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Rochester School Board votes down proposed changes to attendance policy Video included

A controversial change to the current attendance policy at Rochester Public Schools has been voted down by the school board. More>>

Crews install new water main in Rochester Video included

The installation of a new water main in Rochester isn't slowing anyone. More>>

Olmsted County Board commissioners approve weapons screening for Government Center Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Tuesday the Olmsted County Board commissioners unanimously approved an option to construct weapons screening stations in the Government Center.
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DMC public input process begins Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Tuesday night the formal public input session of the DMC planning process got started. It was a packed house at the Mayo Civic Center as Rochester residents and those from surrounding communities gathered to meet the newly hired planners and learned about the planning process.

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Fire destroys garage in Plainview

Fire destroyed a garage Tuesday in Plainview. Fire crews responded at about 9:30 p.m. to the 22000 block of County Road 25. More>>

Dayton says he can't impose frack sand moratorium

Gov. Mark Dayton says he lacks authority to impose a two-year moratorium on silica sand mining in southeastern Minnesota. More>>

State board reprimands Wabasha Co. Judge Walters

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The Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards has publicly reprimanded Wabasha County Judge Terrence M. Walters for rules violations. More>>

Mason City woman arrested for arson

Mason City police have arrested one woman for arson after a house fire. More>>

Austin Utilities: Threat of frozen pipes almost gone

After a harsh and long winter, Austin Utilities said Tuesday that the threat of frozen pipes is almost gone. More>>

New general manager at RPU

Mark Kotschevar Mark Kotschevar

The Rochester Public Utilities board has named a new RPU general manager. Mark Kotschevar will replace the retiring Larry Koshire. More>>

Archbishop deposition on abuse made public

Attorneys for victims of alleged sexual abuse by priests say a deposition by Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt shows deceit continues in the church. More>>

Kat Perkins impresses coaches on 'The Voice' Video included

The live rounds are underway on "The Voice" and Kat Perkins rocked out in her first live performance. More>>

Mason City plans to auction 8 more homes Video included

Mason City officials have completed plans to auction eight more homes abandoned after the June 2008 flooding. More>>

Rochester man charged after four-county burglary spree Video included

WINONA, Minn. (KTTC) -- A convicted burglar has been arrested and charged once again after a widespread string of burglaries in our area Friday. Police tracked him for more than 5 hours through four counties before making an arrest. Maurice Golston is behind bars, facing four felony counts relating to burglaries in Winona County. Police say he broke into or attempted to break into more than half a dozen homes in broad daylight. More>>

New methods to fight graffiti in Austin Video included

The city of Austin is trying a different approach when it comes to graffiti removal in town.  In parts of Austin there is graffiti on fences, buildings, homes, and benches, but several volunteer driven community pride initiatives can help make Austin look nicer. More>>

Judge orders squatter to leave downtown Lanesboro storefront building Video included

After an eviction hearing in a Preston courtroom on Monday, a man who has been occupying a downtown storefront in Lanesboro for months is reportedly moving out tonight. Charles Zahradnik was a "no show" at the court hearing before Judge Matthew Opat.  Building owners David and Lori Bakke came away with a ruling that allows them to get their building back immediately and possibly recoup some of their lost revenue.

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Rochester's Uptown neighborhood to get nearly $500,000 in upgrades Video included

Rochester city officials are debating what the stretch of Second Street Southwest west of Highway 52 will look like. More>>

Hunt is on for new tenant for Nelson's Market Place building in Albert Lea Video included

Last week, 80 employees of Nelson's Market Place learned the supermarket that serves Albert Lea would be closing in a month and they'll be out of a job.  The Executive Director of the Albert Lea-Freeborn Chamber of Commerce says he's determined to keep a positive spin on things.

