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Authorities Respond To Car, Dump Truck Crash In Nicollet County Video included

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Authorities respond to an accident involving a car and dump truck in Nicollet County. 

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Mankato Firefighters Respond To Car Fire On Madison Avenue Video included

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Firefighters respond to a car on fire on Madison Avenue around 10:30 a.m. this morning.    

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One Hospitalized Following Apartment Fire In Mankato Video included

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One person is hospitalized following an apartment fire last night. 

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Woman Charged With Arson Following New Ulm Apartment Fire

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A 37-year-old woman is facing arson charges in connection to an apartment fire in New Ulm over the weekend. Firefighters responded to an apartment on fire at 509 1/2 Center Street on Saturday. 

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Mankato Man Charged In June Crash That Injured Pedestrian Video included

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A 79-year-old Mankato man has been charged in connection with a crash that seriously injured a pedestrian back in June. 

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Dealing With Unwanted Bugs This Fall Video included

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Brian Kottke, Pest Control Manager at Spring Touch Lawn & Pest Control joined KEYC News 12 this Midday with some advice on dealing with the bugs this fall season.  

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Man Killed, 2 Injured In House Moving Accident

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One man has died and two others have been injured while moving a house onto a foundation in Beltrami County. 

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30-Year Sentence For Decapitation Slaying

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A Grand Rapids woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for her role in the decapitation of a Hibbing man.     

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State Department Grants Permit For Alberta Clipper Pipeline

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The State Department has granted Enbridge Energy a presidential permit for the final piece of its project to boost the capacity of its Alberta Clipper oil pipeline. 

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Dayton OK's Reinsurance; MinnesotaCare Funding Still At Stake

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Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a federal waiver approving a new state program to lower health insurance premiums. 

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Small Businesses: Skip Tax Breaks To Lure Amazon To Minnesota

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As Minnesota prepares to bid for Amazon's second headquarters, small businesses say the state should be trying to help them too.    

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Fun.Com Pulls Anne Frank Costume After Complaints Video included

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At least one online retailer has pulled a costume from its website that depicted the teenage diarist and Holocaust victim Anne Frank, but an identical costume is still available at several online retailers

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Community Rallies Around Spencer High School Teen Who Collapsed After Football Game Video included

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Spencer and surrounding communities are rallying around a 17-year-old who collapsed following a Friday night football game. 

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Teen Accidentally Shot In Martin County

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Authorities say no adults were around when a juvenile was accidentally shot in the face Sunday.

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Mankato Islamic Center To Offer Counseling In Wake Of Bombing In Somalia Video included

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Officials in Somalia say the attack was the single deadliest in the nation's history.

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Eagle Lake Principal Gets Slimed for Fundraiser

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The school raised over $12,000 with the proceeds going toward funding field trips and teacher supplies.

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Community Conversation Held To Talk Future Of Aging Video included

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The discussion encouraged people to think about the services they'd like to have when they turn 85.

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Police: Mankato Man Steals Vehicle And Crashes Into House Video included

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Police say they are unsure whether anyone was home at the time of the hit–and–run.

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Cuddle Cot Allows Parents To Grieve Video included

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Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato has added a device that will aide in the grieving process for parents who have lost an infant

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City Of Mankato Leaf Pick-Up Begins Monday Video included

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Leaves are vacuumed the day after garbage pick-up.

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Garden City Man Charged With Possessing Porn

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A Garden City man is charged after allegedly videotaping himself having sex with a 17-year-old girl. 

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Three Charged With Cashing Counterfeit Checks In Blue Earth County

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Three people are facing charges in Blue Earth County for allegedly cashing counterfeit checks in Mankato. 

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Wet Autumn Delays Minnesota Harvest, Worries Farmers Video included

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A wet autumn has some Minnesota farmers up against the clock as they deal with a delayed harvest amid approaching winter weather.    

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MIDDAY EXPERT:What's Trending This Year In Fall Decor Video included

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Jamie Ginger with Craft My Party out of Waseca, joined KEYC News 12 this Midday with some tips on decorating for the fall season. Ginger talked about what's trending this season and she also brought in an example of a decoration that can be made in your own home. 

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Giant Pumpkin Raised on Guentzel Family Farm Video included

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 A sure sign of fall is the many pumpkins sprouting up all around town. While they all come in different shapes and sizes, the Guentzel Family Farm has grown quite the sensations

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Olivia Man Injured In ATV Accident

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A 72-year-old Olivia man is airlifted after being thrown from an ATV on Friday. 

