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Monster Muskie In Minnesota Nearly 5 Feet Long

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This monster muskie found in Minnesota can best be described as the one that got away again and again. 

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Signs Of Dry Drowning Video included

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Jennifer Johnson, Family Medicine Doctor with Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about dry drowning. 

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Japanese Beetle Traps Being Boosted Across North Dakota

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North Dakota's Agriculture Department is increasing the number of Japanese beetle traps around the state by one-third to try to stem the spread of the destructive bug.     

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Staying Safe On The Fourth Of July

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As we get closer to the Fourth of July fire departments are reminding people to enjoy the holiday safely without breaking the law. 

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ACLU Wants New Rules On Iowa Schools' Use Of Seclusion Rooms

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and six other attorneys want state rules changed regarding public schools' use of padded seclusion rooms and physical restraints. 

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Iconic Minnesota Resort Goes Up For Sale

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An iconic resort on Minnesota's North Shore is on the market for the first time in nearly three decades.   

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Complaint: Woman Blames Video Stunt For Boyfriend's Death

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A Minnesota woman charged in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend told authorities it was a video stunt gone wrong.    

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UPDATE: Missing Albert Lea Man Located

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The Albert Lea Police Department says 81-year-old Benigno Pedroso was located walking in the area of his home and is with his family at this time. 

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2nd Woman Dies After House Fire In Algona

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Authorities say a second woman has died after a house fire in northern Iowa.   

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Temporary Repairs Made To Stillwater Lift Bridge

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Temporary repairs have been made to a historic lift bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin.    

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Citizens Call For St. Anthony Mayor To Resign

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Residents of a Minnesota city that employed the police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop are calling for the mayor's resignation.  

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North Mankato Man Dies After Medical Emergency

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A North Mankato man is dead after a medical emergency yesterday afternoon. 

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70-Year-Old Man Killed In Renville County Skid Loader Accident

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A 70-year-old man is dead after rolling his skid loader in Renville County. 

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Bumper Crop So Far At Valley Veggies Video included

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Growing season is underway and for a farm in Lake Crystal, the weather has been oh so sweet for producing crops. 

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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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Sunday Sales Hits Shelf In Minnesota This Sunday Video included

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The wait is almost over for Minnesotans who've been waiting to enter a liquor store on Sundays. After years of attempts, Sunday sales is going into effect July 2.

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Iowa Man Arrested on Drug Charges

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Authorities say an Iowa man is facing a criminal charge after large amounts of drugs were found in his possession.

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Counties Decide On Buffer Enforcement Video included

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Counties have until tomorrow to let the Board of Soil and Water Resources know about jurisdiction for buffer law enforcement.

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Farm Forward: Utilizing Every Molecule Of Swine Manure Video included

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New process can strip hydrogen and methane off of manure, and still produce fertilizer

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State Leaders Work To Strengthen Agricultural Ties With Cuba Video included

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A group of state lawmakers and agricultural leaders has returned from a recent trip to Cuba.

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Tips On Making Homemade Bread Video included

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Tony Friesen with Friesen's Bakery, Bistro & Catering joined KEYC News 12 as today's Midday Expert with tips on making homemade bread. 

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Chair's Departure Triggers Shake-Up At Metropolitan Council

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The head of Minnesota's controversial regional planning and transportation authority in the metropolitan area is stepping down. 

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Guilty Plea In Fatal Duluth Crash

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A Wisconsin woman has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, telling a judge she was under the influence of a sleeping pill when she struck the victim in Duluth.

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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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80-Year-Old St. James Hospitalized After Assault

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A St. James man is hospitalized after being assaulted yesterday near his home. Officers responded just before 1 p.m. to 11th Street South and 2nd Avenue South in St. James on a report of a fight between two men. 

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4th of July Fireworks Schedule

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Fireworks shows are running in Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa between Friday June 30th and Tuesday July 4th

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Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office Investigating Death Of 16-Year-Old

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The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 16-year-old male from Graettinger. 

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Gunfire At Traffic Stop In Clay County Investigated

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Authorities are investigating gunfire that narrowly missed a police officer during a traffic stop in a western Minnesota community.  

