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Minn. Unemployment Holds Steady, Still Passes Major Milestone

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The Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw strong gains from March 2013 to March 2014, seeing a 2.1% increase year-to-year in jobs.  That equated to 1,120 new jobs in the Mankato area year-to-year More>>

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Players, Coaches Meet on MSU Campus This Morning Video included

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The Maverick football team and coaches came together this morning on MSU's campus following yesterday's refusal by the players to practice. More>>

Icy Roads Cause Semi Accident Near LeSueur

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The state patrol was assisted by the LeSueur County Sheriff's office and the LeSueur Police Department. More>>

SCC Part of White House Effort to Develop Apprenticeship Program Video included

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The White House announced an effort to develop apprenticeship models. And South Central College (SCC) in North Mankato is part of that national effort.
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Weigh Out for Mankato Meltdown Participants Video included

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For three months Mankato Meltdown participants formed teams of four to motivate and support each other to shed some pounds. All for the goal to lead healthier lives. In the past three months, all these More>>

MSU Players Refusal to Practice Hinders Hoffner's Return Video included

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Head football coach Todd Hoffner was looking forward to returning to MSU for his first day of practice. More>>

Fans, Players React To MSU Hoffner Walkout Video included

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Hoffner's announcement that he was coming back to MSU was huge news yesterday, and today's story has been even bigger. KEYC News 12's Ryan Gustafson has a round up of what you had to say about the More>>

DHS Commissioner makes stop in St. Peter to drum up support for new security hospital Video included

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The Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) shared her concerns with the media on Wednesday regarding the state's bonding bill. More>>

Before Player Revolt, Hoffner Says He's Happy To Be Back at MSU Video included

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While the players clearly had their say over things, coach Hoffner was hoping today would be the start of getting things back to normal. More>>

Farmers Attend MN Water Quality Certification Program Video included

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Rural Advantage invited Elm Creek farmers to an open house today. More>>

American Red Cross Holds Bloodmobile Video included

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Crowds came to the Nicollet Legion Hall today for a good cause.
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Good Thunder Couple Injured In Rollover

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A Good Thunder couple was injured in a rollover last night on highway 66. According to the state patrol website, Brenda Leagjeld was driving. her husband Erik was a passenger. The vehicle headed southbound More>>

Breaking News: MSU Football Players Refusing To Play For Hoffner Video included

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On a day that was supposed to be the return of Todd Hoffner to the MSU sideline, the players had a different plan.  All but a handful of Mavericks football players walked onto the field refusing to practice, More>>

Todd Hoffner Returns to Campus of MSU Video included

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Todd Hoffner has returned to the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. More>>

Minn. Supreme Court: Nibbe Conviction to Stand

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A 2nd Degree murder conviction will stand for Jennifer Nibbe, according to the finding by the Minnesota Supreme Court Tuesday. Investigators say Jennifer Nibbe shot and killed her husband James Nibbe while he slept back in August of 2010.  Nibbe's appeal argued three separate points. More>>

Senate Campaigns Release Fundraising for 1st Quarter of 2014

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Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden has nearly $2 million in reserve as the campaigns start to heat up. More>>

Iowa Governor Releases 2013 Tax Return Video included

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Gov. Terry Branstad is releasing his tax returns, something he's done every year he's served as governor to promote transparency. More>>

Minnesota Officials Warn of Jury Duty Scam

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Residents in Olmsted, Rice, Dakota and Ramsey counties have reported getting phone messages saying they had failed to return a jury summons. More>>

North Mankato Police Officer Accused of Stealing Pain Medication Video included

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Swenson faces four counts in all: one count of theft and three counts of 5th degree drug possession. More>>

Tax Penalties Face Those Who Pass on Insurance Video included

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Some people who didn't sign up for the President's Affordable Care Act could pay a fine next year– and it may be higher than expected. More>>

Update: Schools & Community React to Hoffner's Decision Video included

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After learning of Hoffner's decision to come back to MSU–Mankato, the university issued a statement welcoming Hoffner back, as well as apologizing to him. Meanwhile Minot State University, in North Dakota More>>

Todd Hoffner to Return to MSU-Mankato Video included

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Stating that he had made the decision to stay at MSU-Mankato a mere 20 minutes before Tuesday afternoon's press conference, Hoffner said "From day one, I wanted my job back." More>>

