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Northern Frights Boasts Largest Haunted Attraction in Southern Minnesota Video included

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It takes a whole year of planning and two months of building, but it wouldn't be as terrifying without the help of 80 live actors.

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Mankato Man Charged For Allegedly Molesting Girls While Babysitting

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The complaint says Brown initially denied the accusations but later admitted to touching the 4-year-old.

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Kids Have a Blast at KEYC News 12's 2nd Annual Paint-A-Pumpkin Event

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The first 50 kids in line at Cub Foods on Riverfront drive for Friday's painting party received a free pumpkin. 

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Sport And Health Expo To Feature Vendors And Kids Activities Video included

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You don't have to be a runner to have fun at the Scheels Sport And Health Expo.  There are plenty of activities for the whole family.

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Pick of the Litter: Sarita Video included

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This week's Pick of the Litter is Sarita, an Australian Shepherd and Kelpie mix.

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Waseca Man Allegedly Steals Two Cars, Back to Back Video included

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 A Waseca man is in custody after allegedly stealing not one but two vehicles, within the same hour Thursday night.

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New Ulm Woman Critically Injured In Nicollet County Crash

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A New Ulm woman is critically injured in a crash involving a semi in Nicollet County. 

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Early Voting Increase In Minnesota Video included

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More Minnesotans are voting earlier this year than they did in the 2016 presidential election.

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Six People Hospitalized With Influenza In Minnesota Video included

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 Right now, the spread of influenza in Minnesota is considered sporadic.

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DNR Reminds Waterfowl Hunters To Include Life Jackets With Their Hunting Gear Video included

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 The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says more waterfowl hunters die every year from drowning than from other types of hunting incidents. 

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Three Dozen Minnesota Organizations Face Fines From MPCA

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 In MPCA's third quarter round of enforcement, a total of $203,000 in fines were issued to 39 businesses in 26 Minnesota counties.

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Stand Down For Veterans Event To Assist Those Who Served Our Country Video included

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The Stand Down For Veterans event takes place tomorrow from 9-2pm at the Verizon Center in Downtown Mankato.

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Chiro Kids Day Meant to Highlight Benefits Of Chiropractic Day Among Kids Video included

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Dr. C with Discover Chiropractic joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the upcoming Chiro Kids Day. 

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Food Friday: Cottonwood Grill Video included

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If you are in New Ulm with a craving for "ingredient fresh" food, then you have to stop by Cottonwood Grill.   

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Scarlets Three-Peat as Section 2A Champs Video included

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West tops Fairmont 3-0 for the Section 2A championship.

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Boys and Girls Club of Mankato Set to Begin October 29. Video included

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The program strives to teach kids between Kindergarten and eighth grade skills that will help them for years after their formal education is done.

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Lara Trump Campaigns For Jim Hagedorn at Chankaska Creek Video included

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(KASOTA, Minn) - As we get closer to election day, Minnesota's 1st congressional district race continues to gain national attention Thursday, a member of the First Family made a stop campaigning for Republican candidate Jim Hagedorn.

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Highway 60 Corridor Still in the Midst of Tornado Cleanup Video included

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As for all the affected communities along the Highway 60 corridor, the cleanup process has not been easy, but many have been lending a helping hand.

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Former Council President Blasts Current One Over New Ulm City Manager Controversy Video included

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Dan Beranek accused Chuck Schmitz of forcing out City Manager Brian Gramentz

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Nova Academy of Cosmetology Offers Discounted Services To The Public Video included

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Angie Klause with Nova Academy of Cosmetology joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about what the campus offers and how they work with community members to provide services. 

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Patients Fill Clinical Sciences Building for Free Dental Care Video included

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Area children took advantage of Minnesota State University- Mankato's free dental care on Thursday.

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Greater Mankato Sees Job Growth In September

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Greater Mankato once again leads the way in year over year job growth in September.

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Olivia Woman Airlifted After Collision With Farm Equipment

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A 26-year-old Olivia woman is airlifted after colliding with farm equipment in Renville County

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Inclusive Playground Will Benefit Entire Community Video included

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A playground isn't just a place for kids to have fun, they learn to interact and grow with their peers. Inclusive play means all kids will have the opportunity, regardless of abilities.

