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"Chocolate Twist" ice cream shop meets fundraising goal, moves forward with plans Video included

Profits from the store will go right back to the Boys and Girls Club's programming. 

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Festival of Trees Opening Night Gala supports Hiawatha Homes Video included

The event is all to support The Hiawatha Homes Foundation which helps individuals with disabilities at home and in the community.

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Minnesota lawmaker calls for free school lunches statewide

Rep. Paul Thissen calls policy that allows for food to be dumped off a student's tray for a negative lunch balance "un-Minnesotan."

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Bowling takes a Thanksgiving twist in Lanesboro Video included

Lanesboro High School seniors put on turkey bowling to help raise money for their trip to Washington D.C.

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MNsure sign ups pass 100,000

Of the people who signed up, about half are getting health care tax credits for next year.

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Hormel employees get thanked with profit sharing Video included

It's a Thanksgiving Eve tradition that dates back to Jay C. Hormel in 1938. 

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18th Avenue NW in Rochester reopens for the winter months Video included

Construction will resume in April and last through October.

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Emergency crews called to Rochester Airport after fire breaks out nearby Video included

According to the Rochester Fire Department, crews were called Tuesday morning, after some insulation caught on fire from a nearby construction project.

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Rochester police investigation leads to victim being saved from human trafficking Video included

A Rochester police undercover investigation leads to the discovery of a woman victim to human trafficking.

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Second sexual assault accuser comes forward against former Rochester school employee

Two females say 29-year-old Nicholas Keller touched them inappropriately while attending an after-school program at Sunset Terrace Elementary. Keller is expected in court at the end of November and he could face up to 25 years in prison.

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Police arrest wanted Rochester man after drug deal near Burger King Video included

Rochester police find a wanted man for drug related activity after receiving a tip about a possible drug deal in Northwest Rochester.

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IHOP launches online ordering service

Over 1700 locations throughout the U.S. will start taking orders through IHOP-dot-com. The company also plans on releasing an app by the end of the year.

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Literacy award given to dog and owner who help children read Video included

 For six years Jane Ward and her Golden Retriever, Tori, have traveled to schools across Minnesota in order to give children the confidence to read in front of an audience.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil in Rochester

Organizers held a candle light vigil at Peace Plaza in honor of "trans-phobia" victims.

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Picture Perfect: High school students take senior portraits to the next level Video included

Nowadays, for high schoolers, getting their senior portraits has become almost a rite of passage, with many parents spending hundreds--even thousands of dollars--for that perfect shot. 

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Rochester Muslim community honors the tradition of Thanksgiving with food drive Video included

The mosque hosted the food drive to bring together members of the community to support those in need.

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One person hospitalized after crash in Northwest Rochester

One man is hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash on 65th Street Northwest in Rochester Monday evening. At about 6:30, a Dodge Charger heading east on 65th Street was attempting to turn north at 34th Avenue Northwest. At the same time, a pickup was heading west, while another car was waiting to turn right onto 65th. One person in the Charger was taken to Mayo Clinic- St. Marys with what appeared to be minor injuries. More>>

Final Festival of Trees preparations underway Video included

Rochester Fire Station number two delivered their tree to the festival on Monday with fire truck support.

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Spring Valley dance instructor nominated for 2017 National Dance Instructor of the Year Video included

Laura Perez was nominated in October for the Greatmats 2017 National Dance Instructor of the Year. As a mother of four, going to school to finish her master's degree, and working full time, Perez still gives her all to her dance students

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Member of Daughters of the American Revolution and her dog receive a major thank you Video included

A 'Daughters of the American Revolution' member and her dog are receiving recognition, after years of helping kids across the state with their reading skills. For six years, Jane Ward and her Golden Retriever, Tori, have traveled to schools across Minnesota in order to give children the confidence to read in front of an audience. On Monday afternoon, Jane and Tori were at the Rochester Public Library. Ward says for many children, it can be difficult to read in front of classmates, ... More>>

Son arrested after RPD said he assaulted parents with lamp and kitchen knife Video included

An elderly Rochester couple sent to the hospital Sunday morning after allegedly getting assaulted by their adult son.

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Trader Joe's recalls packaged salads

The salads under the recall are the white meat chicken salad, curried white chicken deli salad and turkey cranberry apple salad. The products were sold in several states and more information on the recall is available on the company website. 

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Operation Cold Kidz hands out free coats, mittens, and hats Video included

Operation Cold Kidz has been doing this for the last six years, but this is the first time Pasquale's has joined in the effort.

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Owners of iconic Albert Lea business announce retirement Video included

Steve's parents, Milford and Helen Nelson, opened the business in 1956, and Steve himself has worked there since he was 16 before taking over in 1970.

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Apartment fire kills one pet, displaces two people Video included

It happened at about 4:20 p.m. at the Gates of Rochester apartments on 41st Street NW.

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Southeastern Minnesota entrepreneurs honored at 4th annual RAVE Video included

Recognizing Awarding Valuing Entrepreneurs highlights the work of area entrepreneurs and their achievements.

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Tips on making a healthy and "perfect" turkey dinner Video included

Looking for that perfect Turkey dinner this thanksgiving? Here's a few tips on how to do that and make it a little healthier at the same time.

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Police: String of burglaries in NE Rochester lands one man behind bars

According to the Rochester police, the incident began around 1:15 p.m. Thursday, after a call from a 14-year-old alleged victim of a break-in on the 1600 block of 7th 1/2 Avenue Northeast.

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Rochester police ask for public's help in locating suspect in a domestic assault case

Rochester police are turning to the public to find a man that is accused of domestic assault.

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Embryo adoption gives Lakeville couple "three little miracles" Video included

Thousands of couples are unable to conceive on their own making embryo adoption a process growing in popularity. For one Lakeville couple, the fascinating process has had an unbelievable impact on their lives, turning their hope for a child into three little miracles.  
 

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Police: Officers called to John Adams Middle School after an 11-year-old punched the assistant principal Video included

Officers are called after a Rochester assistant principal was knocked out cold by a disruptive student.

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Six hospitalized from crash north of Elgin Video included

Six people were hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries.

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Rochester Public Schools will begin offering mobile app development courses Video included

The course will allow students to earn college credit and RPS credit.

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More than 1700 students participate in the 10th annual STEAM Summit Video included

It is a career fair organized by the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, and gives students an interactive experience, where they can see, feel and take part in the exhibitions.

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Deer hunt week two numbers show increase over 2016 season Video included

Preliminary numbers show a 10% increase of registered kills over 2016.

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High school students pushing for more gender-neutral language in city charter Video included

A group of Rochester high school students led an effort earlier this year to make the city's charter gender-neutral. Now, they want to make sure it stays that way forever. 

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Austin High School English teacher honored Tuesday morning Video included

Arik Anderson is this school year's Teacher of the Year.

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FBI contacts Rochester authorities about Snapchat threat, no real threat found Video included

Authorities are investigating a situation that led Olmsted County deputies to question a middle schooler Monday morning.

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