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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>>

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>>

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>>

La Crescent man dies in I-90 crash Video included

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The Wisconsin State Patrol is expected to release more information Friday about a crash involving six vehicles that killed one person near La Crosse on Thursday morning. 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>>

Rochester man recovering after shooting his finger Video included

A Rochester man is recovering after shooting his own finger.It happened at the Southern Minnesota Sportsman's Club Wednesday morning. According to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, the 77-year-old was target shooting with his 15-year-old grandson.
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Tuition break for families in the Winona Catholic School System

Families in the Winona Catholic School System will get a big break in tuition thanks to some generous donors. More>>

Investigation clears Freeborn County Sheriff's deputy of alleged misconduct Video included

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A personnel investigation has cleared a Freeborn County Sheriff's deputy of alleged misconduct. 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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Deep-fried and stacked sky high at the Olmsted County Fair Video included

Deep-fried, stacked high, and on a stick: the best part of any summer fair is the food, and the Olmsted County Fair is no exception. More>>

Use of naloxone declines at one local ambulance service Video included

Numerous cases of heroin overdoses have been recently publicized in the area, but one local ambulance service said they are seeing a decline in the use of naloxone, a drug commonly used as an antidote to treat drug overdoses. More>>

Summer homework is all it's cracked up to be Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- While the summer months may make a lot of other activities enticing, like going to the county fair, taking a dip at the pool, or playing outside, many kids are doing their homework. More>>

Mason City welcomes 35,000 RAGBRAI cyclists Video included

The world's longest and largest bicycle tour stopped in Mason City for what Main Street Mason City has dubbed "the best hump day ever.” Mason City is one of eight stops on this year's RAGBRAI bike tour. The last time the city was chosen as a host community for the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa was in 1985. More>>

Kenyon and Kasson police working together to find burglary suspect

KENYON, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Kenyon police department is working with the Kasson department to find a man who may be involved in a couple burglaries. More>>

Samaritan Bethany treadmill gives patients an out of this world feeling Video included

A Rochester nursing care facility is giving patients the feeling they are walking on the moon when it comes to rehabilitation. A brand new anti-gravity treadmill is helping to get patients back on their feet more efficiently and with less pain. More>>

Rochester and Olmsted County officials discuss housing plan Video included

As Destination Medical Center takes shape, Rochester just might be becoming one of the most planned cities in the country. Right now, officials are working to create a development plan, a transportation plan, parks plans, but Wednesday was about an entirely different kind of plan. A plan that the success of DMC depends on. More>>

1 arrested, 1 hospitalized after fight in Lewiston Video included

A man is behind bars and another is hospitalized after a grizzly assault in Lewiston early Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Ventura Iowa becomes a surprise hot spot for RAGBRAI Video included

VENTURA, Iowa (KTTC) --  The town of Ventura has a population of just over 700 people, but when the RAGBRAI bike ride through Iowa comes to town, the population really explodes. More>>

More conservative deer hunt this coming season Video included

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is saying hunters can expect a conservative 2014 deer season that is designed to rebuild deer numbers across the state. More>>

Official hired to run state medical marijuana program

A health official who managed Minnesota's efforts to reduce tobacco use and obesity will run the state's new medical marijuana program. More>>

Hairball takes the stage Wednesday at the Olmsted County Fair Video included

The excitement continues Wednesday at the Olmsted County Fair with a performance by hard-rock tribute band Hairball. More>>

1 hurt in rollover crash on Highway 14 Video included

A rollover crash shut down traffic early Wednesday morning on Highway 14. More>>

Stewartville City Council votes down proposed backyard chicken ordinance Video included

The Stewartville City Council says no to allowing chickens to be raised in backyards. More>>

Rochester police looking for tips about shooting Video included

Rochester police are asking for your help in an investigation that continues after a shooting in March of last year.
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Assault investigation leads deputies to home in Bellchester

An assault in Rochester leads officers to a home in Bellchester. More>>

Report: Rochester ranked among the 10 happiest cities

Rochester is among the ten happiest cities in the country depending on how you look at one new report. More>>

Jury reconvenes in Ventura defamation case

Jurors have reconvened in St. Paul to deliberate on whether a late famed military sniper defamed former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir. More>>

Minnesota man serving life sentence for double murder asks for a new trial Video included

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- A Minnesota man who was sentenced to life in prison for murdering a father and son has asked for a new trial.Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota, Minnesota filed a motion in La Crosse County Circuit Court. It claims nine of the 12 jurors believed he was guilty before his July 2013 trial.Lepsch was convicted of killing Paul Petras and his 19-year-old son A.J. at their family-owned camera store in downtown La Crosse. He then stole 27 pieces of camera equipment worth $17,000. Invest... More>>

New bicycle registration in Rochester Video included

A spike in bicycle thefts and bicycle recoveries noticed by the Rochester Police Department has prompted a new registration program. More>>

Thousands brave the heat for RAGBRAI Video included

On a hot and humid day it's easy to think about a dip in the pool, but the bike riders of the RAGBRAI bike ride pass by the cool waters, and instead set their thoughts on finishing an 80-mile leg of the ride across Iowa. More>>

