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Fairmont proposing to charge for fire calls

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A measure on the Fairmont City Council agenda would pave the way to charge residents for fire calls. Under the proposal, all fire calls would be charged, and the City Administrator says these calls would include motor-vehicle accident extrication by the local fire department.

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Traveling Vietnam Wall Arrives in Cleveland

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The moving wall be up from now until Monday, with a welcoming ceremony on Saturday at 10 AM. More>>

Fans Eager for Vikings Training Camp

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It's the 49th year the purple has used Mankato as it summer home. More>>

Mankato Ranked 3rd on Forbes "Best Small Places for Business" List

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Jonathan Zierdt, President and CEO of Greater Mankato Growth says the greater Mankato area was ranked 10th on last year's list. More>>

Crash Near Silver Lake Claims the Life of a Glencoe Man

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The State Patrol was assisted by the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office, Silver Lake Police and the Hutchinson Fire Department. News 12 More>>

Marty Seifert Gets Endorsement From Local Lawmakers Video included

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Gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert made a campaign stop at the American Legion in Lake Crystal this afternoon. More>>

Mankato Woman Climbs 350,000 Stairs Video included

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One Mankato mom is setting high goals for herself and breaking them. More>>

New VINE Adult Community Center Holds Open House Video included

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The old Nichols Building has been under construction for a year now but last month VINE Adult Community Center employees moved into their facility. More>>

Suspect in Le Center Standoff Charged Video included

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Matthew Jason Schloesser faces two felony counts of reckless discharge of a firearm.  More>>

Root River Trail, The Cadillac Of The Bike Trails

Root River Trail, The Cadillac Of The Bike Trails Video included

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Towns are scattered along this 62–mile trial that once used to be a railroad. Trestles still span the rivers, now ferrying bikers and runners over the water. More>>

Hwy. 22 and Adams Roundabout to Partially Open Friday Video included

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Work continues on the roundabout at highway 22 and Madison Avenue. More>>

State Patrol completes investigation into March fatal crash on Highway 169 Video included

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A violent crash back in March on U.S. Highway 169 resulted in three fatalities. The collision happened between Mankato and Saint Peter. The Minnesota State Patrol has also finished its investigation into the accident.

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Clean Up Continues For River Trails, Parks After Flooding Video included

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As the area continues its cleanup from the floods More>>

Warrant issued for drug suspect charged with murder

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A Saint Peter man charged with murder in connection with two drug overdose deaths now has a warrant out for his arrest. The Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Caputo violated the conditions of his release.

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Highway 169 Construction Changes Proposed Video included

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MnDot is holding a public meeting to discuss traffic and scheduling changes to their Highway 169 development. More>>

Netherlands Marks Day of Mourning for Downed Malaysian Jetliner Victims Video included

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The remains of about 200 of the plane's 298 victims arrived from Ukraine on a national day of mourning as the investigation into who shot down the plane continues.  More>>

Mankato Public Safety Offering Citizens Academy Video included

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The Mankato Department of Public Safety is asking residents from the city to enroll in the Citizens Academy. More>>

LeSueur Based Davisco to Sell Dairy Processing Assets Video included

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Quebec-based Agropur says they will acquire three Davisco cheese processing factories, including one in Le Sueur, as well as the cheese shop located there. More>>

VINE Adult Community Center Dedication Tonight Video included

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The building will be open for tours and the VINE Staff and Board Members will be available to answer questions.YC News 12 More>>

Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall in Cleveland Video included

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The memorial will be open 24 hours a day at the Veterans Memorial park near the water tower starting on Thursday, July 24 through Monday July 28. More>>

Tour De Colin, A Ride Along The Red Jacket Trail

Tour De Colin, A Ride Along The Red Jacket Trail Video included

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Explore the Red Jacket Trails and the sights that it offers as KEYC News 12's Colin Oraskovich hits the trail.
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Study Raises More Concerns Over Hysterectomy Technique Video included

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Earlier this year the FDA discouraged the use of morcellators during surgery. 

Now a new study is raising more questions. 
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Fields Finally Dried Out in Southern Minnesota Video included

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USDA lists 11% of Minn. fields as "Short" on moisture More>>

Obama Signs Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act into Law Video included

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President Obama signed the "Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act" into law.  More>>

Japanese Choir Tour Celebrates With Good Counsel Video included

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A Japanese Choir Tour made its way to Good Counsel Hill after a brief stop in Madison Lake. More>>

Sewing Group Makes Quilts Of Valor Video included

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A growing group of women in Blue Earth are quilting away, all for a good cause. More>>

RAGBRAI Rolls Through Ringsted Video included

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The 42nd annual RAGBRAI made a stop in Ringsted Iowa, earlier this morning. More>>

American Red Cross Faces Blood Shortage Video included

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The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage.   More>>

Mideast Crisis Update: Israel Becomes No-Fly Zone for U.S. Video included

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Israel is a temporary no–fly zone for commercial airlines based in the United States. The FAA grounded U.S. flights to and from Israel at least until Wednesday.  More>>

