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DNR Leads Walk That Showcases Southern Minnesota's Native Prairies Video included

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The once dominating prairie of Southern Minnesota is now a threatened ecosystem, making the Scientific and Natural Area especially important.   

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Touch-A-Tractor Gives Kids Agricultural Experience Video included

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Local farmers parked their equipment, brought animals and led activities all to give children a better understanding of life on the farm.

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Cancer Survivor Perry Dyke Shares His Message of Hope at Relay For Life Video included

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It's been a little over two years since doctors told Perry that they'd discovered a malignant tumor on his vocal cord.

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Perry Dyke to Share Survival Story at Relay for Life

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At this year's Relay for Life of Blue Earth County, Perry is serving as Honorary Survivor—sharing his story with all those impacted by cancer. 

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Maple Grove Man Arrested Following Police Chase Thursday Night Video included

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Mordhorst appeared to be under the influence and could face charges of fleeing police and obstruction with force, among others.

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Polka Music & Spätzle Highlight Day Two Of Bavarian Blast Video included

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The tunes weren't the only thing visitors got a taste of, for pork schnitzel, spätzle and apple strudel beckoned visitors to grab a bite.

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Minnesota Medical Association Turns 165 Video included

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Back in 1853 a group of doctors met together in the Saint Paul courthouse and formed the association. Since that time, they have been setting standards for professionalism and elevating the level of medical care in the state.   

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A Win For Waseca: Former Brown Printing Facility Sold For $4 Million Video included

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A group of investors from Southern Minnesota has purchased the former Quad Graphics and longtime Brown Printing plant for $4 million.  The search is on for tenants to fill the building.

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Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office Increases Reward

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The Le Sueur County Sheriff's office is increasing its reward in its investigation of illegal garbage dumping.   

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Pick of The Litter: Machiavelli and Rum Tum Tugger Video included

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These adorable and playful male kittens, are just two of seven kittens.

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Owatonna Elementary School Offering Support Following Drowning Of 7-Year-Old Student

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An elementary school in Owatonna is offering its support to grieving families after one of its 7-year-old students tragically drowned.

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Highway 169 Single-Lane Closures Begin July 23 For Storm Sewer Inspections

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A recent sinkhole that formed along Highway 169 a few weeks ago is prompting inspections along the roadway.  

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Former Quad/Graphics Building Sold In Waseca Video included

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The former Quad/Graphics and Brown Printing building in Waseca has a new owner.   

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United Hospital District Completes Acquisition Of Smart Clinic In Fairmont

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United Hospital District has completed its purchase of Smart Clinic in Fairmont.  

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New Ulm Police Investigating Theft At Car Dealership

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Authorities say tires and rims were reported stolen from Kohl-Weelborg Chevrolet sometime Wednesday night.

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Food Friday Presents Lola: An American Bistro Video included

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As you walk through the door of Lola: An American Bistro, you are either presented with the smell of freshly baked goods and coffee, or some of the best menu items you will ever try in Southern Minnesota. 

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Box Office Rundown Video included

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Local movie reviewer Mike Lagerquist joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk "Won't You Be My Neighbor", "A Quiet Place" and "Incredibles 2." 

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Amboy Residents Charged With Multiple Counts Of Drug Sales, Possession

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The Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force searched the home of 27-year-old Bridget Palmer and 37-year-old Cain Waltermann on Tuesday, where authorities say they found 160 grams of Methamphetamine, along with heroin. 

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LEEP Legends Round The Bases At Franklin Rogers Park Video included

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The annual event raises funds for recreation and sports programming for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Greater Mankato region.

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Camp Invention Sparks Creativity Among Students Video included

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Educators want kids to learn as much as they can within the Camp Invention Program, given at Dakota Meadows Middle School. 

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Day Four Of MS Ride Across Minnesota Shortened Due To Rain Video included

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By the end of tomorrow, this group will have journeyed almost 300 miles with the oldest participant being 83 years old.

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New Non-GMO Soybean Brings Benefits to Farmers and Consumers Video included

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For decades, soybean oil has been sold as a vegetable oil to cook with but the health concerns surrounding trans-fat led to TruSoya, a non-GMO bean that will give the same food grade advantages as gene edited oils with added health benefits.

