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At the State Fair: Meet a Survivor of the 2009 Fort Hood Shooting

Starting Friday at the Minnesota State Fair, you can meet a Minnesotan who is a survivor in every sense of the word.

U.S. Army Sergeant Patrick Zeigler was shot four times, including once in the head, during the shootings at Fort Hood in 2009.

He spent 800 days in the hospital recovering, but now lives independently with his family in Rochester, Minnesota.

Impaired-Related Traffic Deaths Drop in 2013

Minnesota roads were a little safer in 2013, according to new numbers released by the Department of Public Safety Thursday. Impaired-related traffic deaths dropped nine percent from 2012.

There were 95 impaired-related traffic deaths in 2013, compared to 104 in 2012. It’s a downward trend that’s been happening for several years.

Mavericks Plan to Honor Kolstad at Opener

Isaac Kolstad - Photo Courtsey of Isaac Kolstad's Caring Bridge.

Former Minnesota State football player Isaac Kolstad plans to attend the Mavericks' season opener as he recovers from a severe beating.

Kolstad's wife, Molly, tells KTOE-AM the former linebacker will be back in Mankato on Sept. 4 to attend the MSU-St. Cloud State game.

Amish Building Permit Disagreement in Fillmore Co. Lands in Court

An Amish family is fighting misdemeanor charges for failing to comply with Fillmore County building codes.
    

Standout Mankato Football Player Charged in Shooting near Renaissance Festival

Dennis Carter, 25, of Mankato - Photo: Scott County Sheriff's Office

A leading college football player at Minnesota State University Mankato last season has been charged with attempted murder in what police say was a drug-related shooting.

Twenty-five-year-old Dennis Carter, of Mankato, is charged in Scott County with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and fleeing police. Carter is in jail on $75,000 bail.

Uncle Shares Memories of 2 Sisters Killed in Wisconsin Shooting

A family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support after losing two relatives in a fatal shooting at a home near Madison, Wisconsin.

Ashlee Steele and her younger sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, were shot to death last Friday. The suspected gunman is Ashlee Steele's husband, Andy Steele, a former Dane County Sheriff's Deputy. 

Key Lawmakers say 'No' to Idea for ATV Park Using Legacy Tax Money

Two key state lawmakers saw our 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS report on initial plans for an all-terrain (ATV) park using tax money from the Legacy Fund and responded with a resounding "no" to the idea.