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Two hospitalized after crash near Byron

The drivers collided at the intersection of Highway 14 and 60th Avenue.

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Camp Companion leader sentenced to Community Work Service for stealing dog

The leader of an animal rescue organization was sentenced Thursday in Wabasha County District Court for stealing a dog from its new owners last October after they had adopted it. Michele Quandt, 50, of Rochester has long been the public face of Camp Companion and works to find new homes for dogs and cats in the area.  Her troubles with Wabasha County authorities began last October 27.

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Ex-deputy attorney general to lead Minneapolis sedation probe

Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced the appointment of Sally Yates Friday.

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2 boys rescued from Mississippi River in St. Paul

Workers have rescued two boys who were caught in strong currents in the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul. 

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Dodge County history receives a big boost

The Heritage Partnership and Minnesota Historical Society are awarding funding to the Dodge County Historical Society $24,500 towards the Wasioja Historic District.

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Couple near Viola startled to see bear roaming in their yard

A couple near Viola have quite the scene out of their front window Friday. Jim Payne says a bear was looking for food in some bird feeders on his property throughout Friday afternoon. He and his wife live on the 13,000 block of 52nd Street Northeast, near the intersection of Highway 42 and Viola Road. Payne noticed the bear when he was out mowing his yard. Payne says he was able to scare off the bear by making loud noises.

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Tossing bean bags against cancer

In the past nine years, Cabin Fever has raised nearly $450,000 for cancer research.

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Local woman pleads with government and ICE to let her brother go

A local woman is pleading with the government and ICE to let her brother go and give him a second chance. She said he's been held by ICE, for about two months. She fears he'll be killed if he's sent to Somalia.

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Heartland Days in Lewiston Video included

Summer fun is in full swing in Lewiston as Heartland Days are underway.

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On the Road - The history and preservation of the Plummer House gardens Video included

This week, we celebrate all that makes the Med City special during Rochesterfest. Go "On the Road" with us to explore the story behind the Plummer House gardens and how the property is maintained by Rochester Park and Rec employees today. 

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Train derailment leaks crude oil into Rock River near Doon, IA

Cleanup efforts are underway, and evacuations are in place around the scene.

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Woman who shot boyfriend in videotaped stunt resisted

A transcript shows a Minnesota man urged his girlfriend to shoot him for a videotaped stunt that ended in his death.

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Tear gas deployed in standoff, two arrested after guns and meth recovered

By the end of the raid, police recovered 3 handguns, just under 7 ounces of meth and about a half ounce of marijuana. 

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Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood are suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people.

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Rochester man arrested after victim says he assaulted her

A woman says he pretended to pass out to try to stop a man from assaulting her.

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Authorities mum on northwest Minnesota farmstead search

Authorities in Minnesota aren't saying whether they have finished searching a farmstead in connection with a missing-person case.

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Man charged in Target gift card scam

A man accused of posing as an Internal Revenue Service representative and tricking people into buying Target gift cards to pay of phony tax debts is facing federal charges in Minnesota.

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Kilat shows us Rochester from a hot air balloon Video included

The weekend holds sky high adventure at Rochesterfest. 

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Teen injured after driver slams into Minnesota bank entrance

A central Minnesota teenage was hurt when a car smashed through the entrance of a Wells Fargo bank and hit an ATM inside.

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Mason City Police investigate shots fired report

MCPD says there is no ongoing threat to the public.

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Supreme Court ruling could make online shopping more expensive

A new Supreme Court ruling might make online shopping more expensive.

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Edina native sentenced to 3 years in prison for campus sex assaults

Judge Ehlke said he spent considerable time reading victim impact statements before coming to his decision. He became emotional while speaking directly to the victims in court.

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Par For The Course - Willow Creek Video included

Par for the Course is back for another season, and this year's first installment is at Willow Creek in Rochester. Willow Creek is a challenging 18 hole course in the southern part of town, mixing in narrow fairways with challenging greens for golfers looking to sharpen their game.  Willow Creek's marquee hole is Hole #8, a tricky dog leg left. With trees lining both sides off the tee, and an out of bounds hazard looming in the distance, precise play is a necessity. 

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Rochester outdoor festivals see drawbacks with sub par weather conditions

Rain has been the story of the week at Rochesterfest, causing some lost revenue across the board.

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Byron's only grocery store to close, but town may not be without one forever Video included

After 26 years in business Byron's only grocery store, the Marketplace, is closing. The shutdown means residents will have to drive to other towns for most of their dietary needs, but that might only be a short-term inconvenience.  

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Flooding in Iowa threatens to shut down some water wells

An Iowa DNR official says, so far, cities have able to meet the demand for safe drinking water.

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Rochester woman organizes tennis rally for Alzheimer's Disease awareness

Susan Lundquist organized a six-hour tennis rally at the Rochester Athletic Club Thursday to raise funds to help cure Alzheimer's Disease.

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Minnesota PGA plays 100 holes for veterans

Today is the longest day of the year and what better way to spend it then on the golf course. Mount Frontenac golf course hosted the inaugural 100 Holes for HOPE event all day today.

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Minnesota joins other states plan to sue over family separations

Washington and more than a half-dozen other states say they plan to sue the Trump administration over a policy that separated immigrant families illegally entering the United States. 

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Minnesota cafe hears it from both sides for hosting Fox show

A small diner in Duluth, Minnesota, is getting an earful from commenters and callers for hosting Fox News' "Fox & Friends" morning show a day after President Donald Trump visited the city. 

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Minnesota mining company will fight lawsuit

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A company that wants to build a copper-nickel mine near the northeastern Minnesota town of Ely says it will fight a lawsuit that seeks to revoke its federal mineral rights leases. 

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I-90 reopens after morning flood near SD border

The National Weather Service reports more than 5 inches fell in Sioux Falls.

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Criminal sexual conduct allegations surface against Kasson officer who was found with self-inflicted gunshot wounds

A Kasson police officer is in custody after allegations of criminal sexual conduct surface.

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Health care officials react on Affordable Care Act mandate Video included

The Trump Administration makes a move in a lawsuit to strike down provisions of the Affordable Care Act that protect people with pre-existing conditions. Insights about potential impacts.

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4 arrested in Rochester apartment, 3 face drug charges

Three people are facing felony drug charges following arrests in Rochester.

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