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June Jobs Numbers Show Growth In Mankato Video included

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Mankato continues to lead the state in job growth, compared to other metropolitan areas.  The Mankato statistical area gained over 2,500 new jobs from June 2017 to June 2018.  1,600 of those new jobs were in the private sector.

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St. Peter Bakery Offers 5 Cent Coffee for Seniors Video included

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Diamond Dust Bakery in Saint Peter has slashed the price for a cup of coffee to 5 cents for seniors 55 or older, every Thursday from 9 to 10am. 

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Job Numbers Continue To Grow In Minnesota

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The number of jobs in Minnesota has reached historic numbers, as growth continues in the month of June.

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Summer, Fall Fashion Trends For Women Video included

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Chelsie Hoffmann with Generations Boutique in St. Peter joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk summer and a few fall fashion trends. She talked about simplicity and layering as two major trends that will carry us into fall. 

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Mankato AAA Office Closing July 27

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Employees at the office have been offered positions at other locations.

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MNsure Again Giving Minnesotans More Time To Shop For Health Coverage In 2019

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MNsure is once again giving Minnesotans more time to shop for health coverage for 2019.    

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Rasmussen To Spend Day Giving Back To The Community Video included

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Lisa Campbell with Rasmussen College Mankato joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about their 10th Annual Community Service Day on Friday.

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Renville County Parks Reopen After Flooding

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Lake Allie, Birch Coulee, Beaver Falls, Vicksburg and Skalbekken are now open. 

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MSU Partners With Delta For Pilot Program Video included

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The Delta Airlines Pilot Career Path Program was announced Wednesday and will identify, select, and develop the next generation of pilots for Delta. 

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Dodge Center Man Killed In Rollover Crash

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64-year-old Michael Anderst was driving southbound on Highway 56 in Dodge County.

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Cadets Take Part in Flight Academy Video included

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Youth cadets from all across the country descended upon Mankato and New Ulm this week to learn to fly.

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Minnesota Reps Walz and Peterson Introduce Bill to Delay Medicare Plan Transition Video included

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The "Protect Medicare for Seniors Act of 2018" seeks to delay a Medicare deadline to transition seniors from their Cost plans to Advantage plans

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AG Candidate Debra Hilstrom Campaigns in Mankato Video included

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Hilstrom stopped by KEYC News 12's studios to spread her message.

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Highway 169 Crossover Construction Begins Monday Video included

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The project is part of the work being done in conjunction with the Mankato/North Mankato Levee project scheduled to start in late August, which will raise the grade of Highway 169 levee three feet, adhering to current FEMA standards.

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New Attractions and Old Favorites At Minnesota State Fair Video included

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The Minnesota State Fair is always a good time, and this year, there will be even more to see and do.   Seven new rides are making their debut at the fair including a few that haven't been seen anywhere else in the country. 

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STEM Campers Visit Elevator Manufacturer Video included

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MSU Mankato is hosting a day camp for 6th through 9th graders who love finding out how stuff works.  Today, the students visited MEI, a local company that makes custom elevators.

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37 Percent of Minnesota 2018 Road Fatalities Since Memorial Day Video included

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Minnesota has reached its half–way point through the "100 Deadliest Days" of the year 

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BCA Investigating Death in Jackson

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The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Jackson County Sheriff's Office are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of a woman found injured in Jackson earlier this month

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato Hosting Walk-In Sports Physicals Video included

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Dr. Robert Freed with Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about their upcoming walk-in sports physicals taking place at the Madison East Center July 25. 

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Pigs Roam After Semi Loses Control At 14/169 Interchange Video included

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Accident snarls late morning traffic 

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Dept. Of Revenue Gives MN Flood Victims More Time To File, Pay Taxes

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Those affected by recent flooding across the state are getting a little more time to file and pay their taxes.  

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Man Arrested Following Pursuit Through Brown, Redwood Counties

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A 31-year-old man is arrested after leading police on a pursuit through Brown and Redwood Counties.  

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Indian Island Winery Wins 6 Awards At 2018 Mid-American Wine Competition

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Indian Island Winery in Janesville took home some hardware from the 2018 Mid-American Wine Competition. 

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Doula Service Offers Classes & Gatherings For Mothers At Any Stage Video included

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Stephanie Holthus with The Green Stork is a Certified Lactation Counselor, Doula, and Childbirth Educator and she joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the Childbirth Education Series and Mama Meet Ups Offered at The Green Stork. 

