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MSU Student Adviser Accused Of Burglary, Assault In Woman’s Dorm

A 20-year-old Mankato man is accused of burglary, assault and stalking after a female college student was woken up by an intruder and allegedly pepper-sprayed in her dorm room, according to charges filed Monday in Blue Earth County Court. Alexander James Gowan Nuehring was charged with first-degree burglary of an occupied dwelling, first-degree burglary with possession of a dangerous weapon, first-degree assault and stalking in connection with the incident.

10/13/2014

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Cops: Man Arrested After Nasty Dorm Room Wake Up

Police say they made an arrest Saturday after a masked suspect woke up someone sleeping in a Mankato dorm and pepper sprayed them.

10/12/2014

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Dayton Attends Governor’s Pheasant Opener In Worthington

The annual Governor’s Pheasant Opener took place in Worthington, Minn. Saturday. Gov. Mark Dayton spent the day hunting and was joined by Minnesota veterans for the Wounded Warriors hunt.

10/11/2014

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Minnesota State Named Preseason WCHA Favorite

Minnesota State, Mankato has been picked first in both the Western Collegiate Hockey Association coaches and media preseason hockey polls.

09/29/2014

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5 Minnesotans Make Forbes 400 List Of Richest Americans

Five Minnesotans are among the 400 richest people in America, according to the Forbes 400 list which was released Monday morning. The highest-ranking Minnesotan is former Cargill CEO Whitney MacMillian, who is number 133. The Minneapolis resident and great-grandson of William Cargill is worth $3.9 billion.

09/29/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee-John Hines Fills In. 9-29-14

Miss something from Monday? John Hines fills in for Dave Lee with plenty of highlights, which you can access on the PODCAST PAGE! Click the link above.

09/29/2014

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Restaurant’s ‘Joke Gone Awry': Wear Peterson Jersey, You Can Spank Servers

A Mankato restaurant got considerable flak over the weekend after telling customers on Facebook that if they came in wearing an Adrian Peterson jersey they could spank their server.

09/16/2014

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Timberwolves Hosting ‘Dunks After Dark’ Sept. 29

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a lot of new faces entering the season ahead, and they announced Tuesday their plans to tip off the season. The Timberwolves are hosting “Dunks After Dark” at midnight on Monday, Sept. 29, at Bresnan Arena on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato.

09/16/2014

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Former Mankato Football Player Suffers Seizure

The former Minnesota State, Mankato football player who made a remarkable recovery after he was gravely injured in a bar fight last May suffered a seizure over the weekend. Isaac Kolstad was taken to the emergency room on Friday night where doctors diagnosed him with epilepsy.

09/15/2014

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Kolstad Continuing To Make Strides In Recovery From Assault

Former Minnesota State University, Mankato, football player Isaac Kolstad is continuing to make strides in his recovery from a brutal assault back in May that left him fighting for his life. Last week was a busy one for Kolstad as his former college team played its home opener on Thursday in front of a packed house in Mankato against St. Cloud State.

09/09/2014

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Isaac Kolstad Returns To Blakeslee Stadium

A former football player, who doctors didn’t think would survive a head injury, walked on the field to see the start of his team’s season. Isaac Kolstad has spent four months recovering from an attack in downtown Mankato.

09/04/2014

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Exiled Coach Returned, MSU Gets Back To Football

The first day Todd Hoffner came back as Minnesota State’s head coach, the job he was banished from for two seasons, the team refused to take part in spring practice. If Hoffner took offense, he didn’t reveal it. The unwelcomed and unplanned sabbatical prepared him well for this type of minor setback.

09/04/2014

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Reality Check: TV News Clips In Franken’s Ad

Sen. Al Franken’s TV ad skillfully weaves the campaign’s own video and real TV news broadcasts, adding a narrator’s voice that sounds like a newsreader and morphs into actual TV anchors.

08/28/2014

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Everson Griffen Growing Up In Minnesota

Everson Griffen broke into the NFL as one of the youngest players in the league, and he can now say that everything came a little too fast for him at the start. The money, the game, the attention, it was a lot to handle for a 22-year-old who left USC a year early, and it caught up to the Minnesota Vikings defensive end in the winter following his rookie year.

08/14/2014

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WR, Special Teams Player Doing Whatever It Takes To Play With The Vikes

A perfect example of doing what it takes to make the team is wide receiver and special teams player, Adam Thielen. Thielen is right at home in Vikings training camp, as he went to college at Minnesota-State Mankato.

08/10/2014

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