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Truck and train collision sends one to the hospital Video included

It happened on Highway 65 near mile marker 308.

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Sen. Al Franken offers Thanksgiving apology

He says he feels terribly that he's made some women feel badly and for that he is "so sorry."

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Shoppers come out for Black Friday deals a day early

A relatively peaceful Black Friday rush. Hundreds of shoppers all lining up for hours outside of Best Buy and Target, looking for just the right deal. 

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Salvation Army serves annual Thanksgiving dinner in Rochester Video included

The Salvation Army served its annual hot Thanksgiving dinner in downtown Rochester Thursday morning. Volunteers served turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and other traditional Thanksgiving favorites at the free annual dinner. 

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Runners work up an appetite at the Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble Video included

Thanksgiving marks the start of a new running tradition in the Med City, the city's first Turkey Trot race. 

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Throwback Thursday: Santa visits Rochester in 1985 Video included

Visiting with Santa Claus is a tradition for many families.  On November 29, 1985, Rochester Post Bulletin photographer Jim Welch captured this image of people braving the cold, snowy sidewalks outside of Old City Hall for their chance to see the man in the red suit and tell him what they'd like for Christmas.  In addition to coming to town to meet children and families, Santa Claus explained in an interview with the Post Bulletin that he also stopped at the Clinic for a ... More>>

Thanksgiving travel brings families together at RST

According to AAA more than 45 million Americans are taking to the roads for this Thanksgiving holiday. But those whose trips are a bit too long to make by car, they had to make a different choice. For travelers flying into Rochester, it was smooth sailing. 

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MNsure sign ups pass 100,000

Of the people who signed up, about half are getting health care tax credits for next year.

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Hormel employees get thanked with profit sharing

It's a Thanksgiving Eve tradition that dates back to Jay C. Hormel in 1938. 

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Rochester residents celebrate contributions of Native Americans Video included

Before celebrating Thanksgiving, Rochester residents celebrated the contributions of Native Americans. Mayor Ardell Brede proclaimed Friday, Nov. 24 as Indigenous Peoples' Day. But because many residents will be away, they held a celebration Wednesday afternoon at Indian Heights Park.

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Two local families receive recognition for efforts to raise awareness about impaired driving Video included

Two families all too familiar with DWI related heartache have received traffic safety awards Wednesday afternoon. The families of 16-year-old Kaitlyn Hansen and Adam Fredericksen joined Law Enforcement from around Southern Minnesota at the Fire Hall in Dodge Center  for a "Toward Zero Deaths" presentation kicking off enhanced DWI enforcement for the holiday season.

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Chronic wasting disease found in buck on Winona County farm

Animal health officials say routine testing has discovered chronic wasting disease in a three-year-old white-tailed buck from a Winona County farm. 

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Prep Bowl XXXVI Preview

Prep Bowl Schedule

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Wednesday Sports on Tap

NBA Basketball: Orlando Magic at Minnesota Timberwolves 7:00 FSNPLUS NHL Hockey: 

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Dayton welcomes lawmakers stepping down

Gov. Mark Dayton says the resignations of two lawmakers accused of sexual harassment are important first steps to cleaning up sexual misconduct at the Capitol.

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Dayton reaches out to Franken amid misconduct stories

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he reached out to Sen. Al Franken "on a personal level" after a swirl of allegations of improper conduct.

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Backstreet Boys member accused of rape

Nick Carter says he's "shocked and saddened" by accusations made by a singer who said he raped her about 15 years ago.

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1 arrested in Rochester after police set up female prostitution sting

One man is arrested in Rochester after setting up a meeting for female prostitution services.

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UPDATE: Authorities continuing manhunt for wanted Minnesota man

According to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, deputies tried to pull over a car that contained Luke Elias Hottel, 35, around noon Tuesday on Highway 14, west of Rochester.

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18th Avenue NW in Rochester reopens for the winter months

Drivers in Northwest Rochester get a break from construction just in time for the holidays.  18th Avenue Northwest from 50th to 55th streets reopens Wednesday as phase one of this major project comes to an end. 

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'He's got a life again': Festival of Trees benefiting Hiawatha Homes residents Video included

The Festival of Trees in Rochester is about more than just the amazing displays. It's about raising money for Hiawatha Homes, which provides care and support services for people with disabilities. KTTC got to meet Dave Cork, a resident of Hiawatha Homes, who is battling multiple sclerosis.

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Neighbors oppose Oronoco auto parts melter at City Council meeting

Concerned citizens come out to the Oronoco city council meeting Tuesday night discussing a melter moving into their back yard. Neighbors say Crosstown Auto has been trying to get an aluminum melter at the business for the past couple months. The melter would get broken down car parts and melt it down into aluminum ingots. Owners say the melter has been sitting on the property uninstalled awaiting the proper approval from city council. So far the City Council says the melter d... More>>

Rochester group organizes Thanksgiving care packages

One Rochester group, Caring Acts of Kindness Everywhere or CAKE, put together Thanksgiving Care Packages for needy families in town. Cake teamed up with the city Social Services to identify 50 families. 

