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Mankato news anchor arrested for DWI

The KEYC anchor hasn't been on the air since a bizarre news segment went viral on the Internet, sparking rumors that she was drunk on the air. Station officials said she was having a bad reaction to medication.
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The KEYC anchor hasn't been on the air since a bizarre news segment went viral on the Internet, sparking rumors that she was drunk on the air. Station officials said she was having a bad reaction to medication.

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