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MSU Prof: Sexual Misconduct Wave Could Mean More Women in Office Video included

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 MSU Political Science professor Kevin Parsneau said these events may bring up new questions for potential candidates and voters. 

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Local Man Drives Through Car Wash Garage Door

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Charles Heaberlin, a 92-year-old of Mankato, entered Champlin's Auto Wash for a cleaning when he accidentally accelerated, damaging the garage doors.

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DNR Picks Official State Christmas Tree Video included

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The 30–foot–tall white spruce was cut down Friday in the General C.C. Andrews State Forest.

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First Shave Since 2000 For Grow Mankato Video included

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Jay Reasner has his beard shaved during the 2nd intermission at Friday night's MSU hockey game

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Angie Bastian Honored at Event at U.N. Video included

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Friday afternoon, Angie Bastian, founder of Angie's Boomchickapop, received the Culinary Pioneer Award presented by the Women's Entrepreneurship Day Organization. Angie's Boomchickapop began in 2001 when Bastian, and her husband Dan, started making popcorn in their Mankato garage.

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Students Decorate Float For Fairmont's Glows Parade Video included

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Santa Claus came to town a little early this year in Fairmont.

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Will Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Win The Super Snack Challenge? Video included

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Mankato teen Ally Grabianowski is a finalist for the Minnesota Super Bowl Committee competition

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Winnebago Police Investigating Assault Involving Juveniles Video included

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Winnebago police are urging people to come forward with information or evidence as they investigate a reported assault. 

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32nd Annual Sharing Tree Kicks Off Video included

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This year, the project plans to help 900 families and give around 3,200 gifts.

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Give To The Max Day Sets New Record of $20.6 Million Video included

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Other local organizations received a high amount as well, for YWCA raised $2,900 and Habitat for Humanity brought in $1,000.

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West Swimmers Compete at State Video included

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The Mankato West girl's swim team was well represented in this year's Class A state swimming tournament with two relays making the field.

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Children's Museum Opens Tool Learning Exhibit Video included

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Kids have the chance to drill, saw and sand a piece of wood to make a necklace or keychain.

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Thanksgiving Shopping In Full Swing Video included

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Plenty of food is already finding its way into shopping carts as families prepare for their Thanksgiving meals. 

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Two Charged After Report Of Shots Fired In Palo Alto County

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Two people are facing attempted murder charges after a report of shots fired in Palo Alto County, Iowa. 

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Man Injured After Crashing Into Home On South Front Street Video included

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Mankato Police are investigating an accident that ended with a vehicle striking a home yesterday afternoon. 

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Minnesota's Top Insurance Regulator Steps Down

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The state's top insurance regulator is stepping down from the job.      

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Bomgaars To Open In Former Blue Earth Wal-Mart Location Video included

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After closing its doors just over a month ago, the former Wal-Mart building in Blue Earth will soon have a new tenant. 

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PICK OF THE LITTER: Ruko Seeking His Forever Family Video included

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Terri from BENCHS brought in Ruko, a rescue from Texas. 

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Minnesota Doctors Face Opioid Prescribing Limits Video included

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A Minnesota task force has set new limits on opioid prescriptions by doctors who participate in the state's Medicaid program.   

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KETELSEN REPORT: White House-Bound Turkeys Take Off From Minnesota Video included

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Turkey will be on the menu for many of us on Thanksgiving. Near Alexandria, a small flock of turkeys has been groomed for a presidential purpose. .

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Minnesota Governor's Residence Christmas Tree Harvested

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The Christmas tree that will adorn the Minnesota governor's residence this year has been harvested.     

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Minnesota Twins Returning To Longtime Radio Home WCCO-AM

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The Minnesota Twins are returning to WCCO Radio after 11 seasons on other Twin Cities stations.   

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White House Requests $44B Disaster Aid Bill

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The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that falls far short of demands from hurricane-hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.    

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St. Louis Park Man Pleads Guilty To Impersonating An Officer

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A St. Louis Park man has pleaded guilty to impersonating a federal officer.      