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Faribault Man Seriously Injured In Motorcycle Accident

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A Faribault man suffers serious injuries in a motorcycle accident yesterday in Dakota County. 

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1 Boater Dead, 2 Hurt Of Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Authorities say a search for an overdue boat on the St. Croix River ended with the discovery of a woman who died from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning and two others who were overcome, but survived. 

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Woman Gets Cancer Diagnosis Same Day As Husband Dies

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An eastern Minnesota woman who lost her husband to Lou Gehrig's disease earlier this month is facing another hurdle. 

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52-Year-Sentence In Homicide, Kidnapping And Sexual Assault Case

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The man accused of killing a woman in Bemidji and kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl in her care has been sentenced to 52 years in prison.      

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21-Year-Old Man Injured In Renville County Motorcycle Accident

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A 21-year-old Willmar man is injured in a motorcycle accident in Renville County. 

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Mankato Looking At Raising Tobacco Age To 21 Video included

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City Council looks to craft ordinance change with North Mankato

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Sleepy Eye Welcomes Bike Share Program Video included

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In Sleepy Eye, the city just implemented a new program that makes it easier to ride around the lake...complete with solar power! 

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Snapchat Map Feature Raising Privacy Concerns Video included

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Snapchat update raises privacy concerns more than ever before.

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Hail Leads To Small Number Of Farmers Needing To Replant Video included

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Weather earlier this month is forcing some area farmers back into the field.

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Parts Of President Trump's Travel Ban To Take Effect Video included

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President Trump is celebrating the Supreme Court's decision to review his travel ban this fall and to allow most of the executive order to take effect in the meantime.

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Philando Castile's Family Reaches $3M Settlement In Death Video included

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The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death.   

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High School Teacher/Former Football Coach Seeks DFL Nomination For MN-1 Video included

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Rep. Tim Walz, who is running for governor, had a similar resume before being elected in 2006.

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Arkansas Bicyclist Airlifted After Being Struck By Vehicle In Northern Iowa

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An Iowa bicyclist is hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle over the weekend in Dickinson County. 

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Three Mankato Men Charged In Undercover Prostitution Sting

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Three Mankato men are charged in connection with an undercover prostitution sting back in May. 

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Mankato Man Charged After Stealing Squad Car, Leading Police On Pursuit Video included

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A Mankato man is charged in connection with a police pursuit involving a stolen squad car last week. 

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Greater Mankato Developing Strategies To Combat Workforce Shortage Video included

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Shane Bowyer and Brett Zallek joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about different ways the community is working to combat a growing workforce shortage.  

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Over 37 Million Drivers Expected to Hit The Road For 4th Of July Weekend

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More drivers are expected to pack up to hit the road this upcoming holiday weekend.. Triple A expects 37 and a half million Americans will drive to their holiday destination. One big reason? The price at the pump.Gas Buddy analysts say gas prices have dropped 4 cents in the last week, averaging $2.17 per gallon..That's down from the national average of $2.25 a gallon. You may recall, gas prices last year on the 4th cost you about a nickel more per gallon..and in 2015 gas cost about...

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Dayton, Legislative Leaders Head To Court Over Funding

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Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature are headed to court in their dispute over the governor's veto of the Legislature's funding. 

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Dakota Elders Meet To Discuss Sculpture's Fate

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Dakota elders have met privately in Sisseton, South Dakota to talk about what to do with wood from a dismantled sculpture at the Walter Art Center in Minneapolis that met with protests from Native Americans. 

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Sibley County Authorities Seeking Information On Property Damage

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The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office is looking for more information in connection with a report of property damage last week.

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Supreme Court Lets Trump Administration's Travel Ban Mostly Go Into Effect

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   The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration mostly enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it. 

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2 Arrested In Frogtown Fatal Shooting

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St. Paul police say they've made two arrests in a fatal weekend shooting near the State Capitol.  

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Pet Microchipping Video included

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Earlier today, volunteers from Mending Spirits Animal Rescue were extending its service to help those with pets.

