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Montgomery Woman Rings In Big Birthday

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

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New Ulm Middle School Teacher Receives Golden Apple Award

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Christine Kral  is a special education teacher at New Ulm Middle School, focusing on a variety of areas, especially social skills.

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

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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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Democratic Sources: Smith To Replace Franken Video included

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 A Democratic operative with knowledge of the appointment says Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has chosen Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to fill Sen. Al Franken's seat until the November election, and Smith will run in that election to complete Franken's term through 2020.    

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North Mankato Man Sentenced In Fatal Crash Near Mapleton Video included

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Blue Earth County gives stayed jail time and fine to Danny Salazar.

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Red Kettle Campaign Donations Behind Last Year's Pace Video included

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The Salvation Army could still use your help with its red kettle campaign. he organization says donations are $15,000 behind last year's pace, with $65,000 raised so far. 

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Toys For Tots Wrapping Up 2017 Season Video included

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Sgt. Sander Ludeman with Toys for Tots joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about the Toys for Tots campaign. The campaign wraps up this week, with distribution this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Mankato Armory. There are also a few locations with extended drop-off available through Christmas, including the KEYC News 12 studio. 

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Man Critically Injured In Northern Iowa Crash

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In northern Iowa, A 59-year-old man is critically injured in a crash Monday morning. 

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Twins Sign Recovering RHP Michael Pineda For 2 Years, $10M

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The Minnesota Twins have signed former New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda, giving a two-year, $10 million contract to the right-hander recovering from Tommy John surgery.     

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Mankato, Owatonna Organizations Awarded Grants From Otto Bremer Trust

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A handful of local organizations are awarded thousands of dollars in grants from the Otto Bremer Trust. 

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Two Women Charged In Blue Earth County Drug Bust

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Two people are charged following a drug bust in Blue Earth County. According to the criminal complaint, agents searched the Mankato home located in a park and drug treatment facility zone Monday. 

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St. James Man Enters Race To Represent MN District 23B

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Another republican has entered the race to represent District 23B. 

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Holiday Season Shoplifting Acquires Attention from Local Stores Video included

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There are pros and cons to the holidays, but for stores, one downside to the season is shoplifting. 

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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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Democrat Wins Senate Election in Alabama

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CBS News is projecting Democrat Doug Jones has defeated Republican Roy Moore. 

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North Mankato Workers Save Pet Rabbits From Fire Video included

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Engelhorn says what's most important is that Churro and Luna were saved.

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"Flask" Cocktail Bar To Open By Christmas Video included

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 The Mankato Independent Original restaurant group is close to opening a high-end cocktail bar called "Flask".

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MIO Office Moves Into Old Neighbors Location Video included

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The Mankato Independent Original restaurant group is planning a move and adding a new establishment.  

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Parents Looking For Answers After Abuse Investigation Video included

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The Minnesota Department of Human Services has revoked the license of an Eagle Lake daycare provider after reports of abuse.

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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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Former Pastor Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges Video included

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Robert  Trueblood was caught in an undercover BCA sting operation earlier this year.

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THRIVE: Dressing For The Winter Weather Video included

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Dressing warm is important for keeping safe in the winter months.

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Albert Lea Man Killed In Single Vehicle Crash

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One person is killed in a single vehicle crash in Freeborn County. 

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Mankato Teen Sentenced For High Speed Pursuit

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Gavin Hill led authorities on a 50 mile chase in September.

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Holiday Tech Gift Ideas Video included

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Meagan Dorsch, a corporate spokesperson from Verizon Wireless, joined KEYC News 12 this Midday with some holiday tech gift ideas under $50.

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Elysian Man Sentenced For Stealing From Former Employer

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An Elysian man is sentenced to jail time after stealing equipment from his former employer last year. 

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Eide Bailey Project Set to Bring Job Opportunities to Downtown Mankato Video included

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New businesses are increasing in both North Mankato and Mankato, which means more revenue is going towards the cities and more opportunities for employment. 

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Eide Bailly Center Construction Begins Next Spring Video included

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The seven–story development in downtown Mankato will feature retail and hospitality space on the first floor, office space on the second through sixth floors, and will also include a privately–owned 199–stall parking ramp.

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Electrical Malfunction Causes Sunday House Fire In Mankato Video included

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In Mankato, fire officials say an electrical malfunction caused a house fire over the weekend. 

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Mankato Man Arrested After Alleged Assault On Police Officer Video included

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A Mankato man is arrested after allegedly assaulting a police officer on Friday. 