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Hunter Missing In Minnesota Finds Own Way Back Using Compass

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A missing hunter in northern Minnesota prompted a search involving officials with multiple agencies, before the hunter made his way back on his own using a compass.  

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Grassley Alters Senate Policy For 2 Judicial Nominees

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The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is upending longstanding precedent on two judicial nominees. 

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Suspect Arrested In Arson Fire At St. Cloud Adult Bookstore

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St. Cloud police have arrested a suspect in an arson fire at an adult bookstore. 

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Stolen Heavy Equipment Recovered In Dickinson County

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A 26-year-old Okoboji man has been charged in connection with a string of thefts in Dickinson County. 

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Franken Apologizes After Woman Says He Kissed, Groped Her

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Sen. Al Franken is the latest public figure to be caught in the deluge of revelations of sexual harassment and misconduct and the first member of Congress.      

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Changing Perception Through Positive Interaction Video included

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"I think it's something always on your mind, because you can't turn on the news a lot of times without seeing a negative story about something a police officer did."

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Proposed City Projects Discussed At Community Investment Plan Open House Video included

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Major proposed projects here in Mankato were discussed at Thursday's Community Investment Plan open house.

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Highway 4 Detour to be Removed Friday

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MnDOT says motorists and St. James residents need to plan for another detour when crews resume work on the project in 2018. 

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Radio Host Alleges Sen. Franken Forcibly Kissed Her Amid USO Tour Video included

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A Los Angeles radio host says Democratic Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour. The host says Franken posed for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept. 

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Report of Strange Vehicle Approaching St. Peter Kids Becomes Teaching Moment Video included

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Police say a 5 and 6-year-old reported to a daycare provider a strange vehicle approached them Wednesday afternoon.

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Semi Rolls Over, Closes One Southbound Lane On Hwy 169 Video included

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Around 9:45 Thursday morning, the truck was traveling southbound on Highway 169 when it veered off the road and tipped over. 

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Gustavus Students Participate In Annual Great American Smoke Out Video included

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On college campuses, the issue is still prevalent, for a study by ABC news found that 1/3 of students say they use some type of tobacco product.

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Children's Theater with a Purpose Video included

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Through singing, dancing, and of course puppets, the story of Olie Olson Ole is shared as he looks to adapt in America. 

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Jolly Green Giant Sets Record for - What Else? - a Giant Green Bean Casserole Video included

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The famous mascot set the Guinness World Records title for the largest serving of green bean casserole.

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THRIVE: Adding Movement At Work Video included

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Dawn Naples from Bodyworks by Dawn said research shows that even if you get 30 minutes or more of exercise a day, spending the rest of your time sitting is hazardous to your health.

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UPDATE: GOP Disappointed Supreme Court Upheld Veto

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The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld Gov. Mark Dayton's line-item veto of the Legislature's operating budget.  

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High Court To Rule In Dayton's Fight With Legislature Video included

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Minnesota's Supreme Court is about to resolve a long legal battle between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican-controlled Legislature.    

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MNsure Releases Data Two Weeks Into 2018 Enrollment

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MNsure has released its first numbers for those enrolling in 2018 coverage. 

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Unemployment Rate Drops To Lowest Level In 17 Years In October

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Minnesota's unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in 17 years. 

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Mankato Man Charged With Using Fraudulent Credit Cards

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A Mankato man is charged after allegedly using fraudulent credit cards at local businesses. 

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Camp Sweet Life Receives Grant From Mankato Clinic Foundation Video included

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Camp Sweet Life is awarded a grant to continue transforming the lives of kids and young adults with diabetes. 

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Donations Pour In On 9th Annual Give To The Max Day Video included

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It's the season of giving, and organizations all over Minnesota are feeling the generosity on today's 9th annual give to the Max Day. 

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MIDDAY EXPERT: How To Talk To Your Kids About Race Video included

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Tiffnie Jackson with YWCA Mankato joined KEYC News 12 this Midday with some advice on how to talk to your kids about race. 