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Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available For Counties Affected By Summer Flooding Video included

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The U.S. Small Business Administration is making Economic Injury Disaster loans available to small businesses, agricultural cooperatives and other organizations impacted by summer flooding in southern Minnesota. 

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Faribault Man Pleads Guilty To Theft By Swindle

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A Faribault man pleads guilty to theft by swindle after lying about having terminal cancer, and collecting thousands of dollars in donations. 

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GMG Announces 2018 Greater Mankato Business Awards and Hall of Fame Honorees Video included

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The awards highlight outstanding businesses, professionals and organizations within the Greater Mankato community. 

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Mankato Fire Receives High Insurance Services Offices Rating Video included

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Mankato firefighters' efforts to protect homes and community members is reflected in its recent ranking.

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Local Author's New Book Features Short Stores Based In Rural Southern Minnesota Video included

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Author Jill Kalz joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to discuss The Winter Bees, her new collection of short stories based in rural southern Minnesota. 

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#1 Mavericks Set for Conference Clash in Bemidji Video included

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The Beavers are 5-2 overall, while the Mavericks are 7-0.

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#7 Mavericks Travel to Grand Forks Video included

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The #7 MSU men's hockey team hits the road this weekend for a match-up against #16 North Dakota Fighting Hawks. 

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#7 Mavericks Look to Build on Strong Start Video included

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KEYC News 12 sports director Claire Dau sat down with MSU head men's hockey coach Mike Hastings to recap last weekend's win over Boston University and preview the UND match-up.

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MN House 19A Candidates Square Off at Forum Video included

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Republican candidate Kim Spears and DFL candidate Jeff Brand are campaigning for the seat which is now up for grabs after current State Representative Clark Johnson announced his retirement after this term.

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Cash Wise Foods Opens Its Doors in Waseca Video included

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Filling the vacancy left by Hy-Vee, Cash Wise Foods is now fulfilling the grocery needs of Waseca-area residents. 

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Tuomie Garners National Recognition Video included

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The NCAA named Tuomie its third star of the week for his efforts in MSU's non-conference sweep.

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One Killed, Another Injured in Two Separate Brown County Farm Accidents

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A New Ulm Man was killed and a Sleepy Eye teen was injured in two different farm accidents Wednesday.

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Highway 4 Construction in St. James Wraps Next Week Video included

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The highway project has transformed downtown St. James with new roundabouts and parking.  After three years, construction is finally finished.

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Businesses Starting To Offer Housing For Employees Video included

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A rental community in Mankato has been working with several local companies who want to provide housing for their employees.  The perk has been used to attract talent and deal with the tight real estate market.

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St. Clair Hosts Race For Education Fundraiser Video included

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The Race for Education isn't necessarily a race in the traditional sense as students were tasked with going out and finding donors to sponsor them while running in the event.

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Deadly Deer Disease Found In Southeastern Minnesota Video included

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The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is confirming the first cases of a deadly disease affecting dear in southeastern Minnesota. 

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Three Minnesota Towns Approved For $6 Million For Water Projects

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The Public Facilities Authority approves millions of dollars to help support water projects in southern Minnesota. 

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Seventh child in Minnesota contracts paralyzing illness

The Minnesota Department of Health says a seventh child has been struck by a rare, paralyzing illness that has been reported across the country.

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Minnesota students above the national average on the ACT

Minnesota students scored above the national average on the ACT college entrance exam and best among 19 states where at least 90 percent of teens took the test.

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District 19A Candidate Forum Planned For Wednesday Night Video included

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A forum is being held in North Mankato tonight for the candidates vying to represent District 19A in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

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Public Health Summit Held At Gustavus Video included

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Around 80 public health professionals are gathering at Gustavus Adolphus College Wednesday for a health education summit.

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Costumes Trending For Halloween 2018 Video included

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Dianna Lyngholm with Fun.com joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the trending costumes for Halloween this year. 

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Wisconsin Man Killed In Highway 60 Construction Zone Crash Near St. James

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A Wisconsin man is killed in a crash in a construction zone on Highway 60 near St. James.

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Cash Wise Opens Wednesday In Waseca Video included

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It's opening day for the new Cash Wise Grocery store in Waseca. The Cash Wise store opened to customers at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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Cougars Win Thriller in Aspelund's 250th Game/Advance to Section Championship Video included

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Colin Knutson scored the go-ahead goal with 18 seconds left.