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Mankato Man Charged After Allegedly Sexually Assaulting 10-Year-Old Girl

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The Complaint states that the girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by 57-year-old Pablo Rodriquez on at least two separate occasions between February 2017 and the last 30 days. 

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Body Of Missing Boy Recovered From Pond In Dodge County Video included

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  The body of a missing boy has been recovered 3 hours after he went missing near Naylor Pond.   

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Rep. Tim Walz Condemns President Trump's Helsinki Summit Performance Video included

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"Just to be clear that the President's press conference in Helsinki undermined this nation's national security."

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Hy-Vee Recalls Pasta Salad Amid Salmonella Concerns Video included

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The voluntary recall includes Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salads in both 1 pound and 3 pound containers available from the deli service case. 

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GMG Excited About New Building Video included

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"When our team can work more efficiently and more effectively, that means that we can offer a better product, have better influence and have a bigger impact on this region and that's what we exist to do," said Zierdt. 

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New Route For MSU Mankato's Homecoming Parade Video included

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In honor of their 150th birthday, Minnesota State University - Mankato is moving their homecoming parade to downtown!  The parade hasn't been through the city center since 1970.

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Camp Combines Skills with Fun for Physically Disabled Kids Video included

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MSU's Disability Sport and Activity Camp is combining skill work and fun this week for kids with physical disabilities. 

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MSU's Dual Sport Athletes Trying to Follow in Reed's Footsteps Video included

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"I think the benefit is you get year–long training. You've got to learn to take care of your body better, and that helps in the long–run. I loved it. It's helped with the success I've had, I honestly think that track and field helped me get to the NFL."

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MIDDAY EXPERT: MRCI Helps Individuals With Disabilities Gain Independence Video included

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For 65 years, MRCI has strived to break down these barriers and provide genuine opportunities for individuals with disabilities or disadvantages to help them reach their full potential in community participation.

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Goats Helping To Combat Invasive Plants In Area Parks Video included

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City officials in Owatonna are calling in backup to combat invasive plants at its parks.

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Get A Ride To The County Fair For Free! Video included

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The busses will pick up riders at their homes and take them to the Blue Earth, Nicollet, or Le Sueur county fairs.  The service will then drop off riders back at their homes

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New Design For MN Driver's Licenses, ID Cards Unveiled

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 The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services will begin issuing the redesigned driver's licenses and ID cards in August. 

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Local Woman's Canteen Art Filled Her Leisure Time During WWI Video included

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Jessica Potter with the Blue Earth County Historical Society joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about a World War One Canteen that belonged to Elizabeth V. Norman, an Army Services Nurse from Lake Crystal while she served in France. 

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North Mankato Council Considers Solar Garden, AirBnB Regulation and Commerce Drive Upgrades Video included

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City staff will return to council with more information regarding possible regulations, which may involve conditional–use permits for AirBnB rentals.

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MnDOT Reopens Highway 19 From Henderson to 169 Video included

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MnDOT crews were able to correct erosion damages caused by the floods once water levels dropped lowered to two feet below the road's shoulder.

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Shoppers Can Help Historical Society on Amazon Prime Day Video included

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Retail giant Amazon anticipates making 3 billion dollars in sales during its 36-hour Prime Day promotion. In St. Peter, the Nicollet County Historical Society hopes to make some money too, utilizing Amazon Smile.

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Soybean Surplus Means Lower Market Prices Video included

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The USDA is projecting that soybean stocks for the 2018-2019 season could hit 580,000,000 bushels.  This is much more than the June estimate of 385,000,000 bushels.  

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A Controversy Renewed: Flat Earth Versus Round Earth Video included

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Mankato East Planetarium Director Dave Burgess and high school student Lydia Kessler have thrown themselves into the debate by participating in a world-wide experiment.

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State Program Wants To Transform Farmland Into Wetlands Video included

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The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program pays farmers state and federal funds, to restore a portion of their land to its natural state. Landowners must agree to never farm the land again.  

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Volunteers Begin Flood Cleanup In Springfield Video included

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Areas being treated include the community pool, athletic facilities and campground.

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Making Your Next Grilled Meal Healthy Video included

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Registered Dietitian with Hilltop-Hyvee Holly Ellison joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about ways to make your next grill-out healthier. 

