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Report: Painkiller Abuse on the Rise Video included

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Consumer Reports has published an investigation about the dangers of prescription and over the counter painkillers and is calling on the FDA to make these drugs safer.

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17th Annual Ribfest Underway Video included

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The 17th annual Ribfest in Mankato kicked off Thursday night.  More>>

Area Businesses Have Quirky Ways of Attracting the Training Camp Crowd Video included

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Vikings focus extends to all areas of town 

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Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders Drop in By Helicopter Video included

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North Links golf course in North Mankato had a special visit today. More>>

MSU Alumnus Preps For Ribfest Competition With Free Demo Video included

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Are you ready for some ribs? One MSU alumnus is.  More>>

Blue Earth County Fair Opens in Garden City Video included

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The Blue Earth County Fair returns to Garden City. More>>

New minimum wage requirements start tomorrow in Minnesota Video included

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 New minimum wages take effect tomorrow across Minnesota. While the news sounds good for many employees, some business managers are sharing their concerns.

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Caputo Back In Blue Earth County Jail Video included

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A Mankato man charged in connection with a synthetic drug linked to the deaths of two people is back in southern Minnesota. More>>

Mankato Teen Collin Luitjens Receives Heart Overnight Video included

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According to his Caringbridge page, Collin went into the operating room at 9:52 Wednesday evening. More>>

Man Accused of Shooting Mendota Heights Officer in Custody Video included

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A St. Paul police spokesman says 39-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. got out of a minivan firing at officers Wednesday evening. More>>

Mission of Mercy Serves 1,500 Patients Video included

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Last week's Mission of Mercy in Mankato provided $900,000 in free dental care. More>>

3 Cases of West Nile Virus in Iowa Video included

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Officials say the best way to avoid the disease is to avoid outdoor activities at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, use insect repellent and wear long-sleeve shirts and pants. More>>

17th Annual Ribfest Kicking Off Video included

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The 17th Annual RibFest will be held July 31 - August 3, 2014 at Riverfront Park. More>>

Target Announces New CEO Video included

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The retailer says Pepsi executive Brian Cornell will take over as chairman and CEO on August 12th. More>>

Mankato Charity Removes Equipment from Facility Video included

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More questions surrounding a prominent Mankato charity tonight. More>>

Collin Luitjens To Get New Heart Video included

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The family of Mankato teen Collin Luitjens received news this morning that Collin is getting a new heart today.  More>>

UPDATE: Missing Hutchinson Woman Found

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The Hutchinson Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing person.   More>>

Adams Street In Mankato Reopened As First Roundabout Completed

Adams Street In Mankato Reopened As First Roundabout Completed Video included

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The traffic circle opened a few days early than it was scheduled to thanks to cooperative weather and an aggressive construction schedule. More>>

Prosecution planning to seek a higher penalty against Marlow McDonald

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The prosecution is planning to seek a higher penalty than guidelines call for in a case involving a Blue Earth County Deputy firing at a drug suspect. The case surrounds Marlow McDonald.
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ATV Pulls Out, Gets Hit by Pickup Video included

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An accident involving a Ford Super Duty truck and an ATV sends one to Rochester.  More>>

The View From Profinium Place Video included

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 The Tailwind Group's Front Street Project continues

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Gaylord man accused of rape Video included

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A Gaylord man is arrested after an alleged rape in the town. Court documents say the incident happened last Thursday evening. Now a 37-year-old resident is facing criminal-sexual conduct charges.

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Retrofit Recycling Offers Incentives In Disposal Of Fluorescent Bulbs

Retrofit Recycling Offers Incentives In Disposal Of Fluorescent Bulbs Video included

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EXCEL covered the cost of recycling up to 10 fluorescent bulbs for free, and charged a reduced fee for all other lights after that. More>>

Looking For Night To Unite Participants Video included

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National Night Out is coming up next week, but Mankato's local effort, called Night To Unite, is still weeks away on August 26th. More>>

UPDATE: State Appeals Dismissal of Attempted Murder Charges Against John LaDue Video included

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Because the same judge is hearing the case, the appeal will have to go to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. More>>

Dakota Meadows Construction Contract Awarded To Mankato's WEB Construction

Dakota Meadows Construction Contract Awarded To Mankato's WEB Construction Video included

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Preliminary construction will begin in the next few days with shovels in the ground by August 18th. More>>

Late Night Fire Damages Mankato Mobile Home Video included

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No one was home at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries. More>>

Ventura Speaks About Defamation Lawsuit Video included

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Ventura says he filed the suit because of the damage done to his reputation and to seek the truth, not because of money. More>>

UPDATE: Isaac Kolstad Speaking, Close to Walking On Own, Throws Football Video included

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Isaac is now speaking, throwing footballs and tennis balls with both arms.  More>>

NCAA to Settle Class-action Head Injury Lawsuit Video included

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A deal between players and the NCAA will require testing for possible brain injuries.  More>>

Proposed HWY 169 Detour in St. Peter Raises Concern Video included

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A meeting held last night by MNDOT and the city of St. Peter saw a number of concerned citizens urging officials to consider a different detour while construction takes place to get Highway 169 out of the flood plain. More>>

Missing Boys Turn Up Playing in The Creek Video included

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Give parents a scare for about an hour before heading back 

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John LaDue's Father Says Son Didn't Mean Harm Video included

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The father of the Waseca teen accused of plotting to bomb the school says he's relieved the attempted murder charges against his son were dropped. More>>

Another 7-Story Building Expected To Begin Construction Along Riverfront Drive

Another 7-Story Building Expected To Begin Construction Along Riverfront Drive Video included

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The 13 million dollar building will be seven stories mixed use structure with office space on the lower 4 floors and condos on the upper 3. More>>

Mankato's YWCA Sees $7,700 Donation From AT&T

Mankato's YWCA Sees $7,700 Donation From AT&T Video included

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AT&T reached out to the YWCA in Mankato a few months ago suggesting they submit a proposal for the donation. More>>

Ventura Wins $1.8 Million in Defamation Lawsuit Video included

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Former Minnesota governor sued the late American Sniper author Chris Kyle over alleged knockout punch story in book More>>

Three Juveniles Injured in One Vehicle Rollover Video included

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Three juveniles were injured after a single vehicle roll-over in Sibley County. More>>

Waseca Public Schools Statement Regarding Dismissal of Charges in John LaDue Case Video included

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Waseca Public School's Superintendent Tom Lee released the following statement on the school district's website in regards to the attempted murder charges against John LaDue being dropped.... More>>

Farmfest Forum's Set for Next Tuesday-Thursday Video included

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The Forums will be held August 5, 6, and 7 on the Gilfillan Estate, southeast of Redwood Falls. More>>

Vikings Training Camp Goes into High Gear Video included

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It's the first full week of practice for the Vikings on the campus of MSU-Mankato. More>>

Pick of the Litter- July 25th Video included

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This week's Pick of the Litter is a kitty trio. More>>

UPDATE: Philip Nelson Makes Court Appearance Video included

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Philip Nelson is charged with first-degree assault as a result of a confrontation with former Mankato East and Minnesota State Mankato, football player Isaac Kolstad in downtown Mankato May 11. More>>

Disaster Relief Grant for Veterans

Disaster Relief Grant for Veterans Video included

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A $1,000 Disaster Relief Grant is available in 35 counties for Minnesota Veterans.Brown Co... More>>

Matt Little Recognized in Washington, DC for Service Work Video included

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At the national event, Little spoke about his passion for helping servicemen and women, and his involvement with the “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon” campaign.  More>>

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