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Rochester man in court, facing charges of sexual abuse of a minor

A Rochester man is expected in court Thursday as he faces charges related to years of sexual abuse of a minor.

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Minnesotans get another year to use old IDs for flights

Minnesota residents can use their driver's licenses to board domestic flights for at least the next year.

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Receptionist's family sues over fatal Minnesota school blast

Ruth Berg's family is seeking at least $50,000 in damages.

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Boy critically wounded in bus shooting

Minneapolis police say a teenager has been critically wounded in a shooting on a Metro Transit bus.

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Throwback Thursday: President Truman visits Olmsted County Video included

Whistle-stop train tours originated in the 19th century when politicians would take advantage of the extensive railroad system to travel across the country and speak to their constituents, usually from the rear platform of the train.  The tradition continued well into the 20th century, as seen in this photo from the History Center of Olmsted County. President Harry S. Truman is shown here on October 14, 1948, speaking from the presidential train car the Ferdinand Magellan. Bui... More>>

UPDATE: Victims identified in fatal crash Tuesday evening west of Chatfield

Fillmore County Chief Deputy Keven Beck has identified the woman who died in a two-vehicle crash west of Chatfield Tuesday evening as Joan Hodge, 68, of Stewartville.  Her husband Duane was driving their 2009 Nissan Murano eastbound on County Road 2 when it collided with a Chevy Suburban northbound on county road 38 just before 6:30 p.m.  Beck said Sarah Sexton, 37, of Stewartville was driving the Suburban.

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Byron Superintendent urges FCC to keep internet funding program for schools Video included

Changes to a federal funding source for schools' internet access might cripple their ability to provide access to the 'world wide web' for students. The FCC is considering a change to what's called the E-Rate program, and is asking for feedback from schools on its effectiveness.

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New Mayo Clinic event celebrates women's health

The Mayo Clinic Women's Health Research Center and Office of Women's Health hosted its first ever Celebration of Women's Health Research.  

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Rochester group asking Mayo Clinic to push for affordable housing Video included

A Rochester group is asking Mayo Clinic to help make housing more affordable. Members of Communities United for Rochester Empowerment, also known as CURE, gathered at Peace Plaza Wednesday afternoon before marching to Mayo Clinic to deliver a letter to President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy.

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Video of explosion at Bloomington mosque released Video included

So far, no arrests have been made, but the FBI says an investigation is ongoing. 

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Rochester man arrested after police find more than 1,000 pieces of child porn in his possession Video included

A Rochester man is behind bars again after police found more than a thousand pieces of child pornography in his possession.

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IBM beats Street 3Q forecasts

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $2.73 billion.

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Fall color update still looks great for MEA leaf peeping Video included

The first couple of days of MEA break look spectacular and so do the colors. All around Southeast Minnesota, brilliant reds, yellows and oranges can be enjoyed. If you hope to catch come colors in the next few days, you can stay close to home to soak them all in. Right now, the Minnesota DNR says that colors remain 75 percent peak to past peak in northern Minnesota and north of the Twin Cities. From the Twin Cities south, colors range mostly from 50 percent peak to peak. The DNR say... More>>

Forest City native shares experience evacuating from California wildfires Video included

With nearly 6,000 buildings destroyed, more than 217,000 acres scorched, and at least 41 lives lost -- wildfires continue to burn across Northern California. Among the evacuees is a northern Iowa native, who shared her experience with KTTC. Krystal Smith was born and raised in Forest City, Iowa, and currently lives in Napa, Calif.

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Gubernatorial race comes to Rochester with DFL Healthcare Debate Video included

As the gubernatorial race picks up, candidates are now getting to voice their stances to the people. Tuesday night, five DFL candidates were in Rochester for one of their first official debates. The name of the game was healthcare.

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Rep. Walz listens to people's concerns and assures them at DACA roundtable Video included

Many people including several young Minnesotans are wondering what comes next following the President's repeal of DACA. That's the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, allowing people who entered the country as minors without the proper paperwork, to receive protection from deportation. Today Representative Tim Walz was in town to listen.