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Mankato's Boy in Blue Monument Gets Biography Video included

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Originally built in 1892, "The Boy in Blue" in Mankato's Lincoln Park has stood as a commemorative monument to honor Civil War soldiers.\

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City of Winnebago Looks To Purchase Building From Blue Earth Area Video included

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With the announcement of Southern Plains Education Cooperative moving its services in Winnebago to Fairmont next year, the city of Winnebago is looking to keep their former elementary school building in use.

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Mankato Elks Fundraising to Help Local Organizations Video included

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The Elks are a fraternal organization that has been in Mankato for 125 years. 

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Minnesota PIPELINE Program Offers New Approach to Addressing Workforce Shortage Video included

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Launched as a pilot program in 2014, the Minnesota PIPELINE (Private Investment, Public Education, Labor and Industry Experience) Program received funding the next year from grants through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and has helped employers develop skilled workers.   

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Former Waseca Convent to Open as Shelter for Homeless Women and Children Video included

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Bethlehem Inn will provide room for 16 homeless women and their children in a safe and secure environment.  Waseca residents have donated their time and money to get the shelter ready.

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Hog Barn Destroyed By Fire In Nicollet County Video included

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A Nicollet County hog barn is completely destroyed after catching on fire Monday night. 

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LCWM Elementary Students Celebrate National Walk To School Day Video included

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Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Elementary School celebrated National Walk to School Day today with a special ribbon-cutting for their brand new sidewalk. 

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Don't Let The Change Of Seasons Get In The Way Of Your Workout Video included

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Jon Jamieson with JP Fitness joined KEYC News 12 this Midday with some advice on making a smooth transition from the summer to the fall and winter seasons and keeping up with your health. 

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The Latest: Authorities release names of Wisconsin victims

The Latest on the search for a missing Wisconsin teenager who disappeared after her parents were found dead in their home (all times local):

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JR's Barn Holding Event For The Whole Family Video included

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Renae Groskreutz with JR's Barn in Waldorf joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about Sunday's Music and More. More>>

Kiwanis Holiday Lights Setting Up At Sibley Park Video included

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Scott Wojcik with Kiwanis Holiday Lights joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about what you can expect to see at the Kiwanis Holiday Lights this year. 

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Jackson, Faribault Awarded Infrastructure Grants Video included

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Three greater Minnesota cities are awarded Infrastructure grants, ultimately helping to boost job growth.

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Three Mankato People Facing Charged After Allegedly Assaulting Police In Three Separate Incidents

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Three people from Mankato are charged with assaulting police following three separate incidents in Blue Earth County. 

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Deadline To Pre-Register To Vote Video included

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Tuesday is your last chance to save time at the polls by pre-registering to vote. 

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McKay and Zmolek Earn WCHA Weekly Awards Video included

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Dryden McKay was named WCHA Rookie of the Week. Riese Zmolek earned conference defensive player of the week honors.

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Former Cougar Earns NSIC Honors Video included

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Former Mankato East standout Dez Bassett was named NSIC defensive player of the week.

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Hoffner Recaps #1 MSU's 62-13 Victory Over Minot State Video included

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KEYC News 12 Sports Director Claire Dau sat down with MSU head football coach Todd Hoffner to recap the purple and gold's big win.

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Hagedorn and Feehan Debate Role of Government, Tariffs at SCC Forum Video included

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It was a packed house at South Central College's conference center for Monday night's  forum between the two candidates for Minnesota's 1st Congressional District.

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Mankato Public Schools Sees Steady Enrollment Increase Video included

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Mankato Area Public Schools are already well into their school year and enrollment continues to climb.

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New Ulm's DLC Manufacturing Breaks Ground on Larger Facility Video included

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The company says the scale of their laser-cutting operations has recently outgrown its current facility and they need more elbow room to compensate for the uptick in business.
 

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Congress Still Can't Agree On A Farm Bill Video included

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The 2018 Farm Bill expired on September 30th.  Both the House and Senate have passed their own versions of a new farm bill, but they can't seem to hammer out the differences between them.

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Mankato Residents Facing Detours During Weekend Marathon Video included

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The main event on Sunday will result in increased tourism but also road closures, traffic delays and detours for commuters.  

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Kasota Man Accused of Threatening Neighbor, Law Enforcement

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The River Valley Tactical Team responded and after four hours of negotiations, Peplau was taken into custody without incident.

