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Blooming Prairie Man Injured In Motorcycle Accident

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A Blooming Prairie man is injured in a motorcycle accident in Steele County. It happened just after 6:30 last night.

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Rural Banker Survey Index Drops Dramatically in July

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Drought conditions in some areas and weak grain prices are among factors weighing heavily on the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Western states

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Republican and Democrat Pair Up to Sue for $14K Raise Video included

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Two Minnesota lawmakers are suing the state House and Speaker Kurt Daudt over the decision not to pay legislators a $14,000 raise

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Robbinsdale Man Charged in Shooting Death of Boy in Fridley

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A 19-year-old Robbinsdale man has been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in Fridley.

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Minnesota Schools to Get Transgender Toolkit

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Minnesota schools to get transgender toolkit

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Minnesota Investigating Weed Killer After Farmers Complain

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is investigating about two dozen complaints from farmers about a weed killer used on genetically modified soybean fields that can tolerate the herbicide

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Street Cars In Mankato Video included

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The Blue Earth County Historical Society gave people a look at what rush hour in Mankato looked like back the day

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Motorcyclist Killed in McLeod County

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A 26-year-old man from Mayer is killed in a motorcycle accident in McLeod County

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Manufacturing Jobs at Highest Level in Years Video included

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Inspiring employment news in our region with the release of June 2017 figures.

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Fire Damages House In St. Peter Video included

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Some breaking news Wednesday night out of Saint Peter. As of 10:30 Wednesday night, crews were still on the scene of a house fire located on 3rd Street behind the Holiday Gas Station

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Finding Solutions To Child Care Needs Video included

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Between 2012 and 2016, Minnesota has lost nearly 2,000 child care providers, leaving the state with just under 10,600.

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High School Students Explore Careers In The Rural Economy Video included

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High school students in southwest Minnesota are learning about their job options in rural parts of the state.

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Wind and Hail Cause Damage To Multiple Counties Video included

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All across southern Minnesota yesterday afternoon as well as through the night, winds gusts got up to 60 mph. 

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'March For Healing' Planned For Woman Shot In Minneapolis

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  A ``march for healing'' is planned for the Australian woman who was shot dead by a Minneapolis officer responding to her 911 call.  

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Senate Confirms Judge Who Equated Abortion With Slavery

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The Senate has confirmed a Kentucky lawyer who equated abortion with slavery, calling them the ``two greatest tragedies in our country'', to a lifetime appointment as a federal judge.    

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Tom Kelly Statue Will Be 8th Bronze Twins Figure at Ballpark

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Former manager Tom Kelly will become the latest Minnesota Twins legend to have his likeness on display at the ballpark. 

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Minnesota Surpasses 3 Million Jobs For First Time In State History

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The Mankato area is sticking with the upward trend, as job growth continues in June. 

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Australian Woman's Family Hires Castile's Attorney

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  The family of an Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer has hired the attorney who represented the family of black motorist Philando Castile, who was also gunned down by an area officer.  

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Driver, Passenger Flee From Emergency Room After Car Accident

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Authorities are investigating after two people fled from the emergency room following an accident in Redwood County. 

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Mudslides, Flooding Impact Travel In Minnesota, Wisconsin

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Heavy rain is flooding roads and causing mudslides in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. 

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Ruling Could Lead To Expansion Of Special-Education Services In Iowa

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A judge's ruling could lead to an expansion of special-education services to thousands of Iowa students.

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Minnesota Shooting Shows Police Body Cameras Not Used Enough

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Police and protesters heralded the arrival of the body camera as a way to shine a light on what officers do. 

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Two Rounds Of Storms Roll Through Southern Minnesota Wednesday

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Two rounds of severe storms yesterday afternoon and early this morning, leave many with a busy day for cleanup. 

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Janesville Golfers Raise Money For Breast Cancer Research Video included

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Local Women at the Prairie Ridge Golf Course took the course Wednesday to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. 

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Drake is July "Good Person" Video included

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This month’s Good People award winner has a vision for helping the blind

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Mankato Looking At Regulations For Uber/Lyft Video included

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It would require background checks for the drivers, as well as registration with the city, and a $1,500 fee to the ride-sharing service.

