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Fugitive Gregory Ahlers reportedly captured by bounty hunter Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A man who has been on the hunt for a wanted criminal says he has captured Gregory Ahlers and is bringing him home to Minnesota.Stew Peters, a bounty hunter with U.S. Fugitive Apprehension has been in contact with the NewsCenter throughout the weekend.Peters says his team's investigation took them to Corona, California, where they discovered Ahlers hiding and took him into custody early Sunday morning. A picture was taken shortly after Ahlers was apprehended.We're to... More>>

Minnesota tourism flourishes despite heavy rain and flooding Video included

Although the Land of 10,000 Lakes was pummeled with rain and flooding early on this summer, 2014 proved to be the fifth year in a row that travel has grown in Minnesota.River Valley towns such as Wabasha were swallowed by Mississippi waters back in June, driving away the typical droves of people that call those towns their vacation spots in the summertime. More>>

Boaters spend Labor Day on Lake Zumbro to say goodbye to summer Video included

Though the summer-like weather isn't going to just disappear, for a lot of area families, Monday was the unofficial last weekend on the water.      More>>

UPDATE: Boil advisory lifted for Plainview residents Video included

  Residents in Plainview received the all clear Monday afternoon after being under a boil advisory since Saturday morning.
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Dog agility trials wrap up at Olmsted County Fairgrounds Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) --Hundreds of canines are headed back home. The Rochester Kennel Club agility trials wrapped up Monday morning at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds.The annual event was held all weekend long featuring dogs and their owners from all over the country. Some of the events included teeter totters and hoops to jump through.For today's final event, all the jumping training paid off. And for some dogs, the training for these events starts at birth."I start out in the litter box, ... More>>

Two local restaurants named top 10 outside of the Twin Cities Video included

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. More>>

Lake Mills district criticized over bullying complaints

Some parents are dissatisfied with how a northern Iowa school district is handling complaints about bullying and harassment. More>>

Mason City man sent to mental health facility

A Mason City man found not guilty by reason of insanity in the stabbing death of his father is being sent to the state's Cherokee Mental Health Institute. More>>

Minnesota receives grant to fight bat fungus

Minnesota is receiving part of a $280,000 grant to support research and monitor white nose syndrome in bats. More>>

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

Sunday marked 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. More>>

Key moments give fuel to Minnesota campaign themes

Several upcoming events on the calendar could help energize campaigns for Minnesota governor and legislative offices. They'll drive the messages voters will hear from candidates and their allies over the next two months. 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>>

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>>

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>>

Road construction and gas price preview for the holiday weekend Video included

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>>

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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