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Adrian Peterson surrenders to police in Texas, charged with injuring child with a "switch" Video included

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson surrendered to authorities in Conroe, Texas, Saturday morning and was booked at the Montgomery County Jail.  Peterson was indicted by a grand jury and faces a charge of reckless or negligent injury to a child.  The Vikings have deactivated Peterson from the team's roster and he will not play Sunday against the New England Patriots.  Attorney Rusty Hardin said the NFL star used a "switch" to spank his four-year-old son after misbehaving.

Vikings home opener draws crowds despite Adrian Peterson absence

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KTTC) -- It was a sea of purple and gold Sunday as thousands of Vikings fanatics celebrated the first home game of the season at the teams new venue, TCF Bank Stadium.The spirit was spewing out of the mouths of both avid Vikings and Patriots fans alike at TCF Bank Stadium as they cheered down the streets, but it could also be found in manifest ways at every corner of the tailgating parking lot.From the personalized fashions, like one fan's decked out wardrobe."Custom Nike ... More>>

Zombies give med students a lesson in disaster Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) An outbreak of zombies and infectious diseases taught an important lesson today.The 4th annual zombie apocalypse simulation, Bounce Day, gave many medical students first-hand experience on how to handle a community disaster.The event his hosted by Mayo Clinic along with support from the U.S. Army, Olmsted County Public Health, the boy scouts, and community members.During the simulation, a select few participants play the role as zombies who quickly spread their illness... More>>

Rochester Kennel Club hosts dog show Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Nearly 800 dogs are expected to be in town for the annual all-breed dog show, obedience and rally trials.During the two-day event hosted by the Rochester Kennel Club, 115 different breeds will compete for the coveted Best in Show trophy.Obedience and Rally competitions take place today and tomorrow as individual breeds are judged against the American Kennel Club standards.Each breed is judged on standards such as their structure, coat, attitude, and movement. In ord... More>>

Byron home lost in Friday night fire Video included

BYRON, Minn. (KTTC) -- A family of four is without a home after their Byron home was lost in a Friday night fire.According to the Olmsted County Sheriff's office, a neighbor called 911 just after midnight on Friday after they saw fire at 716 4th Avenue Northwest in Byron.The home was totally engulfed in flames for quite some time and the fire department stayed until the early morning hours putting out hot spots.The owners were not home at the time of the blaze and thankfully there were no inj... More>>

Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide Video included


A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home after hearing what he said sounded like an... More>>

Navy pilot missing after 2 jets crash into sea


Two Navy fighter jets based in California crashed Friday in the far western Pacific Ocean, with one pilot safely ejecting but the other missing in the waters off the U.S. territory of Wake Island. More>>

Winona Business Reopens One Year After Fire Video included

One year after fire destroyed downtown Winona businesses, a popular coffee shop celebrated its 11th anniversary. Blooming Grounds Coffee House hosted an official grand re-opening on Friday night. More>>

Charter contract expiration sparks conversation about cable options Video included

TV and internet giant Charter is expanding again, this time moving into a third building within IBM headquarters. But, their contract with the city of Rochester expires next week, sparking discussion about the possibility of more competition coming into town. More>>

Quality of life can impact cancer recovery Mayo Clinic doctors say Video included

Recovering from cancer is no easy task, and now Mayo Clinic doctors say your quality of life, before your treatment even begins, may influence how quickly you recover. More>>

UMR Master Plan goes to U Regents panel for review Video included

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KTTC) -- The University of Minnesota Rochester's "master plan" to build out its campus is said to have received a friendly reception from the University's Board of Regents.The plan to build buildings and grow the student body dramatically over 20 years has been in the works for months in Rochester.Chuck Tombarge of University Media Relations said the Regents referred the UMR plan to a board committee, which then gave it an "uneventful review." If the panel gives it the sta... More>>

Dog bites 9-year-old Rochester boy in the face Video included

A 9-year-old Rochester boy has four stitches on his face after being bitten by a neighborhood dog. More>>

Man's death may be linked to 30 wasp stings

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (KTTC) -- A rural Twin Lakes man reportedly has died from heart failure after being stung by at least 30 wasps in his backyard.  Family and friends are mourning the death of Randy Jensen, 57, the supervisor of building and grounds at the Freeborn County building in Albert Lea.  County Administrator John Kluever said he died at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester Friday morning.  Kluever said Jensen told his wife that he was "going out to the garage"...

MPR to broadcast music from Austin High School Concert Choir

You can enjoy the harmonies of some talented young singers in Austin on Minnesota Public Radio next week. More>>

Fire destroys thousands of dollars worth of equipment in Eyota

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A shed fire destroys thousands of dollars worth of equipment early Monday morning.According to deputies, a man heard some popping noises outside on the 2400 Block of County Road 7 Northeast just before 3 a.m. Monday. When he went to check out the noise, his shed was completely engulfed in flames. Deputies said the man loss 3 tractors, a 4 wheeler, riding lawn mower, as well as a snow mobile.The shed was built in the 1960s, and the owner told deputies, he believes it... More>>

U of Minnesota proposes longer tuition freeze

The University of Minnesota is proposing to maintain a 2012 tuition freeze for two more years and to expand it to graduate and professional schools. More>>

Mason City police looking for missing woman

The Mason City Police Department is asking for the public's help to find a missing woman. More>>

UPDATE: Teen in custody after officials find gun in car outside ZED Area Learning Center Video included

A 17-year-old teen is being held in the Olmsted County Juvenile Detention Center after school officials found a gun and ammunition in his car outside ZED Area Learning Center in Byron. More>>

Rochester man chases off attackers after witnessing vicious beating

Rochester police say the courage of one man stopped a vicious beating Wednesday evening in a southeast neighborhood where just last week they vowed stepped-up patrols. More>>

I-90 exit for Highway 76 reopens in Winona County

The Interstate 90 exit for Highway 76 in Winona County has re-opened for drivers as a concrete overlay project is nearing completion. More>>

Kenyon-Wanamingo High School volleyball player battling cancer returns to court Video included

A Kenyon-Wanamingo High School student returned to the volleyball court on Thursday night for the first time in more than a year. Natalie Hildebrandt, 15, has been battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma since March 2012. More>>

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