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The Riverblenders Prepare For Their Annual Show Video included

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Ron Meyer with the Mankato Riverblenders joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the upcoming Barbershop Quartet show "Harmony On The High Cs" Saturday, April 28th. 

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Accident On Highway 91 Kills Worthington Man

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Authorities say icy road conditions were a factor in a fatal crash in Nobles County. 

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Falling In Love Again Video included

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After losing a spouse, many older adults struggle with starting over again when it comes to dating.

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Gustavus Holds International Orchestral Collaboration Video included

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Four young woodwind players made their way up from Cuba to perform with some of Gustavus's student orchestra.

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MCHS In Mankato Unveils New Orthopedics And Sports Clinic Video included

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As part of Wednesday's Greater Mankato Growth's Business Before Hours event, Mayo Clinic in Mankato unveiled its newly renovated orthopedic and sports clinic.  

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Extended Winter Potentially Effecting Farmers' Insurance Video included

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Recent snowfall has delayed the ability for crops to begin the growing process.

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Mankato MoonDogs To Partner With MCHS In Mankato Video included

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A multi-year partnership between Mayo Clinic and the Mankato MoonDogs was announced Wednesday morning. 

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DNR Predicting Less Flooding This Spring Video included

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That's not to say Minnesota is in the clear yet as the region is one big rainstorm away flooding conditions.

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Plants in Peril? Gardeners Worried About Their Buds Video included

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Another round of snow is falling, yet some of the trees and flowers are starting to bud.  Can this unusually cold winter have an effect on our plants? 

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Christensen's Murder Conviction Overturned Video included

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 Jury misconduct: 8 of the 12 jurors had heard there would be a riot if they didn't find the Estherville man guilty

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River's Edge Hospital's Expansion Project Begins Thursday Video included

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In addition, a new emergency and urgent care department as well as two more patient wings will increase the amount of room for the facility to operate.

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Four Arrested Following Attempted Burglary At Store In Albert Lea

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Four people are in custody following an attempted burglary at Verizon Wireless in Albert Lea. 

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Herberger's To Close In Mankato, Nationwide Video included

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Your local Herberger's store will soon shut its doors for good.

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Mapleton Park Board Asking For Donations To Improve Future Splash Pad Video included

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Mapleton's Park Board is asking for your help as they look to upgrade features to its future splash pad. 

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The Festival Showcases All The Different Cultures In Southern Minnesota Video included

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The Mankato International Festival hosted by MSU will fill the Centennial Student Union on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with cultural booths, food booths, silent auctions, and a children's world. 

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Record Store Day Brings Music, Food, and Free Coffee Video included

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Ryan Sturgis with True Facade joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about Tune Town's 11th annual Record Store Day this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  

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Timberwolves Seeking Nominations For Our Courts. Our Future Video included

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The Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation is now accepting nominations for basketball courts that need to be refurbished.  

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Mankato Garage Damaged By Fire

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Crews arrived at 936 South Front Street around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday after reports of a garage on fire. 

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Tax Return Extensions Video included

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Senior Tax Manager with Eide Bailly, Brooke Forstner joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about getting an extension for filing your taxes. Forstner talked about which scenarios may warrant an extension and how the process works. 

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Challenge Taps Into Entrepreneurial Spirit Video included

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Six different individuals and groups shared their project ideas ranging from dog training to oven cameras to reusable markers.

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Local Doctors Test Their Knowledge Against 5th Graders Video included

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It's the fifth year for "Are You Smarter Than The Fifth Graders?" an annual fundraising event for The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota.

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Eighth Annual Project Community Connect Held At Verizon Center Video included

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The eighth annual Project Community Connect gathered dozens of regional providers to do more than just that.   

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Compton Named Cross-Country Coach of the Year Video included

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In his 14th season, Compton led the Loyola/Cleveland boys cross-country team to a section title and third place finish at the 2017 state meet.

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Beltz Inks Letter of Intent Video included

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Beltz became the first Knight to ink a letter of intent to continue her career at a D-I institution.

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Snowmobile Trails Are Closed Despite Snow Video included

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All Grant-in-Aid snowmobile trails across the state closed on April 1.

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Winter Weather Taxing on Spring Animals Video included

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Robins are a sign of spring, but with recent weather, it may feel like they returned a little early.

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North Mankato Spring Cleaning Pickup Delayed Video included

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Because of the blizzard that hit last weekend, dates for spring cleaning pickup in North Mankato are changing. 

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Delayed Opening Day For Food Truck Hub In Mankato Video included

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The cooler weather has also pushed back the start date for the food truck hub in Old Town, Mankato.

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Mankato Residents Encouraged To Adopt A Hydrant Video included

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With the recent snow, the Mankato Fire Department is asking for your help in clearing off area fire hydrants. 

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Weekend Snow Storm Causes Shattuck-St. Mary's Dome To Collapse

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This weekend's storm took its toll on The Dane Family Field House dome at Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Faribault. 