Roundabouts Get Paved Video included

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Some major progress to report on the new roundabout at Madison Avenue and Highway 22 in Mankato. More>>

UPDATE: Le Center Man In Custody Following Armed Standoff Video included

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The standoff in Le Center has ended peacefully. More>>

Man Dies While Riding on RAGBRAI Monday Video included

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According to RAGBRAI’s Medical Director the man died due to a medical condition and not from a traumatic injury, though an exact cause of death is unknown. More>>

Showing Continued Improvement, Isaac Kolstad moving to Intense TBI Rehab Video included

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In the past week, Isaac has been able to stand up from his chair without assistance and walk several laps around the gym with some assistance. More>>

Crops Running Behind Average Video included

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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there were 6.2 days suitable for field work in Minnesota last week. More>>

"Ride the Roundabout" Fair this Thursday Video included

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Engineers on golf carts will guide the public through the roundabout providing tips and answering questions. More>>

UPDATE: Philip Nelson Makes Court Appearance Video included

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Philip Nelson is charged with first-degree assault as a result of a confrontation with former Mankato East and Minnesota State Mankato, football player Isaac Kolstad in downtown Mankato May 11. More>>

Study Finds Yogurt with Probiotics Could Lower Blood Pressure Video included

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Researchers in Australia found eating probiotics lowered patients' blood pressure 3 points on the top number, and 2 points on the bottom. More>>

First Look at New Mankato Junior High School Video included

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Construction on East junior high and expansion of Dakota Meadows slated for Summer 2015 More>>

Obama Signs Disaster Declaration for Eight MN Counties Video included

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President Obama has declared a major disaster in the State of Minnesota in the wake of recent severe storms, straight–line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides.   More>>

Renville County to Hold Offender Notification Meeting Video included

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The Renville County Sheriff's Office says Jeffrey Joseph Lingl has moved to a residence on 820th Avenue in Troy Township in rural Olivia/Danube.  More>>

Injured Army Ranger Thomas Block Awarded Soldier Of The Year

Injured Army Ranger Thomas Block Awarded Soldier Of The Year Video included

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Block is honored along with four other winners in the Military Times newspaper and at a ceremony in Washington D.C. More>>

Mankato Residents Deal with the High Temperatures Video included

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Today we all felt the heat as it was one of the hottest days on record so far this year. More>>

Mankato Welcomes the Vikings Back this Week Video included

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It's that time of year again with the Vikings Training Camp just around the corner. More>>

Enjoying the summer sun in Mankato Video included

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With temperatures well into the 80s across the Mankato area, making a splash was the activity of choice for many today. Scores of people hit the beach and/or water today at Hiniker Pond.
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Wildfire out of control in Washington State Video included

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An out-of-control wildfire is causing a lot of problems in Washington State. CBS News reports more than 100 homes have already been destroyed by the inferno.

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Kevin Love Trade Rumors Re-Surface

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Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders was seen talking to Warriors GM Bob Myers during summer league play in Las Vegas Sunday. More>>

Disaster Relief Grant for Veterans

Disaster Relief Grant for Veterans Video included

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A $1,000 Disaster Relief Grant is available in 35 counties for Minnesota Veterans.Brown Co... More>>

Matt Little Recognized in Washington, DC for Service Work Video included

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At the national event, Little spoke about his passion for helping servicemen and women, and his involvement with the “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon” campaign.  More>>

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  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:34:50 GMT
    Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov...
    Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account...
  • Mont. gov: Sen. in plagiarism row deserves respect

    Mont. gov: Sen. in plagiarism row deserves respect

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:32:34 GMT
    Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on...
    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday he had no knowledge that Democratic Sen. John Walsh had plagiarized his master's thesis when he appointed the former lieutenant governor to the Senate in February.
  • 2 dead, dozens hurt after storm at Va. campground

    2 dead, dozens hurt after storm at Va. campground

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:29:36 GMT
    Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.
    A fierce storm packing powerful winds, softball-sized hail and rain toppled dozens of trees and flipped recreational vehicles at a campground Thursday, killing two people and injuring more than two dozen, officials said.
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  • BusinessMore>>

  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:34:50 GMT
    Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov...
    Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account...
  • Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

    Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:28:28 GMT
    After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.
    After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.
  • US airlines to resume flights to Israel

    US airlines to resume flights to Israel

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:24:19 GMT
    United Airlines will be the first U.S. carrier to resume flights to Israel after a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip.
    All three U.S. airlines serving Israel will resume flights there Thursday, following a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip.
  • TechnologyMore>>

  • Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

    Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:28:28 GMT
    After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.
    After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.
  • Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:10:11 GMT
    For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are preparing excavate a sinkhole-type cave in northern Wyoming that contains the ancient remains of tens of thousands of animals.
    For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom...
  • Nokia sees brighter future without handset unit

    Nokia sees brighter future without handset unit

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:14:43 GMT
    Telecommunications and wireless equipment maker Nokia Corp. says second-quarter profit rose 20 percent to 213 million euros ($285 million) on the back of improved profitability of its key networks unit.
    There is life after mobile phones for Nokia.
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