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Rochester residents test their luck in Powerball drawing

The Holiday gas station at the corner of 55th Street NW and Bandel Road NW was busy Wednesday afternoon selling tickets. 


Driver escapes through sun roof after afternoon crash in Rochester

No one is seriously hurt after a mid-afternoon crash in Northwest Rochester.


Emerald Ash Borer discovered in Martin County, county placed in an emergency quarantine

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture placed Martin County under an emergency quarantine, after finding emerald ash borer northeast of Welcome.


Kasson-Mantorville School District joins Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce

The Kasson-Mantorville School District welcomed the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday to the district's newly renovated high school for a ribbon cutting and tour.


Thieves targeting Stewartville Community Garden Video included

Several plot owners have said their produce is been being stolen.


Minnesota Timberwolves refurbishing Rochester’s East Park courts Video included

One Rochester basketball court is set to get a makeover, thanks to the Minnesota Timberwolves.


2 area fire departments and 1 sheriff's office receive financial boost with several grants Video included

Two area cities and one local county are getting a financial boost for their emergency services after several grants were announced Tuesday morning.


Cereal boxes, colanders, and welding masks: Rochester residents catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse

Hundreds took in Thursday's solar eclipse outside the Rochester Art Center. 


Spike strips deployed during high speed chase in Rochester

According to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, a deputy was heading south on the 4800 block of South Broadway when he saw a vehicle weaving in the right lane.


Man faces several charges after nurses tell police he was hiding meth in his buttocks

Michael Common Michael Common

According to Rochester Police, a patrol officer was on the 100 block of 8th Ave. SE, when he recognized a driver, who they had previously arrested for driving without a license.


Minnesota Attorney General to visit Southeast Minnesota for Mayo Clinic Health System discussion

Attorney General Lori Swanson Attorney General Lori Swanson

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is meeting with Albert Lea and Freeborn County officials Monday after they requested her office get involved in the proposed transfer of services between Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin.


Mayo Clinic Health System announces multi-million dollar investment in Albert Lea

Mayo Clinic Health System announces a multi-million dollar series of investment to it Albert Lea campus.


Homeless man arrested, police say he assaulted victim while claiming to be Jesus

Eugene McLain Eugene McLain

According to the Rochester Police, the assault happened around 4:50 p.m. on Saturday, near the 1700 block of 20th St. SE.


Rushford-Peterson district celebrates grand opening of new school Video included

The public got to tour Rushford-Peterson Schools' new 170,000 square-foot facility, which will be home to early education through 12th-grade students.


Benefit concert honors two former theatre directors Video included

It was a show of support for Greg Miller and Denise Ruemping.


SEIU calls on Dr. Noseworthy and Mayo to clarify 'advisory' role to Pres. Trump

Dr. Noseworthy Dr. Noseworthy

The head of a major Minnesota healthcare union is calling on Mayo Clinic and its CEO, Dr. John Noseworthy to make clear and public all ties to President Trump.


Rushford business owner reflects on deadly 2007 Minnesota flood Video included

The August 2007 flood is one of the worst natural disasters to hit southeastern Minnesota in recent history.


Local heroes honored at annual event Video included

Universal Marine & RV kicked off a three-day event Thursday to thank first responders, law enforcement professionals, military members, and veterans.


Rummage sale to help families left homeless by apartment fire

Wellington Estate Apartments fire on Aug. 5 Wellington Estate Apartments fire on Aug. 5

Wellington Estates Apartments caught on fire on August 5th. 


80 chicks die in barn fire near Rochester

They say the fire was caused by a heat lamp that overheated.


Police searching for 4 women possibly involved in assault of Austin man

A man said he had been with four women drinking in some downtown Austin bars. 


Austin Police investigating after two home break-ins in 24 hours

Items ranging from an iPad to a coin purse were taken.


The National Farmers Union begin initiative aimed at supporting homegrown renewable energy sources

The transition to a homegrown, renewable energy future for America is underway.


Everyone can be Greek for a day at Greek Fest Video included

For more than 50 years celebrating Greek culture has been taking center stage for one weekend each year, and this year is no different.  Greek Fest will be back on West Center Street this weekend.  "It's a huge party, that's what makes it fun," said one of Greek Fest's executive chairmen, Ari Kolas. "It's been going on for almost 60 years. It's a great picnic with Greek food, Greek dancing, Greek culture, and tours of the church. A little bit of everything t...


1 man arrested after Austin police say he was involved in a hit-and-run

Daniel Wear Daniel Wear

According to the Austin Police, the accident happened around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 11th Ave. NW and 5th St. NW.


1 person taken to the hospital after accident near I-90 exit

One person was taken to the hospital after a crash near an I-90 exit ramp.


New group looks to bring low and moderate income people together to talk affordable housing

A relatively new group to the Rochester scene meets tonight, hoping to bring low and moderate income people together to address concerns regarding affordable housing.


Iowa State Fair sets new attendance record

The 11 day event set an attendance record, with more than 1.13 million people visiting the event in Des Moines.


Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Smith release joint statement about Mayo Clinic's decision in Albert Lea

Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith release a joint statement on Mayo Clinic's decision to reduce services at their Albert Lea hospital.


Man sent to hospital after fuel can catches on fire

The fire took place around 7 p.m., Friday, on the 7400 block of County Road 20 SE near Stewartville.


Congressman Tim Walz to host annual "Conservation Potluck"

This is the fifth year the representative has hosted the gathering in Southern Minnesota, aimed at bringing conservation enthusiasts and advocates together to find ways to preserve the area's natural beauty.


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