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Police: Rochester man arrested for assaulting pregnant woman, baby on life support Video included

A premature baby is fighting for survival after police said a man assaulted his pregnant ex-girlfriend prompting doctors to do an emergency C-section at Mayo Clinic-Rochester Methodist.

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Two wedding rings missing after Rochester woman dies, son trying to find them

Henry Moore's mother Wendy passed away at her home here in Rochester on September 2nd, and she was wearing her rings at the time. By the time Moore got her belongings, they were missing.

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Oktoberfest 2017 takes over Peace Plaza

The 22nd Annual Oktoberfest took over Peace Plaza Friday evening. 

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Mayo Clinic's Dr. John Noseworthy responds to latest healthcare bill

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Dr. Noseworthy said, “While there are many unknowns, it appears that the proposed Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill could have significant impact on patients, including restricting access to affordable health care for our nation’s most vulnerable citizens."

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Dayton, GOP leaders abandon mediation in veto battle Video included

Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders have abandoned mediation in their months-long legal battle. Top legislative Republicans and the Democratic governor met for closed-door sessions starting on Thursday. The Supreme Court-ordered mediation stems from the case surrounding Dayton's decision to zero out operating budgets for the Minnesota House and Senate. Dayton wanted to slim down tax breaks and remove other measures from budget bills he signed this spring. But Republi... More>>

"Miracle on the Hudson" co-pilot speaks to Mayo Clinic workers

Pilot Jeff Skiles addresses Mayo Clinic workers about the importance of teamwork. Pilot Jeff Skiles addresses Mayo Clinic workers about the importance of teamwork.

"The Miracle on the Hudson" made national headlines when two pilots safely landed a US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in January 2009. Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and his co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, were able to save everyone on board. Captain "Sully" flew three more times before retiring, while Skiles continues flying around the world. Besides flying, Skiles also travels around the country talking to different groups. On Fr... More>>

College binge drinking could lower the chance of finding a job, says study

Binge drinking in college could lower the chance of finding a job after graduation.

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New study: specializing in one sport may be stressful for teen girls

The research from the University of Wisconsin was small, just 49 teenage girls.

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Judge rejects couple's argument for refusing gay customers

A federal judge has dismissed a legal challenge by the owners of a Minnesota video company who want to shoot weddings for heterosexual couples only.

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13th annual Boats and Bluegrass kicks off

While the music takes the main stage, that's not the only reason people come to Boats and Bluegrass in Winona. 

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Recovery Walk raises drug addiction awareness

With a Kasson police escort, participants walked from the middle school to the high school to show support for those in recovery.  

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The Pearl of the Lake offers Minnesotans a different kind of ride on Lake Pepin Video included

The Pearl of the Lake docks in Lake City, MN. The Pearl of the Lake docks in Lake City, MN.

September 22 is the official last day of summer. Minnesotans will soon be trading in their sandals for snow boots, but there's still some time to savor the sunshine. Some people are choosing to board a paddle wheel boat and explore the Mississippi River. We all know that most pearls are found in oysters, but this Pearl is found in the heart of the Mississippi. Larry Nielson, captain of the Pearl of the Lake paddle wheel boat, has been behind the wheel for 12 years.

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Austin Police warn of someone throwing dog food with broken glass into yard Video included

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Someone has reportedly been lacing dog food with broken glass, and it's not an isolated incident.

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UPDATE: Missing Pennsylvania teen found in Minnesota

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BCA is issues an alert saying a missing Pennsylvania teen may be in Minnesota.

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One Austin couple arrested after police say they threatened man with pellet gun Video included

Two people in Austin are in custody after a man allegedly threated someone with a pellet gun.

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Man victimized while in medical emergency Video included

Rochester Police and Gold Cross were called to an area near Slatterly Park Wednesday to help a man with no pulse. When officers arrived a witness told them the man had been drinking all day. 

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Rochester ranked a low stress city Video included

A new study shows Rochester residents know how to handle their stress. The study, compiled by SmartAsset, ranked data on 512 cities to find out which communities are the least stressed. 

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Southland and Leroy-Ostrander not consolidating Video included

After a failed bond referendum in June, Southland School District had to start looking for ways to keep its finances up.  It led many to think a longtime rumor needed to be reality.

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Throwback Thursday: planting a time capsule in 1952 Rochester Video included

Mayo Memorial in Mayo Park was dedicated on September 29, 1952.  Before the dedication, though, the Mayo Memorial Committee met at the site on September 24 to place the corner stone time capsule, shown at the center of the photograph, and oversee the installation of the yet to be unveiled statues.  The time capsule was unearthed and opened in 2015, and contained numerous newspapers, books, and other documents about the Mayo brothers and the history of Mayo Park. The time ... More>>

Dayton, GOP head to private mediation over veto battle

Gov. Mark Dayton and top Republican lawmakers are heading into court-ordered mediation.

