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Honoring the Legacy and History of the Dakota Indians Video included

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May is American Indian Month in Minnesota. Here in Mankato, there is a dark history between the white settlers and the Dakota Indian Tribe, but there's work going into a unified future.

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Mankato Girls Lacrosse Nabs Big 9 Title Video included

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Mankato finished the regular season 10–2, 9–1 in conference play, nabbing the Big 9 Title. 

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"Parade of Graduates" Reminisce, Inspire at Monroe Elementary Video included

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The event acknowledges accomplishments of the graduating class, while showing the younger students at Monroe what joy graduation can bring.

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Update: All Escaped Inmates Caught

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DOC urging public to not approach the vehicle and immediately call 911.

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Roads Filling Up For Holiday Travel Video included

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AAA estimates more than 39 million people will be doing some kind of traveling this weekend.

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Tips for Trail Safety Video included

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The DNR is warning people to be careful out on the trails. Right now, there's a portion of the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail that's closed because of storms last September. 

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LCWM Students Help Restore Lake Crystal Video included

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The community is coming together to try to clean up Lake Crystal. Residents of Lake Crystal have noticed the water quality of the lake has been in decline and the once beautiful beach area has now been given to the area wildlife.  

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Lawmakers Wrap Up Work In Special Session Video included

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After five months, plus three extra days, the 2017 legislative session officially ends.

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Legislature Sends Completed Budget To Governor Dayton's Desk Video included

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Early Friday morning lawmakers wrapped up a special session with the approval of a $46 billion budget.

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Troopers Focus On Interstate 90 In South Dakota, Minnesota Video included

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Highway Patrol troopers in South Dakota and Minnesota are joining forces for a 23-hour traffic safety operation on Interstate 90 in the two states.     

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Fort Ridgely Golf Course Closed Memorial Day Weekend, Awaits Further Approval Video included

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If you have golf plans this weekend, don't plan on booking a tee time at Fort Ridgely Golf Course in Fairfax quite yet. 

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KETELSEN REPORT: Buffer Legislation Addressed In Special Session, Some Seek Clarification Video included

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Minnesota legislators went overtime this year. While several key budget bills were the main sticking points leading to a special session, numerous measured were passed by lawmakers. 

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Fire Destroys Building At Trucking Business In Racine

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Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a maintenance building at a trucking business in the southeastern Minnesota community of Racine.  

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Bill Would Shift Authority Over Preservation

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Gov. Mark Dayton is on the verge of having authority over the state's historic preservation work transferred to his administration.  

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit From Teacher Body-Slammed By Student

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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from a Minnesota high school teacher who was body-slammed by a student. 

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2 Arrests Made In Theft Of Nazi Memorabilia, Other Items

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Two people have been arrested in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars' worth of guns and vintage collectibles including Nazi memorabilia from a home near Barnesville.  

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Stewartville Man Dies After Completing Portion Of Run Across State

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A 65–year–old Stewartville man has died after completing a portion of a 300 mile run and bike ride border to border across southern Minnesota. 

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Minnesota Athletic Official Suspended In Sex Harassment Case

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A University of Minnesota athletics administrator accused of sexual harassment will be suspended without pay for two weeks and demoted to resolve the latest black eye for the department.  

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Jury Convicts Man In St. Paul Workplace Shooting Of Ex-Wife

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A jury has convicted a St. Francis man of trying to kill his ex-wife at her North St. Paul workplace last November.  

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Minneapolis Man Arrested In Columbia Heights Bank Robbery

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A suspect is in custody after a bank robbery in the Anoka County city of Columbia Heights. 

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Local 5th Graders Practice Manners at Charley's Video included

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Teacher Mandi Sonnenfeld says they have been partnering with Charley's for 10 years.

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Ries Named Schutt Sports/NFCA National Player of the Year Video included

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MSU senior pitcher and Eagle Lake native, Coley Ries was named 2017 Schutt Sports/NFCA National Player of the Year.