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Preventing Common Running Injuries Video included

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Dr. Michael Hendel, M.D., Ph.D., orthopedic and sports medicine physician at Mayo Clinic Health System joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about prevention of common running injuries. 

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Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program Now Open Video included

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The Salvation Army is ramping up for their season of giving. 

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MnDOT To Repair Damaged Hwy. 14 Bridge Later This Week Video included

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Back in August, an excavator damaged the Highway 14 bridge that runs over Highway 169.  This Thursday and Friday, MnDOT will close the northbound lanes of the 169 to repair the bridge beam.

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Search for missing cousins ends with recovery of bodies

A search for two missing teenage cousins ended when authorities pulled two bodies from a pond in Chaska.

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LEEP Celebrates Halloween With Costume Dance Video included

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Lisa Wojcik with LEEP joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about their upcoming halloween dance on Oct. 25 from 7-9pm at the MRCI cafeteria. More>>

Fountain Man Charged With Criminal Sexual Conduct In Blue Earth County

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A 22-year-old Fountain man is facing criminal sexual conduct charges in Blue Earth County. 

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Wiste's Meat Market Returning To Janesville Video included

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Wiste's Meat Market was forced to close in late December after the building saw heavy damage from a fire that started at the Dog House Bar and Grill next door.

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Waseca Traditional Housing Opening In January Video included

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Bethlehem Inn is a short term transitional home that's meant to provide a faith based living environment for women and children in transition.

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The State Street Theater Company Performs Fall Play Video included

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Today's matinee performance closed out the weekend trio of shows. 

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Southern Minnesota Receives First Snowfall of Season

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The wet, heavy, October snow fell sporadically as it was light at times and a little heavier others.

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#1 MSU Blows Out Minot State to Remain Unbeaten Video included

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Zylstra climbs up MSU's all-time touchdown catches list.

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#11 MSU Sweeps #8 Boston to Open Season Video included

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 MSU returns to action next weekend for a two game series at North Dakota.

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Fire Damages Mayo One Flight Crew Living Quarters

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The city says the fire mostly self-extinguished due to lack of oxygen.  

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7th Annual Maker Fair Minnesota Draws in Shoppers to Nicollet County Fairgrounds Video included

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Maker Fair Minnesota is more than just a shopping experience. 

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Fall Fest in the Arb Adorns Family Weekend at Gustavus Adolphus Video included

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Students and families alike made their way out to Linnaeus Arboretum to enjoy live animals, a treasure hunt, maze, face and pumpkin painting and other crafts.   

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Lions' Club of Mankato Hosts Diabetes Rally Video included

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Attendees participated in a diabetes walk, heard emotional testimonials and ultimately raised over $10,000 for diabetes research.

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Deep Valley Book Festival Attracts Over 40 Authors Video included

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Events like this help authors connect to readers, mingle with other authors and learn how others in the industry work.

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Austin Will Host 2019 Pheasant Opener Video included

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Austin was selected through an application process that considered available hunting land, event facilities, travel recreation opportunities and community support.

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Mount Kato Hosts Ski Swap and Fall Festival This Saturday Video included

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It's time to start thinking about hitting the slopes!

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Gustavus Adolphus College's Music Series Continues Tonight Video included

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Tickets to see the innovative creators of compelling opera productions live are $12.

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7th Annual Maker Fair Opens Tomorrow Morning Video included

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A record number 214 vendors and artisans will be on hand to show off their handmade products.    

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Outdoor Classroom Project Part of Ag Ed Curriculum At Mankato East Video included

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Mankato Area Public Schools are preparing kids for a future in agriculture with their successful Pathways program.

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Highway 22 Construction Nearing Completion Video included

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Crews are expecting to have the Highway 22/County Road 90 Roundabout to be complete, weather permitting, by the end of the month.

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Waseca Cash Wise to Open Wednesday Video included

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St. Cloud, Minn.-based Coborn’s is a 97-year-old employee-owned grocery retailer with nearly 8,000 employees and 53 stores
across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois and Wisconsin under the Coborn’s, Cash Wise Foods, Marketplace Foods and
Save-A-Lot banners. 

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MICO Makes Medals For 2018 Mankato Marathon Video included

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MICO is putting the finishing touches on the 20 medals that will go to the first place finishers in all the categories of the event.