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'Recovery Month Community Forum' designed to help teens fighting addiction

Fighting addiction in teens takes center stage tonight in Dodge County. Thursday night, the first annual "Recovery Month Community Forum" in Kasson.

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Lt. Gov. Tina Smith in Duluth to discuss opioid epidemic

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith was in Duluth Wednesday to host a round-table discussion on the opioid epidemic.

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Sen. Joni Ernst continues 99 county tour with town hall in Charles City

Senator Joni Ernst is back on the road, continuing her 99 county tour of Iowa with a stop in Floyd County Thursday afternoon.

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RPU line workers coming home Thursday evening after helping restore power in Florida

According to Rochester Public Utilities, the utility line workers who went to Kissimmee, FL are expected to be back in Rochester late Thursday evening. Approximately 16 municipal utility companies from around Minnesota headed to Florida on Sept. 9 to make sure people there have electricity. They met at RPU that Saturday morning, Sept. 9 to go over the game plan, gather equipment and supplies before heading to Florida. No one knew exactly how long they'd be t...

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The 5th annual Commissioners on Wheels tour makes a stop at the Hormel Research & Development Laboratories in Austin Video included

Commissioners from nine state agencies visited eleven communities and businesses in southeastern Minnesota during a three-day bus tour that concludes Tuesday afternoon. The communities they visited were Hastings, Red Wing, Winona, St. Charles, Lanesboro, Chatfield, Rochester, Austin, Claremont, Owatonna and Faribault. The tour focuses on issues and investments related to innovation, manufacturing, workforce, energy and food production. 

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Officials: Iowa's budget won't prompt special session

State officials say a projected shortfall in Iowa's roughly $7.2 billion budget has shrunk and will not require a special legislative session to fix.

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Iowa man serving life for double homicide files appeal

A north Iowa man serving life in prison for killing two people last year is appealing his conviction.

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Iowa Supreme Court hears $75 traffic ticket case

The Iowa Supreme Court has taken the unusual move of hearing a small claims case stemming from a speeding ticket.

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Iowa woman accused of kidnapping her children arrested

Authorities have arrested an Iowa woman accused of abducting her three daughters.

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Minnesota airport gets automated security lanes

The Transportation Security Administration says new automated security lanes will make air travel safer and more efficient at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

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Neighbor says Oklahoma man shot by cop didn't speak

A man who saw Oklahoma City police officers open fire on his deaf neighbor says the neighbor was developmentally disabled and also didn't speak.

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Bloomington OKs purchase of farm site for World Fair bid

A farm near the Mall of America could become the site of a World's Fair event.

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Minneapolis council reaches agreement with ex-police chief

The Minneapolis City Council has approved a separation agreement with the city's former police chief, who resigned in July after a police officer fatally shot an Australian woman.

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Rep. Tim Walz receives the Harry S. Truman award Video included

The congressman is receiving the National Guard Association's Highest Honor, the Harry S. Truman award. Past recipients include Ronald Reagan and Bob Hope. Rep.

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Former senior center hosting tag sale at Armory building

Former senior center hosting tag sale at Armory building

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UPDATE: 4-year-old Rice County girl found safe after hours-long search Video included

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A 4-year-old Rice County girl was found safe early Wednesday morning after she disappeared Tuesday evening from her home. The Rice County Sheriff's Office says 4-year-old Sawyer Hanson was found at 1:36 a.m. Wednesday about half a mile north of her home, which is located on Lamb Avenue in Wheeling Township, a few miles south of Nerstrand (and a few miles northwest of Kenyon).

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Parents of 4-year-old Rice County girl 'amazed' by efforts to find her Video included

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The parents of a 4-year-old Rice County girl who vanished for several hours say they are amazed by how the community came together to help find her. Sawyer Hanson was playing outside her home, located on Lamb Avenue in Wheeling Township (a few miles northwest of Kenyon) when she disappeared at around 6:30 p.m. 

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Rochester officer obtains $1 million settlement after claim of discrimination and retaliation by police department Video included

A Rochester police officer will walk away with a $1 million settlement after she claimed employment discrimination and retaliation by the police department.

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Mediation between Gov. Dayton and legislative leaders scheduled for Thursday and Friday Video included

Thursday and Friday, representatives for Governor Mark Dayton and legislative leaders will sit down with a mediator, as the two sides work to find a resolution to a dispute entering its fourth month.

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Exploring possibility of consolidation on Southland School Board meeting agenda Video included

A special board meeting takes place Wednesday night in Adams, as the Southland School district explores the possibility of consolidating with a neighboring district.