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MSU Football Reflects on Relationship With Vikings Video included

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Over the years, the Minnesota Vikings and MSU football team's developed quite the relationship  from handing down jerseys  to using Blakeslee stadium for their annual evening practice. But after 50 plus years the Vikes will have a new home for camp next year when the squad moves into a new facility up in Eagan. "We benefit tremendously, there's always hidden things that you benefit as a football program just like the nostalgia of having the Minnesota Vikings on your...

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Three Missing On Blue Earth River Found Safe Video included

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According to the Winnebago Police Department the adult and two juveniles were rafting on the river Wednesday afternoon when the storm blew in before they anticipated.

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Training Opportunities For Businesses And Their Employees Video included

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Grants are allowing some area employers to help their employees get back into the classroom for training.

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Mr. Hot Dog Adds To Holiday Video included

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Hot dogs are abundant across the nation, but only one man can claim the title Mr. Hot Dog.  

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Cleveland Moves Forward On Making Repairs Video included

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The Cleveland School board moves forward to make air quality improvements in the school.

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Construction Continues To Waseca High School Video included

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Waseca High School continues to put in the upgrades approved in a $25 million bond. 

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Minnesota City May Require Paid Sick Leave

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An eastern Minnesota city may be the next in the state to require employers to provide paid sick leave for workers.  

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Michigan Doctor Will Stay In Jail In Genital Mutilation Case

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A Detroit-area doctor accused of performing genital mutilation on girls in a Muslim sect will remain in jail while she awaits trial.  

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Top 5 Unique Summer Attractions, Events In Mankato Video included

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There's plenty left of summer to enjoy, and Carrie Kijenski with Visit Mankato joined us as today's Midday Expert to talk about some unique attractions that you may not know about.  

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Officer: Partner Fired Fatal Shot Moments After Loud Sound Video included

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State investigators say a Minneapolis police officer told authorities he was startled by a loud sound near the squad car he was driving moments before his partner shot and killed an Australian woman who had called 911. 

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DEED Awards Grants To Provide Additional Training For Employees Video included

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The Department of Employment and Economic Development awards $2.2 million to bring higher ed and businesses to provide additional training to employees.

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Kwik Trip Acquires Rival Convenience Store Chain PDQ

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The Kwik Trip convenience store chain is acquiring a competing company also based in Wisconsin.

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Groups Petition Iowa To Improve Animal Farm Permit Process

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A citizen activist group and an environmental organization have filed a petition asking the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to improve the state's livestock farm permit process. 

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Thrive: Pregnancy Myths Part Two Video included

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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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Minnesota State Fair Announces New Attractions For 2017

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 The Minnesota State Fair has announced dozens of new attractions for the 2017 Great Minnesota Get-Together.  

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Lake Crystal Man Accused Of Recording Minor In The Shower

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A Lake Crystal man is charged after allegedly videotaping a teen girl in the shower. 

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3-Year-Old Dies From E.Coli Strain, Brother Sickened

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Minnesota health officials are investigating the source of an E. coli strain that has taken the life of a 3-year-old girl and hospitalized her older brother.    

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3 Finalists Chosen For Iowa State Fair Food Contest

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Three finalists have been chosen for the 2017 Iowa State Fair People's Choice Best New Food Contest at the fair in Des Moines.     People will be able to sample them and cast votes Aug. 10-15. The fair closes Aug. 20.    

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Iowa Taxpayers To Foot $2.2 Million Harassment Award

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Iowa taxpayers will foot the bill for a $2.2 million jury award to a former Iowa Senate Republican caucus aide who sued the state and others for sexual harassment. 

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Austin Man Injured After Dump Truck Collides With Bridge

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A 60-year-old Austin man is injured after colliding his dump truck with a bridge. It happened just before 8:30 last night. 