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Oronoco woman pleads not guilty to role in drive-by shootings Video included

An Oronoco woman has pleaded not guilty to her alleged involvement in a series of drive-by shootings in Rochester last year.
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Activists to deliver silica sand mining petitions

Activists plan to mark Earth Day by delivering over 6,000 petition signatures to Gov. Mark Dayton calling for a two-year moratorium on silica sand mining in southeastern Minnesota. More>>

Minnesota lawmakers tilt toward session finish

Minnesota lawmakers are back in action after a week away from the Capitol, but their annual session is rapidly winding down. More>>

Future of the Chardonnay house still uncertain Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) --The future of the Rochester Chardonnay House is still uncertain.Two weeks ago the demolition permit for the more than 100-year-old structure went before the City Council, and at that point they decided to wait two weeks to see if another buyer for the property would step up.Now two weeks later, some at the council meeting asked the public hearing on the issue be reopened because new information had come to light.Based on the public testimony from two weeks ago howeve... More>>

Rochester City Council previews Government Center weapons screening options Video included

At Monday's Committee of the Whole meeting, Rochester City Council members got a look at the different plans proposed to add a weapons screening area to the county side of Government Center. More>>

Powdered alcohols no longer have label approvals

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Don't expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon. More>>

Two Rochester runners make journey back to Boston Marathon Video included

Distad and Hemenway train on the Douglas Trail Distad and Hemenway train on the Douglas Trail

Trevor Distad and Andy Hemenway are two runners from Rochester who made it out of last year's Boston Marathon alive, but it is their decision to run again that is the true test of strength. More>>

Limited corn planting begins in SW Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Snow and cold continue to put field work on ice at farms across Minnesota.In its weekly crop progress and condition report for the state, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says it received reports of limited corn planting from southwestern Minnesota last week, as well as some planting of oats, spring wheat and barley. But other parts of Minnesota are still waiting for suitable conditions to begin planting.Only 0.6 days were rated suitable for fieldwork statewide last ... More>>

Rochester student facing charges for smoking marijuana and bringing gun on bus Video included

A Rochester student is facing felony charges after allegedly smoking marijuana on a bus and bringing a handgun Friday to the Alternative Learning Center where he went to school. More>>

McCartney to perform at Target Field

A major concert announcement at Target Field! Sir Paul McCartney will perform at the ballpark on Aug. 2. More>>

Police: Foot chase in Rochester ends with canine biting suspect

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Rochester police said a domestic situation turned into a foot chase that ended with a police canine biting the suspect. More>>

Deputies: Man arrested in Eyota after allegedly trying to strangle woman

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office said a man was arrested in Eyota over the weekend after he allegedly tried to strangle a woman expected to testify against him. More>>

Police investigate fatal club shooting in Mankato Video included

Mankato police are trying to determine if there was more than one shooter responsible for the chaotic scene outside a club early Easter morning that left one dead and three others injured. More>>

Senser to be transferred from prison this week

The wife of former Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser will leave a state prison this week where she has served time for a fatal hit-and-run. More>>

Transplanted Englishman captures incredible beauty of Mississippi waters near Wabasha

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As spring blossoms and the incredible beauty of the upper Mississippi River valley wakes up after a brutal winter, there's one transplanted Englishman out there with his camera capturing the moments.  Guy Marshall of Wabasha says "many people in the UK spend their whole lives hoping to live in 'the countryside' and I never thought that I would ever be so lucky." More>>

City offers cash rebates to build in Harmony Video included

The Harmony Economic Development Authority is offering cash rebates to build new homes in Harmony.  City officials said the program is meant to spur new construction and community growth. More>>

Vikings to add another $1.2M to stadium project

The Minnesota Vikings are contributing another $1.2 million to the new stadium to put in a bigger video board on the facility's west end and for other video-related upgrades.
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Post-rehab, injured snowy owl released into wild

A rare snowy owl that was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital and sent to Minnesota for rehab is back in the wild once again.
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Rochester Cambodians celebrate New Year Video included

