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Officials hold Zip Rail public meeting Video included

 ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Area residents packed RCTC's Heintz Center with a lot of questions about Zip Rail Tuesday evening. Officials working on the plan came with the answers they have so far. They're in the middle of the first Environmental Impact Statement, so they know the why. More>>

UPDATE: Person killed in motorcycle crash was Lanesboro man Video included

Robert A. Petrillo, 61, of Lanesboro, was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a pickup truck just before 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of County Road 8 and County Road 17. More>>

UPDATE: Fire causes more than $15,000 in damage to Quarry Hill Park shed Video included

Fire broke out early Tuesday morning at a storage shed at Quarry Hill Park. More>>

Teens steal car and crash it into tree in northwest Rochester Video included

Three teenagers are blamed for stealing a car from downtown Rochester and then driving it into a tree. More>>

UPDATE: Hammond man in serious condition after motorcycle crash in Chester Video included

A Hammond man has been upgraded to serious condition after a motorcycle crash in Chester Sunday night. More>>

Process underway to move historic home in Rochester Video included

Crews are removing trees at one of Rochester's most historic homes, which is being moved to make way for an apartment building. More>>

Public discussion on proposed high-speed rail between Rochester and Twin Cities

The public gets to join in on the discussion of a proposed high-speed rail line between Rochester and the Twin Cities. More>>

Some charges dropped against Waseca teen accused of plotting attack

Attempted murder charges have been dismissed against the Waseca teenager accused of plotting an attack on his school and family. More>>

Sandbars strand barges in Upper Mississippi Video included

Nearly a dozen barges and their tugboats are held up in the Mississippi river, unable to get south of Winona with their cargo. Officials said they've been grounded by sandbars created by sediment washed into the river during last month's flooding. More>>

Rochester Police Department seeks city council approval of study for new precinct Video included

The Rochester Police Department is looking to expand, as Destination Medical Center promises to bring more people to the city, and a need for greater numbers in law enforcement. More>>

New opiate recovery program opens at Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center Video included

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opiate abuse is the nation's fastest-growing drug problem. From prescription pain killers to street drugs like heroin, these substances are addictive and difficult to overcome alone, but one local rehab facility is providing those desperate to get clean with a lifeline. More>>

Nationwide solar challenge ends in Minnesota Video included

A trek across the country came to an end in Minnesota Monday afternoon. Students from colleges across the country and beyond competed in the eight-day, 1,700 mile solar car race from Texas to Minnesota. More>>

Minnesota Health officials address Ebola concerns

The Minnesota Department of Health is working with leaders in the local Liberian community to address concerns about an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. More>>

Longfellow Elementary students return to the classroom Video included

Summer vacation has come to an end for students at Longfellow Elementary School, but their early return to the classroom doesn't come as a surprise for the students. More>>

8,000 get bum notices of health care cancellations

More than 8,000 low-income Minnesotans have received erroneous notices that their health coverage would be temporarily canceled if they don't pay up. More>>

Muslims mark end of Ramadan in Rochester Video included

Local Muslims met Monday at University Center Rochester for their annual celebration to mark the end of Ramadan. More>>

UPDATE: Motorcycle riders raise $106,000 for Ronald McDonald House Video included

The “Cruise” Motorcycle Benefit Ride raised $106,000 for the Ronald McDonald House. More>>

Police: Rochester man threatened homeowner with machete

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A man is behind bars Monday after Rochester police said he threatened a homeowner with a machete. More>>

Speeding past orange barrels could bring $300 fine Video included

Getting caught speeding through a road construction work zone is about to get more costly in Minnesota. More>>

Records detail Charles City man's death after stun gun use Video included

There's new information about the death of a north Iowa man last year who died while deputies tried to subdue him. More>>

Man hurt while attempting stunt on motorcycle in Rushford

A man was hurt in Rushford while trying to do a stunt on his motorcycle. More>>

Local Skaters and BMX riders promote sports at 36th Riverboat Days Festival Video included

When the Wabasha Skate Park first came to town it was the place to be, but now years later it has lost some of its luster.  With hundreds of people coming to the city for the 36th annual Riverboat Days festival, the event became the perfect showcase for local riders to reintroduce skating and BMX to the region More>>

Olmsted County Fair finishes with a bang

Hundreds attended the demolition derby Sunday afternoon as racers put the pedal to the metal at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds. More>>

