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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.

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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.

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Rummage sale to help families left homeless by apartment fire

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Wellington Estates Apartments caught on fire on August 5th. 

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80 chicks die in barn fire near Rochester

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

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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. 

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

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

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Mayo announces new business arrangement with Medica, around 200 jobs to be impacted Video included

According to a news release, posted on Mayo's internal-web Thursday, Mayo Clinic announced a new business arrangement with Medica. 

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CAIR-MN calls for FBI investigation into death threat against Congressional candidate Regina Mustafa Video included

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The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today called on the FBI to investigate an online threat to shoot Regina Mustafa. 

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UPDATE: Authorities find people who reportedly ran away after rolling their vehicle Video included

According to authorities, a driver was heading south on County Road 1 near Gamehaven Scout Reservation when the driver rolled the vehicle.

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Rochester hit with 30 car break-ins in past 10 days Video included

Rochester has been home to 30 car break-ins in the past 10 days more than the entire month of June.

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UPDATE: Rochester Police say 1 in custody, 1 hurt after shooting Video included

It happened at about 5:30 p.m. on 12th Avenue Southeast, just south of 4th Street Southeast, said Lt. Josh Thompson.

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Rich Wright joins 1st Congressional District race Video included

Rich Wright is seeking the DFL endorsement for the seat that Congressman Tim Walz is vacating to run for governor.

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Woman's body found inside camper at Whippoorwill Kampground Video included

The body of a woman was found in a camper at Whippoorwill Kampground just before 5 p.m. Saturday. 

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Start-up companies may soon call Rochester home with help of Capital Fund Video included

So far 26 investors have joined this capital fund to help fund start-up companies in Southeast Minnesota. 

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Fire crews called for early morning car carrier trailer fire on I-90 Video included

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The fire happened just before 7:30 Tuesday morning on east-bound Interstate 90, near exit 205, just west of Stewartville.

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UPDATE: Names released in high-speed chase that ended in crash south of Dodge Center Video included

Authorities report a person was driving a stolen vehicle in Mower County, and the driver did not stop for law enforcement. 

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Rochester robbery victim calls police believing burglars returned second time Video included

The homeowner told police he had some surveillance cameras on his house.

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Rochester Public Library runs out of solar eclipse glasses, warns about fake glasses Video included

The Rochester Public library says it's all out of those glasses after handing out about 1,500 pairs for free.

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Tube line work to cause one travel lane along 2nd St. SW in Rochester

Fraser Construction is shifting the West Bound traffic to the south lane of 2nd Street Southwest for underground, pneumatic tube line work.

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Rochester Police on look out for suspects involved in morning burglary

According to RPD, the burglary took place on the 2100 block of Elton Hills Drive NW at 2 a.m. Monday. 

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Two Rochester teens robbed at gunpoint, police searching for suspects

According to the Rochester Police, a group of teens were robbed at gunpoint early Saturday morning in the Hy-Vee Barlow parking lot.

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Owatonna hosts "Pirate Festival" for the first time Video included

Pirates, mermaids, magicians and more took over Morehouse Park and Chalet in Owatonna.

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2 from Fillmore County killed in boat crash on Mississippi River Video included

According to the Vernon County Sheriff's Office in Wisconsin, crews pulled the body of 47-year-old Kevin Lee Hanson, of Mabel, from the water at 4:27 p.m. Sunday. 

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Fundraiser for Rochester woman with rare condition Video included

29-year-old Amanda Ankerson was hospitalized at Mayo Clinic-Saint Marys for seven weeks after she was diagnosed with Pyoderma Gangrenosum last spring. 

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Rochester City Jazz Festival 'creates a real sense of community' Video included

Jazz Fest organizer John Sievers, who plays trombone for The D'Sievers, hopes the event will continue for years to come.

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Drunk driver gets prison time for fatal Fillmore County wreck

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A woman who killed a Fillmore Central High School student in a drunk-driving crash has been sentenced to prison. On Thursday, a judge ordered 56-year-old Cindy Mueske, of Ashland, Ill., to serve four years behind bars after she pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide while operating under the influence, according to Fillmore County Attorney Brett Corson.  The Minnesota State Patrol said Mueske was driving her GMC pickup on Highway 52 near Chatfiel... More>>

Fundraiser planned for Rochester woman with rare condition Video included

29-year-old Amanda Ankerson was hospitalized at Mayo Clinic-Saint Marys for seven weeks after being diagnosed last spring with Pyoderma Gangrenosum. 

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Northbound lanes of Valleyhigh Drive closed after morning crash Video included

The crash, which involved a motorcycle and a Toyota RAV4, happened around 8 a.m. at Valleyhigh Drive and 31st Avenue Northwest.

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Crooked Pint out $5,000 after burglary Video included

It happened overnight between August 1st and August 2nd.

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Authorities respond to fire lightning strike in Zumbrota Video included

Zumbrota Fire confirmed that it was lightning that caused the blaze.

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Medford man's nearly 3 million pop tabs going to Ronald McDonald House

Nearly 3 million and counting! And about 2,000 pounds! A Medford man boasts quite the collection of pop tabs, and he's doing it for a good cause.