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Women's Health Clinic study finds a link between hot flashes and night sweats to sleep apnea risk in middle-aged women

Hot flashes and night sweats may be overlooked as a risk of something more serious. The study by the Women's Health Clinic at Mayo Clinic found that hot flashes and night sweats, which affect 80 percent of middle-aged women, may be linked to an increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea. 

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A nearly 80 year tradition of turkey selling continues in Cannon Falls.

It's a busy time of the year for the Ferndale Market and a busy Tuesday morning. With three days until Thanksgiving, people are hunting for the perfect turkey for their family. At the Ferndale Market, they can choose between fresh, frozen and smoked turkey. 

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Mayo Clinic: Former employee stole more than $300,000

Mayo Clinic reported that one of its former employees embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars. The employee, who was "responsible for handling cash," stole an estimated amount in excess of $300,000, according to information submitted to the Internal Revenue Service.

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High School Girl's Basketball Polls

The Minnesota girls' high school basketball rankings, as provided by Minnesota Basketball News, a statewide basketball publication. 

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Tuesday Sports on Tap

College Men's Basketball: Alabama A&M at 14 Minnesota 7:00 BTN Saint Mary's at Winona St. 

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The Chainsmokers kick off Super Bowl events at Club Nomadic

Concert promoters have announced The Chainsmokers will kick-off a weekend of performances in the Minneapolis area in advance of the Super Bowl.

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Suburban Minneapolis mall on lockdown after weapon report

A mall in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie is on lockdown after a report of a person with a weapon.

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Emergency crews called to Rochester Airport after fire breaks out nearby

According to the Rochester Fire Department, crews were called after some insulation caught on fire from a nearby construction project.

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Rochester police investigation leads to victim being saved from human trafficking

A Rochester police undercover investigation leads to the discovery of a woman victim to human trafficking.

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Police arrest wanted Rochester man after drug deal near Burger King

Rochester police find a wanted man for drug related activity after receiving a tip about a possible drug deal in Northwest Rochester.

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Advocacy groups gather in St. Paul to end lunch shaming

School lunch programs are under the spotlight at the Minnesota State Capital. Advocacy groups are holding a news conference Tuesday morning to discuss the practice of lunch shaming and potential legislative solutions to end the practice. This comes after KTTC reported parent accusations against the Stewartville School District's new policy for students with a negative lunch balance.  Legal Services Advocacy Project and Hunger Solutions Minnesota are two of the gr... More>>

Lawsuit: 3M contamination led to more cancer, infertility

Minnesota's attorney general alleges that chemicals dumped by 3M Co. in the Twin Cities metro led to an increase in cancer, infertility and babies with low birth weights.

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Past SNL performers, staff sign statement supporting Franken

A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil in Rochester

Organizers held a candle light vigil at Peace Plaza in honor of "trans-phobia" victims.

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Minnesota lawmaker calls for free school lunches statewide

Rep. Paul Thissen calls policy that allows for food to be dumped off a student's tray for a negative lunch balance "un-Minnesotan."

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Rochester City Council Approves final plat for IBM property, prepping land for sale Video included

The Rochester City Council approved the change 7-0 with little discussion. This decision will allow IBM to subdivide its 492 acre campus into three large lots and one out-lot to be known as the Rochester Business Park. 

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One person hospitalized after crash in Northwest Rochester

One man is hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash on 65th Street Northwest in Rochester Monday evening.  At about 6:30, a Dodge Charger heading east on 65th Street was attempting to turn north at 34th Avenue Northwest. At the same time, a pickup was heading west, while another car was waiting to turn right onto 65th.

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CURE hosts "informational picket" outside Mayo Clinic in push for affordable housing

After two failed attempts to meet face-to-face with Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy, the Communities United for Rochester Empowerment, or CURE, took to the streets Monday afternoon for an "informational picket." 

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Final Festival of Trees preparations underway Video included

KTTC was at the Mayo Civic Center Monday as Rochester Fire Department Station Number Two delivered its Christmas tree, ahead of the event. 

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Spring Valley dance instructor nominated for 2017 National Dance Instructor of the Year Video included

Laura Perez was nominated in October for the Greatmats 2017 National Dance Instructor of the Year. As a mother of four, going to school to finish her master's degree, and working full time, Perez still gives her all to her dance students

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Former RPS employee charged with sexual assault Video included

Nicholas Keller, 29, started working for an after school care program at Sunset Terrace Elementary School in 2006. He resigned earlier this year. Nicholas Keller, 29, started working for an after school care program at Sunset Terrace Elementary School in 2006. He resigned earlier this year.