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Zanz Turns 30 Video included

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Local taco place hits a milestone

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Verizon Center Discuses Security Policy Changes After Manchester Attack Video included

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Verizon Center is taking a look at their security measures after the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. The venue's staff held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss security and emergency policies. 

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Law Enforcement Seeks Man Who Fled Police in Waseca County Video included

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Police have not located Otis, but don't believe him to be a safety concern to the public.

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Union Seeking Builder To Hire Local Video included

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Members of an area builders union are protesting the use of guest workers at a construction project in Walnut Grove.

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Madelia Fire Chief Honored As Minnesota Firefighter Of The Year Video included

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The head of Madelia's fire department is named as the firefighter of the year in Minnesota.

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Thrive: Sculpture Tour Promoting Wellness Video included

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

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New Iowa Governor Names Adam Gregg As 'Acting Lieutenant Governor' Video included

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has named Republican attorney Adam Gregg as her administration's No. 2 leader.

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Two Graettinger Residents Sentenced On Drug Charge

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Two northern Iowa residents are sentenced in United States District Court on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. 

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DPS: Memorial Day Through Labor Day Deadliest 100 Days On MN Roads Video included

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We're coming up what's historically known as a deadly stretch of days on Minnesota Roads.

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Mankato Police Continuously Training for Crisis Intervention Video included

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New technology on the way for department.

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Mankato Clinic Foundation Awards Grant To YWCA Video included

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The Mankato Clinic Foundation has awarded a grant to YWCA Mankato in an effort to help increase self-esteem in young girls. 

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Grilling Tips For Memorial Day Weekend Video included

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Chef Edi Cucurullo with Hilltop Hy-Vee joined us this Midday with some grilling tips as we head into the holiday weekend. Edi talked about temperatures for steaks, as well as tips for seasoning. 

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Man And Woman Found Dead In Eden Prairie Home

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 Police are investigating the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were discovered in a residence in Eden Prairie.  

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Southern MN Initiative Foundation Awards Nearly $80,000 In Grants

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The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation is awarding grants to local organizations in support of early childhood and economic development.

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Trump Schedules Iowa Visit, His First Appearance As President

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Donald Trump has scheduled a visit to Iowa _ his first as president of the United States.     

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Top Paid CEO In Minnesota Is In Health Care Industry

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A new survey shows the top paid executive in Minnesota is in the health care industry. 

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Minneapolis Plastic Bag Ban Could Be Blocked

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Retail stores in Minneapolis are getting ready for a June 1 ban on plastic bags, a ban that might not happen if Gov. Mark Dayton signs a budget bill that has a provision blocking it.   

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Iowa Officials Warn Of Fake Food Inspectors At Restaurants

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State officials say fake food inspectors have again popped up at restaurants in Iowa. 

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5 Sets Of Twins In Graduating Class of 39 Video included

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Mountain Lake Class of 2017 has a unique make up.

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New Life For The Old Poor Farm Video included

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In the 19th and 20th Centuries, poor farms served as a welfare system for many counties in Minnesota. While many have disappeared, the one in Blue Earth County still stands.

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Start Time Changed for MSU vs. Southern Indiana Video included

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The MSU softball team's opening game in the NCAA D-II National Championship was originally scheduled for 3PM Thursday, but because of expected inclement weather, the start time of the contest was changed to a 4PM start. 

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State Lawmakers Recess Until Thursday Morning

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A deadline set for Wednesday morning came and went.

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GHEC Celebrates Three Teachers & Their 106 Years of Teaching Video included

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The Granada Huntley East Chain School District is saying farewell to three amazing teachers. The trio is retiring after serving for more than 30 years each. 

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Highway 99 Bridge Construction Continues Video included

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With the recent rainfall, the Minnesota River is getting higher and higher, which means construction crews have shifted their game plan to more ground and road work surrounding the bridge area.

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Special Session Moves Slowly As It Enters Day Two Video included

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The Legislature blew through another deadline as it worked through the night in special session to finish a two–year budget.

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Pedestrian Injured After Hit By A Semi

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The Minnesota State Patrol says a pedestrian is facing life-threatening injuries after being hit by a semi.

