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Audit: Rochester VA 'felt pressure' to hide delays

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) --  An internal audit has found that staff at the Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Rochester "felt pressure to manipulate" appointment data to hide delays in medical care. More>>

UPDATE: Police search for two men after shooting in northwest Rochester Video included

Rochester police are searching for two men involved in a shooting in northwest Rochester Wednesday night.

Officer shot and killed during routine traffic stop; suspect apprehended Video included

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A Mendota Heights police officer was shot Wednesday afternoon during a routine traffic stop in a Twin Cities suburb. Police have named Brian Fitch Sr. as a suspect in the officers killing. More>>

Wykoff woman waits for all-clear after fruit recall

WYKOFF, Minn. (KTTC) -- A nation-wide recall of stonefruit has some local consumers concerned for their health. 

Stockton man arrested for holding a woman captive

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STOCKTON, Minn. (KTTC) -- A Stockton man is behind bars Thursday after authorities say assaulted and threatened a woman while holding her hostage. More>>

First Neurological Hospitality House in the world to open in Rochester

A one-of-a-kind facility will soon be opening in Rochester, a Neurological Recovery House led by a group of doctors and professionals.

Houston County: DNR has no power over Erickson mine

The Department of Natural Resources has ordered a sand mine in Southeast Minnesota to stop production immediately, but Houston County officials say that's not their decision.


Freeborn County celebrates 6 days of fun at County Fair in Albert Lea

 The Freeborn county fair began on Tuesday and continues to be a major attraction in Albert Lea.  The six day long fair features a host of games, activities and live acts that the whole region looks forward too.

Austin PD arrests a man for pulling gun on another man near an elementary school Video included

AUSTIN, Minn. (KTTC) -- An Austin man is in custody after allegedly pulling a gun on another man during an argument outside an Austin elementary school late Wednesday night. More>>

Sober ten years: Rochester couple honored by Wabasha County's "Drug Court" Video included

WABASHA, Minn. (KTTC) -- There was a celebration Thursday morning in Wabasha, with everyone involved happy that no glasses were being raised in the salute. Tiffany Hunsley and Bill Hall were honored for staying sober for ten years -- they are the first two graduates of the Wabasha County Substance Abuse Court Program.District Court Judge Terrence Walters and the Substance Abuse Court team held a special recognition ceremony for Hunsley and Hall Thursday morning. Both Tiffany and Bill are from... More>>

Rochester man arrested, accused of threatening with boxcutter

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A Rochester man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly threatening another man with a box cutter.  Police say it happened at a gathering of several people on the 42-hundred block of 22nd Avenue Northwest around 5 p.m. More>>

Apache Mall store clerk fights with man suspected of shoplifting Video included

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A man from Alexandria, Minnesota is facing multiple charges after being arrested for shoplifting at Apache Mall in Rochester around 6:20 last night. Police said Mitchell Vipond, 23, was arrested after allegedly stealing three T-shirts at Champs. Police said Vipond fought with the 23-year-old female store employee and a 49-year-old male security guard. He was wanted on a warrant out of Douglas County and is now also facing a simple robbery charge. More>>

Rochester candidates meet in candidate forum Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Candidates for Rochester Mayor, City Council Ward Three and School Board Seat Five shared their views in a candidate forum put on by the League of Women Voters on Wednesday. More>>

Small Chatfield Organization looks to win big bucks

CHATFIELD, Minn. (KTTC) -- Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA) is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit agency headquartered in Chatfield. serving communities, businesses and residents throughout Southeast Minnesota and Northeast Iowa. CEDA was selected as one of six finalists to compete for a $15,000 "Strong Communities" award, given by Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines. Nominated by community partner FM Community Bank in Preston and Chatfield, CEDA was selected for its work wi... More>>

Dems push contraceptive bill ahead of election

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota House Democrats hope to pass a bill next session requiring that employers provide contraceptives to workers.The legislation is intended to counteract the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case.The high court ruled that companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Minnesota Democrats' legislation would require fully insured employer health plans cover contrace... More>>

Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area


Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against... More>>

Late summer staple popping up all over Video included

It's that time of year again, sweet corn stands are starting to pop up all over the state. Summer wouldn't be summer without the succulent ears of corn and the roadside stands that provide the fresh farm produce.


Crews remain hard at work dredging sand out of Mississippi Video included

 All week cargo-filled barges heading south have been stalled all along the Mississippi River and Wednesday, dredging operations continue to clear stretches of sandbars blocking traffic.

Thousands of dollars in stolen property and drugs found at Brownsdale property Video included

The Mower County Sheriff's Office raided a home in Brownsdale on Saturday, discovering vast amounts of stolen property and more. More>>

Minnesota archbishop won't resign amid criticism

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won't resign despite criticism over the archdiocese's handling of sexual abuse claims involving priests.Archbishop John Nienstedt made his comments in in a column that will appear in Thursday's archdiocese newspaper, The Catholic Spirit. He says he's bound to stay in office as long as Pope Francis wants.Nienstedt says he'll continue to apply the hard lessons he's learned over the past months.He says he's... More>>

Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not over


Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography. More>>

Police shooting reported in West St. Paul

Police are responded to the reported shooting of an officer in West St. Paul. More>>

Officers carry out drug-related search warrant in southeast Rochester Video included

Rochester police carried out a drug-related search warrant Wednesday at a home police said they've taken several complaints about. More>>

Prosecutors appeal judge's decision to drop charges in alleged bombing plot Video included

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Prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision to drop the attempted murder charges against John LaDue. More>>

Fire consumes barn in Lewiston Video included

The Lewiston Fire Department is investigating the cause of a barn fire Tuesday afternoon. More>>

RPU study reveals need for rate increase Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC)--The Rochester Public Utilities Board reviewed results of the Electric Cost of Service Study at a board meeting on Tuesday night. The board commissioned the rate study to ensure rates were fair and balanced across the board. More than 20 rate classes were included in the study. The study revealed an increase is needed at some point to ensure the stability of the organization. It suggested an overall general rate increases for 2015-2017 would be 3.5% in 2015, and 1.7%... More>>

Emergency training at Prairie Island Nuclear Plant Video included

The town of Welch was buzzed with police and emergency crews Tuesday afternoon as a training exercise took place at the Prairie Island Nuclear Facility. 

Dredging efforts underway to clear sandbars from Mississippi Video included

There's an effort to clear the way for the barges stuck on the Mississippi River.

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