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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>>

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.

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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>>

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.


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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>>

UPDATE: Semi-truck driver dropped off woman who tried to steal pickup near Stewartville Video included

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office says a woman who allegedly tried to steal a pickup truck on the Interstate 90 Rochester exit map near Stewartville late Tuesday morning was taken to Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus for a psychiatric evaluation. 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.
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RPS improves reading scores, declines in math and science Video included

The latest Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments results revealed Rochester Public Schools showed mild improvements in reading but dropped slightly in math and science in 2014. More>>

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>>

Minnesota Department of Agriculture collects unused pesticides Video included

Similar to dropping off unused drugs, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture collected about 3,000 pounds of pesticides Tuesday in Goodhue. 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>>

Federal Reserve Bank survey forecasts drop in farmland prices Video included

For more than the last decade, farmland prices have been rising tall and reaching full growth. 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>>

Police catch 2 men stealing copper in NW Rochester Video included

Rochester police said two people were arrested after they were caught red handed with stolen copper. More>>

Dodge County Sheriff's Office investigating vehicle vandalism Video included

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The Dodge County Sheriff's Office is looking for information about two people who took door magnets off a vehicle and destroyed them. More>>

Elderly woman and infant OK after carbon monoxide emergency in NW Rochester Video included

An elderly woman and an infant are OK after being evaluated for a carbon monoxide emergency inside a home. More>>

Child hit while riding bike in southeast Rochester

Rochester child was treated after being hit by a car while riding her bike. More>>

Stewartville fifth grade football team unites for local family battling ALS Video included

The viral ice bucket challenge has united millions across the globe in the battle against one debilitating disease. For a young Stewartville youth football team, it took one family dealing with ALS to bring them together on and off the field. More>>

Good crop conditions in Minn., but farmers still worried Video included

Minnesota corn farmers are expected to produce about 1.34 billion bushels of corn this year. That's up over last year, but low corn prices and other factors have local farmers concerned. More>>

Rochester Arts Council to transition to "The Trust" Video included

The Rochester Arts Council is undergoing a big transformation to become something called the "Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust." More>>

Skid loader plays role in Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

Two Men and a Truck added its own twist to the Ice Bucket Challenge. More>>

Byron Elementary balances keyboards and pencils in curriculum Video included

Keyboards and computers are replacing pencils and paper in classrooms more and more every year. All across the country, spiral notebooks have been largely replaced by iPads and laptops. More>>

Local businesses to receive Destination Medical Center "stamp of approval" Video included

Businesses across Rochester will now be able to earn Destination Medical Center's stamp of approval under a new program through the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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Dozens fill Theilman Opera House for unique film showing Video included

Dozens of cinema buffs packed the Theilman Opera House in Kellogg on Sunday to take a step back in time with a local Hollywood star. More>>

Clifford the Big Red Dog coming to Minnesota Children's Museum Rochester Video included

A lovable kids' favorite is coming to the Minnesota Children's Museum Rochester. More>>

Woman ejected in Winnebago rollover, taken to Saint Marys

WINNEBAGO, Minn. (KTTC) -- A woman hurt in a rollover crash southwest of Winnebago late Sunday night has been taken to Mayo Clinic-Saint Marys in Rochester with a broken wrist and back and rib injuries.The Faribault County Sheriff's Office said Ashley McDowell, 22, of Granada was a passenger in a 1994 Jeep Cherokee when it rolled at 10:27 p.m. Sunday. The Jeep was being driven on County Road 10 by Coda Ries, 20, of Blue Earth. Deputy Shane Dulac said McDowell was ejected and was found in a be... More>>

UPDATE: 3 seriously hurt in crash north of Blooming Prairie Video included

The Minnesota State Patrol says three people were seriously hurt in a multiple vehicle crash north of Blooming Prairie. More>>

Police: Rochester man allegedly assaulted nurse at hospital

A Rochester man is facing assault charges after he allegedly assaulted a nurse at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. More>>

Gas prices down 4 cents per gallon in the past 2 weeks

The average price of gasoline has dropped four cents per gallon in the last two weeks.According to the latest Lundberg Survey, the national average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded sits at $3.48.
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Deputy injured, inmate killed in shooting at north Iowa hospital

A deputy was injured and an inmate killed in a shooting at a north Iowa hospital. It happened about 8:30 a.m. Saturday in West Union, which is about 25 miles south of Decorah. More>>

New construction project to slow drivers in Winona

A new construction project will slow drivers the next couple days. 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.

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A weekend of health and wellness events in Rochester Video included

As part of the Mayo Clinic Sesquicentennial celebration, hundreds of people will take part in a weekend of health and wellness events in Rochester. More>>

Greek Fest celebrates culture and heritage in Rochester Video included

Ancient Greeks are known for contributing to modern day languages, architecture, inventions and philosophies, and Rochester's Greek community is continuing to bring unique displays of culture to the area with Greek Fest 2014.  More>>

Young hero honored in Charles City Video included

A fourth-grader in Charles City is being hailed a hero Friday after he rushed to get help for a friend who was struck by lightning. More>>

Mayo Clinic president and CEO accepts Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

Mayo Clinic president and CEO, Dr. John Noseworthy, took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge this week after being nominated by KTTC reporter, Mike Sullivan. More>>

3 arrested in Rochester prostitution sting

Three people were arrested in a prostitution sting in Rochester. More>>

2 killed in crash in Goodhue County Video included

A missed stop sign led to a crash that took two lives in Goodhue County. More>>

GOP Gov. candidate Jeff Johnson campaigns in Stewartville

GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson campaigned Thursday at the Dog Days get-together in Stewartville. More>>

Child accidentally locked inside car at Rochester apartment complex

A scare for a Rochester mom when her child was accidentally locked inside a car. More>>

Purse snatched at Rochester restaurant, more than $4,400 stolen Video included

A woman's purse was snatched from a Rochester restaurant, and the thief quickly made off with thousands of dollars.
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2 arrested in drug bust at Preston home

Two people were arrested after drugs and guns were found in a Preston home Thursday night. More>>

Austin fisherman found safe after search Video included

After hours of searching, a missing Austin fisherman has been found safe. More>>

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.
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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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  • Miley Cyrus' date turns self in, posts bail

    Miley Cyrus' date turns self in, posts bail

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:52:06 GMT
    The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail.More >>
    The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night.More >>
  • Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

    Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:09:35 GMT
    Ground teams planned to resume searching Thursday for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia, according to a Virginia State Police spokeswoman.More >>
    The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal...More >>
  • Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

    Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:02:20 GMT
    Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave...More >>
    High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous...More >>
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