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St. Peter Is Getting Ramped Up Recycling Video included

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The city of St. Peter is going to be getting a little greener, as recycling pick-ups will begin happening every week. That's good news for the city's trash hauler, LJP.

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Dayton Stands By Veto Threat Over Labor Bill

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Gov. Mark Dayton is standing by his threat to veto a bill blocking cities from passing their own minimum wage hikes or sick leave policies, despite sweeteners Republicans added to tempt him. 

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Preventing Roof Damage On Your Home Video included

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Aaron Heyn with Heyn Brother joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk roof repair. 

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Branstad Era Ends, Reynolds To Be Iowa's First Female Governor Video included

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After more than 22 years as Iowa governor, Terry Branstad is set to resign and be sworn in as ambassador to China.     

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Dayton Signs Bill To Protect Businesses From ADA Compliance Lawsuits Video included

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Governor Mark Dayton signs a bill into law to help protect small businesses from the American Disabilities Act compliance lawsuits. 

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Minnesota Lawmaker Aims To Make It Harder To Avoid Vaccines

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Minnesota health officials say there are almost 70 confirmed cases of measles in the state so far this year, and a state lawmaker is hoping to make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children. 

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Police Shoot, Wound Man In Crystal Park

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Authorities say a police officer in Crystal has shot a man who refused to drop his weapon.  

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Blasting at Jefferson Quarry Still Suspended For Jordan Sands At This Point Video included

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No definite conclusion or structural damage found one month following strange explosion at Mankato quarry.

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River's Edge Hospital & Clinic Recognized For Hip, Knee Replacements

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River's Edge Hospital & Clinic has been named a center for excellence for hip and knee replacements.

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Lawmakers Work Through The Night On State Budget Video included

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Looks like the Minnesota Legislature will need yet another extension to finish its budget in a special session.   

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High Water Levels Close Area Near Minnesota River In New Ulm

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In New Ulm, high water levels have closed a portion of a park near the Minnesota River. 

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Tough Sophomore Season Motivated Maverick Seniors Video included

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For this year's senior class, it's a dream come true for their final season with the purple and gold.
Back in 2015 (the seniors' sophomore year), the Mavericks weren't pleased with their performance. The squad went 38-23 missing the NCAA D-II Tournament for the first time in 8-years.
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New Ulm Couple Houses Collection Of Nearly 70 Clocks Video included

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In the middle of a fast–paced world, a unique collection helps time stand still. 

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Truman Woman Battles Flesh Eating Bacteria Video included

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Patient Tammy Stevens says, "I didn't know if I was going to make it or not and I was just worried about my kids."   

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Local Officials Wait For State Lawmakers To Pass Unfinished Budget Bills Video included

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As the regular session slipped away, Governor Mark Dayton and legislative leaders reached tentative agreements on the framework for several budget deals, but the details still need to be worked out as a special session gets well underway. 

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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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Saint Peter's Pavilion Getting A Little Help Towards Restoration Video included

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St. Peter's Pavilion will be getting a little help towards its restoration project thanks to the Minnesota legislature.

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Mankato Area Public Schools Announce Spirit of Youth Award Winners

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The Spirit of Youth Awards is sponsored by the Mankato Area Public Schools' Community Education & Recreation Department Advisory Council.

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BCA Report Complete in Mankato Officer Involved Shooting Video included

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Case being reviewed to determine if charges are needed.

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Easing Back Pain Video included

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Dr. C with Discover Chiropractic joined KEYC News 12 today to talk about back pain. 

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Remains Of Freeborn County Soldier Return Home Thursday Video included

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The Freeborn County Sheriff's Office is inviting residents to pay their respects to a soldier, whose remains are coming home this week. 

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Cold, Wet Weather Limits Fieldwork For Minnesota Farmers Video included

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A cold, wet week limited Minnesota farmers to less than three days suitable for fieldwork.    

