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Driver crashes car and flees, leading to police chase

The crash occurred along 14th St. NE at Silver Lake Park and the driver fled on foot, leading to police pursuit.

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Rochester neighborhood adds street sign toppers to celebrate rich history Video included

The street signs reflect the image of the St. Mary's water tower and celebrate the history and diversity of the neighborhood.

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Oronoco residents show up in full force to protest proposed land rezoning Video included

The proposed rezoning of a plot of land from Residential to Industrial would allow for a 300,000 square foot cold storage facility in Oronoco.

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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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Rochester man raises funds for Stewartville school lunches Video included

Christopher Schultz organized a fundraiser Sunday at the Rochester Eagles Club. 

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Sleigh rides bring in donations for Rochester organization Video included

Forager Brewery brought in horses to give sleigh rides to collect donations for Little Food Pantry.

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John Marshall and Century high school teachers square off to raise money for charity Video included

Staff from John Marshall and Century high schools squared off to bring in money for chosen organizations.

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Oronoco residents upset after their "GarbageMan" cans were not collected

Following Waste Management's acquisition of GarbageMan on December 1, some Oronoco residents didn't have their trash picked up this week.

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SEIU Albert Lea strike plan revealed

The workers will begin forming a picket line on the public sidewalk outside of the Albert Lea Hospital at 6 a.m.

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Fire severely damages home near Winona

The chimney caught fire at the Peter Berlow home on Pine Crest Road.

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Convicted Minnesota killer files for appeal

Nearly three months after receiving a major sentencing for a murder at a Minnesota state park, David Easter is seeking an appeal.

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Part-time St. Charles police officer among three arrested during prostitution sting

From left to right: Rolando Hermoso, Jeremy Newton, and Gary Stittgen From left to right: Rolando Hermoso, Jeremy Newton, and Gary Stittgen

According to the Rochester Police Department, all three were charged with hiring a prostitute in public after being booked and released.

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Olmsted County Sheriff's Office assists U.S. Marshal in arresting wanted New Mexico human trafficker

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office said it assisted U.S. Marshals in arresting a man wanted for human trafficking in New Mexico.

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Rosa Parks High School students host exhibition day Video included

The project-based school lets students choose what and how they want to learn while completing Minnesota standards. The exhibition gave two students the chance to show off their hydrogen generator project which produces reusable energy.

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One person taken to hospital after crash in Mower County

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the accident happened around 8:45 a.m. Friday, on Interstate 90 at milepost 188 near Austin.

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Friday marks final day of open enrollment Video included

Open enrollment began on November 1st and it lasted only half as long as last year. As it stands now, Florida is leading the nation with more than one-million people signing up for health insurance in the federal marketplace.

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Fire crews battle attic fire for more than two hours in Albert Lea

According to the Albert Lea Fire Department, they received a report of an attic fire around 3:50 p.m. Thursday, in a home at 1405 Oakwood Drive.

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Albert Lea SEIU healthcare members prepare for a strike Video included

The planned strike brought together members of the union to make signs for their protest.

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FOX 47 rings bells for Salvation Army Red Kettle drive Video included

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Our station adopted a red kettle today at the Hy-Vee West, taking turns ringing the bells and raising money for the Salvation Army. 

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Andre Reed speaks at Boys and Girls Club Heroes Breakfast Video included

It was a gathering of several donors, coming out in support of the club's mission and the next generation. 

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Community celebrates Chanukah in downtown Rochester Video included

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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