Hundreds gathered in southeast Rochester on Saturday to ring in the Cambodian New Year. More>>

Hundreds participate in 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Video included

Hundreds participated in the 9th annual Grace Lutheran Easter Egg Hunt in Rochester on Saturday. More>>

"Litter Bit Better" week begins in Rochester Video included

Saturday marked the 8th annual "Help Make Rochester a Litter Bit Better" campaign. More>>

Apache Mall shoppers stunned by fire at Macy's Video included

Saturday morning shoppers at Apache Mall were stunned when smoke started pouring out of the backroom area of Macy's department store just before 10 a.m.  Rochester firefighters rushed to the mall and attacked the smoky fire, which was inside of a trash compactor machine attached to a huge dumpster.  Shoppers were evacuated. 
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Thousands of motorcyclists to hit the road for the spring Flood Run Video included

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As many as 30,000 motorcyclists will suit up and hit the road on Saturday to unofficially kick off motorcycle season in Minnesota. More>>

People gather for 'Way of the Cross' procession in Rochester Video included

People gathered to mark Good Friday in Rochester through the "Way of the Cross." More>>

Man dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound in fire near Dover Video included

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The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office said Friday a man whose remains were found after a fire at a home near Dover died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. More>>

UPDATE: Rochester heroin bust was part of statewide sting Video included

Two alleged drug dealers arrested Wednesday in Rochester were part of a much larger operation believed to include 65 suspected heroin traffickers arrested statewide as part of "Operation Exile." More>>

UPDATE: 2 arrested in drug bust in northwest Rochester Video included

A drug bust led to the arrest of two alleged drug dealers. Ayla Krohn, 25, is facing three felony drug charges including fifth-degree possession of marijuana, first-degree sale of meth or heroin, and third-degree sale of narcotics. More>>

Former state Sen. Nancy Brataas dies

Former state Sen. Nancy Brataas died Thursday after battling a lung disease for nearly a year. More>>

Toddler hospitalized after tractor accident near Rochester Video included

A toddler is hospitalized after a tractor accident near Rochester Friday morning. More>>

Man removed from Olmsted County courtroom for sexual misconduct

Lloyd Armstrong Lloyd Armstrong

A man is facing more charges behind bars after new allegations of sexual misconduct and assault. More>>

Rochester Downtown Alliance names new Executive Director

Jenna Bowman Jenna Bowman

The Rochester Downtown Alliance has named a Rochester native as its new Executive Director. More>>

Metrodome demolition completed

The Metrodome is now completely gone. Project leaders for the new Vikings stadium say demolition of the dome was formally completed Thursday, a month ahead of schedule. More>>

Minnesota Pipeline Company seeks to expand capacity Video included

Minnesota Pipeline Company is making plans for an expansion that will nearly double the capacity of one of its pipelines. More>>

Senator Klobuchar tours Albert Lea manufacturer

DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar toured the region Thursday to meet with youth in manufacturing apprenticeship programs. More>>

Cell phones already common for young kids

Recently Sprint unveiled a new cell phone marketed for kids ages 5 to 12 called the WeGo. It's more evidence that as cell phones become more and more common in daily life, they end up in smaller and smaller hands. More>>

Michaels data breach affected Rochester store Video included

Michaels says a data breach at its stores lasted eight months and affected about three million customers. More>>

Rochester native named Noncommissioned Officer of the Year

Staff Sgt. Michael Walker Staff Sgt. Michael Walker

A Minnesota Army National Guard soldier from Rochester was honored at the Minnesota National Guard Best Warrior Competition. More>>

Austin woman pleads not guilty to child pornography charges

Deborah Edge Deborah Edge

An Austin woman accused of creating child pornography and posting it online will make her first court appearance Thursday morning. More>>

Minnesota State team to return under Hoffner

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Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato, say they are ready to practice under reinstated coach Todd Hoffner. More>>