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Minnesota Lawmakers In Overtime To Finish $46 Billion Budget Video included

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State lawmakers are due back at the Capitol to wrap up work on the next state budget after a tense finish to the regular legislative session.     Legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton struck a deal as time ran down toward a required midnight adjournment Monday. 

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Minnesota Breeder Inspection Records, Complaints Not Public

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Critics say keeping the inspection records of Minnesota pet breeders secret leaves pets at risk and pet owners in the dark. While the list of breeders licensed by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health is available, inspection reports and complaints are not public.     

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Iowa Schools To Stop Using $14 Million Software After Audit

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The Iowa Department of Education plans to end its contract with a testing software vendor after a technical audit found the $14 million system was ``unfit.''     

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Police Arrest 23-Year-Old In Concert Bombing In Manchester

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  U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. is working closely with the British government as it investigates the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.   

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Man's Body Recovered From Mississippi Following Search

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Authorities have recovered a man's body from the Mississippi River in St. Paul, but they don't yet know if it's the man who ran toward a river bluff after officers pulled him over in an SUV.   

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Iowa Man Gets 3 Years Of Probation For Asbestos Violations

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An Algona man has been given three years of probation for asbestos violations.   

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Judge: Sound Engineer Can't Publish Unreleased Prince Tracks

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A sound engineer who worked with Prince is barred from publishing or disseminating any unreleased recordings that compromise the late superstar's work. 

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11th Person Dead in Hennepin County From Carfentanil

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An 11th person in Hennepin County has died after overdosing on the powerful opioid carfentanil

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Waseca Council Holds Off on Tink Larson Field Go Ahead Video included

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The field reconstruction was broken up into 26 different aspects of the project.

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The Mavericks Reflect on Win Over Harding Video included

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The MSU softball team is this year's NCAA Division-II Central Region Champions. With their thrilling Sunday over the Harding Bisons, the 59-7 Mavs return to the NCAA National Championships for the 3rd time in program history. The squad faces Southern Indiana on Thursday at 3PM in Salem, Virginia. We'll have more from the Mavericks all week on KEYC News 12.

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The Fink's: A Baseball Family Video included

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The Springfield Tigers know how to take home state titles, and one last name in particular is consistently on the roster for those championship teams.

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Legislative Session Coming To An End, Possible Special Session Looms Video included

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Many lawmakers say they need to at least get the deals in place by May 22 adjournment so they can complete the work of the 2017 Legislative Session in a possible special session.

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Buckle Up Stencil Campaign Teams Up With Statewide Seat Belt Enforcement Video included

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Award Recipient, Chad Swehla says, "It could've been worse if I was not buckled up." 

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YWCA Announces New Summer Cycling Program Video included

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YWCA announces a new summer cycling program for middle school girls.

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Bright And Bold: New Mankato Art Mural Video included

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Traffic on South Riverfront Drive in Mankato will be reduced to one lane for a few days making way for new art. 

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Stadium Road Closed Till July Video included

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A main artery to MSU–Mankato will be cut off. Starting at 7 AM Tuesday, Stadium Road will be closed for reconstruction.

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More Recycling Pick Ups Could Be Coming To St. Peter Video included

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 A new measure proposed by the City Council would increase recycling pick up to every week. The hope is by increasing recycling pick up, people will start recycling more.

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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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Madelia Man Killed In Two-Vehicle Accident Video included

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A 36-year-old Madelia Man is killed in a two-vehicle accident Sunday night. 

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Falling Tree Accident Leaves Woman In Critical Condition

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Officials in an eastern Minnesota city are working with businesses and property owners to remove trees in danger of falling after a woman was critically injured when a tree fell onto a restaurant's patio this month. 

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Police Investigate Hazing At Carleton College In Northfield Video included

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Administrators at a private college in Minnesota say 13 students have been suspended over a hazing incident involving extreme drinking as part of an initiation into a secret social club. 

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Vikings' Zimmer To Take Time Off After Latest Eye Surgery Video included

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Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will be taking some time away from the team to recover from multiple eye surgeries. 