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Madelia Man Sentenced For Child Porn, Criminal Sexual Conduct

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Leslie Paul Johnson of Madelia was sentenced on the second of five separate files in which he was charged with multiple counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct and Possession of Child Pornography, according to the Watonwan County Attorney's Office

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3D Imaging Technology Helps Doctors Separate Conjoined Twins

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Doctors say 3D imaging technology developed at the University of Minnesota was a key element in a recent surgery to separate conjoined twins. 

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Training Camp Has Deep History In Mankato Video included

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The Vikings will leave a long legacy behind when they walk off of Blakeslee Field for the last time.

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Lynx Recognize Women In Service Video included

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A partnership between the Minnesota Lynx and Disabled American Veterans is helping to recognize women in the military as part of their Homegrown Hero series.

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Viking's Announcement of Final Year To Impact Mankato's Economy Video included

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The Vikings announced this morning during a conference call that they will celebrate their 52nd and final training camp here with us in Mankato at Blakeslee stadium. Future Training camps will be hosted at the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, beginning in 2018. Training camp brings a lot of business to town and local businesses say today's news will pack a punch... as training camp brings in an estimate of around 5 million dollars in economic growth for the city of Mankato...

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Uncertainty About Future Of Health Care Policy

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Area city and business leaders are trying to get some answers to their health care questions at a forum hosted by Greater Mankato Growth.

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Saint Peter School Set To Open Video included

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One local School is almost ready to open the doors on a new building they've built from the ground up.  Excitement is growing at the new Saint Peter High School as construction enters the final phase.School Administrators are getting ready to move in to their new space at the end of the month. There are many new features students will be able to enjoy, including the culinary arts facility and updated science classrooms. School officials say the biggest upgrade is to newer technol... More>>

Vikings Announce End Of Training Camp In Mankato Video included

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The 2017 Minnesota Vikings Training Camp will be the last in Mankato as the team announces the move to their new training facility in Eagan in 2018.

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Belle Plaine City Council Votes To Shut Down Free Speech Zone Video included

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The Belle Plaine City Council has voted to shut down a free speech zone that caused heavy debate for months in the city. 

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Faribault Business Featured At Made In America Product Showcase Video included

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A Faribault business owner makes a trip to the White House to represent Minnesota in the Made in America Product Showcase. 

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MIDDAY EXPERT: The Struggle Of Self-Control Video included

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Dr. Adam Anderson, Clinical Psychologist with Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato joined KEYC News 12 this Midday today to talk about self control and self worth and how it changes as we age. 

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UPDATE: Sheriff Blames Animal Rights Activists For 35,000 Lost Mink

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Vandals release 35,000 mink from Minnesota pelt farm

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3D Imaging Technology Helps Doctors Separate Conjoined Twins

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Doctors say 3D imaging technology developed at the University of Minnesota was a key element in a recent surgery to separate conjoined twins.    

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DEED Awards Small Cities Development Grants

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A handful of local communities are getting a financial boost for their infrastructure projects. 

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President Trump Blasts Dems, Some In GOP Over Health Bill

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  President Donald Trump is blasting Democrats and ``a few Republicans'' over the failure of the Republican effort to write a new health care law. ``We will return,'' Trump declared in an early morning tweet.    

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3 Charged In Connection With Man Missing In N. Carolina

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Three people have been charged in connection with the death of a man reported missing in North Carolina last year.   

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Federal Records: Hastert Released From Prison In Minnesota

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Federal records show former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been released from prison in Minnesota and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility.    

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Man Accused Of Killing Victim, Leaving In Garage For Weeks

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A St. Paul man is accused of using a metal jack to fatally bludgeon a man he found in his garage, then leaving the victim for weeks before his body was found by friends. 

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Deliberations Begin In Ex-Iowa GOP Caucus Staffer's Lawsuit

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Jurors have begun deliberating a verdict in the sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a former Iowa Senate Republican Caucus aide.  

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Questions Remain Surrounding Fatal Minneapolis Police Shooting

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An Australian woman who called 911 to report what she believed to be an active sexual assault was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer. 

