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Groups "Pedal to the Metal" To Fight Local Poverty Video included

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The Partners for Affordable Housing hosted their annual "Pedal Past Poverty" event in Mankato YMCA's Blue Gym on Saturday. 

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Minneopa State Park Welcomes Curious Snowshoe Hikers Video included

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People met up for the "Snowshoe Hike with the Naturalist" event in Minneopa State Park on Saturday. 

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Vikings Advance to NCAA D-III National Tournament Video included

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Bethany beat the Eagles 96-90. The Vikings advance to the NCAA D-III National Tournament for the first time in program history.

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Five Maverick Wrestlers Advance to Nationals Video included

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Seth Elwood, George Farmah, Zach Johnston, Corey Abernathy and Matthew Blome will represent MSU at nationals.

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MSU Tops Minot State in OT Video included

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The Mavs beat the Beavers 87-79 in overtime, advancing to Monday's conference tournament semifinals against Northern State.

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Mavathon Seeks Record In Money Raised For Gillette Children's Video included

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Since 2011, the event has served as a celebration for the yearly effort in raising funds that go toward pediatric treatment and equipment. 

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UPDATE: Missing Woman Located Safely

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Police say she was with two friends and all were safe and in no danger.

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Mavs Win 3rd MacNaughton Cup in Four Years Video included

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The MSU men's hockey team beat Bemidji State 2-1 on Friday night in Mankato. With the victory, the Mavericks clinched the WCHA regular season title; winning the MacNaughton Cup for the 3rd time in four years.

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Experts: Listen to, Don't Judge Abuse Victims Video included

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 The Committee Against Domestic Abuse's Executive Director Jason Mack discussed the importance of victims getting help, at the right time. 

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Locals Hit Slopes for Annual Ski for Echo Fundraiser

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Mount Kato expected anywhere from 200 to 700 people for their 25th Annual Ski for Echo event on Friday.

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Food Friday: Curiosi-Tea House Video included

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Tea Room Owner Heidi Wyn demonstrated how to properly make their best-selling tea, the Pistachio Shortbread. 

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Home-Based Jobs On The Rise Video included

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On Wednesday, Verizon Wireless announced they'd be closing their Mankato Call Center and will transition into a 100 percent Home Based Agent model. 

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Fairmont Teen Wins Regional Spelling Bee Video included

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A  local eighth grade student from Fairmont has qualified for Scripps National Spelling Bee. 42 spellers from south central Minnesota competed in the South Central Service Cooperative Regional Spelling Bee. 

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Winter Olympics Increase Interest In Area Winter Sports Video included

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The Winter Olympics bring more attention to winter sports, and area groups are noticing the difference.

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New Ulm Police Looking For Theft Suspects Video included

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Authorities are hoping surveillance video can help identify two individuals.

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MnDOT Plowing Through Snowy Weekend Video included

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MnDOT officials say the biggest issue with snow is always high wind speeds that limit visibility.

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Department Of Health's Annual 'Adverse Health Events' Report Sees Slight Increase Video included

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The state health department's 14th annual "adverse health events" report was released.

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MAVATHON To Raise Money For Gillette Children's Video included

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The Family fun event is a day filled with dancing, free food, games, and music. Cosmic bingo, karaoke, a petting zoo, and other fun activates will begin this Saturday, February 24th,  at noon in the Centennial Student Union and go until 9 p.m. 

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Mankato Brewery Talks Brews For The Weekend Video included

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Founder of Mankato Brewery Tim Tupy joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about what makes a beer unique and which brews are good for certain tastes. 

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Cougars Advance to Section 1A Semifinals Video included

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Nick Banfill and Layten Liffrig scored for the Cougars, lifting East/Loyola to its 2-0 win.

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Mavericks Aim to Nab 10th-Straight Win and MacNaughton Cup Video included

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The 4th-ranked MSU men's hockey team is on a 9-game win streak and looks to make it 10-straight Friday night when the Mavs play host to Bemidji Sate.

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MAPS Look To Improve Communication With Parents Video included

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Allen adds that the districts' partnership with public safety and the community are helping to ensure the protection of students and officials on school grounds through things like drills and access to buildings.