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MIDDAY INTERVIEW: New Business Networking Event In Mankato Video included

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Greater Mankato Growth's Jonathan Zierdt joined us this Midday to talk about a new business networking event coming to Mankato. 

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Three Arrested, Charged In Jackson County Meth Bust

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Three people are arrested and charged after a meth bust in Jackson County. 

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Parks In Renville County Temporarily Closed Due To Flooding

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Renville County has temporarily closed two of its parks due to recent flooding. Mack Lake County Park was reopened Friday, and has since closed after this weekend's rain.

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Marijuana Among Used Clothing Donated To Maplewood Store

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Workers sifting through some donations at a Maplewood used clothing store got quite a surprise. 

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Minnesota Lawmakers Enter Final Day To Wrap Up Budget

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Minnesota lawmakers are down to their last day to wrap up several major budget bills to avoid needing extra time to finish the work of the legislative session.  

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Nail-Biter in Arkansas Sends Mavericks to National Championships Video included

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For the third time in program history (the first since 2011) the MSU softball team punched its ticket to the NCAA D-II National Championships with its win Sunday afternoon over the Harding Bisons.  

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Bisons Top Mavs 3-2 to Force Game Three Video included

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The MSU softball team battled Harding in game two of the NCAA D-II Super Regionals Friday afternoon in Searcy, Arkansas. The Mavericks needed just one win Friday to take the best of three series and advance to the Championships. The Bisons topped the Mavericks 3-2 in game two to force a 3rd contest. The teams were able to get in an inning and a half before lightning delayed the game. They'll pick game three back up on Saturday at 10AM.

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Kral's Solo Homer and Ries's Pitching Gem Lifts Mavs to 1-0 Win in 10-Innings Video included

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The MSU softball team didn't disappoint Thursday in game one of the NCAA D-II Super Regionals. The 6th-ranked Mavs battled the 2nd-rated Harding Bisons. The Mavericks earned the 1-0 win in 10-innings to improve to 58-6 on the season. Game two of the best of three series is set for 12PM on Friday in Searcy, Arkansas. 

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Fairmont's Mike Fischer is May 'Good People' Video included

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This month's Good People Award winner comes to us from Fairmont. Mike Fischer combines his passion for softball with his passion for helping others. 

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2nd-Ranked Bisons Don't Scare the #6 Mavericks Video included

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Thursday at 11AM, the 6th-ranked MSU softball team will take the diamond in Searcy, Arkansas for the the NCAA D-II Super Regionals.

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MSU Set For Regionals Video included

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The NCAA tournament is finally here, and MSU comes storming into the tourney fresh off being crowned NSIC tournament champions.

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Mavs Ready for Super Regionals Video included

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The MSU softball team is settling is in Searcy, Arkansas, gearing up for the NCAA D-II Super Regionals. The purple and gold face a 2nd-rated Harding Bisons squad on Thursday at 12PM.

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Cougars Pole Vault Program Receives Grant Video included

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Last week, the Cougar track and field program received the Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty.

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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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Local Softball Stars to Join Forces at MSU Video included

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The 2017 Mankato senior softball class is one of the strongest in recent memory. Next year, four of our local stand-outs will suit up for the purple and gold at MSU.

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MSU Faces Harding in Super Regional Video included

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The MSU softball team is heading back to the Division 2 NCAA Super Regional for the first time since 2011.

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Sellner's Teaming Up In Crusaders Dugout Video included

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This year, Rick Sellner took an assistant coaching job with the baseball team watching and teaching his son Luke from the dugout. 

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MSU Punches Ticket to Super Regional Video included

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The 6th ranked Mavs are now 57-6 on the season on a 27-game win streak.

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Faith Is In The Lesson Plan Video included

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 At St. Peter Lutheran School you'll find a teacher who's love for her students goes far beyond scholastics.

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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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MSU Grad Already Has A Job (And Business)

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Francis Kanneh created underrecruitedprep.com two years ago and plans to use his marketing degree to take it to the next level

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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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Truman, Minnesota Teacher Wins Golden Apple Award Video included

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Tonight's Golden Apple award winner has us going to Truman, Minnesota. This kindergarten teacher has been laying the educational foundation for children at Truman Schools for the last 21 years.

