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Fountain's Nightmare on First Street scares for a cause Video included

The haunted maze is collecting $5 donations for Good Earth Village summer camps.

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Rochester dental clinic opening is making dental hygiene more affordable

The new clinic will create up to 35 new full-time jobs, and provide dental services to about 10,000 people each year.

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Stewartville man arrested after pounding on estranged wife's door with a machete, deputies say

A Stewartville man is behind bars after deputies said he was banging on his estranged wife's door with a machete

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Monster Bash is back Video included

Minnesota Haunted Houses dot com listed "Monster Bash" as the best haunted house in Greater Minnesota. Proceeds from the haunted house go to support the art, music, and theatre department house of the Fillmore Central School District.

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MEA weekend in Minnesota gives students a four-day break from the classroom Video included

The third week in October can only mean one thing in Minnesota: MEA weekend. The four-day conference is on the third Thursday and Friday in October in St. Paul, where educators can brush up on their skills. 

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Families celebrate fall at History Center of Olmsted County Video included

The History Center of Olmsted County hosted its annual Harvest Moon Fall Festival.

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Rochester man in court, facing charges of sexual abuse of a minor Video included

A Rochester man is expected in court Thursday as he faces charges related to years of sexual abuse of a minor.

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UPDATE: Names released in fatal crash near Chatfield Video included

It happened around 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 2 and County Road 38.

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New Mayo Clinic event celebrates women's health Video included

The Mayo Clinic Women's Health Research Center and Office of Women's Health hosted its first ever Celebration of Women's Health Research. 

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Olmsted County Board approves new solid waste penalties Video included

The Olmsted County Board approved a new solid waste management ordinance Tuesday. 

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Man in critical but stable condition after being hit by van involved in a different accident

Rochester Police say 57-year-old Bradley Pater was southbound on Broadway when 45-year-old Raho Omer cut in front of him after failing to yield on a green light.

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UPDATE: Man in hospital after hit by vehicle in downtown Rochester Video included

Police say around 9 a.m. the driver of pickup truck was headed south on South Broadway Avenue, and the driver of a mini van was heading north.

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New prosthetic arm at Limb Lab offers new possibilities Video included

On Monday, the makers of that new arm spent time with prosthetists at Limb Lab to teach them how it works. 

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Fall Fest celebrates the season in downtown Rochester Video included

The Rochester Downtown Alliance hosted its second annual Fall Fest at Peace Plaza.

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Diesel-tainted gasoline delivered to Rochester, surrounding areas Video included

According to Magellan Midstream Partners, there was an operations malfunction at its fuel distribution terminal near Eyota on Friday, causing a "small percentage of diesel fuel" to be inadvertently added into gasoline. 

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Crab Crack raises close to $60,000 for Madonna Living Communities Video included

Hawaiian themed crab crack brings in $60,000 for senior living community

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Regina Mustafa suspends campaign for 1st Congressional District

In a press release released Friday morning, Mustafa announced she was suspending her campaign for the 1st Congressional District of Minnesota for the 2018 elections. 

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Good Gifts Gala raises more than $60,000 Video included

Good Earth Village held its fourth annual Good Gifts Gala Thursday at the Rochester Country Club. The event brought together supporters and guests of Good Earth from southern Minnesota and northern Iowa to raise money for its outdoor ministry camp. The event featured live and silent auctions for quilts, a hot air balloon ride for two and a five course Scandinavian dinner among others. "We wanted to see if we could take our quilt auction and turn it into something that migh... More>>

UPDATE: Army Corps leaders visit Wabasha as battle for dredging project continues Video included

It's the Army Corps of Engineers versus concerned residents Thursday afternoon in Wabasha.

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Police: Level 3 sex offender moving to Rochester Video included

Rochester residents are being alerted about a level three sex offender who will be moving into the area.

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Austin Fire Department hosts open house Video included

Open house gives kids opportunity to interact with firefighters and their equipment.

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Mayo Civic Center chooses beverage vendor Video included

The Civic Center Commission chose its soft drink contract for the next five years. 

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Children learn outdoor skills at Bear Creek Celebration Video included

Riverside Elementary School hosted a "Bear Creek Celebration" to give students a chance to learn more about the outdoors--especially about Bear Creek, which is next to the school.

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Kindergarten kids sing a song for their distinguished principal Video included

An Austin school principal is on her way to our nation's capital to accept a big honor.  Woodson Kindergarten Principal Jessica Cabeen won the 2017 Minnesota National Distinguished Principal Award and a school-wide assembly was held Tuesday afternoon to send her off.  During the assembly, students sang a song to help send her off.

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Emergency crews called after car crashes into Rochester sky-way Video included

Emergency crews were called after a driver crashed into a downtown sky-way while driving in a parking ramp.

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Rochester Public Library hosts 'Green Card Voices' exhibit Video included

The exhibit is made up of 30 banners which tell the story of immigrants from across the world that have made Minnesota their home. The displays can be found throughout the library until October 22nd.

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NFL grant funds new trees in Rochester park Video included

A Super Bowl Urban Forestry Grant is funding the project, along with several other similar projects across the state. 

