KEYC manager says anchor Annie Stensrud was ill, not drunk in viral video - Bring Me The News

KEYC manager says anchor Annie Stensrud was ill, not drunk in viral video

WCCO talks with the general manager of KEYC in Mankato after an anchor's awkward newscast went viral and sparked widespread rumors that she was drunk.
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WCCO talks with the general manager of KEYC in Mankato after an anchor's awkward newscast went viral and sparked widespread rumors that she was drunk.

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