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Man in serious condition after motorcycle crash

CHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- A Hammond man is in critical condition after a motorcycle crash in Chester Sunday night.Authorities said a Mercury Mountaineer rear-ended another SUV, pushing it across the center line, and hitting a motorcycle about 8 p.m. on Highway 14 and County Road 102.The rider, Gregory Baumler, 45, was thrown into the ditch. He was airlifted to Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus where he is listed in critical condition Monday morning.The driver of the rear-ended SUV, a ... More>>

Police: Rochester man threatened homeowner with machete

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- A man is behind bars Monday after Rochester police said he threatened a homeowner with a machete.Police arrested Khalid Ahmed Muhumed, 27, of Rochester, after police said he threatened a man with a machete on the 2000 block of Northern Valley Drive Northeast just before 4 a.m. Monday.According to the report, officers responded to a call at that same residence 20 minutes earlier, and said Muhumed was the cause of the fight they were responding to.Officers arrested ... More>>

Muslims mark end of Ramadan in Rochester Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Local Muslims met Monday at University Center Rochester for their annual celebration to mark the end of Ramadan.Families dressed up for the occasion and observed traditional prayers.The gathering marks an end of a month of fasting from sunrise to sunset. Those who take part in the religious experience try to better themselves during their time of fasting. Muslims use a lunar calendar and moon-sighting to determine when they will break their fast. More>>

Sandbars strand barges in Upper Mississippi Video included

WABASHA, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Nearly a dozen barges and their tugboats are held up in the Mississippi river, unable to get south of Winona with their cargo.Officials say they've been grounded by sandbars created by sediment washed into the river during last month's flooding."This is costing the river industry a lot of money," said tugboat Captain Delbert Pemberton. That industry is at a standstill in the Upper Mississippi."There's one right here, and one right around the corner. And I've been to... More>>

New opiate recovery program opens at Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47)-- According to the CDC, opiate abuse is the nation's fastest-growing drug problem. From prescription pain killers to street drugs like heroin, these substances are addictive and difficult to overcome alone, but one local rehab facility providing those desperate to get clean with a lifeline. Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center has recently began The Opiates Recovery Program, an intensive, outpatient-based treatment program that addresses the underlying conditions and i... More>>

Man hurt while attempting stunt on motorcycle

A man was hurt in Rushford while trying to do a stunt on his motorcycle. 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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