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Habitat for Humanity Seeks New Housing Applicants Video included

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The nonprofit says it currently builds between four and six houses a year with as many as 100 applicants.

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Mapleton Native To Compete In Gold Medal Curling Match Video included

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Many Mapleton residents have plans to stay up late Friday and watch the gold medal match against Sweden.  No matter what happens, the love for John Landsteiner will carry on.

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Chicken Soup For The Soul: FFA Students Grow and Raise Ingredients for Soup Video included

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This 'Farm To School' event is part of national FFA week.  The school also hosted a career fair, highlighting jobs in the field of agriculture.   

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Employers Gaining Interest, Shortly After Verizon Announces Closing Video included

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GMG business development director Jim Santori said "From what I understand, some contacts have already been made with Verizon who are interested in that building. So, I'm very encouraged by the positive outlook that some of the brokers that we're seeing from some of the other areas are seeing in the possibility that's here in Mankato."

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THRIVE: Catholic Charities To Offer Caregiver Workshop In Mankato Video included

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Being a caregiver for a loved one can come with numerous challenges, including finding time for self-care.

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Workshops Teach How To Recognize High Farm Stress

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It's designed to help people who work with farmers recognize when farmers are dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and other challenges.

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New REO Speedwagon Concert Date Announced

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The band announced it was postponing all of its concerts in both January and February while one of its band members undergoes and recovers from surgery. 

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Minnesota Hospital Errors Up Slightly Over Past 4 Years

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An annual report says medical errors reported by Minnesota hospitals and surgical centers have been rising slightly for the past four years, and the number of resulting deaths rose in 2017.   

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Partners For Affordable Housing Talks Pedal Past Poverty Video included

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Partners for Affordable Housing Executive Director Jen Theneman joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about this Saturday's Pedal Past Poverty Fundraiser.

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Teenager Missing From Savage Found Safe

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The Savage PD is looking for assistance in locating Ariana Monea Edwards, 15, of Savage

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MSU Edges Past Dragons 82-79 Video included

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Cameron Kirksey led the way for the purple and gold, he had 20-points in MSU's 82-79 win.

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Reese's Buzzer Beater Sends Warriors to State Video included

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North Union will face Panorama next Wednesday in the Iowa girl's basketball state tournament.
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BLC Women Advance to UMAC Title Game Video included

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Hanna Geistfeld had 30-points and grabbed 10-rebounds in BLC's 76-64 win over the Cougars.

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Mavericks Best Bulldogs in NSIC Tournament Video included

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Claire Jordan led MSU with 18-points and former Mankato East Cougar Claire Ziegler had 11-points in MSU's 64-59 win over Duluth.

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Walz Proposes Gun Control Measures Video included

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Current congressman and DFL candidate for governor, Tim Walz, announces proposals for gun reform on a national and state level

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Police: More Than 150 People Bought Fake Super Bowl Tickets

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Minneapolis police say 154 people didn't learn that they bought counterfeit Super Bowl tickets until they arrived at U.S. Bank Stadium Feb. 4. 

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H.E.A.T Team Holds Training In St. James Video included

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The H.E.A.T team, which stands for High Risk Entry and Arrest Team, is a multi–state task force composed of 14 police departments and 7 county agencies in Minnesota and Iowa.

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Bethany Dominates Minnesota Morris Video included

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Brady Rose paced the Vikings with 27-points while Neil Eichten posted a double-double.

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New Ulm Falls to Tough Warroad Squad in State Quarterfinals Video included

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Warriors win 5-0. 

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MnDOT Holds Open House for Upcoming Road Projects Video included

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Staff from MnDOT, Blue Earth County and the cities of Mankato and North Mankato were on–hand to explain regional projects for 2018. 

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St. Peter City Council Considering Tobacco 21 Video included

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St. Peter could be the next city to raise the tobacco purchasing age, but only if Mankato and North Mankato enact it first.

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Verizon to Close Mankato Call Center Video included

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Verizon: 300 customer service workers will have the opportunity to transition to home-based positions with the company

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Flu Suspected in Death of Albert Lea Infant

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The Albert Lea Police Department says foul play is not suspected and further tests will be conducted to determine the specific cause of death. 

