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Heavy snowfall coming to parts of FOX 47 viewing area

We're dealing with a slushy, sloppy mess to start the week today as a large storm system makes its way across the region, producing rain and snow for our area.

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1 arrested after he broke into home and tried assaulting a man, police say Video included

Mug shot taken in 2002 Mug shot taken in 2002

According to Rochester police, they received a report from residents at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday of a man acting strangely on the 10th Block of 8th Street Northeast.

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UPDATE: Law Enforcement gives details on Friday's armed robbery in Marion

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office credits its take-home car program with helping the search.
 

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Grand Meadow students continue learning on their snow day Video included

Teachers in the Grand Meadow school district didn't let a snow day didn't put a halt on their teaching by giving out work on Friday or giving online assignments for students.

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Rochester residents digging out after Monday's snow Video included

Several residents we spoke with said the wet and heavy snow made the task of removing it a bit more difficult.

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Woman jailed after Rochester road rage incident Video included

One woman got out of her car, the other punched her, ripped out her earring, and broke her finger.

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Mayo Clinic unveils new, stronger MRI machine Video included

Mayo Clinic is unveiling its new "7-Tesla" MRI scanner this week. 

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Part of Interstate 35 closed down due to several accidents

According to MnDOT, Interstate 35 southbound through Owatonna is closed due to several crashes that have stopped traffic.

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Police: Impaired driver rams squad car, sends officer to hospital Video included

An officer is taken to the hospital and a man is arrested for drunk driving after police say the driver hit the officer's car.

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Manhunt underway for Minnesota man wanted in several counties Video included

Authorities are on a manhunt for a man who is wanted in several Minnesota counties.

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UPDATE: Name released of suspect involved in the armed robbery in Marion Video included

The man was arrested on the 4300 block of Countrywood Drive SE an hour after the robbery.

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Rochester native and US hockey GM dies unexpectedly

Jim Johannson passed away unexpectedly at his home in Colorado Springs, CO, he was 53.

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RT Autism Awareness Foundation hosts 8th annual gala

The 8th annual RT Autism Awareness Foundation's "Until All the Pieces Fit" Gala attracted more than 400 guests. 

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More than 150 kids turn out for Polar Cubs Camp in Rochester

More than 150 cub scouts took part in outdoor winter activities like ice fishing, horse and sleigh rides, and tug of  war.

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Fundraiser held for 8-year-old in need of bone marrow transplant Video included

An all-you-can-eat waffle fundraiser and a silent auction were held at Christ Lutheran Church to help the Chesney family.

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Skier dies after hitting tree at Coffee Mill Ski Area Video included

Coffee Mill Ski Area (File photo courtesy CMSA) Coffee Mill Ski Area (File photo courtesy CMSA)

The accident happened about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. 

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Rochester athletic director once pronounced dead, returns to work Video included

Rochester Century Athletic Director Mark Kuisle is back at work after undergoing two open heart surgeries, which almost cost him his life.

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Fire destroys Winona home

The two people who lived there got out safely.

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Police considering stolen vehicle charges after crash

The crash happened just after 2:30 a.m. in the 4000 block of South Shore Drive outside of Clear Lake, Iowa.

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MnDot prepares for expected snow storm Sunday

MnDot crews are ready to clear more than 3,700 lane-miles of highway across southeastern Minnesota.

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Waffle feed fundraiser benefits 8-year-old in need of transplant

Make your breakfast count tomorrow morning, and help out an 8-year-old looking for a bone marrow transplant.

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Rochester man cited after witnesses say he was performing indecent acts by a mailbox

A Rochester man is cited after witnesses tell police he was performing indecent acts by a mailbox.

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Gov. Dayton and Pennsylvania governor make wager on upcoming NFC Championship game

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today announced a friendly wager over this weekend’s NFC Championship Game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Rochester man cited after witnesses say he was performing indecent acts by a mailbox

A Rochester man is cited after witnesses tell police he was performing indecent acts by a mailbox.

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Rochester Art Center introduces new exhibit based on Upper Midwest architecture Video included

Artist Eamon O'Kane shed some light on his career tonight at the Rochester Art Center, talking about his inspiration while presenting his life's work.

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First Congressional District candidate plans to skip DFL endorsement process Video included

He says he's doing it because the precinct caucus doesn't represent everyone's voice, whereas everyone can vote in the primaries.

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2018 Rochesterfest theme announced Video included

It's a nod to this year's Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

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1 person dead near Nashua officer-involved shooting along Highway 218 Video included

Around 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, the Floyd County Sheriff's Office got a call of a person with a gun pointed at his head at Love's Truck Stop in Floyd.

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Deputies arrest man after he violates DANCO Video included

Sheriff's deputies responded to a homeless man violating a domestic abuse no contact order Wednesday in Oronoco.

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Traffic stop in Rochester leads to drug arrest Video included

According to the Rochester Police Department, a car driven by 29-year-old Cory Christopher Meredith, from Stewartville, ran a red light at the 200 block of 2nd Street Southwest around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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YouTube pulling videos displaying 'Tide Pod challenge' Video included

The new trend involves teenagers eating poisonous Tide laundry gel pods. In 2017, poison control centers responded to over 10,000 exposures of the harmful material by kids five and younger.   

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Sen. Klobuchar and Louisiana Sen. Kennedy make good on Vikings-Saints game bet

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and John Kennedy (R-LA) exchanged winnings Wednesday from their friendly “Cake and Ice Cream” bet on Sunday's National Football League playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints.

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High School Mock Trial competition underway

In Wednesday's showdown, student prosecutors from Century High took on a defense team from Cotter High.
 

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Rochester City Council commits $250,000 to affordable housing efforts Video included

That commitment lands them a seat on the Rochester Area Foundation's new Coalition for Rochester Area Housing's Leadership Council.

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Fountain home severely damaged by fire Video included

The fire broke out shortly before 2 o'clock at 340 Highway 52.

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Hog farm fight going to MN Supreme Court Video included

Concerned residents are contesting an appeals court ruling that allows construction of a proposed hog farm to go through.

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UPDATE: Suspect in deadly Rochester shooting charged with Second Degree Murder Video included

After staying in the Olmsted County Jail for more than three days, the suspect at the center of a homicide investigation now faces charges.

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