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Mankato Marathon In Need Of Volunteers Video included

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There are many ways to volunteer including handing out water at a water stop, passing out medals at the finish line and marshalling along the course.

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Blue Earth County Yellow Line Project Receives National Award

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The Blue Earth County Yellow Line Project is recognized for its efforts in jail diversion.   

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True Transit Offering Free Rides To Area County Fairs Video included

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Paige Schuette with VINE Faith In Action  joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about True Transit's free rides to county fairs promotion including Blue Earth County, Le Sueur County, and Nicollet County.

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Springfield Looks For Help In Flood Clean-Up Video included

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Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help clean up Riverside Park and Rothenburg Campground. 

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Chain Of Lakes Yacht Club Hosts Scavenger Hunt On The Lake Video included

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Achieving all 45 items would be a stretch, but all were obtainable by boat as participants weren't allowed to go off the lakes or use cars.

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8th Annual Riverbend Tennis Classic Comes to a Close Video included

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One champ traveled more than half way across the U.S. for the tourney.

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Dozens From Across North America Converge To Spring Lake Park For Bike Polo Tournament Video included

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The makeshift game was adopted in Mankato shortly after its creation in the early 2000s and has held tournaments pretty much every year since.

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Needlework Comes To Kiesling House In New Ulm Video included

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The workshop featured lessons from a long-time crafter where she displayed examples of hardanger.

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Riverbend Tennis Classic Drawing Tougher Competition Video included

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The eighth annual Riverbend Tennis Classic resumed Saturday with more than 70 athletes from across the area and nation competing over at Mankato East and Mankato West.

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Amateurs and Pros Let 'er Rip At the Kato Cycle Club Video included

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It may not look it, but this hill is nearly 270 feet tall and completely vertical in some places.

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Zonta Club Members Kayak For A Cause Video included

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Zonta will be hosting its annual Fashion Show inside the Kato Ballroom in October 4th.

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Hundreds Pack South Front Street For 4th Annual Human Foosball Tournament Video included

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28 teams competed on four courts in hopes that by the end of the day, they would secure the coveted trophy.

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Crash North Of Waseca Results In One Man Airlifted Video included

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State Patrol adds that alcohol was not a factor, however Justin Taylor did not appear to be wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision.

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Attorney General Race Heating Up Video included

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With Lori Swanson backing out of the attorney general race in favor of running for governor, the DFL campaign trail is heating up with a number of candidates vying for the nomination.

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Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office Gets Kids Hooked on Fishing Video included

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 Over twenty young anglers went out to Red Jacket Valley Park in Mankato trying to get a bite with the Sheriff's office.

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New Performing Arts Center Nearing Debut Video included

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Seating capacity will increase to more than 700 and two new catwalks, one of which will provide more lighting than its previous tenant, are included in the upgrades.

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University Of Minnesota President Retiring In 2019 Video included

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Eric Kaler announced that he will leave the presidency on July 1st, 2019. 

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Rain Trolls Outdoor Movie Event In Eagle Lake Video included

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The showing of 'Trolls' at Eagle Lake park is being rescheduled, due to rainy weather.

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Semi Loses Control Along Highway 14 Video included

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A light pole and some construction signs were run over in the process.

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Volunteers Swing Into Action At Fallenstein Playground Video included

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The Fallenstein playground at Caswell Park is getting close to being finished and today they got a little extra help.   About 25 volunteers took time out of their day to come down and assemble equipment like swings and climbing structures. 

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Pick of the Litter: Plex Video included

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This week’s Pick of the Litter is Plex. Plex is almost three years old and is a Pitt bull mix. 

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Rain or Shine, Wilder Pageant Presses On Video included

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Walnut Grove's annual Wilder Pageant show pressed on, despite flood damage to their site.

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Food Friday: Scotty Biggs BBQ Video included

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The Taylor Innovation Center brings in several loved vendors to serve their employees. One of those vendors was Scotty Biggs BBQ their delectable Potato Bombs. 

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On the Verge Excited for Upcoming Fringe Festival Video included

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On the Verge Theatre is a local theater company with a mission, to highlight and lift up the experiences of women, through their productions.

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Kids Show Off Cupcake Decorating Skills At Bluebird Cakery Video included

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Bluebird Cakery was looking for a way to entice new customers and they figured they couldn't go wrong pairing cupcakes with kids.

