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1 arrested, 1 hospitalized after fight in Lewiston Video included

LEWISTON, Minn. (FOX 47) -- One man has been arrested and another has been hospitalized after a fight in Lewiston.Deputies were called Wednesday afternoon to an alley behind 35 First Street SW. The Winona County Sheriff's Office said a fight broke out at a vacant apartment down the street at 110 First Street. At least four people were involved in the fight.The sheriff's office said a man being assaulted got away on foot and three people got into a vehicle. Another man struck the man who had b... More>>

Hairball takes the stage Wednesday at the Olmsted County Fair

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- The excitement continues Wednesday at the Olmsted County Fair with a performance by hard-rock tribute band Hairball.Gates open at 6 p.m. for the show at the grandstand.You can enjoy food vendors from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.The carnival is open from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. More>>

Rochester police looking for tips about shooting

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Rochester police are asking for your help in an investigation that continues after a shooting in March of last year. Police said they do have a person of significant interest, but new forensic evidence obtained from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has investigators searching for more information. According to police, authorities responded to 540 Northern Hills Drive in late March 2013. That's where they found the 21-year-old victim with two gunshot w... More>>

Early morning rollover shuts down Highway 14 traffic

A rollover crash shut down traffic early Wednesday morning on Highway 14. More>>

Thousands brave the heat for RAGBRAI Video included

FOREST CITY, Iowa (KTTC) -- On a hot and humid day it's easy to think about a dip in the pool, but the bike riders of the RAGBRAI bike ride pass by the cool waters, and instead set their thoughts on finishing an 80-mile leg of the ride across Iowa "Everybody is in the same situation. It's not like you have it worse than anybody else, so if it is hot you know it's hot for the next guy. If it's humid, it's long distance you know everyone is suffering through the same thing," says Chicago based ... More>>

Olmsted County Board wins annual Cow Milking Contest Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47)-- The second day of the 2014 Olmsted County Fair included some friendly competitions. Rochester's City Council and the Olmsted County Board competed for bragging rights at the fourth annual Olmsted County Fair Celebrity Cow Milking Contest. The rivalry continued at the Miracle of Birthing Center as Rochester City Council President, Randy Staver, challenged Olmsted County Board Chair, Matt Flynn. The competitors had only 60 seconds to fill a bucket with the water from... More>>

Women at Work: Kimberly Radke of Exclusive Pet Sitting Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47)-- Sit, stay, and roll over. These are the three essential words that dog trainer Kimberly Radke has built her pet sitting business on. Dogs are not only Radke's best friends, they are her four-legged business partners. "It's almost the same as having children," said Radke, who has been training canines for the better part of two decades.After attending classes in dog training, Exclusive Pet Sitting was born from both a love for animals and a need in the community. "I... More>>

New bicycle registration in Rochester Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- A spike in bicycle thefts and bicycle recoveries noticed by the Rochester Police Department has prompted a new registration program.About 20 years ago there was a bike registration program in Rochester, but there hasn't been on since. This new program is completely free to register your bike and it could help get your bike back to you in the event it is stolen."We'll get a call that says 'well the bicycle has been here for three or for months or weeks can you come... More>>

Police: Brawl in Bear Creek Park involved up to 15 people

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Police were called to a brawl involving weapons and 10 to 15 people in Bear Creek Park.Rochester police said officers responded to a report of a fight at the park involving guns and knives at 7:30 p.m. Monday. When officers arrived, no one cooperated, and many had left the park. Police and a K-9 officer searched the area and those involved for guns, but turned up empty handed.The incident is still under investigation. More>>

Rochester man arrested after allegedly threatening roommate with knife

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- A man is behind bars after allegedly threatening his roommate with a knife.Officers arrested Edward Kerr, 49, of Rochester, after police said he threatened his roommate at 1905 1st Ave. SW at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday.Police said, when the roommate came home, Kerr was intoxicated, and grabbed a knife when the roommate tried to walk away.The man dialed 911, and the roommate's girlfriend told police she heard Kerr threatening the him.Kerr is facing several charges, includin... More>>

Secret Garden Tour draws dozens to Owatonna for beautiful blooms Video included

OWATONNA, Minn. (FOX 47) -- After a break from the rain these past couple of weeks, many gardens are in full bloom and it had plenty of people house-hopping in Owatonna Sunday for the Secret Garden Tour.For more than a decade, the Owatonna Arts Center has hosted this annual tour, which is not much of a secret anymore as people swarmed the city to admire eleven very original garden designs.When they enter these strangers' backyards, it is as if they are walking into something they did not even... More>>

Rochester residents protest Israeli invasion of Gaza

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- As the Israeli military invades the Gaza Strip, local protestors gathered in downtown Rochester. They say they want to raise awareness about the violence in the region and are calling for peace.Dozens gathered along North Broadway in Rochester calling for peace in the Gaza Strip. Many of the protesters are part of the Muslim community in Rochester, but they say the issue is not about religion.They say they are trying to raise awareness of the violence in the regio... More>>

Women at Work: Pam Benike of Prairie Hollow Farms Video included

Now more than ever, women are opening, owning, and operating their own businesses. In fact, research by the Guardian Small Business Research Institute suggests that female-owned businesses will generate 5 million new jobs by the year 2018. More>>

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