Olmsted County Board wins annual Cow Milking Contest Video included

The second day of the 2014 Olmsted County Fair included some friendly competitions. The Rochester City Council and Olmsted County Board competed for bragging rights at the fourth annual Olmsted County Fair Celebrity Cow Milking Contest. More>>

Winona State University football player passes away Video included

A Winona State University football player passed away on Monday while working out with some of his football teammates at Maxwell Field. More>>

A Beatle tree killed by...a beetle

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LOS ANGELES (KTTC) -- Talk about an irony!A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed -- by beetles.The pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation.The tree was removed last month. City officials say it will be replanted in the fall.After Harrison's 2001 death in Los Angeles, the pine was planted near Griffith Observatory. A small plaque at the base commemorates the guitarist and songwriter, who had a deep appreci... More>>

Fruit recall at Trader Joe's, Costco and Walmart

A California company is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots sold at Trader Joe's, Walmart and Costco over concerns of possible listeria contamination. More>>

AG files suit against Minnesota School of Business and Globe University

Minnesota's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against two colleges, accusing the schools of misleading criminal justice students about their ability to land a job in their field and about transferring credits to other institutions. More>>

Minnesota's KIDS COUNT rank brings good, bad news

Minnesota has ranked among the states that best care for kids. More>>

Police: Brawl in Bear Creek Park involved up to 15 people

Police were called to a brawl involving weapons and 10 to 15 people in Bear Creek Park. More>>

Rochester man arrested after allegedly threatening roommate with knife Video included

A man is behind bars after allegedly threatening his roommate with a knife. More>>

Evacuation order lifted in Chatfield after natural gas line rupture

CHATFIELD, Minn. (KTTC) -- An emergency evacuation of a portion of the city of Chatfield is ending at 9 a.m. and people are being allowed to return to their homes. A natural gas line ruptured a short time earlier prompting the evacuation of an area between First and Third Streets in Chatfield. City officials say the evacuation order has now been lifted.The rupture happened near First and Bench Streets. More>>

Rochester City Council passes first vote on aggressive panhandling ordinance, approves affordable housing project Video included

The Rochester City Council passed the first vote on an aggressive panhandling ordinance Monday night. More>>

Vikings single-game tickets go on sale Tuesday

The Vikings have announced single-game tickets for the 2014 season go on sale Tuesday. More>>

Rabbits take center stage at Olmsted County Fair opening day

The big rides and entertainment at the Olmsted County Fair may pick up on Tuesday, but Monday is a day for the animals as hundreds of livestock were being judged at the Olmsted County fairgrounds. More>>

Carnival workers prepare fairgrounds for opening night Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Before the Olmsted County Fair kicks off Tuesday, more than 60 workers were getting their hands dirty Monday and planned on pushing through the night to make sure every ride is proofed for safety. More>>

Mayflies blamed for crash that injures Rochester woman Video included

Mayflies are being blamed for a crash in Wisconsin that injured a Rochester woman. More>>

1-month-old baby in critical condition after crash in Rochester Video included

A one-month-old baby is in critical condition after a crash Sunday in Rochester. More>>

New mural in Lanesboro Video included

Mike Meyer is a well-known artist around southern Minnesota known for painting signs and murals. If you're heading to historic Lanesboro, you'll notice a brand new mural going up on the main drag. More>>

RAGBRAI riders face hot temperatures

EMMETSBURG, IOWA (KTTC) -- The thousands of bicycle riders participating in this year's RAGBRAI ride faced the hottest temperatures of the summer so far.High temperatures Monday reached into the 90's. The combination of heat and humidity drove the heat index -- a measure of how hot the air feels -- to above 100 degrees.The riders traveled 41 miles from Okoboji to Emmetsburg Monday and will bike another 73 miles from Emmetsburg to Forest City on Tuesday.Public health officials advise caution f... More>>

Rochester man sentenced to 7.5 years for sexual assault Video included

A Rochester man has been sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for sexually assaulting his girlfriend.    More>>

President approves federal aid for Minnesota after June flooding

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ALBERT LEA, Minn. (KTTC) -- President Barack Obama approved financial aid for state and local recovery efforts in Minnesota on Monday. The aid will help areas impacted by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides between June 11 and July 11. More>>

No rain lets Minnesota farmers get field work done

Minnesota farmers were able to get a lot of field work done last week, thanks to the lack of rain. More>>

Vehicles collide on Highway 52 at Civic Center Drive

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle rear-end crash that stopped traffic on Highway 52. More>>

One cancer survivor looks back on her past at Relay for Life of Olmsted County

Each step of the Relay for Life is to remember a loved one, and while some are for those lost these steps are for Jennifer Passe. More>>

Man arrested after motorcycle crash in Eyota Video included

A man was arrested in Eyota after crashing his motorcycle into a house. More>>

Man arrested after fight outside Rochester bar

A fight in downtown Rochester led to a gun scare outside of a Rochester bar. More>>

Police: Rochester man accused of attacking father with rock

A Rochester man is facing assault charges after attacking his father with a rock. Rochester police said Abubakar Faqi Yassin, 22, argued with his father over computer equipment Saturday night in the 3800 block of Blossom Street Northwest. More>>

Families to spend nearly $700 on school supplies

Going back to school this year could mean spending some serious cash. The National Retail Federation said a recent survey found people will spend about $26.5 billion on back-to-school items. More>>

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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