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Fridley Police Say 17-Year-Old Boy is Homicide Victim

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Fridley police say 17-year-old boy is homicide victim

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X Games Inspiring Local Skateboarders Video included

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The X Games finally came to Minnesota for the first time ever with plenty of different tricks taking centerstage at U.S. Bank Stadium. 

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DVS Upgrades Begin Video included

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The statewide upgrades of Driver and Vehicle Services I.T. system begin July 17 leaving online services down and it's only going to get worse as the week goes on.

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Cycling Journey Explores Minnesota Art Video included

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Hitting the road tomorrow, July 18, powered by the desire to explore the creative engine, an annual bike ride aims to connect Minnesota artists and their works to eyes of the public.

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Vikings Training Camp Starts Next Week Video included

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Start digging out your purple and gold! The 52nd Annual Vikings Training Camp in Mankato is less than a week away. 

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North Mankato City Council Discuses Proposed Ordinance For Tobacco Purchasing Age Video included

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The proposed North Mankato ordinance changes the age limit on purchasing tobacco–related items from 18 to 21. North Mankato Mayor Mark Dehen says, "The idea of raising the age of tobacco sales is basically a health and wellness for our children idea. The statistics state that most people will not start smoking if they don't start until after age 21." The council discussed the ordinance in further detail at today's work session. North Mankato City Council Member, Dia...

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Possible New Trial Following Court Of Appeals Decision

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The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction and 21–year prison sentence for a Hastings man convicted in a drug sting in January 2016, setting the case up for a possible retrial.

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Businessman Fred Hubbell Launches Campaign For Iowa Governor

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Iowa businessman Fred Hubbell has made it official: He's in the running for governor next year.  

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Minnesota Man Drowns In Montana Rafting Accident

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A 44-year-old Minnesota man drowned in a weekend rafting accident in northwestern Montana. 

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T-Wolves Offer Tours To Public Of Target Center Renovations

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The Target Center renovation is three months from completion, and the Minnesota Timberwolves will conduct no-cost tours of the progress for the public.    

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Man Arrested In Connection With Redwood Falls Stabbing

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A man wanted by authorities in connection with a stabbing in Redwood Falls is arrested.

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U.S. Dept. Of Health & Human Services Urging Safety In Extreme Heat Video included

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Parts of our region are under a heat advisory, and that has health experts reaching out with some tips to stay safe during the extreme heat.

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Fallenstein Playground Nears Fundraising Goal Video included

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With the help of generous donors and a few grants from national organizations, 

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Former Waseca Grad Reunited With Class Ring 60 Years Later Video included

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A former Waseca High School student is reunited with her class ring 60 years after it had gone missing. 

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Preventing Tech Neck Video included

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Dr. B with Discover Chiropractic joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about tech neck, otherwise known as text neck.

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2 Former Minnesota Governors Unhappy With Biographies

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Not all of Minnesota's former governors are happy with biographical plaques that went up this month next to their portraits at the recently restored state Capitol.  

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AG Sessions To Address Local Prosecutors In Minneapolis

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is visiting Minnesota to speak to state and local prosecutors.   

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UPDATE: Australian Woman Killed In Minneapolis Police Shooting

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The family of an Australian woman who was shot and killed by police in Minneapolis says they're trying to understand why it happened.   

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Tracy's Wheels Across the Prairie Museum a Hidden Gem

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Southern Minnesota is filled with many small town wonders

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Fridley Police Say 17-Year-Old Boy Is Homicide Victim

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Police in the Twin Cities suburb of Fridley are investigating a homicide.  

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Tesla's Autopilot Feature Blamed For Crash Near Willmar

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A suburban Twin Cities man is blaming the autopilot feature of his luxury electric car for a crash that sent him and four passengers into a central Minnesota marsh.     

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Four Charged In Nicollet County Undercover Prostitution Sting

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Four people are charged in connection with an undercover prostitution sting in North Mankato. 

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Three Injured In McLeod County Accident

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At least two people are injured in an accident around 6 last night in McLeod County. 

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Young Heroes Catch Up With Kittens They Rescued

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Last week we brought you the story of good samaritans who found 4 kittens on a road near Madelia.. 