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Fun.com Partners With Carlson Craft As An Incentive To Seasonal Employees Video included

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Riska says in the past couple of years, nearly half of the seasonal employees returned. 

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MSU's Department of Biological Sciences To Receive State-Of-The-Art Microscope Video included

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The Zeiss LSM880 with Airyscan will provide faster resolution and more sensitive image acquisition. 

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University Of St. Thomas Receives $50M Gift From Alumnus

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The University of St. Thomas has received a $50 million donation for undergraduate student scholarships from a Minnesota philanthropy started by one of its alumni.     

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Minneapolis Man Dies From Injuries Suffered In House Fire

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A Minneapolis man has died from injuries he suffered in a house fire.  

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Elaine Larson Is November Good Person Video included

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

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Officials Identify Officer Who Shot Suicidal Man In Crystal

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Officials have identified the police officer who shot an armed man in Crystal last week as a veteran of the New Hope Police Department.     

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Kombucha Tea: Homemade And All The Rave Video included

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The New Ulm Wellness Collective is teaching everyone how to make their own

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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Kidnapping Woman

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A Sioux Falls man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for kidnapping a woman.   

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Dayton To Create Task Force On Elder Abuse In Care Homes

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Gov. Mark Dayton plans to create a Cabinet-level task force to address what he calls an appalling failure of the state to protect elderly residents from abuse in senior care homes.    

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Train Collision Kills Two Women In Northwest Minnesota

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The State Patrol says two women are dead after their car collided with a freight train in northwestern Minnesota. 

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Minnesota Man Arrested After Girlfriend Fatally Struck

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Authorities have arrested a 42-year-old Minnesota man after his girlfriend was fatally struck by a car. 

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Explosive Device Detonated At Waite Park Mobile Home Park

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A bomb squad has detonated an explosive device at a mobile home park near St. Cloud. 

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New Guidelines Label More Americans with Hypertension Video included

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The American Heart Association recently released guidelines that now mean half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure. 

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Mavericks Dominate NSIC All-Conference Awards Video included

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16 Mavericks received All-NSIC Honors.
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Vikings Fall to Buena Vista in Opener Video included

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The Vikings fell 85-82 to Buena Vista in their season open.
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Training and Expectations of Quality Law Enforcement Candidates Video included

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"You see negative stuff about law enforcement all the time in the media, it's understandable to have somebody think, well why would I go into a career that everybody hates."

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New Prague Woman Killed in Crash with Semi

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The State Patrol says 32–year–old Jessica Nicole Karasch was trying to make a U–turn when her car was struck by a semi tractor.

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Scarlet Swimmers Heading To State Tournament Video included

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The Mankato West girls swimming and diving program has a longstanding tradition of sending athletes to the state tournament. This year is no different with five slated to compete at the U of M.

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Virtual Tours Website Now Live, Showcases Amenities Throughout The Greater Mankato Area Video included

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Have you ever wanted to experience a place in Mankato that you've never had the opportunity to visit? 

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Dangers of Law Enforcement and the Use of Deadly Force

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As officers, every decision is made in an instant and often their choices are made public.

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Police ID Body Found In Milford Storage Unit

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Police have identified the man whose body was discovered in a burned down northern Iowa storage unit.

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Police Seek Three Suspects in Wal-Mart Theft

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Mankato Police have arrested one, but are searching for three other suspects in connection with a theft at a local business.  

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Businesses Lure Seasonal Help With Chances For Other Jobs Video included

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Some small businesses that need extra help during the holidays approach recruiting and managing with the idea of offering workers the chance at a permanent job or helping them find another one. It's a critical strategy when unemployment is at a low 4.1 percent.     

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City Center Mankato Designated As Main Street Community Video included

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The designation comes from the Minnesota Main Street program through the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota.

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CityArt Committee Names Sculpture Tour's 2017 People's Choice Award Winner

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The CityArt Committee has announced which of its Walking Sculpture Tour statues will be on display for good. 