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UPDATE: Police Determine Threat at Prairie Winds Middle School Not Credible Video included

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Police are calling the incident an adolescent disagreement.

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Benefits Of Using An Oxygen Bar Post Workout Video included

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North Mankato Snap Fitness Owner Eric Sash joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the benefits of getting oxygen through an Oxygen Bar pre and post workout. 

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Avocados Are Helping People Pop The Question Video included

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Today on KEYC News 12 This Morning Erika, Tom, and Lisa talked the new trend of proposing using an avocado and what some people will do for some KFC chicken.  

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Storm Lake Iowa Police Warn of Counterfeit Bills Video included

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The Police Department has issued the warning after finding counterfeit "for motion picture use only" fifty dollar bills after a search warrant yesterday morning. 

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2017 Fish, Game, and Trapping Licenses Expiring Soon Video included

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources states that the 2017 licenses will expire Wednesday, the 28th. 

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Raverty Scores 1,000th Point in Loyola's Loss to BA Video included

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The Crusader senior finished with 13-points in Loyola's 60-42 loss to BA.

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Man Killed in Renville County Crash

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An accident in Hawk Creek Township takes the life of a Nebraska man. 

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Walz Distances Self From NRA Video included

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Rep. Tim Walz says he will no longer accept funding from the NRA while also coming out on gun control reform

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Plonsky Sets Clippers Scoring Record Video included

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On Tuesday night, Cleveland senior Austin Plonsky netted 30-points nabbing Cleveland's all-time scoring record in the process.

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St. Peter Co-op Finds Success In 'Friends In The Kitchen' Program Video included

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Dishes and conversations were both shared Tuesday afternoon at the St. Peter Co-op.   

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Fire Causes Evacuation At Walmart In Waseca Video included

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A fire broke out at Walmart in Waseca Tuesday evening.

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Family of Deceased Claiming Wrongful Death Against Madelia Homeowner Video included

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The father of a Madelia man allegedly involved in a 2017 burglary, is suing the homeowner for negligently shooting and killing his son.

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THRIVE: Finishing Out Flu Season Video included

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February is getting to the back end of flu season, but cases can last as late as May.

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Munson Sworn In as Legislative Session Opens Video included

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Munson has previously said that he looks to tackle price transparency in healthcare as well as job creation in the Ag community as his top legislative goals. 

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Salt And Chemical Usage About The Same As Years Past Video included

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Falgren also mentioned that the ice storm that came through yesterday called for a lot more chemical than usual to attempt to melt the ice.

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Gun Issues Getting Attention Of Minnesota Legislators Video included

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A bill banning bump stocks is just one of five gun-related bills being considered this session on both sides of the gun control debate.

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New Ulm Seniors Conquer Fear of Technology Video included

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 Taking the mystery out of modern home technology was the topic at the New Ulm Senior Center earlier today.

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Lots Of Ice Fishing Still To Be Had Video included

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Brandon Eder with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has tips for late winter ice fishing as well as safety tips for anglers heading out.

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Historical Society Talks Pillbox Hats and Department Stores Video included

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Blue Earth County Historical Society Executive Director, Jessica Potter, joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about Brett's Department Store and the trending hats of the 60s. 

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New Coffee Craze Combines Alcohol And Caffeine Video included

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Today on KEYC News 12 This Morning we explored the new trend of whiskey and wine infused coffee. Also, Erika, Tom, and Lisa shared the way they prefer to make their coffee.  

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"Stranger Things" Apparel Coming to Target Video included

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Fans of the Netflix show "Stranger Things" can now wear a piece of Minnesota History and look a little more like one of the shows characters thanks to Target. 

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Albert Lea Police Department Investigating Pair Of Recent Burglaries

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 The burglaries in the neighborhood of 5th Street East and Kirkwood Ave. were rather minor with only a bicycle and jewelry box taken. 

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Heiderscheidt Nabs School Records Video included

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The former prep athlete of the week dropped 43-points in Sleepy Eye's game against Redwood Valley (which set a new single game scoring record) and nabbed the all-time Sleepy Eye girls basketball scoring title with 1,535-points.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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