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Mayo Clinic Health System Donates 5,000 Pounds of Food to C.A.D.A. Video included

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Mayo Clinic Health System donated thousands of food items to the Committee Against Domestic Abuse (C.A.D.A.) this month, for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

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Brown County Humane Society Cleared in Kitten's Death Video included

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An area animal shelter is cleared by the New Ulm City Attorney's Office. This after facing criticism after a family says Brown County Humane Society  staff euthanized a six–month–old kitten without reaching out to the owners. 

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Sun Country Strands Minnesotans in Mexico

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Hundreds of travelers from Minnesota are stranded in Mexico after their weekend flights home on Sun Country Airlines were canceled because of a spring storm and then learned they cannot rebook because the airline has ended seasonal service

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Surveillance Video Shows Minnesota Killer Video included

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Newly released surveillance video shows a woman in a Florida bar smiling and talking with a fellow patron whom police say she later killed so she could steal her identity

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MnDOT Cleaning Up Roads

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MnDOT crews are continuing to clean off roads today after the blizzard.

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Man Arrested For Dragging Security Guards Video included

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Mankato Public Safety Cmdr. Dan Schisel said 24-year-old Kier Dak was arrested Sunday evening, for dragging two security guards with a car.

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Prince's Estate Still in the Air Video included

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As the second anniversary of Prince's death approaches, the rock star's heirs have yet to collect a dollar of his estimated $200 million estate

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More Than 600 Crashes Reported

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The Minnesota State Patrol says statewide Friday at midnight thru Sunday at 8:45pm there were 630 crashes

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More Than 400 Flights Cancelled

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Over 400 flights were canceled over the weekend in Minneapolis due to the spring blizzard

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MIDDAY INTERVIEW: Workout Nutrition Video included

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Holly Ellison talks what foods you should eat before, during and after a workout

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Area Athletes Get Creative Video included

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With over a foot of snow on the ground it's been tough for all of our area sports teams to get outdoor practices in. Monday afternoon in Mankato, a couple of Scarlet squads embraced the snow!

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North Mankato Creates Caswell Sports Fund Video included

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City Council makes Caswell Sports a branded entity, with its own financial structure

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DNR Presents New 10-Year Deer Management Plan Video included

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Ideally, Minnesota DNR would like to see an average statewide harvest of 200,000 deer each year..

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Last Call For Taxes Video included

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The deadline to file a tax return is tomorrow, April 17th.

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St. James Health Teacher Receives $15,000 Award For Excellence Video included

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It may be an accomplishment to keep a secret from over 500 students and staff...  

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Home of the Blizzard Weathers Winter Storm Video included

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The owner said persistent winter weather this spring has put the business at an all–time–low.

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No Travel Advisories Lifted Video included

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation has lifted the no travel advisory for the following counties: Rock, Nobles, Jackson, Cottonwood, Martin, Watonwan and the western half of Brown

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More Than 500 Crashes Reported Statewide Video included

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The Minnesota State Patrol says that Statewide from Friday at midnight through Sunday evening, there were 558 crashes

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Annual Ice Show Pulls Characters From Belle and The Beast Video included

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Two Seniors, Stephanie Carlson and Sydney Fashacht, with the Mankato Figure Skating Club joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about their upcoming annual ice show. 

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Fun Photos in the Snow Video included

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Now you the viewers had some fun in the snow and shared many of your pictures with us. Here's just a sample of the many you shared

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Spring Clean-Up Delayed for North Mankato Video included

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Spring Cleanup has been delayed one week

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Area Golf Courses Hoping For Help From Mother Nature Video included

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Course owner Brooke Lindor is antsy to get the course open and knows all her members are getting the itch to play.

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Sunday AM Update: Many Roads Remain Closed

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MN DOT says when a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or sentenced to 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.

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Viewer Photos From Saturday's Storm Video included

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You the viewers did a great job sending us photos of the storm

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MNDOT Gives Road Update Video included

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 Earlier today Jed Falgren from MNDOT talked about the road condition. -KEYC news 12

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Update: Road Closures in Southern Minnesota Video included

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation has closed portions of Interstate 90 and Highway 60 due to blizzard conditions

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Fun in the Snow Video included

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Here's some fun photos that were sent to us. 

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Over 400 Crashes Reported Statewide Video included

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The Minnesota State Patrol is reporting more than 400 crashes from midnight 9 p.m. Saturday

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A Look at a Candy Store in Owatonna Video included

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A small business is getting a big boost and success tastes pretty good.   

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Woman Rescues Loon on Mankato Bridge Video included

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Jamie Chalhoub rescued this loon on the Veterans Memorial bridge in Mankato....she says he couldn't fly. The police helped her and now he will be sent to the raptor center.

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Minnesota Lynx Draft New Richland Native Carlie Wagner Video included

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Minnesota selected the former NRHEG standout with the 12th pick in the 3rd round of the WNBA draft (36th overall).

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Peppers to Host Pro Softball Series this Summer Video included

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The event, set for June 19th-23rd, will give local fans a chance to catch Mankato-great and national champion pitcher Coley Ries in action!