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State Officials: Trump's Action Won't Trigger Premium Hikes In MN For 2018

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State officials say President Donald Trump's late decision to halt payments to insurers shouldn't affect insurance rates next year for shoppers who buy their own coverage.       

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Renewable Energy Jobs Up 16 Percent In Minnesota

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A nonprofit study shows renewable energy jobs in Minnesota grew by 16 percent from 2015 to 2016.   

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Auto Shop Worker Fatally Pinned In Montevideo

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Police say the death of an auto shop worker in Montevideo is accidental.     .

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Elderly Man Seriously Burned In House Explosion

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An elderly Stearns County man suffered serious burns in an explosion at his home near Brooten.     

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Ojibwe Bands Plan Public Forums On Enbridge Pipeline Plan

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Six Ojibwe bands that oppose Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its Line 3 oil pipeline will open public meetings this week as part of their own environmental assessment.      

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Family Says Death Of Teen At NDSU Dorm Was Of Natural Causes

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 The family of a Minnesota teenager found dead in a North Dakota State University dorm last month says he died of a heart problem.     

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Invasive Fruit Flies Damage Minnesota Fruit

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An invasive fruit fly from Asia is upending the economics and growing techniques for raspberries, blueberries and grapes in Minnesota. 

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Second Body Recovered From Crashed Plane

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Divers have recovered a second body from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the Mississippi River north of the Twin Cities.   

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Bloomington Man Among Those Killed In Somalia Bombing

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A 50-year-old Bloomington man is among the nearly 300 people killed following a powerful bomb blast in the capital city of Somalia. 

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MSU Student Group 'Dream Closet' Hosts Free Shopping Event Video included

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The student group was founded back in 2013 through an entrepreneur class.

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Farmamerica Hosts First Annual Harvest Hustle Video included

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"They just decided why not put something on to get the kids to come out and break out their Halloween costumes, because you spend so much money on them why not use them multiple times," Kasper says. 

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Fans Fill BWW For Packers/Vikings Game Video included

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Sunday meant football and this week the Vikings hosted the rival Packers. Inside Buffalo Wild Wings, fans packed the restaurant to cheer on these two divisional foes. 

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Mankato Marathon To Take Place Next Weekend Video included

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Volunteers are still needed to help out during the weekend. 

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Youth Wind Ensemble Looking For New Members Video included

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Those auditioning are asked to perform a scale and solo piece of their choice, as well as do some sight reading.

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Bethel Bests Gustavus in MIAC Showdown Video included

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Bethel beat Gustavus 24-3.
The Gusties fall to 3-3 on the season.
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2017 Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener Concludes Saturday Video included

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153 hunters harvested 28 roosters during Saturday mornings hunt, however Governor Dayton's group wasn't able to grab one. 

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New Ulm Celebrates German Heritage With Oktoberfest Video included

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It's modeled after the centuries-old celebration held in Munich each year. Some of the traditions include plenty of polka music, lots of German food, and craft beer.

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Luverne Selected to Host 2018 Governor's Pheasant Opener Video included

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Gov. Mark Dayton announced Friday that the city of Luverne will be the host community for the 2018 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener

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History Fest Engages Kids Video included

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For more than two decades, Jack McGowan has organized the annual History Fest on his farm.

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Maker's Fair Held in St. Peter Video included

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St. Peter's Sixth Annual Maker's Fair is taking place Saturday and both food and craft vendors are increasing

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Minnesota Senators Speak out on Healthcare Reform Video included

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President Trump moves to to end subsidy payments to health insurance companies...now... Minnesota state senators are speaking out on their concerns and what's next for Minnesotans.

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Creating Pedestrian Awareness in Mankato Video included

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With the amount of foot traffic combined with vehicles in Mankato, it can be risky to be pedestrian in the city.

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Cold Weather Rule Goes Into Effect Sunday Video included

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It protects low-income households from having their heat shut off until April 15.

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Friday The 13th Makes Halloween Come A Little Early Video included

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Just like some are afraid of walking under ladders and broken mirrors, some people are afraid of Friday the 13th, but for some industries, this day helps the Halloween spirit come alive a little early. Northern Frights in Garden City is getting in the Friday the 13th spirit with their  5–part haunted attraction. "We're encouraging people to get here early, yes we're open till 10, but it takes a couple hours to get through everything," said haunt dire...

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Four Charged With Passing Counterfeit Checks In Blue Earth County

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Four people are charged in Blue Earth County for allegedly passing counterfeit checks back in September. 

