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Tracking rain on a stormy Thursday

The long spell of pleasant, sunny weather has come to an end, but there is at least hope that tranquil conditions will return in time for the weekend.

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Freeborn County among counties getting public health grants

Almost one-third of all counties in Minnesota are getting new grant money from the Minnesota Department of Health to help families.

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Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm.

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South St. Paul officer shot and wounded

Authorities say a South St. Paul officer has been shot and wounded.

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Florida OKs $19M for election security after hack attempts

Florida lawmakers approved the use of a $19 million federal grant to improve security ahead of the 2018 elections.

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Rochester police searching for suspects they believe burned a woman's clothes and accessories

Rochester police say an arson investigation is underway after a video surfaces on SnapChat involving a group of women burning another woman's clothing and accessories.

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Burned items led to Indiana woman's buried body in Minnesota

A criminal complaint outlines the discovery of a missing Indiana woman's body in a shallow grave in northern Minnesota.

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Minneapolis man charged in fatal stabbing

Authorities say a man has been fatally stabbed in Minneapolis during a confrontation with a person accused of sharing nude photos of the stabbing victim's sister.

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Man charged in double homicide incompetent for trial

A man charged with killing a woman and her adult son in Otter Tail County has been found incompetent to stand trial and will be committed to a secure treatment center in St. Peter.

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Farmers fret and wait as US-China trade war escalates

American farmers have put the brakes on unnecessary spending as the U.S.-China trade war escalates.

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UPDATE: Mobile home fire at Zumbro Ridge Estates believed to be arson

An arson sign is posted where a mobile home once stood  at Zumbro Ridge Estates.

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Drug raid in Oronoco lands two people behind bar

Two people are arrested after a drug raid in Oronoco.

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Minnesota congressman's 'slut' radio comments flare up again

Minnesota Rep. Jason Lewis is dismissing concerns about newly surfaced audio of the former talk radio host wondering why he couldn't call a woman "a slut."

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Inmate used weapon to kill Minnesota corrections officer

Corrections officials say the officer killed by an inmate at a Minnesota state prison was attacked with a weapon.

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Elite Airways delays flight service out of RST

A new flight service out of Rochester International Airport has been delayed. Elite Airways had intended to start its service from Rochester to Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Thursday. However, those flights have been delayed. 

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Sioux City upgrades alert system for fire and rescue calls

Sioux City's fire department is using a new station alert system that officials say should trim several seconds off response times. 

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Man gets probation for supplying alcohol to underage woman

A man has been given probation for supplying alcohol to a 19-year-old woman who authorities say was drunk when her vehicle hit a tree in northern Iowa, killing her. 

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Parents voice concerns about Rochester Public Schools disparity in student discipline

Rochester civil rights advocates hold a listening session to address racial disparity in Rochester Public Schools.

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"Field of Flags" in Byron

Byron's Good Neighbor Days are back.

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Corrections officer killed in assault by inmate at Stillwater prison

Officer Joseph Gomm was attacked by an offender in an industry building, which houses a welding shop and carpentry programs. Gomm was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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Northwest Iowa officials say man killed in grain bin

Authorities say a man trapped inside a grain bin has died in northwest Iowa. 

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Free, weekly car show highlights dozens of classic cars

The Jeff Hanson Memorial Cruise In showcases a wide variety of classics and antiques each week. 

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Winona Fuel Up for Summer lunch bus helps make sure no child goes hungry this summer Video included

The benefits of eating regular meals every day are widely known. So the Winona Area Public Schools and the Winona Public Library are teaming up once again this year to make sure students don't go hungry during the summer. That means the Fuel Up for Summer lunch bus is back for the third year to provide free lunches for kids 18 and under.

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Big donation to help Austin Community Rec Center keep moving forward

Donations keep pouring in for Austin's new Community Rec Center.  

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Historical center takes children back in time to pioneer days

There's often a push by parents to get children off their electronic devices, especially when the weather is nice. Some Rochester children experienced life with no electronics whatsoever, traveling 150 years back in time. It's part of the annual Pioneer Life day camp at the Historical Center of Olmsted County. A group of first through 8th grade students learned first-hand what life was like as a pioneer.

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