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Man in critical but stable condition after being hit by van involved in a different accident Video included

A pedestrian is in the hospital after the driver of a mini-van failed to yield around 9 a.m. Monday. Rochester Police say 57-year-old Bradley Pater was southbound on Broadway when 45-year-old Raho Omer cut in front of him after failing to yield on a green light. 

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Level 3 predatory offender moves to Rochester Video included

According to the Rochester police, Kevin Tyrone Williams, 42, moved to the 1900 block of 8 1/2 Street Southeast on Oct. 10.

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Dog photobombs Ely student's senior picture Video included

According to our sister station, KBJR, Ely High School student Hannah Jankovec, 18, was taking her senior pictures in Ely on Sunday when her dog decided to pop up in the background for the shot!

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Fan creates petition to bring Colin Kaepernick to the Green Bay Packers

Green Bay star quarterback Aaron Rodgers could miss the remainder of the season with a broken collarbone -- and now the Packers must find a replacement.

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DFL gubernatorial debate in Rochester tonight

Minnesota's six DFL candidates for governor take the same stage Tuesday night, talking healthcare in the Med City.  The Minnesota Medical Association and the Zumbro Valley Medical Society are hosting the forum in the Heintz Center at RCTC. The event is free and open to the public. It gets underway at 7 p.m. DFL candidates to replace Governor Mark Dayton include St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, Rochester State Rep. Tina Liebling, State Rep. Erin Murphy of St. Paul, S... More>>

NFL owners to meet over anthem controversy

National Football League owners are holding their regularly scheduled meeting in New York City Tuesday to discuss the controversy over anthem protests.

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UPDATE: St. Charles Fire Department conducts live fire training Video included

A house in St. Charles that burned to the ground Monday night was a part of a training exercise by the St. Charles Fire Department. The training happened at a vacant house on County Road 119 near Highway 14.

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New prosthetic arm at Limb Lab offers new possibilities Video included

A new kind of prosthetic arm is changing the way people with limb loss can move, and it'll be available soon at Limb Lab in Rochester.  On Monday, the makers of that new arm spent time with prosthetists at Limb Lab to teach them how it works.  The arm is called the LUKE Arm, which stands for Life Under Kinetic Evolution. The user moves the arm through wireless sensors on the feet. "So if I roll my foot to the right, it goes right," explained Jarrett P... More>>

Civic Theater funding, Civic Center Name and Discover Square all hot topics at City Council Video included

It was a productive day down at the city council chambers, most of the topics they discussed at the meeting Monday, were agreed upon without much opposition. However it was important to note, this was the first meeting that our new city administrator, Stephen Rymer, attended in an official capacity. 

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Cascade Lake Park to receive major upgrades Video included

Rochester Parks and recreation has long had its eyes on improving Cascade Lake Park.. and one of the first improvements might be around the corner.  The $3.2 million project will add more amenities to cater to a variety of outdoor activities in an attempt to make the park more of a destination. The first step will mainly center around a garden area at the southeast part of the park, that would act as access for the rest of the park. 

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Rochester Police investigate hit and run in Southeast Rochester

Police said a car was leaving the church parking lot when another vehicle hit it. 

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Rochester family hopes missing relative is still alive after truck bomb in Somalia kills 300 Video included

Dr. Mohamed Karey, 27, lived in Somalia Dr. Mohamed Karey, 27, lived in Somalia

A truck bomb blast in Mogadishu, Somalia killed more than 300 people this weekend and injured 400 others. A Rochester family believes their loved one was killed in the blast, but still hold on to hope he could be alive. "This is the first time in my 19 years where I'm relying on prayers and faith," said Ashalul Aden, the missing man's cousin. Dr. Mohamed Karey, 27, went missing after the explosion. 

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Volunteers sew pillowcases to bring smiles to Winona Health hospital patients Video included

Armed with sewing machines, pins, and irons, volunteers at Winona Health are giving patients in the hospital a reason to smile.  Volunteers from the community can spend a few hours, or even the whole day to sew pillowcases for hospital patients.

