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Security Heightened Ahead of 4th of July Celebrations Video included

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Security will be beefed up at landmarks, airports and special events across the US for the 4th of July weekend.The FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin last week that warns of an increased threat of ISISinspired attacks over the holiday weekend.One DHS officials said there is no specific, credible intelligence about an attack, but noted ISIS has called for attacks against members of the military...law enforcement, the U.S. government, and the American public.Offici... More>>

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Federal Government to Step Up Bird Flu Monitoring This Fall Video included

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The federal government plans to step up monitoring of wild birds for avian influenza this fall. More>>

Oregon Test Drives Gas Tax Hike Based on Mileage Video included

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Oregon is piloting a program that would tax drivers by mileage, but parts of the program are raising some serious concerns.    More>>

Abe Kolstad Returns From Cross-Country Bike Trip Raising Funds For Traumatic Brain Injury Video included

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Isaac Kolstad's brother returns to Mankato after completing his 3,000-mile ride More>>

Hi-Tech Contact Lens Could One Day Detect High Blood Sugar Video included

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Researchers are working on a smart contact that can see your blood sugar.A thin computer chip is being developed to track glucose in your tears.Since 1979 doctor Sherwyn Schwartz has been treating 450 patients a day at the Diabetes and Glandular Disease Clinic...Hes optimistic about news that Google and Alcon are developing a contact lens to measure glucose levels in tears.He says the pricking finger method only gives a snapshot of blood sugar levels...There are already blood sugar mon... More>>

2 Separate Salmonella Outbreaks Sicken 7 People

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Several recent cases of salmonella in Minnesota have been linked to stuffed chicken entrees that look cooked but are actually raw. More>>

Woman Arrested in Boyfriend's Stabbing Death in St. Paul

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St. Paul police have arrested a 34-year-old woman in the stabbing death of her boyfriend. More>>

Cheap Gas Makes Holiday Get-A-Way Easier On The Wallet Video included

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Gas is at its lowest cost in five years More>>

Craigslist Sellers Being Targeted By Scam Video included

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A Craigslist scam almost fooled one Mankato man. More>>

Mankato VA Clinic Named For World War II Hero Video included

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As our nation prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July......many local veterans gathered to remember a World War II veteran as the Mankato VA Clinic was officially named in his honor.Lyle Pearson of North Mankato flew 50 combat missions during World War II.Rep. Walz says, He didnt want to be called a hero, but that name fit him.During his final mission he was shot down and taken prisoner of war in Italy until the camp was liberated in 1945.Walz says, We can all proudly say that Lyle is... More>>

Waseca Police Department Investigating Waseca United Way

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Department investigating if criminal charges will be requested. More>>

Mankato VA Clinic Renaming Ceremony Today Video included

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The Community–Based Outpatient Clinic which first opened in 2011 will be named after WWII vet and local legend  Lyle  Pearson, formally of North Mankato during a renaming ceremony at noon today. More>>

Several Construction Projects to Begin After Holiday Weekend Video included

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Work Gets Underway on Highways 14 and 22, as well as Lookout Drive in North Mankato. More>>

Minnesota Abortion Rate Climbs in 2014

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The report is required by Minnesota law, based on mandatory reports from abortion providers. More>>

150 Seconds to Success: Confidence Video included

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In this week's 150 Seconds to Success with Dr. Cindra Kamphoff, we talk about confidence. More>>

MCHS Purchases Land Near N. Mankato Video included

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The city of North Mankato says the Mayo Clinic Health System purchased 18 and a half acres of land just outside city limits, adjacent to the new Highway 14, and MCHS requested that be annexed into city limits. More>>

Cancer Survivor and Wellness Advocate Stops in Mankato

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Helene Neville of Las Vegas has been completing a transcontinental run since May of 2010 to inspire healthy lifestyles in others. More>>

Recently FDA-approved weight loss drug becoming more available Video included

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A new study finds the injectable drug Saxenda is helping people lose weight. More>>

