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  • Minnesota Rude running rampant on the roads

    Minnesota Rude running rampant on the roads

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Minnesota Nice. The two words paint a glowing picture of the people of the Land of 10,000 Lakes. But is it really true? It's easiest to monitor on the road. And some wouldMore >>
    Minnesota Nice. The two words paint a glowing picture of the people of the Land of 10,000 Lakes. But is it really true? It's easiest to monitor on the road. And some would say: "Just SLOW DOWN!"More >>
  • Homeless teens in Rochester

    Homeless teens in Rochester

    ROCHESTER, Minn (KTTC) -- The number of homeless teenagers in Rochester continues to grow. Rochester school officials say in the past five years, the number of teens without permanent homes has grown fromMore >>
    The number of homeless teenagers in Rochester continues to grow. Rochester school officials say in the past five years, the number of teens without permanent homes has grown from about 115 to nearly 300.More >>
  • Fighting for his sport: A local wrestler battles with his dreams

    Fighting for his sport: A local wrestler battles with his dreams

    KASSON, Minn. (KTTC) -- This is the life of Brady Berge. "You hit the ankle, then you push his head over. You wanna go hard," says Berge. Berge is a freshman wrestler at Kasson-Mantoville with big dreams. "I'mMore >>
    This is the life of Brady Berge.

    "You hit the ankle, then you push his head over. You wanna go hard," said Berge.
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  • Hearts of Hope grief camp helps families heal

    Hearts of Hope grief camp helps families heal

    Danbury, WI (KTTC) --  The Hearts of Hope grief connection is held twice a year, and while the stories of the campers are all different, the heartache they bring with them is very much the same. TheMore >>
    The Hearts of Hope grief connection is held twice a year, and while the stories of the campers are all different, the heartache they bring with them is very much the same.More >>
  • Rules for a Reason: school dress codes

    Rules for a Reason: school dress codes

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC)--It's on their minds as students prepare for the school day... just what to wear... "Today, I wore a shirt that said 'Let's Get Wasted'-I got in trouble for it but I still woreMore >>
    It's on their minds as students prepare for the school day, what to wear to school. But a bigger questions looms for parents, students and school administrators: what is appropriate dress for school?More >>
  • NewsCenter Extra: Rochester AD 2033 - Visions of Rochester

    NewsCenter Extra: Rochester AD 2033 - Visions of Rochester

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- It's the largest economic development project in Minnesota history, and one of the biggest initiatives to hit Rochester. We're talking Destination Medical Center-- an ambitiousMore >>
    All this week, we're talking to visionaries in our community to paint a picture of what the Med City will look like in the year 2033.
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  • NewsCenter Extra: Visions of Rochester - Javon Bea

    NewsCenter Extra: Visions of Rochester - Javon Bea

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Many things may look different in the next 20 years here in the Med City as Mayo Clinic makes multi-billion dollar expansion plans, and as taxpayers funnel hundreds of millionsMore >>
    Many things may look different in the next 20 years here in the Med City as Mayo Clinic makes multi-billion dollar expansion plans, and as taxpayers funnel hundreds of millions into the Destination Medical Center initiative. While not everyone agrees on exactly what will happen, local leaders do agree on one thing: we can expect to see major changes in Rochester in the coming years.More >>
  • NewsCenter Extra: Visions of Rochester - Samuel Prabhakar

    NewsCenter Extra: Visions of Rochester - Samuel Prabhakar

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Now that Destination Medical Center has been set into motion, people have started to dream big dreams for our community. All this week we've been talking to visionaries inMore >>
    All this week we've been talking to visionaries in our community about how DMC will change Rochester-- from architecture, to businesses downtown, to changes in medicine-- over the next twenty years. In this installment, Tom Overlie looks at how technology is set to change the Med City.More >>
  • NewsCenter Extra: Visions of Rochester - Dr. Brad Narr

    NewsCenter Extra: Visions of Rochester - Dr. Brad Narr

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- You travel around the world and chances are, people will know the Mayo Clinic name. It's a history and reputation worth building on. And it's one of the reasons state lawmakersMore >>
    All this week, we're talking to visionaries about the future of our community as it relates to DMC. Recently, KTTC's Tom Overlie met with Mayo Clinic's Medical Director for DMC, Dr. Brad Narr. Where is Mayo Clinic in ten to twenty years?More >>
  • Visions of Rochester - Phil Wheeler