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Dayton OKs reinsurance; MinnesotaCare funding still at stake Video included

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a federal waiver approving a new state program to lower health insurance premiums.

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Bridgewater cleared to rejoin Vikings for practice this week

Teddy Bridgewater has been cleared to rejoin the Minnesota Vikings for practice, roughly 14 months after a dislocation and multiple ligament tears in his left knee put his leg and career at risk.

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Louisville fires Rick Pitino amid federal investigation

Louisville's Athletic Association has officially fired coach Rick Pitino nearly three weeks after the school acknowledged that its men's basketball program is being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe.

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Winona police looking for public's help with identifying two individuals

Winona police is asking for assistance in identifying two individuals. If you have any information about the two people pictured, contact Winona police immediately.

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Rochester police searching for suspect involved in attempted sexual assault near RCTC

A young woman is traumatized after a stranger tried to sexually assault her on her walk home from an event at RCTC.

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More than 150 pieces of mail found in car involved in Byron stolen mail incident

Evan Prendez, 21, was arrested in the incident last week and is facing charges of felony mail theft and aiding an offender in mail theft.

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MEA break should be good for leaf peeping

Fall colors are outstanding all around Southeast Minnesota. If your travels took you to the Winona area over the weekend, you were treated to bluffs that were filled with bright oranges, yellows and reds.      If you're thinking of taking the family on a leaf peeping adventure this week during the M-E-A break, Northern and Central Minnesota are anywhere from 75 percent peak to past peak. The colors in the Twin Cities area and Southeast Minnesota are primaril...

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Man in hospital after hit by vehicle in downtown Rochester Video included

According to the Rochester police, the man was hit at the intersection of 2nd St. SW and South Broadway

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Family says death of teen in NDSU dorm was of natural causes

The family of a Minnesota teenager found dead in a North Dakota State University dorm last month says he died of a heart problem.

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Costco #1 in grocery price, says J.P. Morgan

Costco still reigns supreme in the ongoing grocery price wars. That's according to J.P. Morgan.

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FDA warns consumers to be cautious when buying pet medications online

If you purchase medications for your pets online the FDA is urging you to use caution.

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Diesel-tainted gasoline delivered to Rochester, surrounding areas

The Minnesota Department of Commerce says gasoline potentially tainted with diesel fuel was delivered to dozens of stations in Southeast Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin between Friday and Saturday afternoons. According to Magellan Midstream Partners, there was an operations malfunction at its fuel distribution terminal near Eyota on Friday, causing a "small percentage of diesel fuel" to be inadvertently added into gasoline.

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Fall Fest celebrates the season in downtown Rochester

There were plenty of pumpkins, leaves, and all things "fall" in downtown Rochester on Sunday.  The Rochester Downtown Alliance hosted its second annual Fall Fest at Peace Plaza. It was a free family event with lots of seasonal activities like a petting zoo, pumpkin carving contest, fall themed arts and crafts, and a pumpkin patch.  

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"Cold Weather Rule" allows Minnesotans to apply for heating assistance

As temperatures drop and heating bills rise, the Minnesota Department of Commerce and Minnesota Public Utilities Commission want Minnesotans to know about help that is available from the state's Cold Weather Rule and Energy Assistance Program.

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Princeton couple dies in plane crash north of Twin Cities Video included

Authorities say a small plane crash on the Mississippi River north of the Twin Cities killed a Princeton couple. The Anoka County Sheriff's Office says the plane struck a set of power lines and went down into the water near Ramsey around 5:30 p.m. Friday. The sheriff's office says the body of 48-year-old Jill Rygwall was found in the river shortly after the crash. 

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Body cameras, now gun cameras? Some police trying them out Video included

A small number of police departments are showing interest in a new type of video camera that can be mounted directly on officers' guns. They say it may offer a better view of officer-involved shootings than body cameras. But some law enforcement officials and civil rights groups note that gun cameras start recording only after weapons are drawn and won't capture what led up to a confrontation. 