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Taking the Adversity Out of Diversity Video included

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Mayo Mankato is working to create more inclusive communities.

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Bull Riders Make Their Way To Waseca County Free Fair Video included

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Bull riding fans in attendance were entertained with constant action and some laughs courtesy of the rodeo clown working the event.

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World War II Veteran Navy Pilot Speaks to Mankato Lifelong Learners Video included

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Lee Nordgren was in the service for 30 years and served in the Pacific while fighting as a navy pilot.

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New Shades At Children's Museum Functional and Fun Video included

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The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota has a new way to keep kids cool outside.   The museum unveiled their new shade structures that will cover the outdoor water play area.  

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Mankato West Teacher Goes To Sea Video included

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A Mankato West Physics teacher got to take the trip of a lifetime, thanks to a program that takes teachers out of the classroom and onto an ocean research ship.  

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Annual Linnaeus Symposium Speaks To Soil Stewardship Video included

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Researchers, farmers, gardeners and community members gathered at Gustavus Adolphus College for the annual Linnaeus Symposium. The focus point this year, soil stewardship, as a host of speakers described what Minnesota soil contains and how we can better manage it.

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Salvation Army Helping Kids in Need Get Back to School with Supplies Video included

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The program assists families in need of school supplies for children going into kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Suspect Arrested in Quick Mart Robbery Video included

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Second suspect arrested in Quick Mart robbery

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Running Shoes vs. Cross Training Shoes Video included

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Kurt Keiser with River Valley Running joined KEYC News 12 to talk about the differences and similarities between a running shoe and a shoe you would wear in a gym or for cross-training. 

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Two Highway 14 Ramps Near Lookout Drive Will Be Closed Tuesday

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Starting Friday, both directions of traffic on highway 14 will be reduced to a single lane to allow crews to prepare for the roadwork ahead.

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29th Annual South Central Minnesota Safety Camp Attracts More Than 50 Youth

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Emergency personnel from Gold Cross ambulance and North Mankato Police and Fire are helping to lead the camp, giving kids a taste of how safety is incorporated in their jobs on a daily basis.

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Residents Urged To Leave Sandbags In Place As More Rain Threatens Southern Minnesota

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Southwestern Minnesota communities that were hit hard by recent flooding aren't in the clear just yet.

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Butterfly Exhibit Flying Into The Children's Museum Next Week Video included

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Kaaren Grabianowski joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to preview the newest exhibit about Butterflies coming to the Children's Museum Of Southern Minnesota Tuesday. 

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St. Peter Man Charged With First Degree Drug Sales, Possession

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The police report says that a search of Ryan's vehicle allegedly found over 98 grams of methamphetamine in multiple containers, 37 grams of Marijuana, and other drug paraphernalia. 

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Waseca Police Investigating Vehicle Stolen From Business

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Authorities in Waseca are investigating the theft of a vehicle taken from the parking lot of a business.

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Missing Windom Woman Found Safe

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Authorities say a woman missing from Windom has been found safe.

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66th Annual FestAg Wraps Up Wednesday Night Video included

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Wednesday night was the big twilight parade and the crowning of royalty.

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St. James Receives Grant For Infrastructure Improvement Video included

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The Small Cities Development Program helps pay for rehabilitating housing, commercial buildings and updating public infrastructure in small cities and counties.

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Waseca County Fair Opens Video included

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Fair attractions include bull riding, a demo derby and enduro auto/compact car races over the next few days. Dozens of vendors will also set up shop on the fairgrounds along with a carnival and plenty of food for visitors to enjoy.

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Volunteers Needed for Springfield Flood Recovery Video included

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The city of Springfield is looking for volunteers to help clean up its Riverside Park and Rothenburg Campground.

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Public's Help Needed In Locating Missing Woman Video included

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Mankato Public Safety is asking for the public's help in finding the whereabouts of Wendy Khan, who last made contact with her family on June 2. 

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Teenager Injured In Two-Vehicle Accident in Mankato Video included

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The Minnesota State Patrol reports a 17–year–old girl, who was traveling east in an Oldsmobile Intrigue on Victory Dive, struck another vehicle traveling southbound on Premier Drive just before 10:45 a.m.

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Mankato Public Safety Offers Citizen Academy Video included

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The free eight week course lets you interact with city staff and offers an inside look into how Mankato police respond to emergencies, like auto extrication, crime scene investigations and rescue operations. 