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Mayo Clinic keeps top spot in 2017 'Best Hospital' rankings Video included

Mayo Clinic was also named the top hospital in Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota, with number one rankings in several specialty categories.

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Goodhue County Fair begins in Zumbrota with lawnmower derby Video included

The event offered power wheels for the younger children and lawnmowers for the older children and adults.

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Rochester Police searching for suspect involved in Staybridge Suites robbery Video included

Police are searching for a man involved in a robbery early Monday morning at a Rochester hotel.

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

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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.

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

Austin police are investigating two residential break-ins.

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

Austin police are trying to find four women after they allegedly attacked a man early Thursday morning and stole his wallet. Officers were called to the 400 bock of 2nd Street Southeast around 1:20 a.m. A man said he had been with four women drinking in some downtown Austin bars. The women invited him to an after-bar party at the residence on 2nd Street Southeast. The man said he was intoxicated when one of the women put him in a headlock and another stole his w... More>>

Rummage sale to help families left homeless by apartment fire

A fundraiser will help families suddenly without a home in Wells, after an apartment fire earlier this month.

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80 chicks die in barn fire near Rochester

More than 80 chicks are dead after a barn fire outside of Rochester.

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Zumba takes over Kutzky Park Video included

Kutzky Park Neighborhood Association is welcoming everyone to stop by and get their heart rates up and bodies moving this weekend at Zumba in the Park.  "I'm terrible at it but I know that they really say anybody can do it and as long as your willing to put yourself out there and have fun, it's a great activity," said Kutzky Park Neighborhood Association President Jesse Welch.  Zumba is an aerobic activity featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin A...

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MnDOT - Rochester district among 5 companies recognized as Bicycle Friendly Businesses

Five new Minnesota companies, including one in Rochester, have been recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFBs) by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB).

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Supporters host candlelight vigil in Duluth to remember those who were killed and injured in Charlottesville Video included

The Duluth Chapter of the NAACP hosted a candlelight vigil for those who were killed and injured during the white supremacy rally.

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Traffic delays expected as cleanup begins after semi rollover on I-90 Video included

The crash happened around midnight Wednesday on eastbound I-90 at mile marker 268 near Nodine.

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Two Spring Valley women raise Monarch butterflies, release them once they're fully grown

They've been busy raising Monarch butterflies this summer, and they started doing this a year ago.

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Young adults learn safe hunting techniques at Firearms Safety Certification for Youth Video included

Kids interested in hunting can learn how to stay safe with Firearms Safety Certification for Youth.  Kids 11 and older can attend a course and receive their certificate. The Firearm Safety Certification becomes valid at the age of 12. Although the course is online, there is hands-on field work required.  Coyote Creek Gun & Archery is one facility that provides the field course for the Firearms Safety Certification for Youth.  "Between the ages of 12 and...

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Two Rochester teens robbed at gunpoint, police searching for suspects

According to the Rochester Police, a group of teens were robbed at gunpoint early Saturday morning in the Hy-Vee Barlow parking lot.

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Rochester Police on look out for suspects involved in morning burglary

Rochester Police are searching for multiple suspects, they said, who were involved in an early morning burglary.

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Man found unconscious outside bar, 2 later arrested for assault and robbery

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According to the Rochester Police, a 27-year-old man was found face down outside Dooley's bar around 3 Monday morning.

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The First BubbleBall champions will be crowned this weekend at the 1st Annual Bubble Soccer Tournament Video included

Prepare to have your bubble burst! BubbleBall is making soccer even more challenging.  This Saturday people from across southeastern Minnesota will be participating in the first ever 5 versus 5 Bubble Soccer Tournament.  "The amount of laughter," said BubbleBall co-owner, Tori Utley. "I've never been to one of our events and not heard people just constantly laughing. People just love it and it's one of those things where when you're around people and they're... More>>

Collider Coworking celebrates one year in business Video included

Collider's manager says that over the last year he's seen people connect and brainstorm in ways that they couldn't do while working alone.

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Rochester man's life saved by Narcan after overdosing on drugs Video included

First responders rushed to the skyway in the 300 block of 1st Avenue South just before noon Tuesday, with reports of a "man down."

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Rochester Police arrest man accused of selling drugs at Soldiers Field Park Video included

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Police arrest a man accused of selling drugs in a Rochester park with small children playing nearby.

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Rochester man's life saved by Narcan after he overdosed on drugs

The Rochester Fire Department saved a life in a Downtown Rochester Skyway.

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Gov. Mark Dayton named chair of the National Governors Association Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will chair the NGA’s Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee.

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Early morning pursuit near Mason City, Iowa reaches speeds of 125 miles-per-hour Video included

An early morning pursuit north of Mason City reaches speeds of 125 miles-per-hour.

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Austin Utilities demonstrates SolarChoice program Video included

A new program in Austin will allow people to use solar energy without having to install panels on their own roof.

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Amanda's Zoo Crew: River Otter Video included

In this edition of Amanda's Zoo Crew we learn about the river otter.  The river otter is one of the most playful and social animals in the state of Minnesota.  "You can see that they like to swim, they like to look at things, they're very curious about nature," said Oxbow Park naturalist, Clarissa Schrooten. "But if they see humans, they may follow you along but they're going to dive underwater where they find safety because they are more of an aquatic anima... More>>

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