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Many cities in greater Mankato are seeing strength in numbers, even compared to just five years ago.

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City of North Mankato Honors Local Business and Declares June 23 "Capstone Day" Video included

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North Mankato Mayor Mark Dehen declared June 23 Capstone Day as part of the company's birthday celebrations.

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Remarkable Reptiles Take Over Blue Earth County Library Video included

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The Blue Earth County Library is taken over by some slithery, slimy creatures this morning. 

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Girl Missing Following Fatal Bemidji Fire Found Safe Video included

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The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says Brittany Rose Balcer was found early Thursday and that a suspect is in custody.

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Baltimore Police Death Reaction Video included

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Officials and residents are reacting to the acquittal of the police van driver on all charges in the death of Freddie Gray. 

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High Court Strikes Limits Drunk Driving Test Laws Video included

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Justices ruled Thursday that police need a search warrant before requiring drivers to take blood alcohol tests.

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U.S Bank Stadium Time Lapse Video

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Dayton to Travel to Croatia to Solidify Military Partnership

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Dayton and Minnesota Adjutant General Rick Nash leave Tuesday with a small group of former and current guard leaders and members of the volunteer group Supporting our Troops.

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Vaidya Named Interim President of SCSU

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 An interim president has been named for St. Cloud State University. 

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Ventura to Appeal Court Decision That Threw Out $1.8 Million Award

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 Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura wants a rehearing after a federal appeals court threw out a $1.8 million jury award to Ventura, who said he was defamed by the late author Chris Kyle in the bestselling book "American Sniper."

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Dayton Plans to Appeal Court Ruling on Coal

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 Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is taking the fight over the state's law restricting new power generation from coal to a higher court.

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Hastings Man Charged in Death of 10-Year-Old

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A criminal complaint charging a Minnesota man in the hit-and-run death of a 10-year-old girl says investigators matched tire tracks on the victim's body to the boat trailer the defendant was towing at the time of the crash. 

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DNR Won't Rebuild Dam at Blue Mounds State Park

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The Department of Natural Resources has decided against rebuilding a dam at Blue Mounds State Park near Luverne in southwestern Minnesota. 

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Judge Forbids Cameras In Upcoming Prince Court Hearing

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The Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate is keeping cameras out of an upcoming hearing that could delve into claims about possible heirs to the late musician. 

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Bemidji Police Searching For Missing Girl After Fatal House Fire

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Bemidji authorities are asking for the public's help finding a 5-year-old girl missing after a fatal house fire. 

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Minnesota State Financial Challenges Video included

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A report says declining state funding may mean big changes for the system's 37 colleges and universities, which educate nearly 400,000 students a year.    

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Mankato/North Mankato Leaning Toward Holding Local Option Sales Tax Referendum Video included

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The city council from both cities met at Greater Mankato Growth to talk about their next move

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Officers Cleared in Fatal Burnsville Shooting Video included

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Thirty-eight-year-old Map Kong, of Chaska, was fatally shot in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant March 17.

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My Bold Walk Coming To Mankato Marathon Video included

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The Mankato Marathon is adding a new race this year to give more people a chance to participate in the event. 

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Corn Plus Ethanol Plant Faces New MPCA Violations Video included

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A Winnebago ethanol plant is again fined for environmental violations by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

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Vikings' Eagan Facility Plans Approval Makes Local Impact Video included

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The Eagan City Council unanimously approved plans to build a new headquarters, and training facility for the Minnesota Vikings.

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A half-pint horse named Cookie made its first appearance to the library's summer reading program Wednesday morning.

Half-Pint Horse Visits N. Mankato Library Video included

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Today wasn't an ordinary day at the North Mankato Taylor Library. A half-pint horse named Cookie made its first appearance to the library's summer reading program Wednesday morning. 

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Ex-US House Speaker Dennis Hastert Starts Prison Term

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The 74-year-old Illinois Republican arrived around noon Wednesday at the federal prison in Minnesota. Hastert is one of the highest-ranking U.S. politicians to go to prison. 

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Blue Earth County and Nicollet County Declare State of Emergency for Storm Damage Video included

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Blue Earth County and Nicollet County officials declared a state of emergency after severe weather last week left the area with substantial damage.

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Madelia Shares Lessons Learned From The Fire Video included

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One stop brought them to Madelia, where city leaders and other officials looked back at lessons learned from the February fire.

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Organizers Get Ready for North Mankato Fun Days Video included

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For the 51st year, North Mankato will hold its annual Fun Days at Wheeler Park running from Wednesday, July 6th to Sunday, July 10th. 

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Federal Magistrate: Heinrich Trial Won't Move

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Danny Henrich's lawyers tried to get his trial moved from Minnesota because of intense media coverage. 

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Eagan Officials Approve Minnesota Vikings' Building Plans Video included

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The council voted Tuesday night to change the land–use designation to mixed use so the team can create a development on nearly 200 acres of land that includes housing, retail, office space, a hotel and public green space.

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Man Drowns in Iowa Ditch Accident

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Authorities believe that the man lost control of his jeep on the gravel road and rolled it into the flooded ditch.

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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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Springfield Wins Class A State Championship

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Tigers avenge last year's title game heartbreak.

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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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Run... Bike... Run... A Duathlon Video included

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People of all ages and abilities are moving this summer, by signing up for tri or duathlons. 

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Try Tennis To Get Moving This Summer Video included

As the Greater Mankato Tennis Association continues its efforts to bring an indoor facility to the area so players can enjoy the sport year round, for now they are flooding the outdoor courts for summer play. It’s considered a lifelong sport, and it is great exercise to help you live a long life. 

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Stay Healthy and Hydrated This Summer Video included

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The warmer weather is upon us, so staying hydrated is extra important! New Ulm Hy Vee dietitian Laura Schmidt says a general rule of thumb is eight 8-oz glasses of water a day. But, she says, there are lots of choices for hydration, such as energy drinks and even chocolate milk. 

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Limit Light For A Better Night's Sleep Video included

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Because of the nicer weather, many of us tend to be more active during the summer months. But those long days may not be the best for getting a good’s night’s sleep. Throughout this Thrive campaign we’ve talked about the importance of good sleep maintenance. But with the change of seasons, and the days getting longer and longer, that might prove to be a challenge.  

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  • Grilling Food Safety Tips

    Grilling Food Safety Tips

    Thursday, June 30 2016 9:01 AM EDT2016-06-30 13:01:38 GMT

    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. 1. Use A Meat Thermometer: Make sure you're cooking your meat to the proper temperature. Whole muscle meats (pork chops, steaks, roasts) need to be at least 145 degrees. Ground meat products should be at least 165 degrees. 2. Keep Hot Foods Hot and Cold Foods Cold: ma...

    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.

  • Combating the Obesity Rate in America

    Combating the Obesity Rate in America

    Wednesday, June 29 2016 10:52 AM EDT2016-06-29 14:52:02 GMT

    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. 

    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. 

  • Hitting The Water, With Fast Growing Water Sport

    Hitting The Water, With Fast Growing Water Sport

    Friday, June 24 2016 6:47 PM EDT2016-06-24 22:47:28 GMT

    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. 

    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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  • 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.