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As Labor Day weekend begins, millions across the country are getting ready to pack up their cars for the last road trip of summer. More>>

Barnyard Boutique closes for the year

DOVER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Sunday is the last day of the fourth annual Barnyard Boutique in Dover, where people spent the weekend searching for unique finds.Barnyard Boutique is a fairly self explanatory concept: it's a boutique, in a barnyard, and is held once a year. The first year, only about 15 vendors participated.This year, 40 vendors filled the walls of Paula DeRouin's barn. Most of them are local, who take the opportunity to sell handmade goods of all kinds."We had this big ol' barn, and ... More>>

Minnesota receives grant to fight bat fungus

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Minnesota is receiving part of a $280,000 grant to support research and monitor white nose syndrome in bats.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service is granting nearly $1.3 million in funds to 30 states in order to help detect and respond to white nose syndrome afflicting bat populations.The disease was first discovered in New York in 2006, but has spread rapidly in the past seven years, now plaguing 25 states and five Canadian provinces.The service is now working with st... More>>

Fourteenth anniversary of Trooper Ted Foss' death ramps up forces on highways

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Sunday marks the fourteenth anniversary of the death of Minnesota State Patrol trooper Ted Foss. This holiday weekend, officials are remembering his life and reminding motorists to stay safe while on the road.Trooper Foss was hit and killed by a passing vehicle while conducting a traffic stop near the Enterprise Rest Stop on I-90 near Lewiston.The Ted Foss Move Over Law is part of the Southeast Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths program, and today, local law enforcement a... More>>

Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

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Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar... More>>

Swimmers take in last weekend at the beach

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC)--As millions of Americans start to enjoy the holiday weekend, for many, there's at least one downside to Labor Day as it is the last weekend to enjoy the beach. Swimmers made their way to Foster Arend Park to soak up the last bit of summer at the lake."Well it's a beautiful day. This is about the only place I know to come to be able to enjoy a lake like this nearby," said Evan Hill of Minneapolis. "I wanted to be able to enjoy it the last time I could".The end of swimm... More>>

Two local restaurants named top 10 outside of the Twin Cities

WINONA, Minn. (KTTC) -- Two local restaurants have been named part of the best 10 in Minnesota outside of the twin cities, according to food and drink review site Thrillist. The two restaurants are well known for their fish with one residing right on the water, and the other nestled in the heart of downtown Rochester.One of the two local spots on the list is the Boat House restaurant in Winona. With beautiful views of the Mississippi River, the Boat House is anewcomerr to the restaurant marke... More>>

EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

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Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away. More>>

McFadden, Franken argue over debate schedule

The debate about debates rages on in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race.After seeing his proposal for six debates pared back to three, Republican challenger Mike McFadden says Senator Al Franken's campaign is now holding up debate negotiations. McFadden called on Franken to agree to earlier debates from the State Fair on Friday and objected to the prospect of their first debate taking place in late October.McFadden says he thinks the two should meet at least once before earl... More>>

Traditional Celtic music kicks off Irish Fest Video included

The tastes and sounds of Ireland are coming to Rochester this weekend for the fourth annual Irish Fest. Traditional Irish music, dancing, food, and games will be on display for the event's first year at its new location at the History Center of Olmsted County. More>>

Foster parent's license revoked after infant dies in her care Video included

A foster care mother loses her license after a baby dies in her care. This stems from an incident from November, 2013.  More>>

Griner and Taylor lift Mercury over Lynx 85-71

Brittney Griner had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury held off a late rally to beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-71 on Friday night in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Western Conference finals. More>>

Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade. Doctors say that a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug... More>>

Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

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Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola. More>>

Cabbage likely caused Minnesota E. coli outbreak

State health officials say green whole head cabbage was the likely source of E. coli that sickened 15 people in Minnesota in July. More>>

Deputies remember Trooper Ted Foss, warn motorists this weekend Video included

Minnesota State Patrol is reminding drivers to slow down and move over this Labor Day weekend by remembering a fellow officer. More>>

White House: No change to US terror warnings

The White House does not expect the U.S. to raise its terrorism threat warning level. More>>

Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

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Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida. More>>

Vikings WR Simpson gets 3-game suspension by NFL

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, his second such punishment in three seasons. More>>

MnDOT urges travelers to use caution through work zones Video included

MnDOT is asking travelers to drive carefully through road construction zones during the Labor Day weekend.
Three projects are on Interstate 90 in southeast Minnesota
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Man accused of assaulting pregnant girlfriend near Rochester

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man accused of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend and stealing her money near Rochester. More>>

Police: Rochester woman arrested after beating 11-year-old daughter

Rochester police arrested a woman accused of beating her daughter while under the influence. More>>

Rochester child found stuck in Red Wing crock

A rough afternoon for a Rochester toddler who got her legs stuck in some kitchenware. More>>

No sanctions for destruction of 'fantasy logs'

A convicted serial rapist who destroyed explicit journals that could have been used as evidence for officials fighting his release in Minnesota won't face legal consequences for failing to keep his writings known as... More>>

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