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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>>

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>>

Former state Sen. Nancy Brataas dies

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

Senator Klobuchar tours Albert Lea manufacturer

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

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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>>

Autopsy scheduled for body found after house fire near Dover Video included

An autopsy is scheduled Thursday for the body found after a fire at a home near Dover on Wednesday. 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>>

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>>

Charter Communications moves into IBM Video included

A ribbon-cutting at IBM headquarters on Tuesday officially marked Charter Communications' expansion in the Med City.  Since January, the company has created 140 new jobs in Rochester. More>>

Drunk bicyclist crashes into car while going the wrong way down one-way avenue

Austin police have decided not to ticket a drunk bicyclist who crashed into a car Tuesday morning while on the way to work. More>>

Minn. judicial officials warning about jury duty phone scam

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

Rochester police to train dog owners on how to fight crime Video included

Rochester police will soon train dog owners on how to fight crime. More>>

4 finalists for 2 judge openings in Mower County

The Commission on Judicial Selection announced Wednesday it is recommending four candidates to fill two judge openings in Mower County. More>>

MNsure chooses Deloitte as lead IT vendor

Minnesota's online health insurance marketplace has chosen Deloitte Consulting LLP as its main information technology vendor to overhaul its troubled website and computer systems, citing Deloitte's record of success in other states. More>>

2014 shipping season underway as the 'Angela K' cruises through Lake Pepin

Photo from: Captain Larry Nielson / Marina Point in Lake City about 7 a.m. Wednesday Photo from: Captain Larry Nielson / Marina Point in Lake City about 7 a.m. Wednesday

The 2014 shipping season officially got underway Wednesday morning. The "Angela K" cruised through Lake Pepin pushing 12 barges upstream. More>>

Longtime Rochester boxing gym hangs up the gloves Video included

A fighter never gives up, but the 4th Street Boxing Gym in Rochester is looking at a long 10-count. More>>

Nationwide warrant issued for Minnesota preacher Video included

Authorities have issued a nationwide warrant for the arrest of a self-professed minister charged with sexually assaulting at least two girls in northern Minnesota. More>>

Volunteer group helps last minute tax assistance on deadline Video included

Many people were caught up in the rush for the last minute filing of their taxes Tuesday afternoon, and it was no different at the local AARP and United Way tax aide center in Rochester. More>>

Kill switch to be smartphone industry standard in 2015 Video included

Starting in July 2015, most new smartphones sold in the U.S. will come with an anti-theft kill switch. More>>

Area businesses hit by spike in beef prices Video included

Summer barbeques could burn a serious hole in your pocket, as beef prices climb to their highest levels since 1987. More>>

Ex-Minnesota State, Mankato coach returning to job

Former Minnesota State, Mankato, football coach Todd Hoffner says he'll return to his old job after an arbitrator ruled he was wrongly fired. More>>

Rochester Taxi Cab rules to be reviewed Video included

Rochester City officials are starting to review the rules that taxi companies in the city have to follow. More>>

UPDATE: Highway 61 south of Red Wing re-opens after semi fire

MnDOT says Highway 61 south of Red Wing has re-opened to traffic after a semi fire Tuesday. More>>

Man hospitalized after carbon dioxide poisoning in fair condition Video included

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A local man has been upgraded to fair condition Tuesday after suffering from carbon dioxide poisoning Monday morning. More>>

Congressman Walz tours Stewartville furniture factory Video included

Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz spent Tuesday morning in Stewartville giving praise to local business people who hire local heroes. More>>

MNsure extends enrollment deadline Video included

Some people who couldn't get health insurance through Minnesota's health insurance exchange by the end of last month now have more time. More>>

Deputy shot during traffic stop in northwestern Minnesota

A suspect is in custody after shooting a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop in northwestern Minnesota. More>>

Police: Rochester man arrested for assaulting woman with electrical wire

Abdullahi Omar Sheikh Abdullahi Omar Sheikh

A Rochester man recently released from prison is back behind bars Tuesday after allegedly assaulting a woman with electrical wire. More>>

Kat Perkins makes top 12 on 'The Voice'

