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Sportacular Tailgate Challenge raises money for mentoring program Video included

Hundreds of kids played sports and games at Mayo Field in Rochester Saturday evening, all while meeting some star athletes too. The third annual Sportacular Tailgate Challenge ran from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It was a chance for kids to test their skills in basketball, football, hockey, golf and more.


Oronoco Gold Rush Days drawing people from around the country Video included

Hundreds of vendors and visitors were back in Oronoco Saturday for its 45th annual Gold Rush Days. The free antique show features 300 vendors selling furniture, decor, toys and more. And if you missed it Saturday, the show will resume Sunday morning.


Rushford-Peterson district celebrates grand opening of new school Video included

Ten years after Rushford's old school was damaged in the 2007 flood, the community celebrated the grand opening of a new one. On Saturday morning, the public got to tour Rushford-Peterson Schools' new 170,000 square-foot facility, which will be home to early education through 12th-grade students.


Man accused of stabbing wife 30 times in front of children

Authorities say a Brooklyn Park woman is in a medically induced coma after she was repeatedly stabbed by her husband in front of their children. The Star Tribune reports that 34-year-old Jethro Gboeah was charged Friday with felony first-degree assault and violating a no contact order in connection with the attack. Police say the children told police they watched their father enter the apartment building, strangle their mother, and say he would kill her before repeatedly stabbing her... More>>

Homes in St. Paul area evacuated because of pipe bomb scare

Several homes in a St. Paul neighborhood were evacuated after police said they found a potential explosive device in a vehicle. The incident happened early Saturday morning in the Payne-Phalen area on the city's east side. Police received a call just before 5 a.m. that a woman had been threatened with a handgun. The suspects escaped in a vehicle by the time officers arrived. Police spokesman Steve Linders says police located the vehicle and arrested two men who were inside. Police f... More>>

Building purchase should pave way for new United stadium

Officials say Minnesota United owner Bill McGuire has bought the last building that stands in the way of a new professional soccer stadium in St. Paul. St. Paul Authority officials tell the Pioneer Press that McGurie's decision to buy out the mortgage for the Rainbow Foods store will allows the team to demolish the supermarket make room for north edge of the stadium. The move would give McGuire control of the Midway Shopping Center. The $200 million facility will be privately funde...


Authorities respond to shed fire in High Forest Township

Authorities responded to a shed fire in High Forest Township Friday evening. 


Hungry customers are served a slice of history at Mantorville's Old School Cafe Video included

In Mantorville, there's a place where guests are served a slice of American history with a generous side of hospitality. 


Flood victim's family remembers him 10 years later Video included

Jerry Lorenz, 37, was one of seven flash flood victims in August 2007. Jerry Lorenz, 37, was one of seven flash flood victims in August 2007.

Seven people died the weekend of August 18th, 2007 in what is considered one of the worst flash floods in Minnesota history.  Jerry Lorenz, John and Shirley Micheel, Joyce and Victor Gensmer, David Ask, and David Blackburn were the seven victims. One decade later, the victim's families still remember the night they received the devastating news.   "I got a phone call from a family member saying to come quick, we can't find Jerry but we found his car. The tears s... More>>

UPDATE: Names released in deadly accident on Highway 52 Video included

The one-vehicle accident happened just before 5 Friday morning just North of Zumbrota, near 165th Avenue in the southbound lanes.


Minneapolis City Council approves Medaria Arradondo as police chief Video included

Medaria Arradondo Medaria Arradondo

The Minneapolis City Council is voting on naming a new police chief in the wake of last month's fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman by an officer responding to a call.


Source: Trump adviser Steve Bannon is leaving White House post.

Steve Bannon Steve Bannon

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post.


AARP picks 50 influential people over 50 in Minnesota Video included

After some accidents, you're blessed to get another chance.  "I shouldn't have lived through that injury," Bob Bardwell, founder of the Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch, said.


5-year-old Rochester boy fights genetic disorder like a superhero Video included

He wears a mask and a cape for a reason. A Rochester boy is fighting his genetic disorder like a superhero, and he has received a national award for his bravery. Gus Erickson, 5, was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) when he was just 9 months old.  "We were shocked. He was born a healthy, happy baby," said his mom, Becky Erickson.