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Report: Solar More Cost Effective Than Natural Gas

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A report from a Minnesota university shows adding energy storage may be a cost effective way to help meet the state's electricity demand. 

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Iowa Sightings Of Endangered Rattlers Called Encouraging

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An environmental organization is encouraged by the sightings of two endangered snakes in Iowa.    

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Speaker Talks Government Military Spending Video included

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A former military officer spoke at First Congressional Church this afternoon to speak about the government's spending habits regarding the military. 

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One Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting Video included

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 Authorities say a woman is dead after an officer-involved shooting in southern Minneapolis. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released a statement Sunday saying two Minneapolis officers responded to a 911 call for a potential assault late Saturday. Exact details haven't been released, but officials say an officer at some point fired a gun, killing the woman. Officials say the officers' body cameras weren't turned on and a squad camera didn't capture the incident.  Residen..

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New Prague Winery Celebrates Anniversary Video included

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The Next Chapter Winery is celebrating its 10th anniversary of being a vineyard. 

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Budgetary 'Perfect Storm' Looms Over Health Care Programs Video included

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A funding crisis is bearing down on Minnesota's public health care programs that serve more than 1 million residents.     That's due in large part to bills in Congress that would cut billions from the state's Medicaid program in the next 18 months alone. Bills in the House and Senate would also cut all federal funding for MinnesotaCare, the state's program for 100,000 working poor residents.     But state lawmakers also have to sort out their own funding...

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Minnesota Agency Using Electrofishing To Learn Water Quality Video included

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A Minnesota agency is monitoring the quality of the state's waterways by capturing fish using low voltage shocks.    Reports say that the different types of fish the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency team will catch through electrofishing can tell them about a river's quality.     For example, biologist Nate Sather says longnose dace are sensitive to disturbance and pollution so finding them in a river is a good sign.     The crew uses yellow p..

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Riverbend Tennis Classic Kicks Off Video included

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Tennis players from all across southern Minnesota are making their way to Mankato this weekend for this year's Riverbend Tennis Classic.

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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: 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: 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: 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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THRIVE: Hepatitis C Treatment

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New drugs have made Hepatitis C treatment more effective. 

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THRIVE: Harvest Of The Month Video included

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Eating fruits and vegetables are an essential part of our diets to stay healthy...

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THRIVE: School Snack Carts Video included

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 Participating area schools are utilizing a snack cart in the morning to help keep kids on track.  "A hungry student is a student that might have trouble focusing on their schoolwork, concentrating in the classroom. There might be behavior issues, trouble learning so this is just kind of a morning snack to hold them over until lunch," ISD 77/Mankato Clinic Foundation, Kelsey Rounds said.  The snack carts are brought to the hallways around 9:30 in the morning.

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THRIVE: Less Invasive Bunion Surgery Video included

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A bunion is a bump on your big toe where a normal bone changes position to become more prominent or stick out. 

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THRIVE: Maintaining Behavioral Changes Video included

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Whether it has to do with working out or dieting, making a life change can be difficult enough in itself, but maintaining that behavior change forever is the hardest part.

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THRIVE: Maintaining Sleep Schedule Video included

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Maintaining steady sleep schedule with ways to fall asleep without using medication.

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THRIVE: Prostate Cancer Screenings Video included

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 The men's health forum coming up on April 11 brings health awareness to men.. Focusing in on prostate cancer at this year's event. 

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THRIVE: Upcoming 2017 Men's Health Forum Focuses On Prostate Cancer Video included

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The men's health forum is designed to reach an audience that doesn't necessarily pay as close attention to their health.  

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THRIVE: Nutrition Importance When Working Out Video included

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Often times the importance of nutrition for fueling the body when exercising can be overlooked.

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THRIVE: Cancer Risks From Tanning Beds Video included

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 "Recently saw a statistic that tanning beds cause more than 400 thousand skin cancers in the us a year. Here in the clinic we see skin cancer every day," Mankato Clinic Dermatologist, Dr. Paul Bandelin said.  