A former Rochester School District employee was charged with sexual assault in September after allegations that he inappropriately touched a young girl. Now, another woman has come forward claiming the same thing happened to her nearly 10 years ago. 

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Member of Daughters of the American Revolution and her dog receive a major thank you Video included

A 'Daughters of the American Revolution' member and her dog are receiving recognition, after years of helping kids across the state with their reading skills. For six years, Jane Ward and her Golden Retriever, Tori, have traveled to schools across Minnesota in order to give children the confidence to read in front of an audience.

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Jordan Murphy Earns Honor

For the second time in as many weeks, junior forward Jordan Murphy was selected as the top performer in the Big Ten, earning Player of the Week honors on Monday. 

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Monday Sports on Tap

Athlete of the Week-Owen King Caledonia Quarterback NHL Hockey: 

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UPDATE: Farmer's missing vehicle and equipment found Video included

A vehicle theft in rural Utica leaves a farmer wondering how he is going to be able to feed his cattle. Luke Kurth says he was having a normal Thursday morning until he returned from the vet to find his trailer, skid loader, and green 1999 F-350 truck all missing Kurth then called his neighbors who said they saw the equipment drive-by.

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Son arrested after RPD said he assaulted parents with lamp and kitchen knife Video included

An elderly Rochester couple sent to the hospital Sunday morning after allegedly getting assaulted by their adult son.

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McConnell asks again for Franken ethics inquiry

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is renewing his call for the chamber's ethics committee to investigate Sen. Al Franken after a second woman came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment.

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POLL: After a second woman has accused Sen. Franken of inappropriate touching, should he resign?

A second woman has now come forward, accusing Sen. Franken of inappropriately touching her in 2010. The woman told CNN that Sen. Franken placed his hand on her bottom as they posed for a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010. This was two years into Franken's first term. This accusation comes days after Los Angeles broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused him of forcibly kissing her during a USO tour in 2006. With two accusations now coming out in less than a week, should Sen. Franke... More>>

2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching Video included

Courtesy: CNN Courtesy: CNN

Lindsay Menz tells CNN that Franken placed his hand on her bottom as they posed for a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, two years into Franken's first term.

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Man accused of killing Iowa woman found competent for trial

A man accused of killing a 19-year-old Mason City woman has been found competent to stand trial.

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Two hunters die during opening deer-gun season

Two hunters have been found dead in Marquette County during opening day of the gun-deer season.

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Group seeking affordable housing to picket outside Mayo Building

After two failed attempts to meet face to face with Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy, Communities United for Rochester Empowerment takes to the streets for an informational picket. 

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Partially-buried body found in south Minneapolis park

Authorities say a partially-buried body has been found in some woods in a south Minneapolis park.

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Operation Cold Kidz hands out free coats, mittens, and hats Video included

Operation Cold Kidz spent Sunday afternoon at Pasquale's Neighborhood Pizzeria handing out free coats, mittens, and hats to kids in kindergarten through fifth grade whose families might not be able to afford them. Several local retailers donated the garments.  Meanwhile, Pasqual...

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Owners of iconic Albert Lea business announce retirement Video included

Steve and Kathy Nelson Steve and Kathy Nelson

After more than 60 years of serving Albert Lea, an iconic business will be closing its doors. Steve and Kathy Nelson, owners of Fleet Farm Supply at 310 E. Main Ct., announced last week they'll be retiring.

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2 people displaced, one dog dead after apartment fire in Rochester

Two people are displaced from their home, and a pet has died after a Rochester apartment fire on Sunday. The fire happened at about 4:20 p.m. at the Gates of Rochester Apartments on 41st Street Northwest.

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Iowa lawmakers could face pressure over Medicaid benefit cut

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The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature could face pressure next session over its decision earlier this year to reduce a key Medicaid benefit for poor and disabled people. 

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Child accidentally shoots 3-year-old in Minnesota

Authorities in western Minnesota say a 3-year-old child was accidentally shot and wounded by another child. 

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Firefighters rescue 2 teenagers stuck in St. Paul cave

Firefighters rescued two teenagers who got stuck in a deep cave in St. Paul over the weekend. The boys descended 100 feet down a shaft to reach the cave on St. Paul's West Side but could not climb back out early Saturday. 

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Minnesota man charged with fatally running over girlfriend

Authorities have charged a 42-year-old Watertown man who allegedly killed his live-in girlfriend by running her over with his truck. 

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Iowa man sentenced to life for child sex trafficking

A federal judge has sentenced a central Iowa man to life in prison for hooking girls aged 12 and 15 on crack cocaine, having sex with them and later providing them to his drug dealer for sex acts in exchange for drugs. Federal prosecutors in Des Moines described Clark Wesley Betts Jr. as a dangerous predator who should spend the rest of his life in prison. 

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Minnesota doctors face opioid prescribing limits Video included

A Minnesota task force has set new limits on opioid prescriptions by doctors who participate in the state's Medicaid program. 

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