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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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State Street Theater Receives Large Donation

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State Street Theater is receiving their third cornerstone pledge in memory of a former Minnesota judge.

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DOL's Overtime Rule Put On Hold

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The Department of Labor's new overtime rule set to go into effect today has been put on hold. 

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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: Treating Trauma With Brain Spotting Video included

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Three different ingredients make something traumatic to an individual.  

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St. Mary's First-Grade Teacher Keeping Excitement For Learning Alive Video included

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A first-grade teacher in Sleepy Eye has dedicated decades to make learning fun and active.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Golden Apple Award Winner Brings Fun, Inspiration and Science to the Classroom

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A local teacher is bringing science to a whole new level at Loyola Catholic Schools in Mankato.

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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: 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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MSU Professors Are February Good People Video included

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Getting kids excited about learning can be tricky. This month's Good People recipients make learning fun. 

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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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Trinity Lutheran Church & School Music Teacher Receives Golden Apple Award

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The recipient of this week's Golden Apple award has a song in her heart and she loves to share that gift of music with all for her students.

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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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Thrive: Managing Joint Arthritis

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Joint arthritis is painful. In this Thrive report, KEYC News 12s Lisa Cownie shows us being active is one key in managing that pain. 

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Thrive: Thyroid And Body Function

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There is one little gland in our bodies that can have a big impact on our energy levels, sleep patterns, and weight management. In this Thrive segment, KEYC News 12s Lisa Cownie tells more about the thyroid.

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Thrive: Obesity And Joint Problems

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Need another reason to stick with that weight management resolution you made? KEYC News 12s Lisa Cownie says giving your joints a break is a good reason to shed some pounds. 

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Thrive: Preventive Screenings

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We have an idea for a New Year's Resolution you should stick to, making appointments to get preventive screenings done. In this Thrive segment, KEYC News 12's Lisa Cownie breaks down what preventive measures are out there and when we should get them done.  

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Thrive: Loren Ewert's Journey

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Loren Ewert was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2005. Loren says, "I didn't pay that much attention and wasn't that careful with what I was eating." 

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Waterville Elementary Principal Wins Golden Apple Award

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For most students, going to the principal's office can be a scary thing... But at Waterville Elementary, it's something they look forward to. 

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Being Well Equipped For The Hockey Season Video included

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With hockey season well underway there are many things to consider safety-wise before hitting the ice. KEYC News 12's Lisa Cownie looks into ways you can protect yourself on the ice.

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Thrive: Catching Up With Mary Jo

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KEYC News 12 and Mankato Clinic are nearing the end of our year-long community wellness initiative, Thrive. KEYC's Lisa Cownie catches up with the person that helped us kick it all off a little over a year ago. 

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How to Select and Eat! A Pomegranate Video included

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Hy-Vee registered dietitian Holly Ellison says pomegranates are in season right now! And they are packed with both flavor and nutrients. For example,? its antioxidants help guard against cancer, heart disease, premature aging and atherosclerosis. ?

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How Alcohol Affects Your Sleep

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As we wind down our year of the Thrive campaign, we focused on three categories eat, move and sleep. This time we’re talking about the sleep category and how alcohol may affect your sleeping throughout the night. 

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The Scoop on Preparing Ginger Video included

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Ginger and onions are packed full of flavor! 

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Prestons Are November Good People

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Robert and Jean Preston want to make sure kids in Mankato don't go hungry when school isn't in session. 

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  • Thrive: Sculpture Tour Promoting Wellness

    Thrive: Sculpture Tour Promoting Wellness

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:41:37 GMT

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

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

  • Thrive: Shingles Can Strike Years After Chicken Pox

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:53:49 GMT

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

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

  • THRIVE: Hepatitis C Treatment

    THRIVE: Hepatitis C Treatment

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:11 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:11:22 GMT

    New drugs have made Hepatitis C treatment more effective. 

    New drugs have made Hepatitis C treatment more effective.