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Authorities ID Woman Killed In Single Vehicle Crash Near Glencoe

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Authorities have identified the 40-year-old woman killed in a single vehicle crash near Glencoe.  

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Sprinkler System Credited for Limiting Damage in Mankato Apartment Fire Video included

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Department of Public Safety says effectiveness of sprinkler system kept impact to water damage.

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Rochester Faces Deportation To Malaysia

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A Rochester physician who left her Malaysian village as a teenager could be deported to her birth country as early as next week.      

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Mountain Biking Increases Among Minnesota Youth

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Mountain biking is gaining popularity among Minnesota high school students as an alternative to more mainstream sports.   

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ATV Accident Claims Life of Green Isle Man

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Four-wheeler rolled over on 74 year old man.

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Iowa Medical Examiner's Office May Lose Accreditation

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The Iowa Medical Examiner's Office is performing more autopsies with fewer staffers amid a cut in state funding, causing delays in bodies being returned to families and endangering the office's national accreditation.       

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Wisconsin Committee To Vote On Hemp Farming Bill

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A legislative committee is set to vote on a bill that would allow Wisconsin farmers to grow hemp.

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Former Iowa DNR Official: Livestock Farm Fund Was Misspent

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The former manager of a state program that regulates Iowa livestock farms and the manure they produce alleges money dedicated by law to the program has been illegally diverted for other uses by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.     

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3 Young Children In Vehicle During High Speed Chase

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Waite Park police say a pair of suspected thieves led officers on a high-speed interstate chase with three young children in the car.   

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Two Injured In Crash Near Lake Crystal

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Two people are injured in a crash west of Lake Crystal just after 7:30 a.m. Thursday

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Pres. Trump Calls Obamacare A 'Broken Mess'

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   President Donald Trump is calling the so-called ``Obamacare'' law a ``broken mess'' after his move that's likely to roil insurance markets.       

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North Mankato Asking For Budget Ideas Video included

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Looking to place $2 million dollars into a North Mankato project, the city is putting a spin on the usual budget meeting and inviting the public to interact with one another to decide where the funding should go.

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JWP Excited About New Facilities Video included

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Outdoor sports at Janesville- Waldorf- Pemberton High School just got a lot more fun and it's all thanks to the school's new additions

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University of Minnesota Looks at Nonresident Tuition Hike

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University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler is pitching a 15-percent tuition hike for nonresident students for each of the next two years

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Veterans Business Roadshow Comes to Mankato Video included

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Several organizations are gearing up to help veterans achieve success.

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YWCA Awards 410 Project, Plants Tree At Riverfront Park Video included

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This new bi–color oak now sits along the park and gives residents an opportunity to enjoy it while appreciating why it's here. 

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Steele County Courthouse Still Undergoing Renovations Video included

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While most of the offices and courtrooms are still relocated, the second floor where a pipe burst in January is fixed up and back open.

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THRIVE: Pound Fitness Class Demo Video included

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Pound Pro Laurie Thorstad says, "Pound is a fitness class that utilizes under used muscles."

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Power Pack Program a Growing Success

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This is the first school year that the Feeding Our Communities Partners' group is running the Power Pack Program and already they have reached 90 students between two middle schools.    

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THRIVE: Drinking Adequate Amount Of Water Video included

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Although we have a great supply of water here in America, a lot of people choose sodas, coffee or alcoholic beverages to quench their thirst. 

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THRIVE: Time To Get Your Flu Shot Video included

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Why now is the time to get your flu shot to be prepared for the upcoming season.

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THRIVE: Preventing Trips And Falls Video included

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The first and most important thing is to make sure you're staying active. 

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Marshall Tigers Off To Perfect Start In 2017 Video included

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An explosive offense featuring two of the top players in the state paired with a stingy defense is a formula for success. Through five weeks, the Marshall football team is perfect on the season outscoring opponents 291–13.

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West Soccer Team Eyeing Undefeated Season Video included

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The Mankato West girls soccer team is chasing history, aiming to be the first squad in school history to finish a season undefeated. 

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Maple River Teacher Wins Golden Apple Award Video included

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Brad Lawson is known for more than just being a teacher and coach, he is a role model for many of his students.

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THRIVE: College Students Facing Depression

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College is nothing short of an enormous transition for young adults. 

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THRIVE: Dealing With Bullies Video included

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Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior that perceives power imbalance.

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THRIVE: Madison East Mall Walking Campaign

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Madison East Mall is a hot spot for many to get in their exercise by walking laps and socializing with friends. 