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Rain and Additional Work Delay Hwy. 169 Project in Faribault County

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MN DOT says paving is currently underway in the rural section of the project that extends from the north edge of Winnebago to south of Faribault County Road 6.

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Pick of the Litter: Atlantic and Pacific Video included

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Atlantic and Pacific are both 10 months old and are ready for a permanent 

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Paint A Pumpkin Event For All Ages Video included

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Andy Matthews with Cub Foods joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about their upcoming Paint A Pumpkin event.  

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DIY Succulent Pumpkins To Add To Your Fall Decor Video included

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Jackie Karsten with Drummers Garden Center joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about different ways to decorate pumpkins for fall. More>>

Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener This Weekend In Luverne Video included

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Pheasant hunters are taking aim in Luverne this weekend as the city hosts the Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener. But it's unclear if Governor Dayton will be able to attend. 

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2018 SCC Global Conference Focuses on Latino Culture

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Every other fall, South Central College plays host to a global conference that provides an opportunity to learn about cultures from around the globe.

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North Mankato's Annual Fall Cleanup Underway Video included

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North Mankato's annual Fall Cleanup runs through the weekend. 

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DHS Subject To Data Breach

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The company says hackers accessed the state email accounts of two DHS employees through email phishing campaigns.

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#11 Mavericks Host #8 Terriers to Open Season Video included

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Puck drop Friday night at the Verizon Center is set for 7:07PM.

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Carbon Monoxide Leak Causes Evacuation at Blue Earth Wells Fargo Video included

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The bank was quickly evacuated. Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas that is tasteless, odorless and is deadly if you breathe it in for too long.

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Two Arrested In Connection to Overdose Death Video included

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51-year-old Troy Michael Meeker of Truman and 26-year-old Dominic Terel Williams of Welcome following their investigation into the overdose death of Mariah Lynn Miller on August 19th in Truman.

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Bar Burned After Owner Charged With Theft of Missing Gambling Funds Video included

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The owner of the Nashville Saloon in Waseca has been accused of stealing gambling funds from the Waseca Hockey Association.

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Statewide Early Voting At Record Levels Video included

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Minnesota is seeing a record number of early voters. According to the Secretary Of State's office, around 223,000 absentee ballots have been requested in the state.  That is over 200% more than in 2014. 

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A Wet Fall Is Delaying Harvest Video included

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Farmers have had very few days of field work in September and October, thanks to endless cloudy skies, severe weather, and lots of rain.

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MSU To Offer Free Dental To Kids October 18th Video included

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If you would like to schedule an appointment, call 507–389–2147.

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Tornado Cleanup From September 20th Storm Continues in Granada Video included

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The EF1 tornado caused extensive damage to the neighborhood on the Northeast side of town.  With peak wind gusts over 100 mph, a house was completely uprooted from its foundation, leaving only the front deck.

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Jeff Johnson Shares Healthcare Plan in North Mankato Video included

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With Minnesota electing a new governor in November, the state's healthcare system could have a different look.

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MIDDAY EXPERT: October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Video included

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Erika Boyer-Kern with Committee Against Domestic Abuse joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about Domestic Violence Awareness Month and what it means to those impacted by domestic violence. 

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Fourth Graders Fundraise for Child With Cerebral Palsy Video included

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Roosevelt Elementary fourth graders understand that every kid should have fun, regardless of their abilities.That is what has them dropping off loads of cans, in an effort to help purchase a swing for a child named Ethan. 

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Highway 22 Corridor Study Open House Thursday

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 The concept layouts for three segments of the highway between Mapleton and St. Peter are being unveiled at tonight's open house. 

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Federated Insurance Buying Old Verizon Wireless Call Center Video included

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In order to keep up with the growing demand, Federated Insurance says it is expanding to Mankato. 

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Mankato Marathon Has A Race For Everyone Video included

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Joy Leafblad with Visit Mankato joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the upcoming Mankato Marathon that takes place on Oct. 20 and 21. 

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Midwest Volunteers On Stand By To Help Hurricane Michael Victims Video included

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Salvation Army disaster response teams throughout the southeastern U.S. are preparing to respond in the recovery efforts of Hurricane Michael. 

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Cold Weather Rule Begins Oct. 15 Video included

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The cooler weather is a sure sign that winter is on the way. And officials say now is a good time to take the steps needed to make sure your house is heated. 