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THRIVE: Treating Trauma With Brain Spotting Video included

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Three different ingredients make something traumatic to an individual.  

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THRIVE: SMILES Program Works Toward Reaching Goals Video included

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SMILES is a center for independent living serving people with disabilities in the community.. And after coming across the Mankato Clinic's THRIVE campaign.. one SMILES counselor was inspired to use eat, move sleep into a program if their own. 

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THRIVE: Exercise As Medicine Video included

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Using exercise as a natural medication.

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THRIVE: Health Hazards Of Drinking Pop Video included

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Pop's sweet taste, pleasant fizz and energizing jolt may often seem like just what you need. 

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THRIVE: Benefits Of Weight Resistance Training Video included

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Although cardiovascular training is important.. often times women push weight resistance training off to the side.

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Thrive: Practicing Mindfulness To Change Thinking Video included

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Throughout the day many of us have negative thoughts running through our minds, but would do anything to make it stop and get rid of the worry. Mindfulness is the practice for managing thoughts and selecting your attention to give you an opportunity to worry less and select where you place that attention.  "I use it when I'm caught up in my worries or I'm bombarded with too many thoughts at once or I find myself in this negative space or thinking about myself in a negative w..

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Thrive: Fare For All, Saving Money On Groceries Video included

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Would you like to save money on your grocery bills this month? 

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Thrive: Cortisone Shots Improving Quality Of Life Video included

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 Cortisone shots are injections that may help relieve pain and inflammation in a specific area of your body.  

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Thrive: Mastering Life's Challenges With Resilience Video included

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Resilience.. Mastering life's challenges by adapting regrouping and moving on.  

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Thrive: Dry Skin Remedies

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It's hard to escape the effects of the cold, dry, Minnesota winters. But preventative steps to minimize dry skin can be used to keep it under control. 

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Thrive: Dealing With A Binge Eating Disorder

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A binge eating disorder is not an easy thing to deal with and often makes sufferers feel alone.

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Thrive: The Effects Of Asthma

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People with asthma deal with symptoms like wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.. 

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Thrive: Importance Of Hearing Check-Ups

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Having a hearing disorder can sometimes go without notice because without a check-up individuals start to adapt. 

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Thrive: Protecting Your Eyes

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Some wear them as a fashion statement.. some wear them to avoid squinting.. but everyone should wear them for protection. 

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Waterville Elementary Principal Wins Golden Apple Award

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For most students, going to the principal's office can be a scary thing... But at Waterville Elementary, it's something they look forward to. 

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Fairmont's Mike Fischer is May 'Good People'

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This month's Good People Award winner comes to us from Fairmont. Mike Fischer combines his passion for softball with his passion for helping others. 

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MSU Professors Are February Good People Video included

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Getting kids excited about learning can be tricky. This month's Good People recipients make learning fun. 

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Prestons Are November Good People

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Robert and Jean Preston want to make sure kids in Mankato don't go hungry when school isn't in session. 

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MSU Grad Already Has A Job (And Business)

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Francis Kanneh created underrecruitedprep.com two years ago and plans to use his marketing degree to take it to the next level

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State Street Theater Receives Large Donation

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State Street Theater is receiving their third cornerstone pledge in memory of a former Minnesota judge.

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DOL's Overtime Rule Put On Hold

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The Department of Labor's new overtime rule set to go into effect today has been put on hold. 

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St. Mary's First-Grade Teacher Keeping Excitement For Learning Alive Video included

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A first-grade teacher in Sleepy Eye has dedicated decades to make learning fun and active.

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Thrive: Managing Joint Arthritis

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Joint arthritis is painful. In this Thrive report, KEYC News 12s Lisa Cownie shows us being active is one key in managing that pain. 

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Thrive: Thyroid And Body Function

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There is one little gland in our bodies that can have a big impact on our energy levels, sleep patterns, and weight management. In this Thrive segment, KEYC News 12s Lisa Cownie tells more about the thyroid.

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Thrive: Obesity And Joint Problems

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Need another reason to stick with that weight management resolution you made? KEYC News 12s Lisa Cownie says giving your joints a break is a good reason to shed some pounds. 