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Stepping back in time, historic Forestville gives an 1899 tour of cider press Video included

Step into the year 1899 and tour the Historic Forestville, where you meet interesting people. "All the people that you meet portray people that actually lived here back at that time period, not made up characters," said Bonnie Hulsing with the Historic Forestville. Visitors on Saturday experienced how apple pie and cider were made back in the day, and the hard work of using old tools to make use of the apples.

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Learning more about the city he loves by highlighting different groups and businesses Video included

It's called the Rochester T-shirt Tribute. Local musician John Sievers has been highlighting a different group every day for the past four months. 

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Old Highway 58 bridge to be demolished this weekend, slowdowns expected Video included

During the demolition and clean up, traffic on highway 52 will be rerouted up and down the interchange ramps and through the roundabouts at each side. 

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Rochester police take unique approach to teach public about use of force Video included

Ron Ferguson participates in a police use of force training simulator. Ron Ferguson participates in a police use of force training simulator.

Law enforcement make a lot of split second decisions in the field, many of which could mean life or death.     Members of Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Rochester Police Department, and the FBI held a "use of force" forum on Friday to educate people about what happens during high-intensity situations. People volunteered to be part of a "police simulator," which is similar to a video game or virtual reality, where t... More>>

Man goes to hospital after laying motorcycle down on wet roadway

According to police, Gold Cross took him to Mayo Clinic - St. Mary's to check on possible concussion symptoms. 

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Social Security recipients to receive 2 percent increase starting in 2018

Friday morning, the Social Security Administration announced a 2 percent cost-of-living increase for next year.

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Bruce Arena resigns from the U.S. national team

Bruce Arena has resigned as coach of the U.S. men's soccer team following the team's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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Fear of Friday the 13th

Today is Friday the 13th, a day psychologists believe can cause real fear and anxiety.

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Lawmakers want answers regarding US Bank Stadium's hiring and firing of security company

Minneapolis is set to host the Super Bowl in February and lawmakers want to know why officials at US Bank Stadium hired a security company that had to be fired last month.

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Regina Mustafa suspends campaign for 1st Congressional District

A little more than two months after announcing her campaign for Congress, Regina Mustafa has suspended her campaign.

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3 young children in vehicle during high-speed chase

Waite Park police say a pair of suspected thieves led officers on a high-speed interstate chase with three young children in the car.

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Zumbro Ridge Estates residents take ownership of their community

Zumbro Ridge Estates is officially owned by the residents. Teana Milliken and Hillari Erickson have lived at Zumbro Ridge Estates for decades. Until Thursday, everything had been at the mercy of one investor-owner. Now, that's changed. 

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Couple homes affected when crews hit gas line in Northeast Rochester

Rochester Fire supported Minnesota Energy workers as they stopped gas flow then patched the hole. 

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Fired Stillwater Prison warden reinstated Video included

Earlier this week, an arbitrator reinstated Steve Hammer as warden and CEO of Stillwater Prison. 

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School bus safety: what do those flashing lights and signs mean? Video included

A new school year means learning new material. The new school year also means drivers will have to share the road with school buses. It's no secret distracted driving is a national problem. In fact, 3,500 people died because of distracted drivers in 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. "A good rule of thumb is whenever a school bus is present, use caution."

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Home Depot volunteers give Rochester veteran a backyard makeover Video included

Team Depot volunteers are building a new playhouse for the Delaney family's son Team Depot volunteers are building a new playhouse for the Delaney family's son

It's a complete backyard makeover for an Army veteran and his family in Rochester. The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon - Southeast Minnesota and Family Service Rochester to renovate the backyard of Jeremy and Carrie Delaney on 24th Street Southeast.

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Firefighters called after a Rochester man's collector car goes up in flames Video included

According to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, the call came in of a structure fire around 2:45 p.m. Thursday at 5332 Logan St. Southeast, Rochester.

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Police: Level 3 sex offender moving to Rochester Video included

Rochester residents are being alerted about a level three sex offender who will be moving into the area.

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