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Kiwanis Organizers Investigate Double Power Outage Over Weekend Video included

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Kiwanis Holiday Lights experienced a power outage this weekend that left the entire park in the dark. 

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Staying Motivated Throughout The Holiday Season Video included

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Stacy Jackson with Jo's Fitness Garage joined KEYC News 12 this Midday with some advice on how to stay on track with your fitness routine, even through the holiday season.

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Third Suspect In Le Sueur County Home Invasion Arrested

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A third suspect has been arrested in connection with a home  invasion in Le Sueur County last month.

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Two Arrested In Rural Le Center Home Burglary

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Two men are arrested following a burglary in rural Le Center Sunday morning. 

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Mayo Clinic Joins Program to Increase Childhood Literacy

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"Reading on tablets and phones doesn't provide the same developmental benefits as a physical book."

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Level 3 Sex Offender Moves To Morton Area

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The Lower Sioux Tribal Police Department is notifying the public of a level three sex offender moving into the area. 

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Winthrop Police Searching For Suspect In Home Burglary

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Authorities in Winthrop are searching for a suspect involved in a burglary over the weekend. 

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Northern Iowa Man Killed In Farm Accident In Dickinson County

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A northern Iowa man is killed in a farm accident in Dickinson County, Iowa. 

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Renville County Authorities Investigating Death Of 48-Year-Old Man

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Authorities are investigating after a 48-year-old man is found dead inside a vehicle in Renville County.

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Black Woman-Owned Businesses Excited to Blossom in Mankato Video included

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An African fashion store and black hair salon had their grand openings this Friday in Mankato. The businesses are owned by two black woman, who decided that their services are a strong need in the community.

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Snoopy Ices Sculpture Competition at Kiwanis Holiday Lights Video included

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A husband and wife duo won Kiwanis Holiday Lights', first-ever competition this weekend, with their Snoopy sculpture. 

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2017 Yields Produce Lower Numbers Than 2016 Video included

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Throughout this past summer, sunshine provided favorable conditions for corn, soybeans and other yields to flourish. 

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New Ulm Jaycees Work to Deliver Food to Less Fortunate Video included

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The New Ulm Jaycees teamed up with their local Cash Wise store on Saturday, to deliver food baskets to those less fortunate.  

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Singing Hills Chorus Holds Concert Hosted by Members with Dementia Video included

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The First Singing Hills Chorus, a group that brings together people with dementia, had their "Peace, Love & Joy" concert on Saturday, at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel.  

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Madelia Home Health Care Provides In-Home Assistance for Senior Citizens Video included

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Many seniors in the Madelia area rely on home health care service to go about their daily routines and remain living semi-independently.

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Two Men Arrested Following Prostitution Sting

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Wells Police Department with the assistance of the Rochester Police Department and the Faribault County Sheriff's Office conducted an undercover prostitution sting in Wells.

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1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria Brings Heat to Mankato Video included

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The restaurant features authentic, hand-tossed and customizable pizzas, fired at 1,000 degrees, in about two minutes.  

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Gustavus Librarian: Net Neutrality Repeal Could Alter Democracy Video included

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The FCC's vote on repealing Net Neutrality has left many across social media upset and concerned about how the decision will affect them. 

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Woman Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident Near Vernon Center

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A 72–year–old woman was taken to MCHS Mankato with non life–threatening injuries. 

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Ugly Christmas Sweaters Remain A Big Trend During The Holiday Season Video included

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'Tis the season of jolly, cheer and ugly Christmas sweaters.

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Mankato Man Sentenced In March Armed Robbery

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A Mankato man is convicted and sentenced for his role in an armed robbery that happened in March at an apartment complex on Monks Avenue. 

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Fairmont Schools Beef Up Security Video included

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This past summer, 40 cameras were added to Fairmont Area Schools.

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US Hwy. 14 Partnership Warns Project May Be At Risk Video included

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The US Hwy. 14 Partnership is encouraging residents in the Greater Minnesota region to help take action. 

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MNsure Deadline For Jan. 1 Coverage Approaching Video included

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The deadline to enroll for January 1st coverage under MnSure is just five days away. 

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Flu Cases On The Rise In Minnesota Video included

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Cases of the flu have spread to the regional category across Minnesota. 

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PICK OF THE LITTER: Texas Rescue Churchill Looking For Forever Home Video included

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Churchill is this week's Pick of the Litter. Churchill is 2 1/2 years-old and is a bulldog mix.

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KETELSEN REPORT: Farmland Property Values Beginning To Decline Video included

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Despite several years of low corn and soybean prices, farmland values had remained quite high. 

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Felony Theft Charges Dropped Against Mankato Businessman

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Felony theft charges have been dropped against a Mankato businessman. 