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Bail Set At $1 Million In Fatal Hit-And-Run Anoka County Case

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Bail has been set at $1 million for the driver accused in the hit-and-run death of a teen in Andover.    

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Argentina Defeats US Bid To Host 1st World's Fair Since 1984

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The state of Minnesota has lost its bid to host what would have been the first world's fair on U.S. soil in 40 years, beat out by a campaign by Argentina's capital to celebrate human creativity.     

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Father Of Toddler Who Shot Himself In St. Cloud Arrested

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Police in Minnesota say the father of a toddler who accidentally shot himself with his dad's loaded handgun has been arrested in Montana.    

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North Dakota Man Sentenced To 9 Years In Minnesota Welfare Scam

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A North Dakota man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for scamming Minnesota welfare programs out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.       

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Complaint Filed For Boy Who Wants To Dance Competitively

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Attorneys for a Wisconsin boy who wants to compete with his high school dance team has filed a complaint with federal civil rights officials after the Minnesota State High School League barred him from championship competition.    

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Director Of Museum That Sparked Gallows Protests Resigns

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The leader of a Minneapolis art museum where a gallows sculpture sparked protests says she is resigning. 

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2 Injured In 3-Vehicle Accident In Dickinson County

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Two people are injured in a three-vehicle accident in Dickinson County, Iowa. 

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Mall Of America Stabbing Suspect Has Mental Illness History

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A man charged with stabbing two shoppers at the Mall of America has a history of mental illness. 

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Testicular Cancer Survivor Presents Play on Battle with Disease Video included

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Max Wojtanowicz is performing his creation Ball: A Musical Tribute to My Lost Testicle at the Mankato Brewery. 

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Cleveland's Carter Kopet up for 2017 Mr. Football Video included

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Kopet is one of eleven finalist from across the state.

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Le Sueur MN 93 Bridge Gets A Track-Lift Video included

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Semi-trucks striking or getting stuck under the train bridge going over Highway 93 entering Le Sueur will soon be solved

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Elysian Man Charged With Soliciting A Minor For Sexual Conduct

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An Elysian man is charged after allegedly soliciting a minor to engage in sexual conduct. 

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Death Investigation Underway In Olivia

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A death investigation is underway in Olivia following a domestic dispute yesterday morning. 

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Mannequins Across Mankato Raise Homelessness Awareness Video included

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In the past year Partners for Affordable Housing has provided shelter to over 9,200 members within the Mankato community.

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Mavericks Seek Deep Postseason Run After Winning NSIC Championship Video included

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After a disappointing 8–3 campaign in 2016, the MSU football team rebounded this season with a perfect  11–0 record and conference championship this season.

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Hilltop United Methodist Church Accepting Gifts For Operation Christmas Child Video included

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For over fifteen years the church has served as a drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child.

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ECHO Food Shelf Giving Away Thanksgiving Baskets Video included

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They have all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal from the turkey to potatoes to pie.

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THRIVE: Treating Adolescent Acne Video included

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Teens who are more active and involved in sports are even more prone to acne.

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Minnesota Hunters Register Over 145,000 Deer in First 2 Weekends

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Preliminary results through the second weekend show that the number of deer registered was up 10 percent from 2016.

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Minnesota Farmers Make Headway In Fields Video included

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After a rocky start to the fall season, Mother Nature is finally allowing Minnesota farmers to continue to make headway in the fields. 

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MN Gas Prices Climb Nearly 20 Cents Within Last Month Video included

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You've probably noticed that prices at the pump have climbed in recent weeks. 

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Hunger And Homelessness Awareness Week Video included

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Jen Theneman, Director of Partners for Affordable Housing joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Jen spoke about how their organization is raising awareness locally and how homelessness impacts the region. 

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Deaths Of 2 Men In Wadena County Investigated As Murder-Suicide

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Authorities in Wadena County say the deaths of two men at a residence in Menahga appear to be a murder-suicide case.    

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Minnesota Corn, Soybean Farmers See Slight Production Dip

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Profits are expected to remain steady for Minnesota corn and soybean farmers despite a slight production dip in 2017.   

