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Rochester police arrest "peeper" suspect roaming neighborhood at 4 a.m.

Rochester police have arrested a man suspected of sneaking around city neighborhoods peeping into windows.  An officer confronted a man in the 1400 Block of 10th Avenue Southeast at 4 a.m. Wednesday and seized his red cell phone, flashlight and a vibrator. Police later arrested Rickford Munger, 61, who has a long criminal history of such activity.

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Man threatened with a gun in SE Rochester

Rochester police are hunting for a group of men who allegedly threatened a man last night near Slatterly Park. The victim told police he was visiting at a home in the 900 block of 10 1/2 Street Southeast about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, and as he walked out to his car to leave, a group of men approached.  He said one of them pointed a gun at him and threatened to "spray him up."  T

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Patty Wetterling thanks law enforcement while speaking in Rochester Video included

Even before the remains of her son were discovered in Central Minnesota last year, Patty Wetterling spent years as an advocate for children's safety.  She brought her message of hope to Rochester Thursday morning, speaking at a conference sponsored by the Minnesota Sheriff's Association.  

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Semi driver falls asleep at the wheel on I-90; his load of Mike's Hard Lemonade is dumped into the median Video included

An early morning crash on I-90 slowed the morning commute and left a load of alcoholic beverages in the median of the interstate. The crash happened at mile marker 213, about a mile east of Stewartville. It shut down one westbound lane.  Our crew on the scene learned the driver fell asleep at the wheel around 5 am. His rig rolled into the median. His semi's contents, bottles of Mike's Hard Lemonade, spilled into the median. The driver needed to be extricated fro...

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A garbage truck and an SUV collide near Austin

Apparently one of the vehicles blew through a stop sign. The garbage truck was upside down and the SUV crashed into and stopped at a tree. It happened at the intersection of 290th street and Mower Freeborn Road. Crews were working Wednesday morning to tow the cars. There is no word yet on how many were involved or injured, but on the way to crash site there were two Gold Cross ambulances leaving the scene. The air bags on the side of SUV did deploy.

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New study finds major child care shortage in Olmsted County Video included

A new study shows Olmsted County is short on child care providers and many facilities are maxed out. This shortage has a lot of repercussions in the community. According to the study, which was commissioned by Families First of Minnesota and United Way of Olmsted County, Olmsted County is short 1,855 child care slots of the expected need. What's more is that child care centers are full to the brim, leaving many families on waiting lists. First Children's Finance conducted a supply...

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Wykoff FFA officer sits down with President Trump at White House Video included

A student from Wykoff met the President of the United States Tuesday, sitting next to President Trump while he signed an executive order in the White House. Valerie Earley is the Central Region Vice President of the National FFA, and has been an active member in the Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA for years.  

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Teen assaulted in Rochester home invasion Video included

A Rochester teen suffered head injuries after a group of men broke into his home on the 800 block of 21st Avenue SE. Police say the invasion happened at 12:30 Wednesday morning three males, 19, 20, 20 heard a loud banging on the door at the Quarters Apartments. 

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Austin massage parlor closed and arrest made in prostitution sting

An Austin woman is taken into custody and a business is shut down after a prostitution bust at a massage parlor. Austin Police Captain David McKichan says the undercover operation was carried out at Serenity Asian Massage at 1002 West Oakland Avenue. The operation was carried out around 10:30 Monday morning by the SE Minnesota Violent Crimes Enforcement Team with the help of Austin Police and Rochester Police. 61-year-old Zhixian Zhang was arrested on a gross misdemeanor prostituti... More>>

British couple weds in first-ever SPAM wedding

When Anne Mousley knew it was time for her and Mark I Love SPAM Benson to tie the knot knew exactly what to do. On Valentine's day she surprised her SPAM-obsessed partner with news of a SPAM wedding. After all, Mark Benson is obsessed with spam. So much so that he officially changed his middle name to "I Love SPAM" in 2015. Even though Anne isn't as SPAM obsessed as her now husband, she was happy to make the canned-meat product a part of their special day. The...

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Dodge County sheriff warns of explosion risk in bottles used to make meth Video included

Tulsa Police posted a video showing an explosion from handling a "shake and bake" bottle. Tulsa Police posted a video showing an explosion from handling a "shake and bake" bottle.

The Dodge County sheriff is asking those who collect litter alongside roads and ditches to be careful about what they pick up, because some bottles used in the manufacture of meth can cause explosions if they are opened.

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Mayo Clinic partners with Gold Cross to build a multi-million dollar ambulance facility

Mayo clinic is making a big investment in Albert Lea, saying that the $2 million facility will be the new home for ambulance operations. The new facility is the result of a study of the rising number of requests for paramedic care and needs for the community. 

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Heritage Preservation Commission meeting goes beyond agenda, discusses process of landmark designation Video included

The designation of Landmark Properties has been a hot-button issue for the Heritage Preservation Commission. The Hotel Carlton has been nominated by City Council, but the process to get to the actual designation is causing some headaches. Tuesday's meeting dug a lot deeper than what was on the agenda; it brought up underlying concerns in regards to the landmark designation process, as well as what constitutes a landmark property. Dating back to 1920, the Hotel Carton seeps history....

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"Bachelor" Star Chris Soules Accused of Leaving Scene of Deadly Iowa Crash

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Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer who starred on "The Bachelor" two years ago, was arrested Tuesday after authorities say he caused a deadly traffic accident and fled the scene. 

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Minnesota dairy farms no longer in danger after agreement with buyer Video included

A handful of Minnesota dairy farms that faced losing their buyer because of a trade dispute with Canada will keep the buyer after all.  That's according to Minnesota Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Margaret Hart. 

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