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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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Mankato TV anchor charged with DWI

Annie Stensrud, who some people suspect was drunk on the air following an awkward newscast that went viral on the Internet, has been charged with a DWI following her arrest on suspicion of drunken driving weeks after the news segment. Police say she had a blood-alcohol level of .31 just over an hour after her arrest.

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