Minnesota's Kat Perkins took center stage Monday in the playoff rounds on NBC's "The Voice." More>>

Lunar eclipse to put on a show Tuesday morning Video included

A lunar eclipse will take place about 1:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, which will take the white moon we're used to seeing and turn it into a burnt orange red. More>>

Olmsted County clinic providing free vaccinations for students Video included

Olmsted County Public Health Services provided free vaccinations Monday to students grades 6-12 at Northrup Education Center. More>>

MN Southbound Rollers have a new home at Packer Arena Video included

They skate hard, they hit hard, and most of them have never done it before. They're the MN Southbound Rollers. More>>

Two highway construction projects start Tuesday morning

A couple construction projects get underway on Tuesday. More>>

Tax filing deadline is here Video included

You have until midnight tonight to file your tax return. More>>

One hospitalized after carbon dioxide poisoning at Rochester bar Video included

A 63-year-old man is hospitalized after he was poisoned by carbon dioxide while working Monday morning at a Rochester bar and restaurant. More>>

UPDATE: Bellrichard sentenced to 3 years in prison

An Austin man has been sentenced to three years in prison for three cases.. More>>

UPDATE: Dayton signs minimum wage boost into law Video included

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Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way. More>>

Rochester facility helps those who don't qualify for nursing home care Video included

As our country's aging population increases by the day, it's getting more difficult for some families to find nursing home care. More>>

UPDATE: No criminal charges in deadly Winona crash Video included

The Winona County Attorney's Office said Monday no criminal charges will be filed as a result of a crash in January that claimed the lives of four people. More>>

Go-cart driver arrested in Austin for DWI

Police in Austin arrested a man just after midnight early Sunday for driving drunk on a child's battery-powered go-cart. More>>

Rochester man arrested for allegedly pulling knife

A Rochester man is behind bars for allegedly slicing another man with a knife. More>>

3 Rochester men arrested after bursting into apartment

Three Rochester men are behind bars for allegedly bursting into an apartment and assaulting the people inside. More>>

Rochester man arrested after stabbing at apartment

Bernard Gaines Jr. Bernard Gaines Jr.

A Rochester man is behind bars after a stabbing incident at a Rochester apartment. More>>

34 years after killing deputy, man faces parole Video included

The man who shot and killed a Winona County sheriff's deputy 34 years ago could get a chance at parole next month. More>>

5 men arrested in Rochester prostitution bust

Five men were arrested in a prostitution bust in Rochester. 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>>

Icy patches reported on southeast Minnesota highways

MnDOT is reporting blowing snow and icy patches on southeast Minnesota highways Monday morning. More>>

Big construction projects begin Monday

A couple of big construction projects begin Monday in Rochester. 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>>

4 hurt in crash near Pine Island

Four people from Rochester were hurt in a one-vehicle rollover crash on U.S. 52 near Pine Island. More>>

Storms cancel 20K, delay 2K Fetzer Run to End Hunger Video included

Channel One Food Bank's Fetzer Run to End Hunger was a washout for the 20K and rain delayed the 2 mile race on Saturday. More>>

World Festival showcases Rochester's diversity Video included

Hundreds attended the 39th annual Rochester International Association's World Festival at John Marshall High School on Friday and Saturday. More>>

BEHIND THE SCENES: Rochester Dance Company puts on Cirque de Ballet Video included

Before the shoes are tied, the makeup goes on, there was an idea.
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Group: Install air monitors to study frack sand

An environmental-quality committee is recommending that air monitors be installed around Winona to measure the effect that the processing and shipping of frack sand has on air quality. 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>>

2 cleaners shot, wounded outside Target Field

Authorities say two members of the Target Field clean-up crew were shot and wounded in pre-dawn hours outside the baseball stadium. More>>

Winona store to benefit victims of sex trafficking

A Minnesota woman who plans to sell jewelry and other items handmade by women rescued from the sex-trafficking industry is opening her store in Winona this weekend. More>>

Conservationists claim victory on new farm bill

Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory when it comes to conservation under the new farm bill. 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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