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NHTSA opens investigation into Ford Explorer police vehicles

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation regarding police vehicles. The agency says the issue at hand involves brake lines on Ford Explorers used by law enforcement.

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American Journalist Freed From Syria Addresses Cameras Video included

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An american held prisoner in syria for 22 months is back in the US and speaking out Wednesday morning.  More>>

Hagedorn Apologizes, Hits Campaign Trail After Controversial Blog Posts Uncovered

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Just over two weeks after his surprise primary victory, Republican congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn is making headlines once again. . More>>

Flavorful Harvest For Apple Farmers

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Apple farmers are getting ready for a whole new season. More>>

Man with Minnesota Ties Dies in Syria Fighting for ISIS Video included

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The state department says 33-year-old Douglas MacArthur McCain was killed over the weekend. More>>

Mankato Officials Offer Fire Safety Information Video included

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The Mankato Department of Public Safety is asking people to close the door if possible to where a fire might be. More>>

North Mankato Officer Resigns Following Guilty Plea

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Jeremy Scott Swenson pleaded guilty to one count of fifth degree drug possession. More>>

3 Vehicle Crash Causes Traffic Back up on 169 Detour Tuesday Evening Video included

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A three vehicle crash causes a traffic back up on the highway 169 detour north of St. Peter last night. More>>

University of Minnesota Steps Up Campus Security Video included

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Students may notice additional police, stricter access to buildings and more discussions about safety. More>>

Audubon Society wants Bird Safe Glass in New Vikings Stadium Video included

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The Audubon Society delivered more than 70,000 signatures in a petition to Gov. Mark Dayton's office.... More>>

Early Registration Deadline Approaches for Mankato Marathon Video included

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Runners who haven't registered for Mankato Marathon races have until August 31 to take advantage of the early bird discount on registration. More>>

Salvation Army Hosts Night to Unite Block Party Video included

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While most cities across the nation celebrated the event weeks ago, Mankato's tradition of waiting until college students return from summer break still holds true.  More>>

Study Looks at Ways to Better Help Teens Seek Help for Depression Video included

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For many teens, asking for and receiving help for depression is difficult.   More>>

Night To Unite Comes With Birthday Donation Video included

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 5th grader donates books, toys to kids along Rogers Street
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Farmland Prices Dip Video included

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Falling commodity prices the big driver in land prices More>>

Mankato Schools Above State Average on MCA Testing Video included

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The department of education releases the results of the 2014 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments or MCAs. More>>

St. Peter Tackles Child Care Shortage Video included

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Finding the right child care provider can be a tough decision for some parents, but in St. Peter there aren't that many options. More>>

Highway 169 To Reopen This Thursday, Weather Permitting

Highway 169 To Reopen This Thursday, Weather Permitting Video included

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Initially expected to be completed by September 1st, the three-week detour was put in place to ensure Highway 169's reconstruction would be entirely completed and reopened this fall. More>>

President Obama on ISIS: "America Does Not Forget" Video included

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The US is considering expanding its bombing missions against the Sunni militant group known as ISIS. The terrorist group has already killed one American hostage and is still holding several others captive. More>>

Mankato Honors Local Pilot After 44 years of Service Video included

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The calendar says Tuesday but in the City of Mankato it's also George Sugden Day. More>>

Expert: Minnesota Farmland Value Down Video included

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Economist Joe Mahon says prices per acre are about 4.5 percent less than they were a year ago. More>>

Doctors' Group Recommends Later Start to School Video included

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The nation's leading group of pediatricians wants adolescents and teens to get more sleep. They're recommending big changes to the school day. More>>

Mankato Man Charged in Shooting Near Renaissance Festival

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Online records show 25–year–old Dennis Earl Carter is charged with attempted 2nd degree murder, first–degree assault and fleeing police in a motor vehicle.  More>>

St. Peter Approves Veteran Memorial in Town's Main Park Video included

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St. Peter city council unanimously approved a proposed Veterans Memorial in Minnesota Square Park.  More>>

Tailwind Gets Fire Station Deal Video included

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Offender housing change approved, Civic Center contract awarded to Mortenson Construction 

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UPDATE: Highway 169 Northbound Open Again After Mankato Accident Video included

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Northbound traffic on Highway 169 is closed Monday morning while authorities deal with a multi-vehicle accident. The accident happened approximately 7:45 Monday morning.   More>>

Madison Avenue/Hwy. 22 Roundabout Opens Smoothly Video included

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Both the Madison Avenue and Adams Street roundabouts will have opened ahead of schedule. News 12 More>>

