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Slick conditions expected as storm system rolls through Video included

A storm system is moving into the region today, bringing a wintry mess to the Upper Mississippi Valley to start our work week.

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UPDATE: Bad piece of underground wiring causes power outage in NW Rochester

Just before 5 a.m. this morning there was a large power outage in Northwest Rochester affecting hundreds of customers. In all, 972 customers lost power.  Rochester Public Utilities is currently working to get power restored to all affected. The cause is unknown at this time.

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Winter storm leaves Rochester residents walking on ice Video included

With conditions less than ideal for travel, one Rochester resident wore traction cleats and carried a walking stick to avoid slipping on the ice.

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Athlete of the Week - Erin Lamb, Stewartville Girls Basketball

Entering Friday night's game, Stewartville center Erin Lamb sat at 955 career points. Forty five points later, the freshman joined the 1,000 career point club in the Tigers' 78-46 win over Pine Island. "No, I've never been anywhere close to something as exciting or surprising for me," Lamb said. Ask Lamb what was working for her -- apparently, it was everything. "We were getting good looks. I was cutting through the lane, my teammates were getting me the ball. Everyt...

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Associated Press Top 25 Women's Basketball Poll

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Thin Mints for the troops: a sweet way to give back

Is there a sweeter way to remind our troops overseas of home than with a box of Girl Scout cookies? Girl Scout troops across our region take part in Operation Cookie Care Package every February, as a part of their annual cookie sale.  Tuesday night, a Brownie troop in Rochester is making it easy to donate.  (Their effort was postponed a day because of the freezing rain hitting the area on Monday.)  

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Associated Press Men's Top 25 Basketball Poll

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4 key players will shape Minnesota's legislative session

All 201 legislators will soon return to the Minnesota Capitol, but three men and one woman will play an outsized role in setting the Legislature's course.

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Committee on Urban Design and Environment announces annual awards

The Rochester Committee on Urban Design and Environment is awarding four structures throughout the city for their designs. 

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Two friends return from week-long humanitarian trip in Puerto Rico

 Two friends from southeastern Minnesota, Sarah Kirk-Maass and Renee Bailey joined forces and embarked on a week-long humanitarian trip to help some of the youngest hurricane victims.

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Three people displaced in Winona house fire

The Red Cross says it is helping three adults who were displaced in a house fire Saturday.

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St. Paul teachers agreement leaves out many demands

A new tentative contract agreement between a Minnesota school district and its teachers would increase support staffing for some students and boost teacher wages, but it leaves many of the demands union leaders pushed for at the bargaining table unfulfilled.

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Former Iowa governor candidate Jonathan Narcisse dies

Jonathan Narcisse, who ran twice for Iowa governor and who fought for social justice, has died.

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Dispatcher killed, husband hears emergency dispatch

Authorities say a Minneapolis 911 dispatcher was killed while driving to work when she was hit by a drunken driver in Brooklyn Park - and her husband heard the call while monitoring emergency dispatch audio at home.

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Blue Earth County couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

A Blue Earth county couple was found dead after an apparent murder-suicide 9 p.m. Friday. The Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic altercation between a husband and wife identified as Timothy Moore, 57, and Lori Moore, 49. While deputies were responding to the scene, Timothy Moore came on the phone and told dispatch that he shot his wife and she was dead. He also told dispatch that he intended to take his own life.

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Student Music Association at MSCS hosts Musical Swap Meet

Have you ever thought to yourself: where can I buy, sell, or trade musical instruments? Along with their tools and supplies? Well, there's one place over in Red Wing. 

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Land Auction In Cresco

People from Minnesota and Iowa are taking advantage of the land up for grabs. 

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Ex-employee source of Garrison Keillor allegations

A newspaper has identified a disgruntled former staffer on "A Prairie Home Companion" as the person who first accused creator Garrison Keillor of inappropriate conduct with a female employee.

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Wisconsin committee vote canceled on 'alcohol czar' bill

A state Senate committee has canceled a planned vote on a bill to create a new "alcohol czar" position with broad powers to enforce Wisconsin's liquor laws and regulations. 

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Mall of America stabber sentenced to 15 years for attack

Mahad Abdirahman was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty earlier to two counts of first-degree assault for the November knife attack at the Bloomington mall.

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Rochester City Attorney retires after 27 years Video included

Terry Adkins is the longest serving City Attorney in Rochester's history.

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Mazeppa man teaches sign painting to people all over the world Video included

Sign painting used to be popular years ago, but not so much in today's world. One Mazeppa man is using his talent of sign painting to try and reinvigorate it into the modern era. "He did a workshop in Vienna in September so I decided to meet him in his hometown," said Malgorzata "Maggie" Mozdyniewicz, who was visiting from Austria. She says the practice isn't common in her country anymore, and she hopes to bring it back.

