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Hundreds Flock to Observe Birds of Prey Video included

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The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota hosted an "Our Feathered Friends" event on Sunday, to bring nature to the kids. 

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Authorities Investigating Murder-Suicide in Rural Blue Earth County Video included

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Captain Barta says although the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office and Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office continue to investigate, preliminary findings appear consistent with a murder suicide.

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MSU Hosts 67th Annual Southern Minnesota Regional Science Fair Video included

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Young science enthusiasts got to showcase their research at MSU today during the annual science and engineering fair.

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5 Mankato Gymnasts Heading to State Meet Video included

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A number of Mankato gymnasts punched their tickets to next week's state meet up at the U of M after Thursday night's section 2A meet in Waconia. 

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Rep. Jack Considine's Priorities For Legislative Session Video included

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Considine said he has been meeting with constituency groups to get input before session.

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Man Arrested Following 10-Hour Standoff in Mountain Lake Video included

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The H.E.A.T. (High Risk Entry and Arrest Team) was called to the scene around 1:15 pm Thursday and took Lovrien into custody around 11 pm Thursday night.  

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DFL Gubernatorial Candidates Make Appeal To Unions Video included

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The forum was hosted by the Minnesota AFL–CIO, putting the spotlight on labor issues like raising the minimum wage, affordable healthcare, and jobs.

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MSU Students Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday With Local Kindergartners Video included

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College students at Minnesota State University Mankato partied with an unlikely group Friday morning for a special celebration. 

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Fundraiser At Madelia Elementary Ends With A Cow Kiss Video included

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Heidi Arduser, a 4th grade teacher at Madelia Elementary, was the lucky winner and ultimately kissed the cow.

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New Indoor Playground In Fairmont Set To Open

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An indoor playground located at the mall in Fairmont is expected to be ready for eager children this weekend.

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YMCA Camp Rally Day Is Coming Up Video included

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Executive Director of the Mankato Family YMCA John Kind joined KEYC News 12 This Morning.

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Mavs Ink Margenthaler to 5-Year Extension Video included

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Margenthaler agreed to a 5-year contract extension that goes into effect on July 1st (replacing the 4-year deal that expires in June).

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Shoen Scores 1,000th Point in Jags' Loss to Loyola Video included

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Derek Shoen finished with 15-points but it wasn't quite enough; Ben Ellingworth had a contest high 19-points in Mankato Loyola's 61-48 win over the Jaguars.

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Eagles Punch Ticket to State Video included

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New Ulm beat Delano/Rockford 5-2 to earn the Section 2A title.

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Youth Tobacco Use on the Rise

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A new survey shows that for the first time since 2000, overall youth tobacco use has increased in Minnesota with 26.4 percent of high school students using some form of tobacco or nicotine, up from 24.6 percent in 2014

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"We Have Ag!" Colliquium Series Continues At MSU Video included

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Minnesota State University, Mankato's 'We Have Ag!" Colliquium Series continued Thursday afternoon.

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35th Annual Rural Legislative Forum Held Thursday Video included

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The 35th annual Rural Legislative Forum was held at the Verizon Center Ballroom Thursday afternoon. 

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State Rep. Paul Torkelson's Goals For Legislative Session Video included

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One of the first priorities is to get the legislature funded.

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THRIVE: Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Video included

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Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a leading cause of infertility in women.

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Tailwind Group Buys North Star Aviation Video included

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The transfer of ownership began last month and will be complete June 1. No major changes are expected to take place under the new owners and Mark Smith will continue as General Manager of North Star Aviation through the remainder of 2018.

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Mankato Police Ask for Public's Help in Locating Missing Woman

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Morgan Elizabeth Stolee was last seen February 7 when she abruptly left work around 10 p.m. Police say she has not had any contact with friends or family, who are concerned because leaving without any communication is unlike her.

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School Districts Spending Money To Make School Buildings More Secure Video included

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The Fairmont School District has been very proactive in their attempt to increase security on school property.

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SCC Awards $65,000 In Scholarships During Signing Day Video included

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27 students participated in Signing Day on SCC’s Faribault campus along with 76 on the North Mankato campus. 

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Senior Citizens Spread Random Acts of Kindness at MSU Video included

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Local senior citizens visited MSU's campus today to pay it forward.   

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St. Clair Elementary's Martha Witte Wins Golden Apple Award Video included

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Martha Witte is in only her second year teaching at St. Clair Elementary, but she says the relationships she's already made makes it feel like it's been home for years.  

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Using Your DNA For Weight Loss Video included

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Breanna Rients with Profile by Sanford shares how individualized plans can help everyone understand their bodies better when trying to get in shape.

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The Estherville Police Department Warns Of Recent Phone Scams Video included

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The scam comes as a phone call from Microsoft or Apple that advises the victim that there is some type of problem with their computer and then asks for access to it using a "remote log in" tool. 

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Greater Mankato Area United Way Talks Men's Event Video included

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CEO Barb Kaus joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about their upcoming Men's event at the Kato Ballroom on March 1st. 

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State Fair Now Accepting Century Farm Applications Video included

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Along with the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation the State Fair will be honoring those Minnesota families who have owned their farms for 100 years. 