MSU Makes Official Statement Regarding Hoffner Video included

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MSU makes official statement regarding Hoffner. More>>

Southern Minnesota's Median Home Sales Increase Video included

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According to Minnesota Homes Matter the average home price across the state has increased by 5.3 percent in March compared to last year. More>>

Fire Destroys Rental Home Near New Ulm Video included

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The Nicollet County Sheriff's Office reports they received a call around 10:45 Tuesday morning of a rental house on fire at the farm of Robert and Clair Gieseke located northwest of New Ulm.  More>>

Tax Day Is Here Video included

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Its April 15th and that means its tax day and time is running out to get any taxes filed by mail. More>>

High Hopes for an Updated Mankato Civic Center Video included

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State Representatives and several other community leaders met at the Verizon Wireless Center to highlight progress and discuss the future of the Mankato Civic Center. More>>

Guilty Plea in Military ID Theft Case Video included

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A Minnesota man accused of stealing identification information from members of his former Army unit has pleaded guilty to an identity theft charge. More>>

T-Rex Finds New Home at DC Smithsonian

T-Rex Finds New Home at DC Smithsonian Video included

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The skeleton was discovered in Montana in 1988 and is one of the few almost intact fossils of a T-Rex ever found. It's on loan to the Smithsonian for 50 years.


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Boston Bombing Remembrance Marks One Year Anniversary Video included

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President Obama observed a private moment of silence at the White House.
He also released a statement saying the country recognizes the courage and leadership of so many people in Boston after such unspeakable tragedy.





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Rural Good Thunder Man Dies In Car Accident

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A rural Good Thunder man has died in a rollover accident. The Blue Earth County Sheriff's office says 43 year old Brian Becker died when his car rolled into a field northwest of Pemberton on county road More>>

Temporary Skate Park to Open Saturday Video included

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The Mankato Family YMCA is putting the finishing touches on their temporary skate park.   More>>

Vetter Stone Amphitheater Summer Concert Line Up

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The Verizon Wireless Center releases part of the upcoming summer concert series at the Vetter Stone Amphitheater at Riverfront Park. More>>

Austin Man Arrested for DWI on Go-Kart

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Chief Brian Krueger says an officer nearly hit the man who was driving the battery-powered go-kart on the road. More>>

Field Work Delayed by Weather Video included

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Southern Minnesota is rapidly approaching the traditional start of its ideal period for planting corn. More>>

Wastewater Fix Comes With Big Price Tag Video included

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The city of Mankato is looking at a big bill to update its wastewater treatment plant. An estimated seven million dollars. At issue tonight for the Mankato City Council: the city needs to install More>>

Fundraiser Held for One Year Old Battling Cancer Video included

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Earlier this year, a North Mankato family received news that their soon to be one year old has cancer. Diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma the day before his first birthday, Carson Verzalik is spending More>>

Harsh Winter Could Make for Worse Allergies Video included

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About 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. More>>

As Tax Deadline Nears, Preparers Feel Rush Video included

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It's just a day away from the tax filing due date.   And preparers are feeling the rush as last minute filers scramble to meet the deadline. More>>

Parents Concerned About Long Bus Commute Video included

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Several families in the Amboy and Mapleton area are concerned about their kindergartners' trips to school. More>>

U.S. Senate Candidate Mike McFadden Stops By Mankato Video included

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GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Mike McFadden made a stop in Mankato to garner support for the upcoming race. More>>

Putin to Obama: Russia Not Behind Protests in Ukraine Video included

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Violence continues to spread throughout eastern Ukraine as armed militants seize government buildings and demand the freedom to join Russia. Craig Boswell has the latest from the State Department.
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North Mankato Cleans It Up Video included

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It is the first day of "Junk Cleanup Day" for residents in North Mankato. More>>

Just for Fun: 18,000-Piece Puzzle Video included

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Leroy Knoch of Fort Madison, Iowa has a hobby that sets him apart from most people.
It's not because the hobby is all that unusual. But because Leroy doesn't do anything small.
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Trial to Start for Minnesota Man Accused of Murdering Teenage Home Intruders Video included