Rushford business owner reflects on deadly 2007 Minnesota flood Video included

Overlooking the town of Rushford Overlooking the town of Rushford

The August 2007 flood is one of the worst natural disasters to hit southeastern Minnesota in recent history. Rushford, Stockton, Minnesota City, and other towns saw flood waters reach as high as four and a half feet. Seven people lost their lives the weekend of August 18th. The state of Minnesota estimated around $67 million in flood damage to private property and infrastructure. Since FEMA only provides assistance to homes and not businesses, the Minnesota Legislature held a ... More>>

SEIU calls on Dr. Noseworthy and Mayo to clarify 'advisory' role to Pres. Trump

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The head of a major Minnesota healthcare union is calling on Mayo Clinic and its CEO, Dr. John Noseworthy to make clear and public all ties to President Trump.


Austin Police investigating after two home break-ins in 24 hours

Austin police are investigating two residential break-ins. The first one happened around 11:15 Wednesday morning on the 600 block of 11th Ave SW. 


Police searching for 4 women possibly involved in assault of Austin man

Austin police are trying to find four women after they allegedly attacked a man early Thursday morning and stole his wallet.


80 chicks die in barn fire near Rochester

More than 80 chicks are dead after a barn fire outside of Rochester. Deputies say at about 8:50 Wednesday morning they were called to 3505 36th avenue Northeast after the owners noticed their barn was on fire. They say the fire was caused by a heat lamp that overheated. All 82 chicks inside died. The barn itself was not destroyed. More>>

Rummage sale to help families left homeless by apartment fire

Wellington Estate Apartments fire on Aug. 5 Wellington Estate Apartments fire on Aug. 5

A fundraiser will help families suddenly without a home in Wells, after an apartment fire earlier this month. 


UPDATE: Name of driver released in police search at Gamehaven Reserve Video included

According to authorities, a driver was heading south on County Road 1 near Gamehaven Scout Reservation when the driver rolled the vehicle.


Mayo announces new business arrangement with Medica, around 200 jobs to be impacted Video included

According to a news release, posted on Mayo's internal-web Thursday, Mayo Clinic announced a new business arrangement with Medica.


MnDOT - Rochester district among 5 companies recognized as Bicycle Friendly Businesses

Five new Minnesota companies, including one in Rochester, have been recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFBs) by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB).


Hormel Foods adds to its food service portfolio by acquiring of Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages Video included

Fontanini is based in Chicago and specializes in authentic Italian meats and sausages, as well as a variety of other premium meat products including pizza toppings and meatballs.


Tornadoes touch down in south-central Minnesota

A trained spotter reports 6-inch tree branches down and street signs bent over after a tornado struck about a mile south of Nicollet just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.


Throwback Thursday: finding treasures at Gold Rush Days Video included

Every August for the past 45 years, Oronoco has held what has become a much-anticipated annual event: Gold Rush Days.  This photo from the History Center of Olmsted County, taken on August 15, 1987, shows that not much has changed over the years. 


CAIR-MN calls for FBI investigation into death threat against Congressional candidate Regina Mustafa Video included

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The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today called on the FBI to investigate an online threat to shoot Regina Mustafa.


FBI offers $30K reward for info in Minnesota mosque bombing Video included

(David Joles/Star Tribune via AP). Law enforcement officials investigate an explosion at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn., on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Bloomington police Chief Jeff Potts said Saturday that investigators are tryin... (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP). Law enforcement officials investigate an explosion at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn., on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Bloomington police Chief Jeff Potts said Saturday that investigators are tryin...

The FBI is offering a $30,000 reward for information in the bombing of a Minnesota mosque earlier this month.


Rochester hit with 30 car break-ins in past 10 days Video included

Rochester Police said four young people could be responsible for the rise in break-ins.


Supporters host candlelight vigil in Duluth to remember those who were killed and injured in Charlottesville

The Duluth Chapter of the NAACP hosted a candlelight vigil for those who were killed and injured during the white supremacy rally.


Traffic delays expected as cleanup begins after semi rollover on I-90 Video included

The crash happened around midnight Wednesday on eastbound I-90 at mile marker 268 near Nodine.


UPDATE: 2 people arrested in Rochester shooting, 1 faces aiding an offender charge Video included

Gerardo Esquivel Olveda was arrested. Gerardo Esquivel Olveda was arrested.

Rochester Police say one person is in custody and another person is hurt after a shooting Tuesday evening. It happened at about 5:30 p.m. on 12th Avenue Southeast, just south of 4th Street Southeast, said Lt. Josh Thompson. Based on initial findings, it appeared there was an argument outside a vehicle on the street.


Pain relief from knee replacement surgery may not require power narcotics, says researchers

Researchers at Stanford University studied the effectiveness of some commonly used drug-free treatments.


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