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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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Mankato Runners Return to Boston Video included

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A group of Mankato runners are returning for the Boston Marathon Bombing 1 year anniversary.  More>>

Dayton to Sign Minimum Wage Bill Today Video included

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Smaller employers will also have to pay more, although the wage for them reaches only $7.75 per hour by 2016. More>>

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>>

Mayo Clinic Health System Teams Up With Area High Schoolers Video included

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Mayo Clinic Health System has teamed up with area schools to help prepare them for future medical careers. More>>

Mother arrested in Utah after 7 dead babies found Video included

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Seven dead infants were found in a home in Utah, and now a woman has been arrested in connection with a homicide investigation. More>>

2 runners die during half-marathon race Video included

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What was supposed to be an exciting day for a marathon in the State of North Carolina, turned into a tragic one as two runners passed away. More>>

19 arrested in Dinkytown after Gophers lose Frozen Four championship game Video included

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19 people were arrested in Minneapolis after the Gophers lost the Frozen Four Championship game. More>>

MSU Hosts the International Festival Video included

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Hundreds of people gathered in the student union of MSU to experience the Mankato Area International Festival today. 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>>

Watch: Rat on A Train Video included

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Seeing a rat in the subway system is as common an experience for New Yorkers as seeing a taxi in Midtown, or a tree in Central Park. 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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  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly...
    Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly bombing.
  • Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.
    After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.
  • New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.
    Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned...
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  • 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.
  • Annual Slush Cup in Alaska

    Annual Slush Cup in Alaska

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-04-15 04:05:47 GMT
    Costume–wearing competitors face off for the slush cup at the spring carnival in Alaska.       50 dressed–up daredevils Skiing and snowboarding down a snowy slop and doing their best to glide across the
    50 dressed–up daredevils Skiing and snowboarding down a snowy slop and doing their best to glide across the pond.
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  • Geneva talks on Ukraine face steep hurdles

    Geneva talks on Ukraine face steep hurdles

    Thursday's high-level talks in Geneva on Ukraine come as the country's eastern regions are awash in turmoil and pro-Russian insurgents have seized police stations and government buildings in at least nine...
    Thursday's high-level talks in Geneva on Ukraine come as the country's eastern regions are awash in turmoil and pro-Russian insurgents have seized police stations and government buildings in at least nine cities.
  • Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

    Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people...
    Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are trumpeting $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help...
  • Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US

    Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US

    A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided.
    A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided.
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