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Burtation' Or Drunk on Air? Minnesota News Anchor's Slurred Newscast Goes Viral

"Today's event featured Christmas fo... music food and a chance to meet the Santa dog... They felt three ways for Christmas...parents and grandparents."

Annie Stensrud anchored the KEYC-TV newscast in Mankato Minnesota on Sunday night and her delivery has the Internet rumor mill working overtime.

Was this a case of on-air intoxication or did the news anchor experience a "burtation" like the one witnessed live on television last February?

"Today's event featured Christmas fo... music food and a chance to meet the Santa dog... They felt three ways for Christmas...parents and grandparents."

Watch the clip and decide for yourself:

KEYC's managment has released a statement about the incident. From their website:

"Sunday night's uncharacteristic newscast on KEYC Mankato can hardly be considered private. Nonetheless, in our judgment, the matter represents a personnel issue to be resolved internally."

Dennis M. Wahlstrom, Vice President and General Manager, KEYC

Despite Wahlstrom's request for privacy, the clip appears to be headed to viral status.

By the way, the clip does conjure up images of MSNBC host Al Sharpton's curious on-air incident form August. However, no one questioned his sobriety:

For those wanting to compare Ms. Stensrud's performance to the "Burtation" of Serene Branson, here is that moment (she was eventually found to have suffered from a sever migraine):

 

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This story has been updated with new video since the original was taken down.

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