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Rochester RV and Camping Show kicks off Friday, runs through weekend

Winter is almost over and Spring thoughts were in the air on Friday at the Rochester RV and Camping Show. The show, which is free and runs through the weekend at the Mayo Civic Center, gives people the opportunity to shop the latest and newest in camping technology.

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Austin Dance Team Goes To State

    This weekend is a special one for this year's Austin Packer Dance Team.  

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Growing Acres At Riverland

Experts in the field of local food culture were out at Riverland Community College in Austin Friday for the Growing Acres Event.  

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Rochester drive-by shooting suspect pleads not guilty

A man accused of being involved in a drive by shooting last May has pleaded not guilty on all counts. 25-year-old  Abdirahman Abdullahi appeared in court with his attorney Friday afternoon for a plea hearing. He was allegedly involved in a shooting at 12th street Northwest and North Broadway Avenue last May. 

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Friday Night Sports Extra

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13 Russian nationals charged in Mueller investigation

The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities.

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One arrest in Rochester drug bust Video included

The Rochester Police Department carried out a search warrant on Thursday that resulted in one arrest. 

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Authorities: Boy burned after following dad's suicide advice

Authorities have arrested an Oklahoma man for allegedly giving his 12-year-old son advice on how to kill himself.

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Investigation underway after shots fired in Southeast Rochester

Police say several 911 callers reported shots fired in Southeast Rochester. The calls came in around 8:30 p.m. Thursday from the 2200 block of Park Lane Southeast.  

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Day care owner pleads guilty to hanging toddler

A Minneapolis day care owner accused of trying to kill a toddler in her home has pleaded guilty to criminal charges.

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Court upholds surrogacy contracts as enforceable in Iowa

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The Iowa Supreme Court says the birth mother of an 18-month-old girl, paid as a surrogate to have the baby, is not legally the child's parent.

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Iowa governor orders flags lowered to mark school tragedy

Iowa's governor has ordered all state flags to be lowered to honor those killed and injured at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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Man accused of killing grandparents said competent for trial

A man accused of stabbing to death his grandparents in the Mason City home they shared has been ruled competent for trial.

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Rochester drive-by shooting suspect in court for plea hearing

A man accused of taking part in a drive-by shooting on North Broadway Ave. in Rochester last May returns to court Friday for a plea hearing.  25-year-old Abdirahman Abdullahi will go before a judge nine months after he was allegedly involved in a shooting at 12th St. NW and North Broadway Ave.  

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Romney makes it official: He's running for Utah Senate seat

Republican Mitt Romney is trying for a political comeback as he launches a Senate campaign in Utah.

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Iowa meth dealer who possessed firearms to serve 15 years in federal prison

Travis Daniel Counsell, 48, from Rockford, Iowa, received the prison term after a July 6, 2017, guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

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Teen struck and killed in St. Louis Park

Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has died after he was struck by two vehicles in a Minneapolis suburb.

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Southeast MN band Gear Daddies performs at Mayo Civic Center

Zamboni drivers play a critical role at ice rinks, even more so in Pyeongchang at the Winter Olympics.

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With Nolan out, Radinovich joins race for 8th District

Former Democratic state lawmaker Joe Radinovich is entering the race for Rep. Rick Nolan's seat in Congress. Nolan announced last week he wouldn't run for a fourth term representing Minnesota's 8th Congressional District.

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Police: Driver shoots armed man involved in attack

Police in Minnesota say a motorist shot and killed a man who had pulled a knife on another driver following a multi-vehicle crash. The events unfolded Wednesday afternoon along Highway 65 in the Minneapolis suburb of Fridley.

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US Bank pays $613 million over money laundering charges

U.S. Bancorp is paying $613 million to settle allegations the bank had poor anti-money laundering controls, which put the bank repeatedly at risk of being used as a conduit for criminals.

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Iowa GOP lawmakers hold off gun bill after Florida shooting

Republican lawmakers in Iowa say they're not advancing a bill that would have reduced gun permit requirements in the state in part because of a deadly school shooting in Florida.

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Alleged "Porch Pirate" arrested again

A Rochester woman facing charges for stealing packages is back behind bars after allegedly committing the very same crime. 

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Mayo closing clinic in Adams, second small town in 6 months to lose its doctors Video included

Mayo Clinic's consolidation of services is hitting another small town. The Clinic said Friday afternoon that it will close the Adams Clinic in May, only months after closing its clinic in nearby Le Roy.

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