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Mankato Skiers Impress at State Meet Video included

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On Wednesday, the Mankato West girls alpine ski team made its 6th-straight state meet appearance as team. Carlson led the way with her 6th-place finish and Nelson wasn't far behind coming in 12th. Mankato West senior Jaidan Rollings finished 4th overall and Mankato East senior Jordan Risk was 9th.

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Man Arrested After Pursuit, Standoff in Milroy

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The Redwood County Sheriff's office was investigating a domestic assault related incident just after 11:30 Wednesday morning. During the course of this investigation, deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a male individual.   A brief pursuit ensued and the driver fled into a nearby building. 

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Region Nine Development Commission To Host Connect Rural Broadband Summit This April Video included

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Region Nine Development Commission will be hosting a Connect Rural Broadband Summit this spring.   

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Million Dollar Gift Will Improve Gustavus Tennis Facility Video included

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The donation to the Tennis and Life Camps at Gustavus Adolphus College will give their tennis bubble an immediate overhaul

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Two Local Troopers Honored By MN DPS Video included

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Sergeant Dan Anderson won a leadership award and Trooper Jon Newton received the life-saver award

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State Ranked Bluejays Eye Back-to-Back State Tourney Appearances Video included

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Last year, Waseca made the state tourney for the first time in program history.

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Ash Wednesday: The Beginning Of The Lent Season Video included

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People all over the area had ashes placed on their foreheads to celebrate Ash Wednesday.

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Sen. Nick Frentz's Plans For Minnesota's Legislative Session Video included

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Senator Nick Frentz said bonding is a big topic on the agenda this year.

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Tri-City United Voters Pass Bonding Proposals Video included

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Results show both questions on the February 13th ballot were approved.

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Open Door Health Center Dodges Funding Cliff

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 The budget will distribute three billion dollars to clinics nationwide in 2018 and four billion in 2019

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Barbershop Quartets Deliver Singing Valentines Video included

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The Mankato Riverblenders barbershop quartets delivered nearly 100 singing valentines around the Mankato area.

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Governor Dayton Releases New Report On Opioid Crisis Video included

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Last summer, the federal government awarded the state a two–year $10.6 million grant that increases access to treatment and reduces unmet treatment need. The Minnesota Opioid Action Plan targets four areas; prevention, emergency response, treatment and recovery as well as law enforcement.

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Elementary Students Experience Inflatable Planetarium Video included

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Once inside, a presentation of lights and movement showcased the different stars and planets one could see in the Milky Way.

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Valentine's Day Food Options Video included

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For Valentine's Day or really any night of the week, Chef Edi with Hilltop Hy-Vee brings you recipes for appetizers and dinner.

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Highway 14 Task Force To Host Another Public Meeting Video included

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The meeting will be held on February 22nd in the Courtland Community Center from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. 

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Hilltop Florist Talks Valentine's Day Flowers Video included

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Hilltop Florist owner Kathy Van Tol joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about last minute Valentine's Day flower arrangements and how social media has impacted the industry.

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Valentine's Day Plans For All Stages Of Life

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KEYC News 12 This Morning talks about their different Valentine's Day plans, see what Tom, Lisa, and Erika are doing tomorrow. 

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North Union Eyeing Deep Postseason Run

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The Warriors took down Emmetsburg in the second round of play, 52-17. They'll take on Okoboji this Friday.

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Risk/Rollings Race for One Final Time at State

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The Scarlets Jaidan Rollings and the Cougars Jordan Risk have combined for seven state appearances.

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Damani Hayes Breaks East Scoring Record Video included

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Hayes scored 18, in the Cougars 64–60 loss against Rochester John Marshall to top graduate Ben Kaus' mark of 1,288 points.

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State Patrol: Proceed with Caution on Icy Roads Video included

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Before people get excited for Wednesday's warm weather, they still need to remember to exercise proper road safety.    

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SCC Students Receive Training to Assist With Taxes Video included

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 An accounting class at South Central College is preparing to help local low–income individuals with their taxes for free.

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Mapleton Native Returns to Olympics Video included

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Mapleton native John Landsteiner returns to Olympic action Tuesday night

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What Happened With Tobacco 21? Video included

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There seemed to be some confusion in the crowd and with some council members that voted against the measure

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Klobuchar Challenger Jim Newberger Visits Mankato Video included

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The Republican is running against Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar this November

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Eagle Lake Appoints A New Mayor Video included

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The city council members believe Auringer is eligible and qualified to fill the roll until the next general municipal election in November.

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Participants Experience Life With Dementia Through Interactive Simulator Video included

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With altered senses and plenty of distractions in between, participants in Tuesday's virtual tour experience see for themselves the physical and mental challenges those with dementia face each day. 

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State Sen. Rich Draheim's Goals For Legislative Session Video included

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With the start of Minnesota's legislative session a week away, State Senator Rich Draheim said he has a long list of goals he'd like to accomplish this session.

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Jarraff Industries Breaks Ground On Large Addition Video included

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The addition is part of a $3 million expansion that could bring as many as 30 new manufacturing jobs to the area.