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Anti-Police Protesters Interrupt Twin Cities Pride Parade Video included

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Anti-police protesters are disrupting the Twin Cities Pride Parade over the police shooting of Philando Castile.

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar Promotes Legislation For National Guard And Reserve Members

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An area senator is promoting legislation to give them benefits.

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Coming Together For Eid al-Fitr Video included

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Across the world, Muslims are marking one of the most important holidays on the Islamic calendar to celebrate the breaking of fast.

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Man Arrested After Fatal Shooting Near State Capitol

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St. Paul police have arrested a man in a fatal weekend shooting near the Minnesota Capitol.     

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Hundreds Attend Twin Cities Pride Festival Video included

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Cities all over are celebrating pride week and in Minneapolis, Loring Park is the hub of it all. 

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Senator Al Franken Speaks On Health Care Bill Video included

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 Minnesota Senator Al Franken Discusses the GOP health care plan with constituents in Burnsville. 

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Spreading Equality Through Art Video included

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Several area students are using creativity to combat contempt.

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Day of Service at Aspen Dental Video included

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Dental office opened their doors to provide a day of free dental care for local veterans.

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3 Wounded, 1 Arrested After Shooting In Twin Cities Suburb

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Authorities say three people were shot and injured following an altercation in a Twin Cities suburb. 

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Dayton Agrees to Fund Legislature Until October

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 Dayton agrees to fund Legislature until October

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Nicollet County Hosts Relay for Life Video included

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Those who have been touched by cancer met in St. Peter to remember those who have lost the fight, and honor the survivors and caregivers.

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Baier/Knowles Teaming Up With Duluth Huskies Video included

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The New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds and Springfield Tigers have played some memorable baseball games against one another over the years. Now two players who were fierce rivals in high school are teaming up in the Northwoods League. 

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Walker-Rider Tournament Celebrates 20th Year Video included

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On Wednesday, over 30 golfers from Minneopa, Terrace View and North Links all hit the links at Minneopa Golf Club for the 20th Annual Walker-Rider Tournament. 

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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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Area Football Players Learn Firsthand From Vikings Great Video included

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Even though the pros don't take the gridiron for another month, that didn't stop a former Viking from coming to Mankato for a kids camp.

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Twins Youth Baseball Clinic Comes To Waseca Video included

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Earlier Saturday morning  a Minnesota Twins youth baseball clinic took centerstage at the iconic Tink Larson Field over in Waseca putting the fun in fundamentals for those that may one day suit up at Target Field. "To come here, in the field that Tink built to teach some baseball, it's an honor," said Steve Hucke. Plenty of young baseball players from all over Southern Minnesota converged at Tink Larson Field for a clinic put on by the Minnesota Twins learning fr...

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Ries Inks With Texas Charge Video included

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NFCA Player of the Year and National Champion Coley Ries will continue her softball career at the next level. The Eagle Lake-native inked a deal with the Texas Charge of the National Pro Fastpitch League. The former Mankato East Cougar led the Mavericks to the 2017 NCAA D-II National Softball Title. 

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Marshall Baseball Takes Home 3rd Place At State Video included

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Marshall wins 10-9 over Alexandria. 

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Springfield's Wersal Nabs State Golf Title Video included

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Springfield girls and Sleepy Eye United boys finish 3rd in the MSHSL Class A state golf tournament.

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East's Haley Finishes 2nd in Class AAA Video included

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Mankato East sophomore, Carson Haley shot a 144 through two-rounds of action at the MSHSL Class AAA state golf tournament. The sophomore's score tied him for 2nd place, one shot behind Wayzata's Van Holmgren.

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MSU's Rodning Drafted by Blue Jays Video included

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The Toronto Blue Jays selected MSU LHP Brody Rodning in the 13th-round of the MLB draft with the 399th overall pick.

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Tigers Gearing Up For State Tournament Video included

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For the first time since 2015 the Marshall Tigers are back in the state baseball tournament.

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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 Video included

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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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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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Fairmont's Mike Fischer is May 'Good People'

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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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