    Visions of Rochester - Phil Wheeler

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- For years, Rochester and Olmsted County leaders have been planning for growth in Rochester. And with the state's approval of nearly 600 million-dollars for the DMC initiative,More >>
    As part of a special series of KTTC NewsCenter Extras, we've talked to some of the visionaries in our community, as we paint a picture of what Rochester might look like in the next 20 years. In this installment, Tom Overlie talks with longtime Rochester-Olmsted County Planning Director Phil Wheeler.More >>
  • DMC Reality Check: Back to Basics

    DMC Reality Check: Back to Basics

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- It hit the airwaves in January, sat in the Legislature for months and reached the Governor's desk in May. Now it's here in Rochester, and it's growing. "It's probably one ofMore >>
    It hit the airwaves in January, sat in the Legislature for months and reached the Governor's desk in May.More >>
  • DMC Reality Check: Making the Plans

    DMC Reality Check: Making the Plans

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Rochester is a city lying in wait. "It's the future of our city, and that makes it pretty important," said Rochester City Council Representative and DMCC Board Member Ed Hruska. WaitingMore >>
    After nearly six months since the Destination Medical Center legislation hit Governor Dayton's desk, Rochester is a city lying in wait.More >>
  • DMC Reality Check: We do it all for the Mayo

    DMC Reality Check: We do it all for the Mayo

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- It's not just Rochester that's changing. "The healthcare industry is going under tremendous changes right now with all the new laws, the Affordable Care Act," said Jim Bier,More >>
    A "public infrastructure project" is defined as "a project financed in part or in whole with public money in order to support the medical business entity's development plans."More >>
  • DMC Reality Check: What about the local guys?

    DMC Reality Check: What about the local guys?

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- There are two centers of power in Downtown Rochester, and they're partners in Destination Medical Center. "I have great respect for the people at the Mayo Clinic, but they'reMore >>
    There are two centers of power in downtown Rochester, and they're both partners in Destination Medical Center. But a big question for both lawmakers and area residents alike is, who should be in charge of the money?More >>
  • DMC Reality Check: Following the dollars

    DMC Reality Check: Following the dollars

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- It's big. It's unprecedented. And it's on the way to Rochester. "The economic impact here can't be overstated, I don't think at all," said Ardell Brede, Rochester Mayor andMore >>
    It's big. It's unprecedented. And it's on the way to Rochester. "The economic impact here can't be overstated, I don't think at all," said Ardell Brede, Rochester Mayor and DMCC Board Member.More >>
  • NewsCenter Extra - The Scare of Your Life: Severe food allergies on the rise

    NewsCenter Extra - The Scare of Your Life: Severe food allergies on the rise

    ROCHESTER, Minn. - (KTTC) "I felt helpless. I work at Saint Mary's Hospital so I got the call at work that he was being brought to Saint Marys." Kristyn Maixner had just received one of the worst phoneMore >>
    A sharp increase in severe food allergies is affecting parents and children across southeastern Minnesota, and is changing the way schools are viewing snacks and lunches.More >>
  • NewsCenter Extra: Sexual harassment in the workplace

    NewsCenter Extra: Sexual harassment in the workplace

    ROCHESTER/ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- Investigators with Minnesota's Dept. of Human Rights (MDHR) are poring over dozens of active complaints of all kinds, and though many center on alleged sexual harassment,More >>
    Investigators with Minnesota's Dept. of Human Rights (MDHR) are poring over dozens of active complaints of all kinds, and though many center on alleged sexual harassment, a Rochester-based employment attorney says there are increasingly more that involve religious or cultural differences as our society becomes more diverse.More >>
  • NewsCenter Extra: Bella's Ruff Day

    NewsCenter Extra: Bella's Ruff Day

    CALEDONIA, Minn. (KTTC)--It's a temptation few dogs can resist-an open door, a fellow canine barking across the street and nothing but the sheer thrill of dodging traffic to get to the other side. ButMore >>
    It's a temptation few dogs can resist-an open door, a fellow canine barking across the street and nothing but the sheer thrill of dodging traffic to get to the other side. But when Bella, a four year old Pekingese, Maltese and Yorkie Mix, escaped the Meiners' home on March 22nd, her risky adventure almost cost her life. More >>
  • NewsCenter Extra - Subway Exit?

    NewsCenter Extra - Subway Exit?

