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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>>

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.

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Winona State University security on high alert after assaults near campus Video included

In the aftermath of three separate assaults on August 22, Winona police have no developments on leads, leaving Winona State University campus security on high alert and ready as ever to protect students. More>>

Moscow Ballet hosts open auditions in Austin Video included

The Moscow Ballet is searching for students to dance alongside principals in one of the most beloved performances of the Christmas season. Moscow Ballet soloist Olga Aru visited Acclaim School of Dance in Austin on Thursday to select hopefuls for the coveted roles. More>>

Byron teens win award at state fair for PSA Video included

A group of high schoolers from Byron is receiving statewide attention for a video they created this summer.

DMC Ambassadors share development ideas Video included

Though Thursdays on First may have ended early, Destination Medical Center ambassadors braved the wet weather Thursday. More>>

City officials debate new liquor ordinance in Rochester Video included

City officials are debating a new ordinance that would alter a particular set of liquor laws after the Rochester City Clerk's office received numerous complaints. More>>

Last Thursdays on First and 3rd canceled Video included

It's a disappointing end to a summer tradition in Rochester. The last Thursdays on First was canceled Thursday afternoon because of the weather. More>>

Osage man claims $2 million Iowa Powerball prize

A 58-year-old Osage man has claimed his $2 million Iowa Powerball prize. More>>

Careless smoking blamed for fatal house fire in Mason City

MASON CITY, Iowa (KTTC) -- Fire investigators are blaming a fatal fire in Mason City late Wednesday night on careless smoking. The fire marshal said a lit cigarette set a recliner on fire after an ashtray overturned and fell between the seat cushion and the arm of the chair. The victim has been identified as Jesse Pierce, 62, who owned the home at 1516 S. Coolidge Avenue. It was a neighbor who spotted the fire and called firefighters at 11:22 p.m. Wednesday. Police officers arrived on the sce... More>>

29 arrested since late May for sex trafficking crimes in Rochester Video included

Rochester police announced 29 arrests since late May for sex trafficking crimes as part of "Operation Aware." More>>

Police arrest man with gun in Mayo Park Video included

Rochester police arrested a man with a gun in Mayo Park, which has been the scene of two recent armed robberies. More>>

Rochester area Dairy Queen customers not affected by potential data breach Video included

Dairy Queen is the latest business added to the list of retailers that have been hacked, but local stores say customers should not be affected. More>>

Cannon Falls teacher fired after prank involving dance team Video included

A Cannon Falls high school dance teacher was fired after an annual prank involving the dance team went wrong. More>>

Man injured in barge accident in Red Wing Video included

A terrible accident late Sunday afternoon on the Mississippi River left a barge worker badly hurt after he was crushed inside the Lock and Dam and airlifted to the hospital. The man was crushed between a lock wall and barge when the water pushed it against him.


The Patriot Tour motorcycle ride makes its way through Minnesota Video included

There's something about the freedom of the open road that goes hand and hand with the freedoms the American Flag represents. More>>

Progressive think tank releases educational spending report Video included

As local schools prepare for the start of a new school year, progressive think tank Minnesota 2020 has released a report detailing their take on educational spending across the state. More>>

Cascade Lake mining, bike path construction underway Video included

Ten years from now officials said Cascade Lake will be a highlight of the Rochester Park system like Silver Lake and Soldiers Field. More>>

Motorcyclist hurt after new driver pulls in front of him

A motorcyclist was hurt Wednesday after a 16-year-old driver pulled out in front of him. More>>

Amish in court over conflicting views on county ordinance Video included

An Amish family appeared in Fillmore County Court on Wednesday after being charged with a misdemeanor for building without a permit. The case of the State of Minnesota vs. the Swartzentruber's started when the family was cited for building without a permit, which they said includes stipulations that violate their beliefs.


Stewartville company phasing out more than 60 jobs in 2015 Video included

Dozens of workers at Rochester Medical Corporation in Stewartville learned Tuesday that their jobs will be moved to Mexico beginning next year. More>>

1 hurt after car hits parked city bus in downtown Rochester Video included

The driver of a car was taken to the hospital after crashing into a parked city bus near the Second Street Southwest bus stop. More>>

Former MSU-Mankato football player charged in shooting

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A leading college football player at Minnesota State University Mankato last season has been charged with attempted murder in what police say was a drug-related shooting. More>>

Police: Rochester man arrested after holding woman hostage all night Video included

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Rochester police arrested a man after they said he held a woman hostage all night, assaulting and choking her. More>>

Rochester police investigating 2 armed robberies behind Mayo Civic Center Video included

A Rochester man was robbed at gunpoint while walking behind the Mayo Civic Center near the pavilion. More>>

RPU approves three electricity rate hikes for the next three years Video included

Rochester Public Utility board members approved three rate increases Tuesday for electricity for the next three years.  Next year, the cost of electric power from RPU will jump 3.5 percent.  In 2016, it will rise another 1.7 percent, and in 2017, another 1.7 percent.

Crews prepare to move Kutzky house Video included

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Kutzky House is up on beams and ready to be moved. We're told the relocation of the house is expected to happen sometime next week. More>>

UMR students begin moving in downtown Video included

Freshmen at University of Minnesota-Rochester are moving into their dorms.  All day Tuesday, students hauled bags and furniture into the 318 Commons with their parents and boxes in tow. More>>

Cold winter brings delayed start to apple harvest in Rochester Video included

Kids in search of the perfect "back-to-school" gift for their new teachers are in luck because apple picking season has started in southeastern Minnesota. More>>

Heritage Preservation Commission adapts new plan from city Video included

The Rochester committee tasked with deciding which buildings in town should be preserved for their historic value is taking new direction from the City Council. More>>

Rochester high school football teams nominated for Ice Bucket Challenge

 The NewsCenter Weekend team nominates John Marshall, Mayo, and Century High School football teams to take the Ice Bucket Challenge.


St. Paul teen rescued from cave after text message Video included

A scary Sunday for a teenager in St. Paul who fell 20 feet into a cave shaft. More>>

YMCA's Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament kicks off in Rochester Video included

The annual Gus Macker Basketball tournament got underway Saturday afternoon with hundreds of players and fans from across the state lining the streets near First Avenue Southwest in Rochester. 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.

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.


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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  • Son of ex-Bush aide pleads guilty in Md. slaying

    Son of ex-Bush aide pleads guilty in Md. slaying

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:23:43 GMT
    The son of a former aide to President George W. Bush has pleaded guilty to killing a friend with a hatchet and will be committed to a state psychiatric facility.More >>
    The son of a former aide to President George W. Bush has pleaded guilty to killing a friend with a hatchet and will be committed to a state psychiatric facility.More >>
  • Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list

    Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:11:56 GMT
    Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast...More >>
    Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast fishing...More >>
  • Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

    Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-09-03 00:41:52 GMT
    Apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online.More >>
    Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services.More >>
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