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THRIVE: Osteoporosis Video included

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Millions of Americans are dealing with osteoporosis. 

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THRIVE: Children Vision Screenings Video included

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Every experience starting at a young age is an opportunity for growth and development.. but if vision isn't up to par, a delay in that can happen. 

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Doris Weber is August Good Person Video included

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This month’s Good Person makes a difference in the community of Springfield

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Drake is July "Good Person"

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This month’s Good People award winner has a vision for helping the blind

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THRIVE: Wearing Ear Protection Video included

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Noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, and one of the most common occupational illnesses in the United States.

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THRIVE: Treating Reoccurring Ear Infections

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Symptoms of an ear infection may include earaches and thick, yellow fluid coming from the ears.

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THRIVER Izzy Lind Running To Battle Anxiety Video included

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Izzy's struggle with anxiety started to impact her life negatively when she entered six grade. 

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THRIVE: Suffering Less From Sinus Infections

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Sinus infections are broken down from acute, subacute and chronic. 

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THRIVE: Healthy Eating Habit Tips Video included

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Getting your child to eat well and enough during meal times can be a struggle for many parents when raising kids.

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THRIVE: Relaxation Tips Before Bed Video included

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Sleep is an important part of our routine and everyone would like to fall asleep promptly when laying down, but sometimes it can be tricky to. 

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THRIVE: Adult Immunizations Video included

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Every year thousands of adults in the U.S. become seriously ill and are hospitalized because of diseases that immunizations can help prevent. 

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THRIVER: Elissa Dulski's Story Video included

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Nominated Thriver Elissa Dulski says, "I gained 85 pounds with my daughter and during that pregnancy it was hard on me and my self–esteem." 

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THRIVE: Greater Mankato Area United Way To Host 8th Annual Women With Heart Luncheon

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More than 500 women are expected to attend tomorrow's 8th annual Greater Mankato Area United Way Women with Heart Luncheon. CEO Greater Mankato Area United Way Barb Kaus says, "It's a wonderful way to bring the women together of the region to show their support for improving people's lives." United Way focuses on helping families in need lead healthy and successful lives. Kaus says, "We need to include all aspects of who gives to united way and supports the beautif... More>>

Thrive: Preventative Exams For Women Video included

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Preventative exams are important for women as their bodies age and change. Mankato Clinic Dr. Tara Denke says, "As women age and change our bodies age and change and some of the things that happen can affect our ability to just live our lives so as women age we want to see them through the reproductive years. We want to see them through the parimenopause years and of course then the menapausle years and all of those areas of life." The exam consists of a standard physical ...

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Thrive: Pregnancy Myths Part Two

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 With all this advice coming from a variety of sources, it's inevitable that there are some myths in the mix.  Mankato Clinic M.D Mark Taylor says, "The old thing about remember you're eating for two is still out there and pregnancy is not a license to pig out. But you do want to expand your calories a little so it's about 300 calories a day for a normal patient. There are different patients with different." Adding that those extra calories should be healthy choice..

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THRIVE: Pregnancy Myths Video included

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Everything from books to magazines to relatives and neighbors have a plethora of advice about pregnancy do's and don'ts.

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THRIVE: Preparing For Pregnancy Video included

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Becoming the healthiest version of yourself is the best thing you can do when trying to become pregnant. 

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Thrive: Exercise and Pregnancy Video included

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There are several healthy habits to practice when pregnant and exercise is one of them

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THRIVE: Jason Peterson Makes Healthy Lifestyle Change Video included

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Jason Peterson has made changes to his physical health this past year by joining Kato Crossfit and is seen as a Thriver to friends and family.

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THRIVE: Making Exercise A Priority Video included

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We are all busy people and lack of motivation and time to squeeze in a workout can get the best of us. 

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THRIVE: WYSIWYG Offering More Than Just Healthy Nutrition Video included

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What You See Is What You Get is about more than just healthy food options.

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THRIVE: Understanding Heat Stroke to Avoid It Video included

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As we enter the warmest months of the year, it's important to be aware of heat related illnesses.

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THRIVE: International Men's Health Awareness Week Video included

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Bringing awareness to men and boys getting annual checkups.

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Thrive: Children's Museum Of Southern Minnesota Video included

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The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota has a temporary exhibit space where they have the ability to rotate exhibits every 3–4 months. 

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Thrive: New Juice Recommendations Video included

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping children from drinking juice. 

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Thrive: Sculpture Tour Promoting Wellness

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Sculptures began lining the streets, marking their spot on May 13. 