Lookout Drive Construction Starts Monday Video included

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Work is expected to run until late October. More>>

Fire Dept. Encourages Safety On Fourth Of July Video included

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Sitting on the verge of Fourth of July weekend is prompting some cautious words from fire departments to ensure everyone enjoys the holiday safely without breaking the law. More>>

Limited Start To MN Medical Marijuana Program Video included

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Red tape, limited availability highlight cannabis program More>>

Mankato Symphony Orchestra & City Mouse to Perform for Red Hot Boom Video included

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Mankato's Riverfront Park will be the home to music and fireworks for the 4th of July.  More>>

Cement Truck Tips Over In Henderson Video included

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MN State Patrol says there were no injuries in the accident More>>

Mankato Police Investigating Assault Near Sakatah State Trail Video included

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No charges have been requested at this time, but the department does believe from early indications that the incident was drug related. More>>

Change In State Law Means More Bingo For Seniors Video included

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After nearly four decades of restrictions, residents of nursing homes and senior centers can finally play bingo more than twice a week. More>>

Fairmont's Lakeview Care Center Planning Remodel

Fairmont's Lakeview Care Center Planning Remodel Video included

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With roughly 65,000 people turning 65 every year for the next decade, nursing homes will soon be experiencing an influx.
One Fairmont nursing home is looking to modernize its facilities, but says it will take millions of dollars in donations to do it.
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Medical Marijuana Program Begins in Minnesota

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Only 65 residents had received a physicians signoff and registered with the state as of Friday. More>>

New Ulm Man Injured In North Mankato Motorcycle Crash

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A New Ulm man was injured in a one motorcycle crash in North Mankato this morning. More>>

Cross Country Bike Fundraiser Ends in Delaware Video included

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The 3,000 mile coast–to–coast ride was a fundraising effort to raise money for people suffering from traumatic brain injury. More>>

Fairmont Man Faces Three Weapons Charges After Roadside Shooting

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According to a criminal complaint filed Monday, Timothy Jordan of Fairmont was arrested after allegedly firing three shots at another vehicle. More>>

Wells Food Processing Eyes Labor Day Start-Up Video included

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Facility currently employs 15 people testing equipment, developing business plan More>>

Public Meeting Prior To Sex Offender Moving To Minnesota Lake

Public Meeting Prior To Sex Offender Moving To Minnesota Lake Video included

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Authorities have moved the location of the July 9 public notification meeting to the Maple River East School activity room because a large crowd is expected. More>>

BENCHS Overflowing With Cats Video included

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A local animal shelter is overflowing with cats, but the shelter is hoping a promotion in July will help combat the problem.
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Crops Surpassing 'Knee High by the Fourth of July' Adage

Crops Surpassing 'Knee High by the Fourth of July' Adage Video included

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Optimal growing conditions across the area have left crops springing well ahead of that loose check point.

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UPDATE: No Decision On John LaDue Adult Certification Hearing Video included

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The first witness is a forensic psychologist for the prosecution who says that LaDue should be tried as an adult because he is at a serious risk to committing more violence. More>>

Madelia Man Accused of Criminal Sexual Misconduct

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66–year–old Leslie Paul Johnson faces one count each of first and second–degree criminal sexual conduct.  More>>

Waseca United Way To Dissolve, Mankato Chapter To Take Over Video included

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Change takes effect tomorrow More>>

Cut In Budget Means Big Changes For Student Testing Video included

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Cuts in the state's testing budgets mean that unlike this past year, the state won't require or pay for all high school juniors to take the ACT test. More>>

Minnesota Air Spectacular Draws Thousands Video included

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Event organizers say attendance soared higher than expectations at this year's Minnesota Air Spectacular. More>>

Fairmont Salvation Army Starts July Fundraising Effort Video included

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The Fairmont Salvation Army is looking for help to keep the shelves filled with food and receive some much needed support. More>>

Crash In Cottonwood County Sends Windom Man To Hospital

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A Windom man was seriously injured from a crash Monday afternoon in Cottonwood County. More>>