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A central Minnesota man who claimed he was defending himself when he repeatedly shot and killed two unarmed teenagers in his home is scheduled to go on trial on murder charges. More>>

LeSueur County Officials Offer Reward for Information on Burglaries

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The LeSueur County Sheriff's Office has increased the reward for information following some burglaries last month. More>>

Iowa Assisted Living Center Fined by State

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A company executive says the inspectors' findings are being reviewed and a decision has not been made yet on whether they will appeal the fine. More>>

Ice Out on some Southern Minnesota Lakes Video included

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The spring thaw is starting a few weeks later than usual, after a bitterly cold winter. More>>

Tornado Spotted in Iowa Video included

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Severe thunderstorms brought heavy rain, hail and at least one tornado to parts of Iowa. More>>

The Future of TV News Desks Video included

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KENS-TV unveiled the "KENS 5 Fiesta Desk" in front of the Alamo. It's a piñata in the shape of an anchor desk! More>>

Educational Fun: Running of the Rodents Video included

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The University's annual rat race serves as both a stress reducer and a unique method of teaching students about animal care as well as behavior modification techniques More>>

MnDOT Announced $1.1 Billion Construction Plan Video included

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Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today its statewide construction plan for 2014. The estimated cost is 1.1 billion dollars which will cover 308 projects. More>>

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  • SportsMore>>

  • MSU Football Coach Faces Tough First Day Back in Mankato

    MSU Football Coach Faces Tough First Day Back in Mankato

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:56:08 GMT
    It was supposed to be coach Todd Hoffner's first opopurtunity to be back on the practice field with the MSU Maverick football team but a day he had been looking forward to turned sour in a hurry.
    It was supposed to be coach Todd Hoffner's first opopurtunity to be back on the practice field with the MSU Maverick football team but a day he had been looking forward to turned sour in a hurry.
  • Timberwolves Fall 136-130 to Jazz in Season Finale

    Timberwolves Fall 136-130 to Jazz in Season Finale

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:52:12 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS _ Trey Burke scored a career-high 32 points to go with nine assists and seven rebounds and the Jazz avoided the worst record since moving to Utah 35 years ago with a 136-130 double overtime
    MINNEAPOLIS _ Trey Burke scored a career-high 32 points to go with nine assists and seven rebounds and the Jazz avoided the worst record since moving to Utah 35 years ago with a 136-130 double overtime
  • Scarlets Stun Falcons 16-1 in Big9 Softball Contest

    Scarlets Stun Falcons 16-1 in Big9 Softball Contest

    Scarlets Stun Falcons 16-1 in Big9 Softball Contest

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:18 AM EDT2014-04-16 04:18:53 GMT
    The Mankato West softball team took to the diamond to face the Faribault Falcons. The Scarlets stun the Falcons 16-1.
    The Mankato West softball team took to the diamond to face the Faribault Falcons. The Scarlets stun the Falcons 16-1.
  • The Junk DrawerMore>>

  • Boy Safe After Climbing Into Vending Machine

    Boy Safe After Climbing Into Vending Machine

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:50:17 GMT
    A 3 year–old boy is safe after finding his way inside a toy vending machine. The whole event is still baffling to all those who found the child casually playing inside with stuffed animals. When the
    The whole event is still baffling to all those who found the child casually playing inside with the stuffed animals. 
  • T-Rex Finds New Home at DC Smithsonian

    T-Rex Finds New Home at DC Smithsonian

    T-Rex Finds New Home at DC Smithsonian

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:50:37 GMT
    A T-Rex skeleton arrived at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History early Tuesday morning.     FedEx delivered the fossil to Washington, D.C. from Montana in 16 boxes. It's a first for the
    The skeleton was discovered in Montana in 1988 and is one of the few almost intact fossils of a T-Rex ever found. It's on loan to the Smithsonian for 50 years.

  • Dog Summoned for Jury Duty

    Dog Summoned for Jury Duty

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:48:53 GMT
    The Judiciary Coordinator says the computer generated jury summons likely misplaced the roman numeral IV for Barrett's first name and then mailed it out.
    The Judiciary Coordinator says the computer generated jury summons likely misplaced the roman numeral IV for Barrett's first name and then mailed it out.
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