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC)- Every business in the subway-skyway maze linking downtown Rochester has an essence, a purpose, and a passion. Businesses like Carroll's Corn. "We're part of the treatment at theMore >>
    Some businesses fear the feeling of being kept in the dark, of not wanting to say anything that would upset new ownership, and thus hurt their chances of staying in the Rochester subway-skyway system.More >>
  • NewsCenter Extra: Having My Babies

    NewsCenter Extra: Having My Babies

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- When it come to having babies, whether you're talking about fatigue, stretch marks, weight gain, post-partum depression, or a c-section, pregancy leaves its mark on a woman. That'sMore >>
    When it come to having babies, whether you're talking about fatigue, stretch marks, weight gain, post-partum depression, or a c-section, pregancy leaves its mark on a woman. That's the price of bearing children. Yet there are some women making the same sacrifices - so other families can recognize their dreams of having children.More >>
  • NewsCenter Extra: Controversy Surrounding Surrogacy

    NewsCenter Extra: Controversy Surrounding Surrogacy

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Controversy surrounds various elements of reproduction, but people are traveling from all over the world to the United States for a method of family expansion that certainlyMore >>
    Controversy surrounds various elements of reproduction, but people are traveling from all over the world to the United States for a method of family expansion that certainly isn't immune to conflict: surrogacy.More >>
  • NewsCenter Extra: Mystery Man - Javon Bea

    NewsCenter Extra: Mystery Man - Javon Bea

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC)- The Kahler Grand, the Kahler Inn and Suites, the Marriott Rochester and the Residence Inn. Four hotels, all sold. Just like that, 75% of all the rooms for Mayo Clinic patientsMore >>
    The Kahler Grand, the Kahler Inn and Suites, the Marriott Rochester and the Residence Inn. Four hotels, all sold. Just like that, 75% of all the rooms for Mayo Clinic patients downtown, in a sudden state of flux. The investors who put a stake in Rochester have been hard to decipher. That is, until now. The "Mystery Man" and the public face of the new deal.More >>
  • Hooked to Death

    Hooked to Death

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- story This is the face of a young woman who held the world in her hands. Popular, beautiful, athletic, smart, from a good home. This is also the face of a heroin addict. RachaelMore >>
    This is the face of a young woman who had the world in her hands. Popular, beautiful, athletic, smart, from a good home. This is also the face of a heroin addict. Rachael Schlingmann had dreams of becoming a psychologist. But she never achieved that dream.More >>
  • Civilly committing sex offenders

    Civilly committing sex offenders

    ST. PETER/MOOSE LAKE, Minn. (KTTC)-- Clarence Opheim openly admitted to molesting 29 children. in 1988, he was sentenced to four and a half years in prison for molesting an 11-year old boy. Clarence OpheimMore >>
    The U.S. supreme court, along with the Minnesota state supreme court, have both held that keeping sex offenders in custody after serving their prison time does not violate the double jeopardy clause of either the state or the federal constitution.More >>
  • Dressing on a dime

    Dressing on a dime

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC)-- For some of us, shopping for clothes can become an obsession. It is for my producer, Dani Childs and me. But keeping up with fashion can be really expensive. However,More >>
    For some of us, shopping for clothes can become an obsession. It is for my producer, Dani Childs and me. But keeping up with fashion can be really expensive. However,More >>
  • Motocross Racing: Flying High on 2 Wheels

    Motocross Racing: Flying High on 2 Wheels

    NEAR KELLOGG, Minn. (KTTC) -- If you've never been introduced to the sport of motocross, hang on tight. We're going to take you behind the scenes of this action packed ride, as we cruise dirt tracks builtMore >>
    If you've never been introduced to the sport of motocross, hang on tight. We're going to take you behind the scenes of this action packed ride, as we cruise dirt tracks built for racing. So what is it that draws people into this family sport, full of clean fun and competition?More >>
  • Special Report: "Food Detectives" help find contaminated food

    Special Report: "Food Detectives" help find contaminated food

    Eating your favorite food, only to have it make you violently ill. No one wants this kind of misery but 1 in 6 Americans will experience this. You're about to meet some amazing people, Minnesota's "Food Detectives." They investigate where tainted food comes from to make sure you don't get sick again.More >>
  • Special Report: Food Safety, keep you safe

    Special Report: Food Safety, keep you safe

    Fifty years ago you pretty much knew where your food was coming from. But now, you go to a supermarket and it could come from anywhere in the world. So how can you be sure the food you eat is safe?More >>
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