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i-Pads Helping Autistic Children Communicate Video included

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A third of Autistic children still having difficulty speaking at age 5, even after years of early intervention.
Now UCLA researchers are discovering that tablets and IPADS can help those children learn to communicate.
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10,000-pound food drive underway in Fairmont in honor of volunteer Video included

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The race is on at the Salvation Army to complete a 10,000-pound food drive. The deadline is September 6th, and the initiative is in honor of a longtime volunteer.

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Mankato Woman Wins $2,000 Raffle Ticket Video included

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A Mankato woman has won a two thousand dollar raffle ticket prize. More>>

Schools Adopting to Anti-Bullying Law Video included

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Schools across the state have been reexamining their anti-bullying policies.  More>>

Two arrested after alleged theft at Farmfest

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Two people from New Auburn are accused in a theft case at Farmfest this year. More>>

Minnesota Fugitive Arrested in Estherville

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Police say 26–year–old Garnys Soto was wanted after she failed to show up for a court hearing regarding a first degree felony drug charge.  More>>

Collin Luitjens Coming Home Video included

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Nearly one month after undergoing heart transplant surgery in the cities, Mankato native Collin Luitjens is on his way home.  More>>

35 Million People Expected to Drive This Holiday Weekend Video included

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With Labor Day right around the corner its means a long weekend and a reason to hit the road. More>>

Dickinson County Sheriff's Office Looking For Help In Burglaries

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The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office is looking for help from the public in solving some burglaries. More>>

Lawmakers And Community Health Services Discuss Mental Health Gaps Video included

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This morning the Department of Human services held a discussion in hopes to pinpoint gaps within the mental health industry. More>>

Okoboji Woman Facing Felony Drug Charges

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A traffic stop in Clay County leads to multiple drug chargers for an Okoboji woman, including three felonies. More>>

Former Dane County Deputy to Appear in Court Video included

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A former Dane County Sheriff's deputy suspected of fatally shooting his wife and sister–in–law is due in court.  More>>

Officer-Involved Shooting in St. Paul Video included

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St. Paul police say a man shot to death by police was smashing car windows with a pipe and came at officers with a rock.  More>>

Sex Offender Moving to Delavan

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The Faribault County Sheriff's Office is planning a meeting next week to inform citizens in the town of Delavan about a level three sex offender moving to the area.   More>>

Highway 169 Detour Ends Video included

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The detour along Highway 169 in St. Peter is now open. MNDOT officials made the announcement shortly before 3 p.m. More>>

FDA: Parents Should Think Hard Before Getting Contacts for Kids Video included

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The Food and Drug Administration telling parents that Kids and contact lenses are not always the best fit.  More>>

Mankato Clinic Nears Opening of New Pediatric Clinic Video included

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 Expect to start seeing patients on September 15th

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Isaac Kolstad to Attend MSU Football Home-Opener Game Video included

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It's been announced Isaac Kolstad will be among the fans flocking to Blakeslee Stadium for MSU football's season home-opener against longtime rival St. Cloud State University. Kolstad will help lead the team out onto the field and serve as an honorary captain for the game. More>>

A Look Inside USC's New $28 Million School Video included

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Today community members of the United South Central School district got a chance to check out the brand new school just days before classes begin. More>>

Farmers Gather at Area Town Hall to Talk Tile Video included

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 Farmers filed in for a town hall meeting today in Nicollet County. The gathering had nothing to do with politics, but rather preservation. Soil preservation that is. More>>

Gaylord Man Pleads Not Guilty in Alleged Rape Case Video included

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A Gaylord man jailed in connection with an alleged rape case pleads not guilty to all charges. 38-year-old Stephen Kizer was led into Sibley County Court Thursday.

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Iowa Lakes Community College Opens Its Doors On A New Facility.

Iowa Lakes Community College Opens Its Doors On A New Facility. Video included

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Opening its doors on a new facility, the Iowa Lakes Community College is preparing a new work force in the energy and environmental industry. More>>

Windom Area Middle-High School Embraces Technology Video included

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When the bell rings at the Windom Area School, there isn't a single student without an IPAD in tow. More>>

2nd Person with Minnesota Ties Reported to Have Been Killed Fighting for ISIS Video included

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The news comes following confirmation another Minnesotan, Douglas McCcain died fighting alongside the terrorists over the weekend.... More>>

Amboy's Arts n More Festival Video included

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This festival is a project of the Amboy Community Club whose mission is to provide social, cultural, and environmental contributions to the Amboy area. More>>

Hagedorn Apologizes, Hits Campaign Trail After Controversial Blog Posts Uncovered Video included

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

Study Highlights Importance of Detecting Color Blindness Early Video included

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The first major study on color blindness finds certain boys are most likely to be born with the condition. More>>

North Mankato, New Ulm Among Safest MN Cities Video included

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 The website Safe Choice Security News says Hibbing is ranked number one, followed by Lino Lakes and Farmington.  More>>

New Helmets Aim For A Safer Football Game Video included

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Seven players on the Sleepy Eye St. Mary's team will don lighter, more flexible helmets this season More>>

Mankato West Grad in Finals at State Fair Talent Contest Video included

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Will go for the win on Sunday at the Grandstand More>>

Vehicle stalls, catches fire along detour route Video included

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Some dramatic moments as a stalled vehicle along the U.S. Highway 169 detour near St Peter caught fire this afternoon. More>>

NHTSA opens investigation into Ford Explorer police vehicles Video included

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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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Flavorful Harvest For Apple Farmers Video included

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

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>>

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>>

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>>

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  • Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days

    Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:02:13 GMT
    A time few could imagine during the glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos and more than 5,000 jobs will be lost this weekend.
    A time few could imagine during the glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos and more than 5,000 jobs will be lost this weekend.
  • USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

    USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-08-30 09:01:03 GMT
    The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.
    The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.
  • California appeals teacher tenure ruling

    California appeals teacher tenure ruling

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:30 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:30:45 GMT
    California Gov. Jerry Brown has filed an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.
    Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or...
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  • Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

    Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:42:42 GMT
    Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?
    Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?
  • Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

    Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:00:56 GMT
    For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
    For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
  • Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

    Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:00:49 GMT
    The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.
    The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.
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