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Construction Continues Along Highway 14 Video included

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Westbound traffic remains reduced to a single lane from Highway 22 to Third Avenue.

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Mr. Twister Treats Kids To Fun Video included

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"I've always been kind of a quirky kinda guy but I have this joy for basically getting paid to play with kids. I have a blast, I'm just a grown-up kid myself," balloon artist Bob Anderson said.

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Mobile Dentist Office Makes A Stop In North Mankato Video included

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Ucare and the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry teamed up to create this mobile dental clinic to better serve patients that might not have access to a dentist.

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Demolition Begins at Minnesota Security Hospital Video included

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The Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter recently started a $70.2 million expansion and renovation, and demolition on the old living facilities began today.

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MIDDAY EXPERT: How Sleep Impacts Posture Video included

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Dr. B with Discover Chiropractic joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about how sleep can impact posture.

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MnDOT Reopens Highway 93 Near Henderson, Portion Of Highway 19 Remains Closed

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Highway 93 near Henderson is now open after being closed since Sunday due to flooding.    

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Flood Damage Reports Rolling In Across Southern Minnesota

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 Minnesota's Homeland Security and Emergency Management team says they're still working to collect flood damage data. 

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Authorities Investigating Report Of Stolen Vehicle In Henderson

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Police are investigating after taking a report of a vehicle stolen from a home in Henderson.   

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One In Custody, Search Continues For Additional Robbery Suspect

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Authorities in Blue Earth County are searching for a man they say fled on foot following an alleged robbery and pursuit around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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Group Wants To Seize Invasive Carp Video included

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A conservation group wants to 'Carpe Carpio', or 'seize the carp.'   The Crystal Waters project is asking for donations that will be used to pay for removal of invasive carp from Crystal and Loon Lakes. 

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Volunteers Needed For Human Foosball & Block Party Video included

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Lori Benike with SCHEELS joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the upcoming United Way Human Foosball Tournament and Block Party in downtown Mankato.  

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Town Ball Returns to Eagle Lake Video included

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This year, for the first time since 2005, Eagle Lake has its very own town baseball team - the Eagle Lake Expos.

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Sign Up To Be Part of Fallenstein Playground Community Build Video included

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If you've passed Fallenstein Field in the last few weeks, you probably noticed the bright orange and blue playground equipment popping up. Now is your chance to be a part of the build.

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Meal Prepping Class Highlights Time and Money-Saving Process Video included

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Everybody has experienced coming home from a long day of work and having no energy to get dinner ready. 

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Crime Down, Felonies Up in Blue Earth County Video included

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470 reported felonies in 2012 has grown in five years to 770 felonies in 2017.

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Nicollet County Declares State Of Emergency Video included

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Nicollet County joins a long list of Minnesota counties that have declared a state of emergency because of flooding.  The declaration will allow the county to recuperate any disaster related costs.   

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Madelia's Park Days Moved From Watona Park Video included

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The festival kicks off Friday evening with a parade that features eight musical groups as well as about 90 entries.

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Road Closures Affect Henderson Residents, Businesses Video included

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Severe flooding this summer has caused road closures across southern and western Minnesota. In the city of Henderson, on the banks of the Minnesota and Rush rivers, flooding is so commonplace, it is built into the city's design. 

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Redwood Falls Officials Set Deadline To Report Flood Damage

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City officials in Redwood Falls have a time sensitive request for residents impacted by recent flooding. 

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Martin County Reports At Least $385,000 In Flood Damage

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Flood damage is proving to be costly across southern Minnesota. 

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Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office Searching For Robbery Suspect Near St. Clair

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Authorities in Blue Earth County are searching for a man they say fled on foot following an alleged robbery and pursuit around 2 a.m.

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Waseca Police Urging Residents To Lock Homes, Vehicles, Garages Following String Of Reported Thefts

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 The Waseca Police Department is urging residents to lock their vehicles, homes and garages following a string of reported thefts, including stolen vehicle.  

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Mankato Family YMCA Stresses Pool Safety to Lessen Drownings Video included

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The intense heat and humidity is enough to push someone into the pool, but before you dive in, be sure you can swim.

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Comedy Production Parodies Old Fashioned Murder Mysteries Video included

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Paul Hustoles with the MSU Theatre Department joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the final production of this years Highland Summer Theatre, "The Musical Comedy Murders Of 1940."

