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Food truck owner organizes fundraiser for organization that helped his sick grandmother

One Rochester business owner is giving back to an organization close to his heart. Jacob Thomas is the owner of the food truck "Kooky Concessions." Sunday he organized the first-ever "Kooky Concessions Fundraiser for Seasons Hospice" in honor of his grandmother.  


Middle school students kick butt in Downtown Rochester Video included

A group of John Adams Middle School Students spent Thursday kicking butt in downtown Rochester.  But don't worry, they won't be sent to the principal's office. In fact, the principal would probably give them a high five! The group called the Butt Kickers are students that were nominated by their teachers. 


Winona County group home owner upset after he says he was told a veteran staying there for free has to leave Video included

NEAR MINNESOTA CITY, Minn. (FOX 47) -- A Winona County veteran may soon be homeless. Right now he is staying for free near Minnesota City at Second Chance which is a group home for men  after they get out of prison. Allen Rothering is the Team Leader and he says Winona County told him Wednesday that the veteran staying for free can't stay there any longer because he doesn't meet the state requirements. Second Chance is funded by the state through Group Residential Housing (GRH) w... More>>

LIVING BELOW THE LINE: How three Rochester adults are feeding themselves on $1.50 a day Video included

Three Rochester adults are spending $1.50 on food this week to try to get an understanding of what it's like to live in poverty. Zoey Jantsan and Keith Cousins are part of a three person team participating in "Live Below the Line."  


Rochester-based CrossFit Team aims to compete at highest level Video included

A group of CrossFit athletes are on the road to Wisconsin, and for them that means a stop in Tennessee.  That may seem out of the way, but for the Rochester based CrossFit Team Detour it's all a part of the process.  They hope to make it to the biggest stage in their sport, the Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison.  In order to get there they must first succeed at the regional stage in Nashville, but that's far from the first step in this process.  


70% of Dodge County Drug Court graduates stay conviction free Video included

Fifteen adults are now active in the Dodge County Adult Drug Court. Tuesday, an update on the program was given at the Dodge County Board of Commissioners Meeting. Drug Court is an 18 month to two year program that helps people with chemical dependency issues after they've been convicted of a gross misdemeanor or felony level drug charge.


Kayla's Story: Kellogg mother shares her daughter's battle with Anorexia Video included

According to the Eating Disorders Coalition, every sixty-two minutes someone dies from an eating disorder in the United States. One Kellogg mother is hoping that by sharing the story of her daughter Kayla who lost her battle with the mental illness, it may help another struggling family.


Runner's High: Scheels Med City Marathon prepares for it's 22nd year Video included

The 22nd annual Scheels Med City Marathon is expecting more than 4,000 people to participate in one of their races happening this weekend. 


Community gathers to support Winona musician Video included

One Winona man is not letting his cancer diagnosis stop him from playing music. Sunday, Keith Zeller performed at his very own fundraiser. Keith is a guitarist in the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame and the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. He is also battling 2nd stage pancreatic cancer. 


Art on the Ave will be back in the Slatterly Park Neighborhood Video included

More art will be added to the Slatterly Park Neighborhood Saturday, June 3, for the 8th annual Art on the Ave.


National Weather Service confirms tornado touch-downs in Plainview and Elgin on Wednesday, communities work on cleaning up Video included

The National Weather Service confirmed two EF-0 tornadoes touched down in our viewing area Wednesday night, within a span of three hours. Both tornadoes clocked in with speeds reaching up to 65 miles per hour.


Timba the cat breaks stereotypes as a therapy animal Video included

The words "therapy animal" often conjures up an image of a cuddly dog, but Timba the cat is trying to recreate the image.  Timba is a therapy cat. He and his partner, Lauri Henry, are trying to make their one small step into therapy work a giant leap for cat-kind.  


Hundreds of immigrants in Minnesota have to leave the country Video included

 Hundreds of immigrants here in Minnesota will soon have to leave the country. In 2014 when the Ebola virus struck, the Homeland Security Department granted temporary protected status to about five thousand West Africans from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.  


Woman in custody after alleged stabbing in a NE Rochester home

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A woman is behind bars after allegedly stabbing a man at a home in Northeast Rochester.  Police say A 31-year-old male arrived at Olmsted Medical Center around 9:20 p.m. Monday with a stabbing wound on his right arm and chest.  He told police he was stabbed by a dagger-like weapon after he and his girlfriend got into a heated argument at a home on the 1000 block of 5th St NE.  The victim told police he wasn't going to seek medical help but the wound kept bl... More>>

Teens allegedly shoot Rochester man in head with BB Gun

Rochester Police are looking for a group of young people who allegedly fired multiple shots at a Rochester man's head. Officers say they may have used BB Guns. Police say the victim, a 47-year-old man, was highly intoxicated when he was shot with either a BB gun or shotgun. Officers say the shooting happened Saturday afternoon in the woods next to the 800 block of 16th Avenue Southeast. When police arrived to the scene, the man's head was bleeding. Officers say he was so intoxi... More>>

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