Mankato Police Suspect Power Pole Deliberately Damaged Video included

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A statement from the city says shortly after 10, authorities discovered that someone may have intentionally damaged the electrical pole behind 110 West Lind Street.  More>>

Waseca Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against MnDOT

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The family of a Waseca football coach who died in 2012 has filed a lawsuit against the State of Minnesota. More>>

6.0 Quake Rocks Napa, California Video included

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A 6.0 quake rattled the town Sunday causing minor injuries, damaging buildings and destroying thousands of dollars of wine. More>>

Sibley Park Baby Goats Named

Sibley Park Baby Goats Named Video included

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The goat twins we introduced you to two weeks ago now have names. More>>

Mankato Welcomes New and Returning Students Back to School Video included

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The end of summer means a new beginning for many families and residents in the area. More>>

Granada Woman Ejected in One Vehicle Rollover Video included

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An SUV driven by 20 year old Coda Ries of Blue Earth rolled over, ejecting his passenger 22 year old Ashley McDowell of Granada. More>>

Man Injured Trying to Avoid Downed Power Line

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The Freeborn County Sheriff's office says 59 year old Rickie Dean Rice laid his motorcycle down to avoid downed power lines on 150th street near Albert Lea. More>>

Motorcycle Accident Lands Woman In Jail

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That accident happened just hours after two people were reported to be thrown from a motorcycle near the American Legion in Glenville. More>>

Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Names New Safety Chief Video included

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Administrative law Judge Timothy O'Malley will serve in the newly created position of director of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment. More>>

Greater Mankato Area's Economic Exposure Continues Video included

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The good news continues to come in for the Greater Mankato area when it comes to our growing economy More>>

Brown County Historical Society Looks Back to 1862 Video included

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In honor of the 1862 Dakota Conflict the Brown County Historical Society hosted guided tours of the New Ulm Cemetery. More>>

Power Outage In North Mankato After Electric Lines Fail

Power Outage In North Mankato After Electric Lines Fail Video included

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 Authorities were called to a downed power line along Highway 169 and West Lind Street in Mankato.

Hundreds of residents lost power, as did a few stop lights. Forcing southbound Highway 169 to go down to one lane.
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The Flying Dutchmen of New Ulm Host 200 Foot Hill Climb Video included

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Hundreds of motorists gathered to burn some rubber at The Flying Dutchmen's annual Hill Climb. More>>

Old Case Now Ruled a Homicide

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A Minneapolis man who was shot nearly seven years ago has died and authorities have ruled it a homicide.   More>>

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  • Scarlets Beat Winhawks in 5

    Scarlets Beat Winhawks in 5

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:30 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:30:25 GMT
    The Mankato West volleyball team opened their season at home by defeating Winona 3-2 in some Big 9 conference action.
    The Mankato West volleyball team opened their season at home by defeating Winona 3-2 in some Big 9 conference action.
  • Mankato Loyola Defeats USC 3-1 in High School Volleyball

    Mankato Loyola Defeats USC 3-1 in High School Volleyball

    Mankato Loyola Defeats USC 3-1 in High School Volleyball

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:28:07 GMT
    Mankato Loyola Volleyball Team Bests USC 3-1 in Mankato
    Mankato Loyola Volleyball Team Bests USC 3-1 in Mankato
  • Cougars Claw Past Albert Lea

    Cougars Claw Past Albert Lea

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:26:08 GMT
    The Mankato East boys soccer team beat the Tigers of Albert Lea 2-0 in Mankato.
    The Mankato East boys soccer team beat the Tigers of Albert Lea 2-0 in Mankato.
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  • Spain's Annual Festival is Ripe With Fun

    Spain's Annual Festival is Ripe With Fun

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:43:57 GMT
    La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year.
    La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year.
  • Firefighting Foam Accidentally Spilled on Runway

    Firefighting Foam Accidentally Spilled on Runway

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:07:26 GMT
    Fire suppression foam accidentally covered several helicopters and hangars Tuesday morning at the Oklahoma Army National Guard base. 
    Fire suppression foam accidentally covered several helicopters and hangars Tuesday morning at the Oklahoma Army National Guard base. 
  • Miami Zoo Welcomes New Monkey and Zebu

    Miami Zoo Welcomes New Monkey and Zebu

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:53:35 GMT
    A Miami zoo welcomes two new editions to its family.Jungle Island showing off its newborn capuchin monkey. As well as a miniature zebu, which is part of the cattle family. To celebrate the births, the interactive zoological park is holding a social media contest to name both the animals.
    A Miami zoo welcomes two new editions to its family.Jungle Island showing off its newborn capuchin monkey. As well as a miniature zebu, which is part of the cattle family. To celebrate the births, the interactive zoological park is holding a social media contest to name both the animals.
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