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UPDATE: St. Cloud Police Say Toddler Shot After Pulling Trigger

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St. Cloud police are looking into how a 3-year-old child suffered a gunshot wound.  

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Panthers' Kalil Facing Underage Alcohol Charge At Restaurant

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Carolina Panthers offensive lineman Matt Kalil is facing criminal charges of selling alcohol to a minor at his Minnesota pizza restaurant, even though he wasn't present when the transaction occurred.    

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Feds Head To Court To Seek Dismissal Of Twin Metals Lawsuit

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Government lawyers go to federal court Tuesday to seek dismissal of a lawsuit by developers of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine who are seeking to regain their mineral rights leases.  

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Bicyclist Injured After Colliding With Vehicle In Mankato

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A bicyclist is hospitalized following a collision with a vehicle this morning.

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Unionized Twin Cities Transit Workers Authorize Strike

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Unionized transit workers in the Twin Cities metro have rejected a final contract offer and authorized a strike during Super Bowl festivities in February.    

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Ex-NBA Player Jacobson, Wife Plead Guilty In Home Sale Fraud

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Former NBA player Sam Jacobson has pleaded guilty to a fraud charge stemming from the sale of a Minnesota home. 

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Minnesota Bishop Says Texas Shooting Shows Need For Church Security

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A northern Minnesota bishop says the shooting at a Texas church has made congregations more aware about the need for security plans. 

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FBI Statistics Show Hate Crimes Rise In Minnesota In 2016

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Hate crimes in Minnesota rose for the second straight year in 2016, with the bulk of crimes motivated by the victim's race or ethnicity. 

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North Mankato Tests Bump-Outs on Intersection for Pedestrian Safety Video included

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 North Mankato is testing a bump-out on the intersection of Belgrade Avenue and Range Street. 

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Officer Cleared in Shooting Retires from Force Video included

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Schnorenberg was put on one -year administrative leave during which his fellow officers said he experienced intense mental trauma.

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MSU Nursing Students Bridging Generational Gap Video included

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Introductory nursing students at Mankato State University are going beyond the books this semester.

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Mankato Greenlights $2.5 Million In Civic Center Improvements Video included

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New machinery will supposedly pay for itself with energy savings

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LEEP Looking To Raise $100K Before 2018 Video included

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The organization is looking to raise an additional $100,000 before the end of the calendar year.

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Vetter Stone Amphitheater Getting A Remodel Video included

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The main reason behind the upgrades is to adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act

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UPDATE: Two Men Sentenced In 2016 Murder Of Steele County Man Video included

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Two people were sentenced today in the 2016 murder of a 22-year-old man. 

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Reward Offered for Information on Missing Redwood Falls Man

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Dow was last seen October 13 on the 100 block of Minnesota Street and has not been in contact with his family. 

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Justices To Rule On MN Voting Place Ban On Political Attire Video included

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The Supreme Court has agreed to determine whether a Minnesota statute that prohibits wearing political apparel in polling places is unconstitutional.     

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Video included

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Chip Gay, Exercise Physiologist with Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato joined us this Midday to talk about exercise as medicine. 

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Rand Paul Returns To Washington Following Assault

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Sen. Rand Paul is returning to Washington following an attack in his yard that left him with six broken ribs.     

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UPDATE: 3 In Custody In Andover Fatal Hit-And-Run

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Authorities now say a hit-and-run crash that killed a teenager in Andover was likely not an accident. 

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Woman Fatally Shot In Cass Lake Area, Man In Custody

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Authorities in Cass County have arrested a 24-year-old man in the fatal shooting of a woman.    

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House Damaged By Fire In Fairmont

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Authorities are investigating the cause of a house fire in Fairmont over the weekend. 

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House Fire Kills Man In Minneapolis Suburb

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A house fire has killed a man in the Minneapolis suburb of Robbinsdale.

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Death Of Teen Hunter In Northeast Minnesota Called Suicide

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Authorities are now calling the death of a 16-year-old hunter in northeastern Minnesota a suicide. 