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Mankato Buffalo Wings And Rings Chips In To Fight Breast Cancer Video included

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Aaron from Buffalo Wings and Rings joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about how they are "chipping in"  to help the fight during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

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Food Friday: Inspire Health and Wellness Video included

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Inspire Health and Wellness focuses on showing the various healthier options out here. With it getting cold out, opting to stay home for a nice self-made dinner may not be a bad idea.  

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#11 Mavericks Excited to Start New Chapter Video included

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The #11 MSU men's hockey team opens up its 50th season at home this weekend with a non-conference match-up against the #8 Boston University Terriers.

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Region Nine Development Commission Launches MedTech Connect Video included

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It's the culmination of a three-year grant study from the federal EDA investing in manufacturing community partnerships.

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History Fest Going On Now At McGowan Farm

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History Fest continues through Friday for school kids and then Saturday from 10 to 4 it will be open to the public at $5 a person. 

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Youth Apprenticeships Raise Interest in Manufacturing

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"I do see myself working with things like this in the future and I would say it's an amazing experience"

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Police Investigating Death of a Woman at Mankato Drug Treatment Facility

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Mankato authorities responded to a call around 2 p.m on September 30 involving an individual reportedly locked in a bathroom at House of Hope Women's treatment facility in Mankato.

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Mankato Art Teacher Receives Golden Apple Award

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The Golden Apple Award Recipient for this week is a Mankato Area Public Schools' Art Teacher Amy Muehlenhardt, an educator who always takes the extra step to inspire her students with creativity.

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MIDDAY EXPERT: A Look At The Job Market In Southern Minnesota Video included

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Grant Moody with Express Employment Professionals joined KEYC News 12 this Midday with a look at the job industry and how they can help bridge the gap between a potential employee and employer. 

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Powerful Winds Cause Big Waves Along The Shore of Lake Superior Video included

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 The National Weather Service says winds of 64 mph were reported at the Duluth harbor this morning. 

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Thousands Of Citations Issued During Click It or Ticket Campaign Video included

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The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says over 4600 seat belt citations and 140 child seat violations were issued during the two week period in mid September.

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Preparing For MNsure 2019 Enrollment Video included

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 Earlier this month, the Minnesota Department of Commerce announced that premiums for health insurance plans sold through MNsure are declining between 7 and 27 percent for 2019. 

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Minnesota Department Of Human Services Awards Franklin Child Care Center Video included

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A daycare in Franklin is being honored for its efforts to combat a child care shortage in the community.

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Whose Line Is It Mankato? Event Serves As Fundraiser For MRCI Video included

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Tammy Reuter with MRCI joined KEYC News 12 This Morning with details on Whose Line Is It Mankato?. 

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Senator Klobuchar Sends Urgent Letter to CDC Video included

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Recent cases of a rare polio like disease affecting children in Minnesota has Senator Amy Klobuchar issuing an urgent request to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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Minnesota Receives $17 Million Grant To Tackle Opioid Epidemic Video included

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 The State Opioid Response grant will provide around $8800 a year for the next two years to Minnesota. 

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Some Schools Postpone International Walk, Bike To School Day Due To Rain Video included

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Wednesday is International Walk and Bike to School Day, but some area schools have decided to push back the event due to forecasted rain. 

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History Fest Kicks Off At The McGowan Farm Video included

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Hundreds of students are getting the chance to step back in time this week as History Fest kicks off at the McGowan Farm in Mankato. 

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String Of Thefts In Jackson County

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The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is urging residents to keep an eye on their property after taking reports of theft. 

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Rainy Weather Hindering Harvest Video included

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Cool temperatures, clouds and rainfall kept farmers out of the field for a majority of the week last week.

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Gruis Tallies 1,000th Set Assist in JWP's Loss to Nicollet Video included

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Bulldog junior Mandy Gruis entered the contest six set assists away from the 1,000th of her career.

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Bahl Earns 100th Win at MSU Video included

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The #22 MSU women's soccer team beat Concordia-St. Paul 3-1 on Tuesday night.

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Mankato Clinic Aims to Build Community and Better Health at Forum Video included

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"It's really about connection, it's about building relationships, it's about being part of something bigger than yourself,"

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Farmers Anticipate Battle With Big Oil Following Proposed E15 Ban Reversal Video included

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President Donald Trump took a huge stand behind corn-based ethanol, asking the EPA to reverse its restrictions on the year round sale of E15 gasoline.