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Home Damaged By Fire In Albert Lea

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A home is damaged by fire in Albert Lea. Crews responded to an attic fire at 1405 Oakwood Drive just before 4 pm. Thursday.

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Heron Lake Man Injured In Icy Crash

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A 38-year-old Heron Lake man is injured in an icy crash in Jackson County. It happened just after 6:30 p.m. Thursday night. 

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Suspects Sought By Police In Estherville Firework Incidents

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Police in Estherville are seeking help in locating suspects involved in multiple incidents throughout town. 

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Mavericks Set For Home Series Against Chargers Video included

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While the MSU is above .500 at home, the purple and gold are determined to do a better job of protecting their home ice.

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After Fire, Communities Rally To Support Peters Family Video included

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The communities of St. Peter and Kasota are rallying around the Peters family

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Chickenpox Cases Up Statewide Video included

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An outbreak of 15 cases have been reported in one Hennepin County school with another six cases in Stearns County.

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Minnesota DNR Warns of Safety Risks for Thin Ice Video included

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Ice reports for local lakes estimate a thickness between 2 and 5 inches.

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Mankato Water Treatment Plant Utilizing New Ultrafiltration Membranes Video included

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In 2008, the Mankato Water Treatment Plant began using a new filtration mechanism.  

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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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Local Business Owners Discuss Tax Reform Bill Video included

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Here at home, residents are getting a good idea of the impact the federal tax reform could have at the local level. 

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Minnesota-Based Sun Country Airlines Being Sold To New York Firm Video included

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Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines is being sold to a New York investment firm. 

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Holiday Cookie Decorating Tips Video included

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Kaitlin Hohenstein, cake designer with Hilltop Hy-Vee joined KEYC News 12 this Midday with some holiday cookie decorating tips.

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Psychiatric Evaluation Ordered For Iowa Stabbing Suspect

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A criminal case has been suspended against a northern Iowa man charged with attempted murder. 

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BCA, Redwood Falls Police Continue Search For Missing Man

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Authorities in Redwood Falls are continuing their search for a man nearly two months after his disappearance. 

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MSU Wrestling Looks to Build off Strong Start Video included

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The MSU wrestling team is nationally ranked and perfect in conference action so far this season. KEYC News 12 Sports Director, Claire Dau sat down with head coach Jim Makovsky to chat about the team and what's next for the Mavericks.

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Health Watch: Testing New Tech To Detect Breast Cancer Video included

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More than 40 percent of women in the United States have dense breast tissue which can often mask potential cancers on a mammogram. Now doctors in Southern California are testing a new technology that could help detect these cancers.  

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Montgomery Woman Rings In Big Birthday Video included

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Mayme Jindra celebrated her 103rd birthday Wednesday with the help of family and friends.

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Anonymous Donor Vows To Match Up To $20K In United Way Donations Video included

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An anonymous donor has left Greater Mankato United Way feeling even more confident about achieving their 2018 goal of raising $2.05 million.

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MnDOT Tries To Limit Salt Use Video included

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For all its good qualities, road salt does a number on water quality

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Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Will Fill Sen. Franken's Seat Video included

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Smith will be appointed to serve a one-year term in the Senate, concluding in January 2019.

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New Ulm Middle School Teacher Receives Golden Apple Award Video included

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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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Red Bulls Sweep At St. Clair Quadrangular Video included

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The Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls outscored their opponents a combined 216-30

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Nationally Ranked Mavericks Near Halfway Point Video included

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MSU is averaging almost four goals per game this season outscoring opponents 60–38.

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MSU's Bednarski Named All-American Video included

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MSU kicker Casey Bednarski was named to the AFCA All-American first team for his efforts on the field for the purple and gold this fall. 

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Clippers Top Knights in Season Opener Video included

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The Cleveland boy's basketball team opened its season Thursday night against the Alden-Conger Knights. Carter Kopet led the Clippers with 22-points, Austin Plonsky had 14-points and Kendall Lusty added 10-points in Cleveland's 79-48 win over the Knights.

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St. Peter Grapplers Get 35-32 Win Over Scarlets Video included

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The Saints' Tony Putz made the pin at heavyweight to defeat Mankato West

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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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Hayes Scores 1,000th Point Video included

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The Mankato East senior scored his 1,000th career point, finishing with 13-points in East's 59-57 win over the Bluejays.

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Scarlets Open Season with 79-59 Win over Hutchinson Video included

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All five Scarlet starters scored in double figures.

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Mankato East Escapes Battle Against Bluejays With A Win Video included

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Cougars defeat Waseca 59-57

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West's Buisman Named All-American Video included

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Mankato West's McKenna Buisman becomes first Mankato soccer player to earn All-American honors.

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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 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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