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Thrive: Preventive Screenings

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We have an idea for a New Year's Resolution you should stick to, making appointments to get preventive screenings done. In this Thrive segment, KEYC News 12's Lisa Cownie breaks down what preventive measures are out there and when we should get them done.  

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Thrive: Loren Ewert's Journey

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Loren Ewert was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2005. Loren says, "I didn't pay that much attention and wasn't that careful with what I was eating." 

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Being Well Equipped For The Hockey Season Video included

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With hockey season well underway there are many things to consider safety-wise before hitting the ice. KEYC News 12's Lisa Cownie looks into ways you can protect yourself on the ice.

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Thrive: Catching Up With Mary Jo

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KEYC News 12 and Mankato Clinic are nearing the end of our year-long community wellness initiative, Thrive. KEYC's Lisa Cownie catches up with the person that helped us kick it all off a little over a year ago. 

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How to Select and Eat! A Pomegranate Video included

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Hy-Vee registered dietitian Holly Ellison says pomegranates are in season right now! And they are packed with both flavor and nutrients. For example,? its antioxidants help guard against cancer, heart disease, premature aging and atherosclerosis. ?

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How Alcohol Affects Your Sleep

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As we wind down our year of the Thrive campaign, we focused on three categories eat, move and sleep. This time we’re talking about the sleep category and how alcohol may affect your sleeping throughout the night. 

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The Scoop on Preparing Ginger Video included

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Ginger and onions are packed full of flavor! 

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  • MSU Football Reflects on Relationship With Vikings

    MSU Football Reflects on Relationship With Vikings

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-07-20 03:42:31 GMT

    Over the years, the Minnesota Vikings and MSU football team's developed quite the relationship  from handing down jerseys  to using Blakeslee stadium for their annual evening practice. But after 50 plus years the Vikes will have a new home for camp next year when the squad moves into a new facility up in Eagan. "We benefit tremendously, there's always hidden things that you benefit as a football program just like the nostalgia of having the Minnesota Vikings on your...

    Over the years, the Minnesota Vikings and MSU football team's developed quite the relationship  from handing down jerseys  to using Blakeslee stadium for their annual evening practice. But after 50 plus years the Vikes will have a new home for camp next year when the squad moves into a new facility up in Eagan. "We benefit tremendously, there's always hidden things that you benefit as a football program just like the nostalgia of having the Minnesota Vikings on your...

  • X Games Inspiring Local Skateboarders

    X Games Inspiring Local Skateboarders

    Monday, July 17 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-07-18 03:45:05 GMT

    The X Games finally came to Minnesota for the first time ever with plenty of different tricks taking centerstage at U.S. Bank Stadium. 

    The X Games finally came to Minnesota for the first time ever with plenty of different tricks taking centerstage at U.S. Bank Stadium. 

  • MoonDogs Sweep Bucks, Win 6th Straight

    MoonDogs Sweep Bucks, Win 6th Straight

    Sunday, July 16 2017 10:54 PM EDT2017-07-17 02:54:35 GMT

    Hanson extends hitting streak to 21 games.

    Hanson extends hitting streak to 21 games.

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  • Thrive: Pregnancy Myths Part Two

    Thrive: Pregnancy Myths Part Two

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:01 AM EDT2017-07-19 14:01:39 GMT

     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..

     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..

  • THRIVE: Pregnancy Myths

    THRIVE: Pregnancy Myths

    Thursday, July 13 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-07-13 22:52:37 GMT

    Everything from books to magazines to relatives and neighbors have a plethora of advice about pregnancy do's and don'ts.

    Everything from books to magazines to relatives and neighbors have a plethora of advice about pregnancy do's and don'ts.

  • THRIVE: Preparing For Pregnancy

    THRIVE: Preparing For Pregnancy

    Thursday, July 6 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-07-06 22:35:20 GMT

    Becoming the healthiest version of yourself is the best thing you can do when trying to become pregnant. 

    Becoming the healthiest version of yourself is the best thing you can do when trying to become pregnant.