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Karin Housley Comments on Kavanaugh Confirmation Video included

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Housley also called her opponent Tina Smith's campaigning for Keith Ellsion "hypocritical" amid Ellison's own allegations of domestic abuse of a former girlfriend 

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Heartland Senior Living Breaks Ground on Two New Facilities Video included

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After a study, these communities have been chosen to suit the needs of their aging populations.  

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The 507 Food Truck Switches Gears to Storefront Location Video included

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Popular, local food truck "The 507" expanded its business, setting up a brick and mortar location in downtown Mankato that is now open to customers.

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Project 1590 Works To Create A Better Community For Fairmont Residents Video included

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Steve Hawkins with Project 1590 in Fairmont joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about the history of the community-led group, their mission and how they are continuing to better the community based on the feedback of residents. 

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All-Girl Troops Coming to Boy Scouts of America in 2019 Video included

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Scouts BSA, which is for kids ages 11 to 18, is creating the girls program with the same merits required to be an Eagle Scout as the all-boy troops.   

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August Schell Brewing Co. Celebrates Oktoberfest in New Ulm Video included

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Kyle Marti with August Schell Brewing Co. joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about Oktoberfest festivities happening in New Ulm. More>>

Alden Receives Loan For Water Treatment Plant Maintenance

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 Alden was among the projects awarded funding. The city is receiving a $1.8 million loan to add on to the existing water treatment plant, repair one of the wells and install water meters. 

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Couple Charged With Child Neglect Appears In Court

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 Officials say 42-year-old Lynda Michel and 32-year-old Gregory  Wilson are charged with child neglect in Nicollet County District Court.

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The 507 Food Truck Opens Restaurant In Downtown Mankato Video included

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A popular local food truck expands its business, setting up a brick and mortar location in downtown Mankato that's now open to customers. 

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Bethany Lutheran College Proposes New Student Activities Center Video included

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The city's planning commission and Bethany recommend selecting one of the two proposals as a blueprint for their future activity center.

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Pizza Partnership Helps North Mankato Fire Department Video included

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Firefighters partnered with Dino's Pizza to deliver pizza, it was all part of firefighter appreciation day in North Mankato.

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Clinic Receives Brand New 3D Breast Imaging Scanners Video included

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Mayo Clinic Health System at the Eastridge Clinic in Mankato introduced two brand new 3D Breast Imaging Scanners to their facilities.

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Mankato Brewery Promotes Cancer Awareness with New Beer Video included

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In a collaboration with Lupulin Brewing Company in Big Lake, Minn., they've created Hero Hazy IPA: a fruity, floral double IPA with notes of grapefruit and pineapple, with a familiar face on the comic book-themed packaging.

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MAYORAL MONDAY: What's Happening In New Ulm Video included

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Robert Beussman, mayor of New Ulm joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about what's happening in New Ulm. He spoke about Oktoberfest celebrations continuing through this weekend and touched on some of the big construction projects happening in town. 

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Boy Scouts Of America Starting All Girls Troop In February Video included

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Rebecca Daul with the Boy Scouts of America joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the program that is now open for girls to sign up. There will be a meeting on Oct. 15 at the WOW Zone for girls interested in the program. 

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Second Case of Palmer Amaranth Found In Southern Minnesota Video included

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Palmer amaranth is listed as a Prohibited Weed Seed. This means it's not allowed in any seed offered for sale in the state. 

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Boys and Girls Club Of Mankato Opens Oct. 29 Video included

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 Registration is now open for the Boys and Girls club, located at 709 South Broad Street in Mankato.

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Mankato Recognizes Indigenous Peoples Day Video included

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Those who pushed for this change offering some opportunities for the community to understand what this day is all about. 

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Issues Disaster Declaration Video included

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a disaster declaration for seven southwestern Minnesota counties impacted by summer flooding. 

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Mankato River Ramble Pairs Cycling and Fall Festivities for All Ages Video included

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The Mankato River Ramble starts at Land of Memories Park and is a non-competitive event with three routes.

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St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church Hosts Fall Festival Video included

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There were games for the kids to play, educational booths, sales that served as a benefit for the church and a delicious home cooked meal.