UPDATE: Winona County Sheriff's Office identifies body found in river

The Winona County Dive Rescue Team has recovered a body from the Mississippi River after a woman fell or jumped from the Interstate bridge in Winona early Friday morning. More>>

6th Annual Miracles Happen Festival Video included

STEWARTVILLE, Minn. (KTTC)--The 6th annual "Miracles Happen Festival" began with a celebration honoring military veterans and their families on Saturday. More than 100 people gathered in front of Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch Miracle Lodge for a live performance from the 34th Infantry Division Red Bulls Sax Ensemble and to listen to motivational speeches. Vietnam War veteran and double amputee, Bob Wieland, shared his story of struggle and triumph in front of a crowd of more than 100 peo... More>>

Trial set for Riceville woman charged with sex abuse

A Riceville woman will stand trial in September on charges of sexually abusing a teenage boy. Mindy Jo Fetters, 22, will stand trial Sept. 17 in Mitchell County District Court. More>>

Dodge Center woman charged in connection with fatal crash

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A Dodge Center woman has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with a crash that killed a Dodge Center man on July 8. More>>

Fillmore County Fair ends final full day with rodeo Video included

Fillmore County celebrated the last full day of the 2014 Fillmore County Fair with a rodeo on Friday. Hundreds attended the fast-paced, competitive sport on the eve before the final day of the fair.

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Mayo Clinic Health System opens new location in Cannon Falls Video included

Mayo Clinic Health System opened a new facility in Cannon Falls on Friday. A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the beginning of operations at the new clinic and hospital 16 months after construction began in March 2013. More>>

Wanted: Manufacturers for new medical pot program

After a long push to legalize medical marijuana, Minnesota's work has begun to put the medicine into patients' hands. More>>

Nordic Fest in Decorah Video included

DECORAH, Iowa (KTTC) -- May the Norsk be with you! That's the theme this year for the annual Nordic Fest in Decorah, IowaSince 1967, nearly two million visitors from around the world have attended the festival. This year, crowds are enjoying authentic Norwegian food, traditional crafts and music, lively entertainment, and a grand parade Saturday morning. The festival concludes with a fireworks show at 10 o'clock, Saturday night. One of the highlights each year of Nordic Fest is the Nordic Dan... More>>

Lightning likely to blame for fire in Racine Video included

Lightning is likely to blame for starting a fire Friday morning in Racine, but it was put out by a quick-thinking homeowner. More>>

Rochester woman hurt in crash in Zumbro Falls

A two-vehicle crash injured a Rochester woman Friday afternoon in Zumbro Falls. More>>

Program helps 140 Rochester families get free school supplies Video included

The United Way of Olmsted County distributed free school supplies Friday to 140 families at Longfellow Choice Elementary School. More>>

World renowned UK photographer teaches photo to help Paws and Claws Rochester Video included

Animals waiting for their forever home at Paws and Claws are getting showcased in a whole new light!  London-based photographer Tim Flach lead a photography workshop at the shelter on Friday and the animals are the models.   More>>

4-H Blue Ribbon Auction Video included

The 79th annual 4-H Blue Ribbon Auction showcased 94 young exhibitors at the Graham Arena on Thursday night. Buyers from across the region traveled to the Olmsted County Fair to make a bid on the week's award-winning livestock. More>>

Highway 52 crash slows traffic during evening rush hour Video included

A crash on Highway 52 near Civic Center Drive slowed southbound traffic during the evening rush hour Thursday night. More>>

Judge clears the way for Conley house demolition Video included

A judge has cleared the way for the demolition of the Conley house in Rochester. The house at 810 West Center Street will be torn down to make way for the 83-unit Nicholas apartment building. More>>

Minnesota receives 173 unaccompanied immigrant children

New figures from the federal government show 173 unaccompanied immigrant children have been brought to Minnesota since January. More>>

Madonna Towers set to build new memory care facility in Rochester Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47)-- Prompted by a growing need for memory care facilities throughout the area, Rochester's Madonna Towers is set to break ground on a new multimillion dollar expansion. Named "A Garden House", the new development will house 16 private rooms, divided into neighborhoods of eight. Each neighborhood will have it's own dining area, living area, and kitchen.The new facility will occupy a vacant lot on the current Madonna Towers campus and was partially fueled by the rapidly... More>>