Tourism push plays up 'Only in Minnesota' getaways

Say goodbye to "More to Explore." Minnesota tourism promoters are ushering in a new slogan that focuses on "Only in Minnesota" experiences as part of their largest-ever advertising campaign. More>>

Thursday marks 7 years since murder of April Sorensen Video included

Thursday marks seven years since 27-year-old April Sorensen was found dead inside her northwest Rochester home. More>>

Bubble comes down at RCTC Video included

A sign of spring Thursday morning as the Rochester Regional Stadium Bubble came down at RCTC. More>>

Minnesota labor force surpasses 3 million

Minnesota's labor force now tops 3 million. The Department of Employment and Economic Development showcased the figure Thursday as they released jobs figures for March. More>>

Minnesota Pipe Line seeks to expand capacity

Minnesota Pipe Line Company plans to ask regulators for approval to nearly double the capacity of a crude oil pipeline that carries oil from Canada and North Dakota to the two refineries in the Twin Cities. More>>

Erin Pendergast passes away after battle with brain cancer Video included

Erin Pendergast passed away in her home surrounded by her family and friends on Monday. About two years ago, the young Rochester mother and wife pregnant with her second child was diagnosed with brain cancer. More>>

Sen. Klobuchar to visit Albert Lea and Faribault Video included

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Sen. Amy Klobuchar will visit southern Minnesota on Thursday. More>>

19 inches of new snow for Isanti, Minn. Video included

Deep snow in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin is proof of the weather adage that in April, just about anything can happen. More>>

Bill would change practices for CRNAs Video included

Legislators met with medical doctors in Rochester on Wednesday to discuss proposed legislation that would change the way Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists practice medicine in Minnesota. More>>

Minn. judicial officials warning about jury duty phone scam

State judicial officials are warning of a phone scam involving jury duty. More>>

Kat Perkins in the playoff rounds on 'The Voice'

Minnesota's Kat Perkins takes the stage in Monday night's playoff rounds on "The Voice." More>>

Supremacist ID'd as suspect in Kansas attacks Video included

The man accused of killing three people Sunday in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the... More>>

Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California. The bus... More>>

DASH CAM VIDEO: Troopers nearly hit by vehicle on I-80 Video included

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The Johnson County Sheriff's Office has now released a dash cam video from a driver barreling into a crash scene after being rear-ended by a semi, nearly injuring officers investigating a recent Interstate 80 crash. More>>

Bluefield, Va., girl suffers tragic injury while attempting online 'challenge' Video included

CHARLESTON (WVVA) - A Bluefield, Va., teen continues to recover in a Charleston hospital after tragically breaking her neck while attempting a stunt made popular on social media. Sabrina Armstrong, a More>>

KTTC parent company to acquire additional stations

QUINCY, IL (KTTC) Quincy Newspapers, Inc., owner of KTTC Television has announced the purchase of four television stations located in Peoria/Bloomington, IL; Ft. Wayne, IN; Duluth, MN/Superior, WI and More>>

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  • Crews install new water main in Rochester

    Crews install new water main in Rochester

    The installation of a new water main in Rochester isn't slowing anyone.More >>
    The installation of a new water main in Rochester isn't slowing anyone.More >>
  • DMC public input process begins

    DMC public input process begins

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Tuesday night the formal public input session of the DMC planning process got started. It was a packed house at the Mayo Civic Center as Rochester residents and those from surrounding communities gathered to meet the newly hired planners and learned about the planning process.
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    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Tuesday night the formal public input session of the DMC planning process got started. It was a packed house at the Mayo Civic Center as Rochester residents and those from surrounding communities gathered to meet the newly hired planners and learned about the planning process.

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  • Mason City plans to auction 8 more homes

    Mason City plans to auction 8 more homes

    Mason City officials have completed plans to auction eight more homes abandoned after the June 2008 flooding.More >>
    Mason City officials have completed plans to auction eight more homes abandoned after the June 2008 flooding.More >>
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