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UPDATE: Building considered total loss after early morning fire in Fillmore County Video included

Firefighters were called to the bar-restaurant Johnny Ringo's on South Broadway in Spring Valley around 3 a.m. Monday after reports of smoke and fire.

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Goodhue man dies of a "broken heart" eight days after the passing of his wife of 60 years Video included

Arvin Hadler dies of a "broken heart" just eight days after his wife of nearly 60 years.

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Rochester city council members discuss new Civic Center arena Video included

The city council is considering forming a task force to look into the specific details of a new arena. 
 

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Kasson church collects supplies for Operation Christmas Child Video included

The project is called Operation Christmas Child, and on Sunday afternoon, church members held a parade through town to get the community involved.

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Cemetery tour focuses on area WWI veterans Video included

The Dodge County Historical Society and the Dodge Center Public Library hosted a WWI Cemetery Tour and Remembrance Sunday at Riverside Cemetery. 

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Minnesota drivers rank number 7 on the top 10 list for of hitting a large animal this year, State Farm study shows Video included

Minnesota drivers are all too familiar with deer crossing signs and the danger of these animals crossing roads and highways.  

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Rochester police find drugs near 9-year-old, mother arrested

Rochester police said the search warrant, carried out by Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU) on Thursday around 9:40 a.m., was executed at 112 8th Avenue Southeast.

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Police: Two arrested in Rochester after search warrant finds drugs under bed

According to the Rochester police, Trevor Daniel Schweitzer, 38, of Rochester and Amy Lynn Hess, 43, of Rochester were arrested after police found 32.8 grams of Meth under their bed.

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Deputies search for suspects involved in a hit-and-run near Rochester

According to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, the hit-and-run happened Thursday afternoon around 3:15 near the intersection of 20th Street Southeast and 40th Avenue Southeast.

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Minnesota adds 6,400 jobs in September

Good employment news for Minnesota during September, as Minnesota employers added 6,400 jobs.

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Flyway Film Festival celebrates tenth year

A film festival, known for its creative spirit and eclectic variety, celebrates its tenth year.

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Wanamingo man sentenced to federal prison for drug charges

Paul Greseth, 32, of Wanamingo, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years.

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Minnesota DNR reminds hunters of Chronic Wasting Disease testing

C-W-D testing is required in deer permit areas 346, 348, 349 and 603, which are in the Filmore, Houston, Olmsted and Winona counties.

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Rochester group asking Mayo Clinic to push for affordable housing Video included

CURE, an affiliate of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, hopes to convince Dr. Noseworthy to use Mayo Clinic's influence to push for affordable housing.

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CURE Asking Mayo Clinic for help to fight affordable housing crisis Video included

"CURE" is attempting to put a letter on the desk of Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy to fight the affordable housing crisis in the city.

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Level 3 predatory offender moves to Rochester

According to the Rochester police, Kevin Tyrone Williams, 42, moved to the 1900 block of 8 1/2 Street Southeast on Oct. 10.

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Volunteers sew pillowcases to bring smiles to Winona Health hospital patients Video included

Armed with sewing machines, pins, and irons, volunteers at Winona Health are giving patients in the hospital a reason to smile.  Volunteers from the community can spend a few hours, or even the whole day to sew pillowcases for hospital patients.

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Campaign in Philando Castile's honor pays off school lunch debts

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The campaign to pay off the lunch debts was raised in Castile's honor. Enough money was raised to clear all St. Paul school's lunch debts for at least a year.

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Rochester police searching for suspect involved in attempted sexual assault near RCTC

A young woman is traumatized after a stranger tried to sexually assault her on her walk home from an event at RCTC.

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More than 150 pieces of mail found in car involved in Byron stolen mail incident

Evan Prendez, 21, was arrested in the incident last week and is facing charges of felony mail theft and aiding an offender in mail theft.

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Old Highway 58 bridge to be demolished this weekend, slowdowns expected

During the demolition and clean up, traffic on highway 52 will be rerouted up and down the interchange ramps and through the roundabouts at each side. 

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Regina Mustafa suspends campaign for 1st Congressional District

A little more than two months after announcing her campaign for Congress, Regina Mustafa has suspended her campaign.

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Firefighters called after a Rochester man's collector car goes up in flames.

According to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, the call came in of a structure fire around 2:45 p.m. Thursday at 5332 Logan St. Southeast, Rochester.

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Rochester woman arrested after authorities find nearly 300 grams of meth under bed

A Rochester woman is behind bars after a search warrant finds hundreds of grams of meth in a house.

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Rochester police searching for suspects involved in a pawn shop smash-and-grab

Police said the burglary happened Thursday morning at National Pawn located at 426 3rd Ave. Southeast in Rochester.

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Rochester fire stations open up for national fire prevention week Video included

 As part national fire prevention week, all fire stations in Rochester are having open houses to educate people on ways to be prepared.

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Future of Rochester American Legion building up for discussion

Plans to demolish the current Rochester American Legion to build a multi-story hotel will likely move forward at the city's Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting on Wednesday.

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Report: Vehicle "infotainment" systems cause dangerous distractions Video included

According to new research released Thursday from AAA, infotainment systems take drivers' attention off the road for dangerous periods of time. 

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