Miniature scientists launch some rockets over at Riverside Central Elementary School Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- If you were in southeast Rochester Thursday, you may have heard the shrieking of rockets blasting off. That's because some astronauts, archaeologists and solar energy scientists-in-training were all hard at work today in their last day of a very unique camp with Winona State University-Rochester education program.It may look like fun and games, but these kids are gaining some vital skills outside of the classroom."We have to stick together this, and this, and this a... More>>

The Vikings move in to MSU for training camp Video included

MANKATO, Minn. (KTTC) -- NFL Training Camps mark the summer coming to an end. For the 49th consecutive year the Minnesota Vikings have made their way to Minnesota State University Mankato. The first official practice isn't until tomorrow morning, but the players and coaches checked into their dorm rooms today.Players began rolling into campus around 10:00 AM this morning while arriving to a sea of purple and gold, and listening to the fans call for the start of the season.The Viking faithful ... More>>

Marvels of the Med City: Resoundant uses sound waves to diagnose disease Video included

The use of sound waves in the medical field has a long history. But using them to "feel" the hardness of some of your most vital internal organs is brand new technology. It's called Magnetic Resonance Elastography, or an MRE. It helps to diagnose hardening of the liver due to disease without a biopsy, by giving doctors a color-coded, detailed map of your organ's tissue density. More>>

Marvels of the Med City: AWARE system seeks to revolutionize intensive care Video included

Dr. Brian Pickering of the Mayo Clinic is one of three doctors who reimagined and drastically reorganized the way ICU doctors operate, with a program called AWARE. More>>

Marvels of the Med City: Imanis Life Sciences revolutionizes reporter gene technology Video included

A company called Imanis Life Sciences was born in Rochester, and continues to use the resources here to revolutionize reporter gene technology.
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Dog hailed as hero for alerting deaf boy to fire

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A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero for licking the face of a sleeping, deaf 13-year-old Indianapolis boy to alert him that the house was on fire. More>>

On the Road: Goodhue Video included

An early summer morning in Goodhue isn't exactly a busy one. More>>

Rochesterfest wraps up with Kids' Day Video included

Area families wrapped up a week full of Rochesterfest wrapped up with a Kids' Day at Foster Arend Park on Sunday. The family-friendly event day had everything from ice cream to a bean bag toss. It even featured a very special guest you don't typically see this time of year, who was especially enjoying the summer weather. More>>

Street hockey tournament takes over downtown Rochester Video included

Skates and sticks were flying Sunday afternoon as dozens of kids took over downtown Rochester for the 17th Annual Shjon Podein Children's Foundation Benefit. More>>

PetSmart to stop selling pet treats made in China

PetSmart said it will join rival Petco and stop selling dog and cat treats made in China because of ongoing fears that the treats are making pets sick. More>>

Tom's Heroes: Shirley Russo Video included

About 20-million people are immobile worldwide, some disabled by birth defects or disease. Others, by land miles. There are those who can get around by crawling on their hands and knees. Others, have to be carried. More>>

Tom's Heroes: Bella Voce Video included

In a world where beauty is often measured on the outside, there is one group that measures beauty from within. Bella Voce means beautiful voice in Italian. It's one voice, that joins another one. More>>

Where the Buffalo Roam: Minnesota's Bison Industry Video included

When people think of buffalo, they may picture the Wild West. But the woolly animal is actually in our own backyard. Farmers in southeastern Minnesota have dived into this niche industry that's driving a bison craze. More>>

Forever changed: Family lives on after tragic loss Video included

It's been seven months since a head-on crash in Montgomery, Minnesota killed four people. More>>

Party of the Century: The early beginnings of the Mayo Clinic Video included

As Mayo Clinic celebrates its sesquicentennial, we're looking back at some of the key moments of those 150 years. The Mayo Clinic that we know today was born through a partnership formed after a storm. More>>

Party of the Century: Mid-century advancements Video included

As the Mayo Clinic looks back on 150 years of healing, we're taking the opportunity to look back on the history of the Clinic and how things changed over those years.

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Mayo Clinic celebrates 150 years Video included

Mayo Clinic celebrated 150 years with a gala at Mayo Civic Center on Friday night. Nearly 5,000 people turned out for the high profile event. More>>

Tom's Heroes: Wayne Stillman Video included

It's been called one of the finest memorials in the country. Thousands of people have visited the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial in Rochester. More>>

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