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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>>

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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Members of the Media Get Inside Look at Newly-Renovated Dakota Meadows Video included

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Two weeks from today students will start school at the newly renovated Dakota Meadows Middle School. More>>

Three-Legged Dog Thriving After Car Accident Nearly Killed Him Video included

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They say nothing can come in between a dog and his best friend.And for Jason Tompkins and his dog Bruno, that saying extends through a near death experience for one lucky puppy. More>>

ATV Accident Claims Two Lives in Waterville Video included

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The Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office says Zachary Robert Paulson, 18, of Kilkenny, and Derek Michael Brandvold, 24, of Waterville, were traveling on a single-seat ATV on Sakatah Lake Road when the driver lost control and landed in to Lake Sakatah.    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>>

New Ulm Police Chief Arrested Video included

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Police chief Myron Wieland is arrested following an investigation regarding an alleged domestic assault. More>>

Howard Lake Woman Crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way Video included

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Kyla Mauk, 19, was crowned the 62nd Princess Kay of the Milky Way Wednesday night at the Minnesota State Fair. More>>

Minnesota State Fair Opens Today Video included

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The 2015 edition of the Great  Minnesota Get-Together started Thursday morning at 6 a-m when the gates opened. More>>

Minn. Independence Party Looking to Make Splash at State Fair With Iowa Teen Behind 'Deez Nuts' Video included

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Party chair Mark Meyer of Lake Crystal says the party has invited Brady Olson, the Wallingford, Iowa boy behind the presidential campaign for 'Deez Nuts.'  More>>

DNR Issues Special Permit to Group Harvesting Wild Rice Video included

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Members and supporters of the 1855 Treaty Authority gathered to harvest wild rice on the lake in Nisswa on Thursday without state licenses to try to assert rights they contend they hold. More>>

WDBJ-TV Back on the Air, Mourning Slain Journalists Video included

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The morning crew at the CBS station in Roanoke, Virginia returned to work this morning - without two members of its team.   More>>

Mankato Man Arrested Following Overnight Police Chase

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A man is arrested following an overnight police chase in Mankato. More>>

Steele County Opts For $12.6 Million Public Works Building Video included

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The old facility was shut down due to flooding More>>

Blood Test Could Warn of Breast Cancer Relapse Video included

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British scientists say they've developed a blood test for breast cancer that could predict a relapse of the disease months before tumors start forming again. More>>

Community Pool Controversy Has Blue Earth Resident Pushing For Change Video included

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A leisurely trip to the community pool in Blue Earth with an outcome both cold and unexpected. More>>

Capital Investment Committee Tours South Central College Video included

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It's part of a request to secure more than eight million dollars for the campus. More>>

Bethany Kicks Off School Year With A Water Balloon Fight

Bethany Kicks Off School Year With A Water Balloon Fight Video included

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Bethany Lutheran College welcomed students to the school by hosting a water balloon fight. More>>

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Homeless Youth Video included

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Donnette Wheelock volunteers at The Reach, a drop in shelter for homeless youth. More>>

Janesville Approves Levy Aimed At Improving City Commercial Lots

Janesville Approves Levy Aimed At Improving City Commercial Lots Video included

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The Janesville city council voted to approve a tax levy for residents within the city limits that would garner funds for the city's economic development authority, or EDA, to instigate repairs and changes. More>>

Mankato Fire Dept. Prepares Safety Checklist For Homeowners Video included

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As we near the end of summer, it's often a busy time for college students among others to move to town and the Mankato Fire Department has some tips for those just moving in. More>>

TV Journalists in Virginia Killed during Live Broadcast Video included

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The CBS station in Roanoke, Virginia is mourning the deaths of a reporter and a cameraman.  A disgruntled former employee gunned them down live on TV this morning. The suspect then posted his own video of the ambush. We want to warn you, the video you're about to see is disturbing.  More>>

French Gunman Charged With Terrorism Video included

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A gunman is facing terrorism charges for his foiled attacked on a European train.Ayoub El Khazzani was escorted to face the charges in a a French Court. More>>

Two Women Sue St. Cloud Catholic Diocese

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Two women have sued the Catholic Diocese of St. Cloud and two parishes, saying they were sexually abused by a priest in the 1960s. More>>

Miss Godahl Says to Come On Over to Godahl Days Video included

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Miss Godahl Julia Beckius says day is filled with fun.  Takes place on Labor Day. 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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