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MN Officials Request FEMA Aid Video included

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The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) division has officially requested a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) joint preliminary damage assessment (PDA).

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North Mankato Farmers' Market Vendors Readjusting After Heavy Rain Video included

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The market was originally slated to open on June 11 but was pushed back to the following week due to severe weather. 

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Mankato Council Discusses Possible Expansion for Future Eide Bailly Ramp Video included

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 City staff opened up a public comment period for those property owners to give express interest in the expansion, but staff says no commitments were received yet. 

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Local Experts Weigh In On Search-and-Rescue Operation Video included

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All search and rescue missions have their own level of difficulty requiring extensive training well before disaster strikes. When the rescue involves a confined space the complexity becomes heightened.

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Centenary United Methodist Church Begins Construction Project Video included

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The site of Mankato's Holy Grounds community breakfast will begin an extensive remodeling of kitchen, commons and systems to better serve their daily guests.

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Dayton, Walz and Rosen Tour Flooded Areas Video included

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Governor Mark Dayton along with Congressman Tim Walz and State Senator Julie Rosen toured several cities stricken by flooding over the past month, to get a better idea of the scope of the disaster.  

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MIDDAY EXPERT: Mankato Vintage Market Owner Talks Trending Repurposed Decor Video included

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Kelly Rosenberg with the Mankato Vintage Market joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about what's trending in the antique world. She brought some examples of repurposed barnwood decor, paint for old furniture and trending sign decor. For more on the Mankato Vintage Market, click here. 

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Drone Footage Captured Of Des Moines River Flooding In Jackson Video included

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Officials in Jackson County are continuing to monitor levels of the Des Moines River.
 

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Scott County Sheriff: Watch For Power Lines On Minnesota River

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High river levels have the Scott County Sheriff's Department urging Minnesota River boaters to use extreme caution and watch for power lines.

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Wilder Pageant Cast To Host Flood Relief Night Thursday, July 12

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 The show must go on! After flood damage forced the cancellation of The Wilder Pageant in Walnut Grove earlier this month, the cast is ready for showtime.   

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Few Blood Donations During Holiday Week Have American Red Cross Issuing Urgent Call For Donors

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The American Red Cross says they're now facing an emergency blood shortage following few donations during Fourth of July week.

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Redwood Falls Man Injured In RV Fire

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A Redwood Falls man is injured in an RV fire early yesterday morning. 

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Highway 4 Roundabout Project Near Sleepy Eye Kicks Off

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Motorists traveling on Highway 4 north of  Sleepy  Eye will encounter a detour beginning Monday, July 9.
 

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Festag Days Royalty Previews Festival Lineup Video included

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The current Festag Royalty Madison Schrimer, Abby Simon, and Malloree McCarthy joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk with us about what visitors and the community can expect this year.

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Local Parade Brings In Big Donations For Pile It On Drive Video included

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The crew from KEYC News 12 and Fox 12 Mankato were out  along the route taking donations as part of the Pile it on for the Echo Food shelf initiative. 

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Dog Rescued At Ramsey Park After Being Swept Away By Falls

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The Dog was trapped under the falls after it was swept into the rushing waters going over the falls. 

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New Road Closures Due To Flooding Video included

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Portions of Highway 19, Highway 93, and Highway 62 near Windom have been closed due to flooding.

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Scammers Taking Advantage Of Recent Flooding

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Authorities across Southern Minnesota say they're getting reports of residents receiving calls from people who claim to be FEMA representatives, offering to send contractors to help with clean up. 

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Pokemon GO Enthusiasts Donate Money To Relay For Life Video included

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The New Ulm Area Pokémon GO organization partnered with Hy–Vee to allow residents a chance to both enjoy the day and make a difference.

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Kids Participate In Mini Tractor Pull Video included

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The tractors and drivers were smaller, but competition just as fierce.

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Senator Klobuchar Joins Representatives Collin Peterson & Tim Walz To Assess Flooded Areas Video included

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Monday, Representative Walz will join Governor Mark Dayton and Senator Julie Rosen when they visit Windom, Jackson and Blue Earth to assess the storm damage themselves.

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Vintage Baseball Takes Us Back To The 1860s Video included

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“We do our best to play by rules of roughly 1860-1863 and try to bring the sport’s history back to life,” said Baltics Captain Robbie 'Dog House' Hoechst.