Let's Go Fishing Pontoon Returns to the Water Video included

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Senior citizens are getting back out on the lake after repairs to the Let's Go Fishing pontoon.  More>>

New Labor Dept. Regulations on Overtime Pay Video included

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President Obama is proposing new rules which would dramatically expand the number of people eligible for overtime pay. More>>

Community Notification Meeting Set in Minnesota Lake

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The Minnesota Lake Police Department is informing the public that a level 3 Sex Offender will be moving into Minnesota Lake. More>>

Iowa Extends Bird Flu Disaster Emergency

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The virus has infected more than 31.5 million birds in Iowa, mostly egg-laying chickens, making the state the hardest hit in the nation. More>>

Red, Hot and Boom Fireworks and Concert this Saturday Video included

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The "Rockin' 4th of July Concert" begins at 7 p.m. and features live music by City Mouse and the Mankato Symphony Orchestra.  More>>

150 Seconds to Success: Adversity Video included

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Every successful person has dealt with adversity or failure in some way. Adversity is common among the greatest people in history! You could say then that adversity prepares us for greatness. More>>

Blue Earth County Shows Off Renovations To Its Library

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County put $400,000 into facility More>>

Realignments Cause Layoffs for New Ulm Pontoon Manufacturer

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Dozens of workers have been laid off from Palm Beach Marinecraft in New Ulm. More>>

Marathon Bombing Survivors Testify at Tsarnaev Trial

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Those who lost limbs – and family members – told the court how they stared death in the face. More>>

UPDATE: Multi-Million-Dollar Downtown Development Takes Shape

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 Several construction projects in downtown Mankato to change the urban core's look.

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Mankato Apartment Fire "Difficult to Chase Down and Root Out"

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Five apartments in a Mankato house were evacuated after a fire broke out Thursday night.


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'I Believe in Miracles' Comes to an End

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On Sunday morning, a fixture of programming here at KEYC came to an end.  More>>

One of Two Missing Ice Fishers Found

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Authorities have recovered the body of one of two people missing while ice fishing on a lake in southwestern Minnesota. The Lincoln County sheriff's office says divers recovered the body of 29–year–old Brianna Jean Thooft from Lake Benton on Saturday. Thooft and 54–year–old Bradley Allen Lund were last heard from early on Feb. 1 when they apparently left a fish house on the lake. Lund's pickup was later recovered from the bottom of the lake. Authorities continued the search for Lund on Sunday. More>>

City of St. Paul Considering Police Body Cams

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The city of St. Paul is considering whether to join the growing list of cities whose police officers wear body cameras.  More>>

U.S. Global Soy Trade Exchange Coming to Minnesota

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The United States Soy Global Trade Exchange is coming to Minnesota. The exchange will be held this coming September from the 9th to the 12th.The exchange is the biggest event of the year for the United States Soybean Export Council and officials say their customers are excited to visit the Gopher state, one of the top producing soybean states in the country. Bruce Abbe from Midwest Shippers Associations says, "The fact that it's here in Minnesota now, and that the event has gone to this sta... More>>

Heart of New Ulm Receives Grant to Expand Partnerships

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The Heart of New Ulm Project is awarded a grant to help them expand their partnerships.  More>>

Man That Sold Gun to LaDue Gets 90 Days

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The Waseca man who sold a gun to a teen accused of planning a school attack was sentenced for his involvement in two crimes. More>>

Kiwanis Holiday Lights: $50k Raised for Charity

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The $50,000 will be shared among 82 non-profits in the area. More>>

Police: Strangers Help Man with Car Trouble, Rob Him

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A St. Clair man with car trouble accepted help from strangers and ended up getting robbed.  More>>

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    It's believed two bee trucks were trying to switch over some crates of bees when the spill happened.
    It's believed two bee trucks were trying to switch over some crates of bees when the spill happened.
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    Filming of "USS Indianapolis" starring Nicholas Cage in Orange Beach, Alabama doesn't go quite as planned. 
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