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Morgan Creek Vineyard's 20th Annual Great Grape Stomp Kicks off New Ulm Oktoberfest Video included

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Competitive style grape stomping saluted the growing season in a fest full of revelry.

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Ney Nature Center Hosts Fall Festival and Trail Run Video included

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After, there were family friendly events set up at two different sites at the center.

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Lincoln Park Neighborhood Playground Nearing Completion Video included

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The all natural look, for good reason, is what stands out as drivers pass by on Stoltzman Road.

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Kavanaugh is confirmed: Senate Oks Supreme Court nominee

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The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation after a battle that rubbed raw the country's cultural, gender and political divides. T

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City Council and Citizens Meet at Coffee With the Council Video included

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Informal events like this make it easier for someone to approach a city council member if they don’t regularly visit with them.

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Project Bike Realizes Woman's Dream of Celebrating MN Art Video included

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It started as an idea 6 years ago.

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"Feel the Love" Project Gifts Family With Free Furnace Video included

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As the temperatures drop, one New Ulm family is definitely feeling the love after receiving a free furnace through Lennox's "Feel the Love" project.

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Walz, Feehan Tour Local Family Farm Video included

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The Minnesota Corn Growers Association have been hosting 2018 candidates on family farms throughout Minnesota to develop relationships and create a greater understanding of modern farm practices.

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No Charges Filed in St. Paul Police Shooting of Armed Man

Minnesota prosecutors are declining to file charges against two St. Paul police officers who fatally shot an armed man.

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Minnesota Farmers Worry About Wet Weather During Harvest

Farmers in southern Minnesota are hoping for some drier weather as they begin the fall harvest.

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Bevcomm Expanding to 3 Southern Minnesota Cities

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Bevcomm says beginning in 2019, they will build fiber optic technology to every home and business in the three communities.

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Adam Thielen Biography To Hit Stores Soon Video included

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Ryan Jacobson co-author of Adam Thielen's biography joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the book he co-wrote with Adam Thielen's cousin.   More>>

Order Dino's Pizza To Help Raise Funds For North Mankato Fire Dept. Video included

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Cory Sletten with the North Mankato Fire Department joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about their upcoming fundraiser on Monday Oct.8. 

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Detour Changes At Hwy 14 And 169 Video included

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Construction crews working on Highways 169 and 14 are shifting their focus to the southbound lanes today, and that'll make for some traffic changes. 

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Pigs Killed In Semi Accident

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Authorities say thousands of dollars in pigs are lost after a semi rolls onto its side in Palo Alto County.

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Last Five Cooley Children Found Video included

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 The Moorhead Police Department says 17-year-old Morgan Cooley turned himself in yesterday afternoon.

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Food Friday: Welsh Heritage Farms Video included

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Welsh Heritage Farms Apple Orchard and Pie Shop gave the "in-cider" on why they are one of the best places to get apples in southern Minnesota.

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President Trump Campaigns in Rochester for Jim Hagedorn Among Others Video included

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Republicans from across the state journeyed to the Mayo Civic Center to hear the President speak

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Locals Gather to Bring Awareness to Pedestrian Safety Video included

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“This is the fourth time I have been hit by cars.  There was one time I had seven bones broken."

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Employers Seek Manufacturing's Next Generation Video included

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It's Minnesota Manufacturer's Week, and local businesses are hosting tours to teach the public what they do.

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Mount Olive Expands In Response to Increasing Enrollment Video included

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The construction will focus on four aspects:  A new kindergarten room, new, secure entrances, additional church space and remodeling the existing building to make better use of the space.

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Harvest In Blue Earth County In The 1930s Video included

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Jessica Potter with the Blue Earth County Historical Society joined KEYC News 12 this Midday with today's Throwback Thursday: a photo of the Klingbeil Farm in Medo Township taken in the 1930s of corn behind harvested. 

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New Bakery On Belgrade Video included

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North Mankato continues to draw in businesses. Their latest storefront moved just across the river from Mankato and features a partnership with a brand new bakery. 

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Fire Department Invites All to Fun-Filled Open House Video included

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Fire Prevention week is right around the corner, and firefighters are encouraging everyone to come out to their open house.

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Deep Valley Book Festival Celebrating Minnesota Authors and Books Video included

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Rachel Hanel with the Deep Valley Book Festival joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about their upcoming festival.

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