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BECHS Unveils New 1918 Exhibit Video included

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To help kick off the grand opening, the museum offered free admission Saturday for residents so they could take a first look at the new addition.

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Photographers Experience Minneopa Falls Video included

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Everyone had the chance to learn about how to use a digital camera, different photography techniques and shoot their own photos.

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Citizens Help Get Rid Of Invasive Plants At Minneopa Video included

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Mullein grows very tall and can produce 175,000 long–living seeds on one plant alone.

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Thousands Line The Streets For 2018 Fun Days Parade Video included

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On a gorgeous sunny Saturday, thousands flocked to the streets of North Mankato and grabbed a seat for a display of entertainment. Local organizations, marching bands and even ourselves (KEYC NEWS 12) were happy to participate in the hour–long stroll through the neighborhood.

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Buffalo Lake Man Missing After Authorities Find Vehicle Submerged In Drainage Ditch

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On Thursday, July 5th, 2018, at approximately 6:07 p.m., 24-year-old Adam Michael Rein from Buffalo Lake was reported missing.

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Two-Vehicle Crash Injures Three In Blue Earth

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Blue Earth Police Department, Faribault County Sheriff's Office, Blue Earth Ambulance and Blue Earth Fire and Rescue assisted on the scene.

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Indian Island Unveils First Commercially Available Itasca Wine Video included

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With Minnesota's harsh climate, it isn't always easy to raise crops, especially certain species of grapes. A newly released variety from the university is changing that.

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Windom Bracing For Flooding on Des Moines River Video included

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Projected near–record flood levels of the Des Moines River have prompted Windom city officials to prepare for possible evacuations of residents living near the river and possibly Perkins Creek

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Lancer Alumni To March In Fun Days Parade Video included

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The 77 Lancers are wrapping their 40th season and bringing back familiar faces to do so. 

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VINE Celebrates Veterans with Song Video included

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The group is affiliated with the Minnesota Valley Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an worldwide organization for women singers, and travels across southern Minnesota to sing.

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Gov. Dayton Tours Southwest MN Flood Damage Video included

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Severe flooding in southwest Minnesota has caught the attention of everyone including state legislators, who are working to figure out how they can best help these communities. 

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Minnesota Continues Toward Zero Deaths Campaign Video included

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Summer can be one of the deadliest seasons out on Minnesota roads.  Last year 88 drivers lost their lives in speed related crashes in our state.  First responders are working hard to drop that number down to zero.  

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China Imposes Soybean Tariff, Potentially Hurting Minnesota Farmers Long Term Video included

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China is not only the world's largest buyer of soybeans, purchasing 61 percent of all soybean exports, but is Minnesota's biggest importer of beans, from which the state generates two billion dollars annually.

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Boomchickapop Closing Minneapolis Headquarters Video included

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 Boomchickapop is closing their corporate headquarters in Minneapolis and moving those operations to Omaha and Chicago. 

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MnDOT Closes Roads In Murray, Cottonwood County Due To Flooding Concerns

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More roads have closed due to rising water levels in Murray and Cottonwood Counties.  

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Movers + Shakers Invites Local Artists To Monthly Networking Event Video included

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Melissa Ketchum with the Movers + Shakers event joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about the networking group that meets the second Monday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. 

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Food Friday: Scoops Ice Cream Video included

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Scoops Ice Cream can be a perfect solution to a hot Minnesota day, so if you are looking for a new place with a variety of flavors, stop by Elysian. 

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Woman Killed In Single ATV Rollover Crash In Nicollet County

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A woman is killed in an ATV accident in Nicollet County.  

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Authorities Seek Help In Finding Missing Windom Woman

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The Windom Police Department is asking for help in locating a missing woman.   

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Dayton to Tour Flooding in Southwestern Minnesota Video included

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 On Friday, July 6, 2018, Governor Mark Dayton. U.S. Senator Tina Smith, and U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson will visit communities in southwestern Minnesota to assess damage caused by recent severe weather

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Fun Days: Shorter Schedule, Same Activities Video included

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 The 53rd annual "Fun Days" will have a shorter schedule than usual for summer 2018. 

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Hallett's Pond Set to Receive New Improvements Video included

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The City of Saint Peter is adding two improvements to its Hallett's Pond.

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