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Board Suspends Iowa Educator's Teaching License

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A state board has suspended the teaching license of a northern Iowa teacher and coach was accused of being intoxicated at school.     

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Deaths Of Two Males Investigated In Wadena County

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Authorities in Wadena County are investigating the deaths of two males who had been shot.  

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Hat-Tossing Mary Tyler Moore Statue Back At Minneapolis Site

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A statue of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her hat in the air is back at its familiar spot in downtown Minneapolis. 

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Over 330 Killed In Earthquake On Iran-Iraq Border

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   Iran's state-run news agency says the country's death toll in the powerful earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border has risen to 341 people killed.      IRNA's report on Monday afternoon also raised the number of injured, to 5,953.  

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2 Arrested Following Pursuit Through Redwood County

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Two people are arrested after leading police on a pursuit through Redwood County. 

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2 Stabbed At Mall Of America; Man In Custody

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A stabbing at one of the nation's largest malls has left two people injured and shoppers who were waiting to see Santa Claus shocked following what police call an ``interrupted theft.''    

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Minnesota Students Struggle With Religious Holiday Requests

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Students at the University of Minnesota who request time off for religious holidays are looking to make the university's religious climate more sensitive to their needs. 

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SWOS Wins Shootout, Knocks MSU Out of NCAA Tourney Video included

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MSU women's soccer team finishes season with 17-2-3 record.

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Mavericks Earn 2-Seed for NCAA Tournament Video included

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Despite a perfect season with wins over Winona State, and Sioux Falls, the Maverick football team received a two seed for the NCAA tournament announced during Sunday's selection show while Central Washington gets a bye and the one seed in their super region.

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The MSU women's soccer team will face Southwestern Oklahoma State  Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Division Two Tournament ... fresh off winning the NSIC tournament championship. "I think our last two games are pretty self–explanatory of how dangerous we can be. The semifinal and final of the conference tournament, shutting out our opponents and scoring a lot of goals, really excited to see what's to come," said Maddy Burandt, MSU jr. midfielder. The Mav...

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Rabbits Run to 53-14 Win Over B.A. Video included

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Rabbits move on to Class A semifinals against Ada-Borup/NCW.

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Dominant Apple Valley Squad Ends West's Season at State Video included

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The Scarlets finish the season 10-2.

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MSU Caps Off Perfect Regular Season With NSIC Championship Video included

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The top ranked MSU football team wrapped up its regular season on the road against number 13 Sioux Falls with an outright NSIC championship on the line.  

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Hubmen Edge Past Cardinals in State Quarterfinals Video included

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Fairmont finishes the season 9-2.

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West Relishes in Underdog Role Video included

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The Scarlets face Apple Valley in Shakopee in the Class AAAAA quarterfinals Saturday at 6PM.
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Back-to-Back-to-Back State Tournaments for Marshall Football Team Video included

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The Marshall Tigers are becoming a perennial powerhouse advancing to the Class 4-A state football tournament for the third straight season.

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Area Athletes Sign Letters of Intent Video included

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On Thursday, four athletes in St. Clair and Mankato signed national letters of intent (or offers of athletically-related financial aid)  to play sports next year at their respective colleges. 

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Strong Senior Class Leading Wabasso Into State Football Tournament Video included

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Rabbits return to state tournament with unfinished business.

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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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BEA Chasing State Title Video included

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The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers kicked their way into the state tournament with a game winning field goal inside the final minute of the Section 2AA title game against Maple River. 

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Fairmont Back in State Tournament for First Time Since 2013 Video included

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Cardinals on 7 game winning streak heading into Class AAA state tournament.

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NSIC Champion Mavericks Earn First Round Bye in NCAA Tourney Video included

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The Mavericks are the 2-seed in the Central Region.

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SJA Team Takes Second in Class A State Cross Country Championships

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Loyola/Cleveland finished in third. 

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Mavericks Win 6th NSIC Tournament Championship

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MSU women's soccer team heading to 12th NCAA tournament.

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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 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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