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Thrive: Shingles Can Strike Years After Chicken Pox Video included

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 Anyone who has experienced the chicken pox virus may have a reactivation known as shingles. 

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THRIVE: Hepatitis C Treatment

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New drugs have made Hepatitis C treatment more effective. 

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THRIVE: Harvest Of The Month Video included

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Eating fruits and vegetables are an essential part of our diets to stay healthy...

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THRIVE: School Snack Carts Video included

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 Participating area schools are utilizing a snack cart in the morning to help keep kids on track.  "A hungry student is a student that might have trouble focusing on their schoolwork, concentrating in the classroom. There might be behavior issues, trouble learning so this is just kind of a morning snack to hold them over until lunch," ISD 77/Mankato Clinic Foundation, Kelsey Rounds said.  The snack carts are brought to the hallways around 9:30 in the morning.

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THRIVE: Less Invasive Bunion Surgery Video included

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A bunion is a bump on your big toe where a normal bone changes position to become more prominent or stick out. 

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THRIVE: Maintaining Behavioral Changes Video included

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Whether it has to do with working out or dieting, making a life change can be difficult enough in itself, but maintaining that behavior change forever is the hardest part.

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THRIVE: Maintaining Sleep Schedule Video included

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Maintaining steady sleep schedule with ways to fall asleep without using medication.

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THRIVE: Prostate Cancer Screenings Video included

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 The men's health forum coming up on April 11 brings health awareness to men.. Focusing in on prostate cancer at this year's event. 

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THRIVE: Upcoming 2017 Men's Health Forum Focuses On Prostate Cancer Video included

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The men's health forum is designed to reach an audience that doesn't necessarily pay as close attention to their health.  

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THRIVE: Nutrition Importance When Working Out Video included

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Often times the importance of nutrition for fueling the body when exercising can be overlooked.

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THRIVE: Cancer Risks From Tanning Beds Video included

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 "Recently saw a statistic that tanning beds cause more than 400 thousand skin cancers in the us a year. Here in the clinic we see skin cancer every day," Mankato Clinic Dermatologist, Dr. Paul Bandelin said.  

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THRIVE: Treating Trauma With Brain Spotting

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Three different ingredients make something traumatic to an individual.  

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THRIVE: SMILES Program Works Toward Reaching Goals Video included

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SMILES is a center for independent living serving people with disabilities in the community.. And after coming across the Mankato Clinic's THRIVE campaign.. one SMILES counselor was inspired to use eat, move sleep into a program if their own. 

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THRIVE: Exercise As Medicine Video included

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Using exercise as a natural medication.

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THRIVE: Health Hazards Of Drinking Pop Video included

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Pop's sweet taste, pleasant fizz and energizing jolt may often seem like just what you need. 

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THRIVE: Benefits Of Weight Resistance Training Video included

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Although cardiovascular training is important.. often times women push weight resistance training off to the side.

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Thrive: Practicing Mindfulness To Change Thinking Video included

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Throughout the day many of us have negative thoughts running through our minds, but would do anything to make it stop and get rid of the worry. Mindfulness is the practice for managing thoughts and selecting your attention to give you an opportunity to worry less and select where you place that attention.  "I use it when I'm caught up in my worries or I'm bombarded with too many thoughts at once or I find myself in this negative space or thinking about myself in a negative w..

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Thrive: Fare For All, Saving Money On Groceries Video included

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Would you like to save money on your grocery bills this month? 

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Thrive: Cortisone Shots Improving Quality Of Life Video included

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 Cortisone shots are injections that may help relieve pain and inflammation in a specific area of your body.  

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Thrive: Mastering Life's Challenges With Resilience Video included

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Resilience.. Mastering life's challenges by adapting regrouping and moving on.  

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Thrive: Dry Skin Remedies

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It's hard to escape the effects of the cold, dry, Minnesota winters. But preventative steps to minimize dry skin can be used to keep it under control. 

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Thrive: Dealing With A Binge Eating Disorder

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A binge eating disorder is not an easy thing to deal with and often makes sufferers feel alone.

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Thrive: The Effects Of Asthma

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People with asthma deal with symptoms like wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.. 

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Thrive: Importance Of Hearing Check-Ups

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Having a hearing disorder can sometimes go without notice because without a check-up individuals start to adapt. 

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Thrive: Protecting Your Eyes

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Some wear them as a fashion statement.. some wear them to avoid squinting.. but everyone should wear them for protection. 

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