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Kasota Township Home Total Loss After Fire

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Investigators believe fire was started around a wood burning fireplace.

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New Ulm Agencies to Host Suicide Prevention Discussion Video included

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The discussion will cover similar topics laid out by the Center for Disease Control's national suicide prevention program.

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Prevent Injuries This Holiday Season Video included

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This time of year can be dangerous, especially for children.

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Gifts Needed For Be A Santa To A Senior Video included

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Be A Santa To A Senior allows people to give a gift to area senior citizens.

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Kids Ski For Free At Mount Kato Video included

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Now through Sunday, December 17, kids 12 and under can get lift tickets for free.

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New Sexual Harassment Procedures Proposed At State Capitol Video included

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A pair of legislators are proposing new procedures in wake of sexual harassment allegations at the capitol. 

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Rural Legislative Forum In Mankato Postponed To February Video included

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The Rural Legislative Forum scheduled in Mankato for next week has been postponed to February. 

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Minnesota Named Best-Run State In Nation Video included

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Minnesota has been named the best-run state in the nation. That’s according to new study from USA Today. 

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Operation Christmas Child Collects 5400 Shoeboxes For Children In Need Video included

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Thanks to generous community donors, children around the world won't be left out this holiday season.

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Holiday-Related Injuries Video included

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Dr. Jennifer Johnson, physician with Mayo Clinic Health System joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about holiday-related injuries that happen this time of year. 

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No Injuries In Kossuth County Plane Crash

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No one is injured in a plane crash over the weekend in Kossuth County, Iowa. 

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Batali Steps Down After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Mario Batali is stepping down from daily operations at his restaurant empire following reports of sexual misconduct by the celebrity chef over a period of at least 20 years.      

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Wells Ambulance Delivers Baby During Snow Storm Video included

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Angela Gonzalez was surprised when she began having contractions while she was driving.

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NYPD Responding To Report Of Times Square Area Explosion

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The New York Police Department says it is responding to a report of an explosion near Times Square.   

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Mayo Clinic Holds Memorial Service for Children Gone too Soon Video included

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Mayo Clinic Health System held a children's memorial service today for families who lost a child during a pregnancy, childhood or adulthood. 

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Morning Fire Causes Damage To Building Video included

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The Mankato Department of Public Safety responded to a fire just before nine Sunday morning at 2021 Hoffman Road.

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Tonic Sol-fa Performs In Mankato For 1st Time With Special Guest Chris Rupp Video included

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They would not be alone, as Mankato native and former winner of "The Singoff" with the group "Home Free", Chris Rupp, preceded the quartet.

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3 Killed in Head-on Crash Near Morton

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Two others suffered life threatening injuries

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"Shop With a Hero" Delivers Holiday Joy to Local Children Video included

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Local children gathered at the Walmart on Madison Avenue for the annual Shop with a Hero event.  

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MSU Introduces Multi-Lingual Captions for Commencement Video included

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Students from all walks of life gathered today for Minnesota State University-Mankato's Fall 2017 Commencement. Many of their loved ones were waving and screaming to be heard, however for many international students the experience was different. 

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Free Ski Week For Kids At Mount Kato Video included

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Mount Kato is now open and celebrating its 40th Anniversary this ski and snowboard season.

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Citizens Drive Past Live Nativity Scene Video included

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At First Lutheran Church, residents had an opportunity to drive through a life–like nativity scene. 

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Nicollet County Sheriff Involved In Accident Video included

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Just before 5 p.m. Saturday night, two vehicles were involved in an accident on the corner of Belgrade Avenue and Lee Boulevard in North Mankato. 

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Mankato Ballet Company Performing 32nd Annual "The Nutcracker" Video included

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On average, ballerinas practice their technique 15 hours per week and with that comes endurance which can challenge the body.

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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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MSU Football Finishes Season With 13-1 Record Video included

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Lions top Mavericks in third round of NCAA tournament.

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There's No Place Like The Blake Video included

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The 13-0 Mavericks host Texas A&M-Commerce Saturday at 12PM in the NCAA D-II football quarterfinals.

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Mavs Ready for Match-up with the "Comeback Kids" Video included

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Kick-off at the Blake is set for 12PM Saturday. We'll have more from the purple and gold, Friday on KEYC News 12.
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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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Mav Wrestling Downs St. John's 36-9 Video included

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Louie Sanders with the sky lift

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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 Video included

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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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