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Mavs Win 10th Straight with Sweep of UMD Video included

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MSU extended its win streak to 10-games, improving to 20-7 (15-3).

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Mankato Eyes Repeat as Big 9 Champs Video included

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Mankato won't sneak up on any teams after flipping the script last year to not only win the conference, but host a playoff game.

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Saints and Scarlets Scrimmage in St. Peter Video included

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Thanks to Gustavus Adolphus College, the St. Peter and Mankato West boys tennis teams were able to take the court in St. Peter for a friendly scrimmage on Thursday.

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St. Peter Family Hit Twice By 1998 Storms Video included

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Barb Regner says, "We got this call from mom who lives about 10 miles from Comfrey saying what had happened." That night... March 29, 1998... Barb would return the call to her mother from St. Peter. "I said it's Barb, we're fine but the house is gone." 

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Former KEYC Meteorologist Remember March 1998 Tornadoes

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Former KEYC News 12 meteorologist Bryan Karrick recalls March 1998 Tornadoes

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Jefferson Elementary Teacher Receives Golden Apple Award

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While she isn't new to teaching fifth grade, she is new to Mankato. This is her first year teaching at the school.

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Golden Apple Award Goes To Mankato East Spanish Teacher

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In Mrs. Tachney's class, she uses Spanish to build a relationship with her students and build their relationship with language.

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Le Sueur-Henderson History Teacher Receives Golden Apple

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Along with teaching history, he was the school's head football coach for 27 years.

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Nicollet Music Teacher Receives Golden Apple Award

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Music teacher Michele Metzger has been teaching most of her high school band students for 13 of her 20 years at Nicollet Public Schools.

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Truman, Minnesota Teacher Wins Golden Apple Award Video included

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Tonight's Golden Apple award winner has us going to Truman, Minnesota. This kindergarten teacher has been laying the educational foundation for children at Truman Schools for the last 21 years.

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St. Peter Tornado: Remembering 6-Year-Old Dustin Schneider Video included

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March 29, 1998, a day people in St. Peter, Comfrey and other towns in southern Minnesota will never forget as a powerful tornado tore through the heart of the communities

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St. Peter Class of 1998 Reflects on Tornado's Impact Video included

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March 29, 1998, a day people in St. Peter, Comfrey and other towns in southern Minnesota will never forget as a powerful tornado tore through the heart of the communities

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Looking Back on the Tornadoes of 1998 Video included

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This Thursday will mark the 20th anniversary of a devastating storm that spawned tornadoes throughout southern Minnesota.

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The Decision to Rebuild Comfrey After the 1998 Tornado Video included

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Most of the town of Comfrey was destroyed after the 1998 tornado, leaving many wondering how to move forward.

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Munson Sworn In as Legislative Session Opens

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Munson has previously said that he looks to tackle price transparency in healthcare as well as job creation in the Ag community as his top legislative goals. 

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St. Clair Elementary's Martha Witte Wins Golden Apple Award

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Martha Witte is in only her second year teaching at St. Clair Elementary, but she says the relationships she's already made makes it feel like it's been home for years.  

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THRIVE: Forgetting Fad Diets Video included

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It's important to recognize what's a fad diet and which diets promote healthy weight loss.

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THRIVE: Beating The Winter Blues Video included

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Less sunlight and cold temperatures are often the cause of the winter blues.

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THRIVE: Maintaining Diet Resolutions Video included

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A popular New Year's resolution in to lose weight, and diet plays a big role in reaching that goal.

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THRIVE: A Journey Of Mental Health Awareness Video included

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Andrew Archer was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2002.

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THRIVE: Healthy Diet Leads To Healthier Skin Video included

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Avoiding certain foods can increase the quality of your skin.

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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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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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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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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

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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: 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: 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: 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: Dealing With Bullies Video included

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Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior that perceives power imbalance.

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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: 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: 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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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: Suffering Less From Sinus Infections

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Sinus infections are broken down from acute, subacute and chronic. 

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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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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THRIVE: Hepatitis C Treatment

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New drugs have made Hepatitis C treatment more effective. 

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THRIVE: Harvest Of The Month Video included

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Eating fruits and vegetables are an essential part of our diets to stay healthy...

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THRIVE: School Snack Carts Video included

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 Participating area schools are utilizing a snack cart in the morning to help keep kids on track.  "A hungry student is a student that might have trouble focusing on their schoolwork, concentrating in the classroom. There might be behavior issues, trouble learning so this is just kind of a morning snack to hold them over until lunch," ISD 77/Mankato Clinic Foundation, Kelsey Rounds said.  The snack carts are brought to the hallways around 9:30 in the morning.

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THRIVE: Less Invasive Bunion Surgery Video included

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A bunion is a bump on your big toe where a normal bone changes position to become more prominent or stick out. 

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THRIVE: Maintaining Behavioral Changes Video included

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Whether it has to do with working out or dieting, making a life change can be difficult enough in itself, but maintaining that behavior change forever is the hardest part.

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