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Minnesota Officials Fix DMV Driver's License Renewal Problem

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The state introduced a $93 million database called MNLARS in July to keep track of vehicle registrations. But the program has had a series of technical issues.

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MSU Extends Hoffner's Contract for Another Five Years

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The Maverick football coach has led MSU to a 79–20 record during his eight years with the program.

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Jeremy Munson Looks Ahead After Special Election Victory in District 23B Video included

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Munson now has to switch gears from campaigning to legislating.

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THRIVE: The Benefits Of Quitting Smoking Video included

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Quitting smoking can mean your health improves immediately.

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MSU Receives Grant To Implement New Program In Biology

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The department was awarded the National Science Foundation S-STEM program grant in the amount of $999,963.

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St. Peter Man Charged With Multiple Drug and Weapon Charges

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During the search, the River Valley Tactical Team found 139.32 grams of methamphetamine and other drugs.

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Celebrating Valentine's Day Mankato Style Video included

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Anna Thill with Visit Mankato shares ways everyone can celebrate Valentine's Day in our area.

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Drug Sting Operation Leads to High Speed Chase

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According to the Blue Earth County Sheriff's department, agents with the Minnesota Valley Drug Task Force conducted a controlled purchase of cocaine from 31–year–old Soloman Devron Grady.

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Dayton Orders Flags at Half Staff on Wednesday

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Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the state of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset, on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in honor and remembrance of Colonel Leo Thorsness. 

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Friesen's Bakery and Bistro Talks About Valentine's Treat Options Video included

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Tony Friesen with Friesen's Bakery and Bistro joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about all the different options that are available for Valentine's Day treats. Both in their store and at home. 

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The DNR Is Working To Reduce Chronic Wasting Disease In Deer Video included

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Landowner deer permits became effective yesterday through mid-March for those within a two mile radius of any CWD-infected deer discovered in the last two years. 

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West Returns to State for 6th Straight Season Video included

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The Scarlets will take the slopes at Giants Ridge in Biwabik on Wednesday for the state meet.

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Former Maverick Reflects on Year 3 in the NFL Video included

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Chris Reed and the Jacksonville Jaguars made it to the AFC title game this season.

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Scarlets Heading to Section 3A Title Game with OT Win Over Cougars Video included

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Scarlets win 6-5.

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Loyola and St. Clair to Co-Op in Softball and Football Video included

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The schools announced Thursday that the Cyclones and Crusaders will combine for both softball and football.

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Bowyer and Lund to Continue Soccer Careers Video included

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Both Lund and Bowyer will play soccer in the NSIC; Lund for MSU and Bowyer for Augustana.

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MSU Football Welcomes 2018 Recruiting Class Video included

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KEYC News 12 Sports Rob Clark caught up with MSU head coach Todd Hoffner to talk about this year's recruiting class.

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3 Mankato East Athletes Sign Letters of Intent Video included

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The Cougars' Bailey Fleming, Hanna Helms, and Jenny Vetter all signed their letters of intent Wednesday. 

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Moss Fans Out in Full Force for Super Bowl LII Video included

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Former Minnesota Viking and New England Patriots' star, Randy Moss is heading to the Hall of Fame after being elected into football immortality. 

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THRIVE: Forgetting Fad Diets Video included

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It's important to recognize what's a fad diet and which diets promote healthy weight loss.

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THRIVE: Beating The Winter Blues Video included

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Less sunlight and cold temperatures are often the cause of the winter blues.

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THRIVE: Maintaining Diet Resolutions Video included

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A popular New Year's resolution in to lose weight, and diet plays a big role in reaching that goal.

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THRIVE: A Journey Of Mental Health Awareness Video included

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Andrew Archer was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2002.

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THRIVE: Healthy Diet Leads To Healthier Skin Video included

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Avoiding certain foods can increase the quality of your skin.

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New Ulm Middle School Teacher Receives Golden Apple Award

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Christine Kral  is a special education teacher at New Ulm Middle School, focusing on a variety of areas, especially social skills.

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THRIVE: Understanding Kids' Skin Conditions Video included

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The most common skin disorders in children Mankato Clinic Pediatrician Catherine Davis sees are warts, rashes from viruses, excema, and acne as kids get older.

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THRIVE: Recovering With Exercise After Open Heart Surgery Video included

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Thriver Keith Flack keeps health a priority, even after setbacks and struggles.

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THRIVE: Ab Exercises To Reduce Back Pain Video included

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Mankato Clinic Physical Therapist Jacob Nienow says a lot of time when people visit him with back pain, it's because they're not using the right abdominal muscles.

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THRIVE: Watching Portion Sizes Video included

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Before sitting down for a meal, you might want to think about portion sizes.

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Elaine Larson Is November Good Person

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Elaine Larson has been volunteering at the MRCI Thrift Store since 1979.

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Comfrey Public School Music Teacher Wins Golden Apple Award Video included

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A music teacher in Comfrey encourages her students to grow their musical talents.

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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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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: 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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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: 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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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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THRIVE: Suffering Less From Sinus Infections

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

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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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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