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THE JEFFERSON AWARDS: Our December winner helps area veterans Video included

Ron Laughlin is retired, but he spends several days a week driving veterans from Fillmore County to their medical appointments at the VA in Minneapolis. 

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Community celebrates Chanukah in downtown Rochester

Chabad Lubavtich of Rochester, a Jewish educational organization, hosted the third annual Hanukkah Extravaganza at Peace Plaza. 

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RPS task force focuses on racial issues Video included

The task force is comprised of around 30 community members who say they've been putting in long hours to try and tackle the issue of discipline disparity for students of color. 

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Rochester police searching for robbery suspect

According to RPD, the robbery happened around 5:30 a.m. Thursday on the 1200 block of 4th Avenue Southeast.

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Rural Mower County crash sends five to hospital

The victims are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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RPS looking for dedicated people who enjoy working with kids

Representatives for RPS say Because of the size of the school district, the need for staff is always there.

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Rochester Police investigate Molotov cocktail arson Video included

Police say an anonymous caller reported seeing two people run away from the scene of the crime.

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Three given Stork Award from the Rochester Fire Department Video included

Many firefighters were recognized for their quick thinking and bravery in the face of danger but three of them got one award that few also see. On Tuesday night they gathered at Fire Station 2 for the Awards and Recognition celebration.

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Fire crews quickly put out Spring Valley blaze Video included

The fire was put out quickly and they believe it started in an electrical box in the garage. No one was in the home at the time and the lone occupant had left around 2:30 a.m. due to a power outage. 

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Star Wars fans celebrate upcoming film at the Rochester Public Library Video included

The Rochester Public Library hosted a Star Wars party to get people excited for the upcoming star wars film, "The Last Jedi."

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Former educator pleads guilty in child porn case Video included

John Degner pleaded guilty to two counts of child pornography possession.

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UPDATE: Non-credible bomb threat causes police presence at the Rochester Alternative Learning Center, says school administrators Video included

A police presence was at The Rochester Alternative Learning Center just before noon Tuesday. The school is located at 37-Woodlake Drive in South Rochester.

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