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$2 million grant awarded to Rochester school district for improved after school programs

The district announced at Tuesday night's school board meeting, it received a grant of just more than $2 million from the Minnesota Department of Education to go toward after school programs and services.

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NewsCenter Today crew gets ready for flu season Video included

Wednesday morning, two health professionals from Olmsted Medical Center stopped by our KTTC studio to give the NewsCenter Today crew their flu shots. While pharmacist Danielle Roach administered the vaccine, Dr. Steven Adamson shared with us what is new about this year's vaccine. Dr. Adamson says, "They changed the type of the vaccine for H1N1 from California strain to Michigan strain. The flu shot is always the best available guess as to what the flu virus i...

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Businesses in southeast Minnesota work to grow music scene

Some southeast Minnesota businesses are providing spaces for local musicians to flourish.

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Minnesota Capitol panel reluctant to tighten protest rules

Minnesota government leaders are hesitant to tighten rules against Capitol protests that don't have permits even though some recent demonstrations turned into heated confrontations.

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Annual GOP picnic helps voters meet Republican gubernatorial candidates Video included

After 8 years of a DFL governor, Republicans in Olmsted county are ready for a new face. However there are many possible new faces and they say the hard part is narrowing it down to one. 

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UPDATE: Iowa Department of Public Safety cancels Amber Alert for three children Video included

An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday afternoon for three children out of Clay County, Iowa in the northwest part of the state.

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Minnesota reaching deadline to get insurance rate approval

Minnesota is running out of time to receive approval from the federal government for its plan to lower health insurance premiums next year.

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Minneapolis chief: Body camera use up after policy change

Minneapolis' police chief says he's seeing an increase in use of body cameras since he required that officers turn them on when responding to any call.

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GOP warns Legislature could run out of money

Top Republicans and the DFL governor have been locked in a legal battle for months over Dayton's decision to veto the Legislature's operating budget after the session concluded in late May.

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Mayo Clinic donates to help with Irma relief Video included

Mayo Clinic's total donation is $500 thousand towards disaster relief .  

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Hormel Foods makes donations in fight against hunger Video included

Monday, Hormel announced two donations for organizations working to feed people right in Austin. 

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Olmsted County Deputies looking for stolen handgun Video included

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office said the handgun was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 200 block of Peregrine Place Northwest. 

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Shooting leads to marijuana bust in Austin neighborhood Video included

Matthew Klein, 39, was arrested after police found a marijuana operation inside his Austin home. Matthew Klein, 39, was arrested after police found a marijuana operation inside his Austin home.

An Austin home, where neighbors say nothing ever happens, is now at the center of an investigation. Austin police uncovered a marijuana operation inside, but were called to the home for a different reason: a shooting. "We have no idea if this is an isolated incident and a coincidence with the shots being fired and finding this operation...or if this operation is what caused the shots to be fired," said Chief Krueger. The investigation remains ongoing. 

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Shots fired into Austin home, two arrested after police find marijuana grow operation

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Austin police are investigating who shot multiple rounds into a home on 11th Avenue Southwest Saturday evening.  Apparently no one was hurt. Officers were called to the scene at 10:46 a.m. Sunday and found numerous 40-caliber cartridges, and holes in a home in the 900 Block of 11th Avenue SW. 

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Crash on Broadway Avenue North turns deadly

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office says an accident in the 68-hundred block of Broadway Avenue North Friday afternoon has taken a life. 

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Affordable housing rally planned for Monday afternoon Video included

A Rochester organization will rally for the city council to take action on affordable housing Monday afternoon. Communities United for Rochester Empowerment, or CURE, had a rally on Labor Day to address issues of the high cost of living and how it affects people with low incomes in Rochester. The rally was attended by hundreds.  CURE is affiliated with the Mayo healthcare workers' Union, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota. The rally planned for Monday afternoon will ... More>>

UPDATE: 80-year-old Kenyon man found safe

Kenyon Police say an elderly man with dementia who left his assisted living apartment has been found safe. Charles Armstrong, 80, was found alive at 3:10 p.m. Sunday in town, according to the Kenyon Police Department's Facebook page. 

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Hundreds of dogs compete for Best in Show at Graham Arena Video included

Calling all dog lovers! More than 700 dogs will strut their stuff at the Graham Arena in Rochester this weekend. It's the 41st annual dog show, with dogs from across the country participating. More than 700 dogs will compete for the Best in Show trophy.  The public is invited to attend and see the different breeds. You can also "Meet the Breed" if you're